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John Bond (Bounds) Cross

John Bond (Bounds) Cross

Male 1835 - 1906  (70 years)

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  • Name John Bond (Bounds) Cross 
    Born 12 Sep 1835  Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jul 1906  At his home place on Guices Creek, Cumberland City, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dowdy Cemetery in Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8766  MyTree
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2012 

    Father William Cross,   b. Abt 1794–1798, Rowan Co., North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. possibly Montgomery Co., TN where daughter, Kesiah Cross Lyle lived Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Nancy Boyd,   b. 19 Jan 1804, Burke Co., NC (Jackson Co., TN?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1847, Stewart Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1827  Stewart Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Ann Claxton,   b. 14 Jun 1849, Cumberland City, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1926, Marianna, Lee Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1869  Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Stewart Cross,   b. 12 Dec 1869, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1925, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. Alice Virginia Cross,   b. 22 Mar 1870, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1952, Baldwin Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Margaret West Cross,   b. 6 Mar 1872, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1934, Stewart Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Samuel Bounds Cross,   b. 13 Sep 1874, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1945, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. John Philbert Cross,   b. 22 Aug 1878, Erin, Houston Co., TN. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1936, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +6. Nancy Elizabeth Cross,   b. 23 Aug 1880, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1970, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +7. Katherine Walton Cross,   b. 7 Jul 1881, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1975  (Age 93 years)
    +8. Blanche Loretta Cross,   b. 3 May 1883, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1983, Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     9. Belfield Scott Cross,   b. 29 Nov 1885, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1887, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +10. Newell Ira Lee Cross,   b. 29 Feb 1888, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1958, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +11. Mathew Gutherie Cross,   b. 14 Jan 1890, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1975, Byhalia. Marshall Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +12. Willie Beulah Cross,   b. 2 Jan 1894, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1950, Riverside, Riverside Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     13. Hatts Cross,   b. Abt 1895, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Wattie Cross,   b. Abt 1897, Erin, Houston Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Bond(s) Cross
    John Bond(s) Cross
    John Bond Cross Family
    John Bond Cross Family
    Reunion Family Photo

    John Cross Family Back Row (L to R): Nancy, Sam, Philbert, Robert, Margaret, Kate. Center: John Cross. Left: Alice, Matt, Blanch. Right: Willie, Lucy, Newell. Dog: Tom

    Documents
    General’s Robert E. Lee & Longstreet
    General’s Robert E. Lee & Longstreet
    Civil War History on John Bond Cross

    Headstones
    John Bond Cross headstone
    John Bond Cross headstone
    Located at Dowdy Cemetary, TN.

  • Notes 

    • John Bond Cross, Sgt.; Lived in Stewart Co. Tennessee. He served in the 14th Tennessee Infantry of Company B during the Civil War. He
      enlisted at the rank of private and was promoted to the rank of
      Sergeant.; He was shot in the foot and lost toes at Chancellorsville.
      He was shot in the hip and suffered a fractured hip at Fredricksburg.
      He returned to Stewart County and Houston County, married Lucy Ann
      Claxton, and raised a large family of twelve children. He died at his
      home place on Guices Creek and is buried in the Dowdy Cemetery in
      Houston County (contributed by Tommy Allen)

      Civil War Pensions Application Index:
      I received this one from Tommy Allen:
      First Application (#W6577 ?), Cross, John B., Applicant: Cross, John
      B., App. Residence: Houston, TN State served: TN, Unit Served: 14th
      Infantry, Application Type: Soldier. (Should it be #S2950 ?)
      First Application (#S2950 ?), Cross, John B., Applicant Cross, Lucy
      Ann, App. Residence: Houston, TN, Soldier's Name: John B. Cross,
      Application type: Widow. (Should this one be #W1114 ?)

      NAME: Cross, John B.
      PENSION #: S2950
      COUNTY: Houston
      UNIT: 14th Inf.

      NAME: Cross, John B.
      WIDOW: Cross, Lucy Ann
      PENSION #: W1114
      COUNTY: Houston
      (Source: TN State Library & Archives
      http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/pen038.htm)

      Note on Marriage between John Bond Cross & Lousiana Claxton, according
      to County Court Records, Microfilm #0840021 ...the marriage date was
      December 7, 1866 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.

      Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
      Name: John B Cross
      Spouse: Miss Louisanna Claxton
      Marriage Date: 7 Dec 1866
      Marriage County: Montgomery
      Marriage State: Tennessee

      John Bond Cross had a brother, Samuel Stacker Cross, who served in
      Company B, 50th Tennessee Regiment. Samuel contracted measles while
      in service and died from complications of the disease in 1868. Also,
      a sister Kesiah "Kizzy" Cross.

      1850 Census, Montgomery Co., TN,
      roll M432-891, pg. 228, fam # 1387:
      James B. Cross, age 40, b. TN; Cynthia, wife, age 38, b. TN; William
      B., age 15, b. TN; John M. age 13, b. TN; Sarah J. age 11, b. TN;
      Belfield m. age 9, b. TN; Ophelia f. age 7, b. TN; Victoria f. age 2,
      b. TN. (Thought this might be John Bond Cross' uncle because John
      named one of his sons "Belfield".)

