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Roseanna Grimesey Crubaugh Babcock
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1811
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death: Oct. 7, 1887
Mount Hope
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA

Roseanna Grimesey was born in County Tyrone in what was Ireland in 1811 to John W. Grimesey and Ann Jones. She was the first of their nine children. She migrated to the U.S. in 1826 and married William Crubaugh (1810) in 1835. They had three boys, John Frederick (1836-1910), George William (1840-<1900), and Robert George (1844-1921). The family moved to Wisconsin in the 1850s and settled there. William Crubaugh died in 1856 and Roseanna married Benjamin Babcock in 1861. He died sometime between 1870 and 1880. Roseanna died in 1887.

The bio of Roseanna and William (1810) below is excerpted from the book - "Crubaugh, the American Story" by William Leon Crubaugh, Jr.


William, born in 1810, was a son of Frederick and Ester "Hetty" Crubaugh of Centre Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. His elder siblings were Issabella, Isaac, Frederick II, and George.
On March 15, 1835, William and Rosannah Grimesey were married by J.P. Richardson, in Columbiana County. William was 25, and Rosannah, 22 years of age.
Rosannah, born in 1813, in County Tyrone, Ireland, was the first of nine children of John W. and Ann (Jones) Grimesey. Her parents, both natives of Ireland, were born in 1775, and 1784, respectively. Rosannah was 13 years old when her family migrated to America in 1826. They settled first in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York, and then moved westward to New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio, and later on to Hanover in Licking County, Ohio. Her father John's occupation was "Foundryman". With the exception of the youngest, Charles Wilbur, all of her siblings were born in Ireland. Rosannah's siblings were:
Margaret - m. Stacy Stratton
Mary - m. William Moore, 16 Jul 1837
Ann Eliza - m. George Winsworth, 6 Sep 1848
Catherine - m. Shillato
Robert - m. Lydia Painter, 13 Nov 1851
Annis J. - m. Kingsland
John W. - m. Lucinda Painter, 24 May 1845
Charles W. - m. Beulah Leith, 22 Mar 1849

The three children of William and Rosannah were born in Columbiana County. John Frederick was born on September 9, 1836; George William was born in 1838; and Robert George was born on February 17, 1844.
By the year of 1845, William had moved his family to Paris Township, in Stark County, Ohio. He was a farmer living in the area which is near to what is now the city of Alliance. During that year, William B. Crubaugh, son of Isaac, made a trip alone on horseback from New Lisbon to visit his uncle William, Aunt Rosannah, and family.

William and Rosannah and their sons, left Ohio in 1856, for Wisconsin, to join some of Rosannah's family members, and start a new life in Grant County. William died of cholera en route, near Chicago, Illinois. Rosannah continued on with her three boys and settled on a 120 acre homestead at the mouth of Dark Hollow, in Sections 13, and 14, in Millville, Township. The homestead was adjacent to the home of her sister, Mary, and brother-in-law, William Moore. In addition to Mary, who came in 1845, four other sisters and one brother came to the Millville, and Mt. Hope, Wisconsin area. Ann Winsworth and husband George came in 1849. Margaret Stratton, Catherine Shillato, and Annis Kingsland also came with their families in 1856, and Charles W. in 1852.
The 1860 Census in Millville Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, listed Rosannah as Head of Household, and her three sons engaged in farming.

Rosannah was married to Benjamin Babcock on September 1, 1861. The ceremony was performed by her youngest brother, Charles Wilbur Grimesey, Justice of Peace, Millville Township. Two of her sons, Robert G. and John F., enlisted in the Wisconsin Volunteers to oppose the South in the Civil War.
Rosannah died October 7, 1887, when 74 years of age, at Mount Hope Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, and was buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery there. There is no headstone; however, cemetery records indicate she was buried in a plot next to that of Benjamin Babcock, Jr.
Family links: 
  John Frederick Crubaugh (1836 - 1910)*
  Robert George Crubaugh (1844 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethlehem Cemetery
Mount Hope
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Richard Holmes
Record added: Nov 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120201318
Roseanna <i>Grimesey</i> Crubaugh Babcock
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