DAR Cemetery Frankfort, Ky. A Revolutionary Patriot, Col. Crockett was the son of Irish immigrants. As a child he was given into service with his cousin Samuel Crockett when his parents died. At the age of 20, he entered the Continental Army as a private in Capt. Posey's company. Two years later he was promoted to Lt. and served in the Virginia troops under Col. George Rogers Clarke. He fought under Clarke in several of Clarke's engagement during the war. After the war, Crockett remained in service and helped to defend several towns in the West eventually settling in Kentucky. As a citizen of Franklin County, he served as a representative for Kentucky in the Virginia State Legislature then the Kentucky Legislature after it was granted statehood. For thirty years he was sargent at arms for the Kentucky Senate. With the war of 1812, Crockett raised a volunteer unit and commanded troops in several battles including the battle of the Thames where he was cited for personal bravery. He was married to Mary Robertson with whom he had 11 children. Crockett was reburied here from another location by some of his descendants. #crockett#revolution#revolutionarywar#solider#wethepeople#senate#kentuckylegislature#headstone#DAR#cemetery#continentalarmy#virginia#virginaregiment#justseeit#cometravelwithme#placesmyconversego#christiansister#historynerd#lovehistory
He Made Me A Woodchuck: Jehiel Johns
A native Vermonter once asked me if I was a Woodchuck. She proudly shared that she indeed was a Woodchuck. I’m a third generation–native Vermonter, I said. She replied, that doesn’t qualify you as a Woodchuck; you have to go back at least five or more generations.
Okay, so I wasn’t a Woodchuck, or was I?
My dad was born in Vermont as was his father, but my great-grandfather Joseph Gravel comes from across the border in Quebec, Canada. What I didn’t take into account, while talking to this women, were my three other grandparents.
Hmm. My dad had a mother and a father. I was only looking at the line of his father, Lawrence Gravelle. What about his mother’s lineage, Phyllis Johns Sears, or my mom’s parents, etc. It was like I had been looking through a peephole when I should have been looking through a wide-angle telescope.
This expanded view allowed me to sight in and follow the other branches of my tree until I discovered my 5th great-grandfather, Jehiel Johns. Jehiel was not... Continue reading at the link below. This blog post first appeared at >>https://inthedash.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/he-made-me-a-woodchuck-jehiel-johns/