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John Robards + Sarah ___
Joseph Lewis + Sarah Cocke
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John Jouett1730 -- 1802avatar
Mourning Glenn Harris27 MAY 1732 -- 1805avatar
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Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr.

Birth7 DEC 1754
 
Religion1754
 
He was of an old Norman family of Huguenot origin settled in Touraine
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USA Militia / Captain / Revolutionary War
Flag of United States
Death1 MAR 1822
 
Aged: 67.2 years
Jack Jouett rode forty miles at night from Cuckoo Tavern in Louisa County, to Charlottesville and Monticello to warn Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others that British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and his army were enroute to capture them. They escaped.

In honor of his heroism, the Virginia Assembly awarded Captain Jouett a “brace of silver mounted pistols and a jeweled sword.”
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Matthew Harris 

22 APR 178810 AUG 1827  KY, Mercer Co Margaret Henderson Allen 
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William Robards 

12 APR 17951 MAY 1852  KY Sarah Taylor 
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Thomas Jefferson 

14 JAN 180119 NOV 1829  KY,of Polly Daniel 
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  3. Website:Harris Family of Virginia: Captain Thomas Harris - Immigrant;
    Source from: Tom Burks
  4. Website:The Midnight Ride of Jack Jouett that Saved Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry;
    Source from: Tom Burks
  1. Website:Worldconnect--Harry Owen (Martin) I do not like to use Worldconnect as a source. Even though this site has no sources, it is a good place to check family connections, dates, and places. I then go elsewhere to find good sources.;
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