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From: LLCrooks< >
Subject: CROOKS, James; IRL > USA; 1700-1800
Date: 22 Jan 1997 14:42:08 GMT


I am a descendent of James CROOKS, imigrated from Ireland between 1745 and
1750. A brief biography follows. Info on ancestors or descendents is
appreciated.
Lynn L. Crooks


Generation 1

1 JAMES CROOKS, SR. born in Ireland, c. 1708; place of death:
Pennsylvania; RESIDENT OF: Monongahala County, PA; PLACE OF
BURIAL: Washington County, PA;

Imigrated from Ireland between 1745 and 1750.

There are 6 recorded children of James Crooks, Sr.:

i. MARY CROOKS married (?) Blackmore;
ii. SARAH CROOKS married (?) Ingram;
2 iii. THOMAS CROOKS
3 iv. RICHARD CROOKS
4 v. JAMES CROOKS
5 vi. WILLIAM CROOKS

Generation 2

2 THOMAS CROOKS born in Ireland, 1735; married Judith Parr;
died Washington Co., PA 2-25-1815; CAUSE OF DEATH: "Severe and
lingering illness"; OCCUPATION: Milita Officer,Justice of Peace;
RESIDENT OF: W.Bethleham Twp,Washington, PA; PLACE OF BURIAL: Old
Redstone Church Graveyard;

Thomas served in the American Revolution as a Colonel in the
Continental Line and also a leader of a company of Militia--both from
Washington Co., Pennsylvania.

There are 2 recorded children of Thomas Crooks:

i. MARTHA CROOKS date of birth: 1-9-1762; married James
Curry on 2-22-1781; date of death: 12-17-1847; PLACE
OF BURIAL: Crawford Cemetery, Bath, IN;
ii. RICHARD CROOKS born in Washington Co., PA, 1780;
married Eleanor Richardson; date of death: 5-6-1842;
PLACE OF BURIAL: Old Cemetery, Logansport, IN;

3 RICHARD CROOKS born in Ireland, 10-8-1745; married Lavina
Wilson; died Kentucky 5-1819; RESIDENT OF: Bath Co., Kentucky;
PLACE OF BURIAL: Springfield Ch., Sharpsburg,KY;

Born October 8, 1745, in Ireland. Came to the United States and
settled in Pennsylvania. After the War he took his family to Bath
County, Kentucky. Died in May 1819. Buried in the Springfield church
graveyard, near Sharpsburg. It is the oldest Presbyterian church in
Kentucky. The grave of his daughter is there and marked "Levina
Crooks", born May 12, 1781. Death 11-2-1799, buried in Bath Co.
There are two stones near by that may be Richard and Lavina, no
marking. Served as a Ranger on the frontier from Washington County
under Captain W. Fife. One record said Richard lived near
Harrodsburg, Pennsylvania. He lived 15 miles east of Fort Pitt.

There are 9 recorded children of Richard Crooks:

i. WILLIAM CROOKS date of birth: 4-3-1767;
ii. JAMES CROOKS date of birth: 11-30-1769;
iii. SARAH CROOKS date of birth: 2-6-1772; married Andrew
Shanklin; date of death: 9-3-1847;
iv. JOHN CROOKS date of birth: 1-1774; married (1) Eliza
Dean; married (2) Esther Cannon;
v. LYDIA CROOKS date of birth: 3-1776; married James
Ralston;
vi. MARGARET CROOKS date of birth: 11-19-1778; married
Usural Crooks; died Kentucky 7-10-1831;
vii. LEVINA CROOKS date of birth: 5-12-1781; date of
death: 11-2-1799; PLACE OF BURIAL: Springfield Ch.,
Sharpsburg,KY;
viii. MARY CROOKS date of birth: 3-1-1783; married David
Bradshaw;
ix. ELIZABETH CROOKS date of birth: 4-26-1785; married
Edward Dean;

4 JAMES CROOKS born in Western PA-?Franklin Co., 01-24-1750;
married (1) (?) Herrod; married (2) Nancy Blue; died Parke County,
Indiana 06-15-1833; PLACE OF BURIAL: New Discovery (NC);

The Crooks family settled in Raccoon Township in 1823.

There are 12 recorded children of James Crooks:

6 i. ELIZABETH CROOKS
ii. NANCY CROOKS married Jonathan Martin on 12-16-1813 at
Ohio;
iii. MARGARET CROOKS married Joseph Forbes;
7 iv. JACOB CROOKS
8 v. SALLY CROOKS
9 vi. SAMUEL CROOKS
10 vii. MARY CROOKS
11 viii. JAMES B. CROOKS
ix. ABRAHAM CROOKS date of birth: 1802; date of death:
11-16-1833; PLACE OF BURIAL: New Discovery (WC);
12 x. WILLIAM B. CROOKS
13 xi. THOMAS J. CROOKS
14 xii. HAMILTON CROOKS

5 WILLIAM CROOKS born in Pennsylvania, 9-15-1756; married (1)
Amy Martin; married (2) Margaret Berry; died Ohio 7-14-1846;
PLACE OF BURIAL: Millville, Butler Co., Ohio;

William served in the Revolutionary War from Washington County,
Pennsylvania under Captain William Findlay's Company.

(One record shows born 9-15-1756, died 7-14-1846, married Amy Martin
another shows born 4-17-1756, died 4- -1835, mar. Margaret Berry.

There are 9 recorded children of William Crooks:

i. MARGARET CROOKS married David Smith;
ii. LEVINAH CROOKS married John Moorehead;
iii. AMY CROOKS married William Baldwin;
iv. DELIA CROOKS married Jacob Richards;
v. SARAH CROOKS married William Morris; RESIDENT OF:
Washington Co., Pennsylvania;
vi. ANNA CROOKS
vii. ABSOLAM CROOKS
15 viii. MARY CROOKS
ix. WILLIAM CROOKS, JR. date of birth: 1795; married
Louisa Phillips; PLACE OF BURIAL: Millville, Butler Co.,
Ohio;

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