Sunday, April 6, 2014

Jonathan Crocker 1662-1746


  Jonathan Crocker, my 8th g-Grandfather, was born on July 15th 1662 in Barnstable Massachusetts. Jonathan was the son of John William Crocker and Mary Bodfish.

  On May 20 1686, in Barnstable, Jonathan took for his wife a Hannah Howland. Hannah was the Grandaughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. (subjects of earlier posts) From the marriage of  Jonathan and Hannah would be born five sons and four daughters

  Jonathon's wife Hannah died on February 2 1710. In February 1711 Jonathan took as his second wife a Thankful (Troot) Hinkley. No children were born of this second marriage.

  Jonathan lived to the age of Eighty-Four, outliving all but two of his children, dying on August 24 1746 in Barnstable Massachusetts. He was buried at the West Barnstable Cemetery in West Barnstable Massachussets

From Jonathan's Headstone:
In Memory of
Mr JONATHAN
CROCKER who
died August 24 1746
in the 84th Year
of his Age

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