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Little is known of Abigail Crossman's origins. She was born in the late 1780s, most-likely in either Massachusetts or New York State, USA. There were Crossman families living in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in the late 1700s and some of them may have moved to Oneida County, New York, when Seth Snow, Jr., and his family made that trek, in the early 1800s. An "N. Crosman" was recorded in Oneida County, NY on the 1810 US Census, with a daughter about 20 years old & other children. 
Abigail Crossman married Seth Snow Jr.,'s son, Barnabas Snow, in Oneida, New York, USA, about 1809/1810. They had 6 children:
By 1820, the family had moved across the Appalachian Mountains to Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, along with Barnabas' parents and other relatives. On the 1820 US Census, Barnabas Snow was recorded living in Butler County PA, with 3 males under 10 (Hiram, Dan, Ruel), 1 male aged 10-15 (Salmon Snow), 1 male aged 16-25 years (Farm help), 1 male aged 26-44 years (Barnabas), 1 female under 10 (Asenath), 1 female aged 10-15 years (Orilla), 1 female aged 26-44 years (wife, Abigail), and had 3 persons engaged in agriculture. This indicates they had 4 sons and 2 daughters or 6 children in 1820.
Barnabas Snow and his wife, Abigail (Crossman) Snow passed away in 1823, within 3 months of each other, in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Their minor-age children were cared for by relatives until they married or moved away. 
↑ "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH26-L2F : accessed 7 June 2019), N Crosman, Oneida, New York, United States; citing p. 316, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 33; FHL microfilm 181,387.
↑ "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL4-FVN : accessed 7 June 2019), Barnabas Snow, Cranberry, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 157, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 98; FHL microfilm 181,404.
↑ See Find A Grave: Memorial #51864114 retrieved Salmon Snow - Salmon Snow. His obituary includes this passage:
At the age of twelve he [Salmon Snow] was left an orphan, his parents dying within three months of each other. Of the early instruction of his parents he always loved to speak with gratitude. After the death of his parents he made his home with relatives until his marriage, March 31, 1843, to Mary Luce [sic=Luse].
Dickinson County, Iowa, Miscellaneous Record E: 560 [#4107]; Copy of certificate concerning parents of Salmon Snow, etc., by Carrie May Snow Shaffermon 17 May 1939. Recorded 1 October 1946; County Recorder, Dickinson County, Iowa.