Elouise Rebecca Crockett married William Foster and Nathaniel Brockey

Elouise (Louisa, Lula) Rebecca Crockett, daughter of our James Kelly Crockett and Millie Ann Stricklin, and sibling of our Samuel Kelly Crockett, was born 1870 Nov 2 in Boone County, Missouri. 1895 Jan 5 she married William W. Foster, who I don’t locate in the Chautauqua County cemeteries. They had no children. In 1900 she was in the household of her parents.

CROCKETT James K. w m sept 1832 67 b. Mo. Father-Va. Mother-KY
Millie A. (STRICKLIN) w f Dec. 1835 64 b. Mo. Father-Tenn. Mother-Ky.
FOSTER Lulu (daughter) w f Oct. 1875 age 24 b. Missouri father-Tenn and mother-KY.
NOTES: James owns his own farm.
CROCKETT Samuel w m Oct. 1855 age 44 b. Mo. Father-Mo Mother-KY
Sarah E. (HACKNEY) w f Dec 1857 age 42 b. Iowa Father-Ohio Mother-Ohio
William D. w m Sept 1883 age 16 b. Kansas f-Mo m-Iowa
Buell K. w m Feb 1885 age 15 b. Kansas f-Mo m-Iowa
Vera w f Mar. 1886 age 14 b. Kansas f-Mo m-Iowa
Clifford R.w m May 1888 age 13 b. Kansas f-Mo m-Iowa
George K. w m Sept 1886 age 14 b. Kansas f-Mo m-Iowa
Sadie D. w f Oct 1892 age 7 b. Kansas f-Mo m-Iowa

1901 Nov 28 in Chautauqua County, Kansas she married Nathaniel Brockey who was born 1848 in Ohio. They had three children:

1. Estill B. Brockey b. 1902 Oct 16 in Chautauqua, died 1987 Jan 7 in Chautauqua, married 1921 Dec 21 to Katie M. Chase. They are both buried in El Cado Cemetery.

2. Gladys Ann Brockey b. 1905 April 11 in Chautauqua, died 1989 Feb 7 in Jonesburg, Chautauqua, Kansas, married 1922 Oct 16 James Arthur Tresner who was born 1886 in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas. He died in 1967 and she in 1989. She is buried in the El Cado Cemetery.

3. Bernice Brockey was born 1907 in Chautauqua County.

In 1905 they were in Belleville, Chautauqua County.

108/108 BROCKEY M 57 line 21 b. OH father MI mother illigible
L R 35 b. MO from MO
E B 2 b. KS from KS
Infant female b. KS
109/109 CROCKETT SK 49 line 25 b. MO from MO
SH 47 b. IA from IA
Buell 20 b. KS from KS
Clifford 17
Geo 15
D S 12 female
J K 72 b. MO from MO
M A 69

In 1910, in Belleville.

BROCKEY Nethanal m w 61 md 29 ys? b. OHIO parents b. PENN farmer
Lula wife f w 39 md 8 years 3 children 3 surviving b. Missouri parents b. Missouri
Estill son m w 7
Gladys daughter f w 5
Burnis daughter f w 3
CROCKETT Milly f w 74 wd
CROCKETT Samuel m w 54 md 27 years b. Missouri parents b. Missouri
Sadie wife f w 52 md. 27 years 7 children 5 surviving b. Iowa parents b. Ohio
George son m w 20 s
Dorothy daughter f w 17 s
CROCKETT Buell m w 25 md 2 years b. Kansas parents b.Missouri and Iowa
Lillian wife f w 21 md 2 years b. Kansas father b. Iowa mother b. Nebraska
CROCKETT Charles m w 22 md 1 year b. Kansas parents b. Missouri and Iowa
Dena wife f w 23 md 1 year b. Kansas parents b. Iowa

In 1915, they were in Chautauqua County.

pg. 34 of 82
John W. DARNELL family
John HULL family
J. A. MCKENNEY 31 KS Farmer
Vera 29
Loyd 6
Thelma 3
Lela 9 months
Sada 57 IA
M. BROCKEY 66 OH Farmer
Louisa 44 MO
Estel 12 KS
Gladis 10
Bernice 8

In 1920 they were in Belleville.

