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On May 14, 1796, John Nave of Jefferson County, Tenn., conveyed to his son Jacob Nave of Jefferson County, a tract of land on Pigeon River in Jefferson County, adjoining Henry Nave's property line, according to Whitley.
Carter County tax lists of 1796 include Teter Nave, with 200 acres; John Nave, with 100 acres; and Abraham Nave (probably Teter's son), with 50 acres, according to Creekmore. Carter County tax lists of 1797 also include Teter, John and Abraham Nave.
Cocke County, located at the foot of the Great Smokey Mountains, was created by an act of the state's general assembly on Oct. 9, 1797, from part of Jefferson County. It was named after William Cocke, a prominent military leader, civil officer and land owner in Tennessee. He was also one of the first two U.S. senators from Tennessee. On Feb. 5, 1799, John Nave Sr. of Cocke County conveyed to his son John Nave Jr. of Cocke County, land on Pigeon River, adjoining Henry Nave's part of the original grant No. 1067, for £100 Virginia money, according to Whitley.
In 1800, John Nave is listed on the Jefferson County tax list as being part of Capt. Turner's Company, with 200 acres, one white poll and one black poll. John Nave is listed on Aug. 6, 1800 as owning land on Big Pigeon River.
Jefferson County court minutes of 1807-10 show a bill of sale from John Nave Sr. to John Nave Jr.
On April 20, 1808, John Nave Jr. purchased Grant No. 3 of 187 acres in Cocke County on Big Pigeon River near Jacob Nave's property, crossing Sevierville Road to Newport to Henry Nave's line to Sinking Creek on Nave's Road.
Several Naves from Tennessee are listed as serving in the War of 1812 including:
- Abraham, private in 2nd Regiment Mounted Gunmen (Col. John Brown's) East Tennessee Volunteers
- Abraham, private in 2nd Regiment (Lilliard's) East Tennessee Volunteers
- Cornelius, private in Col. T. McCrory's Regiment West Tennessee Volunteers
- Henry, private in Col. Samuel Bunch's Regiment Mounted (1813-14) East Tennessee Volunteers
- Henry, private in 2nd Regiment Mounted Gunmen (Col. John Brown's) East Tennessee Volunteers;
- Jacob, private in 2nd Regiment Mounted Gunmen (Col. John Brown's) East Tennessee Volunteers
- John, fifer in Col. T. McCrory's Regiment West Tennessee Volunteers
- Jonathan, private in Col. Samuel Bunch's Regiment Mounted (1814) East Tennessee Militia
- Michael, private in 5th Regiment (Col. Booth's) East Tennessee Militia
- Samuel, private in Col. Samuel Bunch's Regiment Mounted (1814) East Tennessee Militia
The South was a major concern during the war, not only because of the threat of the British invading, but also from Creeks who sided with the British and attacked American forts and outposts and then would often escape across the border into Florida, then part of the Spanish empire. In response to the threats, the Tennessee Legislature authorized Gov. William Blount to call out 3,500 volunteers in addition to 1,500 militia already in service.
Gen. Andrew Jackson had been commissioned earlier by Blount, and the future president met the full militia on Oct. 7, 1813, in Fayetteville, XXXX. At the same time, Gen. John Cocke, with a division of 2,500 from East Tennessee, arrived in Knoxville, Tenn. Attacking at Tallassahatche, Jackson defeated a band of Creeks, killing 186. Following the slaughter, the Hillabee Indians, who lived along the Tallapoosa River, sued for peace, which Jackson accepted. Cocke, unaware of the negotiations, advanced from Fort Armstrong and attacked and burned three Hillabee towns, killing 60 warriors. The Hillabees felt betrayed and Jackson was furious upon hearing the news.
Cocke's army joined Jackson's forces and continued to Strother, xxx., but Jackson soon sent Cocke back to Tennessee to recruit a new army. Shortly after New Year's, 900 Tennessee volunteers arrived and a new attack on the Creeks was made on Jan. 15, resulting in another victory. By Feb. 6, Jackson had of 5,000. Some Tennessee volunteers were unhappy with their conditions and openly expressed their discontent. Jackson perceived this as insubordination and took several steps stamping out the problem. When he learned that Cocke was sympathetic toward their complaints, Jackson relieved him of his command and had him arrested.
