Saturday, August 1, 2015


CHARLES WINTERSMITH CROMES, Ohio County, Ky., was born in 1850, in Hardin County, Ky.; removed in childhood with his parents to Grayson County, there he grew to manhood and in 1873 located in Ohio County, where he now resides. He is the son of William Cromes, a native of Breckinridge County, a tanner by trade, who is now over seventy years of age. He married Emily J. Modley, who is now about seventy years old. Their children are Albert, Louann (Patterson), who is a twin sister of Melvina (Parish), Jefferson, William (who died from exposure in the army), Charles W., Ada J. (Burkley), Thomas, and Martha (Lawrence). Charles W. Cromes married, April 13, 1873, Sarah F., daughter of George W. and Emily E. (Her) Wilson, of Ohio County; she was born March 27, 1853, and to them have been born Emily J., Sarah B., Ada May, Mary E., and George W.  Charles Wintersmith Cromes is a farmer, owning 116 acres of fair land, well improved and in good state of cultivation. His enterprise is evinced by carefully furnishing shelter for all his live-stock, and he is reaping the reward of such prudence. In religion he is a Methodist and in politics a Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

There is strong evidence that his last name was spelled Crumes.  He is shown living in Rosine in the 1920 census. has his death listed as 27 Nov 1926 in Ohio County, although I cannot find his death certificate. I did find a death certificate for his wife, Sarah, shown below:

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