Mary (McHenry) Croasmun

On 30 April 1878, Mary (McHenry) Croasmun died in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She was my spouse’s 4th great-grandmother.

Mary McHenry was born on 12 February 1799, in East Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She was the third of eight children born to James McHenry and Elizabeth Stuchell, who were married in 1795 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 27 July 1812, when Mary was only 13 years old, her father James McHenry died. He was only 37 years old. (Incidentally, both of James’ parents died in 1812, as well. Perhaps there was a pervasive sickness that went through their community that year?) With James’ death, Elizabeth (Stuchell) McHenry was left to raise eight children on her own.

On 15 July 1819, Mary McHenry married Asa Croasmun in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Asa was the son of Asa Croasmun and Patience Oliver.

On 22 February 1822, daughter Mary Martha Croasmun (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandmother) was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 8 March 1824, son Isaac Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 9 April 1826, son Nathan Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 1 October 1828, son Asa Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

In 1830, Mary, her husband Asa, one daughter between the age 5-10 (Mary Martha), one son between the age 5-10 (Issac), and two sons under the age of 5 (Nathan and Asa) were residing in Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 10 September 1831, son Miles Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 10 September 1834, James W. Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 25 August 1836, son William Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

In 25 April 1842, daughter Elizabeth Jane Croasmun was born in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 4 October 1850, Mary, her husband Asa, and seven of their children still were living on their farm in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. At the time, the farm was valued at $5,000. Also living with them was Asa’s sister-in-law Mary Croasmun, a widow at the age of 27, and her daughter Eliza, age 6.

In 1851, Mary (McHenry) Croasmun lost her mother, Elizabeth (Stuchell) McHenry. As painful as the loss of a parent is, nothing would compare to the sadness Mary would soon incur.

On 25 January 1853, tragedy struck the Croasmun family. Son William Croasmun died in Hamilton, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was 16 years old.

On 15 August 1860, Mary, her husband Asa, their son Miles, and their daughter Elizabeth were still residing on their farm in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. By now, the property was worth $11,500, and their personal property was valued at $1,310. Sons Issac and Asa and their families lived a few doors down.

On 19 February 1864, Mary’s husband Asa Croasmun died in Hamilton, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old. Asa was buried at White Church Cemetery, in Hamilton, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

On 4 August 1870, Mary (McHenry) Croasmun was residing with her son Miles on his farm (what once was his father’s farm) in North Mahoning, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 30 April 1878, at the age if 79 years, Mary (McHenry) Croasmun died in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She was buried beside her husband at White Church Cemetery, in Hamilton, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

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  1. Carol Lee Rosen

    Thank you for this post. Isn’t it interesting the milestones that survive us? Does your research ever give you any clues about living relatives that may have been lost along the way and where they are now? This whole area of genealogy is so fascinating! Hugs for all you do!

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    • You are quite welcome, Aunt Carol Lee. Believe it or not, finding “lost” living family members is often easier than documenting the lives of some of our ancestors.

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