Sarah's age

Started by Michael Dean Crockett (adopted as Jim Evans) on Sunday, November 14, 2010


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So what is everyone's opinion on Sarah Stewart Crockett's alleged age of 120 - 123 years old, especially during the 16th century ? I am on the opinion that she was that age as remarkable as it seems.

Does anyone have any information on her early life as a Stewart ?

Private User
11/15/2010 at 7:11 AM

More than likely, an age this old is probably incorrect data on a birth and/or death date.

right now 29 people agree on their respective trees

Private User
11/15/2010 at 6:58 PM

One thing research has taught me is that just because people have adapted someone else's information, it doesn't mean it's correct. I've been sloppy in this regard myself. The 'One World Tree' project is rife with bad data duplicated across thousands of trees.

If there's a headstone or a book documenting the 120-123 (whatever the 29 people have agreed to) years of Sarah Crockett's life, you're probably good. Going off of someone else's tree is probably not solid enough. Given what we know now about medicine and the average lifespan of those centuries ago, it's a safe bet that the data is probably inaccurate.

I have a paf file my brother gave me and in it he has her death date of 1748 in Virginia....

This is in the notes...

"1. "Notable Southern Families-Volume V-The Crockett Family and Connecting Lines" by Janie Preston Collup French and Zella Armstrong. King Printing Company, Bristol, Tennessee; copyright, 1928
2. "The Crockett Family of Mansfield - A history and genealogy" by Valda Olive Crockett Benalla, Victoria, Australia October 1993. Published by Valda Crockett and William Osborne, Canberra, 1993"

I need to find these sources and see what they say. Also maybe I can find a town where she may be buried.

Private User
11/18/2010 at 12:24 AM

i didnt find a grave marker for her (yet) but i think you might want these to add in

Private User
11/18/2010 at 1:34 AM

the closest thing i can find is she died BEFORE 1800 which is probably where people are getting the 1800.

Thanks for looking Kathy... keep up the good work.... I will visit with my brother and ask him the source of the paf file he had and where he may have obtained it. 1748 is much more realistic of a date. Joseph Lewis Sr and Sarah had a daughter named Sarah and her death date is unknown. It is realistic that she very well could have died around 1800 as her birthdate was 1722.

Private User
11/19/2010 at 12:16 PM

bet that is i cant believe how they reused names back then..jesh!

I ordered a CD version of this ...

"Notable Southern Families-Volume V-The Crockett Family and Connecting Lines"

and maybe we can get a definitive answer to this.

I think this could solve alot of the Crockett tree mysteries

I see that is is really getting alot less conflicts

Private User
12/17/2010 at 8:36 PM

^U^ i would love to take all the credit..but alas..tis not true :(, but i am nibbling at it ^U^

Private User
12/17/2010 at 8:38 PM

that looks like a good cd...hope it has everything you might need

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