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Amos Crosby, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1787
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1869
Spring Hill
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

His plantation is still standing today and is called Bellemonte. It is currently valued at $6 million. It was burned and rebuilt by Amos. The family had to leave the farm during the Civil War when the Northern troops marched through Augusta Co. The family barely had time to grab the children and some of their possessions before the advancing troops arrived. The family he sold the land to was related to us per Sadie Froom. He was a lawyer. (Bartenslager?)

BIRTH: from tombstone and bible records. The 1870 mortality schedule says he was born in PA but the censuses of 1850 and 1860 say he was born in VA.

MARRIAGE: Amos Crosby m. Mary Anderson bond Mar 24 1813. Married Mar 25 1813 Vol II p 32 Per notes of Eastern Mennonite College it was June 10 1813 and minister was William King.

Married- By Rev. William King, Mr. Amos Crosby, to Miss Mary Anderson, daughter of Capt. Alexander Anderson, all of Augusta County. (p. 3, c. 4) Publication Thursday, April 1, 1813. Gen. note From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 324).

CENSUS: 1820 Waynesboro, Augusta Co, VA 211-1111-2-41-7-7
2 males under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 2 people in agriculture, 4 free white people under 16, 1 free person over 25, 7 free persons, 7 total
1820 U S Census: Waynesboro, Augusta, Virginia, Page: 14; NARA Roll: M33_132; Image: 26.

CENSUS: 1850 Crosby, Amos Year: 1850 County: Augusta Township: 2nd District State: Virginia Roll: M432_934 Page: 263 Image: 108.
Amos Crosby 65 VA, Alexander 37, William 29, Amos 27, Joshua R 20, John R 17, Mary 13, Sarah 24, Virginia 2, John Lambert 33, Henry C Hill 12, Mary Minor 34 black.

CENSUS: 1860
Amos Crosby Sr 73 VA
Joshua Crosby 30
Hester Stover 37
Mary C Stover 13
Alexander Stover 11
Martha Stover 9
Amos Crosby 33
Sarah F Crosby 23
Mary M Crosby 1
Franklin Freeman 3
John R. Crosby 26 cooper born VA
Lucie J. 23
Rebecca C. 3
Clementine J. 1/12
John S. Lambert 36 farmer
Rebecca 36
Lucie A. 8
Laura A. 5
Charles W. 3
1860; Census Place: North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; Roll M653_1333; Page: 936; Image: 414.

DEATH: mortality table schedule 2 of 1870 census family 77 Amos Crosby age 83 born Pennsylvania, died Aug 1869 farmer cause of death Asthma.

OBIT: Staunton Spectator Sep 14 1869. Died Aug 30, Monday, at his residence near Spring Hill, Mr. Amos Crosby, in his 83rd year. member of the Methodist Church.

WILL: None found in Augusta Co per Clerk of Courthouse.

TOMBSTONE: Amos Crosby died Aug 29 1869 Aged 83. He has his own family cemetery on his land at top of small hill. Fenced and maintained. Family Bible also states he died August 29, 1869.

NEWS: Connelly, Captain No 29 Captain Connelly, a young man, of black complexion, was born of a free woman, and bound out as an apprentice by the Overseers of the Poor for Augusta County, to Amos Crosby; being now freed of his apprenticeship, is hereby registered this 29th day of March 1820.

Crosby, Amos. grantee. Title Land grant 22 July 1824. Summary Location: Augusta County. Description: 27 1/2 acres on the waters of Jennings br. adjoin.g the lands of John Faul, Jacob Ackert and others. Source: Land Office Grants No. 73, 1823-1825, p. 272 (Reel 139). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Parents: His father named him in his will as executor. Amos' lineage is proven on DAR papers of descendants and family records written by his grandson John Crosby through both his father George and mother Susannah. He was named for his maternal grandfather Amos Evans. 
Family links: 
  George Crosby (1765 - 1846)
  Susanna Evans Crosby (1767 - 1813)
  Mary Anderson Crosby (1795 - 1847)
  Alexander Crosby (1815 - 1899)*
  William Crosby (1821 - 1905)*
  Hester Crosby Stover (1823 - 1909)*
  Rebecca Crosby Lambert (1824 - 1902)*
  Amos Stover Crosby (1827 - 1891)*
  Amos Crosby (1787 - 1869)
  Esther Crosby Anderson (1788 - 1867)*
  Sarah Crosby Hanger (1789 - 1815)*
  William Crosby (1815 - 1901)**
  Malinda Catherine Crosby Fishburne (1825 - 1864)**
*Calculated relationship
Crosby Cemetery
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Christos Christou Jr.
Originally Created by: Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
Record added: Mar 11, 2008
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Amos Crosby, Sr
Added by: Christos Christou Jr.
Amos Crosby, Sr
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Amos Crosby, Sr
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- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Feb. 25, 2011
Gone but never forgotten. Your wife's 1st cousin 5 times removed, Sammy & Family
- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Mar. 11, 2008

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