Silas Dean Crossman

26 November 1807–27 April 1880 (Age 72)
Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Silas Dean

When Silas Dean Crossman was born on 26 November 1807, in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Ebenezer Crossman, was 39 and his mother, Polly Davis, was 35. He married Mary Eliza Howe on 14 July 1831, in Millerton, North East, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 27 April 1880, in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Dean Crossman
1807–1880
Mary Eliza Howe
1811–1895
Marriage: 14 July 1831
Mary D Crossman
1832–
Silas D Crossman
1834–
Eliza A Crossman
1834–1835
George D Crossman
1837–
Wallace D Crossman
1839–1859
Ellen E. Crossman
1840–1935
Marion B Crossman
1843–
Isabella G Crossman
1844–1846
Bruce Grey Crossman
1846–1917
Earl Chauncy Crossman
1848–1905
Arthur A. Crossman
1851–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 July 1831
Millerton, North East, Dutchess, New York, United States
children

(11)

    Mary D Crossman

    Female1832–Female

    Silas D Crossman

    Male1834–Male

    Eliza A Crossman

    Female1834–1835Female

    George D Crossman

    Male1837–Male

    Wallace D Crossman

    Male1839–1859Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Crossman

    Male1768–1835Male

    Polly Davis

    Female1772–1823Female

siblings

(6)

    Mercy Pratt Crossman

    Female1796–1871Female

    Ebenezer Crossman

    Male1800–1880Male

    Samuel Ebenezer Crossman

    Male1801–1874Male

    Male1807–1880Male

    Jacob Davis Crossman

    MaleMale

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone cross, from Old Norse kross ( see Cross 1) + Middle English man.2 Altered spelling of German Crossmann or Crössmann; the first may be a habitational name from any of several places called Crossen in Saxony, Brandenburg, and East Prussia, or derived from Grossmann . The second is possibly from Middle Low German krōs, krüs ‘pitcher’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for maker of these; alternatively it may be a metonymic occupational name for a butcher, from Middle High German kroese ‘tripe’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silas D Crossman, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Silas D Crossman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas D Crossman, "New York State Census, 1855"

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