An American Family History


Crockett Family


A tithable was a person for whom a head tax was to be paid. The definition varies over time and place, but generally included members of the potentially productive labor force.
A poll tax is a tax levied on every poll. The definition of a poll also varied, but was generally a man of legal age.

Joseph Crockett and Jeanne Devigne

Martha Ellen Crockett (1749, married Thomas Montgomery),
Joseph Crockett (1749, married Elizabeth Moore),
Anthony Crockett (1751),
Hugh Crockett (1730, married Rebecca Lorton),
Walter Crockett (1732, married Margaret Steele),
Samuel Crockett (1740),
Robert Crockett (1738),
Elizabeth Crockett (1744),
Mary Crockett (1739), and
Nancy Agnes Crockett (1742).

Robert was listed among the long hunters.

In 1771 John Crockett (Lew enslaved), Joseph Crockett, Samuel Crockett, Walter Crockett (Peg enslaved), were on the list of tithables taken by Walter Crockett.

In 1789 Joseph (probably Jr.) received a land warrant in Sullivan County. At that time it was in North Carolina.


Washington County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1777. It originally contained Sullivan County, Tennessee.

David Crockett was born in 1727 in Maryland.

Children of David Crockett and Elizabeth Hedge:

William Crockett (1748),
John Crockett (1754, married Rebecca Hawkins),
Robert Crockett (1755),
Joseph Crockett (1756), and
James Crockett (1758).

John, William and two Davids signed the 1777 Petition.

David Crockett's will was filed in 1778 in Washington County. The administrators were William and Robert Crockett. The securities were John Coulter and John Lowry.

On August 17, 1779 Jean Crockett chose James Glen as her guardian and he was approved by the court in Washington County, Virginia.

In 1780, William, John, and Robert were in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

In 1784, Robert received a warrant for land in Sullivan County, Tennessee. At that time it was in North Carolina.

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle of the American Revoluton. It took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson.

In 1779 at the Washington County, Virginia Court

Jean Crocket came into Court and chose James Glenher guardian & he was approven of by the said Court


Andrew Crockett was born on September 16, 1747 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Margaret Crockett (1770),
Eli Crockett
Jennett Crockett (1772),
James Crockett (1774),
Mary Crockett (1783).

Andrew Crockett brought his famly from Ireland in 1769 and forted at Womack's during Indian raids. It was here Margaret Crockett was born November 20,1770, and is supposed to be the first white child born in Sullivan County. These Crocketts were the ancestors of Davy Crockett. (from Historic Sullivan by Oliver Taylo

Andrew signed the 1786 petition.

The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.

John Crockett was born about 1754 in Maryland.

He married Rebecca Hawkins who born in 1764 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of Nathan Hawkins and Ruth Cole.

John and Rebecca's children included:

Sarah Crockett (1780)
James William Crockett (1782, married Rebecca Elliot)
Aaron Crockett (1782),
Nathan Crockett (1783),
Patterson Crockett (1784)
David Crockett (1786, married Mary Polly Finley and Elizabeth Patton),
Elizabeth Crockett (1786, married William Thedford),
Rebecca Crockett (1796, married John Foster), and
Wilson Crockett (1800).

In 1780, John Crockett served under Colonel Isaac Shelby in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

In 1783 John Crockett's name was on the Greene County, North Carolina tax list. In 1783 John received a warrant for land in Sullivan County, Tennessee. At that time it was in North Carolina.

In 1786, he lived at Limestone Creek, Tennessee.

A few years later the family moved to a place in the same county ten miles north of Greenville.

I n 1792, John Crockett lived two miles east of Morristown, Tennessee.

They moved to Cove Creek, where John built a mill in partnership with Thomas Galbraith. After a flood destroyed the mill and his home they moved to Jefferson County, Tennessee. John opened a tavern on the road from Abingdon, Virginia to Knoxville, Tennessee.










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