Descendants of
Frederick Croom
and His Wife
Rebecca Malpass

Important Updated Information

Some Croom family lore states that a James Frederick CROOM was born about 1783 in Dobbs County, NC, the son of Major CROOM, I, and his second wife, Susannah HARDEE ENLOE, widow of Abraham ENLOE. To my knowledge, no record, document or concurrent family bible entry corroborates this assertion. Even circumstantial evidence is lacking. The only hint of a clue lies in the 1790 Dobbs County Census that shows an unidentified free white male under 16 years of age in the household of Major CROOM, I. Please refer to the page entitled  FREDERICK CROOM, A CASE FOR HIS BEING A DESCENDANT OF ABEL CROOM, for my reasoning as to why I believe some Croom family lore is WRONG and that FREDERICK CROOM very likely was a son of JOHN CROOM, a son of JESSE, who was a son of ABEL CROOM.

Records reflecting on Frederick's life as a youth are not known to this writer. The earliest record of his life known to me indicates that he served in Nixon's Company in New Hanover County during the War of 1812. Other early records show that he purchased land and paid property taxes in the same county in 1815. According to The CROOM Family by Doris CROOM OUTLAW, he married Rebecca MALPASS. My research of both the CROOM and MALPASS families confirms that Rebecca was the wife of Frederick CROOM and that she was the daughter of a James  MALPASS. Frederick died in 1852 and Rebecca died shortly after the 1870 census, both in New Hanover County.

 

In 1840 JAMES MALPASS was living in the household of his son-in-law, FREDERICK CROOM. REBECCA and an unidentified female, are listed in the census as between 40 & 50 years of age. There are 2 young boys and a girl, age 10-15 also in the household. It is my speculation that the unidentified woman is most likely a daughter or daughter-in-law of JAMES MALPASS, and the unidentified youngsters are his grandchildren. In 1840, none of FREDERICK'S sons or daughters was old enough to have a 10-15 year-old daughter.

 

FREDERICK CROOM and his wife, REBECCA, daughter of JAMES MALPASS, had the following issue, all born in and area of New Hanover County, NC, that became Pender County in 1875:

  1. James Frederick CROOM, Sr. (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel), b 1818; d bet 1870 & 1887; m Priscilla ROWE, b 1825, d 1912. They had the following issue:

    1. Margaret Ann CROOM (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 27 May 1845, d 25 Mar 1917; m Robert Marion CROOM, b 16 Jan 1836, d 8 Jan 1908. Both bur Burgaw Cem. He was the son of William R. CROOM and his wife, the former Mary STRAHAN.
    2. James Frederick CROOM, Jr.  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 30 May 1848, d 8 Nov 1917, b Burgaw Cem; married Martha MOORE. Their issue:

      • Mamie, b abt 1875; m Albert Thompson CROOM, son of Robert Marion CROOM. 2 sons & 1 dau.

    3. David Bunyon CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), born 1852; married Priscilla Love EAKINS, dau of John EAKINS. Their issue, all born in NH Co., NC:
      1. Mittie CROOM, b 1877, m Fnu CAMPBELL. 2 sons & 1 dau.
      2. John James CROOM, b abt 1878, m Lester PIGFORD. A dau, Glacye.
      3. Minnie CROOM, b 1880, m Vivian KELLY. 2 sons.
      4. Margaret Cleveland CROOM, b 1884, m Julian M. CARROLL. 2 daus.
      5. Walter Judson CROOM, b 20 March 1886, m Carrie Glisson MURRY (MURRAY), issue b New Hanover Co, NC:
        1. Herman Lee CROOM, b 21 Nov 1909, d 25 Feb 1998; m (living?)
        2. Living ? dau b 17 Jul 1914
        3. Living son, b 8 Sep 1924
      6. Thomas Frederick CROOM, b abt 1887, d 30 Nov 1928 Pender Co

    4. Benjamin Larkins CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 20 Jan 1853, d 24 Apr 1864 NH Co.
    5. Walter CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 1855.
    6. Susan CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) b 1857.
    7. Mary CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 1858.
    8. Varina Davis CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) b 1860.
    9. Nathan CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 1865.
    10. Louis CROOM  (James F., Sr.6, Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 1869. 

