John Marcroft

4 February 1812–16 October 1898 (Age 86)
Middleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Marcroft was born on 4 February 1812, in Middleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John MARCROFT, was 30 and his mother, Isabelle Elizabeth Scholes, was 38. He married Charlotte Whitehead Taylor on 13 April 1835, in Middleton, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 16 October 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marcroft
Charlotte Whitehead Taylor
Marriage: 13 April 1835
William Marcroft
James Marcroft
Sarah Marcroft
John Marcroft Jr.
Robert Marcroft
Joseph Marcroft
Thomas Marcroft
Benjamin Marcroft
Mary Ellen Marcroft
Hyrum Taylor Marcroft

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  • Marriage
    13 April 1835Middleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 13
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 24
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire):habitational name from Marcroft Gate Farm in Spotland (Lancashire), which is of uncertain etymology, although it appears to have Old English croft ‘small enclosure’ as its final element.perhaps sometimes a variant of Moorcroft .

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

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    John Marcroft Biography, compiled by Elizabeth J.O. Williams

    John Marcroft John Marcroft was born February 6, 1812 in Middletown, Lancashire, England. He was the son of John Marcroft and Isabell Scholes. He is described as being a slender, sandy complected m …

    Sources (54)

    • John Marcroft, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Marcroft in entry for Hyrum Taylor Marcroft, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Marcroft, "United States Census, 1870"

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