The Crook Families of Coweta
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The following families have been confirmed
by Census Records or other County or State Records.
Griffin Crook was born abt. 1794 in Virginia. His
family moved to North Carolina where Griffin and married Nancy
Pennington, 18 Mar 1817 in Wake County, North Carolina. She
was born abt. 1800 in Virginia, the daughter of Howell &
Griffin and family moved to Pike County,
Georgia by 1830, Meriwether County by 1840 and was employed as a
Farmer in Spalding County, 2nd District in the 1860 Census.
Griffin and Nancy had the following children:
- John W. Crookborn
abt. 1819 in NC
- William S. Crookborn abt. 1823 in NC
- SGM Agnus Crook (m) born abt. 1824 in NC
- Louelen Crookborn
abt. 1826 most likely in NC.
- Septha Crook born abt 1835 in GA
- Pelina Crook (f) born abt. 1837 in GA
- Lucious W. Crook born abt. 1857 in GA
- Manly G. Crook born abt. 1859 in GA
Lucious and Manly may be grandchildren of
Griffin's. He would have been 63 and 65 at the time of their
births. They appear in the family with Griffin in 1860
Jeremiah Crook was born abt 1790. He resided in Carroll
County, Georgia at the time of the 1830 census. Listed in other
family charts as the son of James Crook Jr. of Rowan
County, North Carolina. There seems reason to think that
Jeremiah and Griffin were closely associated and possibly
brothers. Although Griffin is not listed in the known children of
James Crook Jr., many other simularities occur.
The youngest brother of Jeremiah is William Crook
born abt. 1880. With the naming trend of William in this line of
Crooks, it is possible the William is the father of Griffin and
the nephew of Jeremiah. Jeremiah later moves to Kentucky and
eventually Ohio where he lived until his death.
Jeremiah's family at the time of the 1830 Carroll County,
Georgia census was:
- Wife born 1790 - 1800
Male born 1825 - 1830
Female born 1825 - 1830
Female born 1820 - 1825
John W. Crook (Griffin) was born abt.
1819 in North Carolina. He is listed as a "laborer" in
the 1860 Spalding County, census where he resided in the 3rd
District. John married Sorepta ???? who was born abt. 1810
in Georgia. They have the following children listed:
These children were listed in the
household of John W. in the 1870 census. It is suspected that
these children are neices and nephews, the children of a brother
who died in the War.
- Griffin C. Crook born abt. 1851 in GA
- Nancy V. Crook born abt. 1852 in GA
- Urinny Crook born abt. 1848 in GA.
- William Crook born abt. 1850 in GA. He
lived in Campbell County, Georgia in 1870. He
married Jane ???? who was born abt. 1850,
John's mother Nancy also lived with him in
1870 at their home in Carroll County.
William S. Crook (Griffin) was born in
North Carolina abt. 1823. He was employed as a blacksmith in
Carroll County, Georgia, Flint Hill PO, Fairplay Dist. He married
Elizabeth C. ???? who was born in South Carolina abt.
1823. William joined the Confederate Army on
June 22, 1861. Originally organized as Company I, 2nd Regiment,
4th Brigade, Georgia State Troops, William's regiment was quickly
redesignated as Company I, 19th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer
Infantry, and placed into the Army of Tennessee. This regiment
from Carroll County, Georgia was known as the "Villa Rica
Gold Diggers". It is curious that
William has two daughers listed as Elizabeth in the census
records. This is consistent throughout the records and there is
no indication that one of the Elizabeths was a different
relation. William and Elizabeth C. had the following children:
- George G. Crook born abt. 1848 in GA.
lived in Carroll County, Georgia, Villa Rica
Dist. in 1870. He married Mary E. Henslee,
who was born 20 April 1844 in Georgia and died 03
Oct. 1912 in Carroll County, Georgia. Mary was
the daughter of Miles D. Henslee, b. 1814, d.
1894. Mary is buried at New Hope Primitive
Baptist Church cemetery, They had the
- William Maxfield Crook
born July 1869 in GA, d. Oct.
1882. He is buried at New Hope
Primitive Baptist Church
- Miles Oscar Crook born 31 Jan.
1877, died 11 Nov. 1880. He is
buried at New Hope Primitive
Baptist Church cemetery,
- Erby Crook born 26 Sept. 1883,
died 20 Aug. 18??. He is buried
at New Hope Primitive Baptist
- Oma A. L. Crook born Apr.
- Elizabeth Crook born abt. 1853 in GA.
- William H. Crook born abt. 1855 in GA.
- Elizabeth Crook born abt. 1857 in GA.
- Nancy Crook born abt. 1860 in GA
- Susan B. Crook born abt. 1869 in GA.
- John R. Crook born July 1872 in GA. He
married Linnie Strickland on 12 Oct 1901
in Douglas County, Georgia. Elizabeth C. lived
with this son in Douglas County in 1900.
