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Who Was the Last to Die?

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The question of which member of the family was the last to survive in a shipwreck which took the lives of all five, led to longest and one of the most remarkable legal contests in Florida's history. The steamboat HOME, sunk by a storm off Hatteras on 09 October 1837, claimed the lives of most of her passengers and crew, including Hardy Bryan Croom, his wife, and three children. The litigation stemmed over control of the Croom estate, argued on behalf of Henrietta Smith, maternal grandmother, and Elizabeth Armistead, paternal grandmother.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 8, Sept 1960, p11-12, il