Notes for: Mary (Maria) Crocheron

I do think Crocheron is the original French spelling of her surname. See my notes on her father.

I saw a name in France (Domremy-la-Poucelle) spelled "Couchouron." I don't know if Crocheron could have once been spelled that way, but it is a possibility. People told me that "Couchouron" was pronounced "Cu-sher-GHON." The "gh" stands for the French "r." Maria probably died by 1697. See her husband's notes file for more on this.

Somebody on Geneanet has a birth date of January 1652 for her in Rijsel, Moerbeke-bij-Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. No source was given. I don't know where that date would have come from.

There are some Cochrans in the New Lots Cemetery in the city of New York, but I don't know if they are related. Here are some names of people interred there:

Bennett, Cochran, Cozine, Decker, Duryea, Eldert, Hopkins, Knox, Linington, Lott, Magee, McKee, Pierce, Rapelje, Rapalje, Ryerson, Selover, Stoothoff, Storm, Vanderveer, Van Siclen, & Wyckoff.

From: D Harris [lexingtonbooks at]
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Subject: Jan Bodine and Maria Crocheron

Greetings. I believe it possible that the Jean Crocheron family is related to the Pierre Cresson family. We see, for instance, that early church records occasionally spell both names as "Creison." For example, the 1658 marriage record for Susanna and Nicolas de la Pleine spells Susanna's maiden name as "Creison." She was a daughter of Pierre. The 1677 baptismal record for the same New York Collegiate Church spells Marie Crocheron's name as "Creison" as well (she the daughter of Jean Crocheron who married Jean Bodine). Furthermore, Pierre's family had lived in the Delft area of the Netherlands prior to coming to America, and some say that there is evidence that the Crocheron family came from the Zele area, which is only 100 miles or so from Delft. What do you think?

With best wishes,

David A. Harris