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The work below is is not a formal genealogy but a work converted from a previous study
of the descendants of Captain Freeman Crosby [1802-1861] for presentation on these pages


In the summer of 1995 George Crosby provided information on
Captain Freeman Crosby's Ancestors
Thanks George


The two links below will display Family Tree Charts provided by Judith Francis Johnson
Note the second chart is 130 K

Crosby chart - John Crosby ( 1440 ) to Rev Thomas Crosby ( 1643 )
Crosby chart - Rev Thomas Crosby ( 1643 ) to present 130 K
Thanks Judith

CAPTAIN FREEMAN CROSBY (1802-1861) will be [1]
Each generation after will be [2] - [3] - [4] Etc.

My direct ancestors will be in bold type
At this rewrite (Sept. 1988) the information is far from complete.

Most of the information came from the Brewster Cemetery
Mass Archives, and the Family Bible generously donated by
Betty Carmody Giddings.

Ship information from "Brewster Ship Masters" ( Sears )

The Brewster Cemetery is the one located on Lower Road



    Captain Freeman Crosby    (1802-1861)                [1]   
                               
     Born December 4,1802
     Died October 10,1861

     Parents James and Sally Crosby of Brewster Ma.

     Married First Wife Rebecca April 13,1827
     
     Children of  Rebecca ( August 18,1803-March 26,1842 )         [1]
     Mary Crosby ( March 15,1828-July 1842 )                       [2]
     Freeman Crosby Jr. ( June 9,1831-October 1863 )               [2]
     Charles Crosby ( June 13,1833-June 5,1864 )                   [2]
     Rebecca Crosby (Collins ) (November 16,1835-? )               [2]
   * James E. Crosby ( February 11,1838-January 11,1894 )          [2] 
     Henry Harris Crosby ( October 20,1840-July 4,1858 )           [2]

     Married Second wife Jane T. Snow August 26, 1845              [1]

     No record of Children  Jane T. Snow ( 1810-January 10,1890 )  [1]

     Mary Crosby Died 11 Yrs. 5 Mo. Buried at Brewster             [2]
     ( No further Record )     

     Captain Freeman Crosby is buried at The Brewster Cemetery.    [1]

     Jane T. Crosby Died in Melrose and is buried at Brewster.     [1]

     Ships were  "Gem Of The Ocean" and others unknown.
     
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                                  Added History
     Captain Freeman Crosby had several Brother and Sisters ( * )

   * Tully Crosby ( July 1809 - December 4,1891 ) Brewster Cemetery
     Married Meleitabel Foster had ( Tully Jr. and Meleitabel Low )
     Tully Jr. Married Lowella Hopkins had ( Walter and Melissa)
     
   * Crosby   ( October 27, 1804 - (?) )
     Married  Judale Baker had ( Olivia ,Adeline and George)
     Adeline  ( November 18, 1813 ) Married Albert Winslow
 
   * Nancy Crosby  ( July 23, 1794 - (?) ) Married David Snow 
     had ( Mary )

   * Sarah Crosby  ( Sept. 7, 1798 - (?) ) 
     Married Zoheth Snow had ;
     Sally Foster Crosby ( Jan. 26,1822 - (?) )
     Zoheth Snow Jr. ( Sept. 29,1825 - (?) )
     James Crosby Snow ( March 26, 1830 - (?) )
     Hannah J. Crosby ( May 3,1833 - (?) ) 

     Hannah Married James Henry Collins
     Geoth Snow Jr. Married Lucrectia Snow ( No Children )
     Also Married Rebecca Mayo had ( Irene Pierson and Warren Freeman )
     Irene  Pierson  Married Francis(?) William Brunner(?) had 
     ( Charlotte and William Brewster )

 
   * Joshua Crosby  ( Dec 15, 1792 - Jan. 31,1819 )  Died Abroad

   * James Crosby   ( Aug. 23, 1796 - (?) )
   
   * Elijah Crosby  ( Dec. 4, 1800 - (?) )

     This data gathered from Mass. Archives Brewster Birth and Death 
     Pg.76  and a sheet in the family bible.
     More information is available in this area.
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                 Freeman Crosby Jr.    ( 1831 - 1863 )             [2]

     Born June 9, 1831
     Died October 1863

     Parents - Freeman and Rebecca Crosby                            [1]

     Married Octavia Bangs April 1, 1860                           [2]

     Children of Freeman Jr. and Octavia    ( ? - Feb, 1899  Fla.)   [2]

     Reliance  ( Changed name to Gertrude ) ( March 11, 1863 - ? ) [3]

     Freeman Crosby Jr. Was lost at sea on his passage from Hong Kong
     to Shanghai in Sept.or Oct. in 1863.

