The McCroskey house completed June 1859 at a cost of $4,000.
Project By: Dede Harrill & Joy Locke
Photographed by: Joy Locke March 2009
Location: From Hwy 411 N between Madisonville and Vonore, turn left at Hwy 72, then turn left at Hwy 322 (Sweetwater-Vonore Rd.), & continue to Charlie Hall's Store, turn right for 1.3 miles, turn left at Hwy 322W and go 2.6 miles. You'll see the brick McCroskey house on the left, but the cemetery is NOT on their property. The cemetery is within a mile or so on PRIVATE property
Rockville / Glenlock Cem. located on Hwy 322 (Vonore-Sweetwater Rd.) near rock quarry
The McCroskey Families, along with other well-recognized families, helped to pave the way for the early settlements in Washington, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, and Monroe Counties. The McCroskey, Montgomery, McCray, Nodding, Grant, Gallaher, Cunningham, Houston, Barrett, Mayo, Eagleton, Gilbreath, and Hope families make up a modern day “Who’s Who in History.” A McCroskey Family Tree shows family connections to all of these families mentioned as well as others that we read about in
TN History. These families had close ties to the Presbyterian Church and played an important part in its organization in America.They served their country well with many taking part in a number of military campaigns.
John Blair McCroskey served in the Revolutinary War, fought at King’s Mountain and in several Indian skirmishes (Pension # S2781). His wife was Ann Montgomery. Two of his sons, John McCroskey and Samuel McCroskey settled in Fork Creek Valley, east of Sweetwater, in Monroe Co., TN. John McCroskey was the first High Sheriff (1820 – 1830) in Monroe Co. and his brother, Samuel was the first Postmaster in Morganton and both held a number of political offices for many years. Their descendants became lawyers, educators, ministers, owners of various businesses, farmers, as well as serving in a number of political positions. Many of their descendants settled into other areas of TN as well as California and Washington State.
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John McCroskey-older stone March 17, 1788 - Nov. 10, 1866. Married 1st Lucinda Ann Grant and 2nd Priscilla McCray. S/o John Blair McCroskey
John McCroskey-newer stone March 17, 1788 - Nov. 10, 1866.
Lucinda Ann McCroskey Aug. 15, 1799 - Mar. 21, 1833. D/o Reubin & Temperance Freeman Grant. 1st W/o John McCroskey
Priscilla McCroskey Dec. 28, 1808 - Nov. 23, 1879. 2nd W/o John McCroskey. D/o Henry & Mary Moore McCray
Franklin K. McCroskey Dec. 17, 1824 - Aug. 8, 1853. S/o John & Lucinda Ann McCroskey
James F.G. McCroskey Nov. 8, 1826 - Sep. 4, 1828. S/o John & Lucinda Ann McCroskey
Mary Irene McCroskey-broken stone Aug. 3, 1875 - Feb. 24, 1876. 1st born of Benj. B. & Irene C. Barratt McCroskey. Benj. S/o John and Priscilla McCroskey.
Nancy T. McCroskey Jan. 27, 1823 - Aug. 16, 1824. D/o John & Lucinda Ann McCroskey
Patrick H. McCroskey Dec. 2, 1830 - Dec. 25, 1852. S/o John & Lucinda Ann McCroskey. Died of cholera on board the steamship Cortez, on her passage from Panama to San Francisco, Cal on the 25th of Dec. 1852. Aged 22 yrs, 23 d's. His body was committed to the Pacific Ocean in Lat. 11 N. Long. 88 58 West from Greenwich. (traveling with brother Joshua P.T.)
Samuel McCroskey July 24, 1782 - Sep. 28, 1848. S/o John Blair McCroskey & brother to John
Mary McCollum McCroskey: Died Dec. 26, 1817-no stone. 1st W/o Samuel McCroskey, md. Nov. 12 1816 Blount Co., Tn
Elizabeth C. Grant McCroskey Mar. 19, 1804 - Aug. 23, 1824. 2nd W/o Samuel McCroskey.
Sarah Tucker McCroskey Nov. 1, 1808 - Aug. 8, 1841. 3rd W/o Samuel McCroskey.
Thomas Rowland McCroskey-broken stone ____, 1880 - Oct. 4, 1880. S/o Henry Montgomery & Mary E. Pearce McCroskey. Hard to read
Joseph F. Magill Feb. 14, 1882 - Mar. 9, 1882. S/o Willie N. & Sadie H. Peck Magill. Don't know of any relationship to McCroskeys
I, John McCroskey of third district.--- To son Henry M. and heirs my farm (640 acres), one boundry being J.P.T. McCroskey. Henry to pay $16,000 to siblings: Malinda A. McCray, Francis Golliher, Thomas E.H., Robert C., Benjamin B. and Edgar J. To wife Pricilla $100.00, and some personal property. To Henry some personal property except claims against U.S. Gov., he to educate minor son Edgar J.; Also Robert and Benjamin entitled to same. Also to provide for his mother and sister Penelopy in E.Tn - Ga. H.R., he being disabled. I set apart one half acre on my farm for burying ground. Executors: sons J.P.T., Henry McCroskey. Witnesses: Thomas G. Boyd, John J. Grubb. Executed 8/31/1866. Probated March 1867.
Monroe County Will Bk. A, pg. 69
Samuel McCroskey to have tombstones for myself and late wife. All Lands to sons Samuel, Jr. and Solon. Balance to be sold and proceeds to children: Hetty Ann Hammontree, Emily Renshaw, Solon, Elizabeth, Loona, Sophrona, Samuel and Sarah Josephine McCroskey. Executors: Brother John McCroskey, William Meston (Blount Co.), son Solon. Witnesses: Wm. Heiskell, Jesse Butler. Executed: 8/9/1848. Codicil 8/28/1848. __Have given money to Hetty Ann and Emily. Witnesses: Wm. Heiskell, Charles Kelso, Wm. M. Heiskell.
McCroskeys buried in Rockville / Glenlock Cemetery
Nancy Jane Mayo McCroskey-broken stone July 17, 1828 - Nov. 27, 1874 - Age 46 years. W/o Rev. Solon McCroskey who died in Garfield, Wa. & S/o Samuel & Sarah Tucker McCroskey. Solon md. 2nd Sibby Eliz. Eagleton.
George C. McCroskey Sep. 26, 1854 - July 18, 1876. S/o Solon & Nancy J. Mayo McCroskey
Robert F. McCroskey Nov. 6, 1880 - Dec. 26, 1880. S/o Solon & Sibby Eliz. Eagleton McCroskey
Sarah C. McCroskey Nov. 10, 1850 - Aug. 25, 187?. D/o Solon & Nancy J. Mayo McCroskey