Date of Service: 1865 – 1873
1817: Born on April 10 in Cecil County, Maryland.
1840: Marries Rebecca Louisa Sherwood. They raise 3 children.
1850: In the U.S. Census John Crouch is 33 years old, married to Rebecca, age 25. His occupation is listed as a laborer.
1853: Listed as Constable for the 5th District in Cecil County, MD.
1865-1873: Appointed Principal Keeper at Turkey Point Lighthouse, MD., on December 30, 1865. His beginning salary is $350/year and his ending salary is $520/year.
1870: In the U.S. Census, John Crouch, age 55, lives with his wife Rebecca and three children. His occupation is lighthouse keeper.
1873: John M. Crouch dies while on duty on July 3. His wife Rebecca is named Keeper. He is buried at Harts United Methodist Church Cemetery, Elk Neck., MD.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper database, J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog, www.uslhs.org ; Newspapers.com; FamilySearch.org