  2. Nathan Richard CROOM, Sr. (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel) , b 10 Apr 1819, d 30 Aug 1880 in area of New Hanover Co. which is now Pender; bur old cem beside present Moore's Creek Baptist Church; m 1st 10 Oct 1839 Sophia Elizabeth MOORE. Their issue, all born in New Hanover Co. (now Pender), were:

    1. John Frederick CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 9 Aug 1840, d 27 Jun 1924 Pender Co, bur Croom Graveyard, Hwy 210 near NC 53; m 1 Nov 1867 Henrietta CORBETT, b 20 Jan 1847 NHC, d 31 Jul 1906 Pender Co; she was dau of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Jane Sutton CORBETT. John Frederick and Henrietta Corbett CROOM had the following issue born in Pender County:

      1. Robert Lee CROOM (John F.7, Nathan R., Sr.6, Frederick 5, Major Asa4, Major3, Abel2, Daniel1) , b 12 Jun 1886, d 25 Jan 1961 Pender Co, bur Croom Graveyard; m Ethyl Elizabeth MOORE, b 7 Nov 1887 Pender Co, d 19 Apr 1963; bur Croom Graveyard; their issue, b Pender County:

        1. Henrietta CROOM, b 4 Jun 1913, d 27 Aug 1984, bur Croom Graveyard; m Lonnie Jasper TURNER.
        2. Leroy CROOM, b 3 May 1910, d 10 Oct 1919; bur Croom Graveyard.
        3. Laura J. CROOM, b 19 May 1923, d 5 Aug 1924, bur Croom Graveyard.

      2. Thomas Jefferson CROOM (John F.7, Nathan R., Sr.6, Frederick 5, Major Asa4, Major3, Abel2, Daniel1) , b 10 Jan 1890, d 21 Aug 1969 California.

    2. Eleanor CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 23 Feb 1842; d 5 Jun 1875; m Virgil Newton SEAWELL, MD
    3. Nathan Richard CROOM, Jr. (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 13 Mar 1844; d 10 May 1920 Pender Co.; bur Moore's Creek Baptist Church Graveyard, Co. Rd #1125. m Mary Elizabeth HENRY, b 27 Jun 1851 in FL, d 1 Apr 1925 in Pender Co., NC, dau of Dr. John Campbell HENRY and his wife, the former Charlotte WOOTEN. Their issue, all born in New Hanover (Pender) County, were:

      1. George Davis CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 26 May 1871; d 13 Jul 1936; m Nannie PETERSON.
      2. Lola Frances CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 26 Jun 1873; d 16 Dec 1961 Atkinson, NC; m. John Sylvester POPE; 2 dau, 1 son
      3. John Henry CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 5 Nov 1875 d 17 Jun 1958 Fayetteville, NC; m Janie Isabelle HALL. They had the following issue, b Fayetteville, NC, except as noted:

        1. Veda Hall CROOM, b 3 Mar 1904 in Lee Co, NC; d 25 Aug 1982 Fayetteville; m Thomas Julian (Jimmy) FUNDERBURK, b 3 Apr 1902 SC, d 10 Jul 1977; 1 dau, b Fayetteville:
          1. Elizabeth Croom FUNDERBURK, b 18 Jan 1926, d 21 Aug 1996 Fayetteville, NC; m John Calvin SHAW, b 25 Oct 1925, d 28 Nov 1988, Fayetteville; their issue: a son & a dau
        2. John Henry CROOM, Jr., b 15 Sep 1908; d 9 Dec 1986 Fayetteville; m Mary Dalice HOWARD; 4 sons of whom 3 are living.
          1. Richard Dallas CROOM, b 5 Nov 1937, d Mars Hill, NC, 1 Mar 2003; survived by wife, a son & 2 daughters.
        3. William Thomas CROOM, b 14 Jan 1915; d 13 Oct 1994 Fayetteville; m Lillian McLAURIN, b 22 Oct 1915, d 21 May 2010 Pinehurst, NC; 2 dau, 1 son:
          1. Jayn Adville CROOM, b 27 Dec 1939, d West End, NC, 11 Feb 2010; m Jerry Wayne White, survived by 2 sons.
          2. Peggy Lynn CROOM, b 23 Oct 1942, d 26 Nov 2011 Sullivan's Island, SC; m T. A. Bayliss; 2 daus.

