_Samuel Looney BLEVINS _+ | (1832 - 1906) m 1854 _Gustavus A. "Gus" BLEVINS _| | (1863 - 1941) m 1898 | | |_Malinda E. MURPHY _____+ | (1834 - 1911) m 1854 | |--Mildred BLEVINS | | ________________________ | | |_Hattie Sallie SWOFFORD ____| (1884 - 1967) m 1898 | |________________________
Blevins, Robert Paul
_Cornelis EGMOND ____+ | (1687 - ....) m 1717 _William EDGEMON ____| | (1727 - ....) m 1754| | |_Elsie VAN CAMPEN ___ | (1707 - ....) m 1717 | |--Thomas Kemble EDGEMON | (1766 - ....) | _Thomas KEMBLE ______+ | | (1697 - 1766) |_Elizabeth KEMBLE ___| (1731 - ....) m 1754| |_____________________
_James Murdock GRAY ____ | (1845 - 1918) m 1867 _Charles William GRAY _| | (1873 - 1961) m 1895 | | |_Lydia BLEVINS _________+ | (1847 - 1933) m 1867 | |--Raymond Joseph GRAY | | _Peter Anthony BELEELE _ | | (1849 - 1928) m 1877 |_Addie May BELEELE ____| (1878 - 1952) m 1895 | |_Felecitas GRAY ________ (1861 - 1891) m 1877
World Family Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1
_Moses HIGGINBOTHAM _ | (1724 - 1790) m 1750 _Robert HIGGINBOTHAM _| | (1754 - 1825) m 1782 | | |_Frances KYLE _______ | (1734 - 1825) m 1750 | |--Jane HIGGINBOTHAM | (1776 - 1782) | _____________________ | | |_Nancy BLANKENSHIP ___| (1760 - 1837) m 1782 | |_____________________
__ | _Troy HOWELL ________| | (1900 - 1975) m 1920| | |__ | | |--Fannie HOWELL | | __ | | |_Lizzie HUMPHRIES ___| m 1920 | |__
Rock Spring Association - Obituary
_William MERIWETHER _+ | (1688 - ....) m 1713 _Nicholas MERIWETHER _| | (1714 - 1739) m 1738 | | |_Elizabeth BUSHROD __+ | m 1713 | |--Mildred MERIWETHER | (1739 - 1762) | _Francis THORNTON ___+ | | (1682 - 1736) m 1703 |_Mildred THORNTON ____| (1720 - 1778) m 1738 | |_Mary TALIAFERRO ____+ (1684 - ....) m 1703
______________________ | _Jerry J. RILEY _____| | | | |______________________ | | |--Thomas Michael RILEY | | _Vince ROVELLO _______ | | |_Camille ROVELLO ____| | |_Irene Anne MONTANIO _+
_Phillip TACKETT ____+ | (1745 - 1830) _William "Preacher Bill" TACKITT _| | (1779 - 1851) | | |_Sarah ______________ | | |--Sarah "Sally" TACKITT | (1813 - 1904) | _Thomas JOHNSON _____+ | | (1750 - 1828) |_Amy JOHNSON _____________________| (1776 - 1857) | |_Sarah GREENFIELD ___ (1755 - ....)
Tackett Family Association
Jacob "Big Jake" Troxel was a young man from the Philadelphia, PAarea whose ancestors had immigrated to the New World from Switzerland.During the American Revolution, he cast his lot with the rebellingcolonies. He then came South as a trader among the Indians, seekingout any conspiracies between the Indians and the British against theColonies. Through a series of friendly contacts, he became a veryclose friend of Chief Doublehead. This friendship became so solid thatBig Jake was inducted into the tribe as a "blood-brother" andeventually married his daughter, Princess Cornblossom, who bore himmany children.
There is some controversy concerning the death of Jacob Troxel.One story is that he died in 1810 and is buried on the road fromMarshes Siding, KY to the mouth of the Alum Creek near the entrance toYahoo Falls Recreation area in the Daniel Boone National Forest inMcCreary Co. KY. This burial site is marked by an appropriatehistorical marker, erected by the Daniel Boone National ForestService. However, this marker is more a historical memorial markerthan the marker of an actual grave.
