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Maj John Crittenden

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Maj John Crittenden

Birth
England
Death 30 Mar 1806 (aged 49–50)
Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown, Specifically: reportably buried on farm
Memorial ID 91513208 View Source

John Crittenden was born in Burwash, Sussex England and christened 5 Jan 1750 in the same town. He immigrated to Virginia in 1770. John served in the 11th Virginia Regiment of the Contenintal Army in the Northwest Territories and for his faithful survice was given a land grant in Kentucky after the war.
His wife is related to the Jefferson's of Virginia, Capt Thomas Jefferson 1677-1730 being her great-grandfather.
They established a "plantation" just outside of Versailles, Kentucky. John died when a tree fell on him while he was working his land. They had nine children: Harriett, John, Thomas, Margaret, Henry, Obedience, Robert, Caroline, Lucy.

This is a very distinguished family in American History.

The record information below was listed on this site before I came to manage it. There are some inaccuracies, but I will leave it in tact since it is an extraction from records.
DAR Library record
Crittenden, John
rank Major
Number Ancestor #: A027877
Born 1756
Died 1806 Woodford Co Kentucky
Pension # R134675V
Service # R134675V
Service
1) ALSO CAPT; COL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK,
2) 2) IL REGT 1777-1783

Residence:
Sinking Creek < Kentucky Co VA
Spouse:
Judith Harris

Note
Father of Senator John Jordan Crittenden {Whoose first wife was of the Lee family of VA}
father of Governor Robert Crittenden

Note-via a common ancestor John Crittenden was a distant cousin of george Crittenden who was a second husband of Nancy {Downing} Petitt Crittenden MCSwain who was related to the Vann and Ross Cherokee political families!
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