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Crocker, John and Charity Pope of IOW and NC
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: January 08, 2002 at 11:45:21
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I think this quote below may answer your question to me.

I found this info on the web on the US Gen Web archives site last spring but cannot seem to bring it up today so I will quote parts to you. This all comes from a book titled Our Crocker Ancestors, by James Francis Crocker, written April 19, 1907 and published 1914 by Whitson and Shepherd, Portsmouth VA. Transcribed 1998 by Michael L. Crocker, from photocopy of booklet in NC State Archives Genealogy Library, call no. GR 929.2 C938C.

Exerpts:.......The first of our Crocker ancestors of whom I have positive informaiton and identity, was Edward Crocker. The home that Edward owned came down through ancestors to my brother William Andrew and then to me. There were a number of other Crockers in the county contemporaneous with Edward, but I never heard of any claim kinship with any of them. The will of Edward dated 24 Sept 1751, mentions two sons, William and Thomas, daughter Martha, wife of Ambrose Hadley, and his grandson, Joseph, who was the son of his son William. Son Thomas died without issue. Son William built the house in which I was born. Two brick on the house have cut into them "William Crocker" and "1756". When the house burned down, my brother, J.O. Thomas Crocker, secured for me these two bricks. William married Miss Milner, and surviving his wife, he died in 1791. He left the following children: Joseph, William, Milner, John, Molly, Sarah, and Henry. Henry died unmarried. Molly died unmarried. Joseph died unmarried but testate. His will dated Mar 26, 1803 mentions his brother William and William's son John. Sarah married Tristam Godwin and died without issue.

John Crocker removed to Southampton Co and married Miss Pope. He died leaving his wife and issue surviving him, who after his death moved to Northampton Co, NC. In 1860, I met at the Macon House, Portsmouth, one of his descendants, a son, Milner Crocker. Some years ago I opened up a correspondence with this branch of the family. My letters will show who were the then living descendants of the said John Crocker.

Milner Crocker, son of Wm and Miss Milner, married Polly Chapman, and had: Sally, Betsy, Henry, John, and William. Henry and John died unmarried. Sally married Jacob Jones and left issue. Betsy married Edwin Stringfield and had: Penina, Emma, Webster Chapman, Amarintha and George W. William married Martha Glover and had John, Georgiana, Mary Lou, Eugenia, Lavinia and Martha Ann.

William, son of William and Miss Milner inherited the Crocker home place. On the 18th of Dec 1788 he married Elizabeth Wilson, dau of Willis Wilson and Sarah Blunt.

Willis Wilson was a very prominant man in Surry Co. (There is more info on this man and his relationship to Andrew Woodley mentioned here).

William Crocker, survived by his wife, Elizabeth and died in Jan 1817, leaving: William (3), John, Sampson, Margaret, and James. He was known as Major William Crocker. He gave his homeplace to James Crocker, my father. I knew all of his children. (He then goes on with this line and whom they married and their issue).

Ria ><>


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