I'm looking for information about the origins of Mariuem P. Creed.To date, I don't know who her parents or siblings are.
According to her cemetery headstone, where she is buried in Beaver, Carroll Co., Arkansas, I have the following information:
Born 30 Nov 1837 Died 6 Apr 1901
She married Romulus Swope in Powell County, Kentucky on 20 Aug 1857.Family tradition has it that when her husband asked her father for her hand in marriage, he refused.Some time later, Romulus arrived at night by horseback and came to her window.She got out, and they rode off and got married at the home of a Justice of the Peace.According to legend, they never heard from her family again.
Romulus and Marieum had 13 children, and eventually settled in the Ozarks of Arkansas.
I'd be pleased to hear from anyone connected with the family.