This will be long--but here's some of what I have. All the researchers of his line, of which I am one, call this John Lemmon, Lemmon's Bend John, to distinguish him from all the other John Lemon/Lemmon/Lamons. We call him Lemmon's Bend John because he settled on a bend of the Green River in Green Co KY (later Taylor Co KY)--if you look on a map of Taylor Co KY you will see the bend in the Green River (part of the boundary between Green Co KY and Taylor Co KY) that is still known today as Lemmon's Bend. Lemmon's Bend John first owned 225 acres of land on west side of Brocks Creek in Rockingham Co VA (per Rockingham Co VA, Abstract of Surveys, pg. 269) --"John Lemon, 225 acres. Brock Creek. Adjoining John Thomas, Samuel Conner, Michael Fords. May 2, 1774." On page 68 of Rockingham Co. VA. Land Records for 1806, page 68, I found the following, "Between John Daugerty and wife of the county of Rockingham and State of Virginia ---- one part and Leonard Painter of the same place of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John and Elizabeth Daugherty for the consideration of the sum of thirty five pounds current money in hand doth bargain and sell unto the said Leonard Painter and his heirs one certain part or parcel of land containing twenty acres being part of a larger tract containing two hundred and twenty acres first granted to John Lemon by patent dated September 1st 1780 and was by said Lemon conveyed to Solomon Matthews by deed of _____and was by said Matthews conveyed to said John Daugherty by deed of Bargain and sale dated____lying in the said County of Rockingham on the West side of Brocks Beginning at his black oaks S29 W61 1/2 poles to the pattened line and with the same S37 E49 1/2 poles to the Beginning." A Power of Attorney dated 1782 in Rockingham Co VA from John Lemon to John Thomas to sell 225 acres on Brock's Creek to Solomon Mathews. This Power of Attorney is signed by John Lemon (with a cursive "L" mark-- looks almost like a figure 8--he used this mark on later legal documents), WIT: John Hunter, George Spears Jr., and Roger Mc___ckn. One researcher of Lemmon's Bend John, Dixie McMillen, found the concrete legal tie between Lemmon's Bend John in Green Co KY and the John Lemon that owned, and sold, 225 acres on Brocks Creek in Rockingham Co VA, by finding in Green Co KY legal records, a Power of Attorney dated 18 July 1815, from John Lemons of Green Co KY to Solomon Mathus of Rockingham Co VA concerning the sale of "225 acres in Rochingham Co VA. Where John Doherty resides."
John Lemon/Lemmon, aka Lemmon's Bend John, then moves to Washington Co TN (then Washington Co NC) where on the first Saturday in September 1783, as stated in the Cherokee Creek Baptist Church records, John and Elizabeth Lemon are shown as charter member of the church. http://www.wagsnetn.org/members-only-2/cherokee-creek/
There are numerous land records showing John Lemon/Lamon/Laymon buying and selling land, to and from, various names mentioned in the Cherokee Creek Baptist Church records, from 10 Nov 1784 - 11 Nov 1795. We have from several sources that John Lemmon Jr. (my 4th great-grandfather) and Magdalene Hiestand were married c1791 in Washington Co NC (became Washington Co TN in 1796), their oldest son, John O./Q. Lemmon was born there, 25 Feb 1792.
