I can only provide some very general info. First of all Long Hunters. There is a great website..Long Hunters and you can find this easily through the web. Just type in Long Hunters.
Every thing that I do know on this subject is due to the scholars and others who publish on this website. I believe that they have an archieve...hope so, cause some very informative stuff has already been published.
The name Long Hunter was coined at some later date and this implies to men (and they were all men) who trekked long distances and were also gone for long periods of time. Adventurous, they made their livelihoods hunting and trapping animals and also trading with the Indians in the process...when they could. Other accounts say the name had to do with their long hunting rifles. I suspect this is not correct.
Daniel Boone is the one that made the history books and some scholars believe this had everything to do with a long reporter who interviewed him late in life and published his account of events and also jazzed things up.
Still, aside from some good spin, Boone and others helped open up the western frontier and served as Scouts and more.
Now the reason that I have a hunch that your Henderson line ties in with the Henderson/Boone line has to do with allied cluster families that I have been tracking.
Thanks to the internet it is amazing how much gen info is now available. And from looking at the research of others like yourself, I can pick up pieces and add them with other pieces and after a while, one can see cluster families and migration patterns emerging.
For example, the Jordans in Fleming Co KY were from PA. And they were kin to the Samuel Jones a Rev War hero, and they were also kin to the Wilburns who in turn were kin to the Crabtrees who in turn were kin to the Teagues....and this is what I mean by cluster families...As you can see with your Teague line, these families connected for many many gernations...a hundred sometimes two hundred years...and in the process younger generations would descend from the same ancestor two or more times....
Wm Crabtree (I recently learned there were four of them)...anyhow one of them m a Teague and also had a daughter named Ann Crabtree b. c 1715 who m William Wilburn.....Their newphew Also named Wm Crabtree of Baltimore Co MD was a known Long Hunter...The Blevins were also known Long Hunters and several Blevins married into the Osborne lines....and some of the Wilburns m into the Blevins families...well it just goes on and on...
So what we have a a number of families who started out in Burke and Chester Co PA....and later were in Baltimore Co MD and from there to Orange Co NC by 1753 and from there back to VA and back and forth....
Anyhow some families known to me are Wilburns, Blevins, Osborns, Hendersons, Walkers, Stones and others and all of these families were related or kin of kin....
I have no info about your Osborns, but I would not be surprised if they were not descendants of these same Osborns...since these families migrated together living in the same communites for so long that folks forget that they are related.
I know that I have written a most confusing mumbo jumbo but it really does add up to the Duck Theory....sure looks like these families that you noted all came from these same Long Hunter family lines...
Now Lois this is NOT to say that your direct ancestors were those noted Long Hunters...they may not have been...But I do think they connect to these families in some fashion.
See, this is what makes sense to me....Some of the Hendersons left PA...We know that Boone and his parents and siblings came out of PA...So these families might have been kin back in PA...dunno???
But there was considerable migration back and forth...And I cannot believe that your Uriah Henderson was not connected to these families...Uriah Stone was also a noted Long Hunter...Any more I am never surprised when some other researcher can prove these kind of connections...so whenever I see a given name that is not a James or William, but something more uncommon like Uriah...I have to wonder if there was a connection between these families and then I log on and see if anyone has any info to make a match...Sometimes this works, other times...nada.
Cheers and more.
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