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Robert Crossman (1621 - 1692)

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Robert [uncertain] Crossman
Born in St Andrews, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 24 May 1652 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 1688 in Tauntonmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 15 Jun 2018 | Created 31 Mar 2011
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Robert Crossman migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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He was born or christened 1 NOV 1632 in Saint Andrews, Devonshire, England.[citation needed]

He married 25 May 1652 in Dedham, Massachusetts Sarah Kingsbury.

He was known as "the Drum Maker of New England" of Dedham, removed to Taunton 1654, where he was largely employed in making and repairing of arms. Assisted in building the ancient iron works of Taunton. He fitted out with guns and drum, the soldiers in Capt. Samuel Gallop's Co. for the Canada expedition under Sir William Phipps in 1690.[citation needed]

He died 27 OCT 1692 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, age 59 or 70.

Children included:

  1. John Crossman
  2. Robert Crossman
  3. Joseph Crossman
  4. Samuel Crossman
  5. Thomas Crossman
  6. Nathaniel, b 7 Aug 1660, d 8 Mar 1675/76 in Wrentham MA,
  7. Eleazar, b 16 Mar 1662/3, d 26 OCT 1667, Taunton MA,
  8. several daughters[1]


  1. Robert Owen Crossman, A Genealogy of the Crossman Family: Descendants of John and Robert Crossman of Taunton, Massachusetts, Dallas: SMU Press, 1977.

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On 15 Jun 2018 at 02:50 GMT Anne B wrote:

A Robert Crossman was bpt. 01 Nov 1632, SAINT ANDREW, PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ENGLAND

Problem: He was son of Thomas Crosman "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Robert Crosman, 01 Nov 1632); citing SAINT ANDREW, PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0896648 IT 2.

Perhaps both dates are incorrect. Just to add interest Find a grave has 1 Nov 1622

The info was edited a long time ago, probably with one of the merges.

On 13 Jun 2018 at 02:07 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Can't find when it was. Neither has a source. Do you have source, Lloyd ?

On 12 Jun 2018 at 23:37 GMT Lloyd Crossman wrote:

birth date is incorrect. I dont understand why this info was edited,

Rejected matches › Richard Crosman (1555-1643)

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