When David Crosby Jr was born on 6 September 1737, in Harwich, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Crosby, was 28 and his mother, Reliance Hopkins, was 27. He married Bethiah Paddock about 1757, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dutchess, New York, United States in 1790 and Southeast, Dutchess, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 November 1816, in Putnam, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Southeast, Putnam, New York, United States.
English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + bȳ ‘farm, settlement’ in Lancashire, Cumberland, Westmorland, North Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire.
Irish: surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Mac an Chrosáin (see McCrossen ).
History: The surname of the Irish family of Crosbie is ultimately derived from providing the chief bards to the O’Mores, Chiefs of Leix: crosán means ‘bard’ or ‘satirist’. Pádraic Mac Crosáin or Mac An Chrosáin took the Anglicized name Patrick Crosbie c. 1583.
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