Jesse W. Crosby

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

JESSE WENTWORTH CROSBY

(missionary, molasses maker, freighter)

BIOGRAPHY

Jesse Wentworth Crosby was born in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 25, 1820.

Jessie married his first wife, Hannah Elida Baldwin, in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois on November 23, 1845.

In the summer of 1847, Jessie & Hannah and their infant son crossed the plains to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, arriving on September 24, 1847.

At the October conference in 1861, Jesse was called with the original group of pioneers to go help settle St. George. He initially took his two oldest sons. In the spring of 1862, he went back to Salt Lake City and brought his wife, Hannah Elida Baldwin Crosby, and the rest of his family back to St. George.

Jesse was assigned Lot 5 of Block 11 on Plat A. There he built s small rock house, one of the first in the city. Later he built a large expansion on the front.

He was a Mormon preacher who filled five missions for the church, although he had to leave his family and struggle in a harsh country. He farmed, freighted between St. George and California, and made molasses called "dixie sorghum".

Jesse moved to Overton on the Muddy in 1882.

Jesse died on June 11, 1893 during a visit to Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah Territory. His funeral was held on June 14. He is buried in Plot A_B_13_5 of the St. George City Cemetery.

Hannah died at her home in St. George on May 2, 1907.


FAMILY

Jesse's Parents and Siblings:
    Joshua Crosby
    Hannah Corning Cann Crosby
        Hannah Cann Crosby
        Elizabeth Glenwood Crosby
        John Knowles Crosby
        Obed Crosby
        Frances Crosby
        John Crosby
        Jesse Wentworth Crosby

(4/6/1783-6/22/1877)   (married xx/xx/1807)
(9/8/1784-7/8/1839)
(xx/xx/1808-xx/xx/1883)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1810-xx/xx/1891)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1812-xx/xx/1898)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1815-xx/xx/1839)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1817-xx/xx/1895)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1818-xx/xx/1901)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(11/25/1820-6/11/1893)   (married as shown below)

Hannah's Parents and Siblings:
    George Baldwin
    Elizabeth Hanson Baldwin
        Mary Elizabeth Baldwin
        Hannah Elida Baldwin


(2/29/1792-3/6/1821)   (married 8/14/1817)
(12/10/1796-5/6/1880)
(7/2/1817-11/23/1821)
(3/4/1820-5/2/1907)   (married Jesse Wentworth Crosby)

Ann's Parents and Siblings:
    David Booth Shelton
    Bertha Slason Shelton
        Ann Shelton
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(1/19/1787-1/28/1861)   (married 10/17/1819)
(4/6/1802-8/13/1845)
(9/24/1820-6/24/1860)   (married Jesse Wentworth Crosby)
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Minna's Parents and Siblings:
    Jacob Bauer
    Johanne E. W. Braun Bauer
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        Minna Lisetta Bauer

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(1/16/1813-2/13/1855)   (married 10/19/1845)
(9/9/1815-11/26/1884)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(7/12/1844-10/19/1906)   (married August Wilhelm Carl
    and Jesse Wentworth Crosby)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Louisa's Parents and Siblings:
    TBD

First Wife and Children:
    Hannah Elida Baldwin Crosby
        George Henry Crosby

        Jesse Wentworth Crosby Jr.

        Samuel Obed Crosby
        Hannah Elida Crosby
        Thankful Amelia Crosby
        Joseph Baldwin Crosby
        Mary Elizabeth Crosby
        Hannah Ann Crosby
        Joshua Alma Crosby


(3/4/1820-5/2/1907)   (married 11/23/1845)
(10/25/1846-10/10/1916)   (married Sarah Hannah Brown,
Amelia Leany, and Mary Edda Foster)
(6/22/1848-2/24/1915)   (married Sarah Pauline Clark,
    Anna Maria Davis, Sarah Francis Jacobs, and Sarah Ann Meeks)
(8/26/1849-3/24/1903)   (married Hannah Adelia Bunker)
(12/30/1854-9/20/1919)   (married Erastus Beamon Snow)
(4/30/1856-5/25/1905)   (married Allen Frost II)
(12/15/1857-9/7/1896)   (married Emily Maude Johnson)
(9/27/1859-11/22/1860)
(6/22/1861-10/20/1862)
(1/29/1863-3/18/1909)   (married Lena Albertina Mathis)

Second Wife:
    Ann Shelton Crosby


(9/24/1820-6/24/1860)   (married 10/10/1854)

Third Wife and Children:
    Minnie Lisetta Bauer Crosby
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(7/12/1844-10/19/1906)   (married 10/20/1882)
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Fourth Wife:
    Lisa Faust Crosby


(xx/xx/~1830-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married xx/xx/xxxx)


PHOTOS

Photos on the web:
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REFERENCES

The Life Of Jesse Wentworth Crosby - A Pioneer's Journey to St. George
Article by Gerald Pare, Senior Sampler, July 16,2021, Pages 2-3

FamilySearch entry for Jesse Wentworth Crosby Sr.

Find-A-Grave entry for Jesse Wentworth Crosby

FamilySearch entry for Hannah Elida Baldwin

Find-A-Grave entry for Hannah Elida Baldwin Crosby

FamilySearch entry for Ann Shelton

Find-A-Grave entry for Ann Shelton Crosby

FamilySearch entry for Minna Lisetta Bauer

Find-A-Grave entry for Minna Lisetta Bauer Crosby

FamilySearch entry for Louisa Faust

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