To all Tennessee Foutches who descend from MARTIN FOUTCH or who may have any info on Martin's daughter REBECCA FOUTCH and her husband WILLIAM GRUNDY CROWLEY--
I'm making one more attempt to find the ancestors of William Grundy Crowley.From Goodspeed we know that William was the only child of John J Crowley (1808-1826) and Elizabeth [Baker?](1810-1866), and that his parents emigrated "from Virginia" to Smith (now Dekalb) County Tenn. in 1826-1830.
The other clues I am now following are slim, but not yet totally played out:
1. "Grundy" must have been a family name.
2. "Virginia" in those days included all of West Virginia ( i.e., easier access to Tennessee via the river systems).
3. This family pronounced the surname "Crowley" with a long "o",(like the big black bird). This pronunciation is rare in the USA, and most folks who pronounce it this way immigrated to America from England rather than Ireland (though the name is Irish). Most of these Crowleys seem to descend from a Jeffrey Crowley who settled in Virginia during the early 1700's.
Do ANY of you Middle Tennesse Foutches who might be related to Martin Foutch & his daughter Rebecca have anything you could add or suggest?
I have about worn my welcome out by pestering Kristine Wade and Billie Foutch Breedlove!