      4. William Pender CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 25 May 1878; d 2 Dec 1933; m Bessie FRINK, b 4 May 1890, d 20 Mar 1972; 3 sons, 1 dau
      5. Claude Parker CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 30 Jul 1880; d 10 Sep 1936; m Leta HERRING; 2 dau & 5 sons
      6. Mary Etta CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 23 Aug 1882; d 20 Apr 1949; m David Wentworth Love SKIPPER; 3 dau, 1 son
      7. Minnie Ethel "Tody" CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 23 Nov 1884; d 3 Jul 1968 Atkinson; m Thomas Hervey NUNALEE, Jr.; 2 dau, 1 son
      8. Richard Pierce CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) b 1 Mar 1887; d 22 Aug 1959 Richmond, VA; m. Stella Ruth EVANS; 1 dau
      9. Thomas Roger CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 12 Jul 1889; d 4 May 1955; m Mamie Augusta HALL; 2 dau, 1 son
      10. Anne Jane CROOM (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 24 Jun 1892; d Feb 1977 Wilmington, NC; m 1st: bef 1922 Jefferson Paleologos XANTHOS, b 30 Dec 1879 Nissyros, Greece, d 21 Jan 1939 Wilmington, NC; 1 son, Nathan Paleologos XANTHOS, b 13 Oct 1922, d 9/30/2005 Wilmington, NC; m 2nd aft 1939: Muma Oscar TUTTLE, b 6 May 1884, d 6 Sep 1961 Wilmington, NC
      11. Edgar Lee CROOM, (Nathan R., Jr.7, Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 12 Nov 1893; d 17 Jan 1926; m. Thelma Frances CHARLES; their issue, all b Pender Co, NC:

        1. Charles Richard CROOM, b 18 Feb 1917, d 9 June 1968; m 2 Jul 1944 Grace Marion LEWIS; a dau
        2. Elizabeth Pauline CROOM, b 9 Oct 1918; d 10 Oct 1963 NY; 2 daus & 1 son
        3. Edward Lee CROOM, b 14 Dec 1920, d 13 Aug 1920 Fishkill, NY; m Johanna Esther HEARNEY; a son & a dau;
        4. Marian Francis CROOM, b 18 Feb 1923. d 6 Feb 1985 Chicago, IL; m Eleanor A. OSIS; 3 daus
        5. Doris Madeline CROOM, b 12 Mar 1924, d 1990; m Charles K. THOMPSON, b 5 Dec 1925, d 27 Mar 1997 Marshall, TX; their issue: 4 sons & 1 daughter.

    4. Peyton Taylor CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 26 Jun 1846; d 13 Oct 1850
    5. Henry Moore CROOM, Reverend, (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 16 Sep 1849, d 23 Apr 1930 Hickory, Catawba Co, NC; m 31 Aug 1871 Duplin Co, NC Eliza Jane BONEY; their issue:

      1. Edison Ernest CROOM, b 11 Jun 1872; d 1 Feb 1936 Catawba Co, NC
      2. Eviline CROOM, b abt 1875,
      3. Eddy J. CROOM, b abt 1877
      4. John Richard CROOM, b 3 Mar 1880, d 9 Jul 1947 Rocky Point, Pender Co, NC
      5. Rachel Ann CROOM, b Jul 1884,
      6. Henry Boney CROOM, b 19 Jun 1888, d 12 Feb 1954 McDowell Co, NC; m Ida LNU; their issue:
        1. dau
        2. son
        3. son
        4. son
        5. son
        6. dau
        7. dau
      7. Elizabeth CROOM, b Mar 1890
      8. Alberta Catherine CROOM, b 13 Aug 1892, d 31 Oct 1982 Hickory, Catawba Co, NC; m Edward Joseph McCOY
      9. Mary Estelle CROOM, b 4 Sep 1897
    6. Franklin Pierce CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), I, b 28 Jun 1852; d 10 Oct 1853
    7. Franklin Pierce CROOM, II (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 28 Oct 1855; d 8 Aug 1858
    8. Marietta Mariah CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 2 Sep 1859; m John G. PARKER

