Alice Crosby was the first child of Thomas Crosby & Mary Elsbury born at Coxhoe Square & christened Aug 27th, 1843 at Kelloe, Co. Durham.
Sadly Alice’s father, a shoemaker, died in 1849.
In 1851 Alice & her widowed mother Mary & younger brother & sister were living in Thornley, Co Durham & were in receipt of parish relief.
Alice’s mother married again later in 1851, her step-father being John Mallams.
Alice, her mother, brother, sister, step-father & half brother George emigrated to the US in 1853.
In 1860 the family were living in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania. At home were Alice’s brother Thomas (11) & sister Mary A (15) & her half brothers & sisters George (8) Jane (5) John (3) & Elizabeth (0). Step-father John was a coal miner.
Alice married Samuel Slocum on December 29th, 1865 at Girardville, Schuylkill. Samuel was born in 1830 & christened April 5th, 1835 at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the son of Mary & Samuel Slocum. Samuel served as a private in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.
Alice & Samuel, a mine worker, were living in Butler, Schuylkill in 1870 & with them was Alice’s brother Thomas, an apprentice carpenter.
Alice & Samuel were living in Girardville, Schuylkill, in 1880 & also there at the time of the census were Alice’s half-brothers, John & William Mallams, both labourers.
Samuel died on October 10th & was buried October 13th, 1897 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill.
On 1900 widowed Alice was living in West Mahony Township, Schuylkill & with her was an adopted son, William Slocum who was born in September 1880 in England who had emigrated in 1889 & was working in the coal mine. It appears that Alice had no children of own.
Alice was boarding with Annie & George Muliskie in Girardville, Schuylkill in 1910.
There is a death for Alice Slocum on August 25th, 1915 who was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill.