Benjamin  Croxen

Benjamin Croxen[1]

Male 1829 - 1923  (94 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Croxen 
    Born 27 Aug 1829  Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England Births and Christenings
      Name Benjamin Scroxton
      Gender Male
      Christening Date 13 Dec 1829
      Christening Date (Original) 13 DEC 1829
      Christening Place Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
      Father's Name Benjamin Scroxton
      Mother's Name Ann Scroxton
      "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch

      1841 England Census
      Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
      No name given to this part of the village

      Ben Croxen, age, 50, where born, Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden Hundred,, Ag Lab
      Ann Croxen, age, 48, where born: Northamptonshire, Little Harrowden Northamptonshire Country: England
      John Croxen Age: 21, born, Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire
      Willm Croxen, age, 19, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden
      Ann Croxen, age, 13, born in Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden
      Benn Croxen, age, 11, born in Northamptonshire, England Civil parish: Little Harrowden
      Arthur Croxen, age, 2, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden
      Hannah Croxen, age 8, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden

      Benjamin Croxen and Catharine Alace
      Name Benjamin Croxen
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 04 Oct 1859
      Event Place Kankakee, Illinois, United States
      Event Place (Original) Kankakee, Illinois
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Catharine Alace
      Spouse's Gender Female
      "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch

      United States Census, 1880
      Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States
      Benjamin Croxen, age 50, farmer, birthplace, Englad, father's birthplace, England, mother's birthplace, England
      Katherina Croxen, Wife, age 38, birthplace, England, father's birthplace, England, mother's birthplace, England
      Katherina Croxen, Wife, age 38, birthplace, England,
      Ida Croxen, Daughter, age 17,birthplace, Illinois, United States
      Sahra Croxen, Daughter, age 10, birthplace, Illinois, United States
      Ivan Croxen, Son, age 6, birthplace, Illinois, United States

      United States Census, 1910
      Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States
      Ivan Croxen, Head, age 36, birthplace, Illinois
      Jennie Croxen, Wife of Ivan Croxen, age 33, birthplace, Illinois
      Jerald Crox, Son, age 10, birthplace Illinois
      Eugene Croxen, Son, age 6, birthplace, Illinois
      George Croxen, Son, age 4, bitthplace, Illinois
      Josephine Croxen, Daughter, age 0, birthplace, Illinois
      Benjemen Croxen, age 83, father, birthplace, England
      Kathrin Croxen, age 70, mother birthplace,England

      United States Census, 1920
      Benjaman Craxen, Head, birthplace, 90, birthplace, England
      Katherine Craxen, Wife, age, 79, age, birthplace, England
      Leo S Craxen, Nephew, age, 21, birthplace, Illinois
      Henrietta Craxen, Daughter, age, 21, birthplace, Illinois
      Ida Craxen, Daughter, age, 55, birthplace, Illinois
      Gerald Craxen, Grandson, age, 20, birthplace, Illinois

      A Niece
      Thomas Alexander and Annie Croxen
      Name Thomas Alexander
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 1878
      Event Place Champaign, Illinois, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 21
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1857
      Father's Name James Alexander
      Spouse's Name Annie Croxen
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Age 19
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1859
      Spouse's Father's Name Thomas Croxen
      Spouse's Mother's Name Mary Ann Powell
      Page 19
      "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
    Christened 13 Dec 1829  Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Little Harrowden, Northamptionshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1841 England Census
    Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    No name given to this part of the village

    Ben Croxen, age, 50, where born, Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden Hundred,, Ag Lab
    Ann Croxen, age, 48, where born: Northamptonshire, Little Harrowden Northamptonshire Country: England
    John Croxen Age: 21, born, Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire
    Willm Croxen, age, 19, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden
    Ann Croxen, age, 13, born in Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden
    Benn Croxen, age, 11, born in Northamptonshire, England Civil parish: Little Harrowden
    Arthur Croxen, age, 2, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden
    Hannah Croxen, age 8, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden

