Better late than never. I recognize a few names. The following is a copy of your post regarding Gilbert Crockett and residents of MD.
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Re: RICHARDSON, m. Anne Arundel Co., MD, 1700's
Posted by: Family Dog (Don Maring) (ID *****9153) Date: July 08, 2013 at 13:14:03
In Reply to: RICHARDSON, m. Anne Arundel Co., MD, 1700's by Marilyn Rothof 1138
First, re: "Gilbert CROCKETT, whose probate was 28 D 1744 by Jas. & Mary HARRISON, m. 1727, Mary CHEW." Mary was his mother.
On 19 March 1744 John's widow, Mary, was reported by West Nottingham PM as married out of unity [i.e., without sanction of the
meeting] to a man named Harrison. The fact that Mary had attended her son Gilbert's out-of-unity marriage delayed her acceptance
back into membership.
The Best I can do on John and Mary:
1.0 John Crockett, born perhaps late 1680s or early 1690s, m: Mary Coale in 1716. John and Mary gave first notice of their intent to
marry on 1 June 1716 and second notice 29 June 1716. Known children were Elizabeth, John, Hannah, and Mary (order unknown other
than that Elizabeth was probably first.)
Myers mentioned the name of John Crockett just once, stating that "He [Eli] and John Crocket had arrived as early as 1722". (Myers,
page 347) By this, Myers no doubt meant that one John Crockett appears in Friends records before that date. Otherwise Myers offered
nothing more about John Crockett's origin or personal history.
John Crockett married was in Anne Arundel in May 1709 and married in 1716. From these dates John's birth date may be estimated as
somewhere about late 1680s or early 1690s. (The assumption is made here that the records are of only one person.)
The earliest references associate John Crockett with Ann Arundel Co, MD. Anne Arundel Co was settled by English Puritans a great
many of whom who were eventually converted to the beliefs of the Friends. One John Crockett was in Maryland by May 1709 when he
witnessed a marriage ceremony at West River Meeting (founded 1672). John witnessed more ceremonies in 1712 and 1714.
On 3 Sept 1718, the name John Crockett appeared on the inventory Solomon Sparrow of Anne Arundel Co, MD. [Solomon Sparrow
perhaps the same whose sister Elizabeth Sparrow b. 20 Oct 1667 d. 1715 Rhode River, MD m. William Coale?]
(See Rev Lawrence Buckley Thomas, Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew, and Lawrence, a West River register, and genealogical notes, NY,
1883, for an extract of births and burials from West River Meeting. It has been used here several times. Surnames which occur with
regularity include Coale, Galloway, Richardson, Chew, Thomas, and Hopkins.)
A short time later, John Crockett, "gentleman", was clearly of the Bush River Meeting which had been formed by Friends moving
north from Anne Arundel Co. Perhaps John was among them. It was to this meeting that Eli Crockett moved in the 1720s. By a warrant
of 18 Aug 1719 for 100 acres, on 18 Feb 1719/20, a survey was made for John of Crockett's Meadow, the first survey found so far in his
own name. The land would have been in what is now Harford Co, MD, near Joppa Town, and was one of the tracts he had resurveyed
in 1734 as part of Colerain. In 1720, John purchased one of the original lots in Joppa Town. From 1713-1768, Joppa was the Baltimore
County seat and a town of some wealth and importance. The original Saint Johns Parish church was built at Joppa near the courthouse.
Joppa was a major shipping center for the tobacco trade until poor tobacco farming practices and deforestation clogged the
Gunpowder River and the big ships could no longer approach, providing an opportunity for a newer port on thePatapsco which
became the city of Baltimore.
On 22 Sept 1736, Richard Richardson [born 12 May 1723] died at the home of brother-in-law Thomas Coale and was buried at the
burying place on the plantation of John Crockett late of Bush River in Baltimore Co. Richard's sister Mary was the wife of Thomas Coale.
When Mary (Richardson) Coale died 18 Feb 1741/42, she, too, was buried also at the plantation of John Crockett late of Bush River.
Joseph and Sarah Richardson were parents of not only of Richard and Mary, but also of Samuel, Joseph, William, Philip, Elizabeth,
Sarah, and John.
On 10 July 1746, Eliza. Richardson, wife of Nathan, departed her life and was buried at the burial place of her father John Crockett
late of Baltimore Co.
John Crockett patented land in his own name, bought adjacent lands, and had it all consolidated into three single patents which he
named Colerain, The Isle of Caprea, and Marino. The patent for Colerain was finally granted to William Richardson, son of Nathan
1742, Nov 11: John Crockett witnessed the marriage ceremony of John Samuel Gover late of Herring Creek to Hannah Webster,
daughter of Isaac Webster. Isaac Webster Sr and Jr witnessed as did Mary Gittings and Thomas B------.
