From my research, I believe that he "landed" and stayed in Tennessee because he had family there. He did serve in the War of 1812 in West Tenn. under Wynne. I have other information that I am working hard to prove. There are many who are interested in this family. I receive emails, messages, phone calls, letters, etc. often. It is a tough one, but I finished everything else in my lines that i possibly could and then came back to it. It would be great to receive other input, but so far, I have only my own. When it is as accurate as I can make it to my satisfaction, i intend to offer to all family members, hoping that others may add to or take from it as the records dictate.Good luck to you.