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I offer special thanks to Sharon Sukiennik for sharing her information so that it could be posted here!  SSukiennik@aol.com

I have been in touch with a new found Cross cousin, Danny, who is from the George W. Cross line, which ended up in Ark. As we sort things out, I will make additions.

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Also, thanks to Fred & Erma Cross of Okla whose additional information you'll find below in italics!  fecross@onlineok.com

Hi Sherry, 
I recently updated my notes on the Jesse Cross / Celia Dover family. Actually we have made some new discoveries on our Cross line at this time.  We were recently able to PROVE the parents of Jesse Cross because of some deed finds by Becky Bradley of AL who is also a Cross researcher, as well as add another documented sister to the group -
PROVEN PARENTS --  JOHN CROSS / NANCY ___?

KNOWN CHILDREN --

HULDA CROSS b ca 1788 SC md Johnson DOVER 1810 - 1814 in SC.  First child b ca 1811 - 1815 in SC. 

REBECCA CROSS b ca 1789 SC md James Brownlow 22 Oct 1813 in Pendleton Dist, SC

THOMAS CROSS b ca 1789 SC md Rebecca DOVER 20 September 1812 in Pendleton Dist, SC

JANE CROSS (not proven but family tradition) b ca 1790 - 1800 md Anderson DOVER in SC ca 1816.  First child born 1817 in SC

NANCY ELIZABETH CROSS b ca 1794 - 1804 md ca 1812 in Pendleton SC Richard Wade Wallace. 
      
JESSE CROSS b ca 1797 SC md Celia DOVER in 1819 Hab Co, GA. 

ROBERT CROSS b ca 1803 GA md 19 May 1825 Elizabeth Longino in Henry Co, GA   
NOTE:  The Dover spouses named here are siblings and the children of Francis J Dover who was a Rev War Sol born 1760/61 near the Haw River in NC.  He resided 1 mile from the Kings Mountain Battleground in York Dist SC at the time of his enlistment.  From there he lived in Pendleton Dist SC until he and his family moved to Habersham Co, GA where they first appear in 1820.  It is said that his first wife and mother of his children was " a Posey" and court documentation of 1838 says that his 2nd wife was Mary Mullinax.  We have not found a marriage record for either marriage.
  
The family knowledge that places your William Stephen Cross and his brother Henry who came to TX as the children of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover came in the form of notes that were shared with me by a Jesse Cross descendant, Ralph Cross.  We had known about these notes for years, but until I actually had a copy of the handwritten notes, I was not completely sure about the original source and just how accurate they might be.  William Gus Cross was a grandson of Jesse & Celia Cross and I would think he would be quite accurate about knowing who his father's siblings would have been.  These notes, along with some other data that had been shared by a couple of researchers from the 1980's period that Ralph also sent at that time, finally clarified just who knew what and when.  Here are my updated notes on this family and you have my permission to post them if you'd like.  These notes started out from bits and pieces of info collected from many different sources over the time that I have been researching.  A few years ago I took all of those pieces and started putting census and other records to them and with the help of other Cross researchers at the time, this is what evolved  ---        

NOTES OF SHARON SUKIENNIK  SSukiennik@aol.com       
Revised notes Aug 2005

CELIA DOVER / JESSE CROSS

Celia Dover and Jesse Cross were md 23 Dec 1819 in Habersham Co, GA according to the index of Habersham Co, GA marriages.  It is really important to read the actual marriage record in Habersham Co, GA because there are mistakes in some of the dates in the index and the actual records!  I can personally give a few examples of incorrect dates in the index when compared to the actual record.

Another source, Brice Mandaville, gives the following --
COURT ORDINARY OFFICE OF HABERSHAM CO, BOOK A: MARRIAGES (found at Salt Lake Library)  Feb 16, 1820  Jesse Cross and Celia Dover

****************
Posted by Deanna Rogers  5/1/01

I have a copy of Jesse Cross and Celia Dover's marriage "entry" in the
recording book.  It is a very poor copy and hard to read but it seems to read
as follows:

Georgia
Habersham

To any Judges, Justices of the Inferior Court and Justice of the Peace and
Ministers of the Gospel

You are hereby authorized to join together in matrimony Jefse Crofs and Celia
Dover this 16th Day of February 1820. 
                  Miles Davis, Cl (title ???)

Next page:  Something is written at the top of this certification and crossed
through with Xs. It looks like Elizabeth Cross last words??  If anyone else
has a copy of this, I would like your take on what you see. 

Georgia
Habersham

I do hereby certify that the within named were joined together in the bonds
of matrimony This 23rd day of December 1819.

                                           Davis (or Dawes) Hushgine??  J.P.

Recorded March 28, 1820

                          Miles Davis,  Cl (???)
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1820 HABERSHAM CO, GA
Have not found a listing for Jesse Cross to date.  Thomas Cross / Rebecca Dover is the only CROSS name that I have found in the 1820 Habersham Co, GA census and is living on the same page with Francis J Dover and sons. 

1820 Habersham Co, GA p 115
Thomas Cross  
1 M  26-45
1 M  0-10
1 F  26-45 -- Rebecca (Dover) Cross
3 F  0-10

<Note: Thomas is believed to have died May 6, 1857. Rebecca (b. Jan 23, 1793-SC) is thought to have died before July 1891. Their daughter Malinda (b. 1818 & d. Apr 15, 1885) married George Whisenant. Malinda & George had abt 7 children, including Mary L. who married John Fox. Mary & John had 3 children. Thomas & Rebecca had 8 other children besides Malinda.>
SSukiennik@aol.com       
Revised notes Aug 2005

CELIA DOVER / JESSE CROSS

Celia Dover and Jesse Cross were md 23 Dec 1819 in Habersham Co, GA according to the index of Habersham Co, GA marriages.  It is really important to read the actual marriage record in Habersham Co, GA because there are mistakes in some of the dates in the index and the actual records!  I can personally give a few examples of incorrect dates in the index when compared to the actual record.

Another source, Brice Mandaville, gives the following --
COURT ORDINARY OFFICE OF HABERSHAM CO, BOOK A: MARRIAGES (found at Salt Lake Library)  Feb 16, 1820  Jesse Cross and Celia Dover

****************
Posted by Deanna Rogers  5/1/01

I have a copy of Jesse Cross and Celia Dover's marriage "entry" in the
recording book.  It is a very poor copy and hard to read but it seems to read
as follows:

Georgia
Habersham

To any Judges, Justices of the Inferior Court and Justice of the Peace and
Ministers of the Gospel

You are hereby authorized to join together in matrimony Jefse Crofs and Celia
Dover this 16th Day of February 1820. 
                  Miles Davis, Cl (title ???)

Next page:  Something is written at the top of this certification and crossed
through with Xs. It looks like Elizabeth Cross last words??  If anyone else
has a copy of this, I would like your take on what you see. 

Georgia
Habersham

I do hereby certify that the within named were joined together in the bonds
of matrimony This 23rd day of December 1819.

                                           Davis (or Dawes) Hushgine??  J.P.

Recorded March 28, 1820

                          Miles Davis,  Cl (???)
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1820 HABERSHAM CO, GA
Have not found a listing for Jesse Cross to date.  Thomas Cross / Rebecca Dover is the only CROSS name that I have found in the 1820 Habersham Co, GA census and is living on the same page with Francis J Dover and sons. 

1820 Habersham Co, GA p 115
Thomas Cross  
1 M  26-45
1 M  0-10
1 F  26-45 -- Rebecca (Dover) Cross
3 F  0-10

<Note: Thomas is believed to have died May 6, 1857. Rebecca (b. Jan 23, 1793-SC) is thought to have died before July 1891. Their daughter Malinda (b. 1818 & d. Apr 15, 1885) married George Whisenant. Malinda & George had abt 7 children, including Mary L. who married John Fox. Mary & John had 3 children. Thomas & Rebecca had 8 other children besides Malinda.>
[ I  located the marriage record for Malinda & George: http://files.usgwarchives.org/ga/habersham/vitals/habbride.txt  
CROSS, Linny   Md. WHISENANT, George                01/03/1831 ]


1830 HABERSHAM CO, GA p 29
Jesse Cross
1 m  under 5  1825-1830
1 m  under 5 1825-1830  
1 m  under 5  1825-1830 
1 m  5-10 1820-1825
1 m 30-40 -- Jesse Cross  1790-1800
1 f 5-10      1820-1825    
1 f   30-40 -- Celia Dover    1790-1800
***********************
From the List of Poor School Students, Habersham CO, GA -- YEAR 1834.
Elsbury Cross
Miles Cross
Rachel Cross
NOTE:  These children appear to be the children of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover 
*********************** 
HISTORY IN CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. by William H H Clark.
pg44.

"Robert and JESSE CROSS, two brothers, in 1832 settled at or near Woodstation.  In 1835 Robert Cross sold out to Woods and purchased the place that Robert Magill lived on, five miles north of Ringgold, and after a couple of years, sold it back to Robert Magill. Cross then moved near to Woodstation and died about 1841.  He was the representative from Walker county for one session of the legislature and a pretty shrewd man.

JESSE CROSS cared nothing for an overgrown fortune and kept a pack of bear dogs.  Long after all the bears, panthers, wild cats and catamounts had emigrated from this section, he still caried his gun and dogs wherever he went.  About 1845 he leased lands in Houston Valley from Dick Cruce.  He was still expecting to meet a bear when we left Georgia.  Like other hunters, he never amassed a great fortune."
on pg 70.

Robert Cross, in 1832, settled near Woodstation.  In 1835 he sold to John Woods and moved to the place where Robert Magill lived in Dogwood Valley.  Woods was a local Methodist minister, a merchant for several years and a good man."
pg 60.

" Mr. Lungino was the father of Mrs Robert Cross and made his home with her". (per Bobbie Jean Frank)

Another excerpt from Clark's book about Mr Longino (don't have the page #) --

"We have omitted one incident of the earliest settlers.  Mr. LUNGINO was the father of Mrs. Robert CROSS and made his home with her.  In 1835 there were two noted cold days long known as the cold Friday and Saturday. LUNGINO was an old man and had started to go to Jackson county in a one-horse wagon, then called a carry-all.  He got to Judge KENNAN's mill pond, near Buzzard Roost, tied his horse, stripped off his clothes and waded the pond until he froze to death.  He was buried at the grave yard near Dogwood Church.  He or Alfred DUNN was the first person burried there. Alfred DUNN was near the writers age and was much loved by him.. He died of flux, a disease then very common.  John B. DUNN will remember which was burried first and someone in the future may feel an interest in knowing the fact."

NOTE:   The following was sent to me by another researcher about the history of Clarks book  ---
I wanted to point out where Wm Clark got his info on early settlers in Catoosa County.

