I know that James Crowell married Francis Fitz Randolph. They had John who married Mary Marsh who had Stewart Crowell. He married Lettie Thornall (daughter of Lewis) and had Anne who married Josephus Shann (b.1819). The thing is, on the 1900 census, josephus shann jr. is listed as william and he has a son named William. This all leads to my husbands family in Brooklyn. Maybe William is Josephus Sr.'s brother?