About John Crook, Sr.
John was the first born of Lewis and Savannah Crook, being born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, estimated at about 1808. He married Elizabeth Roberts in Wilkes County County, Georgia, on July 10, 1831, according to the writing of Thomas Compton. John is listed in the 1850 Census for Lincoln County, Georgia, as a "Planter." The value of his real estate is assessed at $700.00. John is not mentioned in any other Census for Wilkes, Lincoln, or Oglethorpe Counties after 1850. He may have died by the time this Census was taken or he may have moved away from this region. No further records have been found.