Thursday, June 6, 2013

Farewell Elizabeth Crommack

Wife of
James Crommack
Buried in Bells Mines Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 23 March 2013.  The bottom portion of this tombstone is broken off and missing. While we do not know the death date for Elizabeth, we can re-construct some of her life through recorded events of her husband.
James and Elizabeth Crommack appear on the 1870 Crittenden County census in the Bells Mines area. Both were 42 years old and were born in England. In 1868, Crommack had bought George Pickles' interest in the Trade Water United Miners Coal Co. in Crittenden County. [Union County, Kentucky Deed Book I, page 350]  It is assumed they moved to Crittenden County about that time. In a Crittenden County court statement 12 June 1877, Crommack stated he came to the United States from England on 19 September 1853 and wished to become a citizen of the U.S.
Elizabeth Crommack died before 24 January 1880 as that is the date James Crommack married Mrs. Mary Thompson Wheatcroft in Crittenden County. James and Mary appear on the 1880 Crittenden County census.  Not long after that, they moved West.  Find A Grave shows James Crommack (1828-1894) and Mary E. Crommack (1839-1912) buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico. [Memorials 70595592 and 70595543]
Published 6 July 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

1 comment:

Forgotten Passages said...

Another nice cemetery post, I had always assumed that James was buried at Bells Mines without a marker. Very interesting to find out what actual happened to him.