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Robert Watkins Crockett, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
Death: Died in Beverely Manor, Orange, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Watkins Crockett, Sr and Rachel Elizabeth Crockett (Watkins)
Husband of Margaret Alexander Crockett-Ramsey
Father of Archibald "Asbal" Crockett; Lt. John Crockett; Jean "Jane" Crockett; Samuel Crockett; James Crockett and 3 others
Brother of Rachel Elizabeth Crockett; Hannah Watkins Steele; John Drake Crockett and Alexander Crockett

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About Col. Robert Watkins Crockett, II

  1. Name: Robert Watkins Crockett JR
  2. Surname: Crockett
  3. Given Name: Robert Watkins
  4. Suffix: JR
  5. Sex: M
  6. Birth: 1707 in Bantry Bay, Kenmore Parish, Kerry, Ireland
  7. Death: 1746/1747 in Beverley Manor, Orange, VA or Augusta, VA
  8. _UID: 45B8E02606D1D8119957A5D1B6E3003DFF6C
  9. Note:
   Birth: 1707 in Bantry Bay, Kenmore Parish, Kerry, Ireland Death: FEB 1746/47 in Calfpasture, Augusta County, Virginia Fact 1: Residence: Home Called Beverly Manor/ On Cathy's Creek Fact 2: Residence: Area Known As Irish Tract Wythe County, Virginia Note:
   Name Suffix: Jr.Name Prefix: ColonelHe was called Captain Robert Crockett
   The following notes from Donald Maring, e-mail dmaring@hotmail.com, dated Saturday, July 31, 1999Robert Crockett made an importation oath 22 May 1740 stating that he had come over by way of Philadelphia and paid expenses for bringing his family to Virginia. The head-right land grant was based on bringing oneself and family to what was then Orange County, Virginia. Possibly he resided for some or all of the intervening ten years in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near Chestnut Level, and is the Robert who is associated in court records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania of the 1730's a long with Joseph and Samuel Crockett.Robert made his Last Will and Testament, 16 Nov 1746. It was proved 19 Feb 1746, Augusta County, Virginia.Robert is sometimes referred to as Robert Crockett "of the Great Calf pasture" because he ultimately settled on the Great River of the Calf pasture in what is now Rockbridge County, Virginia. Aug Virginiata Co., Virginia was formed from Orange County, Virginia. Before he crossed from Augusta County, Virginia westward over North Mountain to take up land on the Calf pasture, Robert Crockett owned 322 acres in the northwest section of the Beverly Tract roughly seven miles southwest of Staunton, Virginia. The Crockett land could be described as lying on both sides of Middle River (formerly Catheys Creek), at the eastern foot of Little North Mountain, extending east almost to Back Creek. Trimble' s Mill on his north is easily found on a good modern map. Howard McKnight Wilson, The Tinkling Spring; Headwater of Freedom: A study of the Church and The People 1732-1952 (Fishersville, Virginia, 1954) has the map and abstracts of the often-mentioned importation lists and some early Presbyterian records.Robert Crockett of the Great Calfpasture, Augusta County, Virginia by Robert H. Montgomery of Cambridge, Massachusetts, makes a case that this Robert has been wrongly placed by French & Armstrong (Notable Southern Families V: the Crockett's, 1928) as Robert Watkins Crockett Jr. and was probably independent of other Augusta County, Virginia, Crockett's.An older and not generally accepted speculation by Worth S. Ray is that Robert was the son of Robert who was the son of Richard Crockett of Tangier Island, Virginia and Somerset County, Maryland. This is contradicted by the importation oath, by the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania records, as well as by the fact that Robert's oldest son was born in July 1730 aboard a ship near the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Montgomery believed that Robert "must be taken as an Irish immigrant of unknown ancestry. Nor do I find any evidence of the two other Augusta County, pioneers." (Samuel and Joseph). His arguments are persuasive, but he did not have access to some Lancaster County, Pennsylvania court records which suggests that Robert is related to the other Crockett's who settled much further south in Virginia (modern Wythe County).BIOGRAPHY: Notable Southern Families, by Zella Armstrong, " Included is a valuable old paper called "Then Maury Papers,? which seems to be a collection made more than 100 years ago by some descendants showing the earliest origins of the family in France. Briefly the line we are concerned with is given as follows: (then outlines descendants Antoine Desasurre perrronette de Crocketagne, son of Gabriel Desasurre de Crocketagne who married Louise Desaix in 1669. Among their descendants is) Robert Watkins Crockett born July 18, 1678, Kenmore Parish, Bantry Bay, Ireland who married his third cousin Rachel Watkins in the year 1702 and had three sons and two daughters, one of whom is Robert Crockett, son of Robert Watkins Crockett, died 1747 in Virginia married Margaret (Davis)?. The will of Robert Crockett, given as son of Robert Watkins Crockett is recorded in Augusta County, Virginia as follows: (an abstract) Will Book No. 1, pag(ref: Jennifer Jenna)
   
