Ebenezer B. Cross

23 June 1828–
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life 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, Ruth Dickerson, was 24. 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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Family Time Line

Ebenezer B. Cross
1828–
Pleasant Anna Headlee
1831–1928
Marriage: 2 November 1851
Cyrus Martin Cross
1852–1933
Sophia M. Cross
1854–1947
Harriet E Cross
1858–1941
Rachel Ella Cross
1861–
Frank Cross
1871–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 November 1851
Shelby, Indiana, United States
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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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 35

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Old Norse kross (via Gaelic from Latin crux, genitive crucis), which in Middle English quickly and comprehensively displaced the Old English form crūc ( see 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) 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 .2 Irish: reduced form of McCrossen .3 In North America this name has absorbed examples of cognate names from other languages, such as French Lacroix .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Cross in household of Ruth Cross, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ebenezer B Cross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ebenezer B Cross, "United States Census, 1860"

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