Chapter 11 Pg. 36
Early Settlers Of Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker And Floyd (Armuchee)

       The Dogwood and Houston Valleys were the first areas of the county to be settled. Among the first families were two unrelated  families named Head and between the two, they made up a sizable percentage of the early population.

        Sometime in the latter 1800s, a member of the Head Family was asked to write in the county paper his memories of the early times and first settlers of Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker, and the surrounding areas. He did this but all copies of the paper and all evidence of his articles disappeared, almost. Mr. John Dawling, a lifetime resident of the county and the last of our Cvil War veterans, had clipped the articles from the paper and had pasted them into a scrapbook which he kept for several years.  

        It goes on to state that a Judge McDaniel copied the articles and presented them to the writer(Clark) in 1971. He states that he presents them in his book without editorial change and just as it was written 100 years ago.

(per Sherry Clayton)      
NOTE:  Clarks book is wrong about the death of Robert Cross who appears alive and well in the 1850 & 1860 Tallapoosa Co, AL census records. 

1840 WALKER CO, GA
ROBERT CROSS (page 63, line 7) -- brother of Jesse Cross
white
1 M  5-10   
1 M 10-15  
1 M 30-40 -- Robert Cross   1800 - 1810
1 F   0-5   
1 F   5-10   
1 F  10-15   
1 F  30-40 -- Elizabeth Longino  1800 - 1810

NOTE:  Elizabeth Longino was the wife of Robert Cross per marriage record:  Robert Cross md Elizabeth Longino 19 May 1825 in Henry Co, GA. 

1840 WALKER CO, GA
JESSE CROSS (page 63, line 31)
white
1 M   0-5    1835-1840
1 M  5-10   1830-1835
1 M  5-10   1830-1835
1 M 10-15  1825-1830
1 M 10-15 1825-1830 
1 M 15-20  1820-1825  
1 M 40-50 --- Jesse Cross  
1 M  80-90 --- ?????  1750-1760
1 F   5-10  1830-1835
1 F  40-50 --- Celia Dover d/o Francis J Dover
1 F  70-80 --- ?????   1760-1770

NOTE: Who was the elderly couple living with Jesse & Celia (Dover) Cross?  Was it Jesse's parents John & Nancy Cross?  We haven't found them after they left Henry Co, GA.   
School records indicate that Jesse and Celia were still in Habersham Co, GA in 1834.  On 4 Dec 1834, in Habersham Co, GA,  Francis J Dover (FJD) signed a deed that literally gave everything he had to his son Anderson Dover. This deed reads like a will, including crops and even money that was owed to FJD.  This has always been such a curious thing to us because FJD didn't actually die until 1851.  Bobbie Jean Frank has speculated that perhaps since this is around the time that FJD was trying to file a claim as a Rev War Sol, that maybe he did this in order to be considered indigent.  That could make sense.  The older couple in the household of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover is a male 80 - 90 and a female 70 - 80 living with them.  Could this have been FJD / Mary Mullinax??  The 1840 Habersham Co, GA census  p 153 shows  FJD age 70 - 80 and female age 70 - 80.  It is possible that FJD moved along with Jesse and Celia to Walker Co, GA and returned to Habersham Co, GA in time to be included in 1840 census records there as well??  Or maybe they were just over there visiting??  William Simpson Dover s/o FJD and a lot of other family relations were also included in the 1840 Walker Co, GA census.  FJD appears without wife Mary (Mullinax) in the household of Thomas Cross / Rebecca Dover (his dau) in 1850 Hab Co, GA. 

The identity of this older couple still remains a mystery.   
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1850 Walker Co, GA p 357 A & B
218/218
Miles Cross  23  M W Farmer GA (1827)   -- s/o Jesse Cross
Elizabeth      18  F W   NC  -- nee WHITE 
Margaret        1  F  W  GA
James C 1/12  M W  GA  -- James Calvin

(next door)
1850 Walker Co, GA p 357B
219/219
Jesse Cross      50 M W Farmer SC  1800
Cealey              51 F W  SC 1799   --- nee DOVER 
Alsbury             27 M W GA  1823
Mitchell            19 M W  GA 1831
Mahala             15 M W  GA  1835
George W         13 M W  GA 1837 

NOTE:  Wife Celia (Dover) died after 1850.  Jesse Cross then married Nancy Ann Brown and had more children.
GA Marriage Records ---
Jesse Cross
Spouse -- Nancy Ann Brown
Marriage: 03 SEP 1857 , Whitfield, Georgia
1860 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Catoosa > Not Stated IM 30 & 31

207 / 209 (Tunnell Hill) p 256B & 257A

J Cross 62 1797 South Carolina Male

N Cross 32 1827 South Carolina Female

M Cross 4 1855 Georgia Female

S Cross 1 1858 Georgia Female

1870 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Catoosa > Blackstock IM 8

