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I7167: _____ CROSERENS (dates unknown)

DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

_____ CROSERENS       (ID #I7167)

(male)
Family 1 :
  1. +Fran�ois CROSERENS (d. BEF 1620)
  2.  Gabriel CROSERENS (d. AFT 1619)

 

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Andr� CROSERENS       (ID #I7002)

(male)
Father: Fran�ois CROSERENS (d. BEF 1620)
Mother: Louise BARBIER (d. AFT 1620)

Family 1 : Judith DE MOLERY (dates unknown)
Family 2 : Anne GROBETI (d. BEF 1663)
  1. +Jules CROSERENS (b. ABT 1630?)
  2.  Jean Fran�ois CROSERENS (d. 1663)
  3.  Jaquemaz CROSERENS (dates unknown)

 

By 05 jan 1645 (Antoine Piccard, notary), he was already dead, and his wife was acting as m�re tutrice of his children. By the 1650's the children must have reached the age of majority, and there are several settlements among them at that time. Notary Jean Daccord (active 1605-1624) preserved a document dated 28 feb 1620 in which Andr� Croserens sells property for himself and his unnamed brothers from the estate of his parents "honnorable et provide" Fran�ois Croserens and his widow Louise Barbier.

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                                            |  
                       ______ CROSERENS ____|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Fran�ois CROSERENS _|
| (.... - 1620)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Andr� CROSERENS 
|  (.... - 1638)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Louise BARBIER _____|
  (.... - 1620)       |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Ayma CROSERENS       (ID #I11136)

(female)
Father: Pierre CROSERENS (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Antoine BUTTET (d. bef 1585)
  1.  Jonas BUTTET (bp. 18 OCT 1579)
  2.  Marie BUTTET (bp. 18 SEP 1580)

 

                          __
                         |  
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                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Pierre CROSERENS ___|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Ayma CROSERENS 
|  
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Fran�ois CROSERENS       (ID #I7165)

(male)
Father: _____ CROSERENS (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Louise BARBIER (d. AFT 1620)
  1. +Andr� CROSERENS (d. BEF 1638)

 

A number of transactions relating to his family have turned up in the records of the various notaries of Lausanne.

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                      |  |__
                      |     
 ______ CROSERENS ____|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Fran�ois CROSERENS 
|  (.... - 1620)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Gabriel CROSERENS       (ID #I7168)

(male)
Father: _____ CROSERENS (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Louise CROUSAZ (dates unknown)

 

His registers from 1604 through 1619 have survived. A document of Jean Daccord, notary at Lutry, identifies Gabriel as the brother of Fran�ois Croserens. Gabriel is probably a descendant of the Jean Croserens who was a notary at Lutry 1516-1532. The archives of Lutry has a copy of his testament dated 28 dec 1615 (Noir C 197, not examined).

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                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 ______ CROSERENS ____|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Gabriel CROSERENS 
|  (.... - 1619)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
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Isbrande CROSERENS       (ID #I7006)

(female)
Father: Jules CROSERENS (b. ABT 1630?)

 

                                             _Fran�ois CROSERENS _+
                                            | (.... - 1620)       
                       _Andr� CROSERENS ____|
                      | (.... - 1638)       |
                      |                     |_Louise BARBIER _____
                      |                       (.... - 1620)       
 _Jules CROSERENS ____|
| (1630 - ....)       |
|                     |                      ______ GROBETI ______
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Anne GROBETI _______|
|                       (.... - 1663)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Isbrande CROSERENS 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Jaquemaz CROSERENS       (ID #I7005)

(male)
Father: Andr� CROSERENS (d. BEF 1638)
Mother: Anne GROBETI (d. BEF 1663)

Family 1 : Gedeon BOUCHET (dates unknown)

 