    Nathan Richard CROOM, Sr. (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel) m 2nd 3 Apr 1866 Mary MATHEWS who was born 7 Feb 1834 and died 26 Apr 1926. Their issue:

    1. David Matthews CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) , b 18 Feb 1868; d 25 Oct 1893; m Frances Letitia GIDDENS, d 3 May 1925. 2 daus: Inez and Mary Frances.
    2. Edward Lee CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 7 Apr 1870; d 24 Mar 1941; m Emma HORTON, b 3 Dec 1874; d 5 Mar 1939. Their issue, all born in Sampson County, NC:
      1. James Manley CROOM, b 2 Aug 1900, d 28 Dec 1955 Clinton, NC; m 14 May 1924 Myrtle Devane PETERSON; 2 sons & 3 daus.
      2. Paul Pritchard CROOM, b 7 Jul 1901, m Edna McKENSIE
      3. Mamie Ilean CROOM, b 14 Mar 1902, d 25 Sep 1976 Clinton, NC; m Joseph Hardy BALLANCE
      4. Percy Edward CROOM, b 21 Aug 1906, d 17 Apr 1990 Charlotte, NC; m Christine SMITH
      5. Ethyl Horton CROOM, b 1 Jun 1909, d 6 Mar 1977 Sampson Co, NC; m James Franklin HOBBS
      6. Macy Ellen CROOM, b 18 Oct 1916, m Alvin D. SPELL; 3 daus & 1 son
      7. Stacey Elbert CROOM, b 18 Oct 1916, d 21 May 1971; never married.
    3. Stuart Lemuel CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 19 May 1872; d 1948 in Faison, NC; m Julia HIGHSMITH, d 1946.
    4. Ada Mirian CROOM (Nathan R., Sr.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 28 Sep 1878

  3. John Bunyon CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel), b 12 Feb 1822, d 27 Feb 1897; m 22 Feb 1844 in New Hanover County, NC, Mary Jane McDUFFIE, b 31 March 1822 , d 12 Mar 1874 New Hanover County. (Note: Mary Jane was a widow of John McALISTER who died abt 1843. Their issue: Mary Catherine, b 1836, John Calvin, b 1840 and Margaret Susan, b abt 1841.) John Bunyon and Mary Jane CROOM are both buried in the Croom/McDuffie Cemetery in Pender County, NC. They had the following issue, all born before 1875 in New Hanover County:

    1. James Dallas CROOM, I, MD, (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 22 Dec 1844; d 5 Jan 1914; m 1 Sep 1868 in Maxton, NC, Anna Mortimer BLAKE, dau of Isham BLAKE. Their issue, b in Robeson Co, NC:

      1. Jimmie Mortimer CROOM, b 15 Apr 1870, d 28 Dec 1916
      2. Mary Frances CROOM, b 13 Dec 1872, d 26 Jan 1949; m H. S. McCALLUM.
      3. Robert Devane CROOM, b 9 Jan 1875, d aft 25 Jul 1956 Maxton, NC; m 26 Jul 1905 Mary Jane McLEAN, b 12 Apr 1886, d 4 Oct 1916. Their issue, b Robeson Co:

        1. Robert Devane CROOM, II, b 28 Dec 1909, d 11 Apr 1989 Maxton, NC; m Rosa CURIE: 3 sons.

      4. James Dallas CROOM, SR, DDS, b 18 Jul 1878, d Feb 1969 Maxton, NC; m Ruth ROBERTS; their issue:

        1. Son, b 10 Nov 1911, living as of 2005; a dau & 2 sons.
        2. Edward Mortimer CROOM, b Mar 1915, d 6 Mar 2004, Oxford, MS

