John Cross & Unknown

7-great – grandparents of R A Holloman III
“the immigrant”

John Cross ca 1642 – ca 1702 | his parents
& ca 1670 unknown
of Nansemond County VA

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
from records kept in the family of Dr. William Cordwell Cross of Cherokee, Alabama

“John Cross the immigrant was born about 1642 in England. According to family history, the Crosses were supporters of Oliver Cromwell against the Crown. With the restoration of King Charles II in 1660, they were expatriated and transported to the Colony of Virginia before 1666.
In 1667 John Cross was granted eight hundred acres of land at the head of Mill Creek, a tributary of the Nansemond River in Nansemond County VA.
This is the southern part of the county, near the North Carolina boundary and the town of Somerton.
John married around 1670. His son Henry, our ancestor, was born about 1677. Undoubtedly there were other children of whom we are unaware.
This John Cross died circa 1702”
John Cross was on the list of twenty persons for whose transportation Thomas Mason was granted 1000 acres in Upper Parish of Nansemond County on 29 March 1666.
Index of Patents and Grants in Nansemond County under Royal Government Book 6 – p 193
“To all wherever and whoever, know ye that I, the said Will Desheloy, Knt. give and grant unto John Cross, eight hundred acres of land in Nansemond County, at the head of a creek called Mill Creek, which falls off into the southern branch of the Nansemond River: beginning . . .”
from “The Cross Family of Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama” by William C Cross, 1994


6-great – grandparents of R A Holloman III

Henry Cross ca 1677 – ca 1737 | his parents
& ca 1704 unknown
of Nansemond County VA

“Henry Cross, son of John Cross, was born ca 1677 in Nansemond County VA. A land grant to Henry Cross dated 15 Dec 1704 for 143 acres lying and being on the north side of Sumerton Creek, in the Upper Parish of Nansemond County . . .
“Little is known of Henry other than that he married ca 1704 and his son John was born ca 1705. Henry died circa 1737.”

Hmm. There was a James Cross who was witness 7 Mar 1714 to a power of attorney Henry Baker to Thomas Bray. Chowan Deed Bk B#1 p53.

Cross Brothers of Gates County:
from William Murfree’s Tax Receipt Book Hertford County, NC 1768-70
Cross, John – 1 tx 1768, 1tx 1769

from William Murfree’s Tax Receipt Book Hertford County, NC 1768-70
Cross, Stephen – 1 tx 1768, 1 tx 1770
Stephen 164 – Nov 1784 Deed land from Stephen Cross and Henry Dilday to Enos Rogers proved by oath of Robt Parker.

 


5-great – grandparents of R A Holloman III

John Cross ca 1705 – 1769/83 | his parents
& ca 1726 Susannah ca 1710 – aft 1783
of Nansemond County VA

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

John Cross, son of Henry Cross, was born ca 1705 Nansemond Co, VA
On 15 Aug 1737 John Cross was issued a patent to 257 acres on the south side of Somerton Swamp.
He died sometime between 1760 when he is mentioned in the Vestry book of the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co VA [also listed as paying taxes in Hertford Co 1768 and 1769] and the 1783 census when his wife Susannah is listed as head of the family.

Children of John Cross and wife Susannah:
1. William Cross 1730 –
2. James Cross 1732 –
3. Elisha Cross d ca Aug 1809
a. James Cross d Nov 1821
married Nancy
4. Jonathan Cross
5. Hardy Cross 1748 – ca Feb 1816
6. Cyprian Cross 1750 – 1809 Gates Co NC
7. Abel Cross ca 1750 – ca Feb 1810
8. Edward Cross ca 1751 –
9. David Cross ca 1752 – ca Nov 1823
married Penelope Parker
10. Samuel Cross ca 1756 –

Louise Vann Boone in “the Vann Family.” – “Our definite knowledge begins with Cyprian Cross I, who with five brothers was in Gates in the early 18th century. Hardy, William and Jonathan Cross were in Gates County near the Nansemond County, VA line, Cyprian, David and Abel Cross, in Gates County near the Chowan River. Cyprian Cross lived where the Story’s now live. They are descendents of Taylor Cross.”