                                             ______ CROSERENS ____
                                            |                     
                       _Fran�ois CROSERENS _|
                      | (.... - 1620)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Andr� CROSERENS ____|
| (.... - 1638)       |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Louise BARBIER _____|
|                       (.... - 1620)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Jaquemaz CROSERENS 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      ______ GROBETI ______|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Anne GROBETI _______|
  (.... - 1663)       |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Jean Fran�ois CROSERENS       (ID #I7004)

(male)
Father: Andr� CROSERENS (d. BEF 1638)
Mother: Anne GROBETI (d. BEF 1663)

 

He may have been a notary. He was still alive for a settlement with creditors of his father's estate 02 jul 1663 (Pierre Piccard, notary), but deceased by 01 nov 1663.

                                             ______ CROSERENS ____
                                            |                     
                       _Fran�ois CROSERENS _|
                      | (.... - 1620)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Andr� CROSERENS ____|
| (.... - 1638)       |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Louise BARBIER _____|
|                       (.... - 1620)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Jean Fran�ois CROSERENS 
|  (.... - 1663)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      ______ GROBETI ______|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Anne GROBETI _______|
  (.... - 1663)       |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Jean Pierre CROSERENS       (ID #I1853)

(male)
Father: Jules CROSERENS (b. ABT 1630?)
Mother: Esther DUTOIT (b. ABT 1637, d. AFT 1691)

 

Witnesses were Jean and Pierre Dutoit, Agathe Cerjat, Agathe D'Estavayer. He is mentioned in the marriage contract of Esther Dutoit and her second husband Isaac Margueron, so he was still alive in 1667. By 18 apr 1683, he had completed an apprenticeship with Denis Folliet of Moudon (AVC B i l 54, records of the cour de justice de Moudon

                                             _Fran�ois CROSERENS _+
                                            | (.... - 1620)       
                       _Andr� CROSERENS ____|
                      | (.... - 1638)       |
                      |                     |_Louise BARBIER _____
                      |                       (.... - 1620)       
 _Jules CROSERENS ____|
| (1630 - ....) m 1662|
|                     |                      ______ GROBETI ______
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Anne GROBETI _______|
|                       (.... - 1663)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Jean Pierre CROSERENS 
|  (.... - 1667)
|                                            _Claude DUTOIT ______
|                                           | (.... - 1609)       
|                      _Jean DUTOIT ________|
|                     | (.... - 1649) m 1634|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Esther DUTOIT ______|
  (1637 - 1691) m 1662|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Catherine BOSSON ___|
                         m 1634             |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Jules CROSERENS       (ID #I2227)

(male)
Father: Andr� CROSERENS (d. BEF 1638)
Mother: Anne GROBETI (d. BEF 1663)

Family 1 :
  1.  Isbrande CROSERENS (dates unknown)
Family 2 : Esther DUTOIT (b. ABT 1637, d. AFT 1691)
  1.  Jean Pierre CROSERENS (bp. 6 APR 1662, d. AFT 1667)

 

Apparently he had a daughter Isbrande by an unknown wife before his marriage to Esther Dutoict. The records located so far do not explain the situation. The daugher Isbrande had her own guardian and there is no mention in any document that mentions her, of her presumed half-brother, Jean Pierre Croserens.

Jules must have still been a minor in 1647 when he went to live with a relative of his mother in Bern:

Antoine Piccard, notary at Lutry, 26 apr 1647.

Le 26 Apvril 1647 honnor�e Anne Grobeti relicte du Sieur Andr� Croserens s�achante etc. A promis entre les mains de moy notaire et Curial de la ville de Lustry soubsign� de payer au Sieur Jean Philippe Grobeti de Berne, tout ce qu'il fournira pour l'entretien et nourriture de son fils Jules a Berne, comme aussi toutes garnitures a luy necessaires, A peine de damps. Presents le sieur Henry Cassaz et honnorable Pierre Delliens [i.e., Deillens] dudit Lustry tesmoings a ce requis.

