Martha Crocker

1832–
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Crocker was born in 1832, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Crocker, was 55 and her mother, Penelopy Babb, was 37.

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Family Time Line

John Crocker
1777–1851
Penelopy Babb
1795–1860
Sarah Crocker
1815–1860
Alsey J. Crocker
1822–1866
Frances Crocker
Henderson J. Crocker
1823–1903
Mary Crocker
1829–
Martha Crocker
1832–
Matthew B. Crocker
1836–1863
Sidney J. Crocker
1838–1866
Henry Clay Crocker
1845–1916

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World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 21

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)).3 Americanized spelling of German Krocker .

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

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