The information you provided is great.I am going to try and find some time this weekend to work on this.With the line traced so far back I now need to concentrate on confirming that my William Cumpton in Rhea Co was the son of Jeremiah.My William held the office of Clerk in Rhea county although he couldn't read or write.In looking at other decendants of Jeremiah Horn Cumpton I thought I noticed on the Internet that another Compton also held office someplace in Servier County.
I might never know for certain whether my William was son or nephew to Jeremiah Horn. I have been trying to locate William brother to Jeremiah elsewhere but there is a lot of speculation. I know where he was in 1789 but I don't know whether he left the region with his family.Some information indicated he moved to Kentucky but I couldn't confirm this. I can't find Elizabeth Garlick his wife, either.I would expect them to be born about the same time as Jeremiah - about 1760-70 or earlier. 1775 is too late- he had a household in 1789.
It almost appears that the Compton's moved around with a large groupfrom Berks Penn. (mostly Scots Irish) and settled in a few key places.Perhaps tracing some of those other lines will help to locate the other brothers.Jeremiah settled in an area with his in-laws. Perhaps William settled near the Garlicks.
It appears that William and Zachariah may have relocated toRhea to be near in laws-Rebecca Tipton possibly the wife Benjamin Tipton who died in the early 1800sShe is living alone in a home between Zach and William Cumpton in 1830.Perhaps they were working her land or she wanted to live near her daughter.Both wives ofWilliam and Zach were named Susan based on 1850 census.
Thanks again for all of your work.
PS.My home computer and e mail aren't working yet, I hope to get it up and running soon.