Jean Philippe Grobety, known in Bern as Hans Philipp Grobeti, silversmith, had married Anna Landow and had already baptised at least 6 children at the Cathedral of Bern.

By 12 jun 1662, Jules Croserens had left the country and abandoned his wife, leaving her impoverished. About the same time, his mother had died, and his son Jean Pierre was born. It is likely that more of his story can be found, for his widow appealed to the Baillif of Lausanne and to the authorities in Bern for relief of her situation. It is likely that she was unable to touch any of her husband's property, because he was not dead, and she had little or no property of her own. The edicts of Their Excellencies of Bern that were then in effect would have required her to wait at least a year before proceding with a cause for divorce (cf. Regula Matzinger-Pfister, Les sources du droit du Canton de Vaud. C. Epoque bernoise. I. Les mandats g�n�raux bernois pour le Pays de Vaud, 1536-1798, Basel: Schwabe & Co., 2003, pp. 34-45, "Introduction du droit matrimonial r�form�, 1537"), which would have required at least an additional 6 weeks, and probably much longer. We are indebted to Therese Metzger for locating the actual divorce decree, which implies that Jules was accused of some criminal act.

A hint of what might be involved is found in a transaction recorded by Claude Longuedey, notary at Lausanne and Curial de Vufflens-la-Ville (ACV DG 153/1), dated 15 dec 1660. Jules Croserens of Lutry owes Pierre Blanchet, bourgeois and justicier de Lutry, 1000 florins, as a loan, to be paid back over 10 years, the first payment due on St. Martin's day, 1661. Such a large sum of money was likely going to be a problem, especially upon the death of Jules' father, and we can only imagine that Blanchet was not paid back.

                                             ______ CROSERENS ____
                                            |                     
                       _Fran�ois CROSERENS _|
                      | (.... - 1620)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Andr� CROSERENS ____|
| (.... - 1638)       |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Louise BARBIER _____|
|                       (.... - 1620)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Jules CROSERENS 
|  (1630 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      ______ GROBETI ______|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Anne GROBETI _______|
  (.... - 1663)       |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Pierre CROSERENS       (ID #I11137)

(male)
Family 1 :
  1. +Ayma CROSERENS (dates unknown)

 

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Mary CROSIER       (ID #I19697)

(female)
Family 1 : Alexander R. MCDOUGALL (b. 1801, d. 28 MAR 1869)
  1.  Sarah Jane MCDOUGALL (b. 19 OCT 1834, d. 27 MAR 1860)
  2.  John D. MCDOUGALL (b. 20 FEB 1836, d. 31 MAR 1837)
  3. +William David MCDOUGALL (b. 16 MAY 1838, d. 21 JAN 1882)
  4. +James A. MCDOUGALL (b. NOV 1842, d. 25 APR 1902)

 

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Christina CROSLIN       (ID #I5184)

(female)
Father: Ron Wayne CROSLIN (dates unknown)
Mother: Linda Sue MARCELL (dates unknown)

 

                                                ___________________________________
                                               |                                   
                       ________________________|
                      |                        |
                      |                        |___________________________________
                      |                                                            
 _Ron Wayne CROSLIN __|
|                     |
|                     |                         ___________________________________
|                     |                        |                                   
|                     |________________________|
|                                              |
|                                              |___________________________________
|                                                                                  
|
|--Christina CROSLIN 
|  
|                                               _Alonzo (Lonnie) Prentiss MARCELL _+
|                                              | (1888 - 1966) m 1912              
|                      _Howard Alonzo MARCELL _|
|                     | (1919 - 2007) m 1943   |
|                     |                        |_Nellie Alta VIGUS ________________
|                     |                           m 1912                           
|_Linda Sue MARCELL __|
                      |
                      |                         ___________________________________
                      |                        |                                   
                      |_Margaret Clara COUFAL _|
                         m 1943                |
                                               |___________________________________
                                                                                   

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Ron Wayne CROSLIN       (ID #I5182)