1786 State Census, Gates County, NC
Cross, Abel – 1 [wm21-60] – 1 [wm under 21, above60] – 5 [wf]
6 [bl 12-60] –
Cross, Cyprean – 1 [wm21-60] – 6 [wm under 21, above60] – 3 [wf]
2 [bl 12-60] – 4 [bl under12]
Cross, David – 1 [wm21-60] – 0 [wm under 21, above60] – 0 [wf]
2 [bl 12-60]
Cross, Hardy – 2 [wm21-60] – 2 [wm under 21, above60] – 8 [wf]
2 [bl 12-60] – 5 [bl under12]

US census 1790 Gates County, NC
Cross, Abel 3 males over 16, – 8 females, — 19 slaves
Cross, Cyprean 1 males over 16, 3 under 16, 5 females, — 10 slaves
Cross, David 1 male over 16, 1 under 16, 2 females, — 5 slaves
Cross, Hardy [VA] – – — 6 slaves

 

  1. James Cross 1732 –
    married Nancy

1820 Census Gates County [this James Cross is son of Elisha]
James 310101 00010
Born on or before 1775, Died 11/1821 widow Nancy,1st
admin-Elisha Cross, 2nd admin-Robt Parker, minor Richard, Riddick, James,
Benjamin, Washington guard John Jones

1820 Census Gates County
Abraham 200110 30010 (Son Cyprian? Abram?) both Abram and wife 26-45
David 000101 00210 Died 11/1823 executor was Willis Cross
Edward 000100 10010

Mary?(b1790-1800), given Mary’s birthdate this Elisha b ca 1776-1785
probably ca b 1776-1780 IF Mary’s father.

Sarah 011100 11110 Sarah deeded land to Charity Goodman her sister
11/1822.

Henry Cross

So as we can see the candidates for the father of Etheldred are David, Elisha, Priscilla and Sarah.

1820 Census Gates County
Abraham 200110 30010 (Son Cyprian? Abram?) both Abram and wife 26-45
David 000101 00210 Died 11/1823 executor was Willis Cross
Edward 000100 10010
Elisha 000100 20200 Born 1795/1804, died 1824 left widow Mary
minor children John, Albert(Alfred?), Benjamin, Amanda, Sarah,
Mary?(b1790-1800), given Mary’s birthdate this Elisha b ca 1776-1785
probably ca b 1776-1780 IF Mary’s father.

James 310101 00010 Born on or before 1775, Died 11/1821 widow
Nancy,

Priscilla 100100 00111 Probable widow of Elisha who died 1809

Sarah 011100 11110 Sarah deeded land to Charity Goodman her sister
11/1822.

Willis 310010 10010 Suspect Willis is son of David Cross above.
Henry Cross
descent chart (my no references source) also believes that to be the case.

So as we can see the candidates are David, Elisha, Priscilla and Sarah.

Known relationships with above Miles/Mary married 1825 adopt family of
above
Elisha beginning in 1825 who was murdered in 1824.
Willis suspected son of David adopts family of Miles/Mary when they die in 1839.
Thus one of David/Elisha is a likely candidate.
Of course none of my Cross lists have either David or Elisha with a daughter named Mary thus I’m trying educated guesses and that’s where I remain….
Curently I’m waiting on a Gates deed index listing to see where Miles
acquired his property. He appears to be living near Willis Cross who I
presume acquired some of his from David and thus Mary may have as well.
Thus David Cross is my best guess for Mary’s father for the moment

 

  1. William Cross ca 1730 – near the Nansemond County, VA line
  2. Hardy Cross 1748 – aft 13 July 1813/Feb Ct 1816
    near the Nansemond County, VA line

    a. Samuel Cross ca 1768 – [was of age by 1789]
    [named as father’s ex. July 1813]
    married Gates Co 29 Dec 1788 probably daughter of William Davidson

    i. Samuel Cross 16 March 1793 – 15 Dec 1865 ts
    married 26 March 1816 Elizabeth Copeland 21 Feb 1795 – 14 Jan 1865
    1. William Hurley Cross 27 May 1817 – 15 Dec 1865 [June 12 1866 ts]
    2. Sarah Ann Cross 31 March 1819 – 1889
    married Jesse Eason of Gates Co no issue
    3. James Augustus Hardy Cross 25 Jan 1821 –
    married 6 March 1865 Alice Daughtry 2 April 1845 –
    4. Mary Elizabeth Cross 21 June 1823 – 30 Aug 1835
    b. Charity Cross ca 1772 –
    married Jesse Parker d 1800 Gates Co
    i. Hardy D Parker
    ii. Joseph Parker dy
    c. Ann Cross ca 1774 –
    d. John Henry Cross ca 1778/80 -ca/bef Feb 1813 Hillory Willey, Esq. appt. his admr.
    married [4 March 1800] 1802 VA Sarah [Salley] Lee ca 1782 -23 Jan 1846/Feb 1853
    i. Mary [Polley] Cross 4 Oct 1803 VA –
    married 12 Feb 1825 Daniel Williams
    1. Hardy Cross Williams 31 Mar 1827 VA –
    married 18 May 1875 Lydia Ann Barnes 28 Aug 1845 –
    ii. Richard Cross
    iii. Hardy Cross
    iv. Pamelia S Cross
    married Henry Williams
    v. William Cross
    vi. John P. Cross
    vii. Margaret Lee Cross
    viii. Henry Cross
    e. Mary Cross ca 1779 –
    married 21 Feb 1797 Mr. Smith
    f. Prudence Cross ca 1786 –
    married 7 March 1800 Mr. Barnes
    g. [Col] Hardy Cross 15 Sept 1777 -29 Sept 1858 [ts]
    named as father’s exec. [info. compliments of Nell]
    Nansemond County, VA 1850 Census.
    #734..Hardy Cross 73 Farmer $20,000
    Martha N. Cross 51
    Mary L. Cross 21
    Sarah J. Cross 19
    Thomas H. Cross 9 (Born Oct. 11, 1841)

