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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John W Cross Sr
Winifred Grady
Edward Cross
Martha Ann "Patsy" Cross
Elizabeth Cross
Richard Cross
David H Cross
William D. Cross
Lucretia V Cross
Rhoda A Cross
Michael Henry Cross
John W Cross Jr
James Solomon Cross

Spouse and Children




    Martha Ann "Patsy" Cross


    Elizabeth Cross


    Richard Cross


    David H Cross


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

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

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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