Crockett

Crockett

The Crockett’s are a very interesting family yet confusing genealogy wise. They played na important part in the history of southern Virginia and are honorably mentioned in almost every book of historical nature during their era.

Your direct ancestors, Mary Crockett Kent, had 3 brothers who became colonels and one a Major. Her grandfather, father and a brother are named Joseph Louis Crockett. If while reading the articles one follows the family group sheet and watch their dates of birth closely,it will help to understand their proper place in the family tree from the beginning.

White Cemtery (sometimes called Crockett Cem.) , Thawsville, Montgomery Co. VA

Family

Inscription: Our Great Grandparents
Joseph 1697-1767 , Jane de Viguia 1703-1792 , Our Grandparents Col. Hugh 1730-1816 , Rebecca L. 17 49-1836 , Children of H. & E. , Robert L. 1887-1891 , Bertha G. 1897-1902
CROCKETT

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Col. Joseph Crockett (1742- 1829)

(brother of Mary Crockett, who married Jacob Kent- Mary & Jacob direct ancestors of the Crawford’s)

Among the large train of Revolutionary soldiers who followed the track of empire westwardly, was Col. Joseph Crockett, of Albemarle county. Virginia. He was born in Albemarle county in 1742, He received fairly good educational advantages for that period. His father, Joseph Crockett, came to Virginia in the first half of the century. He followed teaching as his profession and taught a high school near Charlottesville. Joseph Crockett was his oldest son.

In 1774 Joseph Crockett went as a private soldier with Gen. Andrew Lewis and was engaged in the battle of Point Pleasant. This-was one of the most important of all the battles in the West. It was there that General Lewis met the Indians under the celebrated chief Cornstalk, and after a fight of nearly a whole day the Indians were put to flight.

In 177 5 the county authorities of Albemarle directed that two companies be raised for the defense of the western section of the state. One company was to be stationed at Point Pleasant, where the Kanawha and Ohio rivers unite. Gen. William Russell was appointed captain of one of these companies and Joseph Crockett lieutenant. In the winter of’7 5 they were discharged and they were ordered to raise two new companies for the
Continental army. Joseph Crockett was appointed captain, of one of these companies and on the 5th of May, 177 6, served in Virginia. In 177 6 the regiment was marched to Philadelphia. That year he was appointed major and raised two companies for Gen. Daniel Morgan’s rifle regiment. He took part in the battle of Monmouth, fought June 20, 1778, and after this battle was promoted to the rank oflieutenant-colonel, and so remained until October, 1780, when, by resolution of congress the army was reorganized and Colonel Crockett was reduced to the rank of captain. He was with Gates at the surrender of Burgoyne in ’77. He was engaged in the battles of Brandywine, Princeton and Trenton, and was with Washington at Valley Forge, where there sprung up between Colonel Crockett and General Washington a warm friendship, which lasted until the end oftheir lives.

He was wounded in the arm at the siege of Yorktown in 1782.

In 1779 Colonel Crockett was directed by the state of Virginia to raise a regiment, of which he became lieutenant-colonel, to proceed down the Ohio river to Kentucky and Illinois to assist George Rogers Clark.
He raised the regiment, which was known as the Illinois or Crockett Regiment, and served for eighteen months with General Clark. He was in many of the battles with the Northwestern Indians on the Miami river, and helped to destroy Chillicothe and other towns in the northwestern territory on the Wabash. In one of the battles in which he fought he had two horses shot under him by the sharpshooters, and it was admitted that he had been in as many fights and skirmishes as any officer in the Revolutionary army.

In 1784 he moved to Kentucky and settled first between Cumberland Gap and Crab Orchard. He remained there only a short time, and moved to Jessamine county and settled on lands near the Union Mills. His son, Robert Crockett, built the Union Mills and Col. Joseph Crockett built the old stone house on the banks of Hickman creek, which is now standing and was lately occupied by Dr. Jasper, a descendant of Sergeant Jasper, who was put to death at Savannah by the British.

