Joshua Norcross

13 January 1720–3 November 1785 (Age 65)
New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Norcross was born on 13 January 1720, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, William H Norcross, was 21 and his mother, Rebecca Petty, was 19. He married Jane Stratton on 4 April 1754, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 3 November 1785, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Norcross
1720–1785
Jane Stratton
1733–1766
Marriage: 4 April 1754
John Norcross
1755–1855
John Norcross
1755–
Joseph Norcross
1757–1805
Benjamin Norcross
1759–1785
James Norcross
1760–1761
Ann Norcross
1762–1785
Rebecca Norcross
1764–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 April 1754
New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America
children

(7)

    John Norcross

    Male1755–1855Male

    John Norcross

    Male1755–Male

    Male1757–1805Male

    Benjamin Norcross

    Male1759–1785Male

    James Norcross

    Male1760–1761Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William H Norcross

    Male1698–1763Male

    Rebecca Petty

    Female1700–1777Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1775

Age 55

"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."
1776

Age 56

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

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place near Blackpool, so named from Old English norð ‘north’ + cros ‘cross’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Norcross, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Joshua Norcross, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Joshua Norcross, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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