17 January 2011

Family Report - Crocker

Family Report on Volney Crocker

By Pamela Pattison Lash

This is an example of an early settler in Williams Co, OH - does any one have Volney Crocker in his/her research?  

1 Volney Crocker
Birth:            8 Feb 1818, NY
Death:            22 Apr 1888, Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH
Burial:            Walnut Grove Cem, Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH
Occ:                Mason
Father:            Samuel Crocker (-1862)
Mother:            Polly Fordham (-1865)

1850 wagon master; erected 1st house in Bryan 1839-1840; fall 1848 carriage maker
Upper Canada from NY 1829; then lower Canada to Stark Co, OH; brick and stone mason; 1834/35 to Wms Co in Williams Center with parents; 2854 to St. Joseph Twp 112 acres grew to 300 acres;1844 bought land in Wms Co at Lima Land Office; 1859 went to CA for 2 years during gold rush craze

Stories of Fountain City, Van Gundy, p166-167
Volney in 1844 made wagons in a log shop and later moved family one mile east and one mile north of Edgerton

Goodspeed p608
p314 he had contract to clear public square
p317 built first shanty while clearing public square; voted in Bryan on 15 June 1849

1840 Center Twp
p233 Samuel and Lorenzo Crocker family
Joseph McKean 1837 Center Twp #19

Wms Co, OH Probate #2903 - 28 Apr 1888
will written 21 Mar 1888
mentions dau Harriet Wilsey of Edgerton
son Frank of unknown address; gets V’s lawbooks and library
dau Sara A Crocker of Edgerton gets household goods
granddau - Emma E and grandson John Deeds
he made provision for substantial monuments for Samuel and Polly Crocker and Joseph and Jane McKean
Mrs. Lucinda Wideman, niece gets Bible owned by Samuel Gardner, dec
William G. Wilsey, son-in-law, had land dispute over rent; codicil added the next day cut out Harriet and husband from estate

Tombstone @70Y 2M 14D

1850 Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p87B 14 Sept 1850
Crocker, Volney 32 NY wagonmaster
Mary 29 PA
Harriet 7 OH
Mary 5 OH
Sarah Ann 3 OH

1860 St. Joseph Twp p120B
Crocker, Volney 43 NY
Mary 38 PA
Harriet 16 OH
Mary J 14 OH
Sarah 12 OH
Frank M 9 OH

1870 St Joseph Twp p29
#209 Crocker, Volney 52 NY
Mary 48 PA
Franklin 20 OH
Deeds, Mary J 24 OH
John 4 OH
Emma 2 OH

1880 St Joseph Twp p36-37
Crocker, Volney 62 NY-CT-CT
Mary 59 PA-PA-PA
Sarah 32 OH
Frank 30 OH
John 14 OH grandson
Emma 12 OH granddaughter

Spouse:            Mary McKean
Birth:            25 Jun 1821, Perry Co, PA
Death:            28 Feb 1885, Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH
Father:            Joeph McKean
Mother:            Jane
Marr:            25 Aug 1842, Wms Co, OH

Children:            Harriet (1843->1888)
            Mary J. (1845-)
            Sarah Ann (1847->1888)
            Franklin (1851->1888)
            Emma E. (1853-1854)

1.1 Harriet Crocker
Birth:            1843/44
Death:            aft 1888

Spouse:            William G. Wilsey
Marr:            8 Mar 1866, Wms Co, OH

Children:            Charles

1.1.1 Charles Wilsey

1.1.2 James Wilsey

1.2 Mary J. Crocker
Birth:            1845/46

Spouse:            John B. Deatz
Father:            Samuel Deatz
Mother:            Mary Krieger
Marr:            19 Feb 1864, Wms Co, OH

Children:            John V.
            Emma Luella (1868-1950)

1.2.1 John V. Deatz

1.2.2 Emma Luella Deatz
Birth:            15 May 1868
Death:            9 Jan 1950

Spouse:            Charles M. Davis
Marr:            7 Feb 1889, Wms Co, OH

1.3 Sarah Ann Crocker
Birth:            1847/48
Death:            aft 1888

1.4 Franklin Crocker
Birth:            1851
Death:            aft 1888

1.5 Emma E. Crocker
Birth:            16 Jun 1853
Death:            4 Jan 1854, Wms Co, OH
Burial:            Walnut Grove Cem, Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH

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