Colonel Crockett was appointed by Mr. Jefferson as United States Marshal for the district of Kentucky. He held this office for two terms. When the applications were read to Mr. Jefferson for this office, his eye dropped upon that of Joseph Crockett. He said, “Joseph Crockett; honest Joseph Crockett; you need go no further, he shall have the appointment.” Immediately after his removal to Kentucky he at once assumed a prominent place in the development and in the government of the new state. In I 786-1790 he represented Fayette in the Virginia Legislature. He was also appointed magistrate of Fayette county in 1792, along with Percival Butler. He was a member of the first legislature from Fayette county, in 1792, ’93, ’94, and ’95. Under the Constitution of 1792 he was elected one of the senators. These senators were chosen by electors elected for that purpose.

In 1792 a project was organized for the clearing and improvement of the Wilderness Road, under Col. John Logan and James Knox. The subscriptions for that purpose at that time would probably be the highest evidence of public spirit. Among them are the names oflsaac Shelby, for 3 pounds; Robert Breckinridge, 2 pounds 8 shillings; George Nicholas, 2 pounds 8 shillings: John Brown, 2 pounds 8 shillings; Joseph Crockett, 1 pound 18 shillings; Robert Patterson, 1 pound 10 shillings; G. M. Bedinger, 18 shillings; Samuel McDowell, 1 pounds shillings, and a large number of other prominent names.

He represented Fayette county in the convention called in 1788 at Danville, to consider separation from Virginia. Although at frrst opposed to separation. Colonel Crockett was convinced by the arguments of John Marshall of the propriety of this separation.

The question in this convention was, whether there should be a violent separation from Virginia, or whether the separation should be legal and on constitutional grounds. It was in this convention that Colonel Crockett became alarmed at the speeches of John. Brown and General Wilkinson. He left his seat in the convention, hurried to Lexington and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday secured the signatures of several hundred citizens of Fayette county remonstrating against separation from Virginia without her consent, when he returned and presented this petition to the convention. After it was read General Wilkinson saw that he was in opposition to the wishes of the people and yielded to what was the inevitable.

Colonel Crockett, being then United States Marshal, arrested Aaron Burr in 1806, under proceedings by Joseph Hamilton Daveis against Aaron Burr. Colonel Crockett’s commission bore the signature of General Washington and was handed to him by La Fayette, and when La Fayette visited Kentucky in 3825 he tlrrew his arms around Colonel Crockett at Frankfort and they wept with each other like children. Col. Joseph Crockett, Col. Anthony Crockett and Gen. Peter Dudley rode in a carriage with La Fayette from Frankfort to Lexington. Colonel Crockett introduced a large number of old Revolutionary soldiers to General La Fayette at the reception given him by Mr. Wickliffe.

As General La Fayette passed by a hotel in the parade, Maria Henderson, a little girl twelve years of age, a granddaughter of Colonel Crockett, and from Jessamine county, from the window of the hotel sang, “Hail to the Chief Who in Triumph Advances.” The fresh, young voice of the little girl had a wonderful attraction for General La Fayette. He requested that the carriage should be stopped and as he listened to the song from the lips of the child, tears streamed down his cheeks. He said that it was the sweetest act of homage ever paid him.

Colonel Crockett was pensioned by the United States Government. In company with other soldiers in the Revolutionary war, he received several thousand acres of land from the government and shortly before his death his pension was increased to $600 a year. He enjoyed it only for twelve months. When visiting his daughter, Mrs. Augustine Bower, at Georgetown, he was seized with a fatal illness and died there.

The following letter written by a Revolutionary soldier to Maj. Daniel B. Price, will be interesting as it refers to many characters prominent in Jessamine county at that time.

Near Georgetown, Scott county, Ky.,
Nov. 20, 1829.

