Steven Cross

about 1747–
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Steven

When Steven Cross was born about 1747, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ensign Peter Cross IV, was 31 and his mother, Mary Fuller, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Ensign Peter Cross IV
1716–1793
Mary Fuller
1723–1751
infant girl Cross
1737–1737
Steven Cross
1747–
Stephen Cross
1751–1845
Elizabeth Cross
1739–
Benjamin Cross
1740–1812
Ellither Cross
1742–1834
Aaron Cross
1743–1858
Irene Cross
1745–
Rachel Cross
1747–1834
John Cross
1749–
Huldah Cross
1750–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 29

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 34

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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 .

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