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From: "Robert Allen" <>
Subject: Re: [GROOMS] Re: Grooms Family
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 21:56:18 -0600
Descendants of: James Grooms
1 James Grooms b. 1824 South Carolina d. 05-14-1893 Hillsboro, Coffee
m. Rosanna Morgan b. 03-31-1828 South Carolina d. 06-03-1881 Tennessee
[daughter of James Leonard Morgan and Rebecca Crosser]
m. Nancy McLain m. 02-14-1884 Belfast, Marshall County, Tennessee b.
02-14-1855 Marshall County, Tennessee
[daughter of Unknown McLain and Margaret McLain]
A story told by several family members was that James Grooms, while
the influence, rode a horse to church, and rode it right on into the church
building. He was arrested for this. He also fought in the Mexican War in the
1st Tennessee Infantry, Company K and was injured while landing at
Mexico. He was sent back to New Orleans to treat his injury. He was was sent
home to Bedford County and honorably discharged from the army because of his
wound. He received a pension #210425 of $ 8.00 per month for his disability.
The only identification of Rosanna Grooms was from the family Bible
James and Rosanna Grooms.It gave her birth and death dates and listed births
and deaths of her children. The maiden name Morgan was obtained from Sallie
Boulden's death certificate. It listed her father as James Grooms and her
mother as Rose Morgan. The family Bible spelled her first name as Roseaner.
A characteristic of the Grooms Family was to give all the children nick-
names such as Sallie, Dock, Billie, Haley, Millie, Marthey, Frank, and
Nancy McClean married Joseph C. Cavenor and was divorced on May 12,
married James Grooms on Feb. 14, 1884. At James death she received a Mexican
War widow's pension of $8.00 per month until she married L. C. Shelton and
dropped from the pension rolls. Nancy's Bible states, "I Nancy Shelton
was baptised in the Baptice Church at Beans Creak on the 4th day of October
year 1909 by Parson Raymond Taylor."
2 Martha Ann (Marthy) Grooms b. 09-17-1848 Bedford County, Tennessee d.
m. Thomas Hilliard m. 10-16-1875 Bedford County, Tennessee b. circa
[son of John A. Hilliard and Martha B. Sanderson]
Martha Ann Grooms was living in the household of John A. Hilliard
and his wife
Claris in 1870. She was called Marthey.
2 James D. Leonard Grooms b. 03-18-1850 Bedford County, Tennessee d.
After 1870 Tennessee
James D. Grooms is in the household of James Grooms in Bedford
Tennessee. Age is 2 months. the census was taken on 11-04-1850.
2 Rachael Rebecca (Sugar) Grooms b. 05-20-1852 Bedford County, Tennessee
d. 12-02-1901 Coffee County, Tennessee
m. Francis Marion Reaves b. 09-09-1836 Bedford County, Tennessee d.
12-13-1909 Euless, Texas
[son of Isham Reaves and Rachael Morgan]
2 William Allen (Billie) Grooms b. 08-03-1853 Madison County, Alabama d.
04-15-1925 Coffee County, Tennessee
m. Margaret H. Low m. 02-11-1875 Bedford County, Tennessee b.
11-20-1853 Bedford County, Tennessee d. 01-18-1887 Bedford County, Tennessee
[daughter of Iredell H. Low and Sarah K. Bowers]
m. Sarah V Sartain m. 11-24-1887 b. 06-15-1853 d. 02-24-1893 Coffee
m. Sarah (Sallie) T. Reaves m. 12-12-1893 Bedford County, Tennessee b.
04-12-1865 Bedford County, Tennessee d. 06-26-1913 Bedford County, Tennessee
[daughter of Benjamin Reaves and Rody ?]
William Grooms was known as "Billie". He sold clothing for a
called Cohen & Katz. Billie Grooms loved children very much. One day Ola
Burnett was going to spank her children and lock them in the closet. He
her in the closet and would not let her out until she promised not to punish
the children. He said, "Now you know how it feels." Leon Grooms wanted to
trade Billie a nickel for a dime. At first he said no but changed his mind
because he said that Leon would make a good trader and he gave him the dime.
Sarah Sartain was William Grooms' second wife. He is buried
beside her in
the Gentry Cemetery in Coffee County Tennessee.
2 Pamelia Elizabeth (Milley) Grooms b. 10-03-1857 Madison County, Alabama
d. 01-26-1878 Tennessee
Milley Grooms died before she married and had no children.
2 Mahala Virginia (Haley) Grooms b. 11-23-1859 Madison County, Alabama d.
Mahala Virginia Grooms died at a young age. She was often called Haley.
2 George Herman (Dock) Grooms b. 03-03-1862 Tennessee d. 11-05-1904
Grundy County, Tennessee
m. Mary Emma McCool m. 09-02-1882 Marshall County, Tennessee b.
11-23-1864 d. 11-23-1928 Coffee County, Tennessee
George H. Grooms was often called Dock Grooms.
2 Sarah John (Sallie) Grooms b. 10-03-1863 Bedford County, Tennessee d.
08-18-1946 Grundy County, Tennessee
m. Landon H. Bouldin m. Circa 1892 b. 06-1854 d. 03-05-1931 Grundy
Sarah Grooms was called Aunt Sallie. When she died the
that she was one of Grundy County's oldest citizens.
2 Ezekiel Monroe Grooms b. 05-21-1867 Tennessee d. Disappeared Tennessee
Ezekiel Grooms disappeared without a trace. Mabel Laxon said
story told by her father was that Ezekiel ran off with a tribe of Indians or
gypsies and was never seen by the family again.
2 Francis Marion (Frank) Grooms b. 02-15-1870 Tennessee d. 11-24-1906
m. Annie Clay m. 08-08-1893 Bedford County, Tennessee b. 1874 Bedford
County, Tennessee d. 1897 Grundy County, Tennessee
m. Mary Rose (Rosa) Meeks m. 04-02-1902 Grundy County, Tennessee d.
2 Texanna Annie (Texie) Grooms b. 07-25-1877 Tennessee d. 10-26-1925
Bedford County, Tennessee
m. Arthur Lacy Anderson m. 05-06-1897 Bedford County, Tennessee b.
11-14-1875 d. 08-09-1913 Bedford County, Tennessee
[son of Andrew Jackson Anderson and Almedia C. Lacy]
Texanna Grooms was often called Texie. Her death certificate is
County, Tennessee, year 1925, page 381. It states that her father's name was
Grooms. The cause of death was unknown because the doctor did not get there
She was adopted at age three, by John A. Hilliard. Swas given by her
mother on her death bed,
2 Virginia Mary Grooms b. 07-28-1886
2 Mary G. Grooms b. circa 1888
m. H. B. Harris
Address in 1952: 1806 Hillside Avenue, Springfield, Ohio.
2 Benjamin Harrison Grooms b. 05-03-1889 Hillsboro, Coffee County,
Tennessee d. 06-26-1951 Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
m. Bessie Meeks m. 11-07-1907 Grundy County, Tennessee d. before 1911
Grundy County, Tennessee
m. Jessie Belle Wilcox m. 05-20-1911 Franklin County, Tennessee b.
circa 1893 Franklin County, Tennessee d. circa 1919 Franklin County,
m. Irene Hice m. 03-11-1919 Lauderdale County, Alabama b. circa 1901
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama d. 08-28-1972 Florence, Lauderdale
Benjamin Grooms was a son of James Grooms. James died in 1893
his widow Nancy. In 1895 Nancy married Lonnie Coleman Shelton when Benjamin
was five years old. In 1900, at the age of ten years, Benjamin was living in
the household of Leavander Lusk in Coffee County, Tennessee.
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