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Nolen Gus Crockett

Male 1894 - 1975  (81 years)


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  • Name Nolen Gus Crockett 
    Born 9 Sep 1894  Shiloh, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1975  Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Palmyra United Methodist Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • As children we knew our grandfather as Papa Crockett. He was quite tall even in his old age, towering over 6 feet. Quite a contrast to the petite wife that he chose in Madge Bridgette Wickham. He was looked upon as being a loving father but strict disciplinarian, understandably so, as he fathered six beautiful girls and only one son to help in the protection of family. He was blessed with children that adorned him and family that visited regularly up until his death. His fifth child, Martha Madge Crockett, devoted her life to his care and support as well as that of his beloved Madge. As a young father he had a quick wit and fun loving nature. He was married to Madge for over 50 years and died only three weeks prior to his lifelong mate. As in life, they shared everything, good and bad.

      Per Aunt Bunny, (Martha Madge Crockett) my mother's sister, Papas mother and father died while Papa was a small child. He was 5 when his mother Malinda H. Carver Crockett died, and was 7 when his father William A. Crockett died. After the funeral a Mrs. Nolan Russell took Papa home from the Cemetery to live with her husband and their children. Papa also lived with his brother and his wife, J. William Crockett and Agnes Carver Crockett. Later on he went to live with Levy Bryant. This was during the time that he was working for the railroad. His parents are buried in unmarked graves within a Carver's Cemetery off of Highway 13. Aunt Bunny says you go to Oak Ridge Road till you get to Hwy. 13 and then you take a left and go down that road a good piece, and there is a large house and barn on the left and you go about a mile and the graveyard is up a field from that place.

      Papa Crockett had a nickname for all of his children.

      Audrey - UGG
      Gatha - Bear
      Virginia - Doodle
      Neva - Neg
      Martha Madge - Shoe Button, Dody, and finally BUNNY (everyone calls her by this to this day)
      Jewell - Nunk ( Jewell used to say he was his mother"s little "Nunkey")
      Joyce - Hootie

      Per Aunt Bunny, Papa could not read or write because he was an orphan very early in live and did not have a great deal of formal education. (please see 1930 Census #17) He signed his papers with his mark which was witnessed and signed by an individual that could write.


      He is also listed as being a farmer doing general farming and that he is currently employed. He is listed as not being a veteran and that both he and his wife speak English.

      At the time of his death he was 81 years, 3 months, 6 days old.




    Person ID I0006  Archangel
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

    Father William A. Crockett,   b. Jan 1850, Montgomery County 20th District Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Palmyra, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Malinda H. Carver,   b. 1854, Shiloh, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Shiloh, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1871  Marriage Solemized by W. B. Baggett, J.P. or Montgomery County, Tennessee as referenced in book 4, page 372 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Madge Bridget Wickham,   b. 17 Jan 1899, Tarsus, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1976, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1917  copy of marriage license State of Tennessee, Montgomery County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married at the Palmyra Methodist Church Parsonage by the Reverend Keithly. The parsonage is the large white house that is on the corner of Corbandale and Palmyra Road which is owned by the Winton Winfree family now, per Aunt Bunny.
    Children 
     1. Audrey Vane Crockett,   b. 8 Aug 1919, Tarsus in Dog Hollow, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2002, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Gatha Malinda Crockett,   b. 12 Jun 1921, Caanan, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 2005, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Virginia Hope Crockett,   b. 9 Jun 1923, Caanan, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1996, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Neva Gale Crockett,   b. 22 Apr 1926, Caanan, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1986, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Martha Madge Crockett,   b. 9 Oct 1930, Caanan, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 2010, Palmyra, Montgomery County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Living
     7. Jeannetta Joyce Crockett,   b. 7 Mar 1936, Caanan, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 2012, Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Crockett 50 years
    Crockett 50 years
    This is my grandmother and grandfather at the celebration of 50 years of marriage.
    Madge Bridget WICKHAM Crockett & Nolen Gus Crockett
    Nolan Gus Crockett with 
wife
Madge Bridget WICKHAM Crockett
    Nolan Gus Crockett with wife Madge Bridget WICKHAM Crockett
    Nolan Crockett's youngest
    Nolan Crockett's youngest

  • Sources 
    1. [S15762] Montgomery Co., Tennessee Marriage, 372.
      Volume 4 - 4467 - December 25, 1871 - Marriage of William A. Crockett to Malinda H. Carver. Bondsman B. Corban. I certify that I solemized the rites of matrimony between Wm. Crockett & Malinda H. Carver 26 December, 1871. W. Baggett, J.P.