Col. Anthony Crockett

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Anthony Crockett

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Prince Edward, Virginia
Death: December 6, 1836 (80)
Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Leake Crockett, I and Mary Crockett
Husband of Mary Crockett
Father of Mary Hawkins; Sarah Hawkins; William Samuel Crockett; Margaret Crockett; Samuel Barton Crockett and 9 others
Brother of Mary Virginia Crockett; Hannah Watkins Crockett; Cynthia Jane Crockett; William Crockett; Charles Hamilton Crockett and 2 others

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About Col. Anthony Crockett

Col Anthony's Father was William Crockett who's 2nd wife was Agness Richie

DAR Ancestor #: A027934


Anthony Crockett, our ancestor, was born in Prince Edward Co., Virginia, Nov 19, 1754. There is no record of his mother. His parents died when he was about ten years old, after which he lived with a relative, Samuel Crockett, in Botetourt Co., Va., until 1776. At the beginning of the Rev War, he enlisted in Capt. Posey's Co. of 7th Va. Reg which served from 1776 to 1778 in campaign in Va, Pa, NJ, and NY, and in the camaign which resultd in Gen Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, NY. From 1778 to the end of the war he was a First Lt. in the Illinois Reg. of Va., Col George D Clarke, commanding, which participated in many skirmishes and campaigns in what is now Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. He returned to Va. on leave of absence in 1780 and married Mary Robertson, probably of Botetourt Co. She was born Apr 11, 1760, and died Sept 1, 1818, in Franklin Co., Ky. His Va revolutionary pension is No. S 10,492. His pension's statement on file in Richmond gives af detailed stattement of his war service. The secretary Gen of the DAR is authority for this statement that sixteen members have been admitted who are descendants of Col. Anthony Crockett.

After the Rev War, he settled first in Mercer Co., Ky., from which he served in the Va. Legislature in 1790. He moved to Franklin Co., Ky, and represented that county in the Ky Leg. 1796 - 1799. In the War of 1812, he served as a Brigade Major.

He entertained Gen. Lafayette on his visit to Ky in 1824. He died Dec 5, 1838, in Frankfort, Ky. Davey Crockett, the hero of the Alamo in the Texas War for Independence, 1835, a native of Va., is undoubtedly a relative but the degree of relationship is not known. Col. Anthony Crockett and his wife had eleven children one of whom, Granville Smith Crockett, born 1784, was a member of Congress from TN for several years and was a prominent man in his day.

Anthony Crocket and his wife Mary Robertson were the parents of the following children:

  1. William R Crockett
  2. Mary (Polly) Crockett b. Feb 9, 1781, m. William B Hawkins of Franklin Co., Ky Jan 15, 1802
  3. Samuel B Crockett, m. Anne Marie Instone.
  4. Granville Smith Crockett, b. about 1784, m. Sarah Simms
  5. Fontaine Posey Crockett, m. Julia Smith
  6. Overton Washington Crockett, b. about 1791, m. Evaline Smith
  7. Dandridge Spottswood Crockett, m. Mary Vaughn
  8. ELizabeth Crockett, m. John McKee of Frankfort, Ky
  9. Sarah Crockett, m. Hawkins
  10. Martha Dillon Crockett
  11. Katherine G Crockett, m. John W Buckner

The children of Anthony Crockett listed above are named in and copied from his will dated Apr 28, 1837, and recorded in Franklin Co., Ky will book 2, p. 101. See Crocket will.

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Col. Anthony Crockett's Timeline

November 19, 1756
Prince Edward, Virginia
February 9, 1781
Age 24
Mercer, Loudon, Virginia
November 11, 1784
Age 27
November 17, 1784
Age 27
Mercer, Virginia, United States
February 2, 1787
Age 30
Mercer, Virginia, United States
Age 32
February 14, 1791
Age 34
Franklin, Kentucky, United States
March 16, 1793
Age 36
Franklin co., Ky.
December 24, 1799
Age 43
Franklin, Kentucky, United States