The Mississippi Crockers

The story of the Mississippi Crockers begins, at least as far as I can tell so far, with Clark(e) Crocker, who appears to have been born in 1776 near Spartanburg, SC. There is actually a Crocker Family Cemetery in Spartanburg County that was overgrown and nearly bulldozed a few years back until someone realized it held graves; I believe (and I’m still working on this) this cemetery contains the remains of a number of Clarke’s siblings and possibly his father. The Crocker family name is well established in the Upstate region of South Carolina, and most are no doubt descended from Clarke’s brothers.

At some point Clarke and his family appear to have moved to Alabama by way of Georgia, where he stopped for a while. In Marengo County, AL he and his wife had several children, among whom was John Callaway Crocker. John eventually moved to Mississippi and settled near Philadelphia, MS. He served in the Civil War and is buried near Philadelphia.

One of John’s sons was Lorenzo (b. 1867), the father of Rev. William Robert Crocker, my grandfather.

-Michael Eugene Crocker

P.S. This site is a work in progress, so please check back often to see additional information.

14 Responses to The Mississippi Crockers


    This is Graham and glad to see you working on this.

  2. melissa (crocker) barrett says:

    This is neat, I was trying to look up the civil war for my oldest for school, would love to read about more. He can write about his families past if its ok.

  3. Johnny Thomas says:

    Do you have any information about a Charlie Crocker in Texas?

  4. James Crocker Jr says:

    Trying to find out if you can go to the Crocker Family Cemetery in Spartanburg SC in the Richland Creek. I am from Elgin SC. My father’s name is James Crocker- his father’s names is Robert Doc Crocker-his father’s name is Thomas Marshal Crocker-his father’s name is John Crocker-his father’s name is Solomon Crocker, which means Solomon is my 3 times great grand father. I am trying to go and see Solomon Crocker’s grave which is suppose to be at the Crocker Family Cemetery in Spartanburg SC. I just wanted to see and learn more history of my family and their plantation. Thank you for any information you can give.

    • MCrocker says:

      James, I tried to find it but couldn’t because I don’t think it is maintained or very visible any longer. Someone very familiar with the area might be able to point you in the right direction.

  5. Barbara Sue Crocker Lay (of Memphis, TN) says:

    I am about to retire and seeking to start my Crocker family history. I was told my family came out of Spartanburg, SC, so I am starting there to connect links. My great grandfather was born and raised in Gibson County, Tennessee and so was my great grandmother. They were Oscar Berry Crocker and Fannie Wallis Crocker. I believe that Fannie Wallis’ parents were also in Gibson County, but I do not know where they were born. They were Thomas Benton Wallis and Susan Foster Wallis.

  6. Terry S Crocker says:

    I from the Crocker’s of Spartanburg SC. The Crocker’s cemetary is visvly from the road with 30 plus graveside’s marked. Its a work in progess too….

  7. Donald L crocker says:

    I’m looking for relatives I am Donald Lee Crocker from Madison Co. Mississippi, my Greatgrandfather was William Riley Crocker, and my Grandfather was Rev. Silas Monroe Crocker from Neshoba Co. Mississippi

    • MCrocker says:

      Hi, Donald, I don’t have any information on William Riley Crocker or Silas Monroe Crocker, but if you have information I’d love to add it to the site.

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