Dear Friend: I was pained that I had not the pleasure of seeing you at the burial of Col. Joseph Crockett, six weeks ago in Jessamine county. I have learned from your letter that you were very sick at the time of his burial and unable to get out of bed. He died at the home of Dr. Bower, his son-in-law. For tlrree weeks, or more, previous to his death, he repeatedly informed his friends that he viewed himself as a dying man; that he was not afraid to meet death at any moment. A few days after he was taken with his last illness, and while he was able to walk about the room, his eye sight failed him. He took the Rev. Isaac Reed to be you and ordered him to bring your son, Joseph, to see him, as he had not seen him for some months. On my telling him that you were detained in Jessamine, but would probably be up Friday, he quietly fell into a sleep. He slept about an hour, and waked and had a severe coughing spell. It was at this time that he drew his breath with great difficulty, and the agony he was in was so great that in two hours after he had awakened from sleep he died, Capt. William Christy, Maj. John T. Pratt, Maj. William Johnson, Capt. WilHam Smith, of Bourbon, and the Rev. John Hudson and Mr. Reed, were present in the room when he died.

When he was dying I noticed him put his head a little back, closed his eyes as if going to sleep and expired, at the ripe age of 83. His remains were taken to his home in Jessamine and buried with the honor suitable to the memory of a brave and patriotic man, who served his country bravely in the Revolutionary war. The order of procession to the grave was as follows:

The hearse with the military escort, attended by music, on each flank. The relatives, the ladies, the citizens, the fine volunteer company from Georgetown, commanded by Maj. William Johnson, with Capt. ThomaCogar’s company from Nicholas-ville, the whole conducted by Col. John T. Pratt, marshal of the day. At the grave the usual ceremonies took place by the firing ofthirteen rounds by Captains Graves and Leslie Combs,
of Lexington, who, at the head of the gun squad, fired at intervals during the services at the grave. There were present more than a thousand persons with carriages and horses. Such was the good order and decorum
preserved that not the slightest accident occurred. At the close of the ceremonies the Rev. John Hudson delivered a brief address touching the high character of CoL Crockett as a citizen, neighbor and friend-a
model of virtue and morality, cherished in the affections of all who knew him. Though his manly form lies low in death, his many virtues, his patriotic example, shall continue to abide in the memory of the living. Such, my dear friend, is a brief account of the burial of your father-in-law, Col. Joseph Crockett.

Very truly your friend,
B. S. CHAMBERS.
Daniel B. Price, Nicholasville, Ky.

Colonel Crockett was a man of splendid physique, six feet three inches in height, spare but muscular, dark hair, sallow complexion, with keen, piercing, black eyes; roman nose and thin, expressive lips. The many
offices to which he was elected in Fayette and Jessamine counties evince in what high esteem he was held by those who knew him. He always wore a long, blue cut-a-way coat with brass buttons, with knee breeches and
black silk stockings and heavy silver shoe buckles. As was the custom among the gentlemen at that early period, he wore a cue falling down his back between his shoulders, tied with a blue ribbon.

Colonel Crockett was buried on his old home place, where had preceded him to the tomb his wife and children. The brick house which he built; in the early part of the century still stands near the grave-yard and
is the property of Mr. John Baker, formerly owned by Otho Roberts. A few years since, his grandson, Col. Bennett H. Young, had erected around it an iron fence.

The following letter, written by Maj. Benjamin Netherland, who was then a resident ofNicholasville, will be both amusing and interesting:

Nicholasville, Ky., October 7, 1826.