(male)
Family 1 : Linda Sue MARCELL (dates unknown)
  1.  Christina CROSLIN (dates unknown)

 

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Anna Cora CROSS       (ID #I28096)

(female)
Father: Charles T. CROSS (b. 08 JUN 1811, d. 19 JUN 1886)
Mother: Mary GIBSON (b. abt 1819, d. aft 1880)

 

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _John J. CROSS ______|
                      | (1775 - 1852) m 1809|
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Charles T. CROSS ___|
| (1811 - 1886)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Dorinda DEACON _____|
|                       (1782 - 1875) m 1809|
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Anna Cora CROSS 
|  (1861 - ....)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Mary GIBSON ________|
  (1819 - 1880)       |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Bertha CROSS       (ID #I28319)

(female)
Father: John James CROSS (b. 17 JUL 1843, d. 27 OCT 1904)
Mother: Phebe RILEY (b. 12 MAR 1855, d. 06 JUL 1939)

Family 1 : Thaddeus Edward MCINTIRE (b. 04 DEC 1879, d. abt 05 JUN 1959)

 

                                             _John J. CROSS _______
                                            | (1775 - 1852) m 1809 
                       _Charles T. CROSS ___|
                      | (1811 - 1886) m 1834|
                      |                     |_Dorinda DEACON ______
                      |                       (1782 - 1875) m 1809 
 _John James CROSS ___|
| (1843 - 1904) m 1878|
|                     |                      _James WHITESIDE _____+
|                     |                     | (.... - 1847) m 1799 
|                     |_Louisa WHITESIDE ___|
|                       (1813 - 1858) m 1834|
|                                           |_Elizabeth SLAUGHTER _+
|                                             (1779 - 1835) m 1799 
|
|--Bertha CROSS 
|  (1884 - ....)
|                                            ______________________
|                                           |                      
|                      _Morris RILEY _______|
|                     | (1815 - 1860) m 1848|
|                     |                     |______________________
|                     |                                            
|_Phebe RILEY ________|
  (1855 - 1939) m 1878|
                      |                      ______________________
                      |                     |                      
                      |_Elizabeth RUSS _____|
                        (1829 - 1902) m 1848|
                                            |______________________
                                                                   

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Charles T. CROSS       (ID #I28651)

(male)
Father: John J. CROSS (b. 1775, d. 21 SEP 1852)
Mother: Dorinda DEACON (b. 1782, d. 09 AUG 1875)

Family 1 : Louisa WHITESIDE (b. 1813, d. BEF 1858)
  1.  Elizabeth CROSS (b. 29 JUL 1835, d. 18 MAY 1848)
  2.  Theodore CROSS (b. abt 1838, d. JUN 1868)
  3.  Martha D. CROSS (b. 1840)
  4. +John James CROSS (b. 17 JUL 1843, d. 27 OCT 1904)
  5.  Mary J. CROSS (b. 19 APR 1849, d. 24 OCT 1850)
  6. +Josephine CROSS (b. 1849?, d. bef 1880)
  7.  William CROSS (b. 1854, d. aft 1870)
Family 2 : Mary GIBSON (b. abt 1819, d. aft 1880)
  1.  Mary Louise (Mollie) CROSS (b. 07 MAY 1858, d. 02 JUL 1946)
  2.  Anna Cora CROSS (b. 1861)

 

Birthplaces of the children show the family moved to Indiana for a few years, perhaps in connection with the paper-making trade. They appear in the 1840 census of Switzerland Co., IN in Vevay, with a son and daughter both under the age of 5. In 1850, they are in Springfield, Hamilton Co., Ohio, with children Theodore, Martha D., John J., and Mary J.

