William Croxen

William Croxen

Male 1822 - 1905  (82 years)

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  • Name William Croxen 
    Born 10 Feb 1822  Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth
      England Births and Christenings
      Name William Croxen
      Gender Male
      Christening Date 02 Jun 1822
      Christening Date (Original) 02 JUN 1822
      Christening Place INDEPENDENT,ROWELL,NORTHAMPTON,ENGLAND
      Birth Date 10 Feb 1822
      Father's Name Benjamin Croxen
      Mother's Name Ann
      "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch

      United States Census, 1860
      Plainfield, Will,Illinois, United States
      William Croxyn, age 38, born in England
      Nancy Croxyn, age, 31, birthplace, Ireland
      Hannah Croxyn, age 3, birthplace, Illinois
      Joseph Donaldson, age, 29, birthplace, Ireland
      Michael M Wade, age, 24, birthplace, N Y
      Catherine Summerville, age 20n born in Penn

      United States Census, 1880
      Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States
      William Croxen, Head, age 58, born in England
      Matilda Croxen, Wife, age, 48, birthplace, England
      Lizzie Croxen, Daughter, age, 1, birthplace, Illinois
      Henry Croxen, Son, age 13, birthplace, Illinois
      Mary Croxen, Sister, age 53, widowed, birthplace, England


      United States Census, 1900
      Peotone Township Peotone vill., Will, Illinois, United States
      William Croxen, Head, age 78, born in England
      Matilda Croxen, Wife, age 63, birthplace, England
      Lizzie Croxen, Daughter, age, 21, birthplace, Illinois
      Margery Croxen, Granddaughter, age, 14, birthplace, Illinois

      Nancy Donaldson

      WILLIAM CROXEN. Among the old-time settlers of Will county who in recent years have passed away but have left behind a memory that is cherished by those who knew them, was William Croxen, who was born in Northamptonshire, England, February 16, 1820, and died December 26, 1905. He was a son of Benjamin Croxen, a farmer by occupation, and in his native land he spent the first twenty-nine years of his life, coming to the United States in 1849. He lived for a year in the state of New York, working on a farm there, after which he removed to Will county, Illinois, settling in Plainfield. There is engaged in teaming and was also employed at farm labor for a number of years, subsequently coming to Peotone township, where he took up his abode upon a farm which he had purchased and which was situated on section 30. He there had one hundred and sixty acres of land and eighty acres on section 32. Upon this farm he lived and thrived to the end of his days, carefully conducting his business interests so that success resulted, making him a substantial agriculturist of the community.
      Mr. Croxen was married to Nancy Donaldson, and unto them were born two children, Hannah M. and John J. For his second wife Mr. Croxen chose Matilda Allers, who was born in Nottinghamshire, England, July 8, 1838, a daughter of William and Maria Allers, who came to the United States in 1850, spending two years in Chicago and one year in Plainfield, Illinois, after which they removed to Lockport, where they lived for seven years. Mr. Allers was a carpenter and joiner by trade and engaged in boat building. While at Lockport he worked at his trade on canal boats. After seven years there passed he removed to Kankakee county, where he resided on a farm for about twenty years, making it his home until his death, which occurred in March, 1876, when he was eighty-five years of age. He was a well-to-do man, having prospered in his undertakings as the years passed by. He belonged to the Episcopal church, was a republican in politics and held a number of local offices. For a time Mrs. Croxen kept the toll-gate on the road between Wilmington and Joliet.
      By his second marriage Mr. Croxen had one child, Elizabeth, now the wife of E. J. Crawford, who resides opposite her mother's home. Mrs. Croxen's first husband was Arthur Croxen, a brother of William. There were five children of that marriage: Benjamin, who is with L. M. Arnold in Peotone; Esther, the wife of John Paulis, of Peotone township; Sarah, deceased; George, who is operating the home place; and Henry, who is in Chicago with the Sears-Roebuck Company.
      In his political views William Croxen was a republican and served as school director but was never active in politics as an office seeker. He held membership in the Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Croxen is also a communicant, and in the locality where he resided he had a wide and favorable acquaintance. His was a long and useful life, covering a period of eighty-five years and his name is now associated with the memory of an upright career, characterized by worthy and honorable principles and conduct.
      -PAST AND PRESENT OF WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS,
      1907
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      Stepdaughter
      John G Paules and Esther A Croxen
      Name John G Paules
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 22 Feb 1892
      Event Place Kankakee, Illinois, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 33
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1859
      Father's Name Bernard Paules
      Mother's Name Maggie
      Spouse's Name Esther A Croxen
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Age 34
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1858
      Spouse's Father's Name Arthur Croxen
      Spouse's Mother's Name Matilda Allen
      Page 55
      "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch
    Christened 2 Jun 1822  Independent, Rowell, Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Naturalization 31 Oct 1860  Morris, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index
    Name William Croxen
    Event Type Naturalization
    Event Place Morris, Illinois
    Event Date 1860
    Birthplace Great Britain
    "Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950," database with images, FamilySearch 
    Died 25 Dec 1905  Peotone, Wills County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Peotone Cemetery, Peotone, Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5743  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2017 

