A copy of a compilation provided to a researcher on another board is copied below FYI.Joe Crim, Athens, GA
Lafayette CRIM, born 22 Dec 1844 in Warren Co. TN, appears in the 1850 census of Warren Co. TN in the household of Hasten Linville CRIM (born abt 1810 in NC and deceased 1869 in Ripley Co. MO).Lafayette’s mother reportedly was Lavisa HITCHCOCK, who died not long before the 1850 census was taken, perhaps during childbirth of the youngest child, Edley H. CRIM.
Transcript of 1850 Census, Warren Co., TN, location 405 405
Hasten L Crimm 40 M labourer unknown --x (~1809/1810 NC)
John Crimm 18 M labourer TN -x- (b.~1831-1832)
George W. Crimm 16 M labourer TN -x- (b.~1833-1834)
William Z. Crimm 15 M labourer TN -x- (b.~1834-1835)
Thomas J Crimm 13 M TN -x- (b.~1836-1837)
Mary M Crimm 12 F TN ---(b.~1837-1838)
Hasten L Crim 9 M TN -x- (b.~1840-1841)
Amanda Crim 7 F TN -x- (b.~1842-1843)
Lafayett Crim 6 M TN --- (b.~1843-1844)
Audley H Crim 2 M TN --- (b.~1847-1848)
Artamisa Mayfield 28 F TN --x
James K Mayfield 1 M TN ---
(last 3: married in last yr; attended school last year; cannot read or write)
[NB:Artamisa Mayfield is 2nd wife]
In the subsequent national census in 1860, Lafayette CRIM is seen in Davidson Township of Randolph Co. AR again in the household of his father, who has married Artimicia MAYFIELD, seen in the previous census in his household in TN.
[Transcript of 1860 AR Census]
Davidson Township, Randolph Co. P.O. Blacks Ferry, 28 Aug 1860 W.G. Murphy
enumerator, James Martin, Deputy Assistant.
Hasting L. Crain 54 MW Farmer 230 NC 2
-- Artemissa 34 FW Housekeeper TN
-- Mary 20 FW Seamstress TN
-- Hasting L. 18 MW Farmer TN
-- Amanda 16 FW Seamstress TN
-- Lafayett 15 MW Farmer TN
-- Andley 11 MW Farmer TN
-- Jessie 9 MW TN
-- Sarah 6 FW TN
-- Charles 4 MW TN
Shortly thereafter, Lafayette CRIM joined the Confederate Army in AR, in which a physical description of him was given.It is unclear if the reference to L. CRIM in Coleman’s Regiement of the Missouri Calvary of the CSA also refers to our Lafayette.
COMPANY A (NEW) 8TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
CRIM, LAFAYETT Pvt Age 17. Enl 10 Sep 1861 at Camp Price, AR. Took oath 22 Feb 1864. Ht 6' 2", eyes hazel, hair lt, complx fair, residence: Randolph Co, AR.
Coleman's Regiment Missouri Cavalry CSA
This unit was raised under the Missouri Partisan Ranger Act, issued July 17, 1862. It was commanded by Col. W.O. Coleman.
Crim L. MO Cav. Coleman's Regt.
In 1866, in Randolph Co. AR, Lafayette CRIM married Virginia “Jennie” NATIONS, who was born in AL in about 1848.
Randolph County Marriages 1837 – 1999 [AR]
CRIMM LAFAYETTENATIONS JENNIE 1866 Book B2 Page 0166
Lafayette CRIM and wife Virginia are seen in the 1870 federal census living in Ripley Co. MO.Their home was near those of his step-mother, Artimicia CRIM, and his brother, Edley CRIM, and their families.The 1870 census in Union Township of Gatewood, Ripley Co. MO shows that Lafayette and Jennie had three children, Virginia [Virginia Rosetta], Laura, and Lucy.
1870 Census Transcript
MO, Ripley Co, Union Township, Gatewood, Hudson, Enumerator 6 June 1970
Crim, Lafayette 24 WM farmer 600 300 TN 1
Crim, Virginia 22 WF housekeeper AL [Jennie Nations, b. ~1848]
Crim, Virginia 3 FW AR
Crim, Laura 2 FW AR
Crim, Lucy 1/2 FW MO Dec = mo
Edmonson, Caroline 36 FW TN 1 1
During the 1870’s, Lafayette CRIM was recorded in land records for MO.
Patentee Name State Issue Date Doc.Nr. Accession or Serial Nr.
CRIM, LAFAYETTE MO02/01/1876 1105MO4290__.025
CRIM, LAFAYETTE MO09/23/1879 44088MO4220__.238
By the time of the 1880 federal census in Union, Ripley Co. MO, Lafayette CRIM’s wife, Jennie NATIONS, had passed away, and he had remarried to Winnie Elizabeth CAMPBELL, in about 1874 [according to the 1900 census].Residing with them were Lafayette’s previous children, Virginia Rosetta, Laura, and Lucy (whose mother is listed as having been born in AL), as well as four children of Elizabeth: Samuel L., Millie, Lulia, and Della (whose mother was listed as having been born in TN; there appears to be an error in this transcript for Elizabeth Campbell).
