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From: "June Ramsey" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Croom
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 16:35:53 -0500
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Yep! Bern my grandpap Charlie, and step-grandma Annie.
Thanks. June


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From: "Bernie Knowles" <>
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Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:03 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Croom


> Well now..........
>
> Not sure that this will help - but, I have that Ida Jane Croom Caldwell's
father was Wiley Croom and her mother; Sarah J. Pearson - daughter of a
Thomas Pearson.
>
> And this from Goodspeed's:
>
> Goodspeeds:
> Wiley Croom is a Tennesseean, born in 1840. and a son of Denajah and Mary
> (Daniel Croom, who were born, reared and married in North Carolina, the
latter
> event taking place in 1825. The father was born in 1805, and about 1828 or
1830
> removed to the State of Tennessee, and was there engaged in farming up to
1849.
> when he came to Arkansas, and after renting land one year he returned to
> Tennessee. He continued to make his home in this State until 1854, and
from that
> time until 1856 he was a resident of Lawrence County; then resided one
year in
> Greene County. Mo., after which he again returned to Lawrence County. He
here
> purchased 160 acres of land. which he was engaged in farming until 1863.
at
> which date he removed to Illinois and farmed on rented land until 1866.
From
> that time until his death, in 1871, he was a resident of Lawrence County.
Ark.
> He was a member of the Baptist Church, as was his wife, whose death
occurred in
> 1870. she being a daughter of Owen Daniel, of North Carolina. Of sixteen
> children born to Mr. and Mrs. Croom, the following are now living: Nancy,
wife
> of Ephraim Sharp, of Lawrence County, Ark.: Elizabeth. Mariah, wife of
Whit B.
> Smith; Jesse, Wiley, Hiram, and Drucilla, the wife of John M. Smith. Wiley
> Croom, our immediate subject, began life for himself in 1865. farming on
rented
> land for two years, and then purchased a farm of 160 acres in Izard
County, the
> tilling of which has since received his attention, but his acreage is now
185,
> and he has sixty five under the plow. Since 1878 he has been engaged in
grist
> milling in Oxford, at which time he erected a substantial mill, and in
these two
> enterprises the results have been highly satisfactory. His union to Miss
Sarah
> J. Pearson occurred in 1866. she being a daughter of Thomas Pearson, of
Lawrence County. Ark., and to them have been born five sons and three
daughters: Mary M., wife of J. L. Smith, of Oxford; David F., Hiram F., Ida
J., wife of A. H. Caldwell, of Oxford; Denajah, Anna B., Thomas W. and
Grover C. Mr. Croom is a Democrat. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate
army. under Col. McCarver, and was in many important battles during his
service. He was captured at Big Black, Miss., and taken to Fort Delaware, on
the Delaware River, and was kept there until September, then being taken to
Point Lookout, on the Chesapeake Bay. He was kept in captivity from May 17.
1863, till January. 1864. when he was
> released and returned to Arkansas. Here he again entered the service. this
time
> enlisting under Capt. Wiley Jones, and served until the surrender at
Jacksonport, in 1865.
>
> There are a host of area surnames in this chart; of particular interest to
me of course was the Smiths.
>
> Descendants of Benajah/Denajah Benjamin Croom
>
>
>
> 1 Benajah/Denajah Benjamin Croom b: 1805 in North Carolina
>
> . +Mary "Polly" Daniel b: in North Carolina m: in North Carolina
>
> ........ 2 Drucilla Croom
>
> ............ +John "Mansel" Smith
>
> ........ 2 Elizabeth Croom
>
> ........ 2 Hiram Croom
>
> ........ 2 Jesse Croom
>
> ........ 2 Wiley Croom b: November 06, 1840 in Tennessee d: March 28, 1910
Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ............ +Sarah J. Pearson b: July 08, 1844 m: 1866 d: April 22, 1929
Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Anna B. Croom
>
> ................... 3 Thomas W. Croom
>
> ................... 3 Mary M. Croom b: January 28, 1865 in Izard Co.,
Arkansas d: November 07, 1895 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co.,
Arkansas
>
> ....................... +James Love "Jim" Smith, Dr. b: July 07, 1856 in
Izard Co., Arkansas m: 1883 d: December 31, 1908 Burial: Oxford
Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 David Franklin Croom b: January 20, 1869 d: January
18, 1955 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Minnie L. Thompson b: May 17, 1868 m: March 25,
1896 in Izard Co., Arkansas d: May 28, 1910 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard
Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Hiram Fillmore Croom b: January 19, 1871 d: February
13, 1939 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Nellie "Nell" Billingsley b: August 08, 1895 d:
April 06, 1961 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Ida Jane Croom b: February 22, 1872 in Arkansas d:
September 11, 1958 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Albert H. "Al" Caldwell b: February 1868 in
