Fall 2020 & Family Links Sought

Fall has definitely settled on this hill in Tennessee. 2020 will be a year remembered by many families for the difficult challenges we have been through.  Remember to pray for each other as we approach Christmas.  There are many needs in our families.

Many are still looking for their Crockett family links. I have been able to help some.  Of course I find their family history so interesting even if we are still searching for their link.  Can any of you help?

ROBERT PATTON CROCKETT is the great-great-grandfather of Amy Palmer. She is seeking the Crockett lineage beyond Elder David Crockett (1727-1777). We do not have paper documentation for that yet. Several theories have been printed in books etc. but with no source or proof.

THOMAS A. CROCKETT (1812 GA-d. after 1860) m. Eliza Warren in Mississippi in 1832.  Susan Denny has hit a brick wall searching for the parents of Thomas A… I have not found any of these names in any of my Crockett family sources.

STOUT B. TEETER—John Derr sent a query about the Crockett family link. I could not help him but some interesting research a head. He is working from his grandmother’s memories. She told him that they were kin by marriage to David Crockett and Daniel Boone.  He has proven the Boone connection but not Crockett. Stout B. named a son David Crockett Teeter (1834). His daughter, Sallie, married Bob Derr and lived in Oklahoma before moving to Mexico in 1903. Most of the family was lost in Mexico when Pancho Villa destroyed their home.

ALEXANDER CROCKETT (David’s uncle) —I am always excited to get anything on this family. Jerry O. Worsham, II sent his complete line wanting to verify his link to David (1786-1836) It was clear he descended from Alexander. He shared more with me than I could give to him I only had the names of his great grandparents, Frank M. and Laura Crockett Aikin. H has since shared this family including a picture of his grandfather, Robert Leslie Aikin which was made about 1930 while he was working for the Gypsy Oil Company in Lyons Kansas.  He eventually became an Independent Oil man based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jerry noted that he was a very kind man and great with children. (great family history to put in the family tree.  I think there is more as I found his great-grandfather, Frank Aikin’s obituary and he too had an interesting productive life) JNB

The more we find, the more interesting our Crockett family becomes.

Joy Bland, Historian



Priceless Contributions – Our Editors & Newsletters


Jim Dumas     1986-1994

Vicky Henry      1994-2004

Ric John            2004-2006

Ray Oden            2006-2014

Tim Massey        2014-2020

(Featured Photo Taken by Mary Ann Claxton)

On one of her visits Vicky Henry and I spent one whole day at the dinning table sorting Crockett Go-Ahead Newsletters that I had collected over the years. We made two books, one for the Henry County Genealogy Library in Paris, TN and one for the Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown, TN. Some of the early ones are missing as they had been sent to new members until gone.

I have all the newsletters printed over the years. They are so interesting to read and for me such wonderful memories. The group pictures of each reunion are priceless as so many of our cousins and friends have passed away over the years but we have their pictures.

I hope this will encourage everyone to put your own book together for your family. It’s a good time to dig in those dresser drawers and closets and see what you might find.

A Newsletter Memory:

When Jim Dumas started the newsletter, he lived in East Tennessee. His mother, Billie Dumas and I lived in Paris, TN. Time would pass and no newsletter. If we were lucky Jim would show up at his mothers’ with a box or sack full of lose pictures and articles and ask Billie and I to put the newsletter together for the printer. Now, we had no experience at all and at times we had to find material to finish Jim’s ideas. I don’t know how we did it but we did and had a lot of laughs so when I hear “newsletter” this memory pops up every time.

Joy Bland, Historian

Newsletter Editor Sought

In the midst of COVID, we are searching for a new editor for our newsletters.  We appreciate all that Tim Massey has done and continues to do for our organization.

The person we are seeking is not responsible for content.  Articles and content are submitted by our members to the editor.

Please notify us immediately of your interest.