Post Office: Tunnell Hill

Roll: M593_140

Page: 302

533 / 536

Jesse Cross 67 abt 1803 South Carolina White Male

Nancy Cross 41 abt 1823 South Carolina White Female

Patsey Cross 15 abt 1855 Georgia White Female

Susannah E Cross 13 abt 1858 Georgia White Female

Thomas R Cross 9 abt 1861 Georgia White Male

1880 IM 6 & 7

Census Place Blackstock, Catoosa, Georgia

Family History Library Film 1254138

NA Film Number T9-0138

Page Number 239B

197 / 203

Jessee CROSS Self M Male W 85 SC Farmer --- ---

Nancy CROSS Wife M Female W 50 SC Keeping House SC SC

Martha CROSS Dau S Female W 23 GA At Home SC SC

Susana CROSS Dau S Female W 21 GA At Home SC SC

Thomas CROSS Son S Male W 17 GA Farm Laborer SC SC

Dillie SIEGLER Niece S Female W 18 GA No Occupation --- AL

198 / 204

James PATTERSON Self M Male W 30 NC Laborer --- ---

Julia PATTERSON Wife M Female W 26 GA Keeping House GA ---

Monroe PATTERSON Son S Male W 8 TN NC GA

Edgar PATTERSON Son S Male W 6 TN NC GA

Claudie PATTERSON Dau S Female W 3 GA NC GA

Earnest PATTERSON Son S Male W 1 GA NC GA

NOTE: This is Miles Cross's dau Julia C (Cross) Patterson

200 / 206

Miles CROSS Self M Male W 58 SC Farm Laborer SC SC

Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 56 NC Keeping House NC NC

Monroe CROSS Son S Male W 16 GA Farm Laborer SC NC

Selia CROSS Dau S Female W 12 GA At Home SC NC

Delia CROSS Dau S Female W 7 GA SC NC

NOTE: Jesse Cross is said to have died in 1881 near Winfield, Arkansas, and was buried in the Seahorn Cemetery near Winfield.

*********************

NOTE: William Gus Cross b 15 Feb 1859 Ringgold, GA m Margaret Alice Bennett 4 Nov 1886 lived at Waldron, AR d 7 Apr 1945. He was listed as William A Cross on one of the census records so may actually be William Augustus "Gus" Cross. This is Pat Keltner's grandfather. Robert Cecil Cross [Pat Keltner's father] b 30 Aug 1903 m Joyce Johnson 15 Mar 1926 lived Bauxite, AR

This is a transcription that I have done from the handwritten family notes that were sent to Mrs Maltbe by Mrs Pat Keltner in the 1980's (not the chart).

----------------------------

[Pat Keltner] My father, Robert C Cross, took down all this information from his father, William G Cross.

FAMILY HISTORY OF CROSS NAME

(As dictated by William G Cross at his home near Waldron, Arkansas Nov 16, 1934) Jesse Cross was born in 1797 in Habersham County Georgia, and later owned  land in Catoosa Co, Georgia. He died in 1881 near Winfield, Arkansas, and was buried in the Seahorn Cemetery near Winfield. Robert Cross, brother of Jesse, had a son, James. Thomas Cross, another brother of Jesse had a solid breast-bone down over his stomach.

Part A

Jesse Cross married Celia Dover (1st wife). The family lived at or near Ringgold, GA. The following children were born to this union:

1 Henry Cross, died in Texas

2 Steven Cross, died in Texas

3 Mitchell Cross, born 1835, died at Winfield, Ark in 19??. He had 1 boy and 2 girls (Mrs Seahorn[? hard to read] and Mrs Patterson).

4 Mahaley Cross, died single about 19 years old.

5 Miles Cross, buried in Mt Ida Cemetery between D------? and Locksburg, Ark. (m Elizabeth White "who was raised by William Singleterry, bro. of Drury Dobbin Singleterry, husband of Rachel" see link for Rachel below.)  < Note: There is Lockesburg in Sevier County, Ark. and the Mount Ida Cemetery is between there and De Queen near 329 & FM 15/Lone Oak Rd.>

6 Elsberry Cross, died in Texas

7 Rachel Cross, married __ [no first name] Smith, killed in war: then married Drury Singleterry and lived in Ringgold, GA.

8 George Washington Cross, the youngest child, was a wagonmaker. He had 3 boys & 3 girls. He died in ___? [looks like probably a town, but not readable]

All the sons served in the Confederate Army except Miles who made shoes for the soldiers.

Jesse Cross married Nancy Brown (2nd wife), and they had two children, Tom & Susan. Tom married a Sherrels Womack, and had four sons, Will, John, Charles and Dave, and one daughter, Cora. Susan married John Fare [or Farr] and moved to Texas. One son, Marion(?) now - 1954 - lives in Texas.

p 2

Part B   (informtion in italics was furnished by Erma & Fred Cross of OK.-- Sherry)

Miles Cross (b. 1827 GA ,d. 1912 Sevier, Ark ) married Elizabeth White,(b. Jul 4, 1823 NC, d. Dec 3, 1913, Nellie, Stephen Co., Okla.) 1845 or there about. The family lived near Ringgold, GA. The following children were born to this union:

1 Margaret (Sarah) Cross, born 1847, married Andrew J. Rowell on Mar 6, 1868, GA. They had two daughters who became Alice (b. 1870 Tenn. and  m. William J. Jackson) Jackson and Ellen Monroe (b. Jan 27, 1872 Mo. & d. Nov 15, 1967 McCurtain Co., Okla.). Both buried at DeQueen, Ark. (1920 Ellen was a widow living w/son Louis in McCurtain Co., Okla)

2 James Calvin Cross, born May 1, 1849 married Nancy Davis. He died in Oklahoma.

3 Lucy Evaline Cross, born May 20, 1851, married John E Folkner. They had 10 children, and lived at Hixon, Tenn.

4 Julia Caroline Cross, born 1855, married Jim Patterson and had 4 or more children. Lived and died in Rome, GA.

* 5 William Gus Cross, born Ringgold, GA Feb 15, 1859.

