Cross Family Genealogy


Cross
   The Cross surname was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times. It's a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Old Norse kross (via Gaelic from Latin crux, genitive crucis), which in Middle English quickly and comprehensively displaced the Old English form cruc. In a few cases the surname may have been given originally to someone who lived by a crossroads, but this sense of the word seems to have been a comparatively late development.
   The Coat of Arms at right displays a shield divided quarterly red and gold, in each of the red quarters, there is a gold cross potent. The Crest over the helmet shows a stork holding a cross formy in its beak. The family motto, "Cruce dum spero fido," means "Whilst I have breath I confide in the cross."
   Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Cross, who came from Ipswich, England, on the sailing ship the "Elizabeth" in 1634. Another John Cross settled a year later, also from Ipswich, and he became a freeman in Hampton in 1635. John Cross was constable of Wells, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1647. John Croos (same family) settled in Boston in 1633.
   MARY CROSS was born in 1617, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, and died on the 21st of June, 1691, in New Haven, Connecticut. She married ROBERT SANDERSON before 1641, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
   After three years in Hampton, Robert and Mary moved to Watertown, Massachusetts, and from there to Boston, where Robert would make his name and fortune.

CHILDREN OF ROBERT SANDERSON AND MARY CROSS

  • WILLIAM SANDERSON married Mrs Sarah Sanderson on 18 Dec 1666 in Watertown Middlesex MA. (Mrs Sarah Sanderson was born about 1645 in Watertown Middlesex MA and died in Groton Middlesex MA.)
  • JOSEPH SANDERSON was born on 01 Jan 1645, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Apprenticed about 1658 to Robert Sanderson in Boston MA. Died when only 25 in 1667. Just before his widow's remarriage, deed dated Dec. 21, 1681, made arrangements for property of Joseph Sanderson's children.
  • BENJAMIN SANDERSON was born on 29 Jul 1649, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. Christened: 29 Jul 1649. Apprenticed about 1662 to Robert Sanderson in Boston MA. A caudle cup made by him is the only known work of any of the three sons of Robert Sanderson. Boston Births, 1630-99 records birth of Mary, 1677; Benjamin, 1674; and Joseph, 1673, all children of Benjamin and Mary Sanderson. However, his will, dated Dec.11, 1678, on file at Suffolk Probate, names his father as executor and the North Church and Mary Sinderlin, sister, as legatees, stