About me  and my       Genealogies

I have been a faithful Christian  for many years...

I grew up in Cape Cod Massachusetts... ....Most of my extended family is in Maine...

All my life, i have been a student of history. I had a great history teacher in the 7th grade, and he greatly enlarged my interest in the subject. History was the only subject i received A's in. My first interest was ancient Rome and I read Caesars Commentaries, Tacitus, and several others which I have in my library and study to this day. Homer, Plutarch, Herodotus are some of my others favorites. I have also read Gilmagesh and other similar techs, and am currently seeking more information on early Phoenician voyages, especially those voyages to the Americas. During the last 25 years I have become interested in Bible history and archaeology and have done much reading /study on this subject. The works of Josephus and other Hebrew writings are invaluable on this. I also have several historical novels such as Micheners "the Source", Mailers "Ancient Evenings" Waltari's "the Egyptian". The cover has fallen off my ""25 centuries of sea warfare" !! and nearly so my "Strategy" by Liddell Hart.

 

In more modern history, I am involved in experiental archaeology, reenacting the early American period of the 1830's. I am currently completing a half scale 12 pounder mountain howitzer. I am also writing an article on the early French explorers Radisson and Groseillers (1660's-1700) for a historical magazine from the resources I have on this. Some other sources I have are Parkmans works and the chronicles of Canada series. I also have all of Kenneth Roberts works. Some time ago I found first person accounts of King Phillips war, of the first years of New Amsterdam( New York) and the letters of the early sea voyagers of the time of Sir Francis Drake and Queen Elizabeth...

 

My  garden  !!!

,I  have a Santa Rosa plumb tree Its June 26, I'm eating plumbs every day now !!! SO much better than anything I can get in the store!! and I have a Freestone peach tree,The peaches are all gone now, but were very good

 

 

Faith and fun.........

I have been a believer half my lifetime, and am awaiting Jesus's

comeing....and am in the small group teaching 

at Ocean View Church....

I am now involved in starting a KJV Church nearby in Imperial Beach

I enjoy Hunting, Fishing, have an astronomy  telescope with an 8 inch mirror,

and take it to the local mountians frequently, and go to Julian for pie when i do

!!! with my best friend Kermit, of course !!!

William Crocker arrived in Mass Bay Colony in 1634, likely as a white slave / indentured servant ....  Once obtaining his freedom he purchased land and in his later years became a member of the state house of representitives...  The house he built in the 1660's still stands today !  My pictures from 2010 !            Old Hgy, Barnstable

    Penobscot West Branch,  Maine

William's  white slave is said to have built these stone walls  !!!

Brackett, Crocker, & Hanscom family Genealogies

 

 

 

Brackett  Genealogy

http://www.genealogy.com/users/b/r/a/Joanna-Brackett-burnham/

http://ralphinla.rootsweb.com/brackett.htm    http://www.chelmhist.org/brackett.htm

http://wolves.dsc.k12.ar.us/cyberace/sbgone/gen/fam1/brackett/anthony1.htm http://www.powerengine.com/batx001brackhist.htm          http://www.siterrific.com/Brackett/

http://www.distantcousin.com/SurnameResources/Surname.asp?Surname=Brackett

http://www.cyberancestors.com 

 

Origion of the name "Brackett"

 First, the name refers to those French Lords who kept and hunted with Hounds... Some which came over with Duke William in 1066 and settled in Norfolk..

Also:

White Winter Premium Oak Brackett. This stuff elevates beer drinking to a new level. Brackett is a style of mead, which is an alcoholic drink made from honey, water and yeast. Mead-making pre-dates beer and wine making, having origins dating back 8,000 years. Brackett originates from ancient Scandinavia and is made by adding malt to mead. It's a stout, full-bodied drink with a slightly thicker viscosity and higher alcohol content than other fermented grain beverages. Legend has it that sweet mead promotes fertility. Ladies, this mead's for you!     

 

It is now quite certain that  my ancestor is Anthony Brackett an early 1630's Maine settler possibly born in 1613 in Norfolk, England . He  died 1696 in Sandy Beach (Rye), NH . Reccords from my cousin Warren in Jan 06  confirm this . I am still  looking for the exact link in the 1770 to 1800 generation. my confirmed ancestor  Jacob  Brackett  was  born  8 nov 1800 Berwick,York, Maine There are several possibilities as to which Brackett was his father.

Any help would be helpfull.

 

See also this page

http://home.earthlink.net/~anderson207/BrackIndex.html   and related pages!

