Presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who already has been publicly humiliated by a debunked claim of Native American heritage, now appears to have a great-great-great grandfather who was a noted militia “Indian fighter.” He was among 600 Tennesseans who volunteered to serve in a battalion to fight against the Seminoles in Florida.
Warren’s ancestor Jonathan Crawford served in Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion of Tennessee Volunteer Militia from November 1837 to May 1838, during which it fought two battles in Florida against the Seminoles, according to Breitbart.
Neoma O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is Sen. Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother. She and Jonathan Crawford were parents of Sen. Warren’s great-great-grandfather Preston H.Crawford.
In 1836, Crawford had also served in the Tennessee Militia that rounded up Cherokees living in Tennessee at the beginning of the Trail of Tears.