      1870 Cumberland City, Stewart Co, TN Census,
      Roll 1564, Book 1, pg
      185A:
      Fam 15-16:
      Cross, John, 34, m, w, digging Iron Ore, b. TN;
      Louisa, 17, f, w, keeping house, b. TN; ("Lucy")
      Emily, 60, f, w, b. NC; (possible mother of John Cross) b. abt 1810
      Robert 3, m, w, b. TN;
      Mary, 3/12, f, w, b. TN;
      McBride, Delila, 50, f, w, b. TN. (Lucy's mother)

      1880 Stewart Co., TN Census,
      Cross, John, w, m, 40, b. TN, farmer, f. born TN, m. born NC;
      Lucy, w, f, 28, b. TN, wife, keeping house;
      Robert, w, m, 12, b. TN, son, farm laborer;
      Alice, w, f, 11, b. TN, daughter, at home;
      Margaret, w, f, 10, b. TN, daughter, at home;
      Samuel, w, m, 5, b. TN, son;
      Filbert, w, m, 2, b. TN, son.

      1900 Houston Co., TN Census,
      ED #13, Sheet #17, pg. 5545B, enumerated
      28 June 1900:
      Fam 315-316:
      Cross, John, head, w, m, Sept 1835, 64, m, b. TN, f. born TN, m. born NC;
      Louisiana, wife, w, f, Jun 1857, 49, m, b. TN;
      Nancie, daughter, w, f, Aug 1879, 20, s, b. TN;
      Katherine W., daughter, w, f, Jul 1881, 18, s, b. TN;
      (Kate)
      Blanche L., daughter, w, f, May 1883, 16, s, b. TN;
      Newell, son, w, m, Feb 1888, 12, s, b. TN;
      Mathew G., son, w, m, Jan 1890, 9, s, b. TN;
      Willie B., daughter, w, m, Jan 1894, 6, s, b. TN.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: John B Cross
      Home in 1900: Civil District 8, Houston, Tennessee
      [Houston, Tennessee]
      Age: 64
      Birth Date: Sep 1835
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Spouse's Name: Louisiana C Cross
      Marriage Year: 1867
      Marital Status: Married
      Years Married: 33
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John B Cross 64
      Louisiana C Cross 49
      Nannie E Cross 20 (Nancy)
      Tennie I Cross 18 (Katherine)
      Blanche L Cross 17
      Newell Cross 12
      Matt* G Cross 9 (Mathew)
      Willie B Cross 6

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: John B Cross (Died 1906)
      [John B Crop] Since John died in 1906, I assumme that Lucy was listed
      in his name (Mrs. John B. Cross)
      Age in 1910: 62 (John Bond would be 75)
      Estimated Birth Year: 1848 (1835)
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Marianna Ward 1, Lee, Arkansas
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John B Cross 62 (Lucy was born in 1848)
      Blanch Cross 27 (daughter)
      Newell Cross 21 (son)
      Atta Cross 19 (daughter)
      Willie Cross 17 (daughter)
      Hatts Cross 15 (daughter) (who is this?)
      Wattie Cross 12 (son) (who is this?)
      John Hutton 80 (boarder)

      John B. died at his home place on Guices Creek
    • John Cross served in the 14th Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War. He joined the regiment at Camp Duncan, Tennessee, on May 17, 1861. He enlisted at the rank of private and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

      On December 13, 1862, in the Battle of Fredricksburg, John Cross was wounded when he was shot in the foot. He was treated at Wayside Hospital #9 and sent to Chimborazzo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia for treatment of a gunshot wound to the right foot. He lost two toes from the wound. He returned to duty on August 8, 1862. In his application for a Tennessee Civil War pension, he wrote, "I was wounded in the heat of battle at Fredricksburg." He also stated that he returned to his regiment early, preferring that to the hospital.

      John returned to duty and received new clothing at Camp Winder, Virginia. He arrived on May 3, 1863, in time to engage in the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was again wounded in this battle. He was treated at Wayside and Receiving Hospital #9 and was then sent to Chimborazzo Hospital #1 in Richmond. He was treated for a leg wound. John described this wound, "I was shot in the thigh about halfway between my knee and hip and the ball ranged up came out under my hip bone, which gave me much pain. In 1906, Dr. Glasgow wrote in John Cross' pension application, "I find him suffering from nervous tremble, known as palsy, caused from the wound he got in the hip and thigh. I have been his physician for 10-12 years and noticed this tremble increasing all the time. He is unable to do manual labor at all. While he can walk some, he can't use his hands, they are continually shaking all the time. He is disabled from any work and will continue to get worse."

      John Cross recovered from this wound and returned for duty on September 2, 1863. His hospitalization had caused him to miss two major battles, Gettysburg (July 1-5, 1863) and Falling Waters (July 14, 1863).

      W. F. Thomas, and J. M. Lewis, two old friends, wrote about John Cross, "He was a good and true soldier, who fought from the first of the war to the finish & he has his parole he got at Lee's surrender. He has been an upright honorable citizen ever since the war and is totally disable to do any work as his hands shake so he can't write his name.

      After the war John remained an unreconstructed rebel. He answered the question on his pension application, Did you sign a loyalty oath by writing in a very large "NO"

      John returned from the war to Stewart and Houston Counties in Tennessee where he lived the remainder of his life. He raised a large family of twelve children. His occupations included mining iron ore, blacksmithing, and farming. He died at his farm in Houston County, Tennessee, on July 4, 1906.
      Contributed by Tommy Allen