Naomi Cross

21 March 1810–1 November 1866 (Age 56)
Natural Bridge Station, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Naomi

When Naomi Cross was born on 21 March 1810, in Natural Bridge Station, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Cross, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Alderson, was 32. She married Benjamin Ammen on 25 January 1826, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Blue Sulphur District, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 1 November 1866, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Ammen
Naomi Cross
Marriage: 25 January 1826
Michael Thomas Ammen
Catharine E. Ammen
Marcus Ammen
Hester Ann Amman
Naomi Jane Ammen
America A. Ammen
Virginia T. Ammen
Amelia Melvina Ammen
Dr. Samuel Zenas Ammen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1826Botetourt, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 2
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 15
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (26)

    • Naomi Ammen in entry for Thomas A. Reid, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Naomi Ammen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Naomi Cross in entry for Benjamin Amen, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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