The Cromwell family originated in England. Gaston's Grandfather, Isaac Cromwell, emigrated to Virginia, where he became a wealthy and influential planter. He later moved to North Carolina.
Gaston's father, John Stewart Cromwell, who was born in Virginia, became a pioneer farmer and stockman of Lafayette County, Mississippi. He joined the Confederate Army and died during the Civil War near New Hope, Georgia. He was a Mississippi Sharpshooter. John is buried in a mass grave, therefore, there is no marker.
Gaston Winfield Cromwell was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi. He later moved to Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Territory, and secured a farm of 120+ acres, 8 miles northeast of Wanette, Oklahoma. There he carried on diversified farming and stockraising, in both of which direction his industry and good management skills won him marked success. He was a deacon and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Gaston married Martha Anna "Mattie" Ferrell and together they had 8 children, namely, Sheldon Winfield, Ora Neva "Orrie," Lillian Dell, Flavel Welford, Word, Julia Elizabeth, Mary Anna and John "Lowrie." Word Cromwell did not have a middle name. Source of name information: Gaston's grandson, James Gaston Cromwell (1920-2007)
John Stewart Cromwell (1827 - 1864)
Elizabeth Jane Jones Cromwell (1829 - 1923)
Martha Anna Ferrell Cromwell (1854 - 1927)
Sheldon Winfield Cromwell (1876 - 1946)*
Ora Neva Cromwell Hibbard (1878 - 1967)*
Lillian Dell Cromwell (1880 - 1962)*
Flavel Welford Cromwell (1883 - 1945)*
Word Cromwell (1885 - 1958)*
John "Lowrie" Cromwell (1898 - 1927)*
Mary Ann LaDora Cromwell DeJarnette (1850 - 1939)*
Gaston Winfield Cromwell (1851 - 1920)
Pleasant Galespee Cromwell (1853 - 1941)*
Lucinda Caroline Cromwell Grisham (1856 - 1896)*
Harvey Francis Cromwell (1860 - 1954)*
Maintained by: Shelia Cromwell Lyon
Originally Created by: Shelley
Record added: May 27, 2009
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