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This Version updated October 11, 1999

Compiled by George E. Sawyer


1. Benjamin Crosby born Abt. 1750. Benjamin Crosby emigrated from England about the middle of the eighteenth century, arriving in New York after a long period of suffering by being cast away. The family remained in the vicinity of New York until 1789, when Mr. Crosby, in company with several others, explored the Canisteo Valley and purchased the territory that now comprises the towns of Canisteo and Hornellsville, and thus became one of the original proprietors. In 1790, he settled with his family where Hornellsville is now located and owned there several hundred acres of land. He raised a family of eight children. Among them was Richard Crosby. He married for his first wife Hannah, daughter of Jeremiah Baker, Sr. She died in 1812, and in about 1813 he married Hannah (Thomas) Marshall. Mr. Crosby died about 1822.


2. i Richard Crosby born Abt. 1775.

Second Generation

2. Richard Crosby (1.Benjamin1) born Abt. 1775, Eastern USA, married (1) Abt. 1795, Hannah Baker, born 1776, (daughter of Jeremiah Baker and Anna Stephens) died 1812, married (2) 1813, Hannah Thomas, born 1786, (daughter of Nathan Thomas) died 1863. Richard died 1822. Richard Crosby was a soldier of the revolution and was also ensign of the first military company formed in this county. He was with his father when he first visited the Canisteo Valley and was one of the party which followed the Cohocton to its upper waters.

Children by Hannah Baker:

3. i Benjamin Crosby born Abt. 1797.

ii Hector Crosby.

iii Troylus Crosby.

iv _____ Crosby married Absalom Travis.

v Frederick Crosby.

4. vi John Crosby.

vii _____ Crosby married Charles Travis.

viii Samuel Crosby.

Children by Hannah Thomas:

5. ix Elizabeth Crosby.

x Ulysses Crosby.

xi Robert Crosby.

6. xii Nathan Crosby born 26-Mar-1815.

Third Generation

3. Benjamin Crosby (2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born Abt. 1797, married Abigail ______.


7. i Benjamin Crosby, Jr. born 22-Jul-1825.

4. John Crosby (2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) married Abt. 1830, Cynthia Baker, born 30-Mar-1813, (daughter of Jeremiah Baker, Jr. and Eunice Powers) died 30-Sep-1896, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York.


8. i Eunice M. Crosby born 19-Feb-1831.

ii Jeremiah Crosby born 1836.

5. Elizabeth Crosby (2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) married Frank Hallett.


i Lavina H. Hallett born 1860, married 10-Apr-1912, in Jasper, Steuben County, New York., ______ Colvin.

6. Nathan Crosby (2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 26-Mar-1815, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., Occupation: Lumberman/Farmer, married 1836, Nancy Hallett, born 19-Nov-1820, (daughter of Elijah Hallett and Nancy Stanton). Nathan died 21-Dec-1898, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York.


i Elizabeth Crosby born Abt. 1837.

9. ii Hiram Crosby born 19-Jul-1841.

10. iii Byron Crosby born 3-Mar-1854.

11. iv Lewis Crosby born Abt. 1855.

Fourth Generation

7. Benjamin Crosby, Jr. (3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 22-Jul-1825, married 1848, Roba (Robey) S. Preston, born 16-Jun-1828, (daughter of Newman Preston and Clarissa Stephens). Benjamin died 9-Nov-1878.


12. i John W. Crosby born 13-May-1850.

8. Eunice M. Crosby (4.John3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 19-Feb-1831, married Amos B. Stanton, Lt., born 1826, (son of Sherman E. Stanton) Occupation: Carpenter and Soldier, died 4-Jun-1864, Petersburg, Virginia. Eunice died 19-May-1896. Amos: Amos B. Stanton is the half-brother of Catherine "Kate" Stanton which can be found in the Stanton genealogy. "Kate" Stanton is the gr-gr-grandmother of Helen Ann (Jessup) Sawyer, the compiler of this genealogy. Amos B. Stanton's wife, Eunice Crosby is related to the family of Baker which played a dramatic part in the growth and development of both Canisteo and Hornell. Amos B. Stanton was killed in Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War and was listed as "Killed in Action." He and his wife are buried in the cemetery at the top of the hill entering into the Baker's Gulch Rd. outside of Canisteo. He was a carpenter by trade, which business he followed until 1861, when he enlisted in the 86th N.Y. Vols., and June 16, 1864 was killed in the front at Petersburg. He held the office of first lieutenant in his company and was a fearless and true officer and soldier, always ready to come to the front in the time of battle.


i Iza (Ida) E. Stanton born Abt. 1855, married _____ Roosa, born Abt. 1855.

ii Lewis L. Stanton born 1857, Occupation: School Teacher, died 9-Jun-1880.

13. iii John Sherman Stanton born 5-Apr-1859.

9. Hiram Crosby (6.Nathan3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 19-Jul-1841, married 1865, Julia A. Ordway, born 11-Jun-1846, (daughter of William H. Ordway and Mary Hallett) died 23-Nov-1922, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York. Hiram died 7-Nov-1908, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York.


i Myron Clark Crosby.

ii William H. Crosby born 1866, married (1) 16-Sep-1891, in Cameron, Steuben County, New York., _____ Jack, married (2) 11-Aug-1895, in Rathbone, Steuben County, New York., _____ Campbell.

iii Mary Crosby born 1870, married (1) 27-May-1891, in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., Martin Wallace, married (2) 8-Sep-1907, in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., James O. Baker, born 1866, (son of Orsamus Baker and Esther Babcock) died 1938.

