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William Croff
(1697-)
Mary Furness
William Croff
(1721-1753)
Mary Bray
(1720-)
John F. Croff
(1741-Abt 1820)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Simonds

John F. Croff 1

  • Born: 2 Aug 1741, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Christened: 2 Aug 1741, Second Church of Marblehead, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Simonds on 30 Nov 1765 in Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: Abt 1820, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA about age 79
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Revolutionary War Soldier, Abt 1775, Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. 3 He entered the Continental service at the commencement of the War of the Revolution, and together with one William Croff, is credited to Pelham, Mass., a contiguous town. Their names appear on the ''coat rolls" in 1775, entitling them to draw one coat each, in acknowledgement of eight months service. The names are there spelled Croft. From their names being entered together they are supposed to have been brothers. They served in Capt. Isaac Gray's company, Col. Jona. Brewer's regiment, John being a private and William a corporal.

Residence, 1792, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. 4 They dwelt in Ware, on the Simonds farm, as is shown by a deed, dated 13 Mch., 1792, in which he purchased of his brother-inlaw, Jotham Simonds, the farm on which he had been living, or as expressed in the deed, "the farm on which the said Croff now lives." (Hampshire Deeds, lib. 23, folio 264.)


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John married Elizabeth Simonds, daughter of Joseph Tidds Simonds and Hannah Abbe, on 30 Nov 1765 in Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. (Elizabeth Simonds was born on 2 Jul 1748 in Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA and died about 1838 in Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA.)


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Sources


1 Cindy Smith, Michigan to David Leas, e-mail, 01-28-2011; privately held by Leas.

2 William Francis Crafts, The Crafts family: A genealogical and biographical history of the descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass. 1630-1890 (Google eBook) ; digital images, The Crafts family: A genealogical ... - Google Books(http://books.google.com/books?id=M3XCFlk3sVMC&source=gbs_navlinks_s : downloaded 29 Jan 2011).

3 William Francis Crafts, The Crafts family: A genealogical and biographical history of the descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass. 1630-1890 (Google eBook) , 751; digital images, The Crafts family: A genealogical ... - Google Books(http://books.google.com/books?id=M3XCFlk3sVMC&source=gbs_navlinks_s : downloaded 29 Jan 2011).

4 William Francis Crafts, The Crafts family: A genealogical and biographical history of the descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass. 1630-1890 (Google eBook) , 752; digital images, The Crafts family: A genealogical ... - Google Books(http://books.google.com/books?id=M3XCFlk3sVMC&source=gbs_navlinks_s : downloaded 29 Jan 2011).


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