The main error is in confusion between Robert Tweedy (born 1765) and his son John Tweedy (born 1791 and their sons named Robert. The son named Robert D Tweedy who married Mary Holyfield and is the son of Robert Tweedy (1765). The son Robert Craft Tweedy (born 1819) and is the son of John Tweedy (1791) married Mary Craft.
Robert D Tweedy (born 18 Nov 1811) and Robert C Tweedy (born 1819) both migrated to Arkansas. The family of Robert D Tweedy, later migrated to California.
|re-enactors in western frontier Ranger attire 1812, very typical of this time period|
John Tweedy born 1791, was a veteran of the War of 1812; he was in Captain Owen Evans' company of Illinois Mounted Rangers, rank of private. John Tweedy was born in 1791 and was circa age 21 year old when he enlisted in the Rangers and served, we assume, at least until 1815 or so, perhaps longer. His father was the first Constable for Union County in 1818.
There were frequent Indian raids during this time (1812 and onward). These raids were destructive and violent. The British did their best to equip the Indians with whiskey, guns, ammunition, and equipment, with orders to destroy and steal from the settlers in Illinois, and to kill those they could corner. The animosity created by the British and their Indian allies did much to pressure officials later to encourage Indian removal. Too many raids, too many killings and too much destruction had taken place. History is a messy business.
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