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  • ID: I8314
  • Name: JOSEPH CROSS
  • Given Name: JOSEPH
  • Surname: CROSS
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 659032CC72444AAE9081D20422456CBC1710
  • Change Date: 8 JUL 2015 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Birth: ABT 11 MAY 1760 in Windham Co., Connecticut 7
  • Event: Private, Revolutionary War in CT militia, served at the Battle of Trenton Military BET 1776 AND 1777 8
  • Event: 1804 removed to Barton, Vermont > Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont Lived 1804
  • Event: Pension application at age 59 at Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont Misc 20 APR 1818
  • Event: Lived 1821 Champlain, Clinton Co., New York
  • Event: Lived 1830 Fairfax, Franklin Co., Vermont
  • Religion: Methodist 1851
  • Event: Per 1851 census, he is living with dau. Lucy Cross Jaquays Wells Lived 1851 St. Armand W., Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
  • Death: 10 JAN 1855 in Fairfax, Franklin Co., Vermont 9 10
  • Burial: Pigeon Hill, Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
  • ADDR: Pigeon Hill Cemetery 11 12



    Father: WILLIAM CROSS b: 25 MAY 1720 in Mansfield, Tolland Co., Connecticut
    Mother: MERRIAM ABBE b: 31 AUG 1726 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts

    Marriage 1 PERSIS BACKUS \ BAUCUS \ WHEELER b: 1773 in Connecticut
    • Married: ABT 1787
    Children
    1. Has No Children William CROSS
    2. Has No Children Samuel CROSS
    3. Has Children Sophia M. CROSS b: 11 JUN 1792 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
    4. Has Children Ephraim CROSS b: ABT 2 JUN 1796 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
    5. Has Children LUCY CROSS b: ABT 18 AUG 1798 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
    6. Has No Children George Washington CROSS b: ABT 15 MAY 1800 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
    7. Has Children Erastus CROSS b: ABT 2 AUG 1804 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
    8. Has No Children Amanda Abbe CROSS b: ABT 3 APR 1805 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
    9. Has No Children Laura CROSS b: ABT 1808
    10. Has No Children Nathan CROSS b: 1810 in Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Abbe-Abbey Genealogy
      Title: Abbe, Cleveland & Josephine Genung Nichols, Abbe-Abbey Genealogy (The Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1916)
      Repository:
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Page: pg. 39
      Text: Abbe, Cleveland & Josephine Genung Nichols, Abbe-Abbey Genealogy, (The Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1916).
    2. Abbrev: 1810 U.S. Census
      Title: 1810 U.S. Census
      Repository:
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Text: 1810 U.S. Census for Derby, Orleans, VT. Joseph & Persis have 6 children.
      1830 U.S. Census for Champlain, NY. Joseph is in age bracket of 70-80.
    3. Abbrev: Canadian Census of 1851
      Title: Canadian Census of 1851
      Repository:
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Text: Canadian Census of 1851 for St. Armand West, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. National Archives of Canada Microfilm #C-1127. District 16, Sub District 221, Pg. 57. Names & ages at next birthday: E.E. Wells 28? engraver; Lucy Wells 54; Oscar 24; Lucy A. Wells 15; Nather Cross 41 b. Derby, VT, laborer & widower (Lucy's brother); Joseph Cross 97 widower (Lucy's father). All Methodists (except Joseph) and all b. U.S.
    4. Abbrev: Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files,
      Title: White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, Vol. 1 A-E (Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1990-92)
      Repository:
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Page: pg. 824
      Text: White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, Vol. 1 A-E, Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1990-92. "Cross, Joseph; #S39,385, CT Line, sol enl at Windham CT, sol appl 20 Apr 1818 Orleans Cty VT aged 59 a res of Derby VT, in 1820 sol was living at Champlain in Clinton Cty NY with a wife Purcis aged 45 & children; Erastus 17; Amanda 15 and Laura aged 10. In 1835 sol was living at Fairfax in Franklin Cty, VT with his children who had moved there also, sol d. 10 Jan 1855"
    5. Abbrev: Newspaper
      Title: Newspaper
      Text: The Willimantic Journal, Vol. XVII, Thursday, November 3, 1864. "History of Ancient Windham Genealogy by William L. Weaver Cross-Mansfield. From the Connecticut State Library. "Joseph Cross, settled first in Windham but after 1804 removed to Barton, Vt. He m. Persis Backus, dau. of Nathaniel. Chil.: William; Samuel; Sophia; Ephraim, bap. June 2, 1796; Lucy, bap. Aug. 16, 1798; George Washington, bap. May 15, 1800; Erastus, bap. Aug. 2, 1804"
      http://cslib.cdmhost.com/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15019coll9/id/3900/rec/10.
    6. Abbrev: Pension information
      Title: Pension information
      Text: File #39,385. Made copy from the NARA, now it is online through Fold3. Dates of service May 14, 1776 to May 14, 1777. He enlisted in Windham, CT and was under James Stedman, Capt. and Col. Ward. Battle engaged in, was Trenton. Joseph received $8 per month to commence April 20, 1818. From Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions (undated form letter). Date of application for pension, Apr. 20, 1818. His claim was allowed. Residence at date of application, Derby, Orleans Co., Vt; Champlain, said? Co. in 1820, Fairfax, Franklin Co., Vt. in 1835. Age at date of application, 59 years. Remarks: In 1820 soldier referred to his wife Pursis aged 45 year, and children: Erastus 17 years; Amanda 15 years, Laura 10 years."
      Most interesting was document with #39,385, Revy INVALID for Joseph Cross Act. 18th March Index--Vol. 3, Page 105. Two notations: 1915 Apr. 24 history to Mrs. Byron J. Parker and 1946 Apr. 2 history to Mrs. Grover C. Foster. What does this mean? To me, I believe they did not have the correct information when submitting their query. I have a copy of the letter from Mrs. Byron J. Parker and she stated, "Joseph Cross of Massachusetts or New Hampshire, whose wife was Persis Wheeler, and whose daughter Sophia Cross married Robert Parker, Jr."
    7. Abbrev: Birth information
      Title: Birth information
      Text: Joseph applied for pension in 1818 and was age 59, making his birth as born ca 1759.
    8. Abbrev: DAR membership application
      Title: DAR membership application
      Repository:
        Name: DAR, Washington, DC