The 1860 census caused some confusion: We found Charles B. Cross, age 49, occupation apparently listed as Tar '' (the ditto marks from Merchant, above in the same column) (but could also be interpreted as Farmer), born in Ohio, with wife Mary, age 41, born in Scotland. The children in this household are John J., age 16, born in Indiana (this information is consistent with the 1850 census), Josephine, age 11, born in Ohio (she could be the Mary J. from the 1850 census, except that there is a burial for Mary J. in 1850 — perhaps Mary and Josephine were twins, but only one was listed on the 1850 census?), William, age 7, born in Ohio, and Mary, age 2, born in Illinois.

In 1870, Charles Cross age 55 is again in Jefferson Co., Indiana, with wife Mary, age 47, born in Scotland, children John, age 26, farm worker, William, age 16, Mollie, age 12, and Cora, age 9.

In 1880, Charles T. Cross, with second wife Mary, born in Scotland, and 2 daughters, is in Madison, IN, listed as worker in paper mill. There are two children listed, Mary L. age 21, born in Illinois, her mother born in Scotland, and Anna C., age 18, born in Indiana, mother born in Scotland. From this census record, it is clear that the Charles B. Cross family found in 1860 is indeed the same one. There is a death record for Mary L., identified as Mary Louise Cross, born 07 may 1858 in Madison, Indiana, died 02 jul 1946 in Decatur, Illinois, daughter of Charles Cross (birth place "unknown, Pennsylvania") and Mary Gibson ("unknown, Scotland").

C. T. Cross is listed in poll tax roll of 1837, Milton Tp., Jefferson Co., IN.

From the records discovered so far, it is clear that the mother of the children born after 1857 is Mary Gibson. Mollie and Mary Louise are presumed to be the same person. That leaves William as the main uncertainty, either the last of Louisa's children or the first of Mary's.

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 _John J. CROSS ______|
| (1775 - 1852) m 1809|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Charles T. CROSS 
|  (1811 - 1886)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Dorinda DEACON _____|
  (1782 - 1875) m 1809|
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
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Daniel D. CROSS       (ID #I36159)

(male)
Father: John J. CROSS (b. 1775, d. 21 SEP 1852)
Mother: Dorinda DEACON (b. 1782, d. 09 AUG 1875)

 

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                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _John J. CROSS ______|
| (1775 - 1852) m 1809|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Daniel D. CROSS 
|  (1820 - 1855)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Dorinda DEACON _____|
  (1782 - 1875) m 1809|
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Elizabeth CROSS       (ID #I28654)

(female)
Father: Charles T. CROSS (b. 08 JUN 1811, d. 19 JUN 1886)
Mother: Louisa WHITESIDE (b. 1813, d. BEF 1858)

 

                                              _____________________
                                             |                     
                       _John J. CROSS _______|
                      | (1775 - 1852) m 1809 |
                      |                      |_____________________
                      |                                            
 _Charles T. CROSS ___|
| (1811 - 1886) m 1834|
|                     |                       _____________________
|                     |                      |                     
|                     |_Dorinda DEACON ______|
|                       (1782 - 1875) m 1809 |
|                                            |_____________________
|                                                                  
|
|--Elizabeth CROSS 
|  (1835 - 1848)
|                                             _William WHITESIDES _
|                                            | (1775 - 1810)       
|                      _James WHITESIDE _____|
|                     | (.... - 1847) m 1799 |
|                     |                      |_____________________
|                     |                                            
|_Louisa WHITESIDE ___|
  (1813 - 1858) m 1834|
                      |                       _Isaac SLAUGHTER ____+
                      |                      | (1758 - 1838) m 1775
                      |_Elizabeth SLAUGHTER _|
                        (1779 - 1835) m 1799 |
                                             |_Mary DAVIS _________+
                                               (1759 - 1793) m 1775

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Geoffrey John Assheton CROSS       (ID #I10265)

(male)
Family 1 : Gertrude Mary GARRATT (dates unknown)

 

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George Henry CROSS       (ID #I22767)

(male)
Family 1 : Fanny BURNAND (b. 12 APR 1850)

 

