Sarah Elizabeth Cross

25 January 1841–20 October 1908 (Age 67)
Anderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Cross was born on 25 January 1841, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Alfred Carter Cross, was 33 and her mother, Zipporah Peters, was 28. She married William Venson Scarbrough on 14 September 1865, in Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in District 8, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 9, Anderson, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 20 October 1908, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Scarbrough Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Venson Scarbrough
1836–1899
Sarah Elizabeth Cross
1841–1908
Marriage: 14 September 1865
Calvin H Scarbrough
1867–1940
John Henry Scarbrough
1869–1948
Marlie Belle Scarbrough
1872–1931
Ada J Scarbrough
1872–1913
Marcos “Mark” Alexander Scarbrough
1874–1966
Lillie A Scarbrough
1876–1956
Charles J Scarbrough
1879–1959
Delia Scarbrough
1881–
Ethel A Scarbrough
1881–1937
Carria J. Scarbrough
1883–1883
Catherine J. Scarbrough
1889–1889

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 September 1865
Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 5

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 21

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Sarah E Crop in household of Alfred C Crop, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah E Cross in household of Alfred Cross, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah E Scarbrough, "United States Census, 1900"

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