I have reviewed Comptonology that followed the line of John Compton and Margaret Raemer. According to Comtonology John was born in Hunterdon county New Jersey and from there may have relocated to other areas of NJ then the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, maybe North Carolina and finally Botetourt Virginia near Buchanan where there is a Long Run Creek and road with many old farms.
John lived in Hunterdon/Somerset County NJ because his grandfather Richard married a Dutch woman named Providence Issyelstyne and purchased land in that county. Richard may have elected to settle there near his wife's family about 1711 . Richard, may not have been alone as an uncle or two may also have lived in Hunterdon or neighboring Somerset County so all Hunterdon Comptons may not belong to Richard.. Richard had been born in Monmouth New Jersey in the mid 1600s. He is no longer in the records of Monmouth after 1711 and either died or moved west with his family. Richard's father was William Compton of Monmouth County that had married Mary Brown and William was likely the son of William Compton early planter of Gravesend New York who were Baptists. Richard had a son Issyltyne who married Aaltjie Blaaw also of a Dutch family so the family likely spoke German/Dutch and attended Lutheran Churches.
John apparently was a son of Issyelstyne Compton, grandson of Richard and Providence Issyelstyne Compton. Issyelstyne may have had a first name as it was common to go by one's second name when it was a family name. Jeremiah Horn Compton also went by the name Horn in his early years.
Volume IV No 1 pages 142 through and 144 of Comptonology provides insight into the connection between New Jersey and Virginia Comptons. Apparently a Charles Miller of Iowa provided information to Comptonology in 1947 regarding St Paul Lutheran Church in Pluckemin NJ. He listed the names of members of the church that included George and John Remer, Nathanial Aryes, John and Richard Compton, Thomas Carhart and Henry Van Horne in 1756, about the time John is alleged to have married Margaret Raemer. This pastor Rev. Muehlenberg who later became a General in the Revolutionary War apparently led members of his congregation to Woodstock Virginia. In order to be a pastor and perform marriages in Virginia he had to join the Church of England which he eventually did and his robes are in the Lutheran Museum Mt Airy Philadelphia. The article did not state whether the congregation moved together or individually but clearly the some members relocated.
Mary Carhart was likely the daughter of Thomas but possibly moved with her family to Virginia and married Abraham in Virginia. John may have married first in NJ. to Lydia Carhart but information on the Internet indicated that Mary's mother Lydia died in 1745 shortly after she was born and Mary may not have been the daughter of the Lydia that married JOHN COMPTON.
Issylestyne and Aaltjie likely had more than one son and Richard and Providence likely had more than one son so there were likely brothers and cousins John's age living in Hunterdon/Sommerset counties. Abraham who also settled in Botetourt Virginia about 1770 and died in the war was one of those brothers/cousins and Jeremiah Horn Compton was a son, nephew or cousin of John. I do not believe there is proof beyond that as to his connection to John but I would like to see more.
Jeremiah did marry near Botetourt and indicated he moved west with the Brickey family, likely with Amy Compton who married a Brickey.
Pluckemin was about 15 miles from Brunswick, that likely was the largest town in the area. Pluckemin is close to Hunterdon County but located in Somerset County. This region of New Jersey is adjacent to Scotch Irish settlement in Pennsylvania - specifically the region served by the Nashaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church which founded the first Presbyterian college that later became Princeton. These Scotch Irish famiilies (Weir etc) also took the same trail west and may have been known to the Comptons before they arrived in the Shannendoah Valley or Botetourt. Comptons later married into these Scotch Irish families. Woodstock is in Shenandoah County right in the heartland of Revolutionary fever and also along the trail to Tennessee and Virginia. For many families this and Augusta County were a first step on the pathway to Tennessee and Kentucky.
It was a melting pot of Scotch Irish, German and English settlers as was Botetourt. Many residents of Fredrick Maryland also moved into this region and the NJ Comptons likely met their Maryland cousins. Buchanan in Botetourt County was on the main road west to Tennessee and also at a crossroads with the road to North Carolina, specifically Orange County which was Regulator land and thousands of Scotch Irish Regulators persecuted in NC poured into this region of Virginia.
In the records of the church in Pluckemin, Richard and John Compton were church members in 1754 but Richard could have been a brother, uncle even John's father Isselstynes as Isselstynes would have had a first name. In 1754 land had opened in western Maryland and Virginia and some family members may have headed south and west.
Apparently the Compton family were originally Baptist but after marrying into the Dutch and German families the family of Richard Compton switched to Lutheran. According to Comptonology Amy Compton Brickey attended a Pigeon River Baptist Church in Cocke County Tennessee and Jeremiah Horn was also Baptist as he attended the Baptist church in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, Sevier County.
Jeremiah apparently married Elizabeth Layman in the mid 1780s and relocated to Sevier area of Tennessee (French Broad) about 1790 where they found horrible Native attacks. Amy relocated to the north in Cocke county and attended the Primitive Baptist church, Jeremiah may also have relocated for a time but returned to the Sevier area and lived near Pigeon Forge until he died in the mid 1800s. He reportedly left a Bible with the names Joseph, Zachariah and William plus three unreadable names. Do you know who has this Bible?
I still am puzzeled by this family. My line is traced to William Compton born 1788 from Rhea County who may have been Jeremiah's second son. The records burned in Sevier County so it may never be known but William served with Samuel Weir in the war of 1812 from this area of Tennessee and I believe it is very likely he is either a son or nephew of Jeremiah. Was Jeremiah John's son? I think it likely but his uncle/cousin also lived in the same area and he could have been Abraham's son although Abraham seems too young. Do you know of any primary sources that link Jeremiah to John? Have you viewed the records of St. Paul's Church and do they list him as the son of John and Lydia? I know William filed for his mother to settle the estate but I only saw information linking Joseph and William.