Lyn, First you are driving me nuts. I have several John Pockrus' and one
has to be grandpa's father. Tell me who your John F. Pockrus is as I
haven't found him. Where was he located? I probably have all kinds of
connections to him and maybe he is one of my Johns(No laughs Maynard!)
For 32 years we sought our RM Pockrus. Finally started looking and
followed every Pockrus that we knew of forward and back. We have 362 at
As to spellings-
The Pockrus children that David has with him cannot be all of his. The
Pockrus families in ALabama still live on the original land that he bought
in 1818. I've been there, done that, scrounged information on every
vacation . I've combed cemeteries til I keeled over in Louisiana, seen
many unmarked graves that are evidently Pockruses. Seven in one cemetery
next to the Pockrus tombstone. Granpa was a turkey the family always
thought. BUT HE WAS OUR GRANPA! He came home to be with grandma when she
had her 5th child. He took a deadhead on the RR to get his paycheck and
was never seen again. The family spent money they could ill afford and
hired a dectective and never found him, or a body. It took the 1920 census
to finally help me prove him . He was in an unmarked grave in Texas with a
wife and child. Finally found someone who actually met him as a young
bride and she liked him immensely!
Grandma remarried a tyrant and died in childbirth within 5 years.
Parkus(one of David's sons took this name. All of his decendants have it
as well, however he is buried as POCKRUS next to his wife Martha LaFarlette
Pockrus in Marshall Co., AL. The grave is being lapped at by the dam.
Have not followed his forward at this time but have a couple of
Packerous-Civil War record
Parrchuss-This was a lulu!
There have been others, but this is what is on this data base.
Before I die I would like to tie up the loose ends on Grandpa Pockrus.
Then I would have all of the Pockrus family tied together. Please give me
a hand. The only reason that I went to the Poythress board was because
there had been speculation before. They have been very supportive but at
times dubious. I'll help with that connection after I find your Joh F.