6 Mary L. Cross, b. 1860, married John W. Cash, b. 1853, lived and died near Duncan, OK. Their children were: William Luther , Morrison, Charles, Susan M., Steven, Bayla M., Alice, Luccile, John M., and Davis. In 1910, they were living in Hulen, Comanche Co., Okla., 1930 Mary was living w/son William at Rock Creek, Stephen Co., Okla.

7 Monroe Jackson Cross born May 4 1863, m. Adda Jeffcoat Jan. 23, 1898 Ark.  two sons and four daughters, lived and died near Lockesburg, AR. Children: Hattie, Ruthie, Lindsey, Pearl, Rethie, Willie Morton.

8 Celia Cross, born 1865, married Jason "Jess" Brysen (b. 1847, NC) and had 8 or 10 children: Miles C., Aretta, John Elliot and William H.(b. 1883 GA). Lived and died in Okla. In 1910, they were living in Hulen, Comanche Co., Okla., , 1930  Celia was living w/son Willaim H., in Hollis, Harmon Co., Okla.

9 Cordelia "Delia" Cross, b. 1873, married Henry M.,  "Bud" Selmen, b. in Ark. had five sons and 2 daughters, lived & died in Olka. Children: Cora b. 1888 Ark, Edward b. 1901 Ark., Dora b. 1903 Okla., Virgil b. 1905 Okla., Oscar b. 1910 Okla., Willie b. 1912 & Dewitte b. 1918. Lived in Rush Springs, Grady Co., Okla in 1910 & went to Wayne, McClain Co., Okla in 1930. 

Part C

William Gus Cross married Margaret Alice Bennett, Nov 4, 1886. The had three sons and four daughters. The family lived near Waldron, Arkansas. William had migrated to Waldron in 1881, from Dalton Ga and Alice in 1879 from Columbia, Tenn. The children are listed below:

1 Letha Viola Cross born June 23, 1888

2 Charles Virgil Cross born Dec 17, 1889. Died Jan 10, 1976 m. Lillian G.

3 Cora Elsie Cross born Jan 25, 1892

4 Guy Leander Cross born Jan 27, 1894 m. Dora Unkn. He d. May 1982. In 1930 they were living at Wewoka, Seminole Co., Okla.

5 Lavonia Med Cross born Feb 27, 1896

6 Ione Cross born Feb 6, 1900. Died May 1, 1900.

7 Robert Cecil Cross born Aug 30, 1903. & d. Aug 10, 1992 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Ark.

end of notes

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Known Children of Jesse Cross with Celia Dover ---

1 Miles Cross b Oct 1820 md Elizabeth White

2 Rachael Cross b ca 1820 md # 1 M C Smith # 2 Drury Singleterry

3 Elsberry Cross b ca 1823 -- nothing additional

4 Stephen Cross b Oct 1826 md Angelina Rodgers

5 Henry Cross b ca 1833 md Martha __?

6 Mitchell Cross b June 1832 md Myrandy Jane Workman

7 Mahaley Cross died young

8 George Washington Cross md Dilly Adeline Singleterry

Known Children of Jesse Cross with Nancy Ann Brown --

9 Susannah E Cross md John Fare / Farr

10 Thomas Cross md Cynthia Ann Sherrills

NOTE: Martha "Patsy" Cross was the dau of Nancy Ann Brown prior to her marriage with Jesse Cross. Cynthia Ann Sherrills was the d/o Wm and Ruth (Morris) Sherrills who married son Thomas Cross. I have no idea still what the Womack meant in the info given by Wm Gus Cross. I also have noticed in this passage that it mentions that "Marion Cross, Now 1954 lives in TX" --- so, it looks to me like someone else has made additions to what Wm Gus Cross gave in 1934 since he died in 1945. Maybe that's the reason for some of the discrepancies in some of the later data?


At this time we have pretty basically completed updating the notes and census records for all the children of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover.


Sharon S

1 m  5-10 1820-1825
1 m 30-40 -- Jesse Cross  1790-1800
1 f 5-10      1820-1825    
1 f   30-40 -- Celia Dover    1790-1800
***********************
From the List of Poor School Students, Habersham CO, GA -- YEAR 1834.
Elsbury Cross
Miles Cross
Rachel Cross
NOTE:  These children appear to be the children of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover 
*********************** 
HISTORY IN CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. by William H H Clark.
pg44.

"Robert and JESSE CROSS, two brothers, in 1832 settled at or near Woodstation.  In 1835 Robert Cross sold out to Woods and purchased the place that Robert Magill lived on, five miles north of Ringgold, and after a couple of years, sold it back to Robert Magill. Cross then moved near to Woodstation and died about 1841.  He was the representative from Walker county for one session of the legislature and a pretty shrewd man.

JESSE CROSS cared nothing for an overgrown fortune and kept a pack of bear dogs.  Long after all the bears, panthers, wild cats and catamounts had emigrated from this section, he still caried his gun and dogs wherever he went.  About 1845 he leased lands in Houston Valley from Dick Cruce.  He was still expecting to meet a bear when we left Georgia.  Like other hunters, he never amassed a great fortune."
on pg 70.

Robert Cross, in 1832, settled near Woodstation.  In 1835 he sold to John Woods and moved to the place where Robert Magill lived in Dogwood Valley.  Woods was a local Methodist minister, a merchant for several years and a good man."
pg 60.

