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Subject: Andrew Crockett
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 12:05:13 EST
You asked about Andrew, son of Samuel. We have been able to trace this
family back to Lancaster Co., PA in 1735. Samuel, and a Joseph, moved from
Lancaster to Harford Co., MD in 1738 to an area called Arabia Petra. (Proof can be
found in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD.) They lived there until 1748
at which time he moved to Reed Creek in what was then Augusta Co, VA and is
now Wythe Co., VA. The DNA project shows they are not related to the
Cumberland Co.. PA Crocketts who later settled in
Robertson Co., TN. Also, they do not appear to be related to the early
Crockett line that settled in MD.
Samuel wrote his will 11 Dec 1749 and it was probated on May 22, 1750. He
left his property to his wife, Esther Thompson, daughter of John Thompson an
early prominent Presbyterian Minister. Samuel's son Andrew was born ca 1745 in
MD. He married Sarah Elliott, daughter of Robert Elliott, in Prince Edward
Co. VA. They moved to Williamson Co., TN where Andrew died May 28 1821. His
wife Sarah died June 28, 1821. Their children, all mentioned in his will
(Will Bk. 1819-1830 Williamson Co., TN), were:
James, Samuel, John, Nancy (Sayers) (Sally (Mallory), Polly (Crockett), wife
of Joseph Crockett, Andrew and Robert (This is Shawn's ancestor.)
This is the best established early Crockett line because they left such an
amazing paper trail in their wills and land records.
Hope this helps.