 

From archives of L.D.S. family research ctr

Microfische of Town of Berwick, York Co, Maine.AND www

 

Decendants of Anthony Brackett

Samuel Brackett    b: 27 Apr 1672 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA  d: 27 Apr 1752
  .....  +Elizabeth Botts  b: 1673  m: 25 Nov 1694 in Berwick, York, ME  d: 21 Apr 1753
  ....  4  Mary Brackett    d: 28 Feb 1773
  .......  +Thomas Tuttle 
  ....  4  Elizabeth Brackett 
  .......  +Samuel Abbott  m: Abt 1730 
  ....  4  Dorothy Brackett 

 

pp275  Samuel Brackett, Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brackett born

            Sept 6 1695

 

....  4  Samuel Brackett  b: 6 Sep 1695 in Berwick, York, ME  d: 31 Dec 1786 in Kittery, ME
       +Sarah Emery  b: 4 Feb 1699/00 in Kittery, ME  m: 11 Aug 1720  d: 20 Dec 1742
      5  John Brackett  b: 29 Jun 1720 in Berwick, York, ME  d: 18 Feb 1830
          +Miriam Thompson  b: 26 Jan 1722/23  m: 4 Jul 1745  d: 2 Dec 1810
  ......  5  Isaac Brackett  b: 7 Oct 1722 
  ......  5  Samuel Brackett  b: 5 Aug 1724  

  ......  5  James Brackett  Sr   b: 22 Apr 1726  d: 1825

listed in the DAR Patriot index as having served in the regular ARMY
 

 ......  5  Joshua Brackett  b: 9 Jul 1728 
  ......  5  Mary Brackett  b: 2 Oct 1730  d: 16 May 1798
  ......  5  Elizabeth Brackett  b: 20 Feb 1732/33  d: 1821
  ......  5  Jacob Brackett  b: 8 Nov 1737  d: 18 Nov 1739
  ......  5  Joseph Brackett  b: 7 Apr 1739  d: 7 Nov 1742
  ......  5  Sarah Brackett  b: 15 Nov 1742  d: 4 Mar 1825
  ....  *2nd Wife of Samuel Brackett: 
  .......  +Abigail Banfield  m: 13 Sep 1743  d: Sep 1789
 

pp 5     (paid) to Elizabeth Brackett for sweeping the meeting house

             5 months        00/06/8         year 1703

pp275   Samuel Brackett and Sarah Emery m 8/11/1723

     

pp 238     John Brackett  bought 15 acres of land from William Lahane

             of Kittery, Maine

SECCOND BOOK of reccords

pp 15   may 26 1750   Highway and land purchase,   per  John Marrell

            Moses Butler, Samuel Brackett

pp 80    Land contract,  John Brackett,  Isaac Brackett, Joshua Brackett

pp84    Voted Joshua  Brackett, Surveyor of lands

pp 90    3/15/1762  Voted  James Brackett- Constable and ?? for year

pp 97    James brackett, juror

pp107   Voted Joshua Brackett, Lot Layer

pp118  Voted  Joshua Brackett,  Lot Layer

pp 124   Constable James Brackett, to notify all freeholders  to town

              meeting to raise money for schools and etc...

pp 137,  Joshua Brackett, signed land survey

pp  137 on 3/1768, Voted Joshua Brackett Lot layer

pp 146   Notified James Brackett, Constable, to call Town Meeting

              concerning  The Town of Boston,

              "the very alarming circumstances to which this provence

              as well as America is reduced"

pp 147   "The town, takeing into consideration the melancholy 

               alarming and distressing circumstances of this province very

                senseably feels , allmost every individual, in it.The distress

               brought upon the provence by ye new regulations takeing

               place amoung us by ye late acts of parliment imposeing duties

               and The intimidation by his Excellantcy the Govenor has       

               given the town of boston......"..... to pp149

pp 182    Town meeting to be called Feb 10th 1772 to raise money for 

               schools, highways, etc

pp 194/5  "We the Subscribers freeholders and inhabitants of the town of

                 Berwick apprehending that by some late acts of the Brittish

                 Parliment for raiseing revenue in north America ....."

