Biography of Samuel Thompson Crosby
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Crosby, Samuel Thompson, Potsdam, was born on a farm in the town of Madrid, near Potsdam, August 18, 1839 son of Henry, a native of Ireland. born in Belfast, December 25, 1806, and came to this country when twenty years of age. He first located on a farm in the town of Madrid, where he resided until 1850, when he bought a farm of 132 acres in Potsdam, where he died August 20, 1875. He married in Madrid in 1833, Mary, daughter of George Morgan, one of the early settlers of Potsdam, and had eight children, six of whom are still living: Catherine, wife of Brainard Hall, of Madrid; Julia, wife of Abraham Loomis, of Norwood; Henry G., of Cazenovia, Kent county, Mich.; Thomas, who lives on the old homestead; Ellen, wife of Darwin Hall, of Lake Park, Iowa; and Samuel T. Mrs. Crosby still lives on the old homestead, aged eighty years. Samuel lived on his parents' farm until he was twenty four years of age. His first business venture was made in Somerset, Niagara county, where he was employed on a farm for over four years. After spending a year in Michigan in 1808, he bought a farm of 110 acres on the Ogden tract, where he has erected a beautiful residence, He conducts this as a dairy farm, with twenty head of cattle and three horses. He married in 1873 Angeline, daughter of Enoch Hibbard, of Adrian, Mich., and they have two sons: Henry Enoch, now in his seventeenth year; and Ernest Samuel, now in his ninth year. Mr. Crosby and family are members of the Seven Day Adventist's Church Society of Buck's Bridge. Besides this farm Mr. Crosby owns the old Sylvenus Ellis farm on the Canton road of 111 acres, which he leases.

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