Recent research has found that Jacob Troxel had a RevolutionaryWar pension application signed Aug 22 1832 in Marion Co. TN. Frominformation within, it is found he was born in Frederick Co. MD in1759, enlisted in Loudoun Co. VA in 1777 and died in DeKalb Co. AL onJul 1 1843. Elizabeth is listed as his widow and was still living in1853. Richard Blevins is listed as a witness
From Janice Faulconer on CORNBLOSSOM-L mailing list:
State of Tennessee Marion Court August Session 1832
On the 22nd day of August 1832 personally appeared in open Courtbefore the worshipful Justices of the Court of Pleas and QuarterSessions of the County of Marion and the State of Tennessee nowsitting, being a court of record, Jacob Troxel, a resident of MarionCounty and State of Tennessee, aged about 73 years who being firstduly sworn according to law doth make on his oath the followingdeclaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congresspassed Jun 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United Statesunder the following named officers and have as herein after served asherein after stated, to wit:
First: He was drafted in Loudoun County in the state of Virginia inthe winter he believes of the year 1777, his captain's name he can notrecollect He with the company to which he belonged was ordered toguard and conduct some prisoners taken from the British to the lowerparts of Virginia which services he performed then returned to LoudounCounty and was dismissed by his officers but got no discharge was inservice something more than one month.
In the winter (as well as he can recollect), of the year 1778 hevolunteered in a horse company at a place called Red Stone, the nameof the county not recollected, he believes in the state of Virginia.His officers were Captain Ford and Colonel Crawford the same that wasafterwards burned by the Indians Marched to Fort McIntosh and therejoined the regulars commanded by Colonel Campbell and General McIntoshhad the command of the troops and marched against the Shawnees andDelaware Indians after remaining at a Fort the name of which he doesnot recollect he returned and was dismissed by his officers aboutharvest in the same year after having served six months got nodischarge.
In the summer of the year 1781 he was drafted in Loudoun County andstate of Virginia, His officers were Captain Lewis and Colonel West.He joined the troops under General Washington who was marching to YorkTown in Virginia and remained under Washington until after LordCornwallis was taken and for some time afterwards and was thendismissed by Captain Lewis some time in the fall of the same yearafter having been in service six months but got no discharge. He knowsof no person living by which he can prove his services.
He was acquainted with General Washington and Colonel Campbell andofficers of the regular Army besides other officers whose names hedoes not recollect. He was born (from the best information he cancollect) in the year 1759 in the county of Frederick in the state ofMaryland and lived there 13 years and removed to Loudoun County stateof Virginia where he lived 19 years removed back to the state ofMaryland and remained there 4 years, removed to Sullivan County in thestate of Tennessee and remained there 4 years, removed to SevierCounty in the state of Tennessee and remained there 3 years removed toPulaski County, Kentucky and remained there 2 years removed to WayneCounty Kentucky and remained there about 20 years and removed toJackson County Alabama and remained there 4 years and from there heremoved to Marion County in the State of Tennessee where he has livedabout 4 years. He states that he is known in his neighborhood to JohnHail, Luke Hendrox, esquire,
Richard Blevins, Josiah Conn a clergyman, James Cooper and TartonBlevins who can testify as to his character for veracity and theirbelief of his services as a soldier of the revolution. He states thathe has no record of his age nor never has seen one. He herebyrelinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity exceptthe present and declare that his name is not on the pension roll ofthe agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
We, Josiah Conn a clergyman, a resident of the county of Marion andJohn Hail and Richard Blevins, residents of the same county herebycertify that we are well acquainted with Jacob Troxell who hassubscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him tobe 73 years of age; that he is reputed and believed in theneighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolutionand we concur in that opinion.
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
Richard Blevens and the said court do hereby declare their opinionafter the investigation of the matter, and after putting theinterrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above namedapplicant was a revolutionary soldier and as he states. And the courtfurther certifies that it appears to them that Josiah Conn, who hassigned this proceeding ________ is a clergyman resident in the countyof Marion and that John Hail and Richard Blevins ____ has signed thesame, are residents of the same county and are creditable persons andthat their statements are ____ to credit.
I, John P. Kellly, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessionsfor Marion County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains theoriginal proceedings of the said court in the matter of theapplication of Jacob Troxel for a pension.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and private sealof office for the time being no seal of office ____ at office inJasper this 23tr day of August 1832 .
Jno Kelly, Clk
Also in the file is a letter from the Treasury Department dated 25April 1916 to the Commissioner of Pensions reading:
In reply to your letter of the 21st instant, you are informed thataccording to the latest account rendered by the U.S. Pension Agent atKnoxville, Tennessee, the records of this office show last payment tohave been made to Jacob Troxel, Pri. Army Rev, certificate No. 19080,at $43.33 per annum to July 1, 1843, the date of his death, to WilliamO. Winston, Attorney for Elizabeth Troxel, widow.
Said pensioner died in Dekalb County, Alabama, where he hadresided.
Oscar A. Price, Auditor
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