    married 1st Sarah [Sally] Parker 1764 – 19 Oct 1827 age 63 [ts]
    dau of Hardy Parker
    i. John Taylor Cross ca 1806 – 8 April 1832 age 26 [ts]
    married Louisa H. ca 1806 – 34 June 1854 age 48 [ts]
    1. Sarah F Cross ca 1832 – 13 April 1905 aged 73 yrs
    married H. B. Council M.D. 2 Mar 1828 – 6 July 1885 aged 58 yrs
    married 6 Sept 1828 Mary Ann Brownrigg 29 June 1796 – 22 Mar 1838 [ts]
    note: death date may be 1833 very worn
    dau of Richard Brownrigg of Chowan Co, NC
    i. Mary Louisa Beverly Cross ca 1829 –
    married Dr. Richard Dillard moved to Chowan Co. d. 1856
    his papers are in the ECU manuscript collection
    1. Brownrigg Dillard 12 Sept 1852 – 12 Aug 1854
    ii. Sarah Jane Brownrigg Cross ca 1831 –
    married Dr. James Dillard brother of Richard
    iii. Emily Cross died Aug 08 1834 aged 1 year
    married 3rd Martha N Dillard 30 Jan 1800 – 16 Oct 1873 [ts]
    i. Thomas Hardy Cross 11 Oct 1841 –
    ii. Martha Cross died 25 Sept 1842 aged 1 year
    ?Are these children of Martha N Dillard by a former husband
    i. Dr. Richard Dillard
    ii. Dr. James Dillard
    iii. Elizabeth Dillard 6 April 1829 – 14 Nov 1878

    h. Susan Cross
    married Mr. Smith
    i. Elizabeth Cross 4 March 1788 – 2 April 1860
    married 1809 Abram Daughtery 1788 – 1825
    married 2nd 1 Jan 1835 John L Haynes
    j. Catherine Cross
    k. Celah Cross
    married Mr. Eley

Hardy 15 Nov 1779 Deed land from Hardy Cross to Demsey Odom proved by oath of John Bothey
Hardy 87 Nov 1789 Bill of Sale by Jacob Lassiter to John Atkinson proved by Hardy Cross
154 May 1791 clerk wrote then marked through William then wrote Hardy Cross adm of William Davidson
195 Feb 1792 Phillip Rogers, Enos Rogers, and Jonathan Rogers made their report of the audit of the records of Hardy Cross Adm of William Davidson dec’d
227 Feb 1793 Sale of Land from Enos Rogers to Hardy Cross ackl.

Priscilla 221 Aug 1792 Sale of Negro Cloe by William Evans to Cyprian Cross proved by Priscilla Cross.
Samuel 87 Nov 1789 Samuel Cross proved the sale by Willoby McCoy to John Atkinson
98-3 Feb 1790 Samuel Cross moved for adm. of William Davidson, was so appt. with David Cross giving security.
Inv. of William Davidson exhibited by Samuel Cross, Samuel Cross ordered to sell enough of the estate to pay the debts
William 154 May 1791 clerk wrote then marked through William then wrote Hardy Cross adm of William Davidson

