is disagreement and inconsistency in the available genealogies
for the families referenced in the text of this book. The
lack of original documents makes it impossible to resolve them.
The work presented is a collection of the best known data.
A genealogy of the Price – Priest – Preec – Preece family
was not attempted.
Given the numerous variations in the spellings of the surname,
and the frequent recycling of first names, and the broad
disagreement among the various genealogies available on line, it
was impossible to construct a reasonably accurate genealogy for
this family. It is
to be regretted, as they were one of the most significant of the
Elk Garden families.
James Crabtree I was born in Harford Co. (old Baltimore
Co.) Maryland in 1750.
His parents were William Crabtree III and Hanna Whitaker
immigrated to Saltville, Va. in 1772, and died there in 1823.
His settlement right is LO P-721, 300 acres south and
across the North Fork of the Holston River from Watson Gap, a
couple of miles or so up river from Saltville.
He was a captain in the Washington Co, Militia.
His wife was Rhoda Benton.
His brother was Jacob, also of Saltville.
John Crabtree, also of Saltville, was a brother of James
I and Jacob. He had
a son named James, who was born 1756, who therefore was a first
cousin of James I.
This James’s wife was Elizabeth (maiden name presumed to have
Excellent genealogies of Jacob Crabtree:
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