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James Ott Crosby, American lawyer.

Background

Crosby, James Ott was born on March 22, 1828 in at Caldwell, Warren Company, New York, United States. Son of Nathan and Melinda (Bishop) Crosby.

Education

Educated Seneca Falls Academy, 1835-1836, Fredonia (New York) Academy, 1844, Fowler’s Law School, Cherry Valley, New York, 1848. Doctor of Laws, Upper Iowa University, 1918.

Career

Entered law office, Ellicottville, New York, 1844. Taught school 3 winter terms. Employed in company clerk’s and land offices.

Admitted to New York bar, 1849. Removed to Iowa, 1854. Practiced law until 1900, retired.

President Iowa State and Clayton Company bar associations.

Connections

Married Caroline C. Gibbs, April.

father:
Nathan Crosby

mother:
Melinda (Bishop) Crosby

spouse:
Caroline C. Gibbs