  1. Elisha Cross ca 1750 – bef Aug ct 1809
    1786 state census:-1 [wm21-60] – 4 [wm under 21, above60] – 3 [wf] 2 [bl 12-60] – 1 [bl under12]
    1790 census – 2 males over 16, 5 under 16, 3 females, — 6 slaves
    married Priscilla Bethea
    Gates Co Census 1820 Priscilla 100100 00111
    a. James Cross ca 1775 -Nov 1821
    1820 Census Gates Co James 310101 00010
    1st admin-Elisha Cross; 2nd admin-Robt Parker,
    minor Richard, Riddick, James, Benjamin, Washington guard John Jones
    married Nancy
    i. Richard Cross
    ii. Riddick Cross
    iii. James Cross
    iv. Benjamin Cross
    v. Washington Cross
    b. John Cross
    c. Sarah Cross
    married Gates Co 10 Nov 1818 Book Watson as his 2nd wife
    married 2nd Moore Lennon
    d. Benjamin Cross ca 1789 –
    married in Lafourche LA Anatasie Bourgeois
    family papers say that Benjamin Cross b abt 1789 was the son of Elisha Cross and Priscilla Bethea. He married Anatasie Bourgeois in Lafourche, LA – e-mail from James C Roberts
    e. Elisha Cross 1794/1804 – 1824
    Gates Co Census 1820 Elisha 000100 20200
    minor children John, Albert(Alfred?), Benjamin, Amanda, Sarah,
    married Mary
    i. John Cross
    ii. Albert/Alfred Cross
    iii. Benjamin Cross
    iv. Amanda Cross
    v. Sarah Cross
    f. Nancy Cross
    married Edwin Cross

Elisha
28, Harvy Gatling of Charity age six bound to learn the business of a Leather Dresser from Elisha Cross Feb 1780
42, summoned for jury duty Aug 1780
88, cannot find the item
142, jury duty summoned Feb 1784
144, Elisha Cross proved the sale of land from Lott Rogers to Enos Rogers. Feb 1784
202, jury duty summons Feb 1786
208 May 1786 crossed out: order to summons Elisha Cross for not appearing for jury duty last session
Elisha 16 – May 1787 – summons for jury duty
46 – May 1788 – summons for jury duty
52 – Aug 1788 – ordered that Philip Rogers, Jesse Benton, Elisha Cross, Jonathan Rogers, Enos Rogers and Hillory Willey be appointed Searchers in the Captaincy of Captain Jesse Benton.
97 – Feb 1790 – Elisha Cross proved the Deed of Sale of Land from Henry King & Ux to Thomas Smith of Nansemond County, VA.
101 – – summons for jury duty
132 – Nov 1790 – – summons for jury duty
137 – Feb 1791 – ordered that William Goodman, Elisha Cross, Jonathan Rogers and Enos Rogers make a division in the Estate of George Russell dec’d
145 – Feb 1791 – Demsey Odom and Elisha Cross offered themselves as security for James Rawls to adm. the estate of William Booth dec’d.
163 – May 1791 – summons for jury duty
170 – Aug 1791 – ordered the Jethro Sumner, Esq, Jesse Benton, Elisha Cross, and Enos Rogers make a division of certain Negroes formerly in the possession of James Arline agreeable to the last will and test of John Kittrell dec’d.
173 – Aug 1791 – Elisha Cross on jury to divide Samuel Baker, dec’d ‘s land
177 – Nov 1791 -William Goodman,esq, Elisha Cross, Jonathan Rogers and Enos Rogers make their report of their audit of James Russell’s accts as adm. of the Estate of George Russell dec’d
181 – ordered that Elisha Cross, Philip Rogers, Hillory Willy, Demsy Odom and Jonothan Rogers with the County surveyor make a division of the lands of James Arline dec’d and make report at the next term.
188 -ordered that Noah Felton, Hillory Willy and Elisha Cross be appointed to patrol Capt. Jethro Sumner’s muster bounds
200 – Feb 1792 -Elisha Cross, Philip Rogers, Hillory Willy, Demsy Odom and Jonothan Rogers with Patrick Hagerty, the County surveyor made a division of the lands of James Arline dec’d and so report the proceedings.
217 – Aug 1792 – summons for jury duty
225 – Nov 1792 – Benjamin Barnes and Elisha Cross offer themselves as security for bond of James Gatling who was appt. Constable in the District where Edward Gatling dec’d was formerly Constable.
226 – Deed of Sale Henry Goodman to Elisha Cross ackl.
236 -Feb 1793- summons for jury duty
248 -Aug 1793 – ordered that Patrick Hegerty, Elisha Cross, William Walters and Jonathan Rogers [any three] audit and settle the acct. of Henry Goodman adm. of James Arline dec’d
249 – Francis Speight and Elisha Cross offer themselves as security for bond of Miles Benton to adm. on the Estate of John Morgan dec’d.
266 – Nov 1793 – summons for jury duty

  1. Cyprian Cross ca 1750 – 13 Dec1809/Feb 1810
    married ca 1774 Christian Riddick ca 1759 – ca May1828 will prob
    lived where the Story’s now live about 3 miles from the Chowan River, near Winton

