In a letter dated May 1987 from George Hoskinson, he stated that a family tradition is that James Marriott (first Marriott to Hardin County) came down the Ohio River on a raft. The raft broke apart below Louisville, Kentucky so he swam ashore. He made his way to Elizabethtown, which had not been settled for long (est 1798}, where he settled.
It is recorded that James Marriott come to Hardin County, Kentucky in 1818 by the Hardin County Historical Society biography of William H. Marriott and by Two Centuries of Elizabethtown and Hardin County, Kentucky, 1776-1976.
He was a soldier of the War of 1812, a private in Captain Elisha Brown's Company.
He served at or about the time the British Fleet were in the Chesapeake Bay, a short time before the attack upon Washington City.
Source: Michael R. Massey <firstname.lastname@example.org> JAMES MARRIOTT OF MARYLAND Text download on 11/23/2001
Title The Riggs family of Maryland : a genealogical and historical record, including a study of the several families in England Author Ancestry.com Note The Riggs family of Maryland : a genealogical and historical record, including a study of the several families in England Publisher Ancestry.com Operations Inc Publisher Date 2005 Publisher Location Provo, UT
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