Mary Minerva Sexton was born in 1841 in Ohio to Henry Youmans Sexton and Minerva Peat. Mary Minerva was the half-sister of my great-great-grandmother Jane Ann Sexton Tillotson.
Mary Minerva married William H. Crowe who was born June 3, 1833 in Pennsylvania to Archibald Crowe and his wife Mary. Wiliiam was probably the William Crowe listed as a resident farmer in Elsie in an 1860 business directory in Michigan. The 1860 census shows William age 27 and Mary age 19 as married with no children (and a farmhand named William Dodge).
Mary and William later moved to Crete, Will County, Illinois. They had three children:
Anna S. Crowe was born March 20, 1863 in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan. She married Thomas W. Kavanagh on June 4, 1890 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Thomas was born in New York in 1863. Anna and Thomas had at least 5 children.
Anna Frances Kavanagh was born April 5, 1891 in Cook County, Illinois. She married Arthur Mount Bean on August 8, 1914. Arthur was born November 27, 1883 in Illinois. Anna and Arthur had three children.
Arthur Sr. was a dentist
Anna Frances Kavanagh Bean died August 30, 1965. Arthur Mount Bean Sr. died September 9, 1973.
Katharyn Kavanagh was born in January 1893 in Illinois.
Townsend Kavanagh was born in July 1895 in Illinois. He and his wife Ellen had at least two children.
John E. Kavanagh was born about 1905.
Dorothy Kavanagh was born about 1907.
Thomas Kavanagh died sometime before 1910. Anna lived her final years with her daughter Anna Bean's family in Chicago. Anna died January 26, 1945 and is buried in Memorial Park cemetery in Skokie, Cook County, Illinois.
Anna Crowe Kavanagh.
Milton Crowe was born November 6, 1870 in Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois. He was living with Caroline Maria Sexton and Albert C. Bennett in 1880, probably after the death of his mother.
Milton married Abbie F. Coleman.
Milton Crowe died October 4, 1947 in Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan.
Frank Wallace Crowe was born May 4, 1876 in Englewood (Chicago), Cook County, Illinois. Frank married Bessie Viola Griffith on June 23, 1909 in Bellaire, Antrim County, Michigan. Bessie was born February 10, 1884 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan to Lewis C. Griffith and Sarah A. Brown.
Frank and Bessie had three children.
Robert M. Crowe was born December 8, 1912 in Michigan and died November 5, 1999 in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan.
Vivian M. Crowe was born in 1914 and died in 2000. She married Walter B. Slocum. They had no children.
Donald M. Crowe was born in July 26, 1925 in Michigan. Donald married Ida Rose Wallace who was born April 4, 1926 in Alabama to Arthur Edgar Wallace and Myrtle Reynolds. They had one son.
Donald M. Crowe died July 26, 2002 in Ocala, Marion County, Florida. Ida Wallace Crowe died September 5, 2004 in Ocala, Marion County, Florida.
Bessie Griffith Crowe died in 1938 in Kendall, Van Buren County, Michigan. Frank Wallace Crowe died in 1947.
Around time Mary died in 1880, William moved his family to West Hammond, Cook County, Illinois. William died on December 12, 1919 in West Hammond (Calumet City), Cook Country, Illinois.
Lindsay Benet Crowe Griffin supplied some of the biographical information. Thomas Tompkins supplied the photos.
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