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From: Laurie Ann Wells <>
Subject: [CRUMLEY] Descendants of William Smith Crumley - LONG!
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 20:41:28 -0600


Dear Donna & All!
Sorry for the length, but I just copied the genealogy report from my FTM
program. I have a few sources cited, but sadly, not enough. I believe it
was a member of this list that provided this info in the first place. If
any one has any additions, or corrections, please post them to the list so
we may all update.
Sincerely,
Laurie
Descendants of William Smith Crumley


Generation No. 1

1. REV. WILLIAM SMITH5 CRUMLEY (CHARLES4, JOHN3, JAMES2, JOHN1) was born
10 Jan 1794 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died 02 Mar 1882 in
White County, Sautee, Georgia. He married ELIZABETH JONES MONROE Cir 1813
in Laurens Co., South Carolina, daughter of DANIEL MONROE and
ELIZABETH. She was born 15 Dec 1790 in Laurens Co., South Carolina, and
died 19 Jan 1836 in Sautee, Georgia.

Notes for REV. WILLIAM SMITH CRUMLEY:
SOURCES:

William Smith Crumley was carried in the South Carolina Censuses [1800,1810
- Spartanburg County, South Carolina] as part of the Thomas Crumley Family
[his uncle], but was a nephew unless Thomas adopted him.

***After the death of his father, Charles Crumley, circa 1800, William went
to live with his uncle Thomas Crumley in Spartanburg, South Carolina, until
his marriage. Thomas carried William as his adopted son on the 1800 and
1810 Censuses of Spartanburg, County, South Carolina.

Charles did not have a Will at the time of his death. The estate was
administrated by a William Burdock. William received 300 acres near the
Bush River in Newberry County, South Carolina. This land was sold years later.
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Land Records seem to indicate William Smith Crumley & Family moved to
Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1817 with his uncle Thomas Crumley and
Thomas's son [William's cousin] Henry Morgan Crumley, from South Carolina
for prospecting.

Records indicate that William Smith Crumley purchased 100 acres on 26 Jan
1818, from Jacob Roads in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It appears that
William Smith Crumley's family had followed his uncle Thomas Crumley's
family to North Carolina where they prospected for precious metals.
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We find in the 1820 Census of Buncombe County, North Carolina, that William
Smith Crumley was Head of Household at the age bracket of 16-26. This
information would correlate with his date of birth.

The 1820 Census revealed that William Smith Crumley has a spouse, one son
[age bracket 0-10] - this would be Charles Heaton Crumley, and two
daughters. ***Other records indicate that at the time of this 1820
Buncombe County, North Carolina census, William Smith Crumley had two sons
[Charles Heaton & William Monroe] and one daughter [Rebecca]. The latter
records are CORRECT.
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Moved to Habersham County, Georgia in 1822, by way of Buncombe County,
North Carolina. He lived there 5 years.

Some informations indicates that William Smith Crumley's family went from
Burke County, North Carolina, on 10 Mar 1822, to Nacoochee Valley Community
of Habersham County, Georgia. Actually, this county in North Carolina WAS
Buncombe County, which had been formed out of Burke County.
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One Family Legend indicates that upon his arrival in 1822, William Smith
Crumley had taken, or sent, his pregnant spouse back to Cherokee Indian
parents to live until he built a house in Habersham County, Georgia. This
could have accounted for the birth of Benjamin Thomas Crumley in Kee Oil
Town of the Cherokee Indian Nation, Old Ninety-Sixth District of South
Carolina.

