Layton Crouse Biography

LAYTON CROUSE, farmer, Rogersville, Penn., - The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is one of the properous farmers of Center Township, where he was born August 23, 1827. He is a son of Samuel and Rebecca Crouse, also natives of this county and residents therin until their death. They were the parents of nine children, five living. Layton was united in marriage, January 5, 1861, with Catherine M. Thomas. Mrs. Crouse, was born in Greene County, June 18, 1839, and is a daughter of Eli and Sarah Thomas (nee Knight), also natives of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Crouse are the parnets of ten children, five of whom are living, viz.: Mary B., Janette, Elizabeth, Campbell and Sherman. The deceased are Lucy, Sarah J., Franklin, Eli and Walter S. Mr. Crouse was raised on a farm and has been engaged in farming all his life. He owns 140 acres of land where he and his family live. In politics he is a Republican.

Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 577

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