Learning that 900 Creek warriors with 300 women and children had fortified a position on the Tallapoosa River called Tohopeka, Jackson attacked on March 27. Col. John Coffee's cavalry set fire to the Creeks' rampart made of logs. Jackson stormed the ramparts with the 39th Infantry, supported by a brigade from East Tennessee. The infantry's leader, Maj. L.P. Montgomery, was fatally wounded in the attack and Ensign Sam Houston took his place. The Creeks were overwhelmed with about 700 warriors killed. In comparison, only 32 of Jackson's men were killed. The battle sealed the fate of the Creeks.
With the resignation of Gen. William Henry Harrison, Jackson was appointed commander of the 7th Military District, headquartered in Mobile, Ala. On Oct. 25, 1813, Gen. Coffee arrived at Mobile with a newly raised Tennessee brigade bringing Jackson's forces to about 4,000. The British had taken over two forts near Pensacola and Jackson decided to go there and face the enemy. He arrived near Pensacola with an army of 3,000, made up of two regiments of regulars, Tennessee volunteers and militiamen, and an attachment of Choctaw Indians. They attacked and overwhelmed Fort St. Michael. The British destroyed Ft. Baracas after evacuating it. With the British gone, Jackson returned to Mobile and soon turned his attention to New Orleans.
In 1818, John Nave of Jefferson County acted as attorney for his son-in-law Daniel Thornton in selling 88½ acres in Jefferson County on Muddy Creek to John Rader of Greene County. Isaac Nave signed as a witness to the deal.
In the June 19, 1821, issue of the Knoxville Register there is a list of land to be sold Aug. 6, 1821, in pursuance to law passed Oct. 19, 1819, in the town of Dandridge, per M. Nelson, E.T. In Jefferson County it lists, "A tract of land granted to John Nave containing 130½ acres in Jefferson County and the south of the Holston and French Broad." John Nave is listed as a taxpayer in Cocke County in 1821.
In 1824, Grant No. 10143 was sold to John Neff (Nave) for 56½ acres on the west side of Pigeon River in Cocke County. That same year, Grant No. 10160 was sold to John Neff for 50 acres on waters of Sinking Creek in Cocke County.
John Nave Sr. is believed to have died in Jefferson County about 1825.
John Nave Jr., born about 1763, in Mecklenburg County, N.C., married, first, Susan Good (or Gut) about 1786 in Greene County, N.C. They had six children, all of whom relocated to Missouri with their respective families. After Susan died, John Jr. remarried to Mary Catherine Derick, but they had no children. John Jr. died about 1836 in Cocke County.
John Jr.'s hobby was brick making, and his home was built where the Gorman House now stands. One day he drove his team of horses to Morrell Mill, on Morrell Spring, south of Newport in Cocke County. When the horses became frightened and began running toward a huge tree, one horse went to the left and the other to the right. This stopped them, and John Jr. realized that the tree being there probably saved his life. He was so thankful that his dying request was that he be buried beneath the tree with a brick tomb over him. His family built a temporary wood frame structure over him, but then soon after left for Missouri. Years later, when the dilapidated tomb was brought to the attention of neighbors, they wrote to a son in Missouri who had a mason construct a brick vault. It still stands ½ mile west of Newport, near the bridge, about 15 feet wide and 7 feet in height.
John Jr. and Susan Nave's children included:
- 1. Henry B., born Dec. 7, 1787, in Greene County. He married, first, Mary Elizabeth Brooks in 1808 in Cocke County. Henry acquired land in Tennessee and was a slave owner, according to Canard, and eventually moved to Missouri. Henry married, second, Amanda Church on April 30, 1846, in Cooper County, Mo.
- 2. Abraham B., born about 1790 in Tennessee. He is probably one of the two Abraham Naves listed as serving in the War of 1812 from Tennessee. He traveled to Missouri with his brother Isaac.