The families of Thomas and Henry Morgan Crumley left for Georgia in 1821.
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This family was the eighteenth [18] of a sixty two [62] family movement
from North Carolina. These families were the first white settlers coming
to the Nacoochee Valley area. At this particular time, William Smith
Crumley was a Methodist Minister.
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The 1830 Federal Census of Habersham County, Georgia shows the family of
William Smith Crumley as follows:

One Male - [age bracket 0-5] - this would be Jesse Chapel.
One Male - [age bracket 5-10] - this would be Benjamin Thomas.
Two Males - [age bracket 10-15] - this would be Charles Heaton and William
Monroe.
One Male - Head of Household - [age bracket 40-50] - this would be William
Smith Crumley.
One Female - [age bracket 10-15] - this would be Rebecca.
One Female - [age bracket 30-40] - this would be William's Spouse, Elizabeth.
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The 1840 Census on William's family shows:

One Male - [age bracket 10-15] - Jesse Chapel
One Male - [age bracket 15-20] - Benjamin Thomas
One Male - Head of Household - [age bracket 40-50] - William Smith Crumley
One Female - [age bracket 0-5] - this person is unknown.
One Female - [age bracket 5-10] - Mary P.
One Female - [age bracket 15-20] - Elizabeth
One Female - [age bracket 40-50] - William Smith's spouse, Elizabeth.
One Female - [age bracket 70-80] - this was possibly Elizabeth's Mother.
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William Smith Crumley is the Grandfather of Sidney Smith [Crumley?], not
his father as some information indicates. William Smith Crumley did come
from North Carolina; but official records show that he originally came from
South Carolina to North Carolina, then to Northeast Georgia.
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William Smith Crumley was a Miner, Minister, and Farmer during his
lifetime. First, he prospected in the mountains of North Carolina and
Northeast Georgia. He became a farmer, while being a minister, when he
bought a beautiful farm in the Nacoochee Valley, but lost this farm and
home due to a bad title to the property. William Smith and his growing
family then moved over to Duke's Creek to farm. He established and
ministered at Monroe Methodist Church, named after his Beloved Spouse,
Elizabeth Jones Monroe. This Church was torn down in 1928. It was located
near Sky Lake on Sky Lake Road, Sautee, Georgia, in the Nacoochee
Valley. Smith Creek, that runs through Unicoi State Park from Anna Ruby
Falls, was named after this Beloved Man & Minister.
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William & Elizabeth lived with their daughter, Mary P. Allison, during
their latter years. Elizabeth died 19 Jan 1836. William lived with Mary
until his death on 2 Mar 1882. Both are buried in the Monroe Methodist
Church Cemetery at Sautee, Georgia. Daughter Mary is also buried there.
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Above Data Provided by:

Jean Crawford Redmond

Saucier, Mississippi
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More About REV. WILLIAM SMITH CRUMLEY:
Adoption: Cir 1800, William was adopted by his Uncle Thomas, his father's
brother, after his father died. He was about 6 years old.
Burial: Monroe Methodist Church

More About ELIZABETH JONES MONROE:
Nationality: Elizabeth was a Cherokee Indian from Laurens County, South
Carolina.

Children of WILLIAM CRUMLEY and ELIZABETH MONROE are:
2. i. CHARLES HEATON6 CRUMLEY, b. 31 Jan 1814, Laurens Co., South
Carolina; d. Cir 1880, La Veta County, Georgia or Colorado...Look Up!.
3. ii. REV WILLIAM MONROE CRUMLEY, b. 29 Feb 1816, Laurens Co.,
South Carolina; d. Cir 1848.
iii. REBECCA CRUMLEY, b. 18 Jan 1819, Buncombe County, North
Carolina; d. 25 May 1860, Texas; m. UNKNOWN DEMARIS, Cir 1834, Habersham
County, Georgia.
4. iv. DR. BENJAMIN THOMAS CRUMLEY, b. 02 Jul 1822, Habersham
County, Georgia; d. Texas.
v. ELIZABETH CRUMLEY, b. 12 Apr 1825, Habersham County,
Georgia; m. JOSEPH L. HOWARD, 29 Apr 1849.
vi. JESSE CHAPEL CRUMLEY, b. 13 Apr 1828, Habersham County,
Georgia; d. Sautee County, Georgia; m. ALLISON.
vii. MARY P. CRUMLEY, b. 30 Dec 1830, Habersham County,
Georgia; d. Cir 1907; m. LEMUEL R. ALLISON, 20 Oct 1872; b. 28 Dec 1828; d.
10 Jul 1897.
viii. UNKNOWN CRUMLEY, b. Bef. 1840.



Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES HEATON6 CRUMLEY (WILLIAM SMITH5, CHARLES4, JOHN3, JAMES2,
JOHN1) was born 31 Jan 1814 in Laurens Co., South Carolina, and died Cir
1880 in La Veta County, Georgia or Colorado...Look Up!. He married
SUSANNAH WHEELER 17 Aug 1834 in Habersham County, Georgia, daughter of
GEORGE WHEELER and ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD.

Children of CHARLES CRUMLEY and SUSANNAH WHEELER are:
i. GEORGE B.7 CRUMLEY, b. Bef. 1844.
ii. WILLIAM C. CRUMLEY, b. Bef. 1844.
5. iii. SIDNEY SMITH CRUMLEY, b. Cir 1844, Habersham County,
Georgia; d. Cir 1932, White County, Georgia.
6. iv. CHAPPLE COLUMBUS CRUMLEY, b. Cir 1846.
v. MADISON CRUMLEY, b. Aft. 1846.
vi. ELIZABETH D. CRUMLEY, b. Aft. 1846.
vii. MARY CRUMLEY, b. Aft. 1846.
viii. SUZY CRUMLEY, b. Aft. 1846.
ix. THOMAS P. CRUMLEY, b. Aft. 1846.
x. SARAH CRUMLEY, b. Aft. 1846.



3. REV WILLIAM MONROE6 CRUMLEY (WILLIAM SMITH5, CHARLES4, JOHN3, JAMES2,
JOHN1) was born 29 Feb 1816 in Laurens Co., South Carolina, and died Cir
1848. He married (1) JULIA ANN CHOATE. He married (2) SARAH MCCLAIN 18
Sep 1836.

More About REV WILLIAM MONROE CRUMLEY:
Religion: Methodist Minister

Children of WILLIAM CRUMLEY and SARAH MCCLAIN are:
i. CAPT MADISON F.7 CRUMLEY, b. Cir 1840, Madison, Florida.

Notes for CAPT MADISON F. CRUMLEY:
Captain Madison F. Crumley, of Oglethorpe, was born in Florida, in 1840,
son of Rev. William M. Crumley, a minister of the Methodist church, and a
native of South Carolina. His mother was Sarah McLain, of Georgia. Both the
Crumleys and McLains were honorably represented in the patriot army of the
Revolution. Captain Crumley was prepared for the practice of medicine
before the war, graduating at Augusta in 1861, and taking a course of
lectures at Atlanta. Early in 1861 he volunteered for the Confederate
service and was elected second lieutenant of a company from Conyers county,
which became Company B of the Eighteenth Georgia regiment, when that was
organized at Big Shanty. This regiment, first commanded by General Wofford,
had a noted career in the army of Northern Virginia, as a part of Hood's
Texas brigade until the close of 1862, and afterward in Wofford's brigade
of Longstreet's corps. Early in 1863 Lieutenant Crumley was promoted to
captain, and he was transferred to the Third battalion Georgia
sharpshooters, under Col. L. N. Hutchins, in which he commanded a company
in the forefront of some of the hardest fought battles of the war. His
first engagement was at Eltham's Landing, on the retreat from Yorktown, in
May, 1862, and there he was wounded in the right foot by a minie ball. He
rejoined his regiment in time to participate in the famous charge of his
brigade at Cold Harbor, June 27, 1862, and subsequently participated in all
the battles of the regiment, including Second Manassas, Sharpsburg,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, the
Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. From
the Petersburg lines his command was sent, with Kershaw's division, to
reinforce the army of General Early in the Shenandoah valley, and Captain
Crumley was a participant in the famous battle of Cedar Creek, October 19,
1864, where, during the reverse which overtook the Confederate army late in
the day, he was made a prisoner. He was held at Fort Delaware until July
19, 1865, long after the actual close of organized war. His service was
marked throughout by gallantry and ability as an officer. The wound
mentioned is not the only one that compelled him to leave the field. After his
return to Georgia Dr.
Crumley devoted himself to the practice of medicine, first at Macon, where
he was one of the city physicians for a year during the smallpox epidemic.
After a year's practice at Atlanta he made his home at Oglethorpe, where he
has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and in business as a
druggist, since 1869. He has served two years as
mayor of the town. In Macon county camp, United Confederate veterans, he
holds the rank of surgeon.



