My line of Scottish Crook's in NC/KY/West Tn from Richard Crook
1.Richard left Scotland at age 16 in the company of some soldiers to come to America, around 1746. (see 3 below) 2.Crook family has "horns" or bumps on their ears, as long ago the Devil coveted the beautiful wife of the old Lord Crook- took him over one evening and they sired his child...hmmm maybe that explains the temper also ;-) 3. A riddle or pass-phrase:John Crook's father tied John Crook's father, and the answer is Underdown.Richard Crook was an officer during the Revolution and captured a tory named Stephen Underdown.They later became friends. When Richard was killed near the end of the war in an engagement against some Indians, Underdown married his widow.