    Father Benjamin Croxon/Croxen,   b. Abt 1790, Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1867, Little Harrowden, Northmptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Ann Roe,   b. Abt 1794, Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1819  Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Year:1819
      Month:Jun
      Day:6
      County:Northamptonshire
      Place:Burton Latimer
      Forename:Benjamin
      Surname:Croxen
      Parish:Burton Latimer
      Condition:B
      Spouses Forename:Ann
      Spouses Surname:Roe
      Spouses Parish:Burton Latimer
      Spouses Condition:S
      Licence or Banns:Banns
      Event Type:Marriage
      Record source: Northamptonshire Marriages
      Data provider: Northamptonshire Family History Society

      The Witnesses were John Croxen and Sarah Roe


      Name: Benjamin Croxen
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1819
      Marriage Place: Burton Latimer, Burton Latimer, England
      Event Type: Marriage
      Spouse: Ann Roe
      Parish as it Appears: Burton Latimer
      Register Type: Parish Registers
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1912 )

    • Year:1819
    Family ID F1794  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Nancy Donaldson,   b. 15 Mar 1827, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1910, Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Croxen,   b. Abt 1857, Plainfield Township, Will, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1918, Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. James John Croxen,   b. Ab 1860, Illionis, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, San Diego County California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F5692  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Amy Calhoon,   b. 30 Sep 1858, Will County, Illinois, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1933, Salina, Kankakee, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1878  Kankakee, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Croxen and Amy Calhoon
      Name William Croxen
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 12 Sep 1878
      Event Place Kankakee, Illinois, United States
      Event Place (Original) Momence, Kankakee, Illinois
      Gender Male
      Age 56
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1822
      Birthplace England
      Father's Name B Croxen
      Mother's Name Ann Roe
      Spouse's Name Amy Calhoon
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Age 18
      Spouse's Marital Status Single
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1860
      Spouse's Birthplace Custer, Will, Illinois
      Spouse's Father's Name Rainsford Calhoon
      Spouse's Mother's Name Sally
      "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F5682  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Matilda Allen/Allers,   b. 1838,   d. 4 Sep 1917, Peotone, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Lizzie Ann/Elizabeth Croxen,   b. 1879, Peotone, Wills County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F5691  Group Sheet

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    William Croxen
    William Croxen
    William Croxen
    Birth: Feb. 16, 1820
    Death: Dec. 26, 1905

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Matilda Croxen (1857 - 1917)

    Burial:
    Peotone Cemetery
    Peotone
    Will County
    Illinois, USA

    Created by: Don H. Morrison
    Record added: Feb 18, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 33986301


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