Martha Crook

9 April 1715–
Prince George, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Martha

When Martha Crook was born on 9 April 1715, in Prince George, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, George Crook, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Taliaferro, was 30. She died in United States.

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Family Time Line

George Crook
1683–1745
Elizabeth Taliaferro
1685–1725
Solomon Crook Jr.
1710–1780
Martha Crook
1715–
Tabatha Crook
1719–
Mary Crook
1719–
Elizabeth Crook
1720–1798
Joseph Crook
1722–
James Crook
1725–1793

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World Events (6)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 43

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1775

Age 60

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. 2. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Martha Crook, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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