Jabez Crosby

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

The Life Summary 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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Jabez Crosby
Mary Hamilton
Marriage: 16 June 1757
Nathan Crosby
Amos Crosby
Abgail Crosby
Oliver Crosby
Mary Crosby
Aaron Crosby
Aron Crosby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1757
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    World Events (4)

    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

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + ‘farm, settlement’ in Lancashire, Cumberland, Westmorland, North Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire.Irish: surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Mac an Chrosáin (see McCrossen ).History: The surname of the Irish family of Crosbie is ultimately derived from providing the chief bards to the O’Mores, Chiefs of Leix: crosán means ‘bard’ or ‘satirist’. Pádraic Mac Crosáin or Mac An Chrosáin took the Anglicized name Patrick Crosbie c. 1583.

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

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    Sources (11)

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

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