John Crocker

28 May 1795–
Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John

When John Crocker was born on 28 May 1795, in Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Rowland Crocker, was 39 and his mother, Mehitable Merrill, was 33. He married Annetta Maria Lyman in 1822. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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John Crocker
Annetta Maria Lyman
Marriage: 1822
Caroline E Crocker
John Ripley Crocker

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



    Daniel Crocker


    Elizabeth Crocker


    Ira Crocker


    Thomas Crocker


    Calvin Crocker


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 13

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 35

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Crocker in entry for Samuel M. Hannon and Carolina E. Gihnan, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • John Crocker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • John Crocker in entry for Caroline E. Harmon, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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