Tag Archives: Crosby

Sarah Purcell

Sarah Purcell
b. 6 February 1792, Hampshire County, Virginia, to Jonathan and Catherine (Douthit) Purcell
d. about 1827, Monroe County, Mississippi

m. 16 March 1814, Knox County, Indiana
Leonard Crosby
b. 1786, Chester County, South Carolina
d. 7 November 1844, Monroe County, Mississippi

Children with Leonard Crosby:
• Susan
• Elizabeth
• Catherine
• Jonathan
• Jeter
• Noah
• Sarah
• Andrew

Sarah arrived in Knox County, Indiana, with her father and siblings around 1800. She left the state before 1827.

Submitted by:
Shirlee Sacks
Redondo Beach CA

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James Johnson Poland/Polen

James Johnson Poland/Polen
b. 12 December 1865, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Elmira Elizabeth (Herod Betts) Poland/Polen
d. 27 June 1952, Gideon, New Madrid County, Missouri

m/1. 1 March 1885, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Rhoda Charlotte Layman
b. 26 January 1890, Azalia, Bartholomew County,Indiana, to James Carter and Rutha Jane (Crosby) Layman
d. 10 September 1908, Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana

m/2. date unknown
Mary Bray

Children with Rhoda Charlotte Layman:
• Oscar Warren (1886-1925) married Lou Ethel Appell
• Edna May (1889-1954) married Lafayette French
• Nellie Gertrude (1891-1932) married Claud Glass
• Ruth Elmira (1893-1975) married Clifton Mason
• Vergle Edith (1896-1977) married John Wagster
• James Herschel (1898-1951) married Virgie Stewart
• Dauris Emeral (1901-1982) married Mildred Viola Batson
• Charley Layman (b. 1904) married Rhemo Cooper
• Leonard

James lived in Azalia, Elizabethtown, and Columbus (all located in Bartholomew County, Indiana) as well as Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1909 to Arkansas. In 1910 the family emigrated to Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri, and then to Gidean, New Madrid County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

Leonard Crosby

Leonard Crosby
b. 1786, Chester County, South Carolina, to John and Sarah (Jeter) Crosby
d. 7 November 1844, Monroe County, Mississippi

m. 16 March 1814, Knox County, Indiana
Sarah Purcell
b. 6 February 1792, Hampshire County, Virginia, to Jonathan and Catherine Purcell
d. Monroe County, Mississippi

Children with Sarah Purcell:

  • Susan (d. 1874) married James L.T. Cockerham
  • Elizabeth (ca. 1815-1878) married William M. Morton
  • Catherine (b. ca. 1817)
  • John Jeter (1818-ca. 1905) married Joannah T. Cain
  • Noah (b. ca. 1826) married Frances Collins
  • Sarah (b. 1826) married Henry F. Cockerham
  • Andrew J. (b. 1827) married Lucinda Porter

It is not known when Leonard came to Indiana from South Carolina, but the family left the state around 1844 for Mississippi.

Submitted by:
Shirlee Sacks
Redondo Beach CA

Jonathan Jeter Crosby

Jonathan Jeter Crosby
b. March 1818, Knox County, Indiana, to Leonard and Sarah (Purcell) Crosby
d. about 1905, Tamaha, Haskell County, Oklahoma

m. 29 October 1839, Monroe County, Mississippi
Joannah T. Cain
b. 7 April 1816, Georgia
d. 6 January 1887, Audelia, Texas

Children with Joannah T. Cain:

  • Sarah
  • Thomas J.
  • Laura Etta
  • Marcellus Cicero
  • Lucy
  • James W.
  • Jerry M.
  • Susan C.

Jonathan left Indiana before 1839.

Submitted by:
Shirlee Sacks
Redondo Beach CA 90277

Joseph Ellsworth Bland

Joseph Ellsworth Bland
b. 24 October 1858, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, to James Jacob and Martha Jane (Monk) Bland
d. 26 October 1933, Juneau, Alaska

m. 26 September 1886, Edison, Skagit County, Washington
Margaret Virginia “Maggie” Ewing
b. 24 September 1869, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, to William Henry and Margaret Jane (Filey) Ewing
d. 28 December 1950, Juneau, Alaska

Children with Margaret Virginia Ewing:

  • Gertrude Amelia (1887-1953) married Edward Shields Jewell
  • Emma Etta (1889-1927) married Frank Talmage Thurman
  • Ethel Minerva (1892-1959) married Edward Newton Pettichord
  • Myrtle Martha (1895-1974) married Wilbur Bernie Converse
  • Anna Pearl (1898-1898)
  • Charles William (1900-1949) married Brownie Valentine Crosby
  • Myrna Neona (1904-1980) married George Francis Martin
  • Alta Margaret (1907-1932) married Robert Orme
  • George Earl (1911-1967) married Brita Karina Ask

Joseph emigrated from Greene County, Indiana, to Juneau, Alaska, in 1885.

Submitted by:
Burnetta West Ooley
Seattle WA