Croom Family Collection

1930-1931, 1956-2019; 1967-2019
Manuscript Collection #976
Creator(s)
Croom family
Physical description
0.236 Cubic Feet, 1 archival box
Preferred Citation
Croom Family Collection (#976), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

This collection includes records related to the Croom Family especially the annual Croom Family Reunion held at the Croom Meeting House at Sandy Bottom Community on Highway 55 West in Lenoir County, North Carolina. Included are a 1930 photograph of the first Croom Family Reunion, programs, attendance sheets, minutes, obituaries, updated family charts, articles about the Reunion, and tombstone listings.


Administrative information
Custodial History

November 14, 2003 (unprocessed) 1 item, 0.05 cubic feet; Reunion proceedings minute book and programs (1972-2003) of the Croom Family Reunions no. 42 - 73, Croom Meeting House (formerly Sandy Bottom Primitive Baptist Church), Lenoir County, NC. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore

April 22, 2004 (unprocessed addition 1) 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Croom Family Reunion, Sandy Bottom Primitive Baptist Church, August 19, 1956 - 11:00 O'Clock, including illustration of church, program, officers for 1956, committees, in memory of Rev. Joseph Rasberry Croom, 1807-1860, with list of Croom, children, and historical sketch, compiled by Doris C. Outlaw, Kinston, NC. Photocopy typescript. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore

April 18, 2005 (unprocessed addition 2) 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Croom Family Reunion (2004) including program of the 74th Croom Family Reunion and minutes of the meeting, by Martha G. Elmore, at Croom Meeting House, Highway 55 West, Kinston, NC 28504, August 15, 2004. Photocopy typescript. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore

September 19, 2005 (unprocessed addition 3) 5 items, 0.004 cubic feet; Croom Family Reunion (2005) including program of the 75th Croom Family Reunion 1930-2005 and minutes of the meeting, by Martha G. Elmore, at Croom Meeting House, Highway 55 West, Kinston, NC 28504, August 21, 2005; sign-up sheets, clipping, and Croom family genealogical chart, 1683-1922. Photocopy typescript. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore

October 12, 2009 (unprocessed addition 4) 21 items, 0.02 cubic feet; Croom Family reunions, Kinston, North Carolina (1967-2009) including programs, notes and brochure of the Lenoir County Historical Association's Tour's visit to Croom Meeting House, Lenoir County, N.C., April 26-27, 1991; proclamation honoring Doris Croom Outlaw, August 18, 1991; article by Carroll Leggett concerning the Croom Family Reunion (Metro Magazine, October 2009); memorial tribute to Clara Croom Morris April 14, 1922-August 8, 2009; and an obituary for Olivia Ann Pressnell Croom of Ahoskie, N.C. d. January 30, 1996. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore

April 1, 2014 (unprocessed addition 5) 0.15 cubic feet; Addition includes material (1930-1931, 2009-2013) related to the Croom Family Reunion held at Croom Meeting House at Sandy Bottom in Lenoir Co., N.C. Included are programs, minutes, copies of attendance book sheets, and publicity clippings related to the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 reunions, and photocopies (including enlargements) of a photograph (with some identifications noted) taken at the 1st Croom Family Reunion held in 1930. Additional items related to the Croom family are obituaries and a marriage announcement (2003-2013), and a listing of the tombstones in the Croom Family Cemetery on North Croom Bland Road at Sandy Bottom. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore

January 16, 2016 (unprocessed addition 6) 0.01 cubic feet; Addition includes material (2013-2015) related to the Croom Family Reunion held at Croom Meeting House at Sandy Bottom in Lenoir Co., N.C. Included are programs, minutes, and copies of attendance book sheets related to the 2014 and 2015 reunions. Additional items related to the Croom family are obituaries and a birth announcement (2013-2015). Donor: Martha G. Little Elmore

May 6, 2020, (unprocessed addition 7), 0.15 cubic feet; Material related to the Croom Family Reunion includes programs and minutes for 2015-2019 and program for 2012, copies of registration sheets for 2018 and 2019, and an original photograph of the 1st Croom Family Reunion in 1930 at Sandy Bottom, North Carolina. Also included are obituaries for family members and updates for the Henry Netwood Croom descendants, Cherry Ann Croom, James Percy Cauley and wife Martha Barwick Cauley descendants and for Frederick Whitaker Croom descendants. Donor: Martha G. Little Elmore

Source of acquisition

Gift of William E. "Mickey" Elmore

Gift of Martha G. Little Elmore

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, January 2, 2008

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Family Names
Crump family
Topical
Cemeteries--North Carolina--Lenoir County
Places
Lenoir County (N.C.)--Genealogy

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Reunion proceedings, minute book, and programs (1972-2003)
Box 1 Folder b Pamphlet (8/19/1956) entitled "Croom Family Reunion"
Box 1 Folder c Croom Family Reunion (2004)
Box 1 Folder d Croom Family Reunion (2005), etc
Box 1 Folder e Croom Family Reunions, Kinston, N.C. (1967-2009)
Box 1 Folder f Several photocopies (some are enlargements) of 1st Croom Family Reunion (1930) photograph with identifications of people provided. Reunion held at Croom Meeting House, Sandy Bottom, Lenoir Co., N.C.
Box 1 Folder g Programs, minutes, attendance book, and publicity clippings related to 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 reunions. Clippings relate to the visit by Patrick C. Fitzgerald MCC, a member of Limerick (Ireland) County Council, to the 2012 reunion, a Metro Magazine article (2009) by Carroll Leggett, and a 1931 clipping on the Swiss Croom Family. Also included is a list of the tombstones in the Croom Family Cemetery on North Croom Bland Rd. at Sandy Bottom, Lenoir County, N.C.
Box 1 Folder h Obituaries and a marriage announcement for Croom family members. 2003-2013.
Box 1 Folder i Material (2013-2015) related to the Croom Family Reunion including programs, minutes, and copies of attendance book sheets related to the 2014 and 2015 reunions; and Croom family-related obituaries and a birth announcement.
Box 1 Folder j Material related to the Croom Family Reunion includes programs and minutes for 2015-2019 and program for 2012, copies of registration sheets for 2018 and 2019, and an original photograph of the 1st Croom Family Reunion in 1930. Also included are obituaries for family members and updates for descendants of Henry Netwood Croom, Cherry Ann Croom, James Percy Cauley and wife Martha Barwick Cauley, and Frederick Whitaker Croom.