Christina Cross

28 May 1843–25 July 1922 (Age 79)
Hunter Fork, Barbour, Virginia, United States

The Life of Christina

When Christina Cross was born on 28 May 1843, in Hunter Fork, Barbour, Virginia, United States, her father, Barton Howerton Cross, was 42 and her mother, Deborah Ann Moore, was 39. She married Joseph Howard Fitzwater on 15 July 1874, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Junior, Barbour, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Barker Twp, Barbour, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 July 1922, in Belington, Barbour, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Stringtown Cemetery, Belington, Barbour, West Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Howard Fitzwater
Christina Cross
Marriage: 15 July 1874
Elizabeth Fitzwater
Sarah Fitzwater
Rachel R. Fitzwater
William Fitzwater
Slurton W. Fitzwater
Effie Fitzwater
Dora Bell Fitzwater
Charles Fitzwater

Spouse and Children

15 July 1874
Barbour, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 1

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 21

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

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)

  • Christena Cross in household of Barton Cross, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christina Fitzwater in household of Joseph C Fitzwater, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christena Cross in household of Wm J Moore, "United States Census, 1870"

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