My Dear Friend: I was very much pained on hearing that your cut on the leg has not improved since I was to see you in April last. I was sorry that your wounded leg prevented you from being in Lexington last year,
when the Marquis de I a Fayette was given one of the greatest and grandest receptions I ever witnessed. More than ten thousand people marched in line to receive on the big road leading from Frankfort to Lexington. He
rode in a fme four-horse carriage accompanied by Governor Desha, Col. Anthony Crockett, Col. Joseph Crockett, Genl. Peter Dudley, and many other gentlemen who rode on horseback and acted as a guard of honor in the rear of the carriage. More than forty-six years ago I was in Charleston when he landed there in 1777, a young man from France on his way to offer his services to General Washington to fight for the liberties of the
people of our country. In Charleston he was received with becoming respect and honor, the people everywhere were loud in their praise of the young French soldier-but his reception was nothing in comparison to the
reception given him by the patriotic people of Lexington last May. When General La Fayette got into Lexington the rush of many of the old soldiers was truly exciting. Everywhere his carriage was stopped by the
surviving veterans who had served with him and Washington at Monmouth, Trenton, Brandywine and Little York. Everyone was anxious to see La Fayette. It just seemed that there was no other actor in the great
revolutionary drama who had been so near to the heart of Washington as General La Fayette. When the great dinner given to the general in the city limits was over, I went to Mr. Wickliffs house with Cols. Joseph and
Anthony Crockett to pay my respects to the young man, forry-seven years ago. I introduced to Col. William Moultry who was putting Charleston in fighting trim to resist the British fleet which I learned while in Cuba
was to sail fi·om Jamaca under Admiral Parker and bombard Charleston. I brought this intelligence which I hastened to give Colonel Moultrie, who immediately commenced putting the town in a proper state for
defending every place along the harbor. On arriving at Mr. Wickliffs house Joe Crockett first introduced me to George Washington LaFayette, the son of the general. His son looked like a man who had seen much mental
trouble; he seemed to be pleased at the reception given to his father, but was not a man to talk, was stiff and I thought not an intelligent man whatever, but a proud, weak man. When Colonel Crockett brought me into the parlor of Mr. Wickliffs house, General La Fayette, he introduced me as the young man “Netherland” who forty-seven years before had made him known to Colonel Moultry who in 1776 and 1777 had command at
Charleston. He remembered me introducing him to Moultry and my going as far as Charlotte with him, as he went through Richmond to Philadelphia, he received me very warmly, shedding tears as he did when meeting
with Anthony and Joe Crockett. He asked my age. I told him I was just in my seventieth year; he then informed me he was 69 years of age and felt that his health had greatly improved since he had revisited America. When I bid him farewell I, in company with the two Crocketts and Robert B. McAfee, lieutenant-governor, all went and bid the general a long farewell. The general shed tears and in fact every one who was present cried. Dosia, my wife, kissed the general and we separated, never to see General La Fayette again on earth.

Hundreds of the people of Lexington in talking of La Fayette cried out aloud. The ladies especially shed tears when taking leave of the great friend of Washington.

Very truly your friend,
B. NETHERLAND
Capt. Thomas W. Ashford,
Versailles, Ky.

Additional Comments:

Extracted from:

A HISTORY OF JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY,
FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO 1898.
By BENNETT H. YOUNG,

History of the Crockett

Elizabeth Lee,b. Jan. 30, 1715, in Virginia
Martha Ellen, b. Sept. 10, 1719, in.Virginia
Mary Dandrige, b. Aug., 1721
Sarah Jane b. May 9, 1732

Some have thought that one of these girls married a Long; another a Noble and a third married Ezekiel Calhoun and were the parents of Patrick Calhoun, who was the father of the famous statesman, John Caldwell Calhoun. But this theory has been disproved by the Calhoun genealogy, which shows that James Calhoun of Ireland m. Catherine Montgomery of Ireland and had the following children:

1) James Calhoun Jr,; died unmarried
2) William Calhoun; m. Agnes Long.
3) John Calhoun; no records
4) Ezekiel Calhoun; m. Jean Ewing. His will was probated 1759 and mentioned his wife Jean and seven children.
5) Patrick Calhoun; m. 1st, Miss Craighead; 2nd Martha Caldwell. These were the parents of the statesman, John C. Calhoun.

