Biography of Ross Crossley
Allen County, OH Biographies

ROSS CROSSLEY, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Warren County, Ohio, December 23, 1818, son of Joseph and Mary (Wright) Crossley, who settled in Bath Township, in 1832, locating on the farm now owned by George French, where they resided about a year, when they removed to Perry Township, and there lived and died. Joseph Crossley was a Baptist minister, and served as justice of the peace of Perry Township, this county, for several terms. He had ten children: Sally (deceased). Samuel (deceased), Eliza (deceased), Julia A. (deceased). Huldah, Joseph (deceased), Reynolds, Ross, James and William (deceased). Our subject was fourteen years of age when his parents came to Allen County, and has resided in Perry Township since 1833. He was married January 9, 11844, to Phebe, daughter of Henry and Joan (Davis) Apple, and who has resided in Perry Township since 1832. By this union there were twelve children, of whom ten are now living : Lavina (wife of Robert Hill); Elizabeth A. (wife of Joseph Tapscott); Henry, Isaiah S., Cloyd J., Miner C., Viola L., Elmer E., Arminta and Eddie E. Mr. Crossley settled in 1847 on his present farm, most of which he has cleared and improved. He was a manufacturer of brick for several years, and the last he made (in 1854) were used in the construction of his present residence, built in 1855. He is one of the substanial farmers of Perry Township; starting in life poor, he has by his own exertions accumulated a fine property. He has never been an office seeker; in politics he is a Democrat

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