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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George Crook
Elizabeth Taliaferro
Solomon Crook Jr.
Martha Crook
Tabatha Crook
Mary Crook
Elizabeth Crook
Joseph Crook
James Crook

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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.

Age 60

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

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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