Justus Thorn Crosby Maj.

Maleabout 1837–28 October 1870

Brief Life History of Justus Thorn

When Justus Thorn Crosby Maj. was born about 1837, in New York, United States, his father, Thomas Crosby, was 30 and his mother, Caroline C. Carman, was 26. He lived in Southeast, Putnam, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 28 October 1870, in Brewster, Putnam, New York, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Milltown Cemetery, Brewster, Putnam, New York, United States.

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Justus Thorn Crosby Maj.

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  • Justice P Crosbey in household of Thomas Crosbey, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (5)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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