Joseph Crowell

from 31 December 1830 to 1 January 1834–

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Crowell was born from 31 December 1830 to 1 January 1834, in Sweden, his father, Gross Crowell, was 35 and his mother, Deborah Studley, was 32. He married Polly Foster Doane before 1865, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Crowell
Polly Foster Doane
Marriage: before 1865
Charles Frederick Crowell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1865Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Göta Canal opened.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a lost place called Crowell in Spofforth (Yorkshire), or from a place in Oxfordshire named Crowell, from Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’.Americanized form of German Grauel .Americanized form of Dutch Krouwel or Crouwel: from Middle Dutch crauwel ‘trident hook, claw’, a metonymic occupational name for someone using this kind of tool, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn named In de Crouwel (‘In the Trident Hook’), with such a device depicted on the signboard.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Joseph Crowell, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
    • Joseph Crowell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Crowell in entry for Charles F. Crowell and Lillian Bloomer, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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