New info. Benjamin Schoonover signed for Aaron Hand on a land survey 10-25-1785 Hampshire CO VA. Ephram son of Aaron Hand sold this land 1805 as a resident of Bourbon Co KY. Ann wife of Aaron had remarried Jeremiah Prather. Aaron was stated to be deceased. It seems Aaron was from NJ/NY and would be a contempary of Benjamin. Ephram was under 45 on the 1810 census but over 45 on the 1820 census. This now provides a conncetion between Benjamin and the Hand family. Aaron may be a brother to a James Hand, also in Hardy/Hampshire Cos. Both removed to Montgomery Co Ky before 1800 or earlier with perhaps a Jeremiah Hand. Maybe this wil lead to the discovery of the parents of Mary.