Gordon Crooks' Genealogical Research
Crooks is a leading authority on the Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish), a historian of the Presbyterian denomination, a researcher, and a genealogist. The vast amount of historical information, which Crooks has contributed, speaks directly to Allison-Antrim Museum's mission statement, relative to serving as an educational resource to enhance the study of local and regional history, pertaining to the cultural development of the Greencastle-Antrim area. Among the many organizations in which he holds memberships are the Ulster-Scots Society of America and Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc.
This bible record was originally started by Robert Crooks, grandson of John Crooks born Ulster 1709, and his son
Joseph Crooks who married Hannah Jane Emmitt in 1837. Two bibles were purchased in Chambersburg by Joseph for
himself and Hannah. He had original family records inserted into his bible with additional pages to continue recording the
family history. Both of these bibles were the first printing in America and were purchased in 1838.
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