      5. Arthur Bascom CROOM, SR, MD, b 3 Mar 1880, d 15 Jun 1925; m 30 Dec 1902 Maud Thompson DINWIDDIE. Their issue, b Robeson Co, NC::
        1. Elizabeth Mortimer CROOM, b 6 Oct 1903, d 2 Dec 1995 SC; m John Lee TATUM.
        2. Maude Dinwiddie CROOM, b 1 Mar 1908, m 11 Jul 1936 Hannibel Pickney JOHNSON.
        3. Arthur Bascom CROOM, JR, MD, b 8 Mar 1914, d 4 Feb 2003, High Point, NC; m Martha Curfmann CAMPBELL, d 4 Oct 2006 Colfax, NC.
    2. Elizabeth Ann CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1)), b 19 Sep 1846; d 24 Feb 1913 Fayetteville, NC; m Daniel M. McDONALD
    3. Jane McDuffie CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 14 Sep 1848; d 24 Dec 1917 near Currie, NC
    4. George Franklin CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 15 Dec 1851; d 20 Oct 1919; m Fayetteville, NC, Fatima O'HANLON
    5. Alice Bailey CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 26 Mar 1854; d 21 Mar 1940 in Atkinson, NC; m 27 Feb 1881 John Gray COBB. Their issue: 2 daus & 1 son.
    6. Ada CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) , b 14 Apr 1856; d 30 Jun 1916 in Wilmington, NC; m Oliver Walcott STYRON
    7. Octavia CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 14 Apr 1856; d 11 Feb 1938; m in Maxton, NC Benjamin Franklin McLEAN. 
    8. Sallie C. CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 29 Apr 1859; d 7 Oct 1938 in Wilmington, NC; m Lott M. LeGWIN
    9. William Henry CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 5 Aug 1861; d 11 Jul 1930 in Wilmington, NC. m. Mary E. DEW: a dau, Mabel Elizabeth CROOM, b 13 Aug 1886.
    10. Emily B. CROOM (John Bunyon.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1)b 9 May 1865; d 28 May 1946; m in 1906 Major Franklin CROOM, son of Robert Marion CROOM and his first wife, Margaret Crawford LENOIRE. Emily was the second wife of Major.

  4. Joseph Thomas CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel), b 25 Aug 1825, d 16 Oct 1910 Pender Co.; abt 1851 m 1st Ellen "Ella" J. LEWIS  b 1830, d 3 Apr 1861 Long Creek, New Hanover Co. Their issue, all born in NH Co:

    1. Annie Elizabeth CROOM (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) , b 1852
    2. William Tate CROOM  (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 1852, d aft 1870; m Agnes Elizabeth EDENS. Their issue, all born in Pender County:

      1. Charles Thomas CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), m Beulah ANDERSON
      2. Water Tate CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1),
      3. Clarence Raymond CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1),
      4. Jerrie Ludie CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1)m Minnie COLLINS
      5. Ida Mae CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), m James Franklin POPE
      6. Roy Burbank CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), m Helen Underwood FISHER
      7. Minnie Lou CROOM (William7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) m Benjamin F. KING

    3. Thomas Jefferson CROOM  (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) b 23 Nov 1857, d 13 Dec 1943 Pender Co.; m Jenny GURGANIOUS, b 1862, d 1947; Their issue, all born in Pender County:

      1. Arthur CROOM (Thomas J7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 6 Feb 1882, d 5 Dec 1934 Pender Co.
      2. Roscoe CROOM (Thomas J7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 9 Nov 1889, d 29 Nov 1905
      3. James Thomas CROOM, (Thomas J7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) b 4 Mar 1906, d 4 Jan 1954; m Maggie Mae COTTLE; 3 sons & a dau.

    Joseph Thomas CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel) reportedly m 2nd Fnu MOORE abt 1861 NHC. Their issue, b in New Hanover County, NC:

    1. Joseph J. CROOM  (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b Apr 1864, d 19 Feb 1916 Mobile, AL; m 9 Feb 1903 Greene Co, MS Lillian TROTTER, d 22 Oct 1968 George Co, MS; no issue.

      Sometime in the late 1890s, Joseph and his brother, James Allen, left Pender County, NC, and moved to Mississippi to found a turpentine business. James Allen would become the progenitor of a significant branch of CROOM families in Mississippi and adjacent states. Between 1900 and 1904, their half-brother, Henry Baxter CROOM, would move first to Vernon Parish, LA, and later to Greene Co, MS, where he too would expand the CROOM families in that area.
       
