Elihu Cross

Brief Life History of Elihu

When Elihu Cross was born in 1774, in Vermont, United States, his father, Noah Cross, was 23 and his mother, Mary Fall, was 15. He married Clarissa Squires on 5 December 1791, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 October 1842, in Parma, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Parma Center, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Elihu Cross
Clarissa Squires
Marriage: 5 December 1791
Anna Cross
Laura Cross
Linus Cross
Leonard W Cross
Clarissa Cross
Elihu Cross
Julia Cross
Saxton Cross
Luman Cross

Sources (2)

  • Elihu Cross, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elihu Cross - Published information: death: 10 October 1842; Parma, Monroe, New York, United States

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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