Ebenezer B. Cross

Male23 June 1828–

Brief Life History of Ebenezer B.

When Ebenezer B. Cross was born on 23 June 1828, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Cross, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 31. He married Pleasant Anna Headlee on 2 November 1851, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Carpenter Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Ebenezer B. Cross
Pleasant Anna Headlee
Marriage: 2 November 1851
Cyrus Martin Cross
Sophia M. Cross
Harriet E Cross
Rachel Ella Cross
Frank Cross

Sources (6)

  • Ebenezer Cross in household of Ruth Cross, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ebenezer B Cross, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Ebenezer B Cross, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1851Shelby, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries 1830: Shelby, Indiana, United States


    Age 35

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross, such as one set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Middle English cros (Old English cros and Old Norse kross, ultimately from Latin crux, crucem). It is commonly Latinized in medieval records as ad crucem and de Cruce but examples of this can just as well belong to the synonymous but less common name Crouch . In a few cases the surname may have been given originally to someone who lived by a crossroads, but this sense of the word seems to have been a comparatively late development. In other cases, the surname (and its European cognates; see 3 below) may have denoted someone who carried the cross in processions of the Christian Church, but in English at least the usual word for this sense was Crozier .

    Irish: shortened form of McCrossen .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cross’ or ‘the cross’, such as French Lacroix , German Kreutz , and Slovenian and Croatian Križ (see Kriz ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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