     A Grave Marker is in the Brewster Cemetery.
 
     Ships were  "White Swallow" and "Liverpool packet"
     

               Reliance Crosby        ( 1863 - (?) )               [3]


     Born March 11,1863
     Died (?)

     Changed her name to Gertrude.

     Married Frank F.Cutter Sept. 1893

     Children of Frank and Gertrude Cutter.

     Harold Bangs Nov 1900 or 1899 ( Brewster Cemetery  ? )        [4]


               Charles Crosby        ( 1833 - 1864 )               [2]

 
     Born June 13, 1833
     Died June  5, 1864

     Parents - Freeman and Rebecca Crosby                            [1]

     Married Mary C. Winslow  August 26, 1858                      [2]

     Children of Charles and Mary C. Winslow                         [2]
     Angelina Crosby ( Campell ) ( July 18, 1859 - ? )             [3]
     Rebecca Crosby ( Nightingale ) ( August 16, 1862 - ? )        [3]
     Charles Crosby ( February 29, 1864 - May 18, 1945 )           [3]    

     Charles Crosby died at Bassein E.I. from an accidental discharge 
     from his gun while hunting at age 31.
     Grave marker at the Brewster  Cemetery
     Buried at Bassein E.I.

     Ships were  Forest Queen  and  Joseph Holmes, 
     Barque  Kedar

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               Angelina Crosby       ( 1859 - (?) )                [3]


     Born July 18,1859
     Died (?)

     Parents Charles and Mary Crosby                                 [2]

     Married Reverend William Rogers Campell (1855 - 1935 )        [3]

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               Rebecca Crosby      ( 1862 - (?) )                  [3]


     Born August 16, 1862     
     Died (?)

     Parents Charles and Mary Crosby                                 [2]

     Married William P. Nightingale June 10, 1889                  [3]

     Children of Rebecca  and  William Nightingale                [3]
     
     Lois Nightingale  ( February 23,1897 - (?) )                  [4]



               Charles Crosby     ( 1864 - 1945 )                  [3]


     Born February 29,1864     ( Brewster Mass )
     Died May 18, 1945

     Parents Charles  and  Mary Crosby                              [2]
 
     Married Grace Morse  October 1886                           [3]

     Children of Charles  and  Grace ( Aug 1865 - Aug 26 1933 )      [3]
     Evelyn Crosby ( 1889 - 1968 )                                 [4]
     Kenelm Winslow Crosby ( 1895 - 1918 )                         [4]

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               Evelyn Crosby      ( 1889 - 1968 )                  [4]

     Born April 1889     
     Died 1968

     Parents Charles  and  Grace Crosby                          [3]

     Married John James Grullemans ( 1890 - 1965 )             [4]
     John James Grullemans was born in Noordwyk Holland.
     Children of John  and  Evelyn Grullemans                      [4]
     Katrina Grullemans                                            [5]
     A Son ( Need Further Information )                            [5]

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               Kenelm Winslow Crosby    ( 1895 - 1918 )            [4]

     Born 1895
     Died 1918

     Parents  Charles  and  Grace M. Crosby                        [3]

     Buried at Brewster Cemetery. 
     ( Saw death record at Columbia pt.)

               Rebecca Crosby      ( 1835 - (?) )                  [2]


     Born Nov 16, 1835     ( Brewster Mass )
     Died (?)

     Parents  Freeman  and  Rebecca Crosby                           [1]

     Married William Henry Collins ( November 1, 1850 )            [2]

     Children of William  and  Rebecca Collins                      [2]
     Louise Crosby Collins ( Sept. 3 1865 - Sept. 10 1866 )        [3]
     William Henry Collins Jr. ( Dec. 30, 1859 - (?) )             [3]
     Charles Crosby Collins ( Dec 2,1871 - April 1893 )            [3]

     William  and  Rebecca moved to St. Louis Missouri 
    ( No Further Info )


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               William Henry Collins Jr.    ( 1869 - (?) )         [3]

     Born Dec 30, 1869
     Died ( Recorded in records with no date ) 

     Parents  William  and  Rebecca Collins                         [2]

     Married Eliza Balle                                           [3]

     Children of William Henry  and  Eliza Balle Collins           [3]
     Maria Collins                                                 [4]
     Louisa Collins                                                [4]
     Isabella Collins                                              [4]
 
     ( No further information )

