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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Simon or Simeon CROSBY in 1700's
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 08:21:26 -0400
Since I'm working on this Simon or Simeon CROSBY in 1700's MA, I'd like to
say that I have the "Simon CROSBY book." And, if anyone wants a tidbit of
information from the book, I will try to find it. However, there is
information on Simon's ancestors, and there is information on Simon's
father, brothers, and cousin, somewhat. But, she concentrates on Simon,
the son, in Billerica. and beyond that, she concentrates on this Simon's
As you can probably assume, Simon was a popular first name for the CROSBY
descendants. And, thinking about the 1700's, from the Billerica book,
Simon, b1637 (1) (son of patriarch who died in 1639) married Rachel
Simon, b1663 (2) married Hannah EVERETT (?)
Simon, b1689 (6) married 1) Rachel KETTLE and 2) Abigail KIDDER
(Children are from Abigail)
Simon, b1741 (19), son of Solomon (son of Simon,2) married Dorothy FARMER
As for Simon's not having further information, there is:
Simon, b1749, son of Francis, who died within days of birth. (Francis'
wife, Sarah RICHARDSON)
Simon, b1769, son of Simon (19), and this family seems to have moved to
Andover ~1773, and there was another Simon, b1814 in Andover.
SON, b1761, son of Jessaniah; some people on-line think this son was a
** As I'm still looking for the parents of the Simeon CROSBY who married
Lydia Harrington FROST in Cambridge in 1787, I looked in the CROSBY book
again, and noticed that Rev. Thomas CROSBY, and his wife, Sarah FITCH (?) in
Eastham, had 12 children, and had a son, Simon CROSBY, b1665.
I don't see any further information on this Simon.
Reminder that the Simon CROSBY, b1758 in Shrewsbury (?), was reportedly son
of Samuel CROSBY and Azubah HOWE of Billerica.
Note: I printed out a page from a "history of Cambridge" and it has
mention of Thomas CROSBY, father, of Simon, the patriarch. (Thomas also
came to the Colony, but is hardly talked about.) And, it mentions his 3
sons, Rev. Thomas in Eastham, Simon who went to Billerica, and Joseph who
settled in Braintree. (And, their cousin, Anthony, who was adopted by his
grandfather, was in Rowley with his grandfather.) Under Rev. Thomas
CROSBY it says, of his many children were "triplets" born in 1678.
Since I'm not finding a Simon or Simeon CROSBY born in 1760's timeframe who
came from a Billerica family and went to Cambridge, I am looking for a
Simon or Simeon who was born to a descendant of the Eastham, Braintree, or
Rowley families. And, perhaps there was a Simon descendant of Simon,
b1665, in Eastham (or Cape Cod families).
As far as Census data goes, HeritageQuest has: The 1790 Census has
Simeon CROSBY in Cambridge, and he is there in 1800 and 1810, but not in
1820. And, it has Simon CROSBY in 1790 in Andover, and there in 1800 and
1810. In 1820, there is a Simon in Andover and a Simon in Cambridge.
1860 still shows Simon's in Andover.
A researcher on-line has Lydia H. (FROST) CROSBY dying in 1813 in Arlington
(which was the Town of West Cambridge at the time). Since I don't know
which Simeon or Simon CROSBY I am descended from, I don't know when he
died. My sister has Lydia's husband dying in 1818 in Cambridge. BUT,
she has him as the Simon born in Shrewsbury, and he went to NH. BUT, if
the Simon dying in Cambridge in 1818 was Lydia's husband, then who was the
Simon in Cambridge in 1820 ?
To finish up, if 1790 Census shows the Simeon CROSBY in Cambridge having 2
males "under 16" living with him, could he have had 2 sons born there in
the 1787 to 1790 timeframe ? And, could one of them had been a Simon ?
And, we only know of a son, John CROSBY, b1796 or 1797 in Cambridge, or
West Cambridge, or Arlington. (who grew up to marry Mary BUCKNAM)
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
FYI: The researchers at the WorldConnect Project have the marriage of
Simeon and Lydia (FROST) CROSBY mentioning in these books: "Descendants
of Edmund FROST (1593-1672)" and "Genealogy of the SPARHAWK Family of New
England" and "CUTTER Family of New England" ... but very little, to almost
nothing about their children.
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