" Mr. Lungino was the father of Mrs Robert Cross and made his home with her". (per Bobbie Jean Frank)

Another excerpt from Clark's book about Mr Longino (don't have the page #) --

"We have omitted one incident of the earliest settlers.  Mr. LUNGINO was the father of Mrs. Robert CROSS and made his home with her.  In 1835 there were two noted cold days long known as the cold Friday and Saturday. LUNGINO was an old man and had started to go to Jackson county in a one-horse wagon, then called a carry-all.  He got to Judge KENNAN's mill pond, near Buzzard Roost, tied his horse, stripped off his clothes and waded the pond until he froze to death.  He was buried at the grave yard near Dogwood Church.  He or Alfred DUNN was the first person burried there. Alfred DUNN was near the writers age and was much loved by him.. He died of flux, a disease then very common.  John B. DUNN will remember which was burried first and someone in the future may feel an interest in knowing the fact."

NOTE:   The following was sent to me by another researcher about the history of Clarks book  ---
I wanted to point out where Wm Clark got his info on early settlers in Catoosa County.

Chapter 11 Pg. 36
Early Settlers Of Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker And Floyd (Armuchee)

       The Dogwood and Houston Valleys were the first areas of the county to be settled. Among the first families were two unrelated  families named Head and between the two, they made up a sizable percentage of the early population.

        Sometime in the latter 1800s, a member of the Head Family was asked to write in the county paper his memories of the early times and first settlers of Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker, and the surrounding areas. He did this but all copies of the paper and all evidence of his articles disappeared, almost. Mr. John Dawling, a lifetime resident of the county and the last of our Cvil War veterans, had clipped the articles from the paper and had pasted them into a scrapbook which he kept for several years.  

        It goes on to state that a Judge McDaniel copied the articles and presented them to the writer(Clark) in 1971. He states that he presents them in his book without editorial change and just as it was written 100 years ago.

(per Sherry Clayton)      
NOTE:  Clarks book is wrong about the death of Robert Cross who appears alive and well in the 1850 & 1860 Tallapoosa Co, AL census records. 

1840 WALKER CO, GA
ROBERT CROSS (page 63, line 7) -- brother of Jesse Cross
white
1 M  5-10   
1 M 10-15  
1 M 30-40 -- Robert Cross   1800 - 1810
1 F   0-5   
1 F   5-10   
1 F  10-15   
1 F  30-40 -- Elizabeth Longino  1800 - 1810

NOTE:  Elizabeth Longino was the wife of Robert Cross per marriage record:  Robert Cross md Elizabeth Longino 19 May 1825 in Henry Co, GA. 

1840 WALKER CO, GA
JESSE CROSS (page 63, line 31)
white
1 M   0-5    1835-1840
1 M  5-10   1830-1835
1 M  5-10   1830-1835
1 M 10-15  1825-1830
1 M 10-15 1825-1830 
1 M 15-20  1820-1825  
1 M 40-50 --- Jesse Cross  
1 M  80-90 --- ?????  1750-1760
1 F   5-10  1830-1835
1 F  40-50 --- Celia Dover d/o Francis J Dover
1 F  70-80 --- ?????   1760-1770

NOTE: Who was the elderly couple living with Jesse & Celia (Dover) Cross?  Was it Jesse's parents John & Nancy Cross?  We haven't found them after they left Henry Co, GA.   
School records indicate that Jesse and Celia were still in Habersham Co, GA in 1834.  On 4 Dec 1834, in Habersham Co, GA,  Francis J Dover (FJD) signed a deed that literally gave everything he had to his son Anderson Dover. This deed reads like a will, including crops and even money that was owed to FJD.  This has always been such a curious thing to us because FJD didn't actually die until 1851.  Bobbie Jean Frank has speculated that perhaps since this is around the time that FJD was trying to file a claim as a Rev War Sol, that maybe he did this in order to be considered indigent.  That could make sense.  The older couple in the household of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover is a male 80 - 90 and a female 70 - 80 living with them.  Could this have been FJD / Mary Mullinax??  The 1840 Habersham Co, GA census  p 153 shows  FJD age 70 - 80 and female age 70 - 80.  It is possible that FJD moved along with Jesse and Celia to Walker Co, GA and returned to Habersham Co, GA in time to be included in 1840 census records there as well??  Or maybe they were just over there visiting??  William Simpson Dover s/o FJD and a lot of other family relations were also included in the 1840 Walker Co, GA census.  FJD appears without wife Mary (Mullinax) in the household of Thomas Cross / Rebecca Dover (his dau) in 1850 Hab Co, GA. 

The identity of this older couple still remains a mystery.   
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1850 Walker Co, GA p 357 A & B
218/218
Miles Cross  23  M W Farmer GA (1827)   -- s/o Jesse Cross
Elizabeth      18  F W   NC  -- nee WHITE 
Margaret        1  F  W  GA
James C 1/12  M W  GA  -- James Calvin

(next door)
1850 Walker Co, GA p 357B
219/219
Jesse Cross      50 M W Farmer SC  1800
Cealey              51 F W  SC 1799   --- nee DOVER 
Alsbury             27 M W GA  1823
Mitchell            19 M W  GA 1831
Mahala             15 M W  GA  1835
George W         13 M W  GA 1837 

NOTE:  Wife Celia (Dover) died after 1850.  Jesse Cross then married Nancy Ann Brown and had more children.
GA Marriage Records ---
Jesse Cross
Spouse -- Nancy Ann Brown
Marriage: 03 SEP 1857 , Whitfield, Georgia
1860 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Catoosa > Not Stated IM 30 & 31

207 / 209 (Tunnell Hill) p 256B & 257A

J Cross 62 1797 South Carolina Male

N Cross 32 1827 South Carolina Female

M Cross 4 1855 Georgia Female

S Cross 1 1858 Georgia Female

1870 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Catoosa > Blackstock IM 8