      Text: Six applications for DAR membership through Joseph Cross Ancestor #: A028141. His wife's name is listed as Persis Wheeler. All applicates are through his daughter Sophia who married Robert Parker. Joseph Cross was a private, "Service Description: 1) CAPT.JAMES STEDMAN,COL.WARD"
    9. Abbrev: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Ed., Part III (P-Z)
      Title: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Ed., Part III (P-Z) (National Society of the DAR: Washington, 1990)
      Repository:
        Name: NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts

      Text: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Ed., Part I, Nat. Society of the DAR, Washington, 1990. Pg. 717. DAR Record for Joseph Cross, Nat. No. 397,137. States Joseph died in Fairfax, Franklin Co., VT on Jan. 10, 1855.
    10. Abbrev: Bible, once owned by Mrs. Lucy Wells. Mentions B-
      Title: Bible, once owned by Mrs. Lucy Wells. Mentions B-M-D of Cross, Wells & Jaquays (Bible in possession of Martha Falk who transcribed it)
      Text: Bible, once owned by Mrs. Lucy Wells. Mentions B-M-D of Cross, Wells & Jaquays. Bible in possession of Martha Falk who transcribed it.
    11. Abbrev: St. Armand Twp., Cemeteries, Missisquoi Co., Quebe
      Title: Birch, Brenda Wilson, St. Armand Twp., Cemeteries, Missisquoi Co., Quebec (Private Publication, 2003)
      Repository:
        Name: personal copy

      Text: Birch, Brenda Wilson, St. Armand Twp., Cemeteries, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, (Private Publication, 2003). Joseph Cross d. Jan. 20, 1855 ae. 102 ys. (on stone with Erastus Cross & Lucy Cross). Pigeon Hill Cemetery.
    12. Abbrev: Cemetery visit
      Title: Cemetery visit
      Text: Cemetery visit. Sept. 1999. Have photo of Cross Monument.

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