HannahWilliamBenedictCross (162K)
Hannah Benedict Cross and William
Hannah (AKA Susannah) BENEDICT was born on 21 July 1812 in Nassau, Rensselaer, NY, first child of Jacob Benedict and Rhoda Beebe.1 She died on 4 Oct. 1893 in Roscoe, Winnebago Co., IL

Hannah BENEDICT and Robert John CROSS were married on 18 Sep. 1836 in Nassau, Rensselaer, NY, (or, in Perington, Monroe, NY) . Robert John CROSS (son of Rev. John CROSS and Margaret HANNA) was born on 1 Oct 1803 in Newburgh, Orange, NY. He died on 15 Feb 1873 in Roscoe, Winnebago Co., IL.

(I am curious about how Robert and Hannah first became acquainted.)

Hannah was a founding member of Roscoe Congregational Church when organised on November 28th,1843.

Hannah BENEDICT and Robert John CROSS had the following children:
The 1880 Roscoe, IL census shows Hannah Cross, (mother, age 67), living with her daughter's family, Margaret McAffee.

GrandmaCrosssStand (63K)
1850 Great Grandma Cross Table

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The table contains a note on the underside of the top drawer, "This table has mahogany veneer -- drop leaf stand with two drawers -- bought in the late 1850's by Great Grandmother Cross".
I think the table was taken to Chicago by her daughter Margaret L Cross McAffee when she moved there to live with daughters following the death of her husband James.

This is what I found in City Directories and Census data-

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