↑ First-hand information as remembered by Frank McDonald, Friday, October 3, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
↑ "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS2-WJ7 : 3 November 2017), Joel Cross and Susannah Moore, 17 Aug 1794; citing Rowan, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 500,949.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Joel:
Cross-2959 and Cross-155 appear to represent the same person because: These should be merged. The information from a unsourced unlinked profile Cross-2959 can be ignored. This helps remove one of many duplications that cloud the Cross familiy.
Joel not father of Solomon. Source: Source, Barry Spence, 4th great-grandson of Solomon Cross, his son:
Here is the email reply from Barry Spence, dated 12/16/2010:
I always knew about Solomon and Shadrick, and Solomon's bible, but a few days ago is when I found those writings from the Minnie Treadaway letter. This letter which mentions "Solomon" and "Shad" showed proof that they had a sister named Mary "Polly" Ann. I found extra proof of this in Census findings that helps solidify the lead. Mary and her husband were always living near her two brothers, in Monroe County, then again in Jackson, Dekalb and Dade. Family Bible: http://dadecountyhb.wordpress.com/from-old-book/cross-family/