Elijah Groom (1757-1804) m Catherine "Catey" Herring(d. 1814)
Charles Groom (1787-1804) m Mary??? bef 1807, Duplin County N.C.
Stephen Groom (1838)
Indiana Cleopatra Groom (1842-1911) m John Marion Dean (1831-1892)
George Groom (1845-1862)
Needham York Groom (1847-1915) m Margaret Gryder (1844-1878)
..............2nd. m Adline Wages (1850-191
Arzena Groom (1849-) m Arthur Bigby
Maldotha Groom (1850-)
Delfunda "Babe" Groom (1854 - 1878)
Born 1818, Jones Co. Georgia. (1850 U.S. Census, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana).
1837 Lowndes Co. Alabama, married Elizabeth Bryan Poe
11/6/1837, Lowndes Co. Alabama Orphan's Court, Bk. B (1833-1838), page 509, State Archives, Elijah petitioned Court on behalf wife's dower. Granted right to serve as administer of estate of the late William Pou for Elizabeth and their daughter, Matilda Pou, till the estate was settled in 1845.
1838 Lowdnes Co. Ala. son Stephen born.
7/6/1842 Montgomery, Alabama, bought Lot #27, Madison St. and Lot 31, Monroe St.
1842, Montgomery, Ala. daughter Indiana born.
1845 Montgomery, Ala. son George born.
3/5/1846, Union Parish, Louisiana, Deed Records p. 91,92,93, bought 10 acres Land with improvements.
His brother-in-law, Needham Bryan, witnessed sale.
(Son Needham York Groom was named after him). 1/15/1847, Union Parish, La. sold negro man to Needham Bryan.
2/6/1847 Union Parish, La., son Needham York was born.
9/8/1847, Union Parish, La. sold 10 acres land.
1851, Claiborne Parish, La. daughter Arzene born.
1853, Claiborne Parish, La. daughter Maldota born
1851, Claiborne Parish, La. son Delfonso born.
8/20/1855, Claiborne Parish, La. Deed Bk. C, p. 363-364. Sold lot in Homer.
1859, Claiborne Parish, Elijah Groom II died.
1/1860, Claiborne Parish, La. Post Docket 407 (or 1497) Homer, La. Elizabeth , widow of Elijah Groom dec.petitioned court for inventory of real and personal property of Elijah Groom dec. be made on behalf of her and her minor children: George, Needham, Arzene, Maldota, and Delfonso.
1/21/1860, Claiborne Parish, La. Elizabeth Groom petitioned Court for tutor for 5 minor children.
Elijah Groom 11 is buried in, what is now, Cold Springs Grave Yard which is about 7 miles from Homer, La. The land at the time of his death was part of the Groom family farm. It was 2A of the land Elizabeth sold to Thornton Bridgeman (11/16/1870) which he later deeded the land , 2 acres, for a public cemetery. Elijah's grave is marked by a huge granite stone with no markings. The cemetery is near the crossroads of Gryder's Corner and Highways 2& 534. (Gryders Corner is named after Hiram Gryder and his wife Mary Dora (Hays) Gryder who had a General Store at this location). Elizabeth and Elijah's son, Rev. Needham York Groom, married the daughter of the Gryders, Margaret (Gryder) Groom.
Mrs. Willena (Groom), descendant of Charles Groom, grandaughter of Rev. Needham York Groom and daughter of Frank Groom, researched all the early records of the Groom family in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. She found much of the material on Elijah Groom 11 and Elizabeth (Bryan) Groom in Louisiana. I am also indebted to many of Indiana (Groom) Dean's descendants who are still living in Louisiana.