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From: Ms Betty Fredericks <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] John S. CROSBY of Civil War Age
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 05:23:20 -0700 (PDT)
I don't think I've mentioned the large CROSBY (market) farm in Arlington for a while. The ancestor on my tree from early 1700's was Simeon CROSBY, born 1761 Billerica. There is discussion among researchers about Simeon's parents, and then Simeon's children. I have an .educated guess. that Simeon's father was Jessaniah CROSBY in Billerica. One book has Simeon and Lydia H. (FROST) CROSBY with several children, but most think they had only one child, John CROSBY, b1797. John married Mary BUCKNAM and most think they only had 4 daughters, but they had a 5th child, a son, John S. CROSBY.
CROSBY, JOHN S (1860 U.S. Census)
MASSACHUSETTS , MIDDLESEX, BELMONT
Age: 31, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: MA
Series: M653 Roll: 510 Page: 437
If I'm remembering correctly, that was John Spencer CROSBY, and he is the one who became the owner of the CROSBY Farm in Arlington.
By the way, I just checked on-line and Belmont was inc. in 1859, so the 1860 census had the residents just becoming part of Belmont. And, West Cambridge (not Cambridge) was inc. in 1807, and Arlington was inc. in 1867. So, residents in 1860 were listed as in West Cambridge - if done correctly. And, around 1840, the area was South Woburn, and in 1850 the Town of Winchester was inc. So, the 1860 census would have mentioned Winchester. (As was mentioned in reports, the large HUTCHINSON Farm was in Charlestown, then Woburn, then Winchester.)
John S. CROSBY had 2 wives, Adeline FROST, then Sarah BLAKE, and had children with both. It was John's sister, Eliza CROSBY, who married my ancestor, Jacob HUTCHINSON, and lived up the hill on the HUTCHFINSON Farm. It was probably the 1860's when John became the owner of the CROSBY Farm in Arlington. So, in 1862, would he have signed up to fight in the Civil War? ... Would men in their 30's or 40's who owned very large farms have decided not to fight in the War?
This family .summered. in Bethel, Maine, and a descendant lives there. This is a report he wrote:
(Just a note that some researchers have the wrong father for Simeon CROSBY, b1761 Billerica.)
I just rechecked John's Index for Civil War soldiers and no CROSBY of Belmont or West Cambridge is mentioned.
Just an FYI for you.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
(on Lists and Boards for 10 yrs.; now an Admin for 9 Lists and 3 Boards)
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