I) CAPT. JOSEPH LOUIS CROCKETT JR.
He was a son of E. II, b. in Donegal, Ireland. The Maury letter gives the dates of his birth as Maury letter gives the date of his birth as May 6, 1702, but his tombstone bears the dates 1697-1767, which must be correct. He married Jeanne de Vigne, .a dau. of a French Huguenot exile, and the tombstone,or rather the handsome Crockett monument, gives her dates as 1703-1792. They were married
in 1718 or 29 and are buried. in the old. Crockett cemetery near Shawsville~ now Montgomery County, Va.

Joseph Crockett Jr. lived at one time in “Crockett’s Cove;” Wythe County, Va., on a north branch of Reed Creek. He willed a tract of land (115 acres) to his son, Col. Walter Crockett, and where he (Walter) moved before 1773. Another tract of 400 acres, on Holston, was sold in March, 1773. Walter bult a mill in the Gap of the Cove adjoining the land in 1773.

EMIGRANT II, JOSEPH LOUIS CROCKETT

Some think that Joseph L. Crockett Sr. settled first in Pennsylvania or Maryland, before moving to Augusta County, Va., on what is now Wythe County, V a. and that they with others were forced back up in the Valley of Virginia as far as Winchester to escape the lnd1an raids. However, it is a known fact that Joseph Jr., and Jean, his wife, settled on the Roanoke River,. near Shawsville, Va., the present Crockett Springs being on the old Crockett estate.

Joseph Crockett was in Colonial Militia, having been commissioned Captain of Foot, in Augusta County Militia, 1752. (See Va .Mag. Hist., Vol. 27, Oct.1918.)

CHILDREN

1. Col. Hugh, b. 1730; d. 1816 (from tombstone); m. Rebecca Lorton* (b. 1749; d. 1836).
2. Col. Walter, b. 1732; d. 1811; m. Mrs. Margaret Steele Caldwell.
3. Elizabeth, b. 1734; m. William Robertson.
4. Col. Joseph, b. May 7, 1739; d. Nov. 7, 1829, aged ninety yrs. (See sketch); m. Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Woodson.
5. Maj. Samuel, b. Mar., 1740; d. 1773; m. Jean Armstrong, dau. of William Armstrong and Susan Johnson. Mrs. Jean Armstrong m. 2nd, John Draper Sr.
6. Mary (twin of Samuel), b. 1740; d. 1826; m. Jacob Kent of England.
7. Nancy Agnes, b. 1742; m. Henry Davis, son of James Davis, who died in Knox County, Tenn.; will dated Nov. 2, 1795, and probated Apr., 1796. He mentions his daughter, Agnes Crockett Davis.
8. Robert, b. 1744; k1lled by Indians m 1766, while on an exploring expedition. in Tennessee.
9. Martha, b. abt. 1747; m. Thomas Montgomery in 1767 .. (See Montgomery line of “Purty Old Tom.”)

I) COL. HUGH CROCKETT (son of Joseph Jr.) b. 1730; d. 1816; m. Rebecca Loxton (b. 1749; d. 1836), dau. of Isaac Lorton. “Hugh Crockett deposes he came to Roanoke County in 1749 and the Robinsons were already there [came 1745]; theyhadbcenneighborsin Lancester, Pa.” (Chalkley, Vot II, p. 110.) . This seems to prove the theory that the Crocketts lived in Pennsylvania before going to Virginia.
Hugh Crockett served as a private in 1758 under Capt. John Quarles, from Bedford County, Va. (Crozier, p. 67) was also in Colonial Militia for Bedford County, Va, Sept, 1758 (Hening’s Stat. p. 69).
“Daughters of Colonist” Hugh Crockett (Vol 7 p.210), 32nd Year of George III, Militia of the County Bedford, Sept, 1758. Provisions furnished by sundry inhabitants of the said County, viz. Hugh Crockett- 12s each, 21 lbs. 8d.