                 ".....expressing their sentiments upon this alarming occasion,

                  and instruct their representitives as to his conduct in the 

                 General Court...."  (in 1772)

                 attest : James, Isaac and Samuel Brackett and 17 others 

pp 196/7   "A meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of Berwick

                  jan 2 1773."..concerning the taxing imposed by Parliment

pp216/7    Town Meeting Jan 3 1774 on Taxes by Parliment, The tax on tea,

                 the East India co. 

pp 251/2   Town Meeting May 29,1775  Voted to send one deligate to the

                  Provincial Congress...AND A petition to the Deligates of the

                  Previncial Congress.......AND "that the officers of the Milita

                  Companies assemble their companies together and collect

                  an account of all the arms amd ammunition..."

pp 262/3    "June 1776  In Full Meeting  made for the purpose and holding

                  an adgudgement on the 15th instant to instruct the representatives

                  of the town of Berwick should the Honorable Congress for

                  the safety of the colonies declare themselves independant of Great

                  Britain......." 

pp 263    August 5th 1776 "Voted;  that each man who shall enlist and

               go to Boston or Roxbury shall recieve of the town 12 

               shillings lawfull money   "      

 

pp 411  James Brackett Jr m Anna Stillings    Dec 23  1773

listed in the DAR Patriot index as as served in the regular ARMY

 

pp223  Daniel Brackett m  Mary Andrews  Oct 29 1774

pp223  Joshua Brackett voted

pp224  Miles Brackett m  Lydia Keay  Jan 25 1775

pp228  Samuel Brackett,  freeholder

 

pp268  DECLARATION of  INDEPENDENCE  transcribed in reccord

 

pp270   York,SS.  To Mark Lord, one of the Constables of Berwick,

Greetings in the name of the colony and people.  You are hereby required

to notify all the male inhabitants of Berwick from 21 years old and upwords

to assemble themselves together at the meeting house in the south parrish of

said town in monday the 14th of Oct at 2 oclock in the afternoon then and

there to take into consideration the request of the great and general court

and derermine wether they will give their concent that the house of

representation of this state of Massachusetts Bay together with the counis

shall consult, agree on and enact such a constitution and form of govt for

this state as the said representation and council on the fullest and most mature

delibewration shall judge most conduce to the safety peace and happiness

to this state and all affair encressions and generations and to pass any vote

or votes relative to the premises as said inhabitants may then think propper .

and you are to make return of this warrent at the time and place within mentioned. Given under our hands and seals at Berwick Sept 26th 1776

                                                      James Warren jr

                                                      James Brackett         selectmen

                                                      Dominicn Goodman

 

At a general meeting of the Burgesses, Freemen and Inhabitants of the town of Berwick in the county of York ,within the state of Massachusetts Bay, on the 14th of Oct 1776 due warning being given of the same.

Agreeable to the resolve of the Honorable House of Representation for the

said state, of the 17 day of Sept last, to know the minds of the good people of each town within this state wherher the present house of representatives

together with the councils of this state if they concent to join shall prepare a

constitution and form of government for this state. After due deliberations thereon, we the inhabitants aforesaid do consent and agree (nemine contract-

icente ) that a form of constitution of government be so far prepared as that the same may be made public for the revisal and approbation of this and all other towns within this state before the same be enacted and passed into

constitutional law.

We cannont nor are we able at this critical junction dictate or perscribe any plan of govt for a free and independant state solely relying on you the grand council of this once happy colony now duly assembled as representation of

the good people, but would most respectfully desire that what ever form of

government may be framed may be the most easy and plain to be

understood by the people of all denominations whereby a line may be drawn

that the ruler and the ruled may know there duty and that tyrany on the one

hand and anarchy on the other hand may be avoided as much as possible.

         Attest...  Nahum Marchall , Town Clerk

6th day of dec 1776, the townsman were assembled to raise taxes to recruit a milita for 3 months to protect the people ( paraphrase 20 lines of text)

                                                   Dominiens Goodwin

                                                   James Brackett             selectmen

                                                   John Keamilton jr

 

May 17 1784

  Excerpt of letter to state representitive elect John Hill  from town council....

............ To obivate as much as possible the dangers that may arise in

consequence of the designs formed in various places to legitimate the return of absentees or royalists (so called) into this commonwealth and to restore to them their justly forfeted estates have made it necessary . The notions of a royalist attached as he is to a monarchal govt are diametrically opposed to the ideas of a republican who places the govt in the hands of the people. This being the case, it is fully manifest that there is an evident disagreement in prin-

ciple between these two, and where there is a disagreement between men in principle they cannot possibly associate. There is no concord between a tory and a whig, nor considered in a political view,  can they ever both live peaceably together in the same society, being activated by opposite motives, and different interests and melinnations. the whole tennor of their conduct must be unaviodably repugnent to each other. So that a royalist whose conduct is guided by his principles must necessarially act in opposition to the constitution of this Commonwealth. ..........total is about 3 pages long !!!

