Richard Cobb Caswell Croley

21 February 1806–October 1885 (Age 79)
Powells Valley, Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 Crowley, was 34 and his mother, Mary Polly Gibson, was 26. 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 Boston, Whitley, Kentucky, United States for about 20 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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Family Time Line

Richard Cobb Caswell Croley
1806–1885
Emily A. Bennett
1815–1849
Marriage: 12 July 1831
Nancy Dale Crowley
1832–1902
Little Berry Croley
1834–1912
Elizabeth Croley
1835–1911
George W. Croley
1836–1889
Elvina Croley
1838–
Charlotta Croley
1839–1927
Elinor Phoebe Croley
1842–1903
Emily Croley
1845–1898
Clerinda Croley
1846–1922
Olive Croley
1848–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 July 1831
Whitley, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Female1832–1902Female

    Little Berry Croley

    Male1834–1912Male

    Elizabeth Croley

    Female1835–1911Female

    Male1836–1889Male

    Elvina Croley

    Female1838–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1794–1879Male

    Nancy Jane Croley

    Female1795–1867Female

    Elizabeth Crowley

    Female1804–1870Female

    Mary Ann Croley

    Female1804–1851Female

    Male1806–1885Male

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 6

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

Age 24

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 .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

From John Veach Find a grave

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 …

Sources (3)

  • R C Croley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R C Croley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caswell R Croley, "United States Census, 1880"

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