Reprinted from:

Confederate Military
History Vol. VI
Edited by Gen.
Clement A. Evans
Confederate Publishing
Company, Atlanta, 1899.















ii. WILLIAM MACON CRUMLEY.



4. DR. BENJAMIN THOMAS6 CRUMLEY (WILLIAM SMITH5, CHARLES4, JOHN3, JAMES2,
JOHN1) was born 02 Jul 1822 in Habersham County, Georgia, and died in
Texas. He married (1) MARTHA COSBY. He married (2) LULA THOMAS RIFFE.

Children of BENJAMIN CRUMLEY and MARTHA COSBY are:
i. MARY HENRIETTA7 CRUMLEY.
ii. WILLIAM CICERO CRUMLEY.
7. iii. SANFORD IDEILA CRUMLEY.
iv. JOSEPH ALFORD CRUMLEY.


Children of BENJAMIN CRUMLEY and LULA RIFFE are:
v. CHULA CAPITOLA7 CRUMLEY.
vi. BENJAMIN TECUMSEH CRUMLEY.
vii. BIRDE ALEXANDER CRUMLEY.



Generation No. 3

5. SIDNEY SMITH7 CRUMLEY (CHARLES HEATON6, WILLIAM SMITH5, CHARLES4,
JOHN3, JAMES2, JOHN1) was born Cir 1844 in Habersham County, Georgia, and
died Cir 1932 in White County, Georgia. He married JULIA WESTMORELAND in
White County, Georgia.

Children of SIDNEY CRUMLEY and JULIA WESTMORELAND are:
i. SUZELLA8 CRUMLEY, b. Bef. 1868.
ii. WILLIAM THOMAS CRUMLEY, b. Cir 1868, White County,
Georgia; d. Cir 1922, White County, Georgia.
iii. HARWELL CRAIG CRUMLEY.
iv. ABBIE CRUMLEY.
v. LULA CRUMLEY.
vi. CHERRAH MAE CRUMLEY.
vii. ROSELINE CRUMLEY.
viii. CHARLES REEVES CRUMLEY.



6. CHAPPLE COLUMBUS7 CRUMLEY (CHARLES HEATON6, WILLIAM SMITH5, CHARLES4,
JOHN3, JAMES2, JOHN1) was born Cir 1846. He married MARY SELINE WHISENANT.

Child of CHAPPLE CRUMLEY and MARY WHISENANT is:
8. i. RICHARD THOMAS8 CRUMLEY, b. Cir 1872.



7. SANFORD IDEILA7 CRUMLEY (BENJAMIN THOMAS6, WILLIAM SMITH5, CHARLES4,
JOHN3, JAMES2, JOHN1) He married (1) SARAH ELIZABETH HARRIS. He married
(2) NANCY RIFFE.

Children of SANFORD CRUMLEY and SARAH HARRIS are:
9. i. JAMES WARREN8 CRUMLEY.
ii. WILLIAM DAVID CRUMLEY.



Generation No. 4

8. RICHARD THOMAS8 CRUMLEY (CHAPPLE COLUMBUS7, CHARLES HEATON6, WILLIAM
SMITH5, CHARLES4, JOHN3, JAMES2, JOHN1) was born Cir 1872. He married
MARTHA ANN BARKER.

Child of RICHARD CRUMLEY and MARTHA BARKER is:
i. ETHEL9 CRUMLEY, b. Cir 1900; m. OSCAR OVERSTREET.



9. JAMES WARREN8 CRUMLEY (SANFORD IDEILA7, BENJAMIN THOMAS6, WILLIAM
SMITH5, CHARLES4, JOHN3, JAMES2, JOHN1) He married MARY ELIZABETH DUNN.

Child of JAMES CRUMLEY and MARY DUNN is:
i. ARTHUR CLARENCE9 CRUMLEY, b. 26 Jan 1899.




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