200/201 BROCKEY Nathaniel 71 b. OH father parents b. PA
Louise wife 49 b. MO parents b. MO
Estill B. son 17 b. KS
Gladys A. daughter 14 b. KS
Bernice V. daughter 12 b. KS

John Wesley Pershall and Jennie Kirkpatrick

Lucretia Jane “Jennie” Kirkpatrick, who married John Wesley Pershall, was a daughter of William Robert Kirkpatrick and Zilpha “Jane” Strickland, sister of our Millie Ann Stricklin who married James Kelly Crockett (direct line of this blog). All these families settled in Chautauqua County, Kansas.


From a “Chautauqua Co. History”

John Wesley PERSHALL was born in Knox County, Iowa, November 2, 1852. His parents were Samuel H. PERSHALL, born June 10, 1826, and Millicent BRASHEARS, born September 1, 1826.

Other children were Taylor, Florence, Ollie and Ellie. Taylor’s wife was Louise and their children were Avery, Sam, Dell and Nettie. Florence married Joe MCKENZIE and their children were Otis, Avery, Ray, Lloyd and Opal. Ollie married Emanuel JENKINS. They had one child, Ora. Then Ollie married Levi BARRETT. They had no children.

John PERSHALL married Lucretia Jane “Jennie” KIRKPATRICK on May 18, 1873. Their family was William Arthur, born August 29, 1874; Ada Glenn born January 13, 1876; Edward Lee born August 29, 1877; Everett Earl born September 27, 1887; Fred Wesley born January 2, 1891; and Verna Louella born November 1, 1897. William Arthur and Edward Lee died in 1897 of typhoid fever.

Everett married Elizabeth HAMRICK; their children are William Arthur, Edward W., Martha Jane, Avis, Buri and Laree. Fred married Leila Gertrude GOULD and their children are Logan “Babe”, Ray, Beulah, and Gladys. Ada married Logan ALEXANDER and they had two sons, Guy and Fred. Verna married Claude STABLER and their children are Ellis Gordon, Inez Louise, and Oleta May.

John and Jennie lived south of Peru in the Oakland and Jonesburg area. He farmed and at one time was associated with a man by the name of GARLINGHOUSE in the monument business. He also worked with his brother Taylor in the grocery store in Jonesburg, and a man by the name of Vince who had the grocery there at one time.

John and his family moved to Blackburn, Oklahoma and then back to Kansas.

The Jonesburg Church, which still stands, was built in 1882 and many of the family member’s memorial services were held there, and most are buried at nearby Elcado and Chautauqua Cemeteries. Dr. CRANDALL of Peru was one of the early day doctors who went by horse and buggy to see his patients.

A Mr. CARPENTER drove a covered wagon and toured the area selling Raleigh Products, also thread. He would spend the night with some of the farm families and go on the next day.

Early day box suppers and school programs were about the only entertainment. They enjoyed family dinners. Fourth of July and Christmas were always special.

Lucretia Jane “Jennie” KIRKPATRICK was born November 4, 1858. Her parents were William Robert KIRKPATRICK, born in Boone County, Missouri, February 28, 1832, and Zilpha Jane STRICKLIN, born December 14, 1833. They were married March 18, 1852. Their children were Eliza, John William and Lucretia Jane.

(Bottom line of column is missing in my copy, then continues on the next page)…had one daughter Glenn, who married Henry BRAMBLETT. Mr. PULLIAM enlisted in the Civil War and was killed in battle on Wilson Creek near Springfield, Missouri, on August 10, 1861.

