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Re: Martin Cromer, B. ca 1716 Warwick Twn., Lancaster County, PA
Posted by: Robert Bray (ID *****7213) Date: September 14, 2006 at 16:25:06
In Reply to: Martin Cromer, B. ca 1716 Warwick Twn., Lancaster County, PA by Judy Walker of 608

Judy, I saw your post and wanted to let you know that I have done quite a bit of research on this Cromer line of John and Martin. I descend from John Cromer, b 1758, and his second wife, Sophia Whisman, who were married 13 Oct 1803 in Rockingham Co, VA. John was first married to Catherine Brubaker in 1784 in Lancaster Co, PA.

The family later moved to Laurel/Rockcastle and Knox Co, KY, and then John and several of the children finally settled in Harrison Co, IN. My direct line, through his son, Joseph Cromer, b 1805 in Rockingham Co, VA, settled in Rockcastle Co, KY.

Please feel free to contact me at: rbray329@aol.com

The following are a few references that I thought might be of interest to you:

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John Cromer is listed on the Muster Roll of Captain Barnard Gardners Company, 9th Battalion of the Lancaster Co, PA Militia, commanded by Col. John Huber for the year 1778, 1st Sargeant.
       
       from Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VII, page 875
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Return of Captain John Ashton's Company of the 3rd Battalion of the Lancaster Co, PA Militia,
22 October 1780:

Captain John Ashton, Lieut. Daniel Hollinger, Ensign George Hoverter

John Brubaker, Jr., Private 2nd Class
Samuel Cromer, Private 3rd Class
John Cromer, Private 4th Class
John Brubaker, Private 4th Class
Martin Cromer, Private 5th Class
John Brubaker, Private 6th Class

       Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VII
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Captain John Ashton's 7th Company of the 3rd Battalion, 1781

John Brubacher, Private 2nd Class
Samuel Cromer, Private 3rd Class
John Crimer (Cromer), Private, 4th Class
Martin Cromer, Private 5th Class

       from Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VII, page 259-260
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Return of the 7th Company of the 3rd Battalion of Lancaster Co, PA Militia commanded
by Lt. Col. George Feather in 1781:

Captain John Ashton, Lieut. Daniel Hollinger, Ensign George Hoverter

John Brubaker, Private 2nd Class
Samuel Cromer, Private 3rd Class
John Cromer, Private 4th Class
Daniel Brubaker, Private 4th Class

       from Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VII, page 260-261
-----------------------------------------------------Captain Ashton's District, 7th Company of the 3rd Battalion of the Lancaster Co, PA Militia,
between the ages of 18-53 in the year 1782:

Samuel Cromer, 3rd Class
John Cromer, 4th Class
Daniel Brubaker, 4th Class

       from Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VII, page 287
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From VIRGINIA VALLEY RECORDS: GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL MATERIALS OF ROCKINGHAM CO, VA AND RELATED REGIONS, 1930, by John W. Wayland

Page 99
Vochers in Captain John Herdman's Company No. 2 in 1788

William Ralston, 1 slave, 4 horses
David Ralston, son James, 8 horses, apprentice Samuel Mahoney
David Ralston, Jr., 6 horses
John Cromer, 1 horse
Martin Cromer, 2 horses
(these names were listed together in this order)
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John and Catherine moved to Maryland and then to Rockingham Co., VA. In 1788, John, along with his brother, Martin, appear on the muster roll of Captain John Herdman's Company No. 2 Militia of Rockingham Co., VA.

Moved to Kentucky about 1805 with Sophia and family. In 1821 John was granted land on Woods Fork of the Little Rockcastle River in what is now Laurel Co., KY (then Knox Co, KY.) In 1829 he moved to Harrison County, IN and sold his land to his son, David. In 1837 John was the subject of a lunacy hearing in Harrison Co., IN. In died in April 1839 and is buried at Avery-Godsberry Cemetery in Blue River Township, Harrison Co, IN. His tombstone reads: "A Revolutionary Soldier."
from OUR FATHERS BEFORE US by Jan Sparkman
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