Sometimes I find that plugging in information which isn't substantiated by facts/documents, will bring me to something that either a. proves it full of hogwash, or b. proves it to be true, or c. leaves me with egg on my face for even supposing such a thing!
So today I'm going to suppose Martha Kennon Clack could have married Austin Hightower. And when I look at how many different dates are given for the siblings of Spencer Clack, she has some Ancestry trees giving her date of birth as 1741 to 1745 and as late as 1751. The only catch to these earlier dates is that her mother, Mary Kennon Clack, was born 1n 1728, and got married in 1743. That would put Martha's birth until her mother was at least 15 years old.
One set of trees uses Richmond, Wise County VA as her birth place, while another set says Brunswick County, VA. Since all the other Clacks of her generation were born in Brunswick, that would be my first preference.
There is one record which lists Austin Hightower as marrying Martha (no maiden name) in 1861. Austin was born in 1698 on this one record that a exists for Martha.
Austin has records of a marriage to Jane Oldham, in 1744. And they had 3 children.
So I'm fortunately visiting the Chatham County seat in Pittsboro NC, and today (the 23rd) will go to the library and talk to a genealogist. Since Martha Hightower, as well as Auston, has been listed as dying in Chatham County NC, maybe I can find out where their graves would have been located.
And I did find a bit more information about the son of Auston Hightower, named Henry. He was part of the American Revolution, but on the Tory side, and was hung for having "murdered" a patriot.
I saw the original will of Auston Hightower (and he signed his name spelling it that way. So I've changed my records to reflect that spelling (though of course nobody else will probably.)
And since my guess is that Martha is a sister of Spencer Clack, then she's only my aunt six times great.