Name: Elizabeth Cross
Birth: 3 MAR 1649/50 in Ipswich, Mass
Death: 12 MAR 1735/36 in Ipswich, Mass 1
Re: Elizabeth Cross b 1649 Mass.
Posted by: Jay Cross Date: March 18, 2000 at 18:53:23
In Reply to: Elizabeth Cross b 1649 Mass. by Pat Guyll of 2006
Let me know if you find anything definite.
Elizabeth was a real puzzler for me. I can give you a very good guess.
Do you have something definite that says she was born in 1649. She got married in 1682-4 to Deacon Seth Story [son of William]. Seth was born in 1646. 19th century researchers often guessed a wife of unknown birthdate to be a few years younger than her husband, and perhaps in her mid twenties when getting married. I think this is such a guess gone horribly wrong.
Elizabeth and Seth were both from the Chebacco section of Ipswich, which strongly suggests that she was the daughter of Stephen Cross & Elizabeth Cheney. This couple lived in Chebacco, and had several children as later court records indicate, but no list of Stephen's children or their birthdates seems to have survived. Elizabeth Cheney was born in 1647, and was married to Stephen in 1664-5.
His last three sons were Stephen 1682, Nathaniel 1686[died shortly after birth], and John 1687. I presume he had an earlier Stephen that died as a youth. They are known because they appear in court documents.
His first daughter would certainly have been named Elizabeth, and she'd have been born about 1665 [6 to 12 months after the wedding]. A girl born at this time would have been 16-19 when Elizabeth Cross married Seth Storey in Chebacco MA [variously listed as 1682 & 1684].
I've looked at the records of this time and place concerning CROSSes fairly thoroughly [more than most CROSS research I've done]. There aren't really any other daughters or widows who fit this bill.
I hope this helps.
also following from:
Genealogy Families of Walton-Neville-Johnson-Miller Warrick -Graham-Artibee-Earley
Entries: 105934 Updated: 2006-12-31 11:03:53 UTC (Sun) Contact: Patrick Walton
Robert CROSS 1
Birth: BEF 26 JUN 1613 in Charlynch, Bridgewater, (Somerset), Eng
Death: BEF 8 FEB 1669/70 in Ipswich, Essex, MA
Change Date: 6 SEP 2006
Marriage 1 Anne JORDAN b: 1617 in , , England
Married: 20 AUG 1635 in Ipswich, Essex, MA 1
Elizabeth CROSS b: 3 MAR 1649/50 in Ipswich, Essex, MA
Title: GEDCOM File : ~AT4D.ged
Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : ~AT4D.ged
Text: John R. Pool's Genealogy
Father: Robert Cross b: BEF 26 JUN 1613 in Charlynch, Bridgewater, (Somerset), Eng
Mother: Ann Jordon
Seth Story b: ABT 1645 in Ipswich, Mass
in Ipswich, Essex, Mass
- Zachary Story b: 14 MAR 1684/85 in Ipswich, Mass
- Title: LDS website