The Crockett / Sayers Chronicles
When I file myself and my siblings and our children in Fort
Worth it be the next generation of Crockett descendants in Texas.
I have in my hand the processed membership for the Society of Colonial
Wars filed in June 12, 1975 by my Uncle Edwin Bert Sayers. I am a
direct descendant of Captain Joseph Louis Crockett, Jr. who was born
in Donegal, Ireland on May 6, 1697 was a resident of Virginia and
died at Shawsville,Virginia (Montgomery County) in 1767. The books
that I have are copies of books in the Library of Congress showing
that we (my family) decend from France. J.L. Crockett, Sr. was born
in France on July 10, 1643 and was the son of Antoine de Saussure-Perronette
The paper chroncicles Crockett descendants from France in 1643 to
their Texas descendants (and to my Mother's siblings through 1975).
We have a bedroom in my grandfather's house in Fort
Worth that has been in the family since 1910 where my uncle lives
with the documentation. I was brought home to that same house from
the hospital in 1958. My uncle has walls of Crockett descendant photos
and books that he was worked on since 1970.
My Uncle, Edwin Bert Sayers is now 81 years of age. He is 6'3" and
wears a Men's size 15 shoe. (He used to wear size 13 but size 15 "feels
better" with his Dr. Scholl's insoles!) Uncle Bert is known to the
family as the "gentle giant", and is a kind-hearted Christian soul.
He has a great sense of humor and is telling all of the nurses in
the hospital that he is 5'15"! He is a real joker and a sweet Christian
man. He needs to be tape recorded and soon. He can tell you all of
the family history and has documentation that details which boat that
the Crocketts came to USA in and on what shore. He has researched
and chronicled the Sayers family plantation land that is still in
the family in Virginia.
We have unbelievable family history of descendants (Crockett to Sayers)
that were an Officer to George Washington (a Sayers), a Gov. of TX
in 1898 (Joseph Draper Sayers, my grandfather's cousin with his same
name. His painted photo is in Texas State Capitol Rotunda) and also,
my great grandmother on Crockett side was Mrs. Baird's sister.
There is a connection to Daniel Boone, also (all documented!)
The Hope & Anchor plantation in Virginia is still in the family in
Draper's Valley, Virginia. Uncle Bert told me recently that our family
(Sayers) go back to Scotland and that Ben Sayers, either was a founder
of the game of golf or a co-founder (I may be wrong about that). The
photo that I saw was of Ben Sayers at the famous St. Andrews golf
course in Scotland. Also, it was discovered that the Sayers family
forged some of the musket balls that were used at Valley Forge. Aside
from all of the unbelievable family history...my Uncle Bert tells
me that he recently discovered that John Thompson (Crockett/Sayers
descendant) was one of several men credited with to bringing Christianity
to the United States and that is Uncle Bert's proudest claim.
| Yes, Elizabeth
Gose Crockett (and we have photos) is my great, great grandmother.
My name is Melissa (Lisa) Anne Jemison Roberts. I was born in Fort
Worth on Jan. 22, 1958 to Gerald Joseph Jemison, Sr. and Lola
Annie Sayers Jemison. They are deceased. I have three siblings plus
their children who are mostly all living in the Metroplex of Fort
Worth plus Austin and
Christi. The next Crockett generation is due to be born in the
Spring of 2008 to my daughter, Paige.
All books verifying Crockett descendants plus some original photos
of descendants are listed in my uncle's, (Edwin) Bert Sayers estate.
My desire is to share this with my siblings, children and their cousins
and any other Crockett descandants.
I believe I've written the "Crockett connection" as best as I understand
it...but....my Uncle Bert Sayers can verify and correct any miscalculations
that I've written. You may publish my email address so that it might
help connect with any other Crockett descendants. - Melissa (Lisa)
Jemison Roberts, August 14, 2007, email@example.com
Crockett Monument - Acton State Historic Site