Christopher Steven Crocker (New Pictures)
Follow the morning star. It will light the way and guide you on your long sacred journey to find your Native American ancestors. But you must be very careful, and avoid taking the alternative path. The morning star will disappear, and a great darkness shall fall upon you. If you get lost on your journey, look towards the smoke high above the fireplace. There, you will find your way back home. The boat will take you to your Mayflower Pilgrim ansestors and the broom will fly you to your Salem Witch ancestors.
Abbort, Adley, Alcock, Arata, Aucoin, Austin, Averill, Ayers, Ayotte, Bartlett, Bean, Belanger, Bergeron, Bernier, Berry, Bonstra, Bourg, Bourgeois, Brookings, Brown, Brun, Canol, Caron, Chesley, Chesmore, Clark, Clough, Cloutier, Colesworthy, Copp, Cormier, Corson, Crevet, Crocker, Cromwell, Cyr, D'Orange, Daggett, Daigre, Dam, David, Davis, Desportes, Dingley, Doggett, Dorion, Doucet, Dow, Downer, Drake, Dube, Dudley, Dugas, Eames, Edmunds, Everett, Folsom, Ford, Forest, Foster, Fournier, Frechet, Frederic, Fuller, Gaudet, Gaudin, Gauthier, Gautrot, Gilman, Girouard, Glidden, Godin, Goodwin, Grenier, Gross, Gueret, Guyon, Gylian, Hayes, Hebert, Heyer, Horne, Howse, Huntress, Hutchinson, Jenkins, Jones, Kenney, Labouliere, Landry, Langlois, Lathrop, Lavesque, Leathers, Le Blanc, Le Franc, Le Jeune, Lee, Leighton, Lewis, Lizot, Lizotte, Lord, Lothropp, Lovejoy, Maines, Martin, Mason, Maupeltuk, Mazerolle, Melanson, Membertou, Merryl, Minguet, Mitchell, Mite MitcSamegke, Miville, Munsey, Murray, Neale, Nelson, Neri, Nichols, Nott, Nute, Nutter, Orcutt, Osgood, Otis, Pease, Pelletret, Perkins, Petit, Pierce, Pilsbury, Pinkham, Plourde, Plummer, Ramage, Rich, Rimbault, Rogers, Russ, Salé, Sampson, Serreau, Shore, Sidelinger, Smith, Sprague, Stoughton, Sylvester, Tardif, Taylor, Terriot, Theriault, Thibodeau, Thomas, Tondreau, Torey, Trahan, Trevorgye, Tuttle, Unknown, Violet, Violette, Wakefield, Weathern, Weaver, Weeks, West, Winslow, Wright, Wyeth, Yorke
My next update will include more along the Violet/Violette lines. Then, I will eventually try to branch off for anyone who wants to be included, and continue my research to further the Crocker Family Tree. My special interests are finding out where the Crockers came from, and finding possible connections with the Native Americans. Many of my great ancestors lived in Maine, New Hampshire and Mass as early as the 1600's. So far, I have traced my ancestors back to the "Mayflower", "Anne", "Arbella" and the "Winthrop Fleet", "Lyons Whelp" and the "Higginson Fleet", "Recovery", "Diligent", "James", "Griffin", "Confidence", "Mary and John" and "Angel Gabriel." There are others who I cannot determine accurately because of lack of records. My Dudley line could be descendants of the Sutton Dudley clan of England, who are descendants of Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile. Thomas Dudley's children include Reverend Samuel Dudley, Governor Joseph Dudley and poet, Anne (Dudley) Bradstreet. Some of John Lothropp's descendants include President Ulysses S. Grant, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Mitt Romney and General Benedict Arnold. My Lovejoy line traces back to Anne (Alcock) Foster who was accused of Witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. She later admitted to it and died in prison waiting for the trials to begin. My Perkins line has been said to have been traced back to Medieval Royalty, including William the Conqueror and Charlemagne. Richard Pinkham Sr. and Thomas Leighton Sr. were both signers of the Dover Combination of 1640, and the principles used in that document were announced in the "Declaration of Independence" of 1776 which is used today. Samuel Fuller Sr. was a passenger abaord the "Mayflower" and one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact of 1620, a document that precedes the "Constitution of the United States" of 1787 which is used today. Samuel Fuller Sr. is also known as Dr. Samuel Fuller of the "Mayflower" and the first Doctor in America. I have successfully traced my mother's line to Anne Marie. She is a known Mi'kmaq (Native American) who was born about 1613 in Acadia. Kjisaqmaw Maupeltuk aka Henri Membertou is a known Mi'kmaq (Native American) who was born about 1534. Chief Anaraoui Mite MitcSamegke is a known Abenaki (Native American) who was born about 1506, and his daughter Marie Amecke Mite MitcSamegke was born about 1531. I am told that there are other Native Americans from my mother's line; however, I cannot determine who they are at this time. Also, my father says that he is 1/4 Penobscot/Passamaquoddy (Native American). At this time, I have not made a Native American connection on my father's line. Carole W. Binette (Acting Director - DTR / Census Coordinator / Rights Protection Researcher) of the Penobscot Tribe did extensive research on my Crocker line and found no connection to the Penobscot Tribe.
