Elizabeth J. Cann

13 June 1817–3 March 1903 (Age 85)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth J.

When Elizabeth J. Cann was born on 13 June 1817, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Cann 1st, 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 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

Spouse and Children

28 January 1841
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


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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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

1 Reduced form of Irish McCann .2 English: habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England.3 Americanized spelling of Kann or Kahn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Joseph A Ellis, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Elizth in entry for Jacob Crosly, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Elizabeth Cann in entry for Richard Cook Patten, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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