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Re: texas ranger JETTS

Posted: 1350945063000
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There is much info on the JETTS as Rangers, etc. One source: 'Veteran Biographies of the Herzstein Library in San Jacinto'. I've been to the 'TX Rangers Museum in Waco, TX'; they didn't have anything at least on display or about the Jetts, but doesn't mean they don't on file. I haven't followed up as still working on genealogy outline for 4 lines in my TX husband's family. (FYI: 'The Lone Ranger' was based on the life of TX Ranger JOHN REID)

Would you like quick lineage summary, first?

JOHN W. JETT, b.1787, Montgomery Cty., VA, d.1840, White Cty., TN. [son of Stephen and Francis (Howerton) Jett of the North Fork of Holsten River, Washington Cty., VA.] In 1810 in Montgomery Cty., VA, JOHN married MARY POLLY (WHITE), b.1791, VA, d.1860, White Cty., TN, [daughter of John and Martha (Phillips) White of White Cty., TN. (WHITE my husband's line)]

[The WHITEs were early settlers in VA, then early in White Cty, TN; some remained there, others removed to TX.]

John and Mary (White) Jett resided in White Cty., TN near her parents and raised numerous children there. Four sons went on to become TX Rangers:

JAMES MATTHEW JETT, b.1811, White Cty., TN, d.1845, Fayette Cty., TX. (TX Ranger)(he and fellow Ranger, Simeon Bateman, murdered by John Schultz in 1845)

STEPHEN JETT, b.1813, White Cty., TN, d.1842, Salado Creek, Bell Cty., TX. (TX Ranger)(ambushed/killed just after Battle of Salado)

MARTHA PHILLIPS "Patsy" JETT, b.1816, White Cty., TN, d.1896, White Cty., TN

JOHN WHITE JETT, b.1817, White Cty., TN, d.1874, White Cty., TN.

ELIZABETH JETT, b.1818, White Cty., TN, d.1880, Trenton, TN

Maj. WILLIAM "Bill" GLENN JETT, b.1821, White Cty., TN, d.1872, San Antonio, TX. (TX Ranger)

FERDINAND JETT, b.1823, White Cty., TN, d.1849, Fayette Cty., TX, of cholera. (TX Ranger)

MARY ELIZABETH JETT, b.1825, White Cty., TN, d.aft.1870, White Cty., TN

ARCHIBALD OVERTON JETT, b.1827, White Cty., TN, d.1905, White Cty., TN.

WOODSON PHILLIPS JETT, b.1829, White Cty., TN, d.1865, Fort Riley, KS

SARAH E. JETT, b.1831, White Cty., TN, d.1896, White Cty., TN.

THOMAS JEFFERSON JETT, b.1834, White Cty., TN, d.1889, White Cty., TN

I have more on WHITE and also JETT, i.e. spouses etc. if you want more.

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