    England and Wales Census, 1841
    Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Residence Note, no Name Given To This Part Of The Village
    Thos Croxen, age, 18, birthplace, Northamptonshire
    Census 1850 Pl 
    Naturalization 31 Oct 1872  Joliet, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index
    Name Benjamin Croxen
    Event Type Naturalization
    Event Place Joliet, Illinois
    Event Date 1872
    Birthplace Great Britain or Ireland 
    Died 29 Nov 1923  Peotone, Wills County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Benjaman Croxen
      Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths
      Name Benjaman Croxen
      Event Date 29 Nov 1923
      Event Place Village of Peotone, Will Co., Ill.
      Gender Male
      Race white
      Age 97
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1826
      Birth Date 27 Aug 1826
      Birthplace England
      Father's Name Benj. Croxen
      Father's Birthplace England
      Mother's Name Mary Ann
      Mother's Birthplace England
      Occupation Farmer
      Spouse's Name Catherine Croxen
      Burial Date 03 Dec 1923
      "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch

      Ben Croxen
      Birth: unknown
      Death: unknown

      Burial:
      Peotone Cemetery
      Peotone
      Will County
      Illinois, USA

      Created by: Missy Noxon
      Record added: Apr 29, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 89290567
    Buried Peotone Cemetery, Peotone, Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5740  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2020 

    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 Catharine Alace/Allers,   b. 28 Jun 1840, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1925, Peotone, Will, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1859  Kankakee, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Croxen and Catharine Alace
      Name Benjamin Croxen
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 04 Oct 1859
      Event Place Kankakee, Illinois, United States
      Event Place (Original) Kankakee, Illinois
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Catharine Alace
      Spouse's Gender Female
      "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch
    Children 
     1. Ida M Croxen,   b. 22 Dec 1862, Peotone, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1920, Peotone, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Ivan Scott Croxen,   b. 26 Nov 1874, Illinois, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1947, Peotone, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Henrietta Croxen,   b. 18542, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1942, Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sahra Croxen
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F5685  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Benjamin Croxen
    Benjamin Croxen
    Benjamin Croxen
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    he displays firm purpose, unfalteringly sup-porting his honest convictions and winning therespect of his fellowmen by his well knownfidelity. BENJAMIN CROXEN. Among the venerable citizens of Will countynunc are mere deserving of mention in this volumethan Benjamin Croxen, who has reached the ageof four-score years and now resides in Peotonetownship, lie was born in Northamptonshire,England, in 1S26. His father, Benjamin Croxen.was a farmer by occupation, and both he and hiswile died in England. Mr. Croxen of this re-view had no school privileges and the success whichlie has won has come as the reward of his force ofcharacter ami unfaltering determination in busi-ness affairs. He crossed the Atlantic to the Uni-ted Slates in 1850, locating in Joliet, and as hehad no capital he earned his living by workingby the month on a farm. When he had savedfrom his earnings a sufficient sum of money tojustify his purchase of land, he bought one hun-dred and sixty acres on section 30, Peotone town-
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    HEXEY LEACH. PAST AND PRESENT OF WILL COUNTY. 741 ship. This was in 1854 and he has resided con-tinuously upon the farm, covering a period ofmore than a half century. Throughout his en-tire life he has carried on general agriculturalpursuits and has prospered as the rears have gone by- Mr. Croxen had four children: Ida, at home;Sallie, the wife of George Bartlett; Ira. who isoperating the home farm; and John, deceased.Ira married Jennie Berry, a daughter of Georgeand Jane Berry, and they have four children,Gerald, James Temple, Eugene and George. Benjamin Croxen of this review votes with therepublican party, having been one of its stanchadvocates since its organization- His son Ira isan independent republican. Mr. Croxen has led alife of activity and usefulness, developing acharacter which commands respect and is worthyof emulation, and now in the evening of life hereceives the esteem and veneration which shouldever be accorded to those who have traveled far onlifes journey
    File:Past and present of Will County, Illinois (1907
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    Ann Scroxton and Benjamin Scroxton, baptism, 13 Dec 1829, Little Harrowden
    Ann Scroxton and Benjamin Scroxton, baptism, 13 Dec 1829, Little Harrowden
    Ann and Benjamin Croxen, parents, Benjamin (labourer) and Ann (Roe) Croxen, baptism, 13 Dec 1829, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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