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Elizabeth (Crossman) Hemenway (abt. 1802 - 1882)

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Elizabeth (Betsey) Hemenway formerly Crossman
Born about in Maine, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Massachusetts, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Profile last modified 8 Jul 2019 | Created 21 Jun 2018
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Betsey Crosman was born about 1802 in Maine.

She was the mother of Civil War veteran First Sergeant Alexander Freeman Hemenway of the famous 54th Massachusetts regiment.


  • 1860: Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband, son Alexander, daughter-in-law Emily, grandchildren and Dianna Wright
  • 1850: Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and children

Census Race

  • 1860: Mulatto
  • 1850: Black


She passed away 1 December 1880[1]or 16 August 1882.


  1. Carvalho
  • 1850 United States Federal Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Worcester Ward 3, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_342; Page: 155A; Image: 120
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_527; Page: 218; Family History Library Film: 803527 (as Elisabeth Hemenway)
  • Carvalho, Joseph. Black Families in Hamden County, Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical Society, 2011.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #139599702

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