Marie Crossman has a copy of court record where is appears his mother the widow Lucy Crossman gave him to another couple to raise for a sum of $500 in 1817. On April 20, 1830, Joseph, jr. was then given the Crossman name back according to court records. She also has a letter written to Joseph Jr. from his half-nephew Joseph Newton Pierpont saying they were related. She has the original Bibles from Joseph Jr.
This person was created through the import of Stephens Family History 03302011.GED on 31 March 2011.