Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


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  Source: History of Pickaway County and Representative Citizens by Van Cleaf, Publ Biographical Publ Co., Chicago, 1906, page 485 Contributed by Roland and Karla Steward.  


JOASH CROMLEY born April 17, 1830 on farm where widow lives in Walnut township (Pickaway Co. OH) He died June 15, 1898. Joash was the son of Jonas and Permeley (HOFFHINES) CROMLEY.

In early years he was adventurous and a traveler. Joash worked as a mason.

AMANDA ASHBROOK became his wife in 1859.(Living in 1906) She was the daughter of Absalom and Phebe (DUNNICK) ASHBROOK.

Children of Joash & Amanda Cromley (two) Charles and Joash B.

1) Charles CROMLEY b. Jan 14, 1862 d. Dec. 1900 he married Nancy HOOVER. Charles & Nancy had two children Mary Alice CROMLEY and Paul Joash CROMLEY.

2) Joash Brook CROMLEY b. Dec. 14, 1873. He married Delphine TROUT.
J.B. and Delphine had one son, Martin William CROMLEY.

  Full text:

JOASH CROMLEY, deceased, late of Walnut township, was born on the farm not occupied by his widow, on the 17 of April, 1830. He was the son of Jonas and Permeley (Hoffhines) Cromley, and was reared and educated in the township named. In his early days Mr. Cromley was quite a traveler, and somewhat adventurous, one of his occupations being the driving of cattle over the Alleghanies, on foot and on horseback. Later he learned the mason's trade, which he followed industriously and profitably.

Joash Cromley was married in 1859 to Amanda Ashbrook, daughter of Absalom and Phebe (Dunnick) Ashbrook, and they were the parents of two children: Charles, born January 14, 1862, and deceased in December 1900, who married Nancy Hoover and was the father of Mary Alice and Paul Joash; and Joash Brook, born December 14, 1873 who married Delphine Trout and is the father of one son - Martin William.

Mr. Cromley passed away June 15, 1898. His widow lives in the handsome residence in Walnut township that he erected. She also enjoys the comforts of a good homestead of 160 acres, left by her husband. Mrs. Cromley is a sister to George W. Ashbrook, who sketch appears elsewhere in this work. Her family in one of the oldest and best know in Walnut township.