Samuel McSpadden

TN 66 Jefferson County, between Seiverville and Dandridge



Photo taken by pam phillips




Historic Marker reads: Samuel McSpadden, powdermaker and Revolutionary War veteran, built this house in 1804, and died here on August 3, 1844. From a crude powdermill located 1/4 mile north he sent flatboats loaded with gun powder to New Orleans, where General Andrew Jackson used it in the Battle of New Orleans, the last major battle of the War of 1812.

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  • October 12, 2015: Added by pam phillips


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Samuel McSpadden
Posted May 5, 2020, by Regina Crookshank (ginafreeman [at] earthlink [dot] net)

I forgot to say Sarah McSpadden Crookshank was the child of Samuel and was mentioned in his will. Im getting too close to 70yo! When I was a child, I receieved the app paper for the Daughters of the American Revolution, I remember my Grandfather telling me it was something good but at eight I promptly lost it. Thanks again.

Samuel McSpadden
Posted May 5, 2020, by Regina Crookshank/ Cruikshank (ginafreman [at] earthlink [dot] net)

My 2or3Xgreat-grandmother was Sarah McSpadden that married William Crookshank. They lived in Jonesborough Tenn. My grandfatherJess Crookshank moved to Mounds, Ok. but kept the family home located in Tenn with the family. His brother John lived there until his death. Ive just found out about this connection and havent studied it much. Any information that someone would like to send would be welcomed. Thanks!

Samuel McSpadden
Posted January 14, 2020, by Littlefield (jacque76148 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

my 5th g-grandpa --- you are right, it is so cool to find these connections.

Samuel McSpadden
Posted October 10, 2019, by STEPHANIE L RALEY (stephie4263 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Samuel was my 6th great grandfather. this is very cool to find these historical landmarks from my ancestors