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Capt Dennis Trammell

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Capt Dennis Trammell

  • Birth 1759 Amelia County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 29 Mar 1849
  • Burial Winfield, Scott County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 35297408

Revolutionary War veteran.

In Orange Co, NC ca. 1778 he married:
Elizabeth ________ (aka "the widow Brassfield").

From their marriage, four children are known:

James Trammell
Nancy Ann Trammell Angel
Peter Trammell
David Trammell

In Russell Co, KY on 27 April 1841 Dennis married Martha Cooper and is purported to have had up to four or more children with her, but his actual biological parentage of these children is in doubt.

"CAPT. DENNIS TRAMMELL MONUMENT UNVEILED," written by Paul Roy, FNB Chronicle, Vol. 20, No. 4, Summer 2009, (ed. by Josetta Griffith), a quarterly supplement of the Oneida, Tennessee Independent Herald:

"Some 75 persons, most of whom are direct line descendants of Revolutionary War Militia Captain Dennis Trammell, turned out for a patriotic ceremony Saturday, June 20, 2009. It was an event dedicated to the memory of a man who was born 250 years ago. It was a beautiful setting on a hot and humid afternoon at the Houk Trammell Cemetery near Winfield when a finely-crafted monument honoring Trammell's exploits in the war was unveiled and his life revisited.

"At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009, a middle-aged man and his family from Michigan began planting small American flags on the shoulder of the Pleasant Grove Road from U.S. 27 a little over three miles to the intersection with Alderville Road, and then on that road to the Houk Trammell Cemetery another three-quarters of a mile distant.

"Stephen P. Trammell and his family were marking the route to the cemetery, which later in the day would be the site of a very special ceremony for him and other descendants of Revolutionary War Captain Dennis Trammell.

"It was just another chore he took upon himself to do in a mammoth undertaking stretching over several months, consuming much of his time and money, but one which would culminate in the unveiling of a monument to a man who made many sacrifices for his country.

"Later in the morning, Trammell and his family joined a gathering at a gazebo near the lake at Oneida City Park for fellowship and food. In the early afternoon, they all piled into cars and rode in a procession from Oneida up Hwy. 27 to Winfield, and onto the flag-marked route to the cemetery--which was decorated with red, white and blue ribbons, and American flags. Near the center of the cemetery stood a monument draped with a patriotic quilt-like covering. Above and behind the monument, fluttering in the breeze, were a U.S. flag, six state flags, and three Revolutionary War battle flags.

"As the procession arrived, they were greeted by several of those who would be participating in the ceremony, including a small group of 'patriots' decked out in period clothing of Colonial America, some armed with period and/or replica firearms. Among those so attired were Bob Hughes, a member and past president of the Tennessee Society of the [Sons of the] American Revolution, along with Ernie Smart, Brian and April King, Bobby Bowling and Tiffani Morrow of the 'Highland Regulators,' a local group of 'shooters,' who would later fire a volley in honor of Capt. Dennis Trammell.

"Tracy and Angela Wilson, a bagpipe player and drummer, respectively, from Knoxville were in traditional Scottish dress and provided some of the music for the ceremony. The Chitwood Family Singers--Paul, Jonathan, Jeffery, Jeremy and Joel Chitwood--also performed.

"Other participants on hand for the event included members of the Stearns, Ky. American Legion honor guard, who would lay wreaths at the graves of World War II soldiers Grover Hill, Francis and Herman Trammell--all three of whom were descendants of Capt. Dennis Trammell. The honor guard would later fire a salute to Capt. Trammell and play of 'Taps.'

"Cub Scout 182 was in charge of the flag-raising ceremony; and Greg Perkey, Myron Trammell, Jeff Boyter and James Trammell (all either 4th or 5th great-grandsons of Capt. Dennis Trammell), were chosen to unveil the monument.

"Marilynn Miller and Nancy Keith, both 4th great-granddaughters of Capt. Trammell, read the certificates for the various flags--all of which, it turns out, have flown over their respective state capitols in recent weeks in honor of Capt. Trammell, as was the case with the U.S. flag having been flown over the U.S. Capitol.

"Also participating in the ceremony were Todd Williams, founding past president of the General Joseph Martin Chapter (Cumberland Gap) of the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.); Robert Hughes, past president of the Tennessee Society of the S.A.R. (from Jackson, Tenn.)

"Margaret Terrell of the Clinch Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), and Rose Mary Hill Green, 4th and 5th great-granddaughter of Capt. Trammell and a member of the Pleasant and Plains of Damascus, Maryland Chapter of the D.A.R., who would join in laying a wreath at the monument site.

"Scott County Mayor Rick Keeton also participated in the program, and read a resolution recently adopted by the Scott County Board of County Commissioners designating June 20, 2009, as 'Capt. Dennis Trammell Day' in Scott County.

"Of course, the man behind it all, Stephen P. Trammell, directed the ceremony, making several personal, emotional and patriotic comments from his opening remarks through his introductions of participants and in his final comments concerning the 'Freedom Soil' he had collected during a tour of all the places that Capt. Dennis Trammell had lived or fought from his birthplace in Amelia County, Virginia to his final resting place in Scott County, Tennessee.

"The program, although just over an hour in length, was a fitting tribute to a true patriot whose legacy lives on in the form of what must be tens of thousands [of] descendants and a beautiful monument in the hills of East Tennessee."

Paul Roy, FNB Chronicle, Vol. 20, No. 4, Summer 2009.

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  • Created by: Spaceman Spiff
  • Added: 29 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35297408
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Dennis Trammell (1759–29 Mar 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35297408, citing Trammell Cemetery, Winfield, Scott County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Spaceman Spiff (contributor 46783007) .