               Henry Harris Crosby     ( 1840 - 1858 )             [2]


     Born October 20, 1840     ( Brewster Mass )
     Died July 4, 1858

     Parents  Freeman  and  Rebecca Crosby                  [1]
 
     Henry Harris Crosby Died at sea on July 4, 1858 on
     his passage from Calcutta

     ( No further information )

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             James Edwin Crosby    ( 1838 - 1894 )               [2]


   Born February 11, 1838       ( Brewster Mass )
     Died January 11, 1894

    Parents  Freeman  and  Rebecca Crosby                         [1]

    Married Modena F. Parker  ( 1847 - 1930 ) March 28, 1869      [2]

     Children of James E.  and  Modena "Dena" Crosby           [2]
     
     Freeman Maynard Crosby ( Jan. 27, 1867 - April 30, 1937 )    [3]
     Edwin H. Crosby ( Nov. 5, 1868 - (?) )                        [3]
     James Harold Crosby ( Harry ) ( June 3, 1878 - (?) )          [3]
     Mabel Crosby   ( March 15, 1874 - July 1946 )                 [3]

     Buried at the Brewster Cemetery.

     Ships "Oscar", "Magnet" and the  "Imperial"

     James E. Crosby had command of the Imperial for 22 years in the
     California and China trade. He died from a cold in Melrose Ma. 
     after a voyage from Manila to Philadelphia. Born in Brewster .
     He was a captain at 19 years of age. He carried his wife 
     Modena  and  son Freeman on a voyage when Freeman was a
     year  old. 
     He was born in Brewster and bought the family homestead at the
     time of his fathers death.
     He later lived in Melrose at 72 Trenton St. We have a picture of
     his home in Brewster next to Lathams on the pond with Emma
     Oakes Crosby ( Freeman M.Crosby's Wife ) out front.
     There is a picture of the "Magnet" and his 
     certificate of membership in the Boston Marine Society which are 
      now at the Brewster Historical Society, Brewster Ma.
     Modena continued to live in Melrose with Freeman M.  and  Emma O.
     until her death in 1930. Modena was born in Pugwash  N.S.
     Her Parents were Maynard Parker and Catherine Spurr Parker .
     There is a possibility that the Parkers moved to the Pochet 
     section of Orleans and lived in a large house with a widows
     walk on Bridge St. Their Birthplaces were both Annapolis N.S.

     His records are in Barnstable , Melrose , Brewster and State 
     archives. Note that Modena Parker is referred to as Mordena on 
     her death certificate also her parents are listed as "Packard"
     But all other information seems correct.
 
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       James Harold Crosby       ( 1878 - (?) )            [3]


     Born June 3,1878  Brewster Mass.
     Died (?)

     Parents James E.  and  Modena P. Crosby                        [2]

     Married Lena Rogers  Feb. 9, 1892  ( Lizzie )
     Lena E.Rogers Crosby  Born in Springfield Ma.( Got Divorced ) [3]
    
     Children of James H.  and  Lena E. Rogers Crosby ;
     Margurite Crosby ( Feb. 28, 1892 - (?) )                      [4]
     Raymond Boutwell Crosby ( May 2, 1896 - (?) )                 [4]
     Ruth Crosby ( Jan.16,1899 - (?) )                   485 - 515 [4]
     Dorothy Crosby ( July 8, 1901 - (?) )  509-563      509 - 563 [4]
     

     Married Second Wife  Corrine Lane ( Date unknown )            [3]
  
     We have done extensive research to locate James's Death and other
     records . 
     He was listed in the Boston Directories ( circa 1907 ). at 8 Butler
     St. Dorchester ( Salesman )
     In 1892 he was listed as an Insurance Agent
     On Raymond Boutwell Crosby's Birth Certificate , May 2, 1896
     his address was Monument St. Medford Mass. A second Birth 
     Certificate was entered for Raymond Boutwell on Feb 18, 1897 
     He then listed his address as 25 Bradshaw St. 
     His address on Jan 16, 1899 was 27 Hillside Ave. Medford and was
     a "Merchant"
     The same address on July 8, 1901 listed him as "Hardware"
     His Marriage Record to Lena Shows it performed by Justice of The 
     Peace Edwin N. Darling on Feb. 9, 1892.
     We have been unable to locate Margurite Crosby's birth record.   

               Edwin Crosby       ( 1868 - (?) )                   [3]


     Born Nov. 5, 1868     ( Brewster Mass )
     Died (?)