172 Feb 1785 – summons for jury dury next session
Cyprian 6, May 1779 – appt to a jury to lay out road for Joseph Speight
82-2, Feb 1782 – Thomas Smith orphan of James Smith dec’d age fifteen years the fifteenth day of October last. bound as an apprentice to Cyprian Cross to learn the Business of a Taylor. also, Cyprian Cross appt. guardian to Thomas Smith minor of James Smith dec’d – Philip Lewis and Jesse Harrell offered themselves as security.
91-2, May 1782 – Joseph Smith orphan of James Smith dec’d age thirteen years the fourth day of January this year. bound as an apprentice toCyprian Cross to learn the Business of a Taylor. also, Cyprian Cross appt. guardian to Joseph Smith minor of James Smith dec’d – Dempsey Barnes and George Williams offered themselves as security.
100, Aug 1782 – Cyprian Cross with William Baker, William Goodman, and Jesse Vann to divide the estate of Thomas Barnes dec’d.
104, Nov 1782 – Deed of sale John Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas to Cyprian Cross proved by Elisha Brinkley
105, Nov 1782 Cyprian Cross on committee with George Williams, Isaac Pipkin, Christopher Riddick to settle estate of William Copeland dec’d.
119, May 1783 – ordered that Cyprian Cross be exempt from paying a tax of a Negro woman —.
121, Aug 1783 – William Goodman and Cyprian Cross made their report on the div. of the estate of Thomas Barnes.
133, Nov 1783 – Cyprian Cross, Jesse Vann, John Odom, and James Landing to divided estate of William Hargrove dec’d.
137-2, Feb 1784 – Cyprian Cross guardian to Thomas Smith and Joseph Smith made his reports.
140-142, Feb 1784 – ordered that Cyprian Cross be appointed overseer of the road in the room of Charles Vann resigned.
Cyprian Cross, Jesse Vann, John Odom, made report of their division of the estate of William Hargrove dec’d.
summons for jury duty next term
146, May 1784 – Cyprian Cross and Jesse Barnes offered security for James Jones to adm. the estate of Jonathan Boyce dec’d.
147, disputed entry – Jesse Barnes and Cyprian Cross against James Landing, John Harrell, James Curle, and William Fryer. ordered that the sherriff summons a jury to go on the land and proceed according to the law.
155-2, Aug 1786 – new trial ordered on the disputed entry
Ordered that James Skinner, Miles Skinner, and Uriah Skinner work on the road under Cyprian Cross instead of working on the road under Demsey Barnes.
156- 2,Aug 1784 – Abel Cross and David Cross security for Cyprian Cross for license to keep a Public house
William King – orphan of Henry King dec’d came into court and made choice of Abel Cross for his Guardian – Cyprian Cross and David Crossoffered security.
170-3,Feb 1785 – the jury found for Cypian Cross and Jesses Barnes in the disputed entry case.
179, May 1785 – summons for jury duty next term
185, Aug 1785 – ordered to serve on jury at Superior Ct in Nov in Edenton
186, Aug 1785 – ordered that James Landing, James Curle, John Harrell pay all the costs attending the disputed Entry of Cyprian Cross and Jesse Barnes.
191, Nov 1785 – deed of sale William Crafford to David Cross proved by Cyprian Cross.
198-2, Feb 1786 – ordered that
209, May 1786 – Deed of sale of Land Jethro Sumner, former sheriff of this county to Cyprian Cross ackl’d.
212, May 1786 – summons for jury duty next term
224-2 Nov 1786 – Deed of sale of Land John Harrell & uxr to Cyprian Cross proved by John Odom.
Cyprian Cross, Charles Eure, Stephen Eure give report of their division of the estate of Thomas Harrell dec’d .
Cyprian 6 – Feb 1787 – summons for jury duty
13 -May 1787 – Cyprian Cross on jury to lay off Ann Vann’s dower [relit of Charles Vann]
17 – Aug 1787 – ordered that Isaac Pipkin, William Goodman, Henry Goodman and Cyprian Cross make a division of the Estate of William Copeland, dec’d
25-27 – Nov 1787 – Cyprian Cross proved the Sale of Land from Jesse Barnes to David Cross
Cyprian Cross exhibited his acct current with Thomas Smith Orphan of James Smith dec’d
– summons for jury duty
46 – May 1788 – summons for jury duty
54 – Aug 1788 – Deed of Sale from Jesse Barnes to Cyprian Cross proved by Demsey Barnes and Jesse Vann
60 – Nov 1788 – Cyprian Cross proved the Sale of Land from James Skinner to John Odom.
80 – Aug 1789 – ordered that John Baker, William Baker, William Goodman and Cyprian Cross [any three] divide the Estate of Elisha Odom, dec’d and make report
83 – – summons for jury duty
85 – Nov 1789 – John Odom proved the Sale of Land from James Skinner to Cyprian Cross.
89 – ordered that Abel Cross, Cyprian Cross, Benjamin Barnes and Isaac Langston attend with the surveyor to settle the disputed lines between John Gatling and Henry Copeland.
94 – Feb 1790 – Cyprian Cross, guardian of Joseph Smith orphan of James Smith dec’d made return of his accounts.
111 – May 1790 – summons for jury duty
113- Cyprian Cross, Benjamin Barnes and Isaac Langston attend with the surveyor to settle the disputed lines between John Gatling and Henry Copeland. Report: They found in favor of Gatling with Henry Copeland to pay all costs.
121 Aug 1790 – summons for jury duty
125 – ordered that James Brady, Israel Beeman, John Pipkin and Cyprian Cross audit and settle the accts. of Kedar Odom, adm. of Sarah Odom, dec’d.
128-3 -Nov 1790 – Cyprian Cross proved the Deed of Sale of Land from Thomas Robertson and Ux to John Parker.
James Brady, Israel Beeman, John Pipkin and Cyprian Cross who were ordered to audit and settle the accts. of Kedar Odom, adm. of Sarah Odom, dec’d. made report.
ordered that John Odom, Cyprian Cross, Jesse Vann, and Philip Lewis with Patrick Hagarty surveyor of county proceed on the premisses and settle the disputed lines between Samuel Eure, guardian to Nancy Eure orphan of Enos Eure dec’d and Henry Goodman.
134 – Feb 1791 – Cyprian Cross proved the Deed of Sale of Land from John Wallis to David Cross.
136 – Cyprian Cross proved the Deed of Sale of Land from Moses Jones to William Wallis
146 – Cyprian Cross summons for jury duty at Superior Ct in Edenton in April
153 – May 1791- ordered that Cyprian Cross be appt. guardian to Parthena Boyce and Jonathan Boyce orphans of Jonathan Boyce dec’d and Aaron Ellis and Henry Goodman offered themselves as his security.
158- ordered that John Odom, Cyprian Cross, Jesse Vann, and Philip Lewis with Patrick Hagarty surveyor of county proceed on the premisses and settle the disputed lines between Samuel Eure, guardian to Nancy Eure orphan of Enos Eure dec’d and Henry Goodman. make their report: they found the land belonged to Henry Goodman.
166 – Aug 1791 – Deed of Sale of Land from Cyprian Cross to James Landing ackl.
167 – William Goodman and Cyprian Cross offer themselves as security for Henry Goodman to adm. on the Estate of James Arline dec’d.
192 – Feb 1792 – Deed of Sale of Land from Cyprian Cross to John Landing ackld.
214 – Aug 1792 – ordered that John Odom, Cyprian Cross, Jesse Vann and Benjamin Barnes [or any three] make a division of the Estate of John Harrell, dec’d.
221 -Aug 1792 – Bill of Sale for a Negro Cloe from William Evans to Cyprian Cross proved by Priscilla Cross.
223 – Nov 1792 – Cyprian Cross, Jesse Vann and Benjamin Barnes made a division of the Estate of John Harrell, dec’d. and make report
225 – ordered that the hands of John Odom work under William Crafford Overseer of the road instead of working under Cyprian Cross and that Thomas Harrell and Levi Lee and their hands work on the road under the said Crafford instead of working for Israel Beeman.
246-2 – Aug 1793 – Cyprian Cross proved the Deed of Sale of land of William Wallis to James Crafford.

