Mary (Brace) Crosby gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. 1822 in Austerlitz, Columbia County, NY
D. January 8, 1860
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  • Husband: Jared M. Crosby; born about 1822 in Canaan, Columbia County, NY; married (1) Mary Brace on February 15, 1847 in Austerlitz, Columbia County, NY; Jared died December 3, 1863 (See section pertaining to Jared M. Crosby buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery). After the death of Mary, Jared married (2) Lucy C. Hollister on February 26, 1861 in Lake County, IL. Lucy was born July 1834 in New York and died 1915 buried in Edison Cemetery, Edison, Furnas County, NE.
  • Children:
    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 Elia are buried in DeBeque Cemetery, Mesa County, CO
    3. Adelaide Lucy “Addie” (Crosby) Pearson born about 1859 in Illinois; married Henry Pearson (1852-1926) on January 6, 1881 in Henry County, IL; Adelaide died April 1930 in Nebraska; Adelaide and Henry along with her stepmother, Lucy Crosby are buried in Edison Cemetery, Furnas County, NE

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 53, 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.