Elmina Cross

22 March 1812–25 November 1869 (Age 57)
New York, United States

The Life of Elmina

Elmina Cross was born on 22 March 1812, in New York, United States. She had at least 5 sons and 5 daughters with Stephen Anthony Hammond. She lived in Kent, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 25 November 1869, in Gaines Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Anthony Hammond
1810–1897
Elmina Cross
1812–1869
Erasmus L Hammond
1832–1914
John O. Hammond
1839–1886
Ann A. Hammond
1853–
William W. Hammond
1854–
Burton Hammond
1865–
Lydia Ann Hammond
1833–1916
Randal Hammond
1835–1912
Harriet Hammond
1838–1912
Isabella S Hammond
1843–1926
Charlotte Hammond
1849–1873

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 15

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (3)

  • Almira Hammond in household of Stephen A Hammond, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elmira Hammond in household of Stephen A Hammond, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elmina Hammond in entry for Sharlot Baly, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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