    2. James Allen CROOM  (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), Mar 1866,  d 22 Jan 1934 George Co, MS; m 1st 29 Mar 1899 Greene Co, MS, Florence EVANS, dau of Tyra & Laura Hinton EVANS. Their issue, all b in Greene Co, MS:
      1. Gertrude CROOM (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 5 Feb 1901, d 12 Oct 1988 Bogata, Red River Co, TX; a dau.
      2. Florence Ernestine CROOM (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), 22 Dec 1902, d 13 Feb 1981 Bogata, Red River Co, TX; m Willie HAUCK. No issue.
      3. Laura Lois CROOM (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 29 July 1904, d 6 July 1906.
      4. Dau CROOM (still living) (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1)
      5. Laura CROOM (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 26 Mar 1910, d 28 Oct 1988 in Bogata, Red River Co, TX; m William Clifford BARNARD. A daughter, Mary Margaret.

      James Allen CROOM (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b Mar 1866,  d 22 Jan 1934 George Co, MS; m 2nd 1 Sep 1917 Ella PARKER. Their issue, all b in Greene Co, MS:

      1. Daughter CROOM (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), 10 Aug 1919, living as of 1930.
      2. James A CROOM  (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 28 Mar 1921, d 19 Oct 2008 Lucedale, George Co, MS
      3. Son CROOM (still living) (James Allen7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b abt 1925 MS.

    Joseph Thomas CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel) m 3rd on 27 May 1875 in N.H. Co. Elizabeth GARRIS. Their issue, all born in Pender Co, NC:

    1. Juanita CROOM  (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b abt 1877
    2. Henry Baxter CROOM  (Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1) abt 1878, d 11 Jul 1936, Warwick, GA (killed by lightning), bur in Greene Co, MS where he was living; m Belle EVANS. Their issue, all born in LA:

       

      1. Audrey Clifton CROOM (Henry7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 18 Oct 1905 LA, d 26 Jan 1983 George Co, MS; m Hazel HAVARD.
      2. Pat Harrison CROOM (Henry7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 1 Jul 1913 Leesville, LA, d 1 Jan 1986 Mobile Co, AL; m (living); 8 daus & 4 sons.
      3. Florence CROOM (Henry7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 28 Jun 1913, d 29 Dec 1998, m Charles P. Barnett; 1 son & 2 daus.
      4. Frieda CROOM (Henry7, Joseph Thomas.6,  Frederick 5, John4, Jesse3, Abel2, Daniel1), b 9 Aug 1919, d 8 Jul 1998 Mobile Co, AL; m Lawrence E. Gralapp; 2 sons.

    My special thanks to Janet W. Eubanks & Hallie Croom for contributing information on several descendants of Joseph Thomas Croom. JHC 6/22/04, rev. 1/10/2009.

  5. William L CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel) VERY SPECULATIVE, b abt 1827 NC, d aft 1880, m 10 Feb 1850 Monroe Co, GA, Ann E. RUSSELL; family living in Monroe Co, GA, in 1880; 2 daus & 1 son. {NOTE: This writer believes WILLIAM, while in his teens, accompanied his older cousins, JOHN and JESSE, both sons of JOHN CROOM (b1764), and their respective families to Georgia between 1840 and 1850. JOHN lived for a short time in  Houston County before moving his family to Jackson County, FL, between 1850 and 1860. JESSE and WILLIAM settled in Monroe County, GA, before 1850. There, WILLIAM married in 1850. Studies continue to determine if this WILLIAM was a son of another New Hanover County Croom.
  6. Ann "Annie" J. CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel), b 1829; m 26 May 1852 NH Co. Joseph B. PIGFORD.

  7. Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" CROOM (Frederick, John, Jesse, Abel, Daniel), b 1835; m 27 Dec 1857 NH Co. William Thomas PINER. There issue (there may have been others):

    1. George Franklin PINER, b 11 Sep 1867 NHC, d 3 Jan 1943, m 23 Oct 1895 in Watha, NC, Della Francis KING. At least one son.

My studies of the 1820 and 1830 censuses for Frederick CROOM indicate an unidentified male living in the household. I have studied Jesse CROOM and William L. CROOM, both of whom moved from NC to Monroe County, GA about 1845.  Both Jesse and William respectively married in Monroe County and lived there for a number of years. So far, I have not been able to place either of these men with families back in NC.


If you have any information which can add siblings to the above listed CROOM families, provide corrections, or fill in missing dates and places, I would be quite pleased to hear from you.

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