Lucy Crossett

about 1812–26 July 1901 (Age 89)
Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Crossett was born about 1812, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel Crossett, was 26 and her mother, Lucy Forbes, was 26. She married Joel Ware on 17 October 1837, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Scio, Allegany, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 26 July 1901, in Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo Township, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Ware
Lucy Crossett
Marriage: 17 October 1837
Robert Crossett Ware
Myra O. Ware
Lucy Louisa Ware
Merrit E. Ware
Alice Ware

Spouse and Children

    Joel Ware



17 October 1837
New Hampshire, United States


    Robert Crossett Ware


    Myra O. Ware


    Lucy Louisa Ware


    Merrit E. Ware


    Alice Ware


Parents and Siblings


    Lucy Forbes




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World Events (8)


Age 0

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 15

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: of uncertain derivation; perhaps from Gaelic crosaid ‘little cross’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lucy Ware in household of Joel Ware, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Lucy Crossett, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Lucy C. Ware, "Find A Grave Index"

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