 

 

 

1672 Samuel Brackett    b: 27 Apr 1672 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA  d: 27 Apr 1752

 

1695 4  Samuel Brackett  b: 6 Sep 1695 Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brackett born in Berwick, York, ME  d: 31 Dec 1786 in Kittery, ME

1723 pp275   Samuel Brackett and Sarah Emery m 8/11/1723

1750 pp 15   may 26 1750   Highway and land purchase,   per  John Marrell

            Moses Butler, Samuel Brackett

 

1724 5  Samuel Brackett  b: 5 Aug 1724  

1772) attest : James, Isaac and Samuel Brackett and 17 others 

 

>>>>>>  Ancestors  "Proven"  :)    <<<<<<<

Samuel Brackett and Susan Brackett    Susan ???   (Family Research.org)

 

Jacob Brackett

Birthdate:November 5, 1800

Birthplace:Berwick, York, Maine, United States

Death:Died October 22, 1882

Place of Burial:Detroit Village Cemetery, Detroit, Somerset, Maine, United States

 

Immediate Family:
Husband of Hannah Brackett
Father of Charles Chase Brackett; Irene M Brackett; Ansel W Brackett; Martha J Brackett and Hartwell J Brackett
Brother of Asa Brackett and Charles Brackett
Half brother of Samuel Brackett; Susan BRACKETT; Jane BRACKETT; Miles BRACKETT; John BRACKETT and 17 others

1840/50 census Somerset county (Detroit) Maine (formerly Kennebeck co. area)

           No listing for Jacob Brackett

          

1860  Census  Detroit  Maine

                    Jacob  Brackett  59 b 8 nov 1800 Berwick,York, Maine

                                                   d 22 oct 1882 Detroit Maine (www)

                    Hannah 52  (Chase)

              children:     Charles L  31

                                Irene M     29

                                Ancil W    27

                                MARTHA  J  26 ( liveing with brother

                                                             Daniel in  1900 !!!)

                                Hartwell J      24

1870  Census  Detroit  Maine

                    Jacob Brackett  69

                    Hanna  Brackett  62

       next listing

                    Daniel Brackett   44

                    Irena  Brackett    40

           children:   Florence  dau   1

1880 Census Detroit Maine

                       Jacob  Brackett  80 yrs

                       Hannah  Brackett  72 yrs

                       Martha J  , daughter,  45

          next listing

                       Daniel Brackett   55

                       Irena  Brackett    49

                  children:  Flosey, dau, 11

                                 Lou  F          9   !!! exact match !!!

          

 

1900 census reccords Detroit Maine

 

Daniel Brackett b 1825  now 75 yrs  m Irena M b 1830  now 69

              children, 3 -2 liveing

                            Lewis F.   b 1871,  now 29 yrs

                            Daniel's sister Martha  73 yrs liveing with them

 

                          

1910  census   Detroit,  Maine

 

Lewis F. Brackett  b 1871   m  Martha Clark  

                                                            (She was Myrtle Hanscom's sister

                                                                            Zella

                                                                            Leon

                                                                            Joel

                                                                            Charley ( had 6 boys) )

                  children:

                         Elmer  Francis  b dec 6 1906  now 3

                         Irene  M          b        1908  now 2

                         Donald       later !!!

                         Pauline       later  !!!

                         Virginia      ??       m Carl Chase,  Easton Mass

                                             Linda,   Marilyn, Susan

                   1930 census

Cant yet find Louis/ Lewis  Brackett  in 1930 census  (7/05)

Martha  Brackett         b 1886, living in  City of Barnstable Mass

Elmer F Brackett         b 1907                     """

Irene      Brackett         b 1909                    """

Virginia A Brackett       b 1915                    """

Pauline C Brackett        b 1917                    """

Donald A Brackett        b 1928                    """

 

Elmer Francis Brackett   m  Angie Crocker    1/24/47

 

          children ;  Lewis Harry  Brackett  b 1948

Picture about 1911? My fathers mother Martha (Clark) Her sister Zella standing

Grandfather Lewis  Then Zella's Daughter Ellen My father Elmer ,Sister  Irene

Crocker Genealogy

 

 

Through the ancient lineage  we are decended from  the landed gentry that served and were distantly related to the royal line of English kings. According to the published genology (1902)of the English royals they are decended through many* generations from kings David and Solomon of Israel...so in a toung in cheek way i guess we are sons (and daughters) of King David of Israel !!!  .....chuckle

*120 generations to king David,,,129 gen to Judah, and 152 gen to Adam And Eve !!!!!!!!!!!!     

