Leah Shinn

Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Leah

When Leah Shinn was born in 1741, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Stockton Shinn, was 46 and her mother, Abigail Urie, was 22. She married John Crozine in 1758, in North Carolina, United States. She died in Cold Water, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States.

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John Crozine
Leah Shinn
Marriage: 1758

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    John Crozine



North Carolina, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 34

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 62

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner , from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

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

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