Patriot Ancestor: John Templeton, Jr.

on September 22, 2016

JOHN TEMPLETON, Jr. (1760 - 1820) - Both John Templeton, Sr. and Jr. from Rowan County, N.C. fought in the Colonial Wars including Dunmore's War of 1774. They then joined in the Revolutionary War and fought in the Battle of King's Mountain, a decisive battle, on Oct. 7, 1780. John Sr. was a sergeant and flag bearer and John Jr. was a private and fifer. When the father was killed in battle, John Jr. picked up the flag and carried it through the battle. For his service, John was awarded a warrant for 2,000 acres in Tennessee. John married Nancy Hawkins, daughter of Joseph Hawkins of Tennessee. One of his other daughters married John Sevier, first Governor of Tennessee, and the other daughter, Rebecca married John Crockett and gave birth to nine children, three daughters and six sons, the fifth one was Davy Crockett of Tennessee and Texas fame.  John Templeton, Jr. is the ancestor of Tommy (Tom) Jacob Meinecke.

Dinner Meeting - Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

Tom Green will present a program on the Battle of Saratoga and we will have a power point presentation on the Hodges Bend Cemetery clean-up. Dinner Meeting at Sweetwater Country Club 4400 Palm Royale Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Phone: (281)-980-4100.  Remember to let Lovell Aldrich know your meal choice when you make your reservation with him at (281)-491-1542. The deadline for reservations is the previous Friday at 6:00 PM.

In the News: The Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, Alexander Hodge Chapter

on September 17, 2016

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. Shown are members of the Alexander Hodge Chapter: Sons of the American Revolution members Tom Green, left, and John Thompson, right, and Daughters of the American Revolution, from second to left, Susan Kirby, Devoni Wardlow and Sharon Ring Rollins.
Posted: Fort Bend Herald, Friday, September 16, 2016 10:05 am, By DIANA NGUYEN