 

To my dear aunts Kay Crocker and Hilda (Crocker) Stockley whose

many years of study made this possible !!!!!! THANKYOU !!!!!!

Researched, edited and arranged by Lewis Brackett

 

Great pictures of SouthWest England, Devon, Cornwall

http://www.daveuptonphotography.co.uk/gallery.html

Photographer will sell you copies very reasonably.

please respect his copyright  :)

 

Stories of Colonial Maine.

http://www.imaginemaine.com/ 

click on "features"  then  "Maine stories"

 

Please also see Crocker web ring at  http://users.htcomp.net/crocker/webring.html   and

http://www.tacrocker.com/

 

There is an entire 2nd Crocker line decended from William Crocker  at   http://www.dunfeeinfo.com/crocker_full.htm

 

William Crockers 1660's house is still standing, Picture below, Copyright my lovely cousin Connie Rand...... 

 Other Crocker houses also in Barnstable:

http://www.homeremodelingcapecod.com/historylesson-SP06.php    

 

 

 

 

 

     Calendars of this time  started the year in march, so 1615/6 is to

aviod confusion with the present calandar that starts the year in january .

The calandar wasn't changed untill a century later !!!!!  (:>)...

 

The family was origionally seated at Crocker's Hale, Devonshire England.

John Crocker, with his brother William emigrated to the new world around 1634/5 reportably  on the "Griffin" with preacher Lathrop's church.

  John became the owner of an ordinary(a tavern), was said an unpleasant man.He had no children, so left his property to William's children. see http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/users/deetz/Plymouth/CROCKER.htm

I  found a story years ago about William as a justice of the peace chaseing down, presideing over the trial, and hanging an unfortunate indian acused of stealing.

 

CROCKER.  William Crocker, a founder of the town of Barnstable (1639) was born in England (Devon) 1615/6, came to Roxbury 1634/5, where he married Alice, whose family name is unknown.  In Barnstable he became Deacon of the church, and its Deputy to the General Court 1670, 1671, 1674.  In 1643 he moved to West Barnstable, where he died in 1692.  Among his numerous progeny were the first settlers of Cotuit.

 

The family of Croker or Crocker who origanally lived at Crocker's Hele, nr  Hatherleigh ( West Devon & Dartmoor,  Devon) is one of the oldest in the West. Prince, in his "Worthies of Devon", quotes an old saw:
"Crocker, Crewys and Coplestone; When the conquerer came were at home."
(This saying expresses that the Crocker, Crewys and Coplestone families were in England long before William the conquerer arrived)......
...credit to  a MUST SEE site !!!      http://home.t-online.de/home/weebers/crock.htm   this site also traces a crocker lineage back to one of the knights of King Arthur's round table in the twylite of Roman Brittian !!!!!!!!!!!!

Crocker's Hale Near Hatherleigh Devon.

The Domesday book mentions Hatherleigh in William the Conquorer's tax audit about 1066:

" The Church itself holds (ownes) Heigherleigh. Before 1066 it paid tax for 3 hides ( a value), land for 30 ploughs,(???) in Lordship3 ploughs,  6 slaves, 1/4 hides.....

26 villagers, and 6 cottages, with 10 ploughs 1 1/2 hides

meadow 100acres, pasture 3 leagues long and 1/2 league wide;  woodland 2 1/2 acres long, 1/2 league wide.

15 cattle, 10 pigs, 100 sheep, 50 goats.

 

of this mannors land, Nigel holds 1/2 Virgate of land, less 1/2 furlong, Walter 3 virgates of land,; geoffery, 1/2 virgate of land,

in Lordship (the Duke owns?)  4 ploughs, 3 slaves. 12 villagers, 4 small holders and 5 cottages with 6 ploughs, a mill which pays 6d on Geoffery;'s land.

Value of the mannor to the abbott, 10 pounds, to men at arms, 3 pounds, value formerly 9 pounds in total ""

 

Through the ancient lineage according to Tracy Crocker's page we are decended from  the landed gentry that served and were distantly related to the royal line of English kings. According to the published genology (1902)of the royals they are decended through many* generations from kings David and Solomon of Israel...so in a toung in cheek way i guess we are sons (and daughters) of King David of Israel !!!  .....chuckle

*120 generations to king David,,,129 gen to Judah, and 152 gen to Adam And Eve !!!!!!!!!!!!                                 

          My Aunts' book starts at Freeman Crocker. if you need and info about the many lines from him i've not listed, please feel free to ask and i'll send them to you for my cost. Info on the present generation only on family approval.