Finding John Mitchell:
Steuben Birth Records show John Mitchell Jr. married Rezilda Pinkham. So I am definately looking for a John Mitchell Sr. probably born about 1759 - 1782. I also found a source that shows John Mitchell and Rezilda Pinkham had a son named John Edward Mitchell. From this we can be sure that John E. Mitchell Jr's father is definately John E. Mitchell Sr. A service record shows a John Mitchell from Harrington, Maine was born in 1759/60 and had a dark complexion. He could not sign his name. I often wonder if he could be the son of Colonel Jonathan Mitchell or Deacon Jacob Mitchell or related to them in some way? Colonel Jonathan Mitchell was from Cape Elizabeth, North Yarmouth, Maine and served in the French and Indian War. He was the son of Deacon Jacob Mitchell and Mary Howland. He was born in 1724, came from Kingston about 1743, and married Sarah Loring. They had several children.
Finding Mary Ellen Jenkins:
I recently (Nov. 16, 2013) found an obituary for Bertha Crocker that shows her parents names are Henry and Mary Ellsworth Jenkins. Now, I am looking for a Henry Jenkins who married Mary Ellsworth (Unknown). My tree still shows Bertha's parents are Sylvester Crocker and Mary Ellen Jenkins for now, until I can get this all straightend out. Obituary for Bertha Crocker: Mrs. Bertha Crocker. Winthrop - Mrs. Bertha Crocker, 86, died Wednesday at her home in Winthrop. Born in Temple, Oct. 26, 1881, daughter of Henry and Mary Ellsworth Jenkins, she resided in Winthrop all her life. She is survived by four daughters. Mrs. Helen Rogers and Mrs. Hazel True, both of Winthrop; Mrs Mildred Thomas, Wayne; Mrs. Clementine Pasqual, Presque Isle; a son Elwin, Winthrop; and several grandchildren.
Finding Isaac Berry and Harriet Corson:
Isaac Berry was born November 02, 1837; Somerset, Maine and died November 17, 1917; Penobscot, Maine. He married Harriet Corson who was born April 25, 1833; Somerset, Maine and died June 07, 1911; Penobscot, Maine. I am looking for information on their parents. The Corson line may be from Dover, NH in the 1600's? Obituary for Isaac Berry: Isaac Berry, an aged resident of Dexter, passed away at the home of his son, Willie Berry, Saturday morning. Mr. Berry was a native of the town of Athens, coming to Dexter to live 37 years ago. In early life he was united in marriage with Miss Harriet Corson, whose death occurred seven years ago. He is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Estelle Hersey, Willie Berry, Mrs. Flora Bagley, Mrs. Mabel Sprague, Delbert Berry and Mrs. Abbie McKinley. His age was 80 years.
Sources of information for my tree came from personal knowledge of my own family, my great Aunt Doreen (Rogers) Crocker, my 2nd Cousin Pamela (Galouch) Porter, my father's Cousin Bruce Ferguson, my father's 2nd Cousin Penny Sue (Dunn) French - creator of "Our Family Oak Tree" of which I am currently an editor, my distant Cousin Richard Thibeau, my distant Cousin Rod Violette - Genealogist of the Violette Family Association, Nancy Prouty - distant Cousin by marriage, Carole W. Binette (Acting Director - DTR / Census Coordinator / Rights Protection Researcher) of the Penobscot Tribe, the Kennebec Journal, Sun Journal, Lewiston Evening, Knowlton Hewins Roberts, Family Search, Family Search - Community Trees, ancestry.com, findagrave.com, GENI, the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, the Early Records of the Town of Beverly, Essex Co., Mass, Dover Public Library, The Mayflower Society, New Hampshire Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Office of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Winthrop Society, The Sprague Project, "The Lovejoy Genealogy" by Clarence Earle Lovejoy, "Historical Sketches of Andover" by Sarah Loring Bailey, "Salem Witchcraft" by Charles Uphams, "Russ Family Genealogy" by Herbert M. Russ, "The Descendants of Francois Violet" by Rita (Violette) Lippe, "Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes" by Stephen A. White, Finding Anne Marie by Marie A. Rundquist, History of the Town of Leads, Androscoggin County, Maine, from its settlement June 10, 1780 by John C. Stinchfield, "A History of the Doggett-Daggett Family" by Samuel Bradlee Doggett, "Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 10, Samuel Fuller" by Arthur H. Radasch and Katherine Radasch, "The Gliddens In America" by George W. Chamberlain, Descendants of Henri Membertou, Biography of Henri Membertou, Descendants of Chief Anaraoui Mite MitcSamegke, acadian.org, acadian-cajun.com and "Dictionary of American Family Names" by Patrick Hanks.
