You and I, Joyce, have been discussing this privately. - For there to be no misunderstanding, I will say here that the records that I have, mentioning George and Nathan Rochell Fly, are in the so-called "Blue-book" volumes of Court-records for CARROLL CO., TN.If you have GIBSON CO. records for those two, they are additional records to the ones I know about.
My son James Alan "Jim" Fly found the Fly references in these "Blue-book" volumes in the 1960's when Vivian and I visited the Tennessee State Archives.
George Fly appears on the Road Committee on March 10, 1828.Nathan Rochell appears on Jury Duty on June 9, 1828.These two fall out of sight in MY collected records, but some of the Forum may have OTHER records pertaining to these two which might be helpful in "placing" them into the family connection.
With the way that the county lines moved around in that area of Carroll, Gibson and Weakley, the Orphan records you cite having found reference to could well be in Gibson, as you state, without any contradiction coming into the matter from the original records being in Carroll.As you know, I nourish the hope that we can re-visit your Orphan Records to learn the name(s) of the Fly parents that George and Lavina (or is it Lavinia?) Fly, were the Orphans of.The Index to the records could WELL not reveal this, but it is to be hoped and expected that the FULL COURT RECORD would spell this out. We all know that there are many times that we can find an index record; but cannot find the WHOLE, MORE INFORMATIVE record of the Court's action in the matter.
I wonder if this is something Joe Stout may know about or have access to the pertinent records. Lacking a specific date, which Joyce has been unable to give us, the 1830's Court records for Gibson, Carroll and Weakley need to be gone over carefully to re-find that record and extract every ounce of meaning that can reasonably be deduced.
One of the Forum members has touched on a Fly/Roach connection by a marriage touching on the Lexington, TN. area.She has not been able to give me enough to go on to make a connection, but it seems that we are in the same area of the (Fly) family here. We are in great need of some detective work in the Lexington records to find someone knowledgeable or something in the records of the place.