Post Office: Tunnell Hill

Roll: M593_140

Page: 302

533 / 536

Jesse Cross 67 abt 1803 South Carolina White Male

Nancy Cross 41 abt 1823 South Carolina White Female

Patsey Cross 15 abt 1855 Georgia White Female

Susannah E Cross 13 abt 1858 Georgia White Female

Thomas R Cross 9 abt 1861 Georgia White Male

1880 IM 6 & 7

Census Place Blackstock, Catoosa, Georgia

Family History Library Film 1254138

NA Film Number T9-0138

Page Number 239B

197 / 203

Jessee CROSS Self M Male W 85 SC Farmer --- ---

Nancy CROSS Wife M Female W 50 SC Keeping House SC SC

Martha CROSS Dau S Female W 23 GA At Home SC SC

Susana CROSS Dau S Female W 21 GA At Home SC SC

Thomas CROSS Son S Male W 17 GA Farm Laborer SC SC

Dillie SIEGLER Niece S Female W 18 GA No Occupation --- AL

198 / 204

James PATTERSON Self M Male W 30 NC Laborer --- ---

Julia PATTERSON Wife M Female W 26 GA Keeping House GA ---

Monroe PATTERSON Son S Male W 8 TN NC GA

Edgar PATTERSON Son S Male W 6 TN NC GA

Claudie PATTERSON Dau S Female W 3 GA NC GA

Earnest PATTERSON Son S Male W 1 GA NC GA

NOTE: This is Miles Cross's dau Julia C (Cross) Patterson

200 / 206

Miles CROSS Self M Male W 58 SC Farm Laborer SC SC

Elizabeth CROSS Wife M Female W 56 NC Keeping House NC NC

Monroe CROSS Son S Male W 16 GA Farm Laborer SC NC

Selia CROSS Dau S Female W 12 GA At Home SC NC

Delia CROSS Dau S Female W 7 GA SC NC

NOTE: Jesse Cross is said to have died in 1881 near Winfield, Arkansas, and was buried in the Seahorn Cemetery near Winfield.

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NOTE: William Gus Cross b 15 Feb 1859 Ringgold, GA m Margaret Alice Bennett 4 Nov 1886 lived at Waldron, AR d 7 Apr 1945. He was listed as William A Cross on one of the census records so may actually be William Augustus "Gus" Cross. This is Pat Keltner's grandfather. Robert Cecil Cross [Pat Keltner's father] b 30 Aug 1903 m Joyce Johnson 15 Mar 1926 lived Bauxite, AR

This is a transcription that I have done from the handwritten family notes that were sent to Mrs Maltbe by Mrs Pat Keltner in the 1980's (not the chart).

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[Pat Keltner] My father, Robert C Cross, took down all this information from his father, William G Cross.

FAMILY HISTORY OF CROSS NAME

(As dictated by William G Cross at his home near Waldron, Arkansas Nov 16, 1934) Jesse Cross was born in 1797 in Habersham County Georgia, and later owned  land in Catoosa Co, Georgia. He died in 1881 near Winfield, Arkansas, and was buried in the Seahorn Cemetery near Winfield. Robert Cross, brother of Jesse, had a son, James. Thomas Cross, another brother of Jesse had a solid breast-bone down over his stomach.

Part A

Jesse Cross married Celia Dover (1st wife). The family lived at or near Ringgold, GA. The following children were born to this union:

1 Henry Cross, died in Texas

2 Steven Cross, died in Texas

3 Mitchell Cross, born 1835, died at Winfield, Ark in 19??. He had 1 boy and 2 girls (Mrs Seahorn[? hard to read] and Mrs Patterson).

4 Mahaley Cross, died single about 19 years old.

5 Miles Cross, buried in Mt Ida Cemetery between D------? and Locksburg, Ark. (m Elizabeth White "who was raised by William Singleterry, bro. of Drury Dobbin Singleterry, husband of Rachel" see link for Rachel below.)  < Note: There is Lockesburg in Sevier County, Ark. and the Mount Ida Cemetery is between there and De Queen near 329 & FM 15/Lone Oak Rd.>

6 Elsberry Cross, died in Texas

7 Rachel Cross, married __ [no first name] Smith, killed in war: then married Drury Singleterry and lived in Ringgold, GA.

8 George Washington Cross, the youngest child, was a wagonmaker. He had 3 boys & 3 girls. He died in ___? [looks like probably a town, but not readable]

All the sons served in the Confederate Army except Miles who made shoes for the soldiers.

Jesse Cross married Nancy Brown (2nd wife), and they had two children, Tom & Susan. Tom married a Sherrels Womack, and had four sons, Will, John, Charles and Dave, and one daughter, Cora. Susan married John Fare [or Farr] and moved to Texas. One son, Marion(?) now - 1954 - lives in Texas.

p 2

Part B   (informtion in italics was furnished by Erma & Fred Cross of OK.-- Sherry)

Miles Cross (b. 1827 GA ,d. 1912 Sevier, Ark ) married Elizabeth White,(b. Jul 4, 1823 NC, d. Dec 3, 1913, Nellie, Stephen Co., Okla.) 1845 or there about. The family lived near Ringgold, GA. The following children were born to this union:

1 Margaret (Sarah) Cross, born 1847, married Andrew J. Rowell on Mar 6, 1868, GA. They had two daughters who became Alice (b. 1870 Tenn. and  m. William J. Jackson) Jackson and Ellen Monroe (b. Jan 27, 1872 Mo. & d. Nov 15, 1967 McCurtain Co., Okla.). Both buried at DeQueen, Ark. (1920 Ellen was a widow living w/son Louis in McCurtain Co., Okla)

2 James Calvin Cross, born May 1, 1849 married Nancy Davis. He died in Oklahoma.

3 Lucy Evaline Cross, born May 20, 1851, married John E Folkner. They had 10 children, and lived at Hixon, Tenn.

4 Julia Caroline Cross, born 1855, married Jim Patterson and had 4 or more children. Lived and died in Rome, GA.

* 5 William Gus Cross, born Ringgold, GA Feb 15, 1859.

