Francis B McCroskey

Male16 October 1837–6 April 1877

Brief Life History of Francis B

When Francis B McCroskey was born on 16 October 1837, in Virginia, United States, his father, James Madison McCroskey, was 27 and his mother, Rachel Gibson, was 25. He married Mary A Sanders in 1860. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Wilson Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 6 April 1877, in Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Patterson Cemetery, Wilson Township, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Francis B McCroskey
Mary A Sanders
Marriage: 1860
Sarah E. McCroskey
Emma McCroskey
Cynthia Ann McCroskey
Elijah David Mccroskey
Mary F. McCroskey
John Wesley McCroskey
Maggie S. McCroskey

Sources (9)

  • F B McCroskey, "Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933"
  • F. B. McClosky, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Francis B McCroskey, "Find A Grave Index"

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    World Events (6)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 7

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 9

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

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 24

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: metathesized Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cosgraich ‘son of Coscrach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’, ‘triumphant’ from coscur ‘victory, triumph’. Compare Irish Cosgrove .

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

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