Sunday, May 15, 2011

James Crossley 1779-1830

Heather's Maternal 5th great grandfather



James Crossley
son of John   Crossley
Born 3 Jul 1779 Northampton County, Pa
Death 14 Jan 1830 in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States 
married 1799
Christianna Sidler
Daughter of
Born 6 Aug 1784 in Columbia County, , Pennsylvania, USA 
Death 13 Aug 1850 in Hemlock, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA 


Children:
Joseph H. Crossley 1800–1889 M. Mary Snyder
George Crossley 1804–1874 M. Leah Welliver
James Crossley 1807–1846
John Crossley 1808–1880 M. Margaret Stettler
Jane Crossley 1813–1898 "married in the west"
William Thomas Crosley 1816–1898 M. Mary Flick
Maria Catherine Crossley 1819–1872 m. David Gibson
Rachel Crossley 1820–1870 m. George Walter
Charles Crossley 1823–1870 m. Martha Leidy
Hannah Crossley 1827–1859 M. Smith "moved to Iowa"
David Crossley 1828–1898 M. Rachel Bright


1779 - James Crossley was born 
"He was born in Danville & Attended school there" - Annals of Columbia & Montour Counties
Source - Tombstone

Residence:
"For some time he lived with his brother Joseph on the latters farm in Valley twp, and farming was his business throughout life."

So we know he had a brother named Joseph.

According to Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties - Jame's father was John.

DANIEL F. CROSSLEY, a retired merchant and justice of the peace, residing in West Hemlock township, Montour county, was born May 3, 1884, in that township, a son of William T. Crossley, grandson of James Crossley, and great-grandson of John Crossley.
John Crossley, the great-grandfather, came to what is now Montour county with his brother, George Crossley, from Berks county, Pa. He settled first in Danville and possibly spent his life there. He married and had three sons: Joseph, George and James. In his later years Joseph was a farmer in Valley township.
James Crossley, the grandfather of Daniel Flick Crossley, was born in Danville and attended school there. For some time he lived with his brother Joseph on the latter's farm in Valley township, and farming was his business throughout life. He died in 1830, about the time the Presbyterian Church was built in West Hemlock township, and was buried in Columbia cemetery. He married Christianna Sidler, who was born in Columbia county, and they had the following children: Joseph, who moved to Tiffin, Ohio; George, born 1804, died 1874, who married Leah Welliver; John, who married Margaret Stettler; James; William T., who married Mary Flick; Rachel, wife of George Walter; Catherine, who married David Gibson and lived at Benton; Jane, who married in the West; Hannah, who became Mrs. Smith and moved to Iowa; David, who married Rachel Bright; and Charles, who married Martha Leidy.


1784 - Christianna Sidler was born
Her parents are thought to be Jacob & Mary Elizabeth Sidler, but I have no proof or source for that as of yet.

1799 - James Crossley married Christianna Sidler

1800 - Son Joseph H. Crossley is born
December 16 1800 - Jan 2 1889
He married Mary Ann Snyder, they moved to Ohio



1816- Son William Crossly is Born
The Danville Morning News 
(Danville, Pennsylvania)

11 Nov 1898, Fri  • Page 4

1819 - Daughter Mary Crossley is Born
"Mary was the daughter of James Crossley (1779-1830) - one of the first Crossleys to the area. He had 13 children, she looks to be about the 5th child. James was born in Northampton Co., PA and came to the then Northumberland Co. area around 1805. Columbia Co. was formed from Northumberland Co. in 1813. Montour Co. wasn't formed from Columbia Co. until 1850. James' will is on file in the Montour Co. courthouse listing Mary and his other heirs. James is buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery -  he was married to Christianna Sidler." - source: online message board

1828 - son David Crossley is Born


1830 James Died
14 Jan 1830
Source - Tombstone

Buried - Columbia Hill, Montour County PA
Name: James Crossley
Birth Date: 3 Jul 1779
Age at Death: 50
Death Date: 14 Jan 1830
Burial Place: Columbia Hill, Montour County, Pennsylvania, USA
Source - Find A Grave Entry



James Will is on file at Montour Co Court House.

Research:


Genealogy from the Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties


John Crossley (came to Montour Co w/ brother George, from Berks Co)
his James married Christianna Sidler
James son George married Leah Welliver
George's son Jacob married Annie?
Jacob's daughter Lydia married Isaac Confer


DANIEL F. CROSSLEY, a retired merchant and justice of the peace, residing in West Hemlock township, Montour county, was born May 3, 1884, in that township, a son of William T. Crossley, grandson of James Crossley, and great-grandson of John Crossley.
John Crossley, the great-grandfather, came to what is now Montour county with his brother, George Crossley, from Berks county, Pa. He settled first in Danville and possibly spent his life there. He married and had three sons: Joseph, George and James. In his later years Joseph was a farmer in Valley township.
James Crossley, the grandfather of Daniel Flick Crossley, was born in Danville and attended school there. For some time he lived with his brother Joseph on the latter's farm in Valley township, and farming was his business throughout life. He died in 1830, about the time the Presbyterian Church was built in West Hemlock township, and was buried in Columbia cemetery. He married Christianna Sidler, who was born in Columbia county, and they had the following children: Joseph, who moved to Tiffin, Ohio; George, born 1804, died 1874, who married Leah Welliver; John, who married Margaret Stettler; James; William T., who married Mary Flick; Rachel, wife of George Walter; Catherine, who married David Gibson and lived at Benton; Jane, who married in the West; Hannah, who became Mrs. Smith and moved to Iowa; David, who married Rachel Bright; and Charles, who married Martha Leidy.

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IF William Crossley is the father of George and John Crossley, here is information on him - 
William Crossly married Martha Galphin, sister of George Galphin - 
"George Galphin wrote his will on April 5, 1776, providing for his family and many others, including David Holmes, the son of his sister, Margaret, and his trading partner until David's death at Pensacola in 1779, his sisters Judith Galphin, Margaret Holmes, Mrs. Young who was in Ireland, and Martha Crossley, the wife of William Crossley, to Timothy Barnard, and to all the "poor widows and fatherless children within 30 miles of my home", as well as to "all the orphan children I have raised, to the poor of Eneskilling and Armagh in Ireland, to John McQueen and his brother Alexander Galphin, and to Parson Seymour and his wife."



Name: Jane Mabell Crossley
Baptism Date: 21 Apr 1729
Parish: St Dunstan and All Saints
County: Middlesex
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Parent(s): Wm Crossley,
Martha Crossley
Record Type: Christening


Unverified -

NAME: 
William Crossley
BIRTH: 
1 Jun 1728 - Antrim, Antrim, Ireland (Northern Ireland)
DEATH: 
25 Sep 1787 - Augusta, Columbia, Georgia, United States
SPOUSE: 
Martha Galphin

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