Thanks for your "Reelfoot" postings. - Very interesting. - Most absorbing reading.
It gives one pause, as the saying goes.That New Madrid Fault is a fact of life in the area; and the people who live there today are about as much "in the shadow of reoccurrence" as people in San Francisco, CA.
I was especially interested that the location where the Flys and the Capps came to in the 1820's (which is where YOU are today) lies only some 60 miles away from the epicenter at New Madrid, MO.The presumption is that the Fly families and the Capps families were still in MIDDLE Tennessee in 1811 and 1812, when the earthquakes and aftershocks, under discussion, took place. I have felt that John JESSE Fly, b. ca. 1788, first son of Elisha, jr. went down there to the "Chickasaw Indian Lands" about 1820 or 1821 from where he had been in Rutherford Co. for the 1820 Census, listed by his FIRST name, "John".