184. John T.5 Crockett (Rebecca4 Frink, Rebecca3 Skillings, John2, Thomas1) (#76827) was born in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 28 Jun 1739.(1071) John died 15 Mar 1817 in Northwood, NH, at 77 years of age.(1072) in his 78th year
He married twice. He married Mary Lane in Stratham, Rockingham, NH, 26 Oct 1762.(1073) (Mary Lane is #76840.) Mary was born 14 Jul 1744 in Stratham, Rockingham, NH.(1074) Mary was the daughter of Samuel Lane and Mary Jones Law. Mary died 18 Sep 1792 in Northwood, NH, at 48 years of age.(1075) A History of the Town of New London, New Hampshire ~ a facsimile of the 1899 edition published in 1972 by the New Hampshire Publishing Co., Somersworth, NH., page 457 titled" Genealogies, Fourth Period. Under the paragraph for Crockett, Charles, lines 4 and 5, John, born June 1739 is shown to have married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Law.
He married Mary Bryant in Newmarket, NH, 1 Aug 1793.(1076) (Mary Bryant is #76850.)
He resided in Northwood, NH 1778.(1077) A Guide to the History and Old Dwelling Places of Northwood, NH., written by Joan Weeks Bailey in 1992 and published by Peter E. Randall. The history of Northwood Ridge, page 87, John Crockett, 1780, describes the home that John may have built after he brought his wife, Mary Lane and their five young children to Northwood from Stratham in 1778.
The only Salt-box still standing in Northwood in 1992 is located on the western side of the Ridge. The author states that there is little doubt that here were once others like it in town, for this type of house was popular throughout New England. The style developed as a fairly simple way of creating more space in a two-story, one-room-deep dwelling. Two first floors were added at the rear of the house, and the back of the old roof was extended to cover them. Another flue was added to the chimney to serve the fireplace always included in the new addition. The lean-to on the Salt-box at the Ridge was probably a part of the original building.
John and Mary Crockett settled permanently in Northwood. Among other civic duties, John assumed an active role in the affairs of the Congregational Church. In 1784 he bid in small lots of work, as was the custom, when the church building was erected on the Parade. The Crocketts prospered in Northwood. They saw four sons and a daughter grow to adulthood. The oldest, John, was the minister of the First Baptist Church in Sanbornton for forty-one years. Mary Crockett died in 1806; her husband lived until 1817. In 1820 their son Samuel, who lived on the homestead and inherited the property, sold to Levi Mead and moved to East Northwood near the Stafford line. The Meads owned the property which consisted of sixty-five acres farm with buildings from 1820 to 1835. In 1835 the Meads sold all of the land except three-fourths of an acre, also with buildings to Jonathan Bennett and Edson Hill. On the same day, Meads deeded the three-fourth acre with buildings to Nathaniel Knowles. The wording of those deeds indicates that the Crocketts had owned not only the Salt-box but the Cape just above it as well.
Other owners of the property up to 1992 were the families of; Smiths, Olsens, Edwin Hastings and Joanne Harding. [Reference: The History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire by Rev. Moses T. Runnels, Vol. 2, 1882, page 189-90.]
John is a descendant of Thomas Crockett of Kittery (Maine), 1648 and York, (Maine). His wife was the oldest daughter of Samuel and Mary (James) Lane. He lived in Hampton (?) and Stratham and died in his 78th year.
John T. Crockett and Mary Lane had the following children:
+ 467 i. Mary6 Crockett was born 16 Sep 1764.
468 ii. John T. Crockett Jr (#76844) was born in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 15 Jul 1766.(1078)
469 iii. George Crockett (#76845) was born 20 Jul 1768.(1079)
470 iv. Samuel Crockett (#76846) was born in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 10 Feb 1770.(1080)
471 v. Elizabeth Crockett (#76847) was born in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 14 May 1772.(1081)
472 vi. Dr Ephraim Crockett (#76848) was born in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 16 May 1774.(1082)
473 vii. James Crockett (#76849) was born in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 14 Apr 1777.(1083)
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