1870s autograph album of Sarah Gage (Jerrard) Crosby, a court stenographer who was a key figure in the woman's suffrage movement of Maine and who also was involved in the controversy between Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and Mary Baker Eddy.
The album is approximately 7-1/2" x 5" and was started by Mrs. Crosby after her marriage.
Sarah Gage (Jerrard) Crosby was born 27 May 1832 at Plymouth, Maine, the daughter of John and Jane (Gage) Jerrard, who were born in Fairfax, Maine (now Albion, Maine) and Plymouth, Maine, respectively.
On 24 August 1852 at Plymouth, Maine, Sarah married Albert Crosby. He was born 17 March 1824 at Albion, Maine, the son of Jonah and Lydia (Crosby) Crosby. The couple had five children before they divorced, and Albert went to Montana:
- Ellery Channing Crosby, born in Maine 19 or 20 February 1854; went out West with his father; m. Annie Kirchman
- Ada May Crosby, born 9 August 1857; m. Frederick Burt Wing
- Albert Jonah Crosby, born 1859 in Maine; went out West with his father; m. Nellie Dornberger
- Frederick Albert Crosby, born about 1862; went out West with his father; m. Alice Carlin
- Edward Jerrard Crosby, born 12 January 1870 [middle name also seen as Girard]; m. Isa Frances McMurdy