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Joseph Crossman Jr. (1690 - 1776)

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Joseph Crossman Jr.
Born in Taunton, Bristol, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 8 Mar 1716 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Aug 1752 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Died in Easton, Bristol, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Joseph was born in 1690. He is the son of Joseph Crossman and Sarah Alden. He passed away in 1776. [1]

Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts

  • From John Maltby:

Elizabeth (Leonard) Washburn remarried to Joseph Crossman Jr., of Easton, MA, son of Joseph and Sarah (Alden) Crossman, of Taunton,[2] as his second wife, on 20 Aug. 1752 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born ca. 1689,[4] a grandson of Robert and Sarah (Kingsbury) Crossman,[5] and of Joseph and Mary (Simmons) Alden,[6] and had married first to Deborah Pratt, daughter of Thomas and Deborah (Lovell) Pratt, of Easton, on 8 Mar. 1716.[7] Deborah (Pratt) Crossman had died on 4 May 1731 in Easton.[8]

Joseph Crossman Jr. was chosen as Elder of the Church of Christ in Easton in 1747, and was also the town Treasurer. He was a Corporal in the town Militia in 1757, and lived in the north part of town. He died on 14 Mar. 1776 in Easton, aged 86 years,[9] but no probate records were found for him in Bristol Co., MA, and Elizabeth (Leonard) (Washburn) Crossman died on 14 Oct. 1782 in Bridgewater, aged 80 years, and was buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[10]

Joseph Crossman Jr. had at least 7 children by Deborah Pratt, and possibly 9, order uncertain:
  • Eleazer Crossman, born on 24 Feb. 1717 in Easton,[55] marriage not found. He was not found in the 1790 federal census in Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Crossman 3rd, a twin, born on 5 Sept. 1718 in Easton, married 1.) Mary Cary, his first cousin, daughter of Deacon Recompense and Mary (Crossman) Cary, of Bridgewater, on 18 Feb. 1747 in Bridgewater. She was a granddaughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Allen) Cary, and of Joseph and Sarah (Alden) Crossman. She died by 1756, and he remarried to 2.) Margaret Turner, daughter of William and Eleanor (Whitman) Turner, on 26 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater. He supposedly also died on 9 Feb. 1775 in Easton, the same date his father died.
  • William Crossman, a twin, born on 5 Sept. 1718 in Easton, marriage not found.
  • Daniel Crossman, born on 30 Oct. 1720 in Easton, probably died young.
  • James Crossman, a twin, born on 20 July 1721 in Easton, marriage not found.
  • Sarah Crossman, a twin, born on 20 July 1721 in Easton, supposedly married Ebenezer Harring, of Dedham, MA, on 24 June 1770 in Easton, however she was not mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Pratt, in 1736, so it may have been a different Sarah Crossman who married Ebenezer Harring.
  • Deborah Crossman, born on 13 Mar. 1728 in Easton, married David Lincoln, of Norton, MA, son of Samuel and Hannah Lincoln, on 1 Nov. 1750 in Easton. She died on 11 Mar. 1805 in Norton, aged 77 years.

669 viii (Possibly) Abigail Crossman

670 ix (Possibly) Mary5 Crossman, who supposedly married a Seth Pratt. A Seth Pratt family was living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[88] but this was probably the family of Seth and Mindwell Pratt who had children born in Easton from 1775 to 1782.[89]


  1. Entered by Stanley Wood, Nov 11, 2012
  2. Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126: marriage of Joseph Crossman and Sarah Alden on 24 Nov. 1685 in Taunton.
  3. Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.
  4. Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 1], p. 325, calculated from his age at death.
  5. Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 194; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 96.
  6. MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 37-39; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 8.
  7. MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 325, taken from Crossman, Robert Owen, A Genealogy of the Crossman Family, Descendants of John and Robert Crossman of Taunton, Massachusetts, 1977, p. 17-18, who found the marriage record at the Old Colony Historical Society, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Easton.
  8. “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 25.
  9. MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 325, taken from Chaffin, William L., History of the Town of Easton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, MA, 1886, reprinted in 1975, p. 48.
  10. Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 456, from a record of burials kept by Lt. John Washburn of South Bridgewater. Her gravestone apparently has the year as 1783 instead of 1782.

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