Cromer

Annals of Newberry, Part Two by John A. Chapman, page 646


Philip, Christian and Jacob Cromer, brothers, lived on Second Creek, Newberry Count.y. It is not known what be­came of Philip and Christian, further than that they have some descendants in North Alabama. Jacob Cromer, who was a gunsmith by trade, married a daughter of Jacob Folk, of Pomaria, by whom he left three sons, Abraham, Adam and David. David moved to Georgia, leaving one son, Andrew, the father of James and Pressley; and one daughter, Mrs. Millekin. Abraham died early, but left one son, A. Barham Cromer, and one daughter, Nannie, the wife of Capt. W. J. Lake, who now lives in the town of Newberry. Adam, who married Fannie Hoard, (whose parents, with the Haynies and Buchanans, all closely related, came from Prince William County, Virginia,) left two sons, Thomas Hoard and Adam F., and one daughter, Mrs. William R. Hentz,--Thomas Hoard Cromer, who lived in the Mollohon section, reared a large family, viz.: Capt. W. Philander, who fell at Gettysburg; James L., now deceased; Jno. A.; W. C., present County Auditor; Walter, now in Arkansas; Charlton; George B., a lawyer of high standing and in good practice at Newberry; Buchanan; and two daughters, Mrs. Bridges, of Union, (who is the mother by her first husband of J. P. Glasgow, of Gainesville, Texas, and of Bachman Glasgow, of Newberry,) and Mrs. Dr. Geo. A. Setzler. Adam F. moved to Anderson; has three sons and one daughter and is still living.
Adam Cromer, who was unusually well informed for his day, took a partial course in mathematics and astronomy under Mr. Haynie, who was his wife's uncle.
Besides this, the Cromer family has several branches, all from the same original stock. At one time they seemed almost indigenous to the soil and lived united and content; but now they are somewhat scattered. They are now, as they have always been, honest,. industrious and economical; living true and upright lives and fearing no man.