Richard Cobb Caswell Croley

Brief Life History of Richard Cobb Caswell

When Richard Cobb Caswell Croley was born on 21 February 1806, in Powells Valley, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, his father, Littleberry Casewell Crowley, was 34 and his mother, Mary Gibson, was 31. He married Emily A. Bennett on 12 July 1831, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Boston, Whitley, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died in October 1885, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Richard Cobb Caswell Croley
Emily A. Bennett
Marriage: 12 July 1831
Nancy Dale Crowley
Little Berry Croley
Elizabeth Croley
George W. Croley
Charlotta Croley
Elinor Phoebe Croley
Nancy Jane Smith
Emily Croley
Clerinda Croley
Ollie Croley

Sources (18)

  • R C Croley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richard C Croley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Richard Cobb Caswell Croley, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Crowley in Munster and of Crilly in Oriel.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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From John Veach Find a Grave: He married Melvina Croley but I have no record of her being buried here though I am hoping to find a stone for her here so I'll know if she is in fact buried here or not …

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