14. iv George Crosby born 1875.

10. Byron Crosby (6.Nathan3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 3-Mar-1854, married 3-Oct-1877, in Jasper, Steuben County, New York., Sylvia Travis, born 20-Mar-1861, Steuben County, New York., (daughter of Amasa Travis and Sarah J. France) died 1951, Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo, New York. Byron died 27-May-1921, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo, New York.


i Florence Crosby born 1878, married 28-Jul-1909, in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., Walter H. Brasted, born 1884, (son of P. O. Brasted and Mary Manhart).

11. Lewis Crosby (6.Nathan3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born Abt. 1855, married Ellen Holmes, born Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York, (daughter of L.P. Holmes).


i George Crosby.

ii Marshall Crosby.

Fifth Generation

12. John W. Crosby (7.Benjamin4, 3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 13-May-1850, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., married (1) 4-Jul-1871, Maria Roosa, born 20-Dec-1852, died 27-Feb-1878, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., married (2) 11-Jun-1879, Chloe J. Baker, born 9-Mar-1851, (daughter of Asa M. Baker and Mary Ann Otto) died 29-Sep-1907, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York.

Children by Maria Roosa:

15. i Edith Crosby born 30-Jul-1873.

Children by Chloe J. Baker:

16. ii Leonard Asa Crosby born 2-Aug-1880.

iii Floyd B. Crosby born 13-Apr-1883, died 1-Jun-1900.

13. John Sherman Stanton (8.Eunice4, 4.John3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 5-Apr-1859, Adrian, Steuben County, New York, Occupation: Farmer in Canisteo NY, married 1-Dec-1887, Elizabeth Ordway, (daughter of Daniel Ordway and Caroline Preston). John died 1952, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York. John Sherman Stanton, tax collector of the Town of Canisteo, was born April 5, 1859 at Adrian, NY., the son of Amos B. and Eunice (Crosby) Stanton. John S. Stanton was educated in the local school at Adrian, Alfred University, and the Bay City, Michigan schools. He taught for a time, then engaged in farming for 25 years, removing to Canisteo Village in 1920. Since that time he has been in the employ of the Erie R.R. Company. Public positions: Trustee, Adrian School for several years; Justice of the Peace 4 years; Collector, Canisteo Town, 1934 to date. He married Dec. 1, 1887, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Caroline (Preston) Ordway. She is a member of the Methodist Church of Canisteo. All five of their sons are members of the Masonic fraternity as was their grandfather, Lt. Amos B. Stanton.


i Lewis Ordway Stanton married Violet DeFlesco.

ii Nelson C. Stanton married Evelyn Coller.

iii Kenneth M. Stanton married Grace Templeton.

iv Ordway D. Stanton married Helen Dailey.

v Marion Eloise Stanton born 1894, married 14-Jul-1918, in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., Henry W. Hollands.

vi Adrian B. Stanton born 1897, married 16-Aug-1925, Anna May Dennis. Adrian died 1959, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York.

14. George Crosby (9.Hiram4, 6.Nathan3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 1875, married 22-Jun-1895, in Hornell, Steuben County, New York., Florence Orvis.


i Seymore Crosby born 1897, married 9-Apr-1924, in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., _____ Judd.

Sixth Generation

15. Edith Crosby (12.John5, 7.Benjamin4, 3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 30-Jul-1873, married 10-Sep-1901, Leroy Merrill.


i Hazel Merrill.

16. Leonard Asa Crosby (12.John5, 7.Benjamin4, 3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 2-Aug-1880, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., married 28-Apr-1904, Lola Daisy Stephens, born 12-Apr-1884, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., (daughter of Caleb Stephens and Rachel King) died 8-Jun-1971, Erie, Pa. Leonard died 4-Jan-1955, Erie, Pa.


i Ivan Baker Crosby born 20-Oct-1905, married Lillian Nordberg. Ivan died 27-Mar-1990, Buchanon, Tennessee.

17. ii Earl Stephens Crosby born 21-Jul-1908.

iii Lynn Crosby.

18. iv Lois Crosby.

v Paul Wayne Crosby.

19. vi Shirley Elizabeth Crosby.

vii Hugh P. Crosby.

Seventh Generation

17. Earl Stephens Crosby (16.Leonard6, 12.John5, 7.Benjamin4, 3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) born 21-Jul-1908, Canisteo, Steuben County, New York., married Abt. 1930, Anne ______, born Abt. 1910. Earl died 21-Jun-1994, Placerville, California.


i Dennis Crosby born Abt. 1930.

ii Carrie Crosby born Abt. 1932.

18. Lois Crosby (16.Leonard6, 12.John5, 7.Benjamin4, 3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) married (1) Bradley Johnson, married (2) Thomas "Tommy" Smith.

Children by Bradley Johnson:

i Carol Johnson.

ii Robert Johnson.

iii Harold Johnson.

iv Nancy Johnson.

19. Shirley Elizabeth Crosby (16.Leonard6, 12.John5, 7.Benjamin4, 3.Benjamin3, 2.Richard2, 1.Benjamin1) married Eugene Felix Glaunert, (son of Felix Glaunert and Hellen Kulas).


i James Allen Glaunert married (1) Donhus Jan Davis, married (2) Patricia Dawson.

ii Mark Stephens Glaunert married Gabrielle Anne Ison, (daughter of Eugene Ison and Anni ______).

iii Bruce Wayne Glaunert married Susan Davis.

iv Sharon Kay Glaunert married Bruce Post Edwards.