Biography of Lawrence L. Crosby of Batavia, NY

Lawrence L. Crosby, attorney, was born in Bergen in 1835. His grandfather, Jedediah, came from Connecticut in 1805, settling on lots 9 and 10, section 7, of the Triangle tract, about one mile north of the village. His wife was Mabel Austin, also from Connecticut. The father of Lawrence L. (Luther), born in i 8o6, was the first white child born in Bergen. He married Mary Ann Avery. and resided in Bergen all his life, being justice of the peace for 20 years, supervisor several terms, and a colonel of dragoons of the old uniformed militia. He died in 1864, and his wife in 1857. Of a family of five children Lawrence L. is the only one now living. He commenced the study of law in Iowa, and continued it in the office of Wakeman & Bryan, of Batavia, being admitted to practice in 1860. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. I, 5th Mich. Cavalry, and served with them 20 months. He was then transferred to the Signal Corps, serving there until the close of the war. He commenced practice in Bergen, and since 1874 has continued it in Batavia. He served as clerk of the village five years, and is now serving as police justice. He isadjutant of Upton Post, G. A. R., and second lieutenant in the National Guard. Mr. Crosby was married, in 1866, to Miss Joan, daughter of Briggs Loring. an old resident of Bergen They have one child, Harriet D.

FROM: 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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