6 Mary L. Cross, b. 1860, married John W. Cash, b. 1853, lived and died near Duncan, OK. Their children were: William Luther , Morrison, Charles, Susan M., Steven, Bayla M., Alice, Luccile, John M., and Davis. In 1910, they were living in Hulen, Comanche Co., Okla., 1930 Mary was living w/son William at Rock Creek, Stephen Co., Okla.

7 Monroe Jackson Cross born May 4 1863, m. Adda Jeffcoat Jan. 23, 1898 Ark.  two sons and four daughters, lived and died near Lockesburg, AR. Children: Hattie, Ruthie, Lindsey, Pearl, Rethie, Willie Morton.

8 Celia Cross, born 1865, married Jason "Jess" Brysen (b. 1847, NC) and had 8 or 10 children: Miles C., Aretta, John Elliot and William H.(b. 1883 GA). Lived and died in Okla. In 1910, they were living in Hulen, Comanche Co., Okla., , 1930  Celia was living w/son Willaim H., in Hollis, Harmon Co., Okla.

9 Cordelia "Delia" Cross, b. 1873, married Henry M.,  "Bud" Selmen, b. in Ark. had five sons and 2 daughters, lived & died in Olka. Children: Cora b. 1888 Ark, Edward b. 1901 Ark., Dora b. 1903 Okla., Virgil b. 1905 Okla., Oscar b. 1910 Okla., Willie b. 1912 & Dewitte b. 1918. Lived in Rush Springs, Grady Co., Okla in 1910 & went to Wayne, McClain Co., Okla in 1930. 

Part C

William Gus Cross married Margaret Alice Bennett, Nov 4, 1886. The had three sons and four daughters. The family lived near Waldron, Arkansas. William had migrated to Waldron in 1881, from Dalton Ga and Alice in 1879 from Columbia, Tenn. The children are listed below:

1 Letha Viola Cross born June 23, 1888

2 Charles Virgil Cross born Dec 17, 1889. Died Jan 10, 1976 m. Lillian G.

3 Cora Elsie Cross born Jan 25, 1892

4 Guy Leander Cross born Jan 27, 1894 m. Dora Unkn. He d. May 1982. In 1930 they were living at Wewoka, Seminole Co., Okla.

5 Lavonia Med Cross born Feb 27, 1896

6 Ione Cross born Feb 6, 1900. Died May 1, 1900.

7 Robert Cecil Cross born Aug 30, 1903. & d. Aug 10, 1992 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Ark.

end of notes

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Known Children of Jesse Cross with Celia Dover ---

1 Miles Cross b Oct 1820 md Elizabeth White

2 Rachael Cross b ca 1820 md # 1 M C Smith # 2 Drury Singleterry

3 Elsberry Cross b ca 1823 -- nothing additional

4 Stephen Cross b Oct 1826 md Angelina Rodgers

5 Henry Cross b ca 1833 md Martha __?

6 Mitchell Cross b June 1832 md Myrandy Jane Workman

7 Mahaley Cross died young

8 George Washington Cross New Info 2/18/2010: b. Dec 23, 1836, Ringgold, GA; d.  ?.  Married  Dilly Adeline Singleterry  (d/o Will Singleterry) d. May 8, 1845, Ringgold, GA. Their son, Fred Wilson Cross was born in Winfield, Arkansas on Sept 2, 1883.

Known Children of Jesse Cross with Nancy Ann Brown --

9 Susannah E Cross md John Fare / Farr

10 Thomas Cross md Cynthia Ann Sherrills

NOTE: Martha "Patsy" Cross was the dau of Nancy Ann Brown prior to her marriage with Jesse Cross. Cynthia Ann Sherrills was the d/o Wm and Ruth (Morris) Sherrills who married son Thomas Cross. I have no idea still what the Womack meant in the info given by Wm Gus Cross. I also have noticed in this passage that it mentions that "Marion Cross, Now 1954 lives in TX" --- so, it looks to me like someone else has made additions to what Wm Gus Cross gave in 1934 since he died in 1945. Maybe that's the reason for some of the discrepancies in some of the later data?

At this time we have pretty basically completed updating the notes and census records for all the children of Jesse Cross / Celia Dover. 
 

Sharon S

MISC GA MARRIAGE RECORDS by Brides:

http://files.usgwarchives.org/ga/habersham/vitals/habbride.txt
CROSS, Polly   Md. SUGGS, Gedin                                12/05/1822
CROSS, Rebecca  Md. PARKER, William                     04/04/1824
CROSS, Talitha  Md. WHITWORTH, Thomas           12/23/1845

 If you are a descendant of any of these lines and would like to add your information, please email me and copy Sharon. I am sure she would like to include your history in her CROSS research as well.
I also thank Fred & Erma Cross of Okla for the information they added, as it will assist others who are trying to make sure these are their lines.

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