Marcus W McCroskey

7 March 1852–14 June 1890 (Age 38)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Marcus W

When Marcus W McCroskey was born on 7 March 1852, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Sharp McCroskey, was 39 and his mother, Myranday Jane M Cunningham, was 25. He married Jane A Beech about 1875, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 14 June 1890, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Marcus W McCroskey
Jane A Beech
Marriage: about 1875
John Morton McCroskey
Marcus W McCroskey Jr
Cretu Roena McCroskey

Spouse and Children

about 1875
Sevier, Tennessee, United States



    Marcus W McCroskey Jr


    Cretu Roena McCroskey


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 10

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 13

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

Name Meaning

Scottish: metathesized Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cosgraich ‘son of Coscrach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’, ‘triumphant’. Compare Irish Cosgrove .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marcus McCroskey in household of John S McCroskey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marcus W Mccrosky, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Marcus W Mccroskey, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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