I've been looking at the connections made by Ron Crockett and Donald E. Maring and their research is extensive and very well done. There is another aspect to this time frame of families that I'd like some input on which involves the Gordon sisters, daughters of James and Nanny Gordon.
Andrew Floyd m. Nanny Gordon (Nancy) in the 1770 time frame.
David Elder m. Margaret Gordon in the same time frame.
Thomas Janes m Mary Gordon in the same time frame.
I'm researching the early settlers to Texas and one factor stands out. The Crockett family, the Elder family, the Floyd family and the Janes family were very early Texas settlers. The Janes boys came from John Janes who went to KY about 1808, the earliest Janes are Jerret Janes filing land claiming Texas immigration 1822 and Massach H. Janes claiming Nov 29, 1825 both receiving one league and one labor. The next are Henry S 1826, David T 1833, and John E 1834 Texas born native receiving one third league. Texas General Land Records list Davy Crockett, private from TN as having fallen in the battle of the Alamo Mar 6th, 1836. I'm wondering who he enlisted with, how long had he been in Texas? I've got an ancestor, James B. Floyd b1806/7 York, SC, a probable grandson of Andrew Floyd and Nanny Gordon, that claims service in the Republic of Texas Army for 3 months from the 22 Sept, 1836. I know that David Elder and Margaret Gordon Elder's two daughters both married David Crocketts, the first cousins of Davy by two uncles William and Robert, brothers of his father John. James Elder asks for land in San Augustin, TX on Sept 1, 1835 claiming to be single upon his immigration to the land in 1831 and asking for 1/3 league for farming. He is also in Robertson Co, Texas 1833, receiving a league and a labor for a 1st class headright. I'm wondering if a family connection brought these families to Texas during the same timeframe. Is anyone researching these connections and their Texas migration? I sure would like to know what others have found. Cynthia Couch Rodriguez
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