I've also found some info on the line between william (b 1615) and Freeman in the San Diego gen. library and verified on Tracy Crocker's site.

 

Exact birth places dates for this present generation are not included do to security / privacy concerns.

  

   William moved to Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1639 from Situate, in the first settlement on the Cape see this great site....http://home.t-online.de/home/weebers/crock.htm  

                                                 NEW !!!  below...

i just recieved (8/6/02) a note that a researcher (in L.D.S. Mormon family ctr microfische archive on Modbury)had found in the reccords that""Feb 1615/6 the 11th of this month was baptized William ye son of Hugh Crocker and  Tomasin (Michell) his wife"  also Hugh And Tomasin were married jan 10 1610...other children mentioned,,,  John  is mentioned as baptised in nearby Ermington July 21 1612

 

The family name is assumed to be origionally from the Norse ,Viking lands

and had probably decended upon England in the twylight of Roman Britian...

 Some of them had married unto the decendents of the Norman conquerors, landed gentry along the way.....for more on this see .....

   http://www.tacrocker.com/Website/p11.htm#i545

 

Why would William and John Crocker have gone to America ???

Social position was all important in the 17th century.A person simply did not rise in society, this was closed to all but a few fortunate few. By the 1650's this was as true in America as in the old world. A humorious exhample was the fact mentioned in "the history of cape cod" by Freeman of a young man wishing to court a girl of an upper class family being forbidden by a special act of the General Court (the ledgslature) from doing so !!!People were devided into classes by a caste system.Any thought of democracy was fround upon.

There are even cases in the reccord where some were demoted in the class system for not being propperly respectfull of authority.

  For John and William to be INVITED to join in a settlement on the cape was a rare priviledge, as the following excerpt shows... So, how did these newcomers get the invite ???

 

from "A History of Cape Cod "by Kittredge..pp 60/1

""what manner of men were these who started civilization on the Cape ? They were first of all me to whom democracy, as a theory of govt,as a way of life, was unherd of. No royal parent ever scanned the eligibility of the sutors for the hand of his daughter with greater care than the plymouth govt scanned the applicants for admission to its towns.  Before any man might own land or build a house in these new settlements, he must pass inspection by the general court or its local representitives. This law was no dead letter in the statue book- it was vigoriously and unceremoniously inforced. Every town appointed a coupple of substantial citizens to the unpleasant duty of ejecting undesireables. If a newcomer, wetherthrough ignorance, arrogance or mere thoughlessness failed to

consult these officials and began to build his house unsantuioned, he was promptly "warned oput of town" regardless of his desireability and was obliged to leave his housed unfinnished untill he had complied with the law..................two early gardians of barnstables exclusiveness--William Crocker and Thomas Hutchins--found themselves called upon to perform the same ruthless duty.......

 

William was repeatedly elected as a justice of the peace, and was elected 3 times to the General Court (govt).By just being prosperous in that society he would have been unlikely to achieve this.

Remember, the Pilgrims left southern England, stopped in Plymouth, and the merchants who financed the enterprise would have been known to the upper classes. Relitives of a local dynasty would have been aware of the economic possibilities in the Mass Bay Colony.Those with the heritage of a famous family name would have class position , especially in the new world. Sons of such

families could in the new world reclaim the wealth of their ancestors useing their status in society to open doors for them.This presents a great motive for William and John to emigrate to the new world.

 

EXTRA EXTRA !!!  NEW as of 10/4/02

my researcher in Devon has confirmed that William's parents are Hugh and

Tomasin beyond much question...and his sibling's names .However wether HIS father was a son of Hugh Crocker of Lineham is unproveable due to the scarcity of reccords from that time....Only about 50% survived......Name studies however show It is likely  that somewhere back in time there is a connection to Lineham .... Tracy Crocker stated that LETTERS FROM AMERICA  from a John Crocker written in the mid 17th century were found at Lineham many years ago,which would possibly point to William and John haveing a Lineham connection.

 

Seven John Crockers of Lineham estate...(for more see

http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/Tracy_A_Crocker/CROCKER/index.htm

twelfth generation )-- were related by marriage to many prominent families

and served several Kings

 

Hugh Crocker of Lineham estate, north of Yealhampton, Devon

             children  John

                           Francis

                           HUGH    (3rd son of Hugh)

 

Wether this Hugh is the Hugh who married Tomasin in 1610 is unproveable

at this time, 1/8/04 due do the scarcity of reccords... other researchers have stated they do not think that he is. Since the Crocker family was in that area of Devon for  allmost 1000 years, (since the Viking invasions of the 5th/7th centuries) it is likely there is a family connection somewhere back in time.

