Sytha Solena Crosby

27 November 1817–25 October 1881 (Age 63)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Sytha Solena

When Sytha Solena Crosby was born on 27 November 1817, in Knox, Indiana, United States, her father, John Jeter Crosby, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Glenn Coleman, was 32. She married William Harvey Lay on 18 December 1841, in Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 25 October 1881, in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harvey Lay
Sytha Solena Crosby
Marriage: 18 December 1841
Rhoda Elizabeth Lay
Susan Ann Lay
John Taylor Lay
Martha Lay
Mary Elizabeth Lay
Joseph Coleman Lay
Nancy Solena Lay
Emma Jane Lay
Sarah Crosby Lay
William Vincent Lay
Daniel Thomas Lay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1841Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 8
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 19
    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

    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

    The Crosby's, Westward from Mississippi

    The Crosby’s, Westward from Mississippi Elizabeth Coleman Crosby, born 12 March 1785, was the daughter of Joseph Coleman, who was a Revolutionary War soldier. She was the wife of John Jeter Crosby a …

    Sources (15)

    • Sytha Lay in household of Wm H Lay, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Scytha Crosby in entry for William W. Lay, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Sytha Lay in household of William Lay, "United States Census, 1850"

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