  1. David Cross ca 1752 – 6 Dec 1819/Nov Ct 1823
    1820 Gates Co Census David 000101 00210 David over 45
    Died 11/1823 executor was Willis Cross
    lived near the Chowan River

    married 15 Feb 1787 Penelope Parker 1775/8 –
    a. Willis Cross ca 1792 – ?15 June 1850/May 1859
    1820 Gates Co Census 310010 10010
    married 7 April 1812 Amelia Riddick dau of John
    married 2nd Mary ?
    i. James Edward Cross 2 April 1829 – 4 Nov 1881 Gates
    married 2 Sept 1855 Georganna [Annie] Howell 1835 – 1878
    daughter of Miles Howell and Mary [Polly] Cross
    ii. Elijah [Elisha] Cross ca 1814 –
    ? married Emily -25 June 1859/May 1863
    had married 1st S E Parker, dec’d
    1. Harrison Cross
    iii. John Riddick Cross ca 1813 – 2 Mar 1865/Nov 1866
    married ca 1845 Sarah [Sallie] Elizabeth Parker
    dau. of Peter Parker
    1. Sarah Jane Cross 12 Dec 1848 – 12 Feb 1917
    married Hofler
    2. Roswell Cross 1852 –
    3. Elbert Cross ca 1861 –
    iv. Martha Cross ca 1832 –
    v. Nancy Cross
    married Lawrence
    vi. Mary Caroline Cross ca 1825 –
    married 17 Feb 1845 James Edward Howell
    son of Miles Howell and Mary [Polly] Cross
    vii. William H Cross ca 1817 –
    b. David Cross 1795/1804 – 2 Jan 1829/Feb 1830
    [names wife Mary and Mills Eure as Exors.]
    married 17 May 1824 Mary Eure 17 Mar 1799 – 2 Jan 1869 ts
    David Powell gives marriage date of 22 Nov 1825 – dau of Mills Eure Esq and wife Mary Harrell
    she also was married to Abraham/Bram W Parker & Dr Robert Henry Ballard

