Elizabeth J. Cann

Female13 June 1817–3 March 1903

Brief Life History of Elizabeth J.

When Elizabeth J. Cann was born on 13 June 1817, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Cann Jr., was 20 and her mother, Martha Perry, was 19. She married Ebenezer Crosby on 28 January 1841, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 3 March 1903, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in South Ohio, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Crosby
Elizabeth J. Cann
Marriage: 28 January 1841
Maria Ellen Crosby
John Knowles Crosby
Martha Cann Crosby
Miriam Crosby
Wallace Crosby
Rebecca Frances Crosby
Gilbert Reed Crosby
Jacob Henry Crosby
Lewis Arthur Crosby
Forman Ashton Crosby
Caroline Augusta Crosby
Carrie Osgood Crosby
Annie Wilson Crosby

Sources (38)

  • Elizabeth Caun in entry for Annie Crosby, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Elizbth in entry for Albert H Clements, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Elizabeth Cann in entry for Carrie Augusta Clements, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1841Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 6

    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List


    Age 29

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can, cup’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England. Alternatively, from Middle English canne ‘can, vessel’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name denoting a maker of vessels for holding liquids.

    Irish: shortened form of McCann .

    Americanized form of German Kann and Kahn .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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