1.1 Elizabeth Crockett died 10 July 1746 and was buried at Bush River at the burial place of her father John Crockett late of
Baltimore Co. On 30 Oct [the 8th month of the old calendar] 1735, at Bush River Meeting, Nathan Richardson of Anne Arundel
Co married Elizabeth Crockett, daughter of John and Mary Crockett of Baltimore Co, having given notice of his intent to marry
26 Sept 1735. Nathan Richardson was a son of William and Margaret Richardson. John Crockett, in his Oct 1747 LW&T, mentions
brother-in-law Nathan Richardson. Witnesses at the marriage on 30 Oct 1735 included Martha Paca, Mary Galloway, Drucilla
[or Pricilla?] Paca, John Webster, Joshua Bond, Thomas Bond, Mary Webster, Edward Talbott, Frances Midelmore, Richard Richardson,
John Crockett, Thomas Coale, Thomas Richardson, Acquilla Massey, William Dallam, Margrett Webster, James Isham, Richard Caswell,
John Higginson, Mary Crockett, Gilbert Crockett, Agnes Crockett, and Mary Crockett Jr. The Society of Friends witnessed each other's
marriage ceremonies. While the attendance of Gilbert Crockett and family does not in itself suggest kinship, notice that Gilbert,
of West River, probably traveled a day or two to get there.
1.1.1 John Richardson. In his Oct 1747 LW&T, John Crockett left to Nathan Richardson, son of my brother-in-law Nathan Richardson,
the rest of Colerain.
1.2 John Crockett b: ca 1717 or later, m: 16 May 1747, Mary Richardson [13 Sept 1710]; d: before 28 July 1749 when Johns Hopkins gave
notice of intent to marry. John Crockett made LW&T Oct 1747 (Baltimore Co). Mary Richardson was daughter of Joseph and Rebecca
(Johns) Richardson of West River Monthly Meeting. John Crockett and Mary gave notice of their intention to marry 12 May 1747. John
, in his LW&T of Oct 1747, left to wife and executrix, Mary Crockett, the residue of proceeds of sale of 500a of Marino & 300a of Colerain,
my dwelling plantation. Mary (Richardson) Crockett of Anne Arundel Co, married next 14 Nov 1749 at West River Meeting John Hopkins,
son of Gerrard and Margaret (Johns) Hopkins; she was his second wife of three. Mary (Richardson) (Crockett) died before 16 Feb 1758
when Johns Hopkins married again.
1.3 Hannah Crockett m: Basil Dorsey. Named a sister of John in Oct 1747 LW&T. To sister Hannah Crockett, 500a at the upper end of
the Isles of Caperea & the rents due on a lease to Saml Standeford. Judge Basil Dorsey of Frederick Co, MD, married a daughter of
John Crockett, merchant of Baltimore. Oldest son was Evan Dorsey. [Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Poplar
Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Compiled by Ida Morrison (Murphy) Shirk, Baltimore, 1927. Page 90.]
1.4 Mary Crockett m: 1 Jan 1744 Eli Dorsey (St Pauls Parish). John, in his LW&T of Oct 1747, mentions brother-in-law Ely Dorsey.
In 1748 Ely Dorsey and his wife Mary sold 410 acres of The Isle of Caprea to John Greniffe Howard, (Balt. Co. Deeds T.R. No. C, f. 268)
and on September 5, 1751, he sold the remainder of the tract to Thomas Miles. (Balt. Co. Deeds T.R. No. D, f. 188) Ely Dorsey's 1794
LW&T includes the disposition of "Dorsey's Search", where his father had lived before him. This is now in Howard Co, MD.
1.4.1 John Crocket Dorsey m: Elizabeth Robinson. Moved to Frederick Co, MD. His son Ely inherited some money from his
1.4.2 Mary Dorsey. John Crockett, in his LW&T of Oct 1747, left to Mary Dorsey, daughter of my brother-in-law Ely Dorsey,
the rest of Marino, provided that David Copitan be allowed to live there To the end of his lease.
I recognize Richard Caswell. This Richard is the ancestor of Gov. Richard Caswell, as well as a Cobb ancestor. You may recall posting the John Crockett and Catherine Crockett family connection to Richard Caswell Cobb at my request. Caswells and Cobbs lived at Bertie Co NC.
You explained how Eli Crockett and John Gilbert, Gent. wound up at the same MD meeting house. John Gilbert had a sister who md. Nicholas Street. He is my Gilbert ancestor through the descendant who moved to Albemarle, VA and md. a daughter of Anthony Slocumb and Agnes Harvey.Crocketts md. into the family at Edenton,NC. One Elizabeth Crockett led the Edenton Tea Party with Penelope Barker Eden who md. my Gov. Gabriel Johnston.
When I was researchinng William Crockett and Margaret Ray you also kindly posted the Wenlock Christison "Crockett" descendants whose daughter was their ancestor. Winlock md. a Coale and then a Gary and also had a Talbot/Edmondson connection.
The Chew surname is in Chowan, NC as is Sparrow.
Posted below are two versions of Caswell's life found on the internet.Some MD names are mentioned.
Thank you so much for your help.
Posted by Clair Hadley.
