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Christopher Cross

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Methuen, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: 1830 (85)
Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Cross and Martha Merrill
Husband of Jemima Cross
Father of Rody Delew; Hannah Monroe; Rachel Cypher; Martha Lamoreaux; Anne Lamorouex and 4 others
Half brother of Theodore Cross

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Christopher Cross

Notes for Christopher Cross: From: CROSS, CHRISTOPHER (b. ca.1747-48). Around 1775, he was a pre-loyalist resident in the township of Conway, Sunbury County, Nova Scotia. (Later, Sunbury County became part of New Brunswick). He was born at Methuen, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel and Martha (Hibbard) Cross..

On November 19, 1766, he married Jemima Eaten (b. April 6, 1747), at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. They moved from Conway to Great Musquash Island on the Saint John River, where they lived until 1781. They changed residence again to Little Musquash Island on the Saint John River where Christopher cleared "round three acres of land and built a log house. In the Spring of 1785, floods in the river forced them to leave the island and they resettled at Jemseg, New Brunswick where Christopher Cross acquired about 1 1/2 acres of land and a house. In 1786 he petitioned for land and in 1787 he received a grant of 112 acres. By the year 1789, Christopher and his wife, Jemima, had nine children. His occupation at the time was transporting goods, by boat, up and down the Saint John River. He was the owner and master of the Kindness, a 42 ton schooner.

The children of Christopher Cross and Jemima (Eaten) Cross were:

Rody Cross (b. ca.1767). She was born around 1767 at Newburyport, Massachusetts. She married Jacob Delew/Delow at Gagetown, New Brunswick on December 25, 1788.
Hannah Cross (b. 1768). She was born in 1768 at Newburyport, Massachusetts married John Munroe (b. ca.1760 d. 1846), at Maugerville, New Brunswick on July 26, 1791. 

Rachel Cross (b. 1774 d. 1854). She married William Cypher/Cyphers or Syphers on June 27, 1793, at Gagetown, New Brunswick. Mary Cross (b. ca.1775 d. 1821) married Andrew Barton (b. 1778 d. 1831), at Gagetown, New Brunswick, on October 8, 1798.

Martha Cross (b. ca.ln7 d. 1828) married James Lamoreaux (b. 1758 d. 1869), at Gagetown, New Brunswick, on September 9, 1795. Martha Cross died on August 29, 1828 in Pickering Township, Ontario, Canada.

Anne Cross (1778-79) was born on the Saint John River in Queens County, New Brunswick. She married Joshua Lamoreaux at Gagetown, New Brunswick on March 6, 1797.

Deborah Cross (b. ca.1780-81 d. ca.1834) was born on the Saint John River in Queens County, New Brunswick. Around 1799, she married Daniel Garrison (b. 1771 d. 1803). He drowned in the Saint John River. He was the son of Joseph and Mary (Palmer) Garrison. 

Christopher Cross, Jr. (b. ca.1786) was born at Jemseg, Gagetown, Queens County New Brunswick. Around 1806, he married Ann Wright, the daughter of the Loyalist, Elias Wright, and Ann (Klein) Wright, (b. ca.1787), of Beaver Harbour New Brunswick. In 1785 Elias Wright was one of the Directors of a Loyalist Quaker colony at Beaver Harbour. Christopher Cross, Jr., was a farmer at Beaver Harbour where he and his wife, Ann, settled and raised a large family. His property was described in the 1820-23 records of Pennfield Parish as: "4 acres of cleared land, 2 oxen, 1 cow and 6 sheep. His name appears in the document for "statute labour" on the town road, and he was assessed a tax for the support of the poor.

Aaron B. Cross (b. 1789 d. 1872) was born at Jemseg, Gagetown, New Brunswick. He married Sarah [?] around 1808-09 who was born ca. 1790 and they lived in Beaver Harbour. In the 1851 census for Charlotte County he was described as a fisherman. He was named in the 1820-23 records of Pennfield Parish for his share of "statute labour" on the town road and he was assessed a tax for the support of the poor. According to his gravestone in the cemetery at Beaver Harbour, he died on August 10, 1872 at the age of 83.

Sources: (GP), (NBC, pp. n-78), (TCH, Cross family Bible and Beaver Harbour cemetery gravestones), (RDC, Christopher Cross family), (HBH).

For additional information about the Cross family see Karin Cower Collection, Karin Cower, 181 Carlson Street, Westbrook, Maine, 04092).


LAND: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, PANB/UNB Cadastral (Land Grant) Database; 1765-1800; (6 April 1998)

CROSS, CHRISTOPHER Volume: B, page 30, Grant number 105

Original province of registration: New Brunswick Nova Scotia registration date: ---- New Brunswick registration date: 1787/02/15

Accompanying plan: No Acreage: 112 acres Place and County: WATERBOROUGH PARISH, Queens County Comments:

More About Christopher Cross and Jemima Eaton: Marriage: Nov 19, 1767, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

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Christopher Cross's Timeline

Methuen, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 22
Newburyport, Essex, MA, USA
March 14, 1768
Age 23
Newburyport, Essex, MA, USA
Age 29
January 1777
Age 32
Gagetown, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
Age 33
Musquash, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Age 33
St. John River,Queens,New Brunswick
Age 35
New Brunswick, Canada
Age 41
Jemseg, Queens County, NB, Canada