Jabez Crosby

7 February 1735–27 March 1803 (Age 68)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jabez

When Jabez Crosby was born on 7 February 1735, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Crosby, was 36 and his mother, Dorothy Brown, was 31. He married Mary Hamilton on 16 June 1757, in Brookfield, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 27 March 1803, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jabez Crosby
1735–1803
Mary Hamilton
1734–1797
Marriage: 16 June 1757
Nathan Crosby
1759–
Amos Crosby
1761–1836
Abgail Crosby
1764–1816
Oliver Crosby
1766–1818
Mary Crosby
1769–
Aaron Crosby
1772–1773
Aron Crosby
1774–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 June 1757
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 52

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland and northern England that are named with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Scottish and English surname (see 1 above) adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin ( see McCrossen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jabez Crosbey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jabez Crosby, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jabez Crosbey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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