     Parents James E.  and  Modena P. Crosby                        [2]

     We Have done extensive research on Edwin Crosby and have been
     unable to come up with much. An Edwin Crosby is listed in the
     Boston Directory circa 1907 as a Broker ( Bonds ) and he has
     a Hotel address. Rumor has it that he was to marry Charlotte
     Carmon ( a friend of Emma O. Crosby ) at one time . He didn't
     marry her and she remained unmarried living in Boston. 
     His birth record does not show a name but only "Male" and it
     does show the correct parents, birthplace etc.  

               Mabel Crosby          ( 1874 - 1946 )               [3]

     Born March 15, 1874    ( Brewster Mass ) 
     Died July 13, 1946     ( Westboro Mass )

     Married Frederick G. Perkins ( Date unknown )                 [3]
     Frederick G. Perkins died  May 26,1945
     Children of Frederick G.  and  Mabel C. Perkins                [3]
     Dorothy E. Perkins   ( 1911 - Feb.9, 1972 )                    [4]

     We have done extensive research on Mabel Crosby Perkins and
     have found both her and Fred's death certificate and probate.
     Dorothy Perkins is listed as sole heir in 1946.   

     They lived in Somerville Mass. at 29 Pearson Ave. 
     Fred was listed as a retired Hood's store  Manager
     His parents were Seth B. Perkins of Belle Isle N.S.
     and Matilda Leonard of St. John N.B.
     At the time of Mabel's death Miss Dorothy E. Perkins was listed
     and was apparently unmarried.
     Dorothy Perkins death certificate states she died at 61 years of
     age in Boston at Beth Isreal Hospital. It lists her occupation as
     an Elevator Operator and her address was 683 East Fourth S.Boston
     Her Death certificate is in her maiden name. 

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   Freeman Maynard Crosby      ( 1867 - 1937 )             [3]

     Born January 27,1867     ( Brewster Mass )
     Died April 30,1937       ( Melrose Mass )
     
     Parents James E.  and  Modena Crosby                           [2]
     
     Married Emma Oakes  ( 1870 - 1961 )  on June 14,1893        [3]

     Children of Freeman M.  and  Emma Oakes Crosby              [3]
     Katherine Crosby ( Jan. 30, 1895 - (?) )                      [4]
     Tom Oakes Crosby ( Dec. 12, 1896 - Dec. 15, 1972 )            [4]
     Margaret Crosby  ( May 8, 1898 - Aug. 28, 1977 )              [4]
     
     We assume that Freeman's middle name came from Modena's father
     Maynard Parker from Annapolis  and  Pugwash N.S.

     Freeman met Emma Oakes while boarding in Melrose while 
     attending M.I.T.     He was a graduate of M.I.T.     
     They Married and built the house at 72 Trenton St. Melrose Ma.
     He Became President of The United States Leather Co., Boston and
     Died at 72 Trenton St. Melrose Ma. Several Pictures of Freeman M.
     and Emma O. are available. Also we have an Engraved Cigar Humidor
     Also there is a tintype of Freeman and a Brother ( Which ?) 
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               Katherine Crosby    (1895 - 1977 )                  [4]

     Born Jan. 30, 1895    ( Melrose Mass )
     Died Dec. 26, 1977    ( California )

     Parents Freeman M.  and  Emma O. Crosby                     [3]

     Married John Carmody  on Oct. 16, 1919 (?)                    [3]

     Children of John  and  Katherine C. Carmody                    [3]
     Betty Carmody                                                 [5]

     Porterville California
	 
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               Tom Oakes Crosby    ( 1896 - 1972 )                 [4]

     Born Dec. 12, 1896    ( Melrose Mass )
     Died Dec. 15, 1972    ( Barnstable Mass ) 

     Parents Freeman M.  and  Emma O. Crosby                       [3]

     Married Doris Sparrell  on Dec. 22, 1928                      [4]
   Doris Sparrell ( Sept. 11,1892 - July 10, 1985 )              [4]

      Children of Tom O.  and  Doris S. Crosby                       [4]
   Freeman M. Crosby II  ( Private )                          [5]

     Tom died in Barnstable Mass. Buried at Lothrop Hill
     Doris also died in Barnstable and is buried at Lothrop Hill
     
