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Posted: 891172800000
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RE: SNEED. While trying to sort out Crocketts of NC, I came across one John H. Crockett who was married 7 Dec 1834 in Caswell Co, NC, to Frances Sneed (b ca 1815/16). They had a daughter Lucy A. about 1838/39, probably in Virginia. In October 1832, William Watkins, orphan, age 12, was bound to John H. Crockett. In 1836 John H. Crockett was one of several who were paid for "freight of tobacco". He apparently died young. Frances can be found in Danville in 1850 through 1880, but not on the 1900 Soundex. As of 1880 she lived near the south bank of the Dan River on Loyal Street, a stretch of several blocks running south from the River. Lucy was found last at home in 1870.

I also stumbled across a fascinating set of circumstances surrounding one Lucy Crockett of Person Co, NC, who was granted a divorce in 1808 by the NC legislature. Her petition (NC Archives, Raleigh) states specifically that her husband William was wasting her inheritance, that he was imprisoned for counterfeiting, that he had traveled through several states committing immoral acts, and had left Lucy to rear a son (not named in the record) of that marriage. She sought a divorce as protection from her husband's creditors. Records suggest that William and even her Lucy's own mother (also named Lucy) were cheating Lucy out of her inheritance and that others were helping her fight to regain it. I have federal records of William Crockett's counterfeiting trial. The case even reached President Thomas Jefferson's attention.

It appears that William Crockett married one of the younger heirs of a prominent Caswell/Person Co, NC, family, the Moores. Lucy was still a ward as late as 1799 which suggests that she was born in the late 1770s, during the Revolution.

I suspect that the John H. Crockett who married Frances Sneed was that son of William and Lucy (Moore)Crockett.

Do you have anything about this? Can Frances Sneed be identified?

All best,
Don Maring
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