“SAMUEL ROBINSON”

Journal of the House of Burgesses of Va. He was granted land, 87 acres, in 1771-72 (BK. 41, p.884). Richmond, Va., 4th July, 17834 Sundry Accounts-Dr., to Q. M. Treas. Hugh Crockett, for ditto, as a Colonel of
Militia- 27 lbs.
Hugh Crockett was one of the nine men appointed by the General Assembly to lay off Christiansburg, Va., Nov. 10, 1792. He was appointed Constable on Roanoke, May 20, 1767 (Vol. I, p. 79). He was an official land surveyor (civil engineer) from head of Roanoke to Fort Lewis.
He was on the staff of Gen. Green~ during the Revolution. (See Rev. Sol. by Eckenrode,. VoL 15, p. 401.) Both Col. Hugh Crockett and his wife, Rebecca Lorton Crockett are buried in the old famtly cemetery, near Shawsville, Va.

KEGLEY’S VIRGINIA FRONTIER

Joseph Crockett was a. native of Augusta County, whose father, Joseph, emigrated from Ireland and settled on the south branch of the Roanoke. At his death in 1767 the elder Crockett left to his sons, Joseph and Walter, large tracts of land on Reed Creek and the upper waters of theH olaton, whither they early removed. Joseph was in Dunmore’s War, a member of the Committee of Safety for Fincastle County, and in 1776 raised a company of riflemen and joined Dtj.niel Morgan’s regiment. He served as captain in the Seventh and Fifth Virginia Infantry, and became major of the Eleventh, May 2O, 1779. Having raised the western Battalion, authorized by the act here cited, he was in 1781 ordered to join Gen. George Rogers Clark on a western expedition and accompanied his forces to Louisville. Col. Crockett’s regiment was discharged at the Falls of the Ohio in December, 1781, the officers remaining in service as supernumeraries, Col. Crockett returned to Virginia, and soon after there married the Widow Woodson. Not long thereafter he returned and settled in
Fayette Cotmty, Ky., in that part included in Jessamine County. He represented the former county in the state assembly, 179i-95; the latter in the senate, 1800-1804. President Jelferson appointed Colonel Crockett United States marshal for Kentucky. He died November 7, 18~9, in Scott County, at the age of ninety.

GARRISONS PROVIDED FOR THE WESTERN FRONTIERS
(Gen. Andrew Lewis and Col. William Fleming to Gov. Thomas Jefferson)

Botetourt Aug 31, 1779

SIR:

In compliance with the order of Council of July the 23rd directing Gent Lewis William Fleming & Willm Christian to meet for the purpose of fixing the Stations proper for the Troops designed for the Defence of the So western Frontiers-Andrew Lewis & Wm. Fleming accordingly met; and on Maturely considering the order of Council, to Comply therewith, in forming as compleat a Chain of defence as the number of men alloted for that service will admit of It is our opinion that at, or as near the following places mentioned as a proper situation will suit-Fifty Men with the usual Officers be stationed at or near the Mouth of Guayandot and Fifty Rank & File with the proper Officers at or near the Mouth of Big Sandy River, One hundred Rank & File at or near the Junction of Licking Creek with the Ohio. And Fifty at or near Martins Cabbin in Powels
Vally-We imajine these posts occupied on the Ohio, will be of more service for the protection of the Frontier than stationing the Battaleon nearer the Inhabitants.
The Station at Licking is not a great distance from Some Shawnese Towns and near the place they generally cross the Ohio from these Towns, when they make inroads on our Southern Frontiers. It may be a proper Station for the Command of the So department, as he may at short notice command any detachment from Sandy, or Guayandot Stations and Joind with the Inhabitants of Kentucky conveniently carry on any Offensive Opperations against the Enimy on Meamee (Miami) or elsewhere to the westwd of Licking. The Station we mention to Your Honble Board in Powels Vally, will not only keep the communication open with Kentucky County but be a defence to the We11tern Frontier of Washington, by being near the path of the Northern Tribes in their way either to the Cherokees or Chuchamoga (Chickamauga) Indians.
We think it would forward the Service for the Men raised in or near the Frontier Counties to be immediately employed in the defence there of and might save unnecessary marching. We therefore recommend it that the 50 Men we mention to be station’d at Guya.ndot & the 50 1\t Big Sandy River be raised from Montgomery, Botetourt & Rockbridge Counties. The 100 at Licking from Kentucky, PitSilvania & Henry Counties & the 50 in
Powels Vally from Washington & Bedford. And should the Districts of the above-mentioned Counties be insufficient for the Men required the Honbte Board may please to make up the deficiencies from Bu(ck)ingham, Amherst or other convenient Countie. We beg leave to mention we think 5 Doz falling Axes. Eight broad Axes one and half Doz. Mattocks or Grubinghoes; one and half Doz. Agurs of dilferent sizes, 1 D(oz) drawing knives Eight Tro’s & Four Cross cut saws with some Spikes Nails tenpenny Do & Gimblets will be sufficient for the Southern Troops with one Camp kettle that holds two Gallons, these articles can no be procured here & ought to be provided below Riffies are the properest fire Arms for Our Service we wish the board to give an encouragement to the Volunteers to furnish themselves with Guns, Shot pouches & Powder horns.
You will perceive Sir we have only turnd our Attention to the Southwd of the Kanhawny, and make no doubt the Commissrs for the Northern District will establish a post of Communication between Fort Randolph & Green Brier County.
We are Sir Your most Ob & Humb(le) Servants

