John W Cross Sr

30 August 1809–1885 (Age 75)
Cumberland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John W

When John W Cross Sr was born on 30 August 1809, in Cumberland, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edward Cross, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, was 16. He had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Winifred Grady. He lived in Greenville, Camden, Georgia, United States in 1850 and District 2, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died in 1885, in Dooly, Georgia, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John W Cross Sr
1809–1885
Winifred Grady
1812–1895
Edward Cross
1832–
Martha Ann "Patsy" Cross
1837–1914
Elizabeth Cross
1842–
Richard Cross
1843–
David H Cross
1844–1918
William D. Cross
1845–
Lucretia V Cross
1846–
Rhoda A Cross
1847–
Michael Henry Cross
1850–1931
John W Cross Jr
1852–1927
James Solomon Cross
1856–1924

Spouse and Children

children

(11)

    Male1832–Male

    Martha Ann "Patsy" Cross

    Female1837–1914Female

    Elizabeth Cross

    Female1842–Female

    Richard Cross

    Male1843–Male

    David H Cross

    Male1844–1918Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821

Age 12

Historical Boundaries: 1821: Dooly, Georgia, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Crass, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Cross, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jno W Cross, "United States Census, 1860"

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