   The following notes from Donald Maring, e-mail dmaring@hotmail.com, dated Saturday, July 31, 1999Robert Crockett made an importation oath 22 May 1740 stating that he had come over by way of Philadelphia and paid expenses for bringing his family to Virginia. The head-right land grant was based on bringing oneself and family to what was then Orange County, Virginia. Possibly he resided for some or all of the intervening ten years in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near Chestnut Level, and is the Robert who is associated in court records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania of the 1730's a long with Joseph and Samuel Crockett.Robert made his Last Will and Testament, 16 Nov 1746. It was proved 19 Feb 1746, Augusta County, Virginia.Robert is sometimes referred to as Robert Crockett "of the Great Calf pasture" because he ultimately settled on the Great River of the Calf pasture in what is now Rockbridge County, Virginia. Aug Virginiata Co., Virginia was formed from Orange County, Virginia. Before he crossed from Augusta County, Virginia westward over North Mountain to take up land on the Calf pasture, Robert Crockett owned 322 acres in the northwest section of the Beverly Tract roughly seven miles southwest of Staunton, Virginia. The Crockett land could be described as lying on both sides of Middle River (formerly Catheys Creek), at the eastern foot of Little North Mountain, extending east almost to Back Creek. Trimble' s Mill on his north is easily found on a good modern map. Howard McKnight Wilson, The Tinkling Spring; Headwater of Freedom: A study of the Church and The People 1732-1952 (Fishersville, Virginia, 1954) has the map and abstracts of the often-mentioned importation lists and some early Presbyterian records.Robert Crockett of the Great Calfpasture, Augusta County, Virginia by Robert H. Montgomery of Cambridge, Massachusetts, makes a case that this Robert has been wrongly placed by French & Armstrong (Notable Southern Families V: the Crockett's, 1928) as Robert Watkins Crockett Jr. and was probably independent of other Augusta County, Virginia, Crockett's.An older and not generally accepted speculation by Worth S. Ray is that Robert was the son of Robert who was the son of Richard Crockett of Tangier Island, Virginia and Somerset County, Maryland. This is contradicted by the importation oath, by the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania records, as well as by the fact that Robert's oldest son was born in July 1730 aboard a ship near the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Montgomery believed that Robert "must be taken as an Irish immigrant of unknown ancestry. Nor do I find any evidence of the two other Augusta County, pioneers." (Samuel and Joseph). His arguments are persuasive, but he did not have access to some Lancaster County, Pennsylvania court records which suggests that Robert is related to the other Crockett's who settled much further south in Virginia (modern Wythe County).BIOGRAPHY: Notable Southern Families, by Zella Armstrong, " Included is a valuable old paper called "Then Maury Papers,? which seems to be a collection made more than 100 years ago by some descendants showing the earliest origins of the family in France. Briefly the line we are concerned with is given as follows: (then outlines descendants Antoine Desasurre perrronette de Crocketagne, son of Gabriel Desasurre de Crocketagne who married Louise Desaix in 1669. Among their descendants is) Robert Watkins Crockett born July 18, 1678, Kenmore Parish, Bantry Bay, Ireland who married his third cousin Rachel Watkins in the year 1702 and had three sons and two daughters, one of whom is Robert Crockett, son of Robert Watkins Crockett, died 1747 in Virginia married Margaret (Davis)?. The will of Robert Crockett, given as son of Robert Watkins Crockett is recorded in Augusta County, Virginia as follows: (an abstract) Will Book No. 1, pag(ref: Jennifer Jenna)
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   Joined Captain John Wilson's Com. of Augusta, VA, Militia, 1742. Qualified as Lt. 24 Nov 1743, Orange County, VA. Served in French and Indian War. Will, dated 16 Nov 1746, named wife, Margaret, and Robert Davis as executors. Left land in Great Cowpasture tract to sons Robert and Archibald. Tract on Jackson's River to Samuel. Homestead to Robert and James. Widow married John Ramsey 29 Nov 1751. Left Augusta, VA, 19 Aug 1758 to Mecklenberg Co, NC. Accused of wasting Robert's estate.
  1. Change Date: 21 Nov 2005 at 19:19:17

Father: Robert Watkins Crockett SR b: 18 Jul 1678 in Bantry Bay,Kenmore Parish, Cork, Ireland Mother: Rachel Elizabeth Watkins b: 18 Jul 1678 in Bantry Bay,Kenmore Parish, Cork, Ireland

Marriage 1 Margaret Alexander Davis b: 1708 in Bantry Bay, Kenmore Parish, Kerry, Ireland

   * Married: 1729 in , Orange, VA

Children

  1John Crockett b: 16 Jul 1730 in PA
  2. Jean Crockett b: 1733 in , Orange, VA
  3. Archibald Crockett b: 1735 in on ship near port of Philadelphia, PA
  4. Jane Crockett b: 1737
  5.Samuel Crockett b: 1739 in , Orange, VA
  6 Robert Watkins Crockett II b: 1739 in , Wythe, VA
  7. James Crockett b: 12 Jul 1741 in VA
  8.  Alexander Crockett b: 1 Jun 1745 in , Wythe, VA
  9.  Andrew Crockett c: 16 Sep 1747 in , Augusta, VA

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Col. Robert Watkins Crockett, II's Timeline

1707
1707
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland
1730
August 16, 1730
Age 23
Aboard ship enroute to Port of Philadelphia
1732
1732
Age 25
Orange, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
1732
Age 25
Ireland
1733
1733
Age 26
Wythe Co. VA
1739
1739
Age 32
Ireland
1741
July 12, 1741
Age 34
Beverly Manor Land Grant Augusta County, Virginia
1743
1743
Age 36
Orange, VA
1744
1744
Age 37
Beverely Manor, Orange, Virginia, United States
1745
June 1, 1745
Age 37
Augusta, Virginia, United States