John Lemon/Lemmon, aka Lemmon's Bend John, then moves to Green Co KY (Alice M. Jackson, of Casper WY did much of the early research on Lemmon's Bend John's history in Green Co KY--Alice passed away several years ago, we owe a debt of gratitude to her for sharing her research). All of Lemmon's Bend John's known children moved with him to Green Co KY, and as they came of age, are shown in the various records of that county. 1796 Green Co KY Tax List: Lemon, John Sr.--Green River - 2m over 21, 1m over 16; Lemon John Jr.--Green River - 1m over 21; Lemon, Abner (Abraham)--1m over 21. 1800 Green Co KY Tax List: Lemmon, Abraham; Lemmon, Daniel; Lemmon John Sr.; Lemmon, Rudin; Lemmon, John Jr. Green Co KY Deed Books: Book 5, page 128 - 5 Nov 1806 - Nathan Montgomery of Adair Co to John Lemon of Green Co in bend of Green River bounded as follows (same as Knox survey of 25 Nov 1797) teste: David Donan; Joshua Atkinson; Ben Brister (or Bruster); John E. King; John Emerson; Wm I. Adair. 1810 Green Co KY Census: Lemon, John; Lemon, Daniel; Lemon, Rudy (Rudien); Lemon Isaac; Lemon, David (this is probably Jacob). 1815 Green Co KY Tax List: Lemmon, John J. (this has to be John O./Q. Lemmon because his father John Lemmon Jr. d 27 Sep 1813, and his son John O./Q. Lemmon was deeded his father's land, by his grandfather John Lemmon Sr.); Lemmon, Jacob; Lemmon, Rudy (Rudien); Lemmon, Daniel; Lemmon, John Sr. Green Co KY Deed Books: Book 5, pg 362 - 20 Aug 1806, John Lemmon to son Jacob - 180 acres; Book 6, pg 468 - 27 Sep 1813, John Lemmon Sr. to heirs of John Jr. dec'd - 240 acres; Book 7, pg 413 - 28 Dec 1816, John Lemmon to Wm. Moore - $525 - 165 acres; Book 7, pg 413 - 28 Dec 1816, John Lemmon Sr. to heirs of son Isaac, John to hold lifetime interest - 100 acres; Book 8 pg 228 - 29 Jun 1817, John Lemmon Sr. to grandchildren Jacob, David and Betsy Lemmon (children of Abraham Lemmon) - 190 acres; Book 8, pg 282-283 - 9 May 1818, John Lemmon Sr. to Rudian - 166 acres; Book 8, pg 435-436 - 16 Sep 1818, John Sr. sells to Robt. Moore, $400 - 100 acres. Since 16 Sep 1818 was the last legal transaction of Lemmon's Bend John made, I base his death date as being after that date.
This getting to be really long--I have much more info on the descendants of Rudolph and Frena Lehman and I'm willing to share all I know with you. A descendant of Lemmon's Bend John, and a descendant of David Lamons b c1744, did DNA tests and they are exact matches. A descendant of Robert Lemmon (said to be the brother of a John Lemmon of Green Co KY) did a DNA test and are NOT a match to Lemmon's Bend John's descendant. This erroneous story about three brothers https://familysearch.org/photos/stories/4463379
has been perpetuated over the years, and was the reason for my research on the various Lemmon-by-any-spelling lines, to rule out the ones my Lemmon's Bend John DIDN'T belong to.
Here's what I know about our Lehman/Lemmon/Lemon ancestry that is backed up by documents. My direct line is marked with an *
*Rudolph "Rude" Lehman d before 7 June 1770, York Co PA, wife Frena mentioned in Rudolph's will dated 10 October 1766, and an agreement between Rudolph & Freny and their son Christopher/Christian Lehman, dated 10 October 1766. The agreement laid out the sale of Rudolph & Fena's farm to their son Christopher/Christian, and how and what Christopher/Christian was to provide for his mother, Frena, until her death. Rudolph's farm in York Co PA stayed in his heirs hands until 1858, when Rudolph's great-grandson, Jacob Lehman, died and the farm was sold.
The children mentioned in Rudolph Lehman's will (probably in order of birth) were: 1 John, 2 Nancy/Nanny, 3 David, 4 Barbara, and 5 Christopher/Christian. Also laid out was how Christopher/Christian was to pay his siblings for their part of the farm.
Rudolph Lehman m Frena unknown - were Mennonites
1 *John Lehman/Lemon m Elizabeth unknown-lived in Rockingham Co VA 1774-1783, Washington Co TN 1783-1795, and Green Co KY 1795-death.
1 *John Lemmon Jr. b c1773 VA m Magdalena Hiestand - she was of Mennonite ancestry
2 Abraham Lemmon m Barbara unknown (Barbara later married Archibald Skaggs)
3 Rudien Lemmon b c1779 m Elizabeth Hiestand - she was sister of Magdalena Hiestand
4 Daniel Lemmon b c1779 d bfr 1830 Jackson Co TN m1 Susanna Gimlin m2 Agness "Nancy" Black - Daniel was prosecuted by Barbara Hiestand McFarrin for bastardy Green Co KY 9 Jul 1805 - Barbara was sister of Magdalena and Elizabeth Hiestand (child was a male)
