William Littlefield Jr. 16 May 1756 – 15 October 1836 • LDLV-22D Grandfather Gilbert Side Littlefield was born May 16, 1756, in Frederick County, Md., and moved with his parents to Union County, S.C., around 1770.During the Revolutionary War, he served in the South Carolina Militia during the period of 1776-1781. Related to Benjamin Rush REECE CITY—The Etowah chapter of the Alabama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will dedicated a marker in memory of Revolutionary War veteran William Littlefield Jr. at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.
early Caldwells:Mimi’s Side William James Cardwell 1500 – 1574 • L2RS-K8M grandfather McGee/Cardwell Side
Came from England: Thomas Cardwell Sr. 1614 – 12 May 1687 • L5ZZ-CXT Grandfather McGee Side. Immigrated to the Virginia Colony from Thornhill Parish, Yorkshire, England at age 21 on the ship Tristram & Jane 1636 King William, Virginia, United States. Burial 1687Christ Church Parish Cemetery, Middlesex, Virginia, British Colonial America
Thomas Cardwell II-father of below and married to “Little Flower Basket” 1660 – 1717 Grandfather McGee Side Mary Ann “Little Flower” Baskett Caldwell 1662 – 1737 Grandmother McGee Side Mary Ann ‘Little Flower’ Baskett was born about 1662 in Chickacoen (Chickacorn) District, Lancaster,Virginia. She was a Powhatan Indian.
Archibald Clendennin 1700 – 15 July 1763 Grandfather McGee Side
Archibald Clendenin Jr. 1720 – 15 July 1763 • L524-W3T Shared grandparents McGee side. Born about 1735 in Virginia (his ½ brother is our grandfather) The hostilities at Kerr’s Creek (called “Teas Creek” in earlier Augusta County records before abt. 1750) between the Shawnee Indians and the Scotch-Irish settlers of early Augusta County came during the height of this conflict. The stories of the conflicts at Kerr’s Creek have been passed down through generations and are still discussed by the current residents of modern-day Rockbridge County. As it was told, the Shawnee leader “Cornstalk” and many of his men viciously attacked, killed or kidnapped several early settlers in the Kerr’s Creek (also called “Teas Creek”) area on two occasions in 1759 and 1763. Here the Shawnees had the time of their lives. The leading citizen of this settlement was Archibald Clendenin, who had but recently been appointed constable of the Greenbrier district. He had come over from the Cow Pasture about 1760. He had married Ann Ewing about 1756, and they brought with them their first child, Jane, born early in 1758. Two other children were born to them at the new settlement. John was about two years old at the time of the raid, the other a young baby. Clendenin was likely about twenty-eight, and was famed as a hunter. There may have been a dozen or more families comprising what was known as the Clendenin settlement, and it is reasonable to suppose they were scattered over considerable territory. Hear Holcomb: “Her (Ann Clendenin’s) story of the surprise was as follows: On the day of the capture, while she was getting dinner, a seemingly friendly Indian entered, and soon after him another, followed at intervals by still others, until the house was filled with nineteen Shawnee warriors. Then Clendenin saw their imminent danger, and determined to make his escape. Watching his
chance, he darted through the open door and ran. But he was too late. Almost the same instant two Indians fired, both balls hitting him in the back, and he fell forward on his face dead.”