History – Revel de Tetenia, in the Danelaw Documents of London in the year 1154. Sir Richard Revell or Rivell died in 1222, and was the sheriff of Devonshire and Cornwall during the reign of King Richard (the Lionheart) 1st, 1189-1199. Also Revels, Revil, Reavell, etc. Many in Yorkshire from the late 14th century with one example on July 12th 1590, Margaret Revill who married Robert Cawthorne at Rotherham. The coat of arms has the blazon of an ermine shield, charged with a red chevron between three golden mullets, and a border engrailed, sable. The first recorded spelling of Revel is Robert Revel in 1177, in the Pipe Rolls of Essex, during the reign of King Henry IInd, 1154-1189.
(This is the ancestry – Revell line from which Gary Neal Revel came.
Some say John Joseph Revell was from the French Revell line yet others
believe that he was Irish-Scotch (Scotch Irish), English and Dutch
with maybe a little French thrown in.
If anyone has any other information or corrections please
email Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org with your take on it all.)
John Joseph Revell Line
John Joseph Revell was born abt. 1675. He owned land at Leecock Swamp, Isle of Wight Co in VA.
He married Anne UNKNOWN
Son: Randal Revell
Somerset, Maryland, USA
Died: 23 July 1739
Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
Wife – Katharine Holladay
Died: 23 July 1739
Son: John Joseph Revell
Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
Died: 1 Apr 1789
Wayne Co, North Carolina, USA
Wife – Elizabeth Ham
Wayne Co, , North Carolina, USA
Dobbs, , North Carolina, USA
Son: Matthew Revel – 1747-1803
Wife/Anna Gatling – 1780-?
Son: John Marion Revel – 1770- 1827
Wife/Mary Harris – 1770-1835
Son: Benjamin Revel – 1808-1884
Wife/Martha A. Revel – 1823-?
Son: Stephen Beauregard Revel – 1862-1934
Wife/Donie Sussanna Moore – 1878 – 1951
Donie Sussanna Moore – Andrew Line
Donie’s dad: Samuel W Moore
1836 – 1917
Donie’s mom: Mary J Andrew
1844 – 1933
Mary’s dad: Henry T Andrew
1818 – 1856
Mary’s mom: Sarah Ditto
1825 – 1906
Henry’s dad: Richard Andrew
1789 – 1840
Henry’s mom: Sarah Ann Turner
1793 – 1852
Richard’s dad: James Andrew
1754 – 1819
Richard’s mom: Mary Polly Bell
1775 – 1830
James’ dad: Richard Andrew
1722 – 1815
James’ mom: Sarah
1722 – 1792
Richard’s dad: Richard Andrew
1700 – 1776
Richard’s mom: Mary Bromwell
1700 – 1744
Richard’s dad: John Andrew
1660 – 1695
Richard’s mom; Mary Peck
Now – My Life
June 29, 1949
Born to Martha Marie Mitchell and Curtis Leamon Revel (Son of Stephen Beaugard Revel and Donie S. (Moore) Revel) in Florala, Alabama, United States of America. On this date Gary had a sister, Vivian Laney Revel and 2 brothers, Benny Curtis Revels, Kenneth Leamon Revel. Later Cecil Ray Fillingame Jr. would become his younger brother from the marriage of his mother with Cecil Ray Fillingame.
Recieved Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior and Lord in a small Assembly Of God church in Safety Harbor, Florida, USA.
Graduated Holmes County High School, Bonifay, Florida, USA and joined the United States Navy
Served in U.S. Navy, Primary duty station/Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare School and Command Training Pacific Fleet Headquarters. Training included Sonar, Electronics, Naval Intelligence and other specialized fields. Investigated and helped bring to justice Some who dealt in illegal drugs and espionage while participating in U.S involvement in the Vietnam War.
Honorably Discharged from United States Navy, moved from San Diego, California to Hollywood, California, USA. He was soon embraced by some of the most powerful movers and shakers in the Entertainment Business. His first recording session was scheduled within weeks. It was at Capitol Records, near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Gary was writing and recording different styles of music from country to rock. He soon began working with Juddy Phillips (Son of Jud Phillips Sr. and Nephew of Sam Phillips both of whom had helped launch the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others). Juddy served as his producer and manager for several years working together in Hollywood and Memphis, Tennessee.
Helped develop a production and distribution deal for the Titus Moody film, THE LAST OF THE AMERICAN HOBOES. This included the production of the sound-track album. Gary worked with Byron Spears, Juddy Phillips, Juddy Russell and others to eventually see the film finished and showing in theaters across the country. Richie Allan (written by Gary and Rick Strausser) and What More Do They Want (written by Gary and Jud Phillips) were recordings released on BJB records around this time.
