JARED M. CROSBY

Jared M. Crosby gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. about 1822 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY
D. December 3, 1863
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  • Father: Thomas Baker Crosby born January 20, 1793 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY son of Thomas Crosby (1752-1827); married (1) Lucinda Cregs (1797-1824) on November 29, 1815 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY; married (2) Mary “Polly” Salls (1797-1879) on September 5, 1826 in New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY; Thomas died February 3, 1872 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Thomas Baker Crosby buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Lucinda (Cregs) Crosby born about 1797; married Thomas Baker Crosby on November 29, 1815 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY; Lucinda died November 22, 1824 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY
  • Wife 1: Mary Brace born 1822 in Austerlitz, Columbia County, NY; married Jared Crosby on February 15, 1847 in Austerlitz, Columbia County, NY; Mary died January 8, 1860 in Illinois (See section pertaining to Mary (Brace) Crosby buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Wife 2: Lucy C. Hollister born July 1834 in New York daughter of Timothy Hollister and Keziah Hollister; married Jerrod M. Crosby on February 26, 1861 in Lake County, IL; In 1870, Lucy and her stepdaughter Adelaide had been living with her mother Keziah Hollister in Kewanee, Henry County, IL. In 1910, Lucy had been living with her daughter, Adelaide and her family in Edison, Furnas County, NE; Lucy died 1915; buried in Edison Cemetery, Edison, Furnas County, NE.
  • Children of Jared and Mary (Brace) Crosby
    1. Elizabeth “Libby” (Crosby) Pearson born November 1, 1851 in New York City, NY; In 1870 Elizabeth (age 18) was a domestic servant for Marvin and Eunice Gilbert in Odell, Livingston County, IL; married Thomas Pearson (1851-1930) on December 14, 1874; Elizabeth died October 31, 1930; Elizabeth and Thomas are buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Fillmore County, NE.
    2. George Anson Crosby born about 1856 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL; married Delia Brannick (1858-1914) on August 15, 1882 in Livingston County, IL; George died October 1929; George and Delia are buried in DeBeque Cemetery, Mesa County, CO
    3. Adelaide Lucy “Addie” (Crosby) Pearson born 1858 in Illinois; married Henry Pearson (1852-1926) on January 6, 1881 in Henry County, IL son of Bennett Pearson (1828-1888) and Sarah (Woods) Pearson (1826-1862); Adelaide died April 1930 in Nebraska; Adelaide, Henry and stepmother Lucy Crosby are buried in Edison Cemetery, Edison, Furnas County, NE.
  • Siblings (Children of Thomas and Lucinda (Cregs) Crosby):
    • Eunice Crosby born after 1816 Canaan, Columbia County, NY
    • Allen Crosby born after 1817 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY
    • George Crosby born after 1818 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY
    • Hiram Lester Crosby born April 21, 1824 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY; married Ruth Parmalee (1823-1899) in 1846; Hiram died in 1877; Hiram and Ruth are buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
  • Step Siblings (Children of Thomas and Mary “Polly” (Salls) Crosby):

“Crosby, Clement S., M.D., born in San Bernardino, Cal., November 1, 1867, is the son of Benjamin S. and Caroline (Jaggard) Crosby, he a native of Columbia county, N.Y., and she of New Jersey. The grandfather of Clement S. was Thomas Crosby, a soldier in the War of 1813 and who spent most of his life in Illinois. The father of Clement S. was a Presbyterian minister who in 1838 went to California, where he lived some years and returned to the State of New York and afterward went to Kansas, remaining about ten years, when he returned to New York State and died at Malden-on-the Hudson in July, 1889….”

    • Luana or Lucina Crosby born about 1836 in New York
    • Diantha (Crosby) Drowne born about 1839 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY; married Gideon Smith Drowne (1822-1899) as his second wife; Diantha died February 23, 1923 in Queens, NY; Diantha and Gideon are buried in Canaan Cemetery, Canaan, Columbia County, NY.
    • John H. Crosby born about 1842 in New York; Civil War Veteran, Company D, 146th Illinois Infantry, Second Lieutenant (September 20, 1864-July 8, 1865); married Frances Mary Lee on September 10, 1869 in Lake County, IL; she was born July 28, 1846 in New York and died November 6, 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; John died in 1875; John and Frances are buried in the Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL.

Additional Information:
According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Austerlitz, Columbia County, NY the household members were: Anson Brown, age 51, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Sarah M. Brown, age 43, born in New York; Sarah A. Brown, age 24, born in New York; Jared Crosby, age 27, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Mary Crosby, age 30, born in New York; Moses Brahall, age 72, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Tilpha Nulbert, age 64, born in New York.

According to Genealogy.com forum, “Jared Crosby and Mary Brace by Sally Jankowski on July 31, 2000:

“I checked my CROSBY files and have some good news for you, John. I show Jared CROSBY as the son of Thomas Baker CROSBY and Lucina CREGS. Jared was born in 1822 in Canaan, Columbia co., NY. He married Mary BRACE of Austerlitz, Columbia co., NY on February 15, 1847 in Austerlitz. My source for this information is the Columbia Magazine, Volume 1, Number 3, page 83: Austerlitz Vital Records: CROSBY, Jared, Canaan, 25 years m. BRACE, Mary, Austerlitz on February 15, 1847 (by Rev. T. Woodbridge, Spencertown).”

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