 

Hugh Crocker m Tomasin Michael 1/10/1610 Ermington, Devon, England

        

            children...John  b 7/21/1512

                       William  b 2/11/1615 

                       other children

 

Sources: New England Historical and Genealogical Register,

San Diego Public Library....

Maine county records, family records, various Crocker family books.

 

William Crocker b Modbury,Devon England Feb 11 1615/6 d sep 1692 barnstable ma...m Alice Foster before 1636 she d 1684

                           children : at age 22 william fathered

                                        John  1 may 1637

                                        Elizabeth  22 sept 1639

                                        Samuel 3 july 1642

                                        Job  19 sept 1644

                                        Josiah 19 sept 1647

                                        Eleazer 21 july 1650

                                        JOSEPH  (Sgt)  1654

                                       

 

   Joseph Crocker m Temperence Bursley

                  children :  WILLIAM    b 8/25/1679

                                  Timothy        b 4/1681

                                  Noah            b 12/1683

                                  Joanna          b 7/18/87 d 4/13/1766

                                  Martha          b 2/22/1689/90

                                  Temperance  b 8/26/1694

                                  Remember    b 8/26/1698

 

   William Crocker m Mary Crocker 11/5/1705

                   children: Mercy 9/22/1706

                                 William 9/9/1710

                                 Alice     9/1712

                                 Mary     8/1714

                                 Joseph   12/1718

                                BENJAMIN  3/20 1720

 

  

   Benjamin Crocker m Bethsheba  Hall  4/13/1747

             children :  Joseph           b 4/15/48

                            BENJAMIN  b 9/17/49

                             Timothy          b 10/3/51

                             Agabil            b 11/9/53

                             Bathsheba      b 11/11/55

                             Pether            b 1/1/58

                             Josiah             b 4/17/60

 

   Benjamin Crocker  m 10/78 Deliverance Childs of falmouth d 12/12/1816

                  children :  Robinson      b 7/19/1779

                                  Benjamin      b 1781

                                  Celia            b ??

                                   Peter           b 8/25/86

                                   FREEMAN   b ?/?/1785-88   d  8/8/1848

                                   Eunice          b ??  m Josiah Blossom

                                   Henry b        b 1791

Benjamin is listed in the DAR Patriot index as having served in the

regular army in the Revolutionary war   

so our daughters can join the "Daughters of the Revolution " :)

 

   Freeman Crocker

Born Barnstable Mass 1785 married Rebecca b sept 26 1785  and married

Susan Lewis ???after 1835...moved to  Lee, Maine "tween 1830/40

according to the 1840 census

Freeman died aug 8 1848 age 63

   Children::: Henry, b mar 31 1809 in pittston; Me, m Elvire Rich

                   SOLOMON, bsept 19 1811 in Pittston Me, m Sarah Hanscom

                   Benjamin, b mar 30 1816 in Pittston, m Mary Ann Whittmore

                   Freeman, born aug 13 1818 in Pittston

                   Mary, b nov 16 1820 in pittston

                   Arnold, b aug 1 1823, in pittston, m Ann Rich Curry

                   George W. b june 27 1824 in Pittston

                   ISAIAH ,b sept 8 1832 m Elisa Jane Houghton

                   John Basset b oct 22 1833 d feb 22 1854

  

I am decended Both through Solomon and Isaiah !!!!!

 

   Solomon B Crocker  b sept 19 1811,d dec 18 1902...m Sarah Hanscom

b nov 20 1808 on mar 10 1840

          Children .....Levi Liberty b june 28 1840

                             Mary b bec 12 1841 m william Hindall june 22 1867

                             FREDERICK nathaniel b apr 1 1843 m Annie Currie

                                                   sept 26 1866

                             Lucy A b apr 10 1845

                             George A b apr 7 1850

 

   Frederick and Ann ( Currie) Crocker

                      Children ...Charles B b oct 28 1867 d july 22 1881

                                       John C b feb 21 1879 d july 15 1881

                                       Emma A b sept 1 1871 d july 31 1881

                                       Hattie M b june 12 1874 d july 12 1881

                                       Lizzie C b mar 9 1878 d july 14 1881

                                       Mildred Emma b june 5 1881 m Milton Welch

                                       HARRY CLAIR b apr 24 1884 m Doris

                                                      May Hanscom,,,MY GRANDPARENTS

 

Doris May Hanscom was the granddaughter of Isaiah Crocker who was the brother of Solomon crocker !!!!!!!!!

