Sunday, May 15, 2011

John Crossley 1765-1805

John Crossley
son of
Birth 1765 in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States 
Death 1805 in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States 
daughter of

George 1784 - 
James Crossley 1779-1830 M. Christina Sidler

"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 an possibly spent his life there.  He married and had 3 sons: Joseph, George, and James.  In his late years, Joseph was a farmer in Valley Township."


I found this on an message board - there is no verification, and it actually adds a little more confusions..   

"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

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