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John C. CROSS       (ID #I36160)

(male)
Father: John J. CROSS (b. 1775, d. 21 SEP 1852)
Mother: Dorinda DEACON (b. 1782, d. 09 AUG 1875)

 

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                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _John J. CROSS ______|
| (1775 - 1852) m 1809|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--John C. CROSS 
|  (1815 - 1904)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Dorinda DEACON _____|
  (1782 - 1875) m 1809|
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
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John J. CROSS       (ID #I28653)

(male)
Family 1 : Dorinda DEACON (b. 1782, d. 09 AUG 1875)
  1. +Charles T. CROSS (b. 08 JUN 1811, d. 19 JUN 1886)
  2.  John C. CROSS (b. 13 APR 1815, d. 23 FEB 1904)
  3.  Daniel D. CROSS (b. abt 1820, d. MAY 1855)

 

1850 census, Jefferson Co., IN, p. 39A, with wife and sons John C. and Daniel D. It appears that the Cross families of Jefferson Co., IN are his decendants, or else related, but proof has not been found. Moreover, his daughter Sarah is buried in the old Hopewell Presbyterian cemetery at Montgomery, OH.

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John James CROSS       (ID #I28657)

(male)
Father: Charles T. CROSS (b. 08 JUN 1811, d. 19 JUN 1886)
Mother: Louisa WHITESIDE (b. 1813, d. BEF 1858)

Family 1 : Phebe RILEY (b. 12 MAR 1855, d. 06 JUL 1939)
  1.  Mary Elizabeth CROSS (b. DEC 1879, d. 1948)
  2.  Bertha CROSS (b. NOV 1884)

 

Listed as private in 8th Indiana Cavalry (39th) Regiment, Co. H, enrolled from Jefferson Co., IN. There seems to have been an earlier John B. ? Cross b. about 1819 who married Dorinda Deacon and died in 1852 (Dorinda d. 09 aug 1875 age 96).

There is an entry for the John J. Cross, Private in the 8th Indiana Cavalry, Co. H, with date 31 aug 1883 and file number 535355. It remains to be determined if this is our John J. Cross, or one of his cousins or other relatives. In the Congressional Record, 14 jun 1902, we found a bill to increase the pension of this John J. Cross to $30, without any further information about him apart from his service in that unit. The bill appears to have passed in the Senate 12 jan 1903. There had, in fact, been an earlier attempt to increase his pension (House of Representatives, 54th Congress, Report No.2120), dated 01 jun 1896, recounting that John J. Cross had enlisted 28 aug 1861 in Company H, 39th Indiana Volunteers, which regiment reenlisted and became the 8th Indiana Cavalry. He was honorably dischared 30 jun 1865. He had been captured at the battle of Bentonville and was confined in Libby Prison until 02 apr 1865, after which he contracted chronic diarrhea. He was pensioned at $4 on 31 aug 1883, increased to $6 26 mar 1890, then $8 on 09 sep 1891. Since 1880 he has suffered from epilepsy and is not totally incapacitated. 249 citizens petitioned on this occassion for the increase in his pension to $30. He is now "helpless", the increase is recommended.

The Indiana State Archives has abstracted their Civil War muster and service records. The entry for John J. Cross says he enrolled at Indianapolis on 28 aug 1861, age 18, in Co., H, 39th Regiment, discharged 30 jun 1865. "Veteran volunteer, Feb. 28, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant on Feb. 28, 1864. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant on July 11, 1865. Mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio. Cavalry/Battery Unit, 6th Cavalry". Accession number 1938001.

This record, however, certainly appears to be defective, first, in assigning him to the 6th Cavalry instead of the 8th Cavalry, and second, in promoting him after his discharge. The promotion should presumably have occurred in 1864. It may be possible to confirm some of this in a regimental history.

