John McCroskey Jr.

Brief Life History of John

When John McCroskey Jr. was born on 17 March 1788, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States, his father, John McCroskey, was 30 and his mother, Ann Montgomery, was 32. He married Lucinda Ann Grant on 2 April 1820, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 10 November 1866, in Rockville, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States.

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John McCroskey Jr.
Priscilla McCray
Marriage: 11 January 1836
John Arthur McCroskey
Penelope Augusta McCroskey
Henry Montgomery McCroskey
Frances Louisa McCroskey
Thomas Edmund Houston McCroskey
Robert Crampton McCroskey
Benjamin Bayliss McCroskey
Edgar Judson McCroskey

Sources (23)

  • John McCroskey in household of Unknown, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • John Mccronhey, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John McCroskey, "Find A Grave Index"

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1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

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

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

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