Franklin J Cross

1849–
Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of Franklin J

When Franklin J Cross was born in 1849, in Marion, Alabama, United States, his father, Richard Cross, was 45 and his mother, Ann Ozbirn, was 44. He died in Leedy, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Cross
1804–
Ann Ozbirn
1805–
John W Cross
1831–1864
Polly A Cross
1832–
Jonas B Cross
1835–1883
Elisa E Cross
1837–
Mariah M Cross
1839–
Sarah B Cross
1840–
Martha E Cross
1843–
Demarius Cross
1846–
Franklin J Cross
1849–
Henry F Cross
1850–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Male1831–1864Male

    Polly A Cross

    Female1832–Female

    Male1835–1883Male

    Elisa E Cross

    Female1837–Female

    Mariah M Cross

    Female1839–Female

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World Events (3)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 0

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Franklin J Cross - Published information: birth-name: Franklin J Cross

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