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Stephen Crosby (1734 - 1776)

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Capt.. Stephen Crosby
Born in Killingly, Windham, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 16 Feb 1755 in Killingly, Connecticut, British Americamap
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Died in New Yorkmap
Profile last modified 12 Mar 2019 | Created 11 Jun 2013
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Capt.. Stephen Crosby served Continental Army during the American Revolution
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Biography

Captain Stephen Crosby was b. in Thompson, Connecticut, 5th January, 1734;[1] d. on the retreat from New York, 15th September, 1776;[2] Capt. Stephen Crosby was one of the most prominent men of his day in Thompson and represented his town in the Legislature of 1776 as Representative; at the first call of the Lexington Alarm he went out as Sergeant of Captain Elliott's Company, and in June, 1776, was commissioned Captain in Wadsworth's Brigade, 3d Regiment, Col. Comfort Sage. On the retreat through Harlem, General Putnam's Division suffered sorely, and Captain Crosby was one of those who died. His body was never sent home, but a monument is erected to his memory in the cemetery at West Thompson, Connecticut;[3][4] m. 16th February, 1755, Hannah Carroll dau. of John and Rebecca Carroll, b. 24th August, 1736, d. in Thompson, Connecticut 27th December, 1813, she m. (secondly) 8th May, 1783, Jacob Mascraft.[5]

Children

1. Elijah, b. 19th May, 1756;[6] d. 16th August, 1831; m. Celia Bates.

2. Sarah, b. 4th December, 1758; d. 24th December, 1758.[7]

3. Sybil, b. 8th March, 1760;[8] d. 5th April, 1829; m. Capt. William Russell,

4. Pearson, b. 14th February, 1763;[9] d. 19th September, 1829; m. Hannah Bates.

5. Betty, b. 16th October, 1765; d. 28th April, 1785; m. David White.

6. Hannah, b. 16th August, 1768; d. 8th July, 1843; married; Jothan Johnson.

7. Stephen, b. 9th October, 1772; d. 15th September, 1849, married Susanna Johnson.

8.. Sarah, b. 20th November, 1776; d. 22A December, 1854; m. Capt. Wyman Carroll.[10]

Sources

Colonial Families of the United States

Battle of Harlem Heights

Footnotes

  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74N-XLG : 11 February 2018), Stephen Crosby, 05 Jan 1733; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG2M-61J6 : 18 March 2018), Stephen Crosby, 26 Jun 1776; citing Military Service, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, Citing various published state rosters, United States; FHL microfilm 101711093.
  3. Find A Grave memorial 11570124
  4. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7VW-3Z4 : 10 February 2018), Stephen Crosby, 15 Sep 1776; citing Thompson, Connecticut, reference pg 90; FHL microfilm 3,365.
  5. https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=J1tlAAAAMAAJ&pg=GBS.PA170
  6. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74N-XL2 : 11 February 2018), Stephen Crosby in entry for Elijah Crosby, 19 May 1756; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  7. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7WZ-P4L : 11 February 2018), Stephen Crosby in entry for Sarah Crosby, 04 Dec 1758; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  8. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7WZ-P4V : 11 February 2018), Stephen Crosby in entry for Sibel Crosby, 08 Mar 1760; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  9. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74N-XLT : 11 February 2018), Stephen Crosby in entry for Pearson Crosby, 14 Jan 1763; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  10. https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=J1tlAAAAMAAJ&pg=GBS.PA170

Acknowledgments

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