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Re: Wilbon Crosby

Posted: 1390885697000
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Hi … happy to share what I have, which is a lot - but not the information I am looking for: Wilbon's parents. Here's my research log. Let me know if you want any record in particular and I can email it to you.

Wilbon Crosby (Wilborne, Wilborn, Wilbourn, Welborn, Wilbur (?), Wm)
b 1793 - Marion, Marion Co, South Carolina
d 1858 - Monroe Co, Alabama

Wife #1 Martha Finklea???? (check for her family)
Wife #2 Jane J. (maiden name unknown)

Children: Aaron, Chesley, James Madison, Elizabeth (Jones), William, George, Cherry (wife of W. G. Middleton), Martha (wife of Davis Brown)

Parents: (unknown)

A History of Marion County, by W. W. Sellers
From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901
“The families of Crawford, Saunders, Murfee, Crosby, Keighly, Berry, and shortly after the Gibson,s made up this community.” (Pg 138) (SCHS, 975.7. M37 19V2)
“Of the settlement at Sandy Bluff, the names Saunders, Crosby and Keighly, as also that of Murfee, are now extinct in Marion County. Never have heard of the name Kieghly: that family must have removed to other parts. The name Crosby, the writer has heard of; in fact, he has seen a man by that name from Alabama, who said he was born in Marion County, and was a half-brother of the late John C. Legette of West Marion; this was fifty years ago; his name was William Crosby.” (pg 142) (SCHS, 975.7. M37 19V2)

Dec 19, 1811
Land Deed
Witnessed by Wilbon Crosby (Also named: John McRee Sr, Darling White, Jesse Wood, Henry C Leggett, Mary McRee) Marion Co, SC Deed Book F (SCHS)

Sept 3, 1814
Land Deed
Wilbon Crosby of “Marion Dist” to Joseph White $250 for 2 tracts… William Middleton also named.
Marion Co, SC Deed Book F (SCHS)

1813 ?
1815 ?
Mystery Document (SCHS)
Wilbourn Crosby is named among dozens of others including Jno. Legget

March 30, 1820
Witness Wilbon Crosby (Absalom Legett to John Crosby for $500 one Negro man SMART.)

Feb 6, 1819
Land Deed
Witness Wilbon Crosby (Also mentioned Absalom Legett, John Crosby, James Johnson, William Middleton, David Herron, David Herron, Willis Conner, Levi Crosby

1820 Federal Census - Marion, Marion Co, So Carolina
Wilbon Crosby
7 Total Household, 5 Slaves
(1 white male 16 - 25, 1 white female 26 - 44, 3 male slaves under 14, 1 male slave 14 - 25, 1 female slave under 14)

1830 Federal Census - Monroe, Co, Alabama
Wilborne Crosby
11 Total Household, 4 Slaves
(3 white males under 5, 1 white male 5-9, 1 white male 30-39, 1 white female under 5, 1 female 20-29, 1 male slave 10-23, 1 male slave 24-35, 1 female slave 10-23, 1 female slave 24-35)

Land Acquisition
Oct 21, 1834 40 acres

Land Acquisition - Monroe Co, AL
Oct 1, 1835 39.96 acres

Land Acquisition - Monroe Co, AL
May 15, 1837 79.72 acres

Land Acquisition - Monroe Co, AL
May 15, 1837 79.755 acres

Land Acquisition - Monroe Co, AL
May 20, 1837 40 acres

1840 Federal Census - Monroe Co, Alabama
Wilborn Crosby
16 Total Household, 7 Slaves
(2 white males under 5, 2 white males 10-14, 1 white male 15-19, 1 white male 40-49, 1 white female under 5, 1 white female 5-9, 1 white female 10-14, 5 male slaves 10-23, 1 male slave 36-54, 1 female slave 10-23)

Jan 8, 1846
Will of Wilbon Crosby
(no slaves named, no wife named. leaves all to his children)

1850 Federal Census - Monroe Co, Alabama
Wm Crasley 57,
Jane 41,
James M 19
Wm 15
George 14
Martha 12

1850 Alabama State Census, 1820-1866 - Monroe Co, Alabama
Wilbourn Crosby

1850 Slave Schedule - Monroe Co, Al
Wm Crosby
17 slaves

Land Acquisition - Monroe Co, AL
Feb 2, 1852

August 20, 1858
Will of Wilbon Crosby, Monroe Co, AL
"my negro man Jack, negro, negro boy Augustus & negro girl Larson be & have their freedom"
"balance of my estate be equally divided among my heirs share & share alike without a sale of any of my negroes"

Oct 20, 1858
Appraisement, Monroe Co, AL
Negro man:

Negro boy:

Old Jack
girl Vina
boy Smart
woman Rosetta
(Lile?) Hetta, Winna & Jesse
boy Gus
woman (?) valueless

Dec 6, 1858
Division of Slaves, Monroe Co, AL
"old Jack who was withdrawn from said division"
the boy (big?)Peter (Elizabeth Brown)
Eliza, girl (?)na, boy Smart (Martha Brown)
Shade (Aaron Crosby)
Frank (Chesley Crosby)
Bill (William Crosby)
girl Rosetta (James M. Crosby)
boy Little Jack (Andrew Crosby)
Lewis (Cherry Middleton)
Joe (Geo Crosby)
woman Lily & 3 children (Jane J. Crosby)

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