    c. Mary [Polly] Cross ca 1795 – bef 30 Nov 1839 Gates Co.
    married Gates Co 22 July 1825 Miles Howell
    d. Martha Cross 13 Jan 1803 – 6 Sept 1833
    married 11 Dec 1824 Nathaniel Eure
    i. Ann R Eure 1 Mar 1832 –

David 120, Aug 1783 – Deed of land Edward Howell to David Cross proved by oath of David Howell and Michael Howell
156-2, Aug 1784 – Abel Cross and David Cross security for Cyprian Cross for license to keep a Public house
William King – orphan of Henry King dec’d came into court and made choice of Abel Cross for his Guardian – Cyprian Cross and David Crossoffered security.
172, Feb 1785 – summons for jury duty next term
191, Nov 1785 – deed of sale William Crafford to David Cross proved by Cyprian Cross.
196, Feb 1786 – deed of sale William Wallis to David Cross proved by Dempsey Barnes
212, May 1786 – summons for dury duty next term
David 2 -Feb 1787 – Deed of Sale David Cross to Abel Cross ackl.
25 – Nov 1787 – Land Sale from Jesse Barnes to David Cross proved by Cyprian Cross
46 – May 1788 – Jury duty summons
61-Feb 1789 – Deed of Sale Abel Cross to David Cross ackl.
Deed of Sale Michael Howell & Edward Howell to Abel Cross proved by David Cross
86 – Nov 1789 – David Cross along with Benjamin Barnes, James Landing, and William Odom to divide the estate of William Boyce dec’d
87 – Nov 1789 – jury duty summons
89 – Nov 1789 – ordered that John Odom, David Cross, Henry Goodman, and John Bethey attend with the Surveyor of the County between Joseph Speight and Benjamin Barnes
97 – Feb 1790 David Cross along with Benjamin Barnes, James Landing, to divide the estate of William Boyce dec’d, make their report
98 Samuel Cross moved for adm. of William Davidson, was so appt. with David Cross giving security.
132 Nov 1790 – Jury duty summons
134 – Fwb 1791- Deed of Sale for Land John Wallis to David Cross proved by Cyprian Cross
157-2 May 1791 -John Odom, David Cross, Henry Goodman, and John Bethey attend with the Patrick Hegerty, Surveyor of the County between Joseph Speight and Benjamin Barnes give their report. they found that the land in dispute was the property of the said Barnes and so certified on the 11 day of Oct 1790
174 – Aug 1791 – ordered that David Cross be appt. Overseer of the Road in the room and stead of Demsey Barnes.
175 – summons for jury duty next term
217 – Aug 1792 – summons for jury duty
221 – Nov 1792 – Land Deed from David Cross to Abel Cross ackl.
236 – Jan 1793 – summons for jury duty
246 – Aug 1793 – Deed of Sale from David Cross to James Crafford ackl by sd Cross
260-2 Abel Cross proved Sale of Land from William Wallis & UX to David Cross
Wat Phelps proved Sale of Land from John Wallis & UX to David Cross
266 – Nov 1793 – summons for Jury duty

