Joseph Crosby was born 5 June 1669 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States to Simon Crosby (1637-1725) and Rachel Brackett (1639-1725) and died 1759 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Sarah French (1671-1727) 6 May 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

Key Documents

1736 Court Petition

Middlesex County Court, August 31, 1736, p. 35.

A petition of Joseph Crosby of Billerica, in the County of Middlesex, Taylor, showing that the petitioner is aged 68 and upward, and has for some time past been unable to support himself by business of any sort. That he has five sons now living, viz: David Crosby of Shrewsbury, Joseph of Worcester, both of the County of Worcester, William and Thomas, both of the town of Billerica, and Robert of Northtown, all living in the County of Middlesex; as also six daughter now living, viz: Sarah, the wife of Ephraim Abbot of Andover, in the County of Essex; Rachel Crosby (1695-1757), the wife of Thomas Wyman Billerica aforesmentioned; Mary, the wife of Eleazer Ellis of Dedham; Prudence, the wife of Jeremiah Fisher of Needham, both in the County of Suffolk; Deborah the wife of Peter Russell of Andover aforesaid, and Hannah the wife of ----Watts of Boston, to amongst whom to set them well forth in the world the Petitioner has distributed his lands and estate to the value of several thousand of pounds as he accounts, not reserving to himself anything competent for his subsistence, nor being able to do it by his own work and labour; and therefore praying this Court would take the premises into their consideration and to direct that the Petitioner may be maintained and relieved by his respective children or their husbands (being of sufficient ability), as the Province Law therein directs and that they may be respectively asscessed thereto as the Court in their great wisdom shall see meet, and in order thereto they be properly cited to appear before this Court to answer the premises, etc.



Children


Offspring of Sarah French and Joseph Crosby (1669-1759)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Crosby (1692-1746) 3 September 1692 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1746 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States Hannah Maynard (1694-)
Sarah Crosby (1694-) 12 June 1694 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Thomas Hunt (1689-1709)
Rachel Crosby (1695-1757) 18 April 1695 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 18 January 1757 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Samuel Stearns (1693-1730) Samuel Stearns (1693-1730) Thomas Wyman (1687-1760)
William Crosby (1698-1754) 13 February 1698 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 January 1754 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Hannah Ross (1702-1756)
Mary Crosby (1699-1738) 12 January 1699 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1738 Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Eleazer Ellis (1692-1745)
Thomas Crosby (1701-1745) 12 October 1701 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 7 December 1745 Hannah Parker (1692-1729)
David Crosby (1703-1750) 27 March 1703 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1750 Middleton, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States Sarah Foster (c1709-c1751)
Prudence Crosby (1705-1750) 11 May 1705 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 26 October 1750 Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Jeremiah Fisher (1701-1766)
Hannah Crosby (1707-) 9 March 1707 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States John Peploe (c1707-) John Peploe (c1707-) Samuel Watts (-)
Deborah Crosby (1709-1759) 23 July 1709 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States November 1759 Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States Peter Russell (1700-1759)
Robert Crosby (1711-1743) 20 July 1711 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 10 September 1743 Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Mehitable Chandler (1709-1768)
Peletiah Crosby (1713-) 5 November 1713 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

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