Los Angeles, New York City, Memphis and eventually back home to Florida.
January 23, 1973
Married Linda Marie Willis
Shortly after Gary and Linda were married they moved to Elba Alabama where Gary worked as a Farmers Buyer Representative, a Bartender at the Heart of Dothan Motel’s lounge and then a Clothing Manufacturer’s Representative for Casey’s Jeans. They then moved to Nashville Tennessee where Gary Jr. was born and then moved back to Florida where Gary became an insurance agent. Several months later Gary, Linda and Gary Jr. moved back to Nashville where Gary signed a publishing agreement with Acuff-Rose Music Company. At the time Acuff-Rose was the number 1 Country Music publisher in the world. Curtise Leamon Revel II was born.
Wrote LITTLE DID WE KNOW (Ballad of Stringbean- David Akeman- and his wife Estelle) with Mary Noel-Kershaw, wife of Sculptor-Artist-Attorney Jack Kershaw. Released a single record of LITTLE DID WE KNOW and PEANUT MAN (Written by Gary and his wife Linda) on the Rebel Records label. The songs were published by Acuff-Rose ASCAP arm Milene and produced by John Erdelyan.
Wrote and produced AN OLD FRAME HOUSE. Members of the George Jones backup band played on the session.
During my investigation of Dr. King’s murder I wrote and Recorded the song THEY SLEW THE DREAMER . It was published by (Now SONY/ATV MUSIC) the Acuff-Rose Music Publishing Company, Milene Music Inc. ASCAP Gary met Roy Acuff this year who was helpful to him during this difficult year. Mary Noel-Kershaw was the co- writer on the song. Acuff-Rose was the Oldest and most Renowned Country Music Company in the world during the time Gary spent working with them. THEY SLEW THE DREAMER was released as a single record on Rebel Records of Nashville and immediately came under attack by the press. Gary also released the single record AN OLD FRAME HOUSE on Frame House Records.
February 7, 1980
Gary moves himself, his wife and three children; Gary Jr, Curtise, and Mary Revel to Hollywood, California where he reaquaints himself with some of his old friends.
Released the single record BOUND TO LOSE on Plain Wrap Records. This was a song Gary had written and produced in Hollywood in 1970 or 1971.
Earned Diploma in Advanced Theology from American Bible College, Pineland, Florida, USA. Elisabeth Marie Revel was born. Wrote PAC-MAN ON HER MIND with Joe Yore and released it on his newly formed record label Top’s Records. Gary produced this record with Irfan Mirza and some of the Mac Davis backup band were the session musicians.
Wrote UMBRELLA GIRL with Lockie Head. Produced the single record along with RIVER BOTTOM ROAD and released it on his Top’s Records label. Gary also founded a Christian Counseling ministry, Friends Indeed. He often worked the streets of Hollywood ministering to those who were on the brink of destruction. His ministry included answering calls of those who were desperate and sometimes going to their homes to pray for them and offer encouragement and help. Gary led many to the saving and healing touch of the Savior Jesus Christ.
For his next music project Gary took the name of ‘Czar Tuck’ then recorded and released the song TREAT AMERICA LIKE A LADY on his label, Top’s Records.
The song was dedicated to First Lady Nancy Reagan at a ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
The song was then recorded by Actor: Hal Jon Norman in a dramatic vocal performance and released on Top’s Records.
Began working with Dale Tuttle on getting his music released. Moved from Hollywood to Canoga Park, California.
Wrote “I KNOW (We’re Gonna Make It Love)”. Produced the single record with Dale Tuttle being the recording artist and Maria on the B side. Released it on Top’s and it hit the Cashbox indie charts. Alan Young worked on promotion.
Six children in school, sometimes 4 different schools at the same time. Gary was very involved with their education. He and his wife Linda, often served in the PTA becoming Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and then Co-Presidents at the Nevada Elementary in Canoga Park, California.
I negotiated and executed an agreement with filmmaker William Sachs to bring the story of his investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination to film.
I consulted with Producer -Director-Writer William Sachs on the screenplay for the movie tentively titled MLK about my investigation of the King Assassination. It is optioned by Braun Entertainment Group Inc. (Zev Braun and Philip Krupp) of Beverly Hills, California in association with Ted Turner’s TBS.
I release some of my music including They Slew The Dreamer on the internet.
A jury in Memphis, Tennessee finds Lloyd Jowers guilty of being one of many conspirators in the assassination of Martin Luther King jr. This finding validates Gary’s stand on the evidence since his investigation in 1977. No longer can any credibility be given to the false assertion that James Earl Ray killed Martin Luther King Jr.
