"The family is the association established by nature for the supply of man's everyday wants." - Aristotle


The purpose of the Cromartie Family Association is to provide education about the lives, times, heritage, history and early migration patterns of the Cromartie Family and other people settling the area in and around Bladen County, North Carolina during the 18th Century. The Association serves to strengthen a bond of kinship among Cromarties and other families interested in the history and heritage of Bladen County and the preservation of the history of the Cromartie and other early settlers' contributions to both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The CFA sponsors related activities, informative lectures, events, and historical tours in an inclusive and sharing atmosphere. Members of the Cromartie Family foster continuing research documenting past history and genealogy so that present generations will have a template for those members to come in the future.

Membership in the Cromartie Family Association is open to all persons related to the family of Scotsman, William Cromartie who left Orkney in his early 20's and and settled up the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, North Carolina in 1750 and anyone else interested in the perpetuation of the Association’s purpose. Both Cromartie family and non-family persons are eligible for membership.

Annual Membership - $20.00 per family*

Lifetime Membership - $50.00 per individual

* including children under18 years

If your submitting your membership electronically, please mail your membership fee check made payable to the Cromartie Family Assication Inc. at:

Cromartie Family Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 7793
Wilmington, NC 28406