Family Tree of Jesse L. McCrocklin
(compiled by Janelle Holmes from Moursand's Blanco County Families)
In 1835 Jesse L. McCrocklin, Horace Eggleston, Noel Mixon, and Benjamin Williams each received a league of land now in Blanco County, but these tracts remained largely undeveloped until the middle of the nineteenth century. Jesse L. McCrocklin migrated to Texas in 1833, settling at Washington-on-the-Brazos, entered the Texas Army in 1835 and was a member of Capt. James G. Swisher's Washington Co, that same year taking part in the siege of Bexar. On March 11, 1836, he again enlisted and served as Corporal in Capt. William W. Hill's Co. at San Jacinto. Discharged at the San Jacinto Battlefield, his discharge was offically dated May 3, 1836. He then joined the Somervell expedition and became Lt. Col, commanding a detachment of troops from Washington Co. He continued to serve for many years in the Texas Army as an officer.
For his serve to the Republic of Texas, he received several bounty grants of land, the first within Blanco County territory from the Mexican Government, the State of Coahuila and Texas on June 18, 1835, located on Martin's branch of Rio Blanco east of the present town of Blanco. He was one of the four peple listed above who received Mexican land grants within the preent limits of Blanco County who actually later settled on the land. This grant was a league of land, as mentioned earlier.
He settled this grant in 1854, shortly after Callahan and Hinds arrived. Jesse L. McCrocklin can be found mostly on the tax rolls of Hays County, as his ranch lay basically across the county line for most of the years of its existence. 1855 Tax rolls show JL McCrocklin with 1311 acres, valued at $650, 1 horse valued $50, 53 catle valued at $470, 1 wagon valued at $140, for a total assessed value of $1295.
Jesse Lindsay McCrocklin was born Nov. 8, 1800 in Shelbyville, KY and died March 22, 1888 in Blanco County, Texas. He married Isabelle Harris born August 12, 1815 and died Jan. 12, 1902 in Blanco County, buried in Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, Blanco County, Texas. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Harris of Ownesboro, Kentucky. Jesse and Isabelle were married at the home of her parents on March 20, 1830.
Children of Jesse L. McCrocklin & Isabelle Harris McCrocklin:
1. John Asa McCrocklin b. Washington County, Texas
+ Medora Coles dau. John P. Coles
i. Mary L. McCrocklin
+ T. G. Hill
2. Mary Milam McCrocklin b. abt 1837, Washington County, Texas
+ A. J. Kercheville
Vibella Clay McCrocklin b. Feb. 21, 1847, Washington County,
Texas, d. Sept. 21, 1936, Blanco County, Texas,
buried at Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, Blanco County, Texas
+ William S. Calohan
4. James Harris McCrocklin b. Nov. 6, 1849,
Washington County, Texas, d. Dec 19, 1921, Blanco County, Texas,
buried Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, Blanco County, Texas
+ Winifred Stubbs b. Sept 20, 1852, d. July 24, 1944,
buried Blanco Cemetery, Blanco, Blanco County, Texas,
dau. of Matthew Stubbs
i. Harris McCrocklin, age 4 in 1880 census, so b. abt. 1876
ii. John Lemey McCrocklin born Mar. 17, 1877, died Jan 12, 1880
iii. Andrew McCrocklin b. 1879
iv. Bessie McCrocklin
v. Jessie McCrocklin
vi. Dorsey W. McCrocklin b. May 4, 1890, d. Feb. 27, 1910
5. Elizabeth "Betty" McCrocklin (moved to Bexar County, Texas)
+ Bill Carnal