Biography of Richard D. Crosley
Crawford County, PA Biographies

RICHARD D. CROSLEY, mason, Cambridgehoro, was born in Collins, Steuben Co., N. Y., November 5, 1825; son of Moses and Catherine (Avers) Crosley, who settled in Hayfield Township, this county, in 1834. Only four of the eleven children born to them are now living: James in Cortland County, N. Y., Edwin, in Illinois, Moses, in Hayfield Township, this county, and Richard D., who resided in Hayfield Township, this county, till he was twenty five years of age. He learned his trade at Conneautville, and in 1858 located in Cambridge, where he has lived ever since. Our subject has been twice married; on the first occasion, December 29, 1860, to Mary L., daughter of Samuel St. John, of Washington Township, Erie Co., Penn., by whom there were two children: Mary C., wife of Derastus Closson, of Cussewago Township, this county, and Miles R. His second marriage, May 30. 1875. was with Martha Collins, a native of Delaware, of German descent, and a daughter of Samuel H. and Eliza R. (Cole) Collins, of South Carolina. Mr. Crosley has been a School Director of Hayfield, and has held other minor offices. In politics he is a Republican.

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