     Tom O. Crosby Attended Melrose schools and Holderness
     School in N.H.
     U.S. Navy WW-1  He served on a Mine sweeper 
     ( Several Pictures )
     He had a Muskrat farm in Windsor Me. after working the
     woolen mills in Woodstock Vt.
     Went into the refrigeration business after working as an 
     electrician for Cowan Electric in Melrose. Worked for
     Frigidaire in Boston in the late 1930's and went into 
     business in Melrose about 1938.
     Lived at 92 Trenton St. Moved to 63 Hillside Av.
     in Melrose around 1940.
     In 1945 he moved to Barnstable Mass. Semi-retired he
     had a small Electrical and Refrigeration business.
     He  and  Doris spent 13 winters in Englewood Fl. from
     around 1955 to 1968
     His hobbies were Fishing  and  Hunting 
                           
     Doris Sparrell Crosby was born in Scituate Mass. 
     Attended Emerson College and was a school teacher.
     She was married to Fred Sauer and they had three 
     children , Cynthia ( Purdy ), Dorothy ( Carpenter ) and Betty
     ( Betty passed away at about 19 )
     Fred died in the influenza epidemic about the time of the
     WW-1. She was a widow living at 92 Trenton St. when
     she met Tom Crosby. They were married in 1928.
     Doris lived in Barnstable after Tom's death until 1985 and
     died there at 92 years.
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               Margaret Crosby                                     [4]


     Born May 8,1898
     Died August 28, 1977

     Parents Freeman M.  and  Emma Oakes Crosby                 [3]

     Married Walter Currie (?)                                     [4]

     Children of Walter and Margaret Currie
     Barbara Currie  (?)                                           [5]
     Blair Currie    (?)                                           [5]

     Betty Carmody           ( (?) )                            [5]

     Born Nov. 26 (?)

     Parents  John  and  Katherine Crosby Carmody                  [4]

     Married J. Dick Giddings (?)                                [5]

               Barbara (?) Currie           ( (?) )                [5]


     Born (?)
     Died (?) 1963

     Parents Walter  and  Margaret Crosby Currie                  [4]

     Married George True  (?)                                      [5]

     Children of George  and  Barbara True                        [5]
     Jeffrey Blair True (?)                                              [6]
     Scott Crosby True (?)                                                [6]

               Blair Currie               ( 1930 )                 [5]


     Born October 20, 1930 - ( Died ]
     
     Parents Walter  and  Margaret (?) Currie                  [4]

     Married Rosemary (?)                                          [5]

     Children of Rosemary  and  Blair Currie                   [5]
     Elizebeth Walker ( Lisa ) Currie (?)                           [6]
     David Blair Currie (?)                                              [6]

     Living in  Geneva N.Y.      ( 1988 )
     

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              Freeman Maynard Crosby II      ( Private )    [5]


     Born ( Private )

     Parents Tom Oakes and Doris Sparrell Crosby                   [4]

     Married Etta Robbins ( Private )                        [5]
     Etta Robbins Born ( Private )                                [5]
     Etta's Parents Percy  and  Sara Robbins ( Centerville Mass )

     Children of Etta and Freeman M. Crosby                       [5]
     Tom Oakes Crosby II  ( Private )                             [6]
     Robert Maynard Crosby  ( Private )                           [6]
     Diane Elizebeth Crosby  ( Private )                          [6]

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         Tom Oakes Crosby II     ( Private )                     [7]


     Born ( Private )

     Parents Etta Robbins and Freeman Maynard Crosby II         [6]

     Married Nancy Jean Murphy  ( Private )                     [7]
     
     Children of Tom O.  and  Nancy Murphy Crosby               [7]
     Tom Oakes Crosby III  ( Private )                          [8]

     Presently living in S Weymouth MA.

     

          Robert Maynard Crosby   ( Private )                     [6]

     Born ( Private )

     Parents Etta Robbins and Freeman Maynard Crosby II        [5]

     Married Paula A. MacRoberts    ( Private )             [6]
     
     Paula A. MacRoberts born ( Private )                          [6]

     Children of Paula MacRoberts  and  Robert Maynard Crosby      [6]
     Katie Marie Crosby    ( Private )                        [7] 
     Robert M.Crosby Jr.   ( Private )                        [7]
     Julie Sue Crosby      ( Private )                        [7]     
     Presently living in   Cummaquid Ma.


               Diane Elizabeth Crosby        ( Private )              [6]

     Born ( Private )

     Parents Etta Robbins  and  Freeman Maynard Crosby            [5]

     Married Donald Keith Trott  ( Private )                     [6]  

     Donald Keith Trott     ( Private )                          [6]

     Children of Diane and Keith Trott
 
     Joshua Crosby Trott    ( Private )                      [7] 
   
     Presently living in Sandwich MA
Information on the ancestors of Captain Freeman Crosby ( 1802 - 1861) may be found here

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