Alexander "Crocket" Ritchie, Sr.

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About Alexander "Crocket" Ritchie, Sr.

By the 1830 Kentucky census the County lines had been redrawn and Alexander and his family were now in Perry Co., Kentucky.

Crockett lived in a cave while he built a house for his family in Hammonds Gap in what is now Perry Co., Ky. The house is no longer there as it was destroyed by strip mining for coal. Some Family Researchers believe that Crockett was 100 yrs old when he died. More than likely he was in his 90's at his death in 1878. They also claim that Betsy was 100 yrs old. But the facts are that she does not show up on any census record after 1840. They are both buried in the Ritchie Cemetery in Perry Co., Ky. Their headstones were handcarved by a Ritchie descendant almost 100 yrs after Crocketts death.

Russell Co., Virginia Law Order Book 3 1799-1808

Court of Quarterly Sessions, June 10, 1808

pg 720

Indenture from George Lee & Nancy, John Ritchie & Nancy, Alexander C. Ritchie & Elizabeth, Ambrose Bledsoe & Rhoda, Nannie Ritchie, Isham Childers & Mary to John Berry. Oath of Samuel Ritchie. Continued for further proof.

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Alexander "Crocket" Ritchie, Sr.'s Timeline

1778
1778
Burke, NC, United States
1804
1804
Age 26
Russell, Virginia, United States
1805
December 19, 1805
Age 27
Russell, VA, United States
1810
1810
Age 32
Clear Creek, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
1813
1813
Age 35
Clear Creek, Kentucky, United States
1814
1814
Age 36
Perry, Kentucky, United States
1815
1815
Age 37
Perry County, KY
1816
1816
Age 38
Perry, Kentucky, United States
1817
1817
Age 39
perry, Kentucky, United States
1818
1818
Age 40
Hammond Gap, Perry County, KY