Keziah Crosley1,2

(circa 1756 - )

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Relationship5th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Some Background

Keziah Crosley was also known as Keziah Crossley.5
FatherJohn Crosley3 (22 Aug 1727 - c. 1789)
MotherAlice Malin4 (bfr 1728 - aft 1764)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildKeziah Crosley was born circa 1756, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.6
BrideKeziah Crosley married Nathaniel Donham, son of John Singletary alias Dunham, circa 1775 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, Province of New Jersey, British Middle Colonies. Some sources give the year if their marriage as 1773. However, the birth date of Nathaniel Donham's daughter Mary is given as 5 May 1774. And, "Mary Dunham Lee names her son David Sutton (Lee), therefore it seems unlikely that she was from his (Nathanile Donham) second marriage to Kezia Crosley."7,8,9

Children with Nathaniel Donham:

Residences and Censuses

Keziah Crosley appeared on the census of 1820 in Clermont Co., Ohio.


Kezia Donham was named executrix and an heir in the will of her husband Nathaniel Donham, dated 29 September 1812, in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., New York.
     In the Name of God Amen, I Nathaniel Donham of the State of Ohio and County Clermont Ohio Township being in Perfect mind for wich I have reason to bless God for knowing that it is once appointed for all once to die I do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament that is to say Prinsably first of all I give and recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth to be Buried in a Decent manner and as touching my worldly estate that it has pleased God to bless me with in this world with, I give and dispose of in the following manner viz first of all give and bequeath to my wife KEZIA one bed and furniture two cows one horse and her choice of saddle and bridle and I give to my children to my sons DAVID, LEWIS, HENRY, ABLE, AMOS, ROBERT and JONATHAN one dollar each and to have no more of my estate. I give to my daughter MARY one bed and I give my Land to my son William with a reserve to my wife as long as she lives and as for the rest of my estate I give one half to my wife and the other half to my son William to be divided as they see cause and I do appoint my wife and my son William to be my executors and I do utterly dissolve, revoke and disannull all and every other testament, will and legacies ,executors by me willed or maid or decreed rattafying and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof have hereunto set my name and seal this twenty ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twelve....Nathaniel Donham....Witnesses present...Jesse Swein, James Arthur, Joseph Arthur.10

Sources - Citations

  1. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  2. [S135] American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) (Middletown, Connecticut, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library, unknown publish date).
  3. [S988] WikiTree, online at:; Data entered by volunteers and needs verification of sources,; accessed 18 Apr 2017; citing: COPE, Gilbert Genealogy of the Sharpless family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 publishd 1887, p. 159. Source of information regarding Crum Crick; Wills: Abstracts and Administrations 1713-1825: Chester Co, PA (Will Book C, pages 200-299). Crosby, John. Ridley. October 15, 1750. C. 247; U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940, Vol. 1, p. 54 - Charles Crosly m. Hannah, 1. Elizabeth 3-0-1795, 2. John 8-22-1717, 3. Samuel 8-31-1732; Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821 - Alice Mahlen, Marriage Date May 1747, Marriage Place Pennsylvania, Spouse's Name John Crosly; WikiTree profile Crosley-28 created through the import of FOWLER FAMILY TREE.ged on Apr 6, 2012 by Catherine Morgan. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Catherine and others.
  4. [S988] WikiTree, online at:,; accessed 18 Apr 2017; citing: Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1700-1821, Alice Mahlen and John Crosly, Marriage Date May 1747; Maln Genealogy.
  5. [S766] Scott T.S. Trimble, The Two DUNHAM / DONHAM Ancestries Beginning in 1600s / 1700s America (America Online Genealogy: by the Author, 6 January 1995), gives this alternate surname spelling.
  6. [S988] WikiTree, online at:,; accessed 18 Apr 2017; citing: Donham TRIMBLE, Scott T. S. Dunham Family History , printed book © August 1995 online version © August 2000; United States Census, 1820, Ohio, Clermont, Ohio, United States, p. 73, Kezia Donham, 1820 - Kezia is over 45, and she lives with a 10-16 female (an unknown daughter?); GRAHAM, Martha Crosley. Charles Crosley Genealogy.
  7. [S1007] Patricia Junkin, "Re: Dunham," e-mail message to Gratia S. Mahony and cc SCTracy, 16 Nov 1997, names son of Mary Dunham Lee; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  8. [S109] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, (Online subscription database., Operations, Provo, Utah); These records consist of information of varying accuracy and need confirmation from original sources. Birth year: 1733; Birth city: Woodbridge; Birth state: NJ.
  9. [S1009] Nathaniel Donham Will (29 Sep 1812), Recorded August 1820; Last Will and Testament. Ohio, Clermont Co. Will Book B, pg 469; Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.Names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  10. [S1009] Nathaniel Donham Will Ohio, Clermont Co. Will Book B, pg 469; names, relationships.
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