George Crossman was born in Somerset about 1825, the son of Samuel Crossman and Sarah Franks. He was baptised at Cameley on 4 December 1825.
George was the third of six children and the second of three sons.
George travelled to Australia, as an Assisted Passenger, in 1849 aboard the "Emigrant". He is recorded as a Single Male and gives his calling as Shepherd. He was assessed as being able to both read and write.
George Crossman, son of Samuel Crossman and Sarah Franks, married Ann Shervey, daughter of William Shervey and Mary Brooks, at Sydney on 24 Nov 1852.Ann also migrated to Australia aboard the "Emigrant", so a ship board romance can be suggested.
They settled in the Bathurst district and had 12 children: Sarah Powell; Samuel (1855-1926); William; Charles (1858-1918); Mary Oldman (1860-?); Matilda (1862-1951); Arthur ; Alfred (1867-?); Herbert (1869-?); Walter (1871-1912); Alice Riley (1873-?); and Mabel (1875).
George Crossman passed away on 27th December 1912 at Parramatta.
He was survived by his wife, Ann, 10 of his 12 children, and several grandchildren.
Orange residents will be grieved to hear of the death of Mr. George Crossman, who passed peacefully away at his residence, Guildford, near Sydney, on Thursday morning, aged 82. He was the father of Mr. Arthur Crossman, the well-known traveller for Dalton Bros., Ltd.. and of Mr. Herbert Grossman, of Crossman and Mead, builders, Orange, and also of Mr. Sam Crossman, of East Orange, who was for years in the employ of the East Orange Municipal Council. Mr. Crossman lived in Orange for many years, and during his sojourn here earned the good will and respect of the whole community.