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Sarah Mariah Richmond Crossman
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1830
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1930
Illinois, USA

An article (written in January 1931) in the Lombard Spectator newspaper, was entitled: "Lombard Woman Dies At Age of 100 Years, 9 Months and 3 Days". The article referred to the long life of Mrs. Sarah (Richmond) Phillips Crossman. She was born to Amaziah and Caroline Richmond in upstate New York when Indians still roamed the countryside and life was harsh. She married Jacob Phillips in about 1848 in Camillus, NY area; they had a daughter Catherine. Sarah and her husband and child and others of her Richmond family moved to Illnois around 1850, many of them settling in Naperville and nearby communities. In 1862, she had a son named Arthur; one year later her husband Jacob died. Sarah lived in Chicago for many years, and in fact was living there during the diastrous Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In about 1884, Sarah married Elisha Crossman, also of Chicago. Toward the end of her life, Sarah was widowed once again, and lived with her son Arthur Phillips and daughter-in-law, Ada at 443 South Edson in the community of Lombard, IL. She was survived by her son, Arthur Phillips; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great grand children. Two of the granddaughters lived in Lombard in 1931 (Mrs. Roland Leon and Mrs. Walter Weber.) Most genealogy data bases list Sarah Crossman's birth date as March 17, 1831. But whether she was 99 or 100, she was a "grand old lady". She was laid to rest in Naperville Cemetery beside her husband Jacob Phillips, who was buried in 1863.

(In August 2010, Naperville researcher Tim Ory found a space next to Jacob Phillips, but no marker for his wife Sarah.)
Family links: 
  Amaziah Richmond (1804 - 1889)
  Caroline Harris Rogers Richmond (1804 - 1873)
  Jacob L. Phillips (1825 - 1863)
  Elisha C. Crossman (1828 - 1911)
  Catherine A. Philips Burnham (1850 - 1920)*
  Caroline Matilda Richmond Lent (1829 - 1907)*
  Sarah Mariah Richmond Crossman (1830 - 1930)
  Jonathan Richmond (1834 - 1899)*
  Adaline E. Richmond Pease (1837 - 1921)*
  William H. Richmond (1839 - 1915)*
  John H. Richmond (1841 - 1894)*
  Julia Ann Richmond Mallory (1843 - 1901)*
  George H. Richmond (1848 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Naperville Cemetery
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57016120
Sarah Mariah <i>Richmond</i> Crossman
Added by: Valarie Vine
Sarah Mariah <i>Richmond</i> Crossman
Added by: Valarie Vine
Sarah Mariah <i>Richmond</i> Crossman
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"Sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the years, One season following another, laden with happiness and tears"
- V
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013

- V
 Added: Jan. 31, 2011
Sarah, thanks for "standing in" for myG2Grandmother Caroline in the 4-generation photograph.
- Valarie
 Added: Aug. 13, 2010

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