Lucretia Jane was reared by her Aunt Millie Ann STRICKLIN, who married James K. CROCKETT. Parents of Wm. Robert KIRKPATRICK were David Fletcher KIRKPATRICK and Rachel Shelby WRIGHT who were married September 10, 1820. Other children were Mary born on October 9, 1834; Martha born January 7, 1837; and Rachel Ann, born August 16, 1840. Zilpha Jane STRICKLIN’s parents were Thomas STRICKLIN and Eliza SHOCK. They were married June 8, 1826. Their other children were Josepher (sic), John H., Mary M., Milly Ann, William L., James P., Thomas and Michael Kelly.

by Louise STABLER, daughter of Verna. Transcribed by JMK October 2001

John B. Ellis on the Free Love Community at Berlin Heights

I include the below as James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell were connected with the free love community at Berlin Heights, and it’s known that some early residents of the free-thought community of Liberal came to there from Berlin Heights. It is shortly obvious that the writer had little sympathy for the group, but then he was even derisive about “emancipated females”.

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From Free Love and its Votaries by John B. Ellis, 1870



Position of the Village.—Lake Erie.—Magnificent Prospect.—Reputation of the Village.—Story of an Old Citizen.—Arrival of Reformers —The First FreeLove Colony.—A New Experiment Organizing.—First Efforts at Berlin Heights.—Early Disadvantages.—Alarm of the Villagers.—Abominable Doctrines Advocated.—Marriage Dispensed with.—Evil Rumors.—Imprudent Course of the Free Lovers.—Suspicious Indications.—Action of the villagers. —The Newspaper War.—Tactics of the Free Lovers.—Their Success.—The First Indignation Meeting.—Its Failure.—Exultation of the Free Lovers.—The Social Revolutionist.—An Outrageous Publication.—Indignation of the Villagers.—The Second Indignation Meeting.—Division of Sentiment.—The Free Lovers are Requested to Leave the Place.—They Refuse.—Demand for Mob Law.—Arrest of the Leaders of the Free-Lore Tarty.—Their Trial.—Defeat of the Villagers.—Mob Violence Inaugurated. —Attack on Frank Barry.—Destruction of his Documents.—Effects of this Outrage.—The Political Canvass.—The Election of the Free-Love Ticket.— The “Eden Group.”—Strange Rumors.—Adventure of a Man in Search of a Lost Cow.—A Picture of Eden Innocence.—The Secret Out.—General Indignation.—Action of the Villagers.—The Free Lovers Refuse to withdraw.—Dr. Overton’s Reply.—Settlement of the Matter.—Failure of Berlin Heights as a Free-Love Colony.—Departure of the Leaders.—The Sequel.

Taking the Cleveland and Sandusky Railway (which is a branch of the Lake Shore Line) from the former terminus, the traveller, in about two hours, reaches an unimportant way-station called Berlin, forty-five miles west of Cleveland, and fifteen miles east of Sandusky, Ohio. The place, in spite of its, proud name, boasts but one edifice, a large frame building, which serves as the residence of the stationmaster, a country store, and, if I mistake not, a mill. From this point a conveyance may be had to the village of Berlin Heights, which lies three miles back from the railway, and to the south of it. Here, passable accommodations can be procured at an indifferent hotel.

The village has a population of from fifteen hundred to two thousand souls, and differs from the average Western town in nothing that I could discover. The houses are of wood, and are not very tasteful, and the entire place is dull and stupid.

The location is magnificent. The village covers a considerable area, the houses having ample grounds, and is built on the highest point of the range of highlands that extends from the eastern halfway to the western boundary of the State, and at a distance of from one to three miles south of Lake Erie. The country is attractive, and the view from the highest point, which is called the Pinnacle, is very fine. To the southward, eastward, and westward, the land is rolling and thickly wooded. Here and there a capital farm appears, with its cleanly-cultivated land and its neat buildings. To the northward the blue expanse of the lake stretches away for miles until it seems to meet the sky. The eye ranges over the group of islands known as Gibraltar, Ballast,