Louelen Crook (Griffin) born 26 Sept
1827, died 18 Aug 1901. Louelen shows in the 1830 Douglas County,
Georgia census in the community of Fairplay. He lived in Carroll
County by 1860 but was employed as a farmer in Coweta County in
the 1870 census. In 1880 Louelen and family had moved to
Meriwether County, returning to Coweta by 1900. Louelen married Sarah
E. Pennington, born 26 June 1837, died 14 Aug 1917. She was
the daughter of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth
Coggin Pennington. Louelen joined the
Confederate Army on March 10, 1862. He was a Private in Company
C, 35th Regiment, Campbell County, known as the "Campbell
Rangers". He was wounded and admitted to the 1st
Georgia Hospital on June 27, 1862. He was transferred to
Hanlietere's Co. of Joe Thompson's Georgia Artillery, as a
Private, on February 09, 1863. He is listed as deserting this
unit on January 11, 1864. He returned to the 35th Regiment,
Company C, and was captured at Petersburg, Virginia April 2,
1865. Louelen was released at Hart's Island, New York June 15,
1865 after spending only 2 months as a POW. Louelen and his wife
Sarah applied for Confederate Pensions in Coweta County, Georgia
listing his service in the Artillery Unit.
Louelen and Sarah E. Crook are buried in the Bethel
Methodist Church Cemetery in Senoia, Coweta County, Georgia.
They had the following children:
- Palastine Crook born abt. 1858,
she married James G. Adcock, 31
Jan. 1878, in Coweta Co. Ga
- John P. Crook
born abt. 1860 in Georgia, married Emiline
- Ozwell Crook
born 16 Feb. 1861, died 18 June 1922.
He married Jennie Pettile Higgins
- Savannah Alice Crook born 26 Feb.
1862, died 14 Nov. 1925. She married Charles
Hatton, 02 Nov. 1882 in Coweta Co.Ga.
She is buried at Bethel Methodist Church
Cemetery in Senoia, Coweta County,
- William Crook
born abt. 1866. He married Alice
- Griffin Crook
born October 1869.
- Telilah (Leolah) Crook born
- James Odius Crook born June 1877
John P. Crook (Louelen
, Griffin ) born abt. 1860 in Georgia, married Emiline
Kelley born abt. 1863 in Meriwether Co., Georgia. They were
married 30 Nov. 1882 in Meriwether Co., Georgia. They had the
- Lon Crook
- Leon Crook
- Raymond Crook
- Ann Crook, married Will McGuirk (?)
12 Dec. 1906 in Coweta, GA.
- Willie Mae Crook, died 22 Aug. 1956 in
Coweta, GA. She married (1) ???? Reed, and
they had the following children:
- James Reed
- Ruby Reed
Willia Mae married (2) Henry Frank Tenney,
19 Sept. 1920 in Coweta, GA. They had the
- Irene Tenney
- Margaret Tenney
- Dilcy Tenney
- Effie Crook, born 18 Mar 1896 in GA, died
31 Mar. 1911 in Coweta, GA
- Howard Harry Crook, born 09 May 1900 in
GA, married (1) Hester May, born 6
Feb 1920, died 18 Feb 1977. They had the
- David Crook born 1 Sept
- Hugh Crook, born 09 May 1900 in GA, died
21 Apr. 1966 in Newnan, Coweta, GA. He married Lois
Chappell, 14 Jan. 1923 in Coweta County.
Ozwell Crook (Louelen
, Griffin ) born 16 Feb. 1861, died 18 June 1922. He
married Jennie Pettile Higgins, born 14 July 1862, died 17
Mar. 1956. They were married 27 Dec. 1882. They are buried in the
Senoia City Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia. They had the
- Arthur Crook, born 06 July 1884, died 02
April 1957. He married Carrie Lula Moody,
13 Dec. 1905. She was born 24 Jan. 1881, died 18
- They had the following children:
- Walter Pierce Crook, born
04 Aug. 1910, died 16 July 1944.
- Hubert Lee Crook, born 02
- Wilma Geneva Crook, born
22 May 1917.
- Jessie Madelyn Crook, born
09 Aug. 1921, died 13 Jan. 1942
- Alma Crook, born 20 Mar. 1886, died 04 May
1905. She is buried at Bethel Methodist Church
Cemetery in Senoia, Coweta County, Georgia.
- Arry Lee Crook, born 19 Feb. 1888, died 20
Jan. 1980. He married Leola Mae Addy 15
Dec. 1912. She was born 27 Feb. 1887, died 01
Dec. 1973. They had the following children:
- Julian Lee Crook, born 18
Oct. 1913. He married Laura
- Florence Edith Crook, born
20 April 1915, married Ray
Shelnutt Sewell, 13 Aug.
