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Crossley decendants

Posted: 16 Mar 2000 10:11AM GMT
Edited: 4 Nov 2006 3:16PM GMT
Looking for decendants of John W. Crossley , Jackson, Amite, Pike county MS
He had two children in 1853 one son and one daughter.
The daughter's name was Martha Lois Crossley.
She married David Alexander Given in 1868.

John Crossley

Posted: 3 Apr 2000 10:34AM GMT
Edited: 14 Jul 2001 5:13PM GMT
Dear Mr. Given: My great, great grandfather was James Crossley, who was born in the State of Mississippi in 1823. His wife was Ann who was born in Georgia in 1830. James was a dry goods merchant. James and Ann are in the 1850 Census in Pike County Alabama. In the 1870 Census they were still in Pike County and at that time had six children living with them (one being my great grandfather, James, who was then age 4). My great grandfather married Carrie Sellers of Dangerfield, TX and they lived to their deaths in Opelika, Ala. They had two sons, my grandfather, Walton Woods Crossley (often listed as Walter) and my uncle John S. Crossley. If you think there is any connection here, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Crossley Family

Posted: 3 Apr 2000 5:02PM GMT
Edited: 4 Nov 2006 3:16PM GMT
This is about all I know about the Crossley family.
Martha Lois Crossley my ggrandmother's and her father John William Crossley were both born in MS. John Crossley was born in Jackson County Ms and Martha was born in Amite County MS about 1852.
Martha Lois (Crossley) Given is listed as "Mattie" L. on the 1880 Census.
The name was first found in Yorkshire England. The Crossley family can be genealogically linked with the following castle. Somberleyton Suffolk County. Head of 19th. century family Baron Crossley.
Passenger and immigration list index page 400
The first settlers came to Charles Town South Carolina in 1765.
Martha Crossley age 30 Charles Town SC 1765 7343 page 48
Susannah Crossley age 7 Charles Town SC 1765 page 48
Mary Crossley age 9 Charles Town SC 1765 7343 page 48
Ann Crossley age 15 Charles Town SC 1765 7343 page 48

Cemetery and Bible Records Volume VI page 107 113
Adams Methodist Church Cemetery formerly known as Adams Campground, was organized in 1811 by a group of South Carolinians who came to Amite County between 1809 and 1812. It was probably the first Methodist Church organized in this entire section. Among the earliest members of this church were the Adams, Halford, Kings, Crossleys, Carruths, Westbrooks, Tarvers, Haigoods, Turners, Terrells, Geralds and Smiths.
There is only one stone in this plot where there are five graves of Crossleys - the parents and brothers of Rev. Andrew Csrossley, a member of the Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Church.

Amite County Mississippi marriages page 116
Crossley women who married between 1853 and 1899 were as follows:
04/12/1853 Martha Crossley m. Jack M. Turner
11/17/1853 Martha Crossley m. Samuel J. Hodges
04/16/1866 Laurie Crossley m. Allen Wilson
06/21/1866 Laurie Crossley m. Allen Wilson
09/27/1868 Martha L. Crossley m. Alexander Givens (David Alexander Given)
02/7/1877 Martha Crossley m. Frank Godbolt
12/25/1879 Eliza Crossley m. Edward Jackson
01/15/1880 Mary Crossley m. Henderson Marae
01/11/1886 Laura Crossley m. James Todd
12/23/1886 Polly Crossley m. Joseph Cheatham
12/14/1898 Ara Crossley m. Seaborn Weathersby
11/20/1899 Alma Crossley m. John Nelson

Amite County Mississippi marriages page 21
Crossley men who married between 1824 and 1894 were as follows:
05/14/1824 John Crosley m. Elizabeth Russell
12/21/1847 Andrew Crossley m. Catherine Weathersby
07/04/1866 Thos Crossley m. Hasrriet Cox
11/30/1866 Samuel Crosssley m. Laura Smith
12/08/1882 Sam Crossley m. Emily Milles
12/28/1886 Walter Crossley m. Dora Robinson
01/19/1888 Peter Crossly m. Lucinda Jackson
01/02/1894 Napoleon Crossley m. Maggie Spurlock

Confederate soliders in Mississippi with the Crossley name are as follows page 264:
C. M. Crossley MS Lt. Atty. Lomax's Co. 1st Sgt.
W. W. Crossley MS 4th. Inf. Co. B
Hope you find something that will help you.
John


John Francis Crossley

Rhonda Scott (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2000 1:30PM GMT
Born Sept 20,1874,Keathly,Yorkshire
m.Adeleine Agnes Edgar in USA,1898
father Joshua, mother Helen (Day)
brother William. John moved to California,
then to Victoria,Vancouver Island,
Canada. Children: Walter (d),Jack (d)
Lionel,Stan,(d),Adeline (d), Patricia (d)
Marie. Any information concerning the
family in england (Yorkshire?) appreciated.

Re: John Francis Crossley

Posted: 12 Jan 2005 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
The names Walter, John, Francis, Charles, William. Joseph and Edwin run in our line of Crossleys from Lancashire/Yorkshire, and I believe many of the family emigrated. One Walter who died in Australia in 1862 aged 19 had a brother (name unknown to me) who died in Colorado Springs before 1905. Another brother, Edward, remained in Halifax, Yorkshire. Their father was Joseph, son of John.
The Crossley girls in our Yorkshire (Halifax) line married into families named Kent, Riley, Hargreaves, Waller, Armistead, Firth, Smith.
Any links welcome.

Re: John Francis Crossley

Posted: 12 Jan 2005 9:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Keighley in Yorkshire is pronounced as you have spelt it, with a th. That might make your research a little easier.
Christina Crossley Ratcliffe

Re: John Francis Crossley

Posted: 10 Aug 2005 2:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Sep 2005 9:41PM GMT
I am just starting to research my family tree.

My grandfather was Malcolm Joseph Firth of Dannevirk, New Zealand. He was a Gt grandson of Joseph Crossley Firth.

regards, Michele Haines

Re: Crossley decendants

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Givens, Crossley, Swearingen, Jackson
I have started working on my Givens line (my mother was a Givens) and her father was from Pike County Mississippi. I thought it was interesting that you are a "Given" and decended from what looks like a simlilar line.

Here's what I think I have with regard to Crossleys to Givenses. Many of these people come from Pike/Amite Co MS. Please let me know if this resonates with you:

1 Andrew Crossley 1819 - Unk
+Louisa 1832 - unk
2 Ola Crossley 1873 - unk
+Thomas Walton Swearingen 1864 - 1923
3 Irma Olivia Swearingen 1890 - 1974
+James Irvin Givens, Sr. 1894 - 1942
4 James Irvin Givens, Jr 1919 - 1973
Wilma Porter Jackson 1921 - 1994

2 James A Crossley 1861 -
2 Genobia? Crossley 1863 -
2 Clarence Crossley 1866 -

If you decend from this line of Givenses, that would be so wonderful!
Elizabeth Walker

Re: John Francis Crossley

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 10:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: crossley
would any of your crossleys be related to my James William Crossley 1828 of halifax? Father Benjamin Crossley b 1799

Re: John Francis Crossley

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 2:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Yorkshire town you mention, though pronounced Keathley or Keethley, is actually spelled Keighley.
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