I think there are a few errors in the early Hon genealogy. For one the family did not come to Kentucky in 1720. That would be much too early for any settlers. The first permanant settlement wasn't until 1774 and Nicholas County didn't exist until 1799. I believe a more accurate story is that the family came to Pennsylvania from Germany in the mid 18th century. There was a Peter Hahn or Haan who had a will I believe in 1766 near or in Philadlphia. It was stated that it was written in German.
Joseph Hon (Haan in church record) and Maria Knodler were married January 27, 1765 in Philadelphia. They didn't come to Kentucky until 1779 or 1780. Jonas supposedly came along about the same time. I don't think Joseph was born in 1758, probably closer to 1748 or earlier.
I'm not sure where the early information on the Hons comes from, but no one seems to have any records to prove these statements. I've seen it published in some old Hon histories from Illinois, but no documentation is included.
Someone who applied to DAR, Lyda Faulkner, who was a descendant of joseph Hon Jr. and Eleanor Cave claimed to have the german bible of the family. I haven't seen her file, so I don't know if copies of the pages were included. The only thing I have seen is the old page written in the late 1800s talking about the family's captivity with the Indians. Catherine Hon first married Johann Karl Manger (Charles Monger) in Canada then she married Joseph Ferriss. She is buried in Colchester.
Can you post the pension file? Was this when Joseph Hon Sr. was living in Montgomery Co., KY?
My family is connected to Catherine Hon the Indian captive. Thanks.
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