1880 Census transcript
Union, Ripley CO. MO p. 541B
Crim, Lafayette 38 TN TN TN (~1842)
Elizabeth other 26 KY TN TN [likely b. TN CD] (~1854) [wife, Elizabeth Campbell]
Rozetta other 13 AR TN AL (~1867) [Virginia Rosetta, apparently; dau w/Jennie]
Laura other 12 AR TN AL (~1869; dau w/ Jennie)
Lucy dau 10 MO TN AL (~1870; dau w/ Jennie)
Samuel L. son 5 MO TN TN (~1875)
Millie dau 4 MO TN (~1876)
Lulia dau 2 MO (~1878)
Della 6/12 MO TN TN (~1880)
James Tinker other 19 MO
Government records indicate that in 1884, Lafayette CRIM, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri, representing Ripley Co.For this service he subsequently earned the distinction of the title, the Hon. Lafayette CRIM.
Crim, Lafayette (D) Rep. Ripley 1884
In the 1900 federal census, Lafayette CRIM and wife Elizabeth are still living in Ripley Co. MO, with children Della N., Lafayette S., Patric Claborn, John H., and Thomas P.The records indicate that Lafayette and Elizabeth had been married 26 years and that all eight of their children were still living.These children would be: Samuel L., Millie, Lulia, Della N., Lafayette S., Patric Claborn, John H., and Thomas P. From a subsequent death report it can be inferred that Lafayette S. was Lafayette Sidney CRIM. Lafayette CRIM worked as a farmer, with his sons assisting. The family was sufficiently well off to employ two servants.
1900 census transcript
MO, Ripley, Gatewood, 19 Jun 1900 Geo W. O'Neal, Enumerator
Supervisor's distr 12, Enumeration distr 98, sheet 12B
Locat 214 214
Crim, Lafayette [9-1]head WM Dec 1844 55 M26 TN TN TN farmer - -YYY O F F 207
- Elizabeth wife WF Sep 1854 45 M26 8 8 TN TN TN - -YYY (m.~1873-1874)
- Della N dau WF Oct 1879 20 S MO TN TN - -YYY
- Lafayette S son WM Mar 1883 17 S MO TN TN farm laborer - 4YYY (Sidney)
- Patric Claborn son WM Feb 1886 14 S MO TN TN farm laborer - 4YYY
- John H son WM Sep 1890 9 S MO TN TN
- Thomas P son WM Jan 1895 5 S MO TN TN
Anderson, Montro servant WM Jan 1872 28 S MO X X farm laborer - -YYY
Williams, Suron servant WF Mar 1872 28 M4 0 0 MO TN TN - -YYY
In 1902, Lafayette CRIM’s son, Lafayette Sidney Crim, passed away from pneumonia.
From Ripley County Records-Obituaries in theNewspaper 1874-1910 by Thelma McManus
p 140April 10, 1902
Sidney Crim, second oldest son of Honorable and Mrs. Lafayette Crim died at
McMurrey [AR], and of pneumonia last Sunday at age 19 years, one month, buried
at Gatewood Cemetery [Ripley Co. MO].
The death of one child in reflected in the 1910 federal census records.
1910 Soundex transcript Ripley Co. MO
080 0156 0183
Crim, Lafayette 65 TN (Lafayette Crim)
Winnie E. 56 TN (Winnie Elizabeth Campbell)
Patrick C. 24 MO (Patrick Claborn Crim, b. 7 Feb 1886)
John H. 19 MO (John H. Crim)
Thomas P. 15 MO (Thomas P. Crim)
1910 Census transcript
Also Ripley Co 12 156 11B Gatewood 9 May 1910 James Dodd enumerator
Crim, Lafayette 65 M37 TN TN TN farmer (~1845)
Winnie E. 56 M37 8/7* TN TN TN (~1854)
Patrick C. 24 MO TN TN farm laborer (~1886)
John H. 19 MO TN TN teaching public school (~1891)
Thomas P. 15 MO TN TN farm laborer (~1895)
*8 children, 7 of whom are still living in 1910
In 1910, newspaper records indicate that Lafayette CRIM’s father-in-law passed away.
From Ripley County Records-Obituaries in the Newspaper 1874-1910 by Thelma McManus
p 22, April 7, 1910
Samuel Paxton Campell died....leaving 3 daughters...Elizabeth Crim, wife of
Hon. L Crim of Gatewood.
Lafayette CRIM died 23 Sep 1915 at the home of his daughter, Della, in Randolph Co. AR and he is buried in Gatewood Cemetery, Ripley Co. MO.
1915 Randolph Co. Death abstracts per Pocahontas Star Herald
Lafayette Crim died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Murray McIlroy, last Thursday (23 Sep 1915) age 74 years buried at Gatewood Missouri. Pg 2.
