Joshua Crosby

6 April 1783–22 June 1877 (Age 94)
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Joshua Crosby was born on 6 April 1783, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Lemuel Crosby Jr., was 25 and his mother, Emma Mattingly, was 20. He married Hannah Corning Cann in 1807, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 June 1877, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Crosby
Hannah Corning Cann
Marriage: 1807
Hannah Cann Crosby
Elizabeth Glenwood "Eliza" Crosby
John Knowles Crosby I
Obed Crosby
Frances Crosby
John Crosby
Jesse Wentworth Crosby Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1807Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 3
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 4
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    Age 25
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + ‘farm, settlement’ in Lancashire, Cumberland, Westmorland, North Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire.Irish: surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Mac an Chrosáin (see McCrossen ).History: The surname of the Irish family of Crosbie is ultimately derived from providing the chief bards to the O’Mores, Chiefs of Leix: crosán means ‘bard’ or ‘satirist’. Pádraic Mac Crosáin or Mac An Chrosáin took the Anglicized name Patrick Crosbie c. 1583.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Lorenzo Brown

    Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah Brown, Lorenzo (son of Benjamin Brown and Sarah Mumford), Born Feb. 2, 1823, Chautauqua, N.Y. Married Frances Crosby March 24, 1844, Nauvoo, Ill. (daughter of J …

    Sources (24)

    • Joshua Crosby, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Josiah Crosby, "Nova Scotia Census, 1861"
    • Joshua Crosby in entry for Deloss York and Ella J. Crosby, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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