An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun, pulling a male buffalo. "Want coffee," he says to the waiter. The waiter says, "sure Chief. Coming right up." The Indian drinks the coffee down, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere, and then just walks out. The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling another male buffalo with the other. "Want coffee," he says once again to the waiter. The waiter says, "whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about anyway?" The Indian smiles and proudly says, "training for a position in United States Congress... Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."
Crocker Name Origin:
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur ('heartbreak'), from Old French creve(r) 'to break or destroy', 'to die' + ceur 'heart', a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land.
Everything in my tree, although credible, has not been proven 100 percent accurate by me. Any help will be appreciated. You can contact me at...
Family Search by Surname [Listed Above]:
Anne Alcock (Born in England)
Anne Ayers (Born in England)
Marie Crevet (Born in France)
Bertha M. Crocker
Christopher Steven Crocker
Elwin Charles Crocker
Henry Stevens Crocker Sr.
Hiram B. Crocker Jr.
Hiram B. Crocker Sr.
Levi L. Crocker
Levi R. Crocker
Mariam Trufant Crocker
Melvin Clyde Crocker Sr.
Steven Henry Crocker
Barbe D'Orange (Born in France)
Marie David (Born in France)
Mary Everett (Born in England)
Benjamin Glidden Jr.
Benjamin Glidden Sr.
Charles Glidden (Born in England)
Charles Glidden Jr.
Charles Glidden Sr.
George Avory Glidden
Maude Aleta Glidden
Richard Glidden Sr.
Rufus Glidden Jr.
Rufus Glidden Sr.
Antoinette Grenier (Born in France)
Marie-Genevieve Guyon (Born in France)
Julia Gylian (Born in England)
Antoine Hebert (Born in France)
Etienne Hebert (Born in France)
Guillaume Hebert (Born in France)
Jean Baptiste Hebert I
Hannah Howse (Born in England)
Genevieve Le Franc (Born in France)
Bridget Lee (Born in Netherlands)
Elizabeth Leighton b. Abt. 1676
Elizabeth Leighton b. 1646
John Leighton Sr.
Thomas Leighton Jr. b. November 13, 1725
Thomas Leighton Jr. b. Abt. 1642
Thomas Leighton Sr. b. 1696
Thomas Leighton Sr. (Born in England)
John Lothropp (Born in England)
Abraham dit L'Ecossais Martin (Born in France)
Francois Xavier Martin I
Jean Baptiste Martin
Joachim Martin (Born in France)
Marie Martin b. Unknown
Marie Martin April 10, 1635
Kjisaqmaw Maupeltuk aka Henri Membertou (Mi'kmaq) (Native American)
Elizabeth Neale (Born in England)
Henriette Pelletret (Born in France)
Anne-Charlotte Petit (Born in France)
Margery Pierce (Born in England)
Augustus Ernest Pinkham
Benjamin Pinkham Sr.
Brenda Lu Pinkham
Eben Handy Pinkham
Milton Floyd Pinkham
Richard Pinkham Sr. b. 1675
Richard Pinkham Sr. (Born in England)
Tristram Pinkham Jr.
Tristram Pinkham Sr.
Marie-Esther Ramage (Born in France)
Daniel Rogers Sr.
Jacob Henry Rogers Jr.
Jacob Henry Rogers Sr.
Micajah P. Rogers
Robert Rogers Sr. (Born in England)
Thomas Rogers Sr.
Varnum H. Rogers
Eunice Shore (Born in England)
Rose Stoughton (Born in England)
Louisa Mae Torey (Born in England)
Jeanne Trahan (Born in France)
Elizabeth Trevorgye (Born in England)
Anne Marie (Rimbault) (Mi'kmaq) (Native American)
Catharine (Arata) (Born in Italy)
Giselda (Neri) (Born in Italy)
Joanna (Leighton) (Born in England)
Margaret (Russ) (Born in England)
Maria (Sidelinger) (Born in Prussia, Germany)
Mary W. ? (Crocker)
Sarah (Osgood) (Born in England)
Mary Wyeth (Born in England)
Dorothy Yorke (Born in England)