- 3. Mary Catherine, born March 28, 1791, in Jackson County, Tenn. She married Daniel Thornton April 1, 1809, in Jefferson County, Tenn. Daniel Thornton was born March 26, 1788, in Charleston, S.C. They are buried in Concord Church Cemetery, Arrow Rock, Mo. Their children included: Susan, Rebecca, John, Isaac, Catherine, Elizabeth, Mary Polly, Nancy, Lydia, George Henderson, Mary, and Andrew Jackson.
- 4. Rebecca, born 1794 in Tennessee. She married Isaac Clark Nov. 24, 1811, in Sevier County, Tenn. Isaac died June 4, 1830 in Lafayette County, Mo. She died Dec. 17, 1883. Their children included:
- A. Rev. Barnes, born Sept. 22, 1812, in Tennessee. He married Catherine Thornton, daughter of Daniel and Mary Thornton, on Feb. 25, 1836.
- B. William Jackson, born 1814, he married Nancy _______.
- C. John R.
- D. Jesse A., born 1823, married Sarah _______.
- E. Euphenia, married John F. Atchison.
- F. Mary S.
- 5. Isaac, born Sept. 11, 1797, in Jefferson County, Tenn. He married Lucy Romine before 1825, in Tennessee. Isaac first arrived in Saline County, Mo., in September 1820. He later returned to Cocke County and his son James was born there in 1833. He went back to Saline County in the fall of 1836 with a party of about a dozen slaves. He died Dec. 9, 1878, in Missouri and was buried in the family graveyard on his farm.
- 6. Nancy, born about 1799 in Tennessee. She married William Clark April 16, 1818, in Howard County, Mo.
Jacob Nave, born about 1775, married Elizabeth Adams in Tennessee, and they had 11 children. He may have been the Jacob Nave who served in the War of 1812 as a private in the 2nd Regiment Mounted Gunmen (Brown's) East Tennessee Volunteers. It is unknown when Jacob came to Missouri, but he probably brought his family to Saline County around 1820 to join relatives living there. Jacob died April 23, 1833, in Lafayette County, Mo.
- 1. Jesse, born Oct. 19, 1797, in Tennessee, later moved to Livingston County, Mo., where he made a name for himself as a merchant and postmaster. He married Isabella Smith Dickson in 1831. (See chapter "Livingston County, Mo.")
- 2. John, born in 1798 in Tennessee. He married Elizabeth Kelly on Dec. 24, 1823, in Saline Co. Elizabeth married second, Matthew Davis on July 2, 1847, and third, Dewitt C. Stone on Aug. 8, 1858. John and Elizabeth had two children:
- A. Jesse R., born in 1834 in Missouri, married Harriet M. Hiser on Feb. 1, 1855, in Sugar Creek, Cass County, Mo. They had three daughters:
- i. Lucrecia, born in 1856.
- ii. Louisa, born in 1858.
- iii. Elizabeth J., born March 12, 1860, married James M. Sliger on July 12, 1876, in Kansas City, Mo., and died on Sept. 14, 1914.
- B. Kathy, born in Lincoln County, Mo.
- 3. George, born in 1800 in Tennessee, married Nancy Jobe on May 31, 1821, in Saline Co.
- 4. Nancy, born in 1802 in Tennessee. She married James Fletcher on June 12, 1825, in Lafayette County, Mo. They had seven children: Lucinda, Isabella, Catherine, Eliza, James, Emeline and Ellen.
- 5. William, born about 1805 in Tennessee. He married Mahalia Trapp on Feb. 22, 1827, at Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo. Their children included:
- A. Cordelia Jane, born about 1828 at Savannah, Andrew County, Mo. She married, first, Thomas Reno, and secondly, Jefferson Ring on July 22, 1846.
- B. George Washington, born Nov. 19, 1829, in Rushville, Buchanan County, Mo. He married Martha Jane McCafferty on March 7, 1852, in Andrew County, Mo. He died on Aug. 6, 1914, in Rushville. She died Aug. 14, 1901. Their children include:
- i. Louann Elizabeth, born March 10, 1853, in Rushville. She married William Francis Murphy on Oct. 14, 1880 in Rushville. She died on Nov. 19, 1934.
- ii. William Franklin, born Feb. 21, 1855, in Rushville. On Aug. 12, 1877, he married Sarah L. Armstrong in Buchanan County, Mo. He died April 26, 1934.
