Sunday, May 15, 2011
John Crossley 1765-1805
Birth 1765 in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death 1805 in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth 1757 Death 1830
According to the Historical Annals of Columbia County, they are the parents of
I found this on an ancestry.com message board - there is no verification, and it actually adds a little more confusions.. was John married to Rachel, or was his brother George married to her? I have no idea. As of 5/11/2011, this is where I am "stuck" on this line.
"I believe the George Sr. you refer to was born 8/14/1784, son of another George Crossley. The older George Crossley, b. about 1755 was married to Rachel Thomas and had several sons. Your George Sr. stopped briefly in Columbia Co., PA (listed in 1808 Mahoning Twp., tax assessment close to a couple of his brothers, Joseph and James) on his way to Ohio. The elder George Crossley purchased 193 acres of land that had been confiscated from William Thomas (George's father-in-law) who was a traitor during Rev. War. The elder George also served in the Revolutionary War from Northampton Co. The land was on Lizard Creek, Penn Twp., Northampton Co. This information is in the Pennsylvania Archives. As close as can be determined, the elder George had 7 sons and 2 daughters, although proof of this is more conjecture than fact. James and Joseph, 2 of his sons, spent their entire adult lives in Columbia Co. I believe Ezekial, 1795-1870? is also one of his sons and he came to Columbia Co. in 1822. John and Jacob, two other sons, were in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co. in tax records and census in 1820. John came to Col. Co. before moving on. "
I found the record of the land, and the treason, in the Colonial Records page 14_642
Colonial records of Pennsylvania
I don't have any idea what George this is - just compiling all of my notes in one place.
Name: George Crassley
Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 1
Number of Free White Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 4