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Robert J. Cross 1803 - 1873

The first permanent settler of Roscoe Township in Winnebago County, Illinois 1835

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Contents of the 2015 booklet

  1. Introduction 3
  2. Robert J. Cross Obituary 4
  3. Robert Cross Time Line 5
  4. Robert J. Cross Record of Roscoe Beginning 7Early Michigan and Illinois 9
  5. History of Branch Co., Mich., 1879 9
  6. The History of Winnebago Co., Ill 10
  7. County History Book 11
  8. The Story of Roscoe 12
  9. Roscoe: Past and Present of Winnebago County 12
  10. History of Rockton 1820-1898 13
  11. Sinnissippi Saga 13
  12. The Cross Family of County Londonderry, Ireland 14
  13. Cross, John 14
  14. Margarette Cross, Methodist in Michigan 15
  15. Hannah Benedict 15
  16. Robert and Hannah Benedict Cross's Children 16
  17. England Origin of Cross Family 16
  18. Heroines of Methodism- 1857 17
  19. To New York; Robert's Brother William 18
  20. From Hannah, wife to R J Cross- 1847 19
  21. Stephen Mack to Hon. Robert J. Cross- 1847 20
  22. Lincoln Letter - 1849 21
  23. From brother, Wm. H. Cross - 1847 21
  24. From nephew Wm. Norton - 1847 22
  25. The Weekly Currier- 1845 23
  26. Constitutional Convention of 1848 23
  27. Washtenaw County Newspapers - 1858 24
  28. Account Book 1847-1866 24
  29. Newspaper clippings - 1873 24
  30. Another news clipping - 1873 25
  31. News article - 1873 26
  32. History of Branch County- 1879 28
  33. Report of the Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan, vol. X, 1878 28
  34. William H Cross; brother - 1820 30
  35. William H Cross Ancestry; brother - 1889 30
  36. Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Annual Meeting of 1887; Vol. XI 31
  37. Census p. 32
  38. 1820 Bethel, Sullivan, NY 32
  39. 1830 Lenawee, Michigan Territory, p. 108, 32
  40. 1840 Roscoe, Winnebago Co., Ill, p. 425 32
  41. 1840 Coldwater 32
  42. 1850 Roscoe, Winnebago, Ill, 30th Nov. p. 396 32
  43. 1860 Roscoe, Winnebago, Ill; 3rd Sept. p. 587 32
  44. Pictures 33
  45. Land Patents 1826 - 1855 36
  46. Maps 38
  47. 1820 - 1826 Lenawee Co 38
  48. 1826 - 1839 Branch Co. 39
  49. 1837 - 1840 Wisconsin 40
  50. 1833 Roscoe 41
  51. 1841 Illinois 42
  52. 1855 Iowa 43
  53. End Notes 44
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