Bio: Cross, Alexander (1838 - 1892)



Surnames: Cross, Dudley, Wessell, Newton, Minor, Bartlett, Palmer, Galloway, Schaeffer, Corbett, Robinson, Wells, Harding, Coon, Cole, Rawlings, Gibson, Hutchinson, Graff, McCafferty, O'Brien, Fonchey, Abel, Hanington, Crothers, Allen


----Sources: Federal Census Records


Alexander Cross, 14 Aug 1838 - 25 Aug 1892


Alex Cross was born in Schoharie Co., New York, 14 Aug 1838, the son of Andrew and Mary Cross. Alexander fought in the Civil War with the 7th Wis., Co. A, as a private.  29 May 1875, Alexander married Mary Jane (adopted by the Dudley family) Wessell, who was born 24 Jan 1855 in Brooklyn, New York.  They were members of the Congregational Church of Neillsville, Wisconsin.  Their only daughter was named, Helen.  Their son, Harry A. Cross died suddenly, 13 Mar 1910, in Dundee, Illinois after a brief illness.


When he died, 25 Aug 1892, less than 2 weeks following his fifty-fourth birthday, he was laid to rest in the Neillsville, Wisconsin City Cemetery.




1870 Federal Census, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, pg. 28, 25 Jun 1870


Alexander Cross, white male
Birth: (1840) New York

Household Members
William Newton M 50y England, hotel keeper
Mary F Newton F 46y England, keeping house
Elizabeth Newton F 20y Wisconsin, at home
Charles Newton M 18y Wisconsin, hotel clerk
Sarah Newton F 16y Wisconsin, at home
Harriet Newton F 14y Wisconsin, at home
John Minor M 28y New York, store Clerk
E M Bartlett M 40y New York, Druggist (Retail Sawyer)
C M Palmer M 45y New York, Grocer
William Galloway M 29y New York, Law student
Henry Schaeffer M 32y Prussia, Saloon Keeper
James Corbett M 20y New York, store clerk
Royal Robinson M 33y Pennsylvania, teamster
Samuel Wells M 38y Maryland, stage agent
Rufus Harding M 40y New York, stage driver
Alexander Cross M 30y New York, stage driver
John Coon M 35y New York, stage driver
Michael Cole M 38y New York, stage driver
Fred Rawlings M 23y England, hotel clerk
John Gibson M 25y Wisconsin
Anna Hutchinson F 24y Maine, hotel waiter
Mena Graff F 17y Prussia, hotel waiter
Bridget Mccafferty F 20y Ireland, cook
Helen Obrien F 39y Ireland, cook
Bridget Fonchey F 24y Ireland, chambermaid
Mary Hutchinson F 6y Maine, at home
Louis Abel M 32y Germany, stage driver
John Hanington M 35y, river pilot


Wisconsin Marriage Records


BioM: Wessell, Mary Jane (1875)


Alexander Cross
Birthplace: Schoharie Co., N.Y.
Spouse's Name: Mary Jane Wessell
Event Date: 29 May 1875
Event Place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Andrew Cross
Mother's Name: Mary Cross
Spouse's Father's Name: Amaziah Wessell
Spouse's Mother's Name: Charlville Wessell
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White






Re: Cross, Alexander
Contact: Mark Farley


Does anyone know of an obituary or photo of Alexander Cross, 7th Wis, Co A, Civil War?  Thanks, Mark Farley



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