My copy of the booklet, Ripley County, Missouri Centennial 1859-1959, has a paragraph on Gatewood which I transcribe in full here:
“Gatewood was founded nearly one hundred years ago, and was prominent in the early settlement of the western part of Ripley County, being a trading center for a large section of the county.This writer can remember when there were three or four general stores, a cotton gin, a grist mill, two blacksmith shops, a drug store and maybe other businesses.The health of the community was taken car of by two doctors, Richard C. Hudson and Mrs. Sarah C. O’Neal.Among the business men prominent in the town’s early history were: W.R. and John B. Dodd, Smith B. Hudson, Edley and Lafayette Crim, J.F. and L.G. O’Neal, Duke Smithson, Henry and John Smith. (One thing that stands out vividly in my memory was a murder, a man being stabbed to death on a store porch in Gatewood.Blood from the victim remained visible on the floor of the porch for several years).”
In the January 1976 issue of The Prospect-News, Bonnie HACKLEY authored a historical article as part of a bicentennial contest.In one paragraph transcribed below, she outlines her genealogical relation to Ripley Co. MO, and in the subsequent one, she describes Lafayette CRIM from the perspective of her father, Lee PETERS.
“My father is Lee Peters.He was the son of William and Laura Peters.My grandfather [Peters] came to Ripley County from Tennessee in 1880 and settled in the Gatewood community.The young wife he brought with him died in 1891.He lost three small children and hiswife in a period of four years.He married my grandmother Laura Crim in 1884.The Crim family had settled in the area prior to 1860.”
“Grandpa was Colonel Lafatte [sic] Crim.He served in the Confederate Army under General Robert E. Lee and fought at the Battle of Shiloh.After the war he cam home where he as a stockman and merchant.He owned a store and a cotton gin on his farm about a mile southwest of Tucker during the late 1800’s.He also served in the Missouri House of Representatives.He was a large, loud talking man.When he talked, you listened!How well I can remember him stting at the head of the dinner table, he’d rear back and roar, ‘Pass the Colonel the Bread.’He always referred to himself as ‘the Colonel.’”
Concerning the children of Lafayette CRIM, several marriages and children are seen known.
Virginia Rosetta CRIM (b. 13 Dec 1866, d. 12 Jul 1927) married Paulsen W. O’NEAL (b. 27 Dec 1864 in MO; d. 09 Mar 1918) on 12 Apr 1883 in Ripley Co. MO.Both are buried at the Wilson Cemetery, Clarita, Coal Co. OK.Their children included Franklin Lafayette O'NEAL and Marcus Lee O'NEAL.
Laura CRIM (b. 1868) married William H. PETERS (b. 1857; d. 1925; buried Old Tucker Cemetery, Tucker, Ripley Co., MO) on 16 Sep 1884 in Ripley Co. MO.
Lucy CRIM (b. 30 Nov 1869; d. 07 Aug 1922) married Nathan Martin SMITH (b. 12 Jul 1862, Red Boiling Springs, Macon Co., TN; d. 12 Jun 1930, Watouga, OK) on 23 Oct 1885 in Ripley Co. MO.Both are buried in the Gatewood Cemetery, Gatewood, Ripley Co., MO.Their SMITH children included: Jennie E., Mirylda, Ezekiel Lafayette, Della Etta, Dosia, Beulah Lee, and Hula.
Lula Frances CRIM (b. 20 Jan 1878; d. 1952, Phoenix AZ) married George Allison CRANE, Sr. (b. 1 Feb 1871; d. 22 Oct 1918, Chillicothe, TX), in Ripley Co. MO on 2 Jul 1893, with children Reva, Verna Lee, Elizabeth, Frances, and George Allison CRANE, Jr.
Della N. CRIM (b. ~1879) married Henry Murray McILROY (b. ~1871 AR), with children Lilliam McILROY and Clyde McILROY.
Patrick Claborn CRIM (b. 07 Feb 1886) married Bertha Agnes PULLIAM (b. 11 Aug 1898 in Tucker, MO; d. before 1920.He was widowed before 1920, when he is seen in the federal census with two young daughters, Hilma and Wilda.
Thomas P. CRIM (b. 1900; d. 1980) married Jacqueline G. UNKNOWN (b. 1896; d. 1974) and both are buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
CRIM, LAURAPETERS, WILLIAM H.16 SEP 1884
CRIM, LULACRANE, GEO. A.2 JUL 1893
CRIM, MELLIE L.WALLACE, WILLIAM B.19 JUL 1891 [Millie, dau Lafayette?]
CRIM, ROSETTAONEAL, PAULSER W.12 APR 1883
DIRECTORY OF Randolph County, Arkansas 1910 DAVIDSON TOWNSHIP
McILROY, HENRY M., age 39, farmer, native of Arkansas, married Della Crim in 1903, 2 children, Lillian and Clyde, 320 acres creek and river bottom, 100 in use, Methodist.
1920 Census Transcript
Jan 8, 1920 Ripley 12 178 3B Doniphan, Gatewood Rd. John G. McKinney, enumerator
Crim, Patrick C. 33 widower MO TN TN farmer (~1887)
Hilma 8 dau (~1912)
Wilda 6 dau. (~1914)