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Croy family (Blacksburg, Va.)


Biographical Note

Wilbur Alexander Croy, son of Andrew Jackson Croy, worked as a carpenter and house painter in the Blacksburg area. In 1901, Croy married Ellen Pauline (Ella) Dawson (1863-1938), the daughter of William and Rose Ann (Roseanna) Croy Dawson. The couple lived on the corner of Blacksburg's Roanoke and Wharton streets and had one child, Georgia (1902-2000). Ella's sister, Mary Dawson, married John Pepper, of Elliston, Virginia, in 1879.

For more on the Croy and related families, see 1889 Diary of Rosanna Croy Dawson, Blacksburg, Va.(F234.B5 D25 1972 Spec/Genealogy); 1890 Diary(F234.B5 D26 1979 Spec/Large); The Year of 1893 in the Life of Rosanna Croy Dawson of Blacksburg, Virginia(F234.B5 D28 1980 Spec/Large); and Blacksburg in 1898(F234.B5 D3 Spec/Large). Selections from the diaries,together with other information on the family, may be found on the Blacksburg bicentennial page.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Croy Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-2001-018

The papers of the Croy and related families (especially the Dawson and Pepper families) of Montgomery County, Virginia, include correspondence, financial records, diaries, artifacts and photographs.

Dates: 1859 - 1938

Croy Family Papers, 1859-1938 (Ms2001-018)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2001-018

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