We finally found him in the general index to pension records as well as the Veterans' Administration indexes. The notation was puzzling at first, he was located in "Equality MO or Ill." This turns out to be Equality village, in Equality Township, now Gallatin Co., Illinois, but the reference to MO, presumed to mean Missouri, is still a problem, as Gallatin Co. is on the wrong side of Illinois ever to have been considered part of Missouri. The pension file (not yet examined) should provide the answer.

This information in turn led to the 1880 and 1900 census listings in Equality, Gallatin Co., Illinois, and for Phebe, his widow, in 1910, 1920, and 1930.

His tombstone in Equality Village Cemetery is badly worn, but shows traces of his Civil War unit. There do not appear to be any dates. His wife and daughter Mary Lizzie are buried in the same cemetery. The reading on Find-a-Grave is Sgt. J. J. Cross.

                                              _____________________
                                             |                     
                       _John J. CROSS _______|
                      | (1775 - 1852) m 1809 |
                      |                      |_____________________
                      |                                            
 _Charles T. CROSS ___|
| (1811 - 1886) m 1834|
|                     |                       _____________________
|                     |                      |                     
|                     |_Dorinda DEACON ______|
|                       (1782 - 1875) m 1809 |
|                                            |_____________________
|                                                                  
|
|--John James CROSS 
|  (1843 - 1904)
|                                             _William WHITESIDES _
|                                            | (1775 - 1810)       
|                      _James WHITESIDE _____|
|                     | (.... - 1847) m 1799 |
|                     |                      |_____________________
|                     |                                            
|_Louisa WHITESIDE ___|
  (1813 - 1858) m 1834|
                      |                       _Isaac SLAUGHTER ____+
                      |                      | (1758 - 1838) m 1775
                      |_Elizabeth SLAUGHTER _|
                        (1779 - 1835) m 1799 |
                                             |_Mary DAVIS _________+
                                               (1759 - 1793) m 1775

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Josephine CROSS       (ID #I27878)

(female)
Father: Charles T. CROSS (b. 08 JUN 1811, d. 19 JUN 1886)
Mother: Louisa WHITESIDE (b. 1813, d. BEF 1858)

Family 1 : Cyrus RYKER (b. 1845, d. 1929)
  1.  Wilbur C. RYKER (b. 25 DEC 1872, d. 23 OCT 1949)

 

She is present on the 1860 census, apparently a daughter of Charles T. Cross. She might be a twin of the Mary J. Cross, born in 1849, and died in 1850, attested by her tombstone. She has not been located in 1870, and would likely have been married by then, if she survived. Or, perhaps the tombstone was transcribed incorrectly, and Mary J., known as Josephine, actually died in 1860 after the census enumeration? This possibility too seems incorrect. We found the marriage record for Cyrus Ryker and Josephine Cross, licence dated 08 nov 1869 and marriage celebrated 09 nov 1869, in Jefferson Co., Indiana.

                                              _____________________
                                             |                     
                       _John J. CROSS _______|
                      | (1775 - 1852) m 1809 |
                      |                      |_____________________
                      |                                            
 _Charles T. CROSS ___|
| (1811 - 1886) m 1834|
|                     |                       _____________________
|                     |                      |                     
|                     |_Dorinda DEACON ______|
|                       (1782 - 1875) m 1809 |
|                                            |_____________________
|                                                                  
|
|--Josephine CROSS 
|  (1849 - 1880)
|                                             _William WHITESIDES _
|                                            | (1775 - 1810)       
|                      _James WHITESIDE _____|
|                     | (.... - 1847) m 1799 |
|                     |                      |_____________________
|                     |                                            
|_Louisa WHITESIDE ___|
  (1813 - 1858) m 1834|
                      |                       _Isaac SLAUGHTER ____+
                      |                      | (1758 - 1838) m 1775
                      |_Elizabeth SLAUGHTER _|
                        (1779 - 1835) m 1799 |
                                             |_Mary DAVIS _________+
                                               (1759 - 1793) m 1775

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