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Tennessee Cousins by Ray
Among the revolutionary soldiers who sleep beneath the solid of Willaimson Co, is AndrewCrockett, who is buried in what is know as the Crockett Cemetery. According to Mrs. Acklen's Tombsonte Records the following inscription is at his and his wife's graves: In memory of Andrew Crockett, died May 29, 1821, in the 76th year of his age.In memmory of Mrs. Sally consort of Andrew Crockett, died June 28, 1821, in the 71st year of her age.
The will of Andrew Crockett was admitted to probate in Williamson Co., Tennessee, at the July term in 1821 shortly after his death and the demise of his wife, who was Sarah Elliott.W.B. 1819-1830 p. 241.Other inscriptions in the Crockett cemtery will be of interest.Samuel Crockett, born Nov. 1, 1772; died January 31, 1827Joanna Crockett, wife of Samuel Crockett, born Nov. 15, 1792; died Sept. 17, 1812.
Andrew Crockett, born Nov.15, 1795; died Sept 12, 1858; born in Wythe Co., VaCatherine Bell Crockett, born Feb.21, 1798 in Davidson Co., Tennessee; died Feb.14, 1890.In memory of Andrew Crockett, son of Samuel and Joanna Crockett, born in Wythe Co., Va.Nov 15, 1795; moved to Williamson Co., Tennessee, in 1799; died 1852. The above Andrew Crockett was married to Catherine Bell on April 2, 1818.
The Andrew Crockett, Sr. of the above inscriptions, who married Sarah Elliott, was the son of a Samuel Crockett and his wife Esther Thompson, and it adds much interest to this sketch of Andrew Crockett, when it is shown that his mother - Ester Thompson - was the siter of that certain Robert Thompson who on a fateful day in May 1771 in company with Rev. David Caldwell went to the headquarters of Govenor Tryon, before the battle of the Alamance had started in a fruitless effort to prevent further hostilities between the gathered forces on both sides of the bloody struggle, then about to begin, with the sad results that, as he started to leave with his reverend companion, was shot down in cold blood by the Royal leader.This Robert Thompson, a brother of Esther Thompson and the uncle of Andrew Crockett, thus became the first man whose blood was spilled in defense of the American colonies.