I enter the fulltime ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Held my first evanglistic crusade on April 28, 2000 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills, California. He debuted THEY SLEW THE DREAMER at one of his Christian Concerts on August 27, at Chatsworth Foursquare Church.
Part of my ministry included my testimony of how God protected me in the midst of my investigation of MLK’s assassination. Martin Luther King Jr’s murder was planned and executed by organized crime and government insiders and was brought about partly by King’s stand against the Vietnam War. I have begun writing an autobiographical literary work with some information about my investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
I release some of my songs on mp3.com and HOLLYWOOD STAR” HIT THE TOP 10, AS DID “HOW MUCH MORE” also “MY BABY’S GONNA LEAVE” HIT THE TOP 100 OF THE NEW COUNTRY CHART.
Gary Revel Jr. wins Finnish Star contest in Finland.
Gary’s new song “MEET THE LORD IN THE SKY” is a hit as of January 5, 2002 and his other hit songs HOLLYWOOD STAR, AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER hit the top 40 of mp3.com’s music charts September 29 of 2001 in their respective categories of Rock-Americana and Country-General.
I had a head-on collision early in 2002 and reports of my death from the collision are greatly exagerated. I am spending most of my time recovering from the accident and writing. I amfinishing an autobiographical work “To Live Or Maybe Not” that I plan to publish soon. Gary Revel Jr. wins the Finnish Star in Finland.
Still recovering, and writing. Some time around this time Sony/ATV Music buys Acuff-Rose which includes Milene Music Inc. and the copyright to ‘They Slew The Dreamer’ as well as other songs by Gary. Gary calls Sony/ATV Music Nashville and learns that at least several of his demonstration recordings of his songs have been lost.
I publish my first autobiographical literary work, TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT.
He also publishes 4 books of poetry, The Poets Fare, Eternal Pursuit, Nobody and A Frost Thought, as well as the House Select Committee on Assassinations Interviews with James Earl Ray he recorded at Brushy Mountain Prison in 1977.
I publish my new book of poetry, ‘Milestones’ at lulu.com. The book is a compilation of his 4 chapbooks of poetry and new poems, some from his picture-poetry.
A link to a free e-book of over 50 poems by Gary is on the site as well as links to more of his poetry and art.
Gary releases a new CD “Deep Mountain Lake” on his Jongleur Music label. The CD includes 11 songs published by Sony/ATV that he wrote or co-wrote over a period of time that spans about 20 years. It is a semi-compilation CD in that ten of the songs are performed by Gary as the recording artist and one of the songs, I KNOW, is by the recording artist Dale Tuttle.
Gary releases a new Christian-Pop CD “I Give You Praise” on his Jongleur Music label. The song is published by his Jongleur Music publishing company.
Both these and An Old Frame House CD Single also the Christian CD Minstrel Sirvente are now available as well.
AN OLD FRAME HOUSE starts getting played on several Internet radio stations. Gary releases I KNOW, Artist: Dale Tuttle on the internet and it is immediately picked up and added to the Radio Louisiana playlist.
June 1st the CD-Album DEEP MOUNTAIN LAKE reached #23 on the Americana/Country Chart of the Roots Music Report. Gary releases the CD Album IN MY DREAMS on the Jongleur Music label. Gary hits the UBL Top 100 and Pop Charts.
Daughter, Elisabeth Revel gave birth to a newborn baby girl on November 11, 2006. Her name is Ariel Marie Revel-Marella.
Gary is traveling a lot this year and visiting family and friends. William Sachs has the option for the movie to be based on the story of Gary’s investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The music video of the song THEY SLEW THE DREAMER is available and has been viewed over 10,000 times in the few months it has been available. A number of interesting comments have been left at it’s You Tubeposting.
Gary also releases Mother Nature the music video with a hint at the possible dangers of Global Warming by Gary is playing on YallWire.com.
Albums now playing and for sale on iTunes and more.
Rebecca divorces Ron Gurule and marries William Buglehall in July.
Jongleur Music releases a new remix and remaster of They Slew The Dreamer on the Reverbnation.com disitribution channel.
MLK Movie Presentation published. The presentation is a Web Page presentation as well as available in Power Point and Power Point slide show.
I have started attending the St Christopher’s Episcopal church in Killeen, Texas.
Completed a new screenplay about the JFK assassination. It is co-written by author Robert Burnside and the title is ‘Other Thing’. We are in talks with some who have shown an interest in helping us get it made into a movie.
TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT, the autobiographical literary work by Gary is for sale atAMAZON.COM.
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