David Harland Crosby

28 October 1837–28 November 1903 (Age 66)
Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of David Harland

When David Harland Crosby was born on 28 October 1837, in Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Barnes Crosby, was 32 and his mother, Marial Thompson, was 29. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1860. He died on 28 November 1903, in Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in St John, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Barnes Crosby
Marial Thompson
William Harvey Crosby
David Harland Crosby
Emily Marial Crosby

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 13
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
Age 26
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Story Highlight

David Harlan Crosby (28 October 1837 – 28 November 1903)

Son of Marial Thompson and David Barnes Crosby. Marial Thompson is also the mother of Nephi Draper, which is David Harlans Crosby's half brother. David never married. Marial and Nephi are also buried …

Sources (4)

  • David H Crosby in household of Wm H Crosby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Crosby in household of Maria Crosby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Harland Crosby, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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