ANDREW LEWIS
WILLIAMS FLEMING

Tory Sentiment Arising

In February, 1780-William Christian said that the two Battalions would not go to Ohio this winter-Col. Crockett will command at Albemarle and Col. Knox is assembling the recruits at Lynch’s Ferry. In July men from. Col. Wm. Robinson’s Company were to help put down Loyalists on Walker’s Creek and Capt. Isaac Taylor was to raise a. troop of 30 horse and aid in disarm~g the tories up New River.
In June 1780 Andrew Armstrong was taking a load of powder from Col. Fleming’s to Fort Chiswell, and three of his horses worth £8800 died at Hans Meadows. He believt’ld them poisoned by Tories.

Walter Crockett

(Son of Joseph Louis Crockett Jr. and Jeanne de Vigne)
Located just off I-77 near Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA

Family

WILL OF COL. WALTER CROCKETT
On file in Wytheville, Virginia

I Walter Crockett of Wythe County and State of Virginia, do hereby make my lasts will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say,

1st., I Desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be pade.

2nd., I give to my sun Samuel Crockett the tract of land whereon I now live wythe all the stock thereon of every kinde and two negroes Manuel and Easter.

3rd., I give to my daughter Jane Crockett two negro children, Mary and Clinton, a feather bed and furniter.

4th., I give to my daughter Kitty Seyer one negro boy called Isaak. One hundred pounds in cash, one feather bed, and furniter.

5th., All the reste of my estate both rale- and personal of what nature or kinde so ever it may not here in before particularly disposed of I desire may be equally divided among my several children here in before named which I give to them their hares and assignes forever.

And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my sun Samuel Crockett, Joseph Crockett, and Joseph Kent Executors of this my lasts will and testament by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof! have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seale this ninth day of Jenery in the year 1807.

WALTER CROCKETT

Signed, sealed, published, and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Walter Crockett, in presence of us:

Joseph Potts,
Joseph McGavock,
James McGavock.

At a court held for \Vythe County on Tuesday the 1Oth, day of Dec.1811, this is the last will and testament of Walter Crockett, dec’d, was proven by the oath of Joseph McGavock, a subscribing witness hereunto & Hugh McGavock and James R. Kent having sworn to the hand vvTiting of Joseph Potts another subscribing witness hereunto and that the said Potts is dead. It is ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Joseph Kent the Executornamed in said will who appeared in Court and entered into bond with Hugh Mcgavock his secutity in the penalty of $2000.00 conditioned as the law directs and took the oath required by law, probate of said will is granted him.

Teste. R Crockett, C.W.C.