I am trying to trace a Jett ghost, too. One of the thing I understand about our colonial families is that they were highly motivated and highly mobile moving from VA or between VA and the Carolinas, TN and KY. I am wondering if your Issac and my James Jett could be related? The problem is I don't know a lot of Jett related surnames - except the the degree the Jetts, Normans, Tripletts and Brownings seem to be closely aligned.
James Jett was the father of John and Alice/Alcie. Alice m in 1793 in Culpeper, VA. to Courtney Norman. Circa 1800 they removed to Knox County, TN with 3 children and thence had three more. And their daughter Alcey/Alice Norman married William Jett, the son John Jett, mentioned aove, in TN. Both women died there; both men remarried there. There was a Jett cemetery in Knox County that was paved over many years ago.
With a child who married in 1793, it is possible that James and Issac are related. Unfortunately I have not progressed to a point that I know the names of the wives of John and James Jett.
I did find one of your names in Old Buncombe County, NC. Searcy is in one of the fmaily files. At one tim Old Buncombe County included the western half of the state. This genealogy society has its own library and hundreds of books and records from VA to GA. Databases were compiled and online of family surnames in family files and the holdings in the library. These books are not loaned. You can research the library in-house of ask the volunteer. The cost to do research is very reasonable. I was amazed at soe of my family sunames I recognize. http://www.obcgs.com/
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