Thursday, June 03, 2010

Family Milestones: June 3rd

My maternal 5th-great granduncle, Benjamin H. CROCKETT, married on this date in 1830 in Owen County, Indiana to Elizabeth THOMAS.  Benjamin was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (WATKINS) CROCKETT, and the younger brother of my David CROCKETT.  I do not have Elizabeth's parentage.  Benjamin was born in 1810.  Elizabeth was born circa 1812.  They had 8 children.  Elizabeth died after the 1860 census.  Benjamin died after 1880.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal 5th-great grandfather, James GROENENDYKE, married on this date in 1826 in Henry County, Indiana to Barbara BUCK.  James was the son of Nicholas GROENENDYKE.  Barbara's parentage is unknown.  James was born in 1770 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.  Barbara was born April 5, 1795 in Salem, North Carolina.  They had 7 children.  Barbara died September 17, 1878.  James died September 1836 in Fayette County, Indiana.


Earline Hines Bradt said...

I guess that makes us cousins of some sort, my 5th great-grandmother, Elizabeth Hawkins Stonecipher,was first cousin to Davy Crockett on his mother's side.

Travis LeMaster said...

Earline, there must be a connection there somewhere.

I'm seen some work on cementing the connection between my David to the Alamo Davy, but don't have it in front of me. Will keep looking.