  1. Abel Cross ca 1754 Nansemond Co VA – died ca bef Feb 1810
    lived near the Chowan River
    Uriah Langston appt. admr. of his estate Feb 1810
    married 1st Winnifred Parker
    married 1784 Mary Bethey died 30 Oct 1792/Aug Ct 1793
    [widow of Henry King]
    a. Ann [Nansey] Cross
    named in David Cross’s will 1819/pr Nov 1823
    b. Penelopy Cross
    c. Winnefred Cross ca 1803 Hertford Co –
    married Gates Co 20 Dec 1823 ?
    d. Susanna Cross
    e. Abel Cross died ca 1825 Bedford TN

from Minutes of Gates Co Ct [abstracts by Foust]
1779-86
Mary King 103-3 Aug 1782 Last Will & Test. of Henry King exhibited by Mary King Adm. [will proved by George Dun and Francis Speight] etc
Inventory of the estate of Henry King exhibited by Mary King, Ex.
Deed of gift Mary King to Charlotte King ack. in open ct.
110 -2 Feb 1783 – Mary King appt. guardian to – – William King, John King, Elizabeth King, Mary King, Sarah King, and Charlotte King orphans of Henry King dec’d. [William Goodman, Henry Goodman, and Joseph Speight offered security]
Mary 151- May 1784 – order to summon Abel Cross and his wife Mary to produce their accounts of the estate of Henry King dec’d
Abel 146, May 1784 – Deed of Jointer between Abel Cross and Mary King proved by the oath of Moses Kittrall a subscribing witness
151, May 1784 – order to summon Abel Cross and his wife Mary to produce their accounts of the estate of Henry King dec’d
156 -2, Aug 1784 – Abel Cross and David Cross security for Cyprian Cross for license to keep a Public house
William King – orphan of Henry King dec’d came into court and made choice of Abel Cross for his Guardian – Cyprian Cross and David Crossoffered security.
Abel 2 Feb 1787 – Deed of Sale David Cross to Abel Cross ackl.
52 Aug 1788 – Abel Cross appt. searcher along with Jesse Saunders, Abram Saunders, Benjamin Barnes, Jesse Vann & Luten Lewis in the Captaincy of Capt. Wm Goodman
61-2 Feb 1789 – Deed of Sale Abel Cross to David Cross ackl.
Deed of Sale Michael Howell & Edward Howell to Abel Cross proved by David Cross
68 Feb 1789 – summons for jury duty next term
73 May 1789 – summons for jury duty at next Inferior CT
83 Aug 1789 – summon for jury duty at next Ct
89-2 Nov 1789 – ordered that John Odom, David Cross, Henry Goodman, and John Bethey attend with the Surveyor of the County between Joseph Speight and Benjamin Barnes and that James Landing, Demsey Barnes, Jesse Vann, and Thomas Barnes also attend with the surveyor to settle a dispute in the lines between James Crafford and Abel Cross – and that Abel Cross, Cyprian Cross, Benjamin Barnes and Isaac Langston attend with the surveyor to settle the disputed lines between John Gatling and Henry Copeland.
111-3 May 1790 Summons to attend Ct for jury duty.
Committee to settle the dispute between Abel Cross and James Crafford decided that the land in dispute belonged to said Crafford.
132 Nov 1790 summons for jury duty next term
136-2 Feb 1791 – Deed of Sale of Land Randel Moor to Abel Cross proved by Henry Goodman.
Deed of Sale of Land Zacharias Copeland and William Faulk to Abel Cross proved by James Rawls.
137 – Abel Cross gave Security for James Russell to act as adm. for George Russell dec’d
207 -May 1792 – Jonathan Boyce orphan of Janathan Boyce about twelve years of age bound as apprentice to Abel Cross to learn the business of a farmer.
209 – summons for jury duty next term
214 -Aug 1792 – ordered that William Goodman, Francis Speight, Solomon King, and Lawrence Baker or any three Audit state and settle the accounts of Abel Cross guardian of the Orphans of Henry King dec’d.
218 – Abel Cross offered himself as security for John Crutchlow guardian to Susanna Dunn orphan of George Dunn, dec’d
221 – Nov 1792 – Land Deed from David Cross to Abel Cross ackl.
246 Aug 1793 Last Will and Test. of Mary Cross, dec’d was exhibited by Abel Cross, Exor and proved by Cyprian Cross.
247 William Goodman, Francis Speight, Solomon King, and Lawrence Baker Audit state and settle the accounts of Abel Cross guardian of the Orphans of Henry King dec’d. made their report to the ct.
255 jury duty summons
258 Nov 1793 – Inv. of the goods and chattels of Mary Cross, dec’d exhibited by Abel Cross, Adm.
260 – Abel Cross proved Sale of Land from William Wallis & UX to David Cross
265 – Abel Cross on Gand Jury Nov 1793
Last Will and Test. of Mary Cross, dec’d was exhibited by Abel Cross, Exor and proved by Cyprian Cross.
Mary 246 Aug 1793 Last Will and Test. of Mary Cross, dec’d was exhibited by Abel Cross, Exor and proved by Cyprian Cross.
258 Nov 1793 Inv. of the goods and chattels of Mary Cross, dec’d exhibited by Abel Cross, Adm.

  1. Jonathan Cross ca 1746 – near the Nansemond County, VA line

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