 

Through the Hanscom family we are related to:  :)

Alfonso the Slobberer, one of the kings of Spain  ,,, Duncan the Diseased, King of Scotland ,,, Aethelred the Unready, King of England  What a fascinating collection of people!
It turns out that we are indirectly descended from William I of England (William the Conqueror),

 

   Henry Clair Crocker m Doris May Hanscom Jan 02 1909

              Children....Clair Millard b  1910 m Lila Nute

                               Bertrand Guy b  1911 m Alma Rollins

                               Ruth Marion b  1913 m Maynard Clay

                               ANGIE         b jan 26 1915 m Elmer Brackett

                                                     MY PARENTS !!!!! .....both d

                               Agnes Mary b  1915 m Horace McGibbon

                               Earland Fay b 1917 m Helen Lero

                               Arthur Lionel b 1919 m Kathryn Stevens

                               Hilda Louise b  1922 m Henry Rollins

                                                       m eEdon Stockley

                               Anna Isabel b  1924 m Virgil Hanscom

                               Pauline Muriel  b  1926 d nov 21 1929

                               Jean Elaine b  1928 n Kenwook Boyington

                               Frederick Norman b  1930 m Nadine K Fogg

 

 

Hanscom Geneaology   

((My Mother's mother was a Hanscom))
1. William I of England (William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy) and Matilda of Flanders

2. Henry I Beauclerc and Edith of Scotland

3. Matilda, Princess of England and Geoffrey V Plantagenet

4. Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine

5. John Lackland Plantagenet and Isabella DeTaillefer

6. Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor Berenger

7. Edward I Plantagenet and Eleanor of Castile

8. Edward Plantagenet and Isabella DeFrance

9. Edward III Plantagenet and Philippa D Avesnes

10. Edmund King of England and Isabel Perez

11. Richard Plantagenet and Anne Mortimer

12. Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville

13. Edward King of England and Elizabeth Wayte

14. Elizabeth Plantagenet and Thomas Lumley

15. Sibill Lumley and William Hilton

16. William Hilton and Margaret Metcalfe

17. William Hilton and Ellen Mainwaring

18. William Hilton and Mary

19. Alice Hilton and George Walton

20. Mary Walton and Samuel Robie

21. Mary Robie and William Tetherly

22. Mary Tetherly and James Staples

23. Samuel Staples and Elizabeth Mariner

24. Lucy Staples and Nathaniel Hanscom

25. Jeremiah Hanscom and Eleanor McLaughlin

26. Orin Hanscom and Martha Ann Hurd

27. Bertrand Edmund Hanscom and Ella Ida Crocker

28. Doris May Hanscom and Harry Clair Crocker

 

Did you know ?????

In the story of  John  Alden and Priscilla Mullins, John  rode from Plymouth to Barnstable,,,Cape Cod,,, on his prize bull to ask Priscilla if she would marry Miles Standish...Of course Priscilla wanted to marry John !!! After John married Priscilla in Barnstable,,, he put a "fine blanket" on his bull and led the bull back to Plymouth with Priscilla rideing it !!!!! (History of Cape Cod, freeman!!)

 

In 1638 a great earthquake happened, for many years people refered to events as so many years from the quake..it was refered to as the quake

"in the days of Uzziah, king of judah".(Zechariah  ch 14) There were 5

 large earthquakes in this era and 19 smaller earthquakes reccorded 

 through 1814 !!! (HoCC; F)

 

that if a man under 30 years old owned an overcoat, he was considered effeminate !!! no "real man" wore a winter coat !!! (HoCC; F)

 

if a young man espired to court a girl in a higher social class, the ledgslature could and did pass a law forbidding him to "attempt to secure her affections"

!!!!!!!!! (HoCC; F)

 

Most of the Mass Bay colony lived on Cape Cod for the first generation or so

because that is where most of the food was grown !! 

In a number of instances, half or more of a comunity abandoned their homes around the Plymouth area to move as a group to the Cape. Mostly these were whole church congregations. This often left a feeling of abandonment and

dispair behind. The Indians on the Cape were more peacefull and resigned to their eventual extinction than those on the mainland, and so when King Philip's war started sometime later, another migration to the Cape occured....(HoCC; Freeman)

 

Freemans comment notwithstanding, the extinction of the Cape Cod indians has been greatly exaggerated !!!  Many of them served as harpooners on the

Nantucket whaleing ships, and the tribes still exhist today... The extended Crocker family has intermarried with Indians and many prominent families 

have some native American hetitage.