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 Isaiah Crooker

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Isaiah Crooker

Birth
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
15 Sep 1795 (aged 65)
Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
Burial
West Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
Plot
LEFT SIDE FROM ENTRANCE
Memorial ID
31870776 View Source

Isaiah Crooker was born in Marshfield, MA on 28 January 1729/30, son of Francis3 and Patience Childs, who were married 11 March 1723/24 at Marshfield, MA. The plan of partition of the Gutch estate dated 1752 shows the house of Isaiah Crooker roughly near where the Wesley Church is now and the allotment of Squire Donnell of York. In 1753, the Squire Donnell conveyed to Crooker a tract 25 rod wide on the river front, and carrying that wideth west 1.5 miles. At the town road, now High Street, the boundary lines were at Winter and Academy Streets. The western boundary would be near the top of the eastern slope of Rocky Hill. On the site of the old St. Mary's Church, he built his home on the west side of the town road, and across the road he had a blacksmith shop where he exercised that trade. Lemont states that the house was gambrel roofed and bullet proof.

Isaiah Crooker was one of the signers of the petition for a separate parish in 1753. At the Geogetown meeting of 1756, he elected a tithingman, and the next year, Field Driver. He was on the roll of the Second Parish Militia (PM) company as a Pvt. (Private) in 1757. When the parish erected it's new meeting house about 1760, he is said to have contributed all the nails. He is found serving in minor town offices frequently from 1762 to 1772.

In 1774, the subscribers to a new schoolhouse propsoed to be built on the lot donated by Isaiah Crooker held a planning meeting at his house. Lemont lists him among the men who followed Sewall to King's dock in 1775, and as one of the "the prominent men of the Revolution". In 1790, Isaiah was the only Crooker listed as head of a family in Bath, built it was a large one, consisting of himself and three other males, 16 or older, four boys under 16 years, and three women. He died 15 Sep 1795, and he was buried in the old graveyard near the church. Isaiah Crooker left an estate valued at $8,928.99 of which the Widow was appointed Administratrix on 30 Oct 1795. and she was also named Guardian of two minor children, Hannah and Zacheus. Hannah Harding Crooker, his 2nd wife and widow, outlived Isaiah Crooker some 30 years, dying 12 April 1825 at the age of 89.

Considerable of the tradition published about this esteemed citizen lacks substantiation. It is possible that he may have built some small vessels but there is no evidence that he did so either in the creek below his property or elsewhere; but his Son Isaiah did have a wharf and built some vessels. He is said to have weighed 300 lbs and to have used a special chair, and all his sons, but all are said to have large men, over six feet tall, and one Isaiah Jr. attained 400 lbs weight.

Isaiah Crooker married on 24 Oct 1750, his 1st Wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan Philbrook, but Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of her first child. He married his 2nd Wife in Jul 1760, a Hannah Harding Mckenney, a widow from Truro. Isaiah and Hannah had 10 children.

Isaiah Crooker was born in Marshfield, MA on 28 January 1729/30, son of Francis3 and Patience Childs, who were married 11 March 1723/24 at Marshfield, MA. The plan of partition of the Gutch estate dated 1752 shows the house of Isaiah Crooker roughly near where the Wesley Church is now and the allotment of Squire Donnell of York. In 1753, the Squire Donnell conveyed to Crooker a tract 25 rod wide on the river front, and carrying that wideth west 1.5 miles. At the town road, now High Street, the boundary lines were at Winter and Academy Streets. The western boundary would be near the top of the eastern slope of Rocky Hill. On the site of the old St. Mary's Church, he built his home on the west side of the town road, and across the road he had a blacksmith shop where he exercised that trade. Lemont states that the house was gambrel roofed and bullet proof.

Isaiah Crooker was one of the signers of the petition for a separate parish in 1753. At the Geogetown meeting of 1756, he elected a tithingman, and the next year, Field Driver. He was on the roll of the Second Parish Militia (PM) company as a Pvt. (Private) in 1757. When the parish erected it's new meeting house about 1760, he is said to have contributed all the nails. He is found serving in minor town offices frequently from 1762 to 1772.

In 1774, the subscribers to a new schoolhouse propsoed to be built on the lot donated by Isaiah Crooker held a planning meeting at his house. Lemont lists him among the men who followed Sewall to King's dock in 1775, and as one of the "the prominent men of the Revolution". In 1790, Isaiah was the only Crooker listed as head of a family in Bath, built it was a large one, consisting of himself and three other males, 16 or older, four boys under 16 years, and three women. He died 15 Sep 1795, and he was buried in the old graveyard near the church. Isaiah Crooker left an estate valued at $8,928.99 of which the Widow was appointed Administratrix on 30 Oct 1795. and she was also named Guardian of two minor children, Hannah and Zacheus. Hannah Harding Crooker, his 2nd wife and widow, outlived Isaiah Crooker some 30 years, dying 12 April 1825 at the age of 89.

Considerable of the tradition published about this esteemed citizen lacks substantiation. It is possible that he may have built some small vessels but there is no evidence that he did so either in the creek below his property or elsewhere; but his Son Isaiah did have a wharf and built some vessels. He is said to have weighed 300 lbs and to have used a special chair, and all his sons, but all are said to have large men, over six feet tall, and one Isaiah Jr. attained 400 lbs weight.

Isaiah Crooker married on 24 Oct 1750, his 1st Wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan Philbrook, but Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of her first child. He married his 2nd Wife in Jul 1760, a Hannah Harding Mckenney, a widow from Truro. Isaiah and Hannah had 10 children.


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  • Created by: NAVYBEAR
  • Added: 1 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 31870776
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31870776/isaiah-crooker: accessed ), memorial page for Isaiah Crooker (28 Jan 1730–15 Sep 1795), Find a Grave Memorial ID 31870776, citing First Parish Cemetery, West Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA; Maintained by NAVYBEAR (contributor 47075063) .