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Descendants of Elizabeth [Unknown Surname] Grooms-Thomas



Elizabeth was the widow of an 'Unknown' Grooms. She appears on the 1850 Houston County Census married to Joseph W Thomas with her two sons.  I am unable to find more information on these families. There are several Grooms families from Tennessee in the surrounding counties.  Jim Yarbrough


Generation No. 1


1.  ELIZABETH1 [--?--] was born 1797 in TN, and died Aft. 1880 in Houston Co., TX.  She married (1) UNKNOWN GROOMS.    She married (2) JOSEPH W. THOMAS Abt. 1850 in Montgomery or Houston Co, TX.  He was born 1804 in VA, and died Bef. 1860 in Houston Co., TX.



Children of ELIZABETH [--?--] and UNKNOWN GROOMS are:

2.                i.       ALEXANDER2 GROOMS, b. Jun 1847, Montgomery Co.,TX; d. Aft. 1900, Houston Co., TX.

3.               ii.       GEORGE GROOMS, b. 1837, TN; d. TX.



Generation No. 2


2.  ALEXANDER2 GROOMS (ELIZABETH1 [--?--]) was born Jun 1847 in Montgomery Co.,TX, and died Aft. 1900 in Houston Co., TX.  He married MISSOURI [--?--] Abt. 1864 in Houston Co, TX.  She was born 1848 in AL, and died Bef. 1900 in Houston Co., TX.


Children of ALEXANDER GROOMS and MISSOURI [--?--] are:

                   i.       ELVIRA A.3 GROOMS, b. 1866, Houston Co., TX.

4.               ii.       CELIA GROOMES, b. 1867, Houston Co., TX; d. Bef. 1900, TX.

                 iii.       NELLIFER GROOMES, b. 1871, TX.

                 iv.       JOSEPH GROOMES, b. 1872, TX.

5.               v.       TENNESSEE GROOMES, b. 1873, TX; d. Mar 1933, Midway, Madison Co., TX.

                 vi.       MARY C. GROOMES, b. 1875, TX.

                vii.       MANDY GROOMES, b. 1877, TX.

               viii.       JOHN GROOMS, b. 14 Oct 1885, TX.



3.  GEORGE2 GROOMS (ELIZABETH1 [--?--]) was born 1837 in TN, and died in TX.  He married PENELOPE L. [--?--] 1864 in TX.  She was born 1847 in TX.


Children of GEORGE GROOMS and PENELOPE [--?--] are:

                   i.       NANCY M.3 GROOMS, b. 1865, Houston Co., TX.

                  ii.       FRED GROOMS, b. 1867, Houston Co., TX.

                 iii.       LAURA GROOMS, b. 1872, Houston Co., TX.

                 iv.       MARTHA E. GROOMS, b. 1875, Houston Co., TX.

                  v.       HARVEY GROOMS, b. 1877, Houston Co., TX.


Generation No. 3


4.  CELIA3 GROOMES (ALEXANDER2 GROOMS, ELIZABETH1 [--?--]) was born 1867 in Houston Co., TX, and died Bef. 1900 in TX.  She married JOHN C. CLARK 24 Jan 1890 in Madison Co., TX1, son of FRANCIS M. FRANK CLARK.  He was born 1847 in Madisonville, Tex, and died 25 Dec 1930 in Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX2.



                   i.       FRANK4 CLARK, b. 30 Jun 1891, Texas4; d. 10 May 1973, Houston, Harris Co., Texas District 135.



Census: 1910, 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 2, Burleson, Texas; Roll: T624_1535; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 697.


5.  TENNESSEE3 GROOMES (ALEXANDER2 GROOMS, ELIZABETH1 [--?--]) was born 1873 in TX, and died Mar 1933 in Midway, Madison Co., TX.  She married JAMES THOMAS PARKER, JR., son of JAMES PARKER and RUTHA BRUMBELOW.  He was born Jul 1871 in TX, and died 1920 in TX.



                   i.       BROTHER4 PARKER. 1898

                  ii.       JACK PARKER. 1897

                 iii.       SAM PARKER. 1914

                 iv.       CLIFF PARKER. 1904

                  v.       SOPHIA PARKER, b. 09 Feb 1901, Huntsville, Walker Co., TX; m. ONDIS LAWSON, 17 Oct 1922, Centerville TX; b. 15 Jan 1890, Lawton Commanche Indian Territory.




1.  Marriage Book 3, Madison County, Texas.

2.  Texas Death Index Burleson Co Certificate 56858.

3.  Marriage Book 3, Madison County, Texas.

4.  WWI draft registration.

5.  Texas Death Index.