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Josiah Frazier Crosby

Full Name: Josiah Frazier Crosby
Birth date: January 3, 1829
Death date: January 3, 1904

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 5th (1) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(1) A post office operated at Magoffinsville in 1852 and 1853. In January 1854 an army post was established there. In March 1854 the post was officially designated Fort Bliss. Handbook of Texas Online .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Josiah [F.] Crosby, age 25, native state South Carolina, emigrated from Alabama in 1838, lawyer, postoffice McGoffinsville, El Paso County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Judge Josiah Frazier Crosby, born 1829, death date 1/3/1904, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County. Includes portrait and obituary. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • CROSBY, JOSIAH FRAZIER (1829-1904). Birth date 1/3/1829; death date 1/3/1904. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, acting quartermaster general with Henry H. Sibley and later adjutant general on the staff of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Judge Crosby at Rest," El Paso Daily Times, 1/6/1904, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "In 1852 the deceased came to El Paso and in '54 and '56 he was elected to the state legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Josiah Frazier Crosby. Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas, 1880, New York, pp. 38-39. Birth date 1/3/1829; native of Charleston, South Carolina. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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