Ilinois m: April 18, 1889 in Izard Co., Arkansas d: 1933 in Oxford, Izard
Co., Arkansas Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Benajah/Denajah "Ben" Croom b: June 25, 1876 d:
April 05, 1945 in Izard Co., Arkansas Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co.,
Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Attie Rodman b: January 30, 1879 in Arkansas d:
September 03, 1967 in Arkansas Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Grover Cleveland Croom b: 1887 d: 1964 Burial:
Oxford Cemetery-Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ........ 2 Nancy Croom b: March 1843 d: November 07, 1898 in Strawberry,
Lawrence Co., Arkansas
>
> ............ +? Smith
>
> ........ *2nd Husband of Nancy Croom:
>
> ............ +Ephraim Sharp b: July 30, 1815 in Butler Co., Ohio m: April
27, 1873 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: November 17, 1898 in Strawberry,
Lawrence Co., Arkansas
>
> ........ 2 Mariah Sarah Croom b: December 21, 1846 in Jackson Co.,
Tennessee d: August 04, 1925 in Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas Burial: Oxford
Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ............ +Whitfield Bergman Smith b: March 03, 1837 in Georgia m:
August 12, 1865 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: January 19, 1931 in Oxford,
Izard Co., Arkansas Burial: January 21, 1931 Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard
Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Mary Alice "Mollie" Smith b: August 30, 1867 in
Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: August 27, 1946 in Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Brannon William Armstrong b: July 04, 1861 in
Illinois m: Abt. 1884 in Izard Co., Arkansas d: August 01, 1902 in Izard
Co., Arkansas Burial: Union Cemetery-Fulton Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Martha Leona Smith b: February 04, 1869 in Lawrence
Co., Arkansas d: April 14, 1875 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 William Rufus Smith b: September 21, 1870 in
Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: July 19, 1947 Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford,
Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Ida Bell Hargrave b: October 16, 1876 m: February
12, 1896 in Fulton Co., Arkansas d: December 15, 1940 Burial: Oxford
Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Josephus Silvanous Smith b: March 20, 1872 in
Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: September 21, 1873 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Susan Elizabeth "Bettie" Smith b: February 28, 1874
in Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: Bet. April 30, 1901 - 1907 in Izard Co.,
Arkansas Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Edward Hargrave b: August 1872 in Missouri m:
April 12, 1896 in Fulton Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Nancy Jane "Nannie" Smith b: February 17, 1876 in
Lawrence Co., Arkansas d: November 21, 1878 in Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Leander Whitfield "Lon" Smith b: May 05, 1878 in
Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas d: October 28, 1958 in Oxford, Izard Co.,
Arkansas Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Maude F. Bray b: August 30, 1881 in Lunenburg,
Izard Co., Arkansas m: March 20, 1901 in Fulton Co., Arkansas d: June 04,
1950 in Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard
Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Wiley Franklin Smith b: November 22, 1880 in Oxford,
Izard Co., Arkansas d: March 06, 1957 in Melbourne, Izard Co., Arkansas
Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Alice R. Ferguson b: March 10, 1877 in Georgia m:
July 23, 1904 in Fulton Co., Arkansas d: April 23, 1919 in Arkansas Burial:
Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... *2nd Wife of Wiley Franklin Smith:
>
> ....................... +Janie Welch b: July 17, 1888 in Arkansas m:
January 23, 1920 in Izard Co., Arkansas d: May 30, 1953 in Arkansas Burial:
Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Millard Fillmore Smith b: November 28, 1882 in
Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas d: December 11, 1961 in Olustee, Oklahoma
>
> ....................... +Dona Jacobs b: Abt. 1880 m: November 25, 1906 in
Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Anna Maria "Annie" Smith b: November 29, 1884 in
Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas d: October 31, 1971 in Izard Co., Arkansas
Burial: Oxford Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ....................... +Clarence T. Payne b: January 20, 1878 m: Aft.
1900 in Arkansas d: April 14, 1903 in Arkansas Burial: Oxford
Cemetery-Oxford, Izard Co., Arkansas
>
> ................... *2nd Husband of Anna Maria "Annie" Smith:
>
> ....................... +Charles Monroe "Charlie" Grimmett b: February 25,
1870 in Arkansas m: March 12, 1911 in Izard Co., Arkansas d: February 02,
1949 in Arkansas Burial: Old Phildadelphia Cemetery-Larkin, Izard Co.,
Arkansas
>
> ................... 3 Nathan Benjamin Smith b: April 16, 1887 in Oxford,
Izard Co., Arkansas d: April 29, 1960
>
>
>
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