5 Jacob Lemmon b c1780 VA m Mary Smith
6 Isaac Lemmon b 1781 m Elizabeth Moore
2 Nancy/Nanny Lehman - nothing known about this child
3 David Lehman/Lamon b c1744 m Catherine Sliger/Schleiffer-lived in Shenandoah Co Va, Washington Co TN
1 David Lamon Jr.
2 Christian (Charley) Lamon b c1770/79 m Eve Tossen
3 Fanny Lamon b c1778 m Peter Click
4 John Lamon b c1780 m Rachel Broyles
5 Elizabeth Lamon b c1780/90 m Jacob Varner
6 Abraham Lamon/Lemon b c1780/89
7 Joseph Lamon/Laymons b c1784 VA m Elizabeth French
8 Emanuel Lamon b c1789 TN m Mary French
9 Catherine Lamon b c1790 m John Cole
10 Samuel Lamon/Lemmons b c1790/1800 m Lydia Boothe
11 Jacob Lamon b 6 Sep 1791 m Catherine Sliger
4 Barbara Lehman b 27 May 1747 m Daniel Strickler-lived in Shenandoah Co VA
1 Sarah Strickler
2 Elizabeth Strickler
3 Daniel Strickler
4 Anna Barbara Stickler
5 Christian/Christopher Strickler
6 John Strickler
7 Heinrich Strickler
8 Joseph Strickler
9 Jacob Strickler
5 Christian Lehman m Catherine Newcomer-lived in Helam Twp, York Co PA
1 Abraham Lehman m Catherine unknown
1 Susan Lehman b c1805 m Christian Snyder
2 Jacob Lehman b c1778 m Magdalena unknown
3 Susanna Lehman 15 Oct 1781 m Peter Freed/Fried
4 John Lehman b c1782 m Elizabeth unknown
1 Eliza Lehman
5 Christian Lehman m Barbara Mellinger-lived in Helam Twp, York Co PA
1 Jacob Lehman b c1803 m Mary Lognecker Brandt-lived in Helam Twp, York Co PA (this Jacob Lehman inherited Rudolph Lehman's land--the land was sold in 1858 when Jacob Lehman died--this was done to payoff debts)
2 Catherine Lehman c c1806 m George Ermold/Arnold
3 Elizabeth Lehman b 10 May 1807 m Jacob Wolf Jr.
4 Barbara Lehman b c1809 m Peter Ermold/Arnold
5 Christian Lehman
6 Susanna Lehman
6 Henry Lehman m Susanna Arnold/Ermold
1 John Lehman
2 Polly Lehman
3 Henry Lehman
4 Samuel Lehman
5 Peggy Lehman
6 Elizabeth Lehman
7 Daniel Lehman
8 Susanna Lehman
Now to *John Lemmon Jr. m Magdalena Hiestand (she m2 Jacob Fry in Spencer Co IN 14 November ?) and their children:
1. John O/Q Lemmon b 25 Feb 1792 TN d 24 Mar 1854 Taylor Co KY m Mary Yarborough 17 Mar 1822 Barren Co KY
2. Elizabeth Lemmon b 15 Jan 1795 d by 1876 m John Biggerstaff
3. Unknown Female b c 1784-1794
4. Mary B. Lemmon b 25 May 1797 d ? still alive in 1855 unm
5. Abraham Lemmon b 15 Jun 1799 d 5 Jan 1874 m Patsy Raach 18 Feb 1820 Green Co KY
6. Jacob Lemmon b 1 Jun 1802 (we have nothing more on this child)
7. *Daniel Lemmon b 18 Jun 1804 Green Co KY d 23 Mar 1863 Vermillion Co IN m Martha "Patsy" Rice 5 Jun 1825 Warrick
7.1 *Nancy Ann Lemmon b c 1826 IN d 29 Feb 1884 (her first three children were illigitimate)
7.1.2 *William Perry Lemmon b 31 Aug 1849 Vermillion Co IN m Elizabeth Ellen Phillips
220.127.116.11 *Ray William Lemmon b 3 Dec 1895 White Rock, OK Territory m Ruble Bryant
18.104.22.168.1 *Jacque Elizabeth Lemmon b 1921 m Vernon Metz
22.214.171.124.1.1 Kelle Ann Metz (me)
8. Anna H. Lemmon b 16 Oct 1806 d 14 Aug 1888 Douglas Co IL m Henry Fry/Frye 20 December 1827 Spencer Co IN
9. Henry C. Lemmon b 2 Apr 1807 KY d ? still alive 1876 m1 Phoebe ? m2 Mary Holaday 9 Apr 1833 Vermillion Co IN
10. Rudien M. Lemmon b 13 Feb 1813 KY d 6 Mar 1889 Saline Co MO m Matilda ?
(All the above birth info for children of John Lemmon Sr and Magdalena Hiestand, from the Fry Family Bible in possession of Effie Fry Riley, Tuscola IL)