Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cromean sisters and one in-law

Seven Cromeans sisters pose for a photograph taken in the early 1900s at Sandy Springs Baptist Church in Itawamba County. Also included in the photograph is one sister-in-law. These women were daughters of James and Sarah Tittle Cromeans of the Ryans Well community. Jim and Sally were early immigrants to the extreme northern part of Itawamba County, arriving around 1840 or so. Jim was the son of Andrew Cromeans who was born in 1783 in Caroline County, Maryland and Nancy Mears. Both Andrew and Nancy are buried in Duke Flats Cemetery in Itawamba County.

The 1860 census has the following household for the family who were indicated to be living near Ryans Well in Itawamba County:

James Cromeans 55 AL farmer with $400 real estate, $250 personal property
Sarah Cromeans 40 AL
Thomas 19 AL
Loveda 13 MS
Thomas 12 MS
Elizabeth 10 MS
Nancy 8 MS
Lidia Ann 7 MS
Eona 5 MS
Kiza E. 7 mo. MS



Pictured above
Front, left to right: Sarah Sawyer Cromeans, widow of brother Joe; Betty Cromeans Taylor, Lovie Cromeans, Henrietta Cromeans Cooper
Back, left to right: Drusilla Cromeans Lindsey, Kizzie Cromeans, Lonie Cromeans Spencer, Nancy Cromeans Beam

The sisters' brother Joe died in 1894 while another brother, Tom, died in Oklahoma in 1895. Another sister, Ann Cromeans Morgan, was sick and thus was not present when this photo was taken.

1 comment:

Don Dulaney said...

You Filled in alot of blanks. Thanks. So Title Cromeans was my grand? True?