- iii. Florence, born Sept. 27, 1856, in Rushville. She died March 12, 1859.
- iv. Laura Frances, born March 15, 1858, in Rushville. She married Silvester Hays on Nov. 5, 1876, and died May 30, 1923.
- v. Hugh M., born March 17, 1860, in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo. He married, first, Sarah Pryor and had a daughter, Kate, born Feb. 4, 1893, and married Henry Schweigert. She died May 25, 1979. Hugh married secondly, Emilie Katherine Bauer in 1894 in Provo, Utah. Their children included:
- a. William Eberhard, born Nov. 9, 1894, in Hailey, Idaho. He married Leila Marie Houser on Aug. 19, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He died April 2, 1987, in Grand Rapids.
- b. Hugh, born Aug. 5, 1896, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He married Bertha Fries.
- c. George W., born Dec. 19, 1898, in Hailey, Idaho. He married Charlotte Seltz and died in March 1970 in Washington, D.C.
- d. Florence D., born June 5, 1901, in Cuprum, Idaho. She married Claude Young and died in February 1985 in Lakeview, Mich.
- e. Raymond, born Sept. 14, 1903, in Council, Idaho. He married, first, Zenith Pheifer. He married second, Eva Clark on Sept. 2, 1961.
- C. Martin V., born in 1832, in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo.
- D. Jemiah, born about 1834, in Savannah. He married Collett Hanes on Nov. 9, 1948, in Andrew County, Mo., and died April 12, 1920.
- E. John Wesley, born Jan. 20, 1836, in Savannah. He married, first, Margaret Neaves on Dec. 21, 1854, in Clinton County, Mo., and, second, Louisa Vaughn on Feb. 25, 1875. He died April 12, 1919.
- F. Sally Ann, born about 1838 in Savannah. She married James Holman on Dec. 13, 1849, in Andrew County.
- G. Lewis Holt, born about 1840 in Savannah.
- H. Robert F., born in 1841 in Savannah.
- I. Victoria, born March 25, 1843, in Savannah. She married William Jesse Baxter on Oct. 19, 1860, in Buchanan County, Mo. She died on Dec. 12, 1910.
- J. Thaddeus Luther, born July 24, 1847, in Savannah. He married, first, Minnie White, and second, Martha Mary Chrysler in February 1876. He died on April 22, 1922, in Sugar City, Idaho.
- 6. Tabitha, born in 1808 in Tennessee. She married Benjamin Hartgrave of Kentucky and they lived in Livingston County. The spelling of Benjamin's surname changed a lot. He and his brothers have it spelled Hargrave in the 1830 census, Hartgrove in the 1840 census, and Hargraves in the 1850 census. Tabitha and Benjamin had four children: Elizabeth, born 1832; Isabella, 1834; John, 1838; and Tabitha, 1840. All of them were born in Missouri. After Tabitha died, Benjamin married secondly Elisabeth _______, and they had four children.
- 7. Elizabeth, born in 1809. She married _______ Punty.
- 8. James, born Dec. 25, 1811, in Cocke County. He married Lucinda Ann Harvey about 1832. They moved their family to Livingston County. James and Lucy and most of their children and their families eventually moved to Montana. (See chapter "Livingston County, Mo.")
- 9. Rebecca, born in 1814 in Tennessee. She married _______ Hartgrave, probably a brother of Benjamin Hartgrave, husband of Tabitha Nave.
- 10. Jackson, born in 1816 in Tennessee. He died about 1833.
- 11. Mary Polly, born June 22, 1819, in Missouri. She married William O. Jennings on Nov. 12, 1835, in Lafayette County, Mo. She died Oct. 13, 1889, in Livingston County, Mo. William Jennings, born 1815 or 1816 in Tennessee, was sheriff of Livingston County for a while and a close friend of Jesse Nave, his brother-in-law. In the 1850 census of Livingston County, Mo., William is listed as a farmer living with his family on land worth $450. William and Mary had nine children all born in Livingston County: Thomas, Elizabeth, William O. Jr., Mary, Isabell, Caroline, _______, Kate, and Frankie.
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