- Alva Lee Crook, born 11
Jan. 1917, married Miriam Lester
06 Sept. 1940.
- Hugh Dorsey Crook, born 21
Jan. 1919, died 31 July 1964, he
married Phyllis Byrnes, 01
- Wilbur Ellis Crook, born
01 June 1931, married Patricia
- Mattie Crook, born 24 Dec. 1889, married Solon
Jackson Owen , 27 Dec. 1907. they had the
- Rufus Carl Owen, born 13
- Oswald Alexander Owen,
born 10 May 1921
- Harold Bennett Owen, born
25 July 1929
- Viola Crook, born 26 May 1891, died 07
Dec. 1958. She married James Capers Stripling.
They had the following children:
- James William Stripling,
born 09 Dec. 1916, died 01 Dec.
- David Capers Stripling,
born 09 Dec. 1922, married (1) Barbara
Ann Armstrong, (2) Anne
- Sallie Bell Crook, born 20 July 1892, died
04 June 1948. She married Milton Ballard.
They had the following children:
- Robert Finley Ballard,
born 27 April 1912, died 26 Oct.
- Jennie Lavern Ballard,
born 21 Oct. 1915, married Eugene
- Emory Paul Ballard, born
05 Aug. 1921
- Dorothy Bell Ballard, born
31 Aug. 1929, married Edward
- Ophilia Mae Crook, born 14 July 1895,
married Boyce Yancey 12 Mar. 1921. They
had one child:
- Boyce Memory Yancey, Jr.,
born 03 Aug. 1927.
- Mamie Lou Crook, born 04 Oct. 1896,
married Perry David Williams, 05 Dec.
1915. They had the following children:
- Mary Virginia Williams,
born 05 April 1917, married Charles
- Dean Lester Williams, born
15 Feb. 1921.
- Cecil Perry Williams, born
09 May 1921.
- Caroline Williams, born 23
- Montene Pope Williams,
born 20 Oct. 1928.
- Louise Medora Williams,
born 06 Dec. 1937.
- Lamar David Williams, born
21 Oct. 1939.
- Annie Sue Crook, born 17 Feb. 1898, died
24 Nov. 1933. She married William Coggins.
They are buried in the Senoia City Cemetery,
Coweta County, Georgia.
- Catherine Dennis (C.D.) Crook, born
28 July 1900, died 16 Oct. 1975. She married McPherson
Berrien Eve Moore, 14 Jan. 1928. They had one
- Berrien Eve Moore,
Jr., born 04 April 1929.
- Hewlette Alexander Crook, born 28 Dec.
1901, died 27 Jan. 1935.
William Crook (Louelen
, Griffin ) born abt. 1866. He married Alice ????
born abt. 1867 in Georgia. They lived in Coweta County in 1900.
They had the following children:
- Albert Crook born Oct. 1891, GA
- George Crook born Dec. 1892, GA
- Louis Crook born Sept. 1895, GA
- Nora Crook born Feb. 1897, GA
- Annie Crook born July 1898, GA
Griffin Crook (Luelen Crook , Griffin
Crook ) born 31 Oct 1869, 4
Sep 1943 in Fayette Co., Georgia. He married 1) Emma Delk on Dec. 21, 1901, 2) Ida Entrekin on Feb. 22 1903. Griffin is buried at
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Brooks, Georgia. It is located
on Woolsey Rd, in Fayette Co.
Griffin and Ida had the following child:
- James Roy Crook, b. 15 May 1904 in
Georgia, died 12 April 1992 and is buried in
Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro, Ga. He married
(1) Annie Maude Tenney, daughter of Leck
Tenney and Stella Britt. They were married 16 Jan 1923 in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia.
and Annie had the following children:
- Roy Crook Jr. born 24
April 1924 in Senoia. He married Annie
Elizabeth Sanders in Oglethorpe
County, 12 Jan. 1947. Annie was
born 06 April 1924 in Oglethorpe County, GA. Roy and
Annie had seven children
- James Hiram Crook, born 19
Feb. 1926 in Senoia, GA, died 12
June 1983 in DeKalb County, GA, and is buried
Andersonville National Cemetery,
Andersonville, GA. He married Raydean
????. They had the following
- Brian Crook
- Paul Crook
Annie Maude died 24 January 1930 and is buried in
the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in
Senoia, Georgia. After her death James married
(2) Ruby ????
, (3) Ida McCauley
(4) Leland King.
James and Leland King had the following children:
- Cindy Crook
- Hubert Griffin Crook
After the death of
Ida Entrekin, Griffin married 3) Ada Morris. She was b. 26 Oct.
1879, d. 13 Nov. 1960. Griffin and Ada had the following
- Dennis Crook
- Maggie Crook
- Fred T.Crook
- Edna M. Crook
- Cathrine Crook, married ???? Barrow
- Katie L. Crook, possibly died at birth.