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William Twitty, Sr
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Birth: 1772
Virginia, USA
Death: 1808
Illinois, USA

The son of John, Sr. and Anne Twitty, he married neighbor Sarah Mackey c1789 in Pendelton Dist. of South Carolina. A son, William, Jr. was born in 1790.

In 1790 census he is living with his parents in Dist. 96 of South Carolina. Neighbors are William Mackey, Randolph Casey, Wm & Dicey Baker, all adjacent to the boundary of the Cherokee Nation. About 1796 the Mackeys, Twittys, Caseys and Bakers crossed the Cumberland Gap. The Mackeys & Twittys went to Green Co.(later Barren Co) KY. An 1800 tax record lists William Twitty as head of household in Barren Co. Kentucky Territory.

On 1 Oct 1808 a petition was sent to Congress from "the inhabitants of Randolph Co. in Indiana Territory." They were 'squatting' or homesteading in Bloomfield Township near Vienna, now in southern Illinois. Among the signatures was Levi Casey, William Twitty, Sr. and William Twitty, Jr.

The 1810 census for Indiana Territory lists Levi Casey but neither Twitty male. The Twitty men do not appear in any record afterward. It is supposed by the family that they were killed in a confrontation with Native people between Oct 1808 and the 1810 census taking.

This research is credited to the work of Doris Provart Gower. Corrections or additions are welcome. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Sarah (Twitty) Mackey Bodine (1775 - 1846)*
  Sarah Mackey Twitty (1775 - 1846)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: disappeared in Indian territory
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36535692
 

Rest in peace.
- Rosemary
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014
 
 
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