Moses Twitchell Cross

1807–13 September 1883 (Age 76)
Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Moses Twitchell

When Moses Twitchell Cross was born in 1807, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Jesse Cross, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Twitchell, was 23. He married Rebacca Staples on 21 May 1833, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Berlin, Coos, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 13 September 1883, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Twitchell Cross
Rebacca Staples
Marriage: 21 May 1833
Orlando Cross
Celestine Cross
Anstress or Annie Cross
Moses E Cross
Althea Augusta Cross
Abby G Cross

Spouse and Children

21 May 1833
Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States


    Orlando Cross


    Celestine Cross


    Anstress or Annie Cross


    Moses E Cross


    Althea Augusta Cross


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 1

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Moses T Cross, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moses T Cross, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Moses F Cross, "United States Census, 1860"

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