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
1815–1898
Elizabeth J. Cann
1817–1903
Marriage: 28 January 1841
Maria Ellen Crosby
1842–1930
John Knowles Crosby
1843–1912
Martha Crosby
1844–1879
Miriam Crosby
1846–1906
Wallace Crosby
1848–1870
Rebecca Frances Crosby
1850–1897
Gilbert Reed Crosby
1852–1921
Jacob Henry Crosby
1854–1947
Lewis Arthur Crosby
1856–1918
Forman Ashton Crosby
1859–1947
Caroline Augusta Crosby
1861–
Carrie Osgood Crosby
1865–
Annie Wilson Crosby
1867–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 January 1841
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Parents and Siblings

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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.
1846

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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