Biography of Peter Crossman of Pavilion, NY

Peter Crosman, born in Morris, N. J, March 14, 1782, when six years of age went to Pennsylvania with his parents, and came to Genesee County in 1809, settling at the foot of Burleigh Hill. About six years later he moved one mile west of Pavilion. He was a soldier of 1812, and married Hannah, daughter of David Bowen, who came from Wales. Their children were William, Samuel, Frances M., and Marion. He died in March, 1864, aged 82 years. The father of Peter was William, who was born in Connecticut, September 24, 1757, of Scotch ancestry. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He married Martha, daughter of Dr. Lewis Workman, who died at the age of 101 and his wife at the age of 96. They had four sons and four daughters. He died in 1813, and was the first person buried in the Pavilion Cemetery. He was a member of the Universalist Church. Mrs. Frances M. Crosman and her brother William are the only surviving members of Peter Crosman's family.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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