Clipping found in the autograph book of Ellen A. Crooker of the Bath, Maine area. Ellen later became the wife of Hiram C. Cornish. The signatures in the autograph book date to the 1850s, but there are some newer items, like this clipping, tucked inside.
The clipping discusses a genealogy of the Crooker family then in the works and a legend of the original Crooker settler that the author was debunking. See the transcription near the bottom of this page.
Ellen A. Crooker was born 20 March 1840 in Maine, the daughter of Isaiah Crooker and his wife Mary (Benner) Crooker. Her father was the grandson of the Isaiah discussed in the clipping. Ellen's paternal grandparents were Zacheus and Polly (Merritt) Crooker. Her maternal grandparents were Jacob and Nancy Hoffses (Bowley or Bowles) Benner.
In 1866 at Bowdoin, Maine, Ellen A. Crooker married Hiram C. Cornish. Hiram was born 26 February 1844 at Bowdoin, the son of Elbridge Gerry Cornish and wife Abigail G. "Abbie" (Small) Cornish. His paternal grandparents were Cyprian and Catherine (Potter) Cornish. His maternal grandparents were Nathaniel and Hannah (Card) Small.
- Edwin Isaiah Cornish, born 24 April 1867, died 13 July 1947; he married Angeletta "Letta" Reed, daughter of Alfred and Alfred (Brookings) Reed
- Marietta Augusta Cornish, born 14 November 1873; she married Joseph Theodore Stoehr
- Frank Hiram Cornish, born February 1878; he married Gertrude
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