Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Isaac CROSBY's last marriage

The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York by Frank J. Doherty, 2:357-358, states that Thankful BANGS, widow of Samuel BANGS, was married after Samuel's death to "Isaac Crosby 11 Nov. 1799 at South East. They were both reported by the newspaper to be over 80 years of age. Thankful Crosby, wife of Isaac d. 19 Feb. 1815 in 87th year. Isaac Crosby died 17 Feb. 1815 in 97thyear. [MDDC 3, OGPC 329]." See http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/beekman/default.asp?file=RESEARCH\DATABASE\BEEKMAN\CONTENT\VOL.02.358.HTM

MDDC = Notices of Marriages and Deaths Published in Newspapers printed at Poughkeepsie, New York 1778-1825 in Volume IV of the Collections of the Dutchess County Historical Society

OGPC = Old Gravestones of Putnam Co. NY. By BarbaraSmith Buys, Gateway Press 1975

If Isaac really had 19 children, he probably had at least one other wife, whose name is unknown, between Mercy FOSTER and his marriage to Mrs. Thankful BANGS in 1799.

1 comment:

Donna said...

My great-great-great-grandmother is Phebe Crosby Peck Knight Lott.

I was excited to find you web site.
I sent a previous message, but I'm not sure if it made it as my computer crashed.

I have been searching for Phebe's parents. Our records show that her father was Elisha & her mother Susan??.

Would love to share information with you.

Donna Rich Voyles
Phone 208-481-2446