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Robert Crossman (1740 - abt. 1780)

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Robert Crossman
Born in Taunton, Bristol Co., Province of Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 1775 [location unknown]
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Died about in Hillsborough, Albert Co., New Brunswickmap [uncertain]
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Robert was born in 1740. He passed away in 1780.


CROSSMAN: Robert Crossman b. c1740, died after 1778: served in the British military: married Suzanne Govang: came to NB by 1775: settled in Hillsborough Parish, Albert County: Children: 1) Elijah Crossman: 2) Delilah Crossman: 3) Robert Crossman born 1778, died after 1851, m. Mary Geldart b. c1784, d. after 1851: settled near Stoney Creek, Coverdale Parish, Albert County: had twelve children: 4) John Crossman. [1]

  1. Source: MC2966 Norman Dixon fonds, Crossman family, binder 18B1, 8 pgs: widow Crossman m. (2nd) Charles Smith s/o James Smith of Londonderry, Ireland and Hillsborough, NB: m. (3rd) William Wallace of Coverdale, NB.
  • Census reports, personal research.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch
  • Served in the British Military: Robert was part of Danks' Rangers. Danks' Rangers was a ranger unit raised in colonial North America and led by Captain Benoni Danks (ca. 1716-1776). The unit was recruited in early 1756, during the early stages of the Seven Years' War / French and Indian War, from among men serving in two then-disbanding New England provincial battalions stationed in Nova Scotia. Raised to help protect the British garrison on the Isthmus of Chignecto and secure the area after the siege of Fort Beauséjour, their principal foes were Acadians resisting removal from the region and Mi'kmaq Indians resisting British authority. Their primary area of operations was the northwestern portion of Nova Scotia and the north and eastern parts of what would later become New Brunswick. They took part in a number of important campaigns during the war, particularly the landing at Louisburg in 1758, and the Siege of Quebec in 1759.

As a result of his service, Robert got a land grant in present day New Brunswick.

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