RICHARD CASWELL Sr, b 1685 in England, came to America when his uncle, William Smith(sister of his mother, name unknown) and his wife assumed the responsibility of raising him when his parents died... They trained young Richard in the mercantile business and engaged in overseas trade with the Colonies.In 1701,
Richard's Aunt passed away and a few months later, William Smith and Richard Caswell came to the America's. They came to Joppa, Maryland of Baltimore County.At this time Richard was about 27 years old.They settled on a 230 acre plantation called "Sterlings Purchase" near
Joppa. They arrived on 02 FEB 1712 according to the family Bible.
Richard Dallam and his wife, Elizabeth Martin, were neighbors. The Dallams
had two children, William and Christian who was only 8. Richard and his Uncle became close friends of the Dallam family. Richard Dallam passed away and after a few months, William married the widow Dallam.They had children, Winstone Smith, William Smith, Jr.,and Elizabeth Smith (who
married John Paca and became the parents of William Paca who became an early Governor of Maryland, he was one of the signers of the Declaration and his signature is below John Hancocks)
A descendant of John Hancock as well as Anthony Slocumb sent the Gov. Harvey/Slocumb/Gilbert information to me.
Richard Caswell, was not only one of the first delegates chosen to represent North Carolina at the first Continental Congress,he was also the first and fifth governor of the Tar Heel State. According to Dr. Keats Sparrow, retired Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University, “ He can be called the ‘father’ of North Carolina with little exaggeration.”
Richard Caswell, Jr., was born on August 3, 1729, in Maryland to Christian Dallam Caswell and Richard Caswell Sr., who was a prominent businessman, military leader, and Maryland state legislator. Richard Caswell, Jr. was trained to become a surveyor, and in 1746, he moved to Kinston, North Carolina. In 1750, Caswell was appointed to serve as deputy surveyor of the colony. He acted as the colony’s surveyor for only a brief time before he decided to pursue law. From 1752-54, Richard Caswell clerked for the court of Orange County, while simultaneously studying law. In 1754 he was admitted to the bar and immediately set up a law practice in Hillsboro, North Carolina.
He was chosen to participate in the North Carolina Colonial Assembly in 1754 where he served for twenty years. In the early years of his political career, Caswell was loyal to the King of England and aligned himself with royal Governor William Tryon and later Josiah Martin.
However, by 1771, when Caswell retired from the Colonial Assembly, his political views had taken a drastic turn and Caswell viewed King George’s rule as unjust in North Carolina. Upon his retirement from the Colonial Assembly he became an active member in the colonial militia, fighting in the Battle of Alamance, on May 16, 1771.
Caswell later returned to the colonial militia to serve as a Colonel and later as a Brigadier General. He led North Carolina militiamen in the decisive victory at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. At the end of his tenure as the Tar Heel State’s first governor, Caswell resumed his position as the commander of the North Carolina militia.
Following the passage of the Coercive Acts by the British Parliament in 1774, the American Colonies decided to call a Continental Congress to ensure that the colonies responded together in a unified manner. Each colony sent several delegates to the First Continental Congress, which convened in Philadelphia on September 5, 1774. North Carolina sent three: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, and Richard Caswell.
Though the first Continental Congress was aiming for a more reconciliatory course, Caswell’s pro-independence activism apparently made quite a favorable impression in Philadelphia. John Wheeler recalls in his book, Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolina, that Judge William Gaston claimed John Adams once expressed, “We always looked to Richard Caswell for North Carolina, he was a model.” Richard Caswell was asked to serve as a delegate for the Second Continental Congress that met in 1775.
When the North Carolina Fifth Provincial Congress met in late 1776, Caswell’s service to his state continued when he was asked to serve as the presiding officer and chair the committee that drafted the state’s Constitution. After the adjournment of the Congress, they elected Caswell to serve as the interim governor. He was elected again a few months later to serve as the first governor of the new state of North Carolina, under the new Constitution. Caswell was elected to serve as the governor from 1777-1780 but complained the power he possessed, as a governor was too strict and constrained, as he had constantly struggled to raise and supply the troops adequately for the war effort at the state and national level.
In 1785, Richard Caswell was elected to serve as North Carolina’s fifth governor, a position he chose to retain until 1788.
In 1787, Caswell was chosen to serve as one of North Carolina’s delegates to the United States Constitutional Convention, but he was not able to attend, due to his failing health. On November 8, 1789, Richard Caswell suffered a fatal stroke while speaking to the state senate in Fayetteville and died a two days later on November 10, at the age of sixty. He was also chosen to attend the Fayetteville Constitutional Convention, Caswell died right before the meeting and was never given the opportunity to vote for ratification.Richard Caswell was buried in Kinston, at his first home that he had in North Carolina.
Robert Connor, Revolutionary Leaders of North Carolina, (Spartansburg 1916); Historical Preservation Group, http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/default.htmlhttp://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org/default.html (last accessed August 31, 2010); North Carolina Encyclopedia, http://ncpedia.org/http://ncpedia.org/ (last accessed August 31, 2010); Hugh Rankin, The North Carolina Continentals, (Chapel Hill 1971); John Wheeler, Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolina, (Columbus 1883).