Calvinist Baptist Cemetery, Marker #4
Joanna was born 12 September 1834 and died 9 September 1862, the daughter of William S and Eunice (Landers) Raymond who are also buried in the Calvinist Baptist Cemetery and named on the same grave marker. Joanna married 21 November 1853 Nelson Crosby about whom only his parents are known. They had one known child, Philotea.
Joanna is descended from several families who have been in Nova Scotia a very long time. One of her ancestors may have been William Knowlton, whose grave marker in Shelburne is among the earliest for any English settler in Nova Scotia, it simply reads William Knowlton, 1632. Joanna is also a Mayflower descendant, being descended from Mayflower passengers, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, John Howland, John Tilley and Richard Warren.
More information about Joanna, and her parents may be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have information about Joanna, particularly the life of her husband Nelson Crosby.