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Madison Lucius Cross (1843 - 1896)

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Madison Lucius Cross
Born in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States of Americamap
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Died in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States of Americamap
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Biography

Madison Lucius Cross was born 8 July 1843. He was the son of Lucius Cross and Harriet Swift.[1][2] As a child he lived in Mansfield with his parents[3]

Madison married Lucy Fitch, who was born 6 Feb 1842 and died 13 Nov 1914.[4]

In 1870, he and Lucy lived in Windham, Connecticut. He was a merchant sailor,[5] M.L. Cross and Lucy were also recorded living with Edwin and Alice Fitch in Mansfield.[6] By 1880 he had resettled in Mansfield where he farmed and he and Lucy raised a family.[7] Madison farmed 160 acres of improved land and had 15 acres of Woodland. He grew grass for hay, buckwheat, indian corn, oats, rye, potatoes and apples. He kept 2 oxen, 5 cows, 9 other, wool lambs, poultry, and he had a horse.[8]

Madison served as a Corporal and then a Sergeant in the Union Army. 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Company D[9] He received a pension beginning 17 Nov 1888 for this service.[10]

He was a member of the Gurleyville Methodist Episcopal Church[11]

He died 15 May 1896, according to his gravestone at New Mansfield Center Cemetery, Mansfield Center, Tolland County Connecticut, USA[12][13] Lucy is buried next to Madison.[4]

Children:

  1. Alice Cross, born 14 Aug 1870, Mansfield; d. 29 Jul 1948, Providence Rhode Island; m. Melvin I Doty.[14]
  2. L Howard Cross b. 2 Jan 1875[15]
  3. Edwin Fitch Cross b. 20 April 1879[16]

Sources

  1. Dimock, Susan W. Births, baptisms, marriages and deaths from the records of the town and churches in Mansfield, Connecticut, 1703-1850 New York: Baker & Taylor, 1898 marriage p.227 link at Archive; children p. 55; her birth p. 178.
  2. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74N-6X8 : 11 February 2018), Madison Lucius Cross, 08 Jul 1843; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  3. See 1850, 1860 Census data.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #60041893
  5.  :1870 US Census: Dwelling Number: 526 Windham, Windham, Connecticut
    Madison Cross 28
    Lucy Cross 25
    1870; Census Place: Windham, Windham, Connecticut; Roll: M593_117; Page: 715B; Family History Library Film: 545616
  6. United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN75-HH3 : 8 June 2019), M L Cross in entry for Edwin Fitch, 1870.
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFZ3-NQ1 : 29 July 2017), Madison L Cross, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 161, sheet 221A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0109; FHL microfilm 1,254,109.
  8. Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; Page: 12; Schedule Type: Agriculture. U.S. federal non-population schedules 1880. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1276/40753_620303988_0271-00581
  9. "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FS7N-WY6 : 4 December 2014), Madison L. Cross, Sergeant, Company D, 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M535 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 4; FHL microfilm 821,912.
  10. "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHW6-X3B : 24 March 2016), Madison L. Cross, 1888.
  11. New England, United Methodist Church Records, 1787–1922. Baptism, marriage, and death registers. Accessed at Ancestry.
  12. Photo of gravestone Madison L Cross. New Mansfield Center Cemetery, Mansfield Center, Tolland County Connecticut, USA
  13. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. New Mansfield Cemetery
  14. "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8DF-YHB : 9 March 2018), Alice Doty, 29 Jul 1948; citing Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, reference 5578; FHL microfilm 2,168,506.
  15. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZFK-VKH : 24 August 2019), Lucuis Howard Cross, 1917-1918.
  16. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5PT-N49 : 9 March 2018), Edwin Fitch Cross Senior, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
1850 US Census: Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. Family # 212
Lucius W Cross 36, farmer
Harriet Cross 30
Delia S Cross 8
Madison L Cross 9
Mary W Cross 4
Royal Barrows 23, laborer
Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Year: 1850; Census Place: Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; Roll: M432_50; Page: 230A; Image: 34

1860 US Census: Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, P.O. Mansfield Center, Family # 508. All born in Connecticut
Lucius W Cross 47, farmer
Harriet Cross 40
Delia Cross 18
Madison L Cross 17
Mary W Cross 13
1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.Census Place: Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut; Roll: M653_80; Page: 699; Image: 437; Family History Library Film: 803080 Family Number: 508
1880 US Census: Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, USA Dwelling Number: 272
Madison L. Cross 37, farmer
Lucy A. Cross 37
Alice M. Cross 9
L. Howard Cross 5
Edwin F. Cross 1
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFZ3-NQ1 : 29 July 2017), Madison L Cross, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 161, sheet 221A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0109; FHL microfilm 1,254,109.


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