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About Cotton, Cruse, Ewing, Fuqua Clans
Welcome to our family's tribal page. This site lists many, many "tribes" including:  BARCLAY, BUCHEL, CARPENTER, COTTON, CREWS/CRUSE, EWING, FUQUA/FOUQUET,  HOOKE/HOOKS, LEVETO, MCQUEEN, PATAT, SHEFFIELD, SMITH and WHEELER.

Interesting family stories:
  • We have many early American colony settlers like John Crews, Jane Pierce, John Ladd, Nicholas Gattley and Jesse Smith. Dugal McQueen was sentenced to "transportation" to the colonies and indentured service for 7 years when he was captured by the English in the Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland.
  • We are part Scottish (Barclay, Ewing, McGehee, Wray), Irish (Wheeler), Swiss (Huber/Hoover), French (Bremer, Dozier, Fouquet/Fuqua), German (Ellemacher/Ellmaker) and English (Carpenter, Collier, Cotton, Crew, Hooke, Maxey and Pierce).
  • In 1620, our ancestor Jane Pierce was married to John Rolfe after his first wife, Pocahontas died. John is not really an ancestor, because Jane married our ancestor Roger Smith after Rolfe passed away.
  • Our g-g-g-g-great grandmother's aunt was Elizabeth Dandridge, Martha Washington's sister.
  • We are all Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Some of our relatives who fought in the American Revolutionary War: Jonathan Carpenter, Capt. Thomas Collier, David Crews, James Ingo Dozier, John Dryer, James Ewing, Henry Ewing Jr., Joseph Fuqua and the Ellmaker brothers: Nathaniel, Elias, Jacob, Anthony & John Leonard Jr.
  • A distant cousin of ours, 16-year-old Galba Fuqua, died at the Alamo.
  • Squire Aathan Cruse, was a soldier in the Texas War for Independence. He served in the Bexar Campaign in 1835. About 10 years later, Squire Aathan Cruse served in the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott. For his service in the Mexican War, Squire received a pension from the government for the rest of his life. A marker was erected by the State of Texas in 1962 by his grave in the Cruse Cemetery, Tyler Co, TX.
  • Squire Cruse's grandfather, David Crews, lived next door to Daniel Boone and they argued "tomahawk law" over their adjoining property lines.
  • Our ancestor James Walter Barclay and his father Walter were warm friends of Sam Houston in Tennessee. The Barclays moved to Texas shortly after Sam moved to Texas.
  • One of our ancestors, a naval officer named Robert Henley, had an American naval fighting ship named after him - the USS Henley. Robert's brother had a destroyer named after him too - the USS John D. Henley.
  • A Cruse relative, Carl Mann Cruse, was the captain of the USS Princeton when it recovered the astronauts of the Apollo 10.
  • We're related to Dr. Robert Hooke, a 17th century English scientist who discovered the law of elasticity (Hooke's Law).
  • We're related to Jean Fouquet, a 15th century French painter famous for mastering both panel painting and manuscript illumination, and for inventing the portrait miniature.
    Our in-laws have cool stories too:
  • The Levetos are related to Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind.
  • The Levetos are also related to the outlaw, 'Doc' Holliday!
  • The Patat's are descended from a Treasurer for the English Royal Court.
  • The Hanchey's have an ancestor who was a hired gun that fought in the Texas War of Independence. The State of TX erected a monument at his grave for his service.
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    Getting Around
    There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

    In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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