James was born about 1801 in Scotland, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Janet McKenzie. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their four known children were James (1832-?), Catherine (c1836-?), Jean (c1836-?) and Janet (c1839-?).
!Source: ancestry.com/ 1841 Scotland Census
Name: James Croom
Estimated birth year: abt 1801
Where born: Scotland
Civil Parish: Dundee
Occupation: Black Smith
Parish Number: 282
James Croom 40, head, abt 1801, Scotland <<<<
Jannet Mckinzey 30, wife, abt 1811, Scotland
James Croom 7, son, abt 1834, Angus, Scotland
Catherine Croom 5, daughter, abt 1836, Angus, Scotland
Jean Croom 5, daughter, abt 1836, Angus, Scotland
Jannet Croom 2, daughter, abt 1839, Angus, Scotland