Wilson Cross

1831–9 February 1894 (Age 63)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Wilson

When Wilson Cross was born in 1831, in Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Cross, was 42 and his mother, Eva Lewis, was 35. He married Catherine Grimes about 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Adams, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. In 1860, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as day laborer. He died on 9 February 1894, in Adams, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Cross Cemetery, Cedar Mills, Adams, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Cross
1831–1894
Catherine Grimes
1837–1916
Marriage: about 1859
John H. Cross
1871–
Nancy Cross
1878–1949

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–1894Male

    Catherine Grimes

    Female1837–1916Female

MARRIAGE
about 1859
children

(2)

    John H. Cross

    Male1871–Male

    Female1878–1949Female

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Cross

    Male1789–Male

    Female1796–Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1816–Male

    Micajah Cross

    Male1817–Male

    Margaret Elizaeth Cross

    Female1819–1899Female

    Male1826–Male

    Male1831–1894Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Cross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilson Cross, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wilson Cross in entry for John H Cross and Sarah A Nichols, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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