Biography of Jonathan W. Crume (1821- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888), p. 522 .

Jonathan W. CRUME was born in Nelson County, Ky., in 1821, and is a son of John and Jane (KIRKHAM) CRUME, who were born in Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. The former was born in 1781 and when thirteen years of age went with his father, Philip CRUME, to Kentucky, where he afterward married and, in 1830, removed to Lincoln County, Mo. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and died in 1840. His wife was born in 1783 and died in 1856. The material grandfather, Michael KIRKHAM, was an Irishman. Jonathan W. CRUME is the sixth of eight children,. and received a limited early education. He was married in 1842 to Leah Jane, a daughter of Littleton DRYDEN, who came from Maryland to Lincoln County in 1836. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. To Mr. and Mrs. CRUME were born eight children, two of whom are dead. He, at one time, had a good farm of 650 acres, and is a progressive and prosperous farmer. He was a Whig in politics previous to the war, but since that time; has supported the principles of the Democratic party. He is a Mason and his wife is a member of the Methodist Church. Jesse S. CRUME, the Democratic nominee for county sheriff, is the third child of Jonathan W. CRUME, and was born in 1849. He received a limited education and at the age of twenty-three began doing for himself, engaging in the mercantile business, at Cap-au-Gris in connection with an elder brother, continuing for two years. In 1873 he was married. To Hettie, a daughter of Monroe and Susan THOMASSON, who were formerly of Virginia and early settlers of Lincoln County. The father died in 1886 at the age of sixty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. CRUME have six children: Arthur L., Minor M., Renie S., John L., Hubert J. and Ella G.  Mr. CRUME is quite extensively engaged in breeding fine horses and cattle. He is the present Democratic nominee for county sheriff, and, if elected, would prove a good officer. He is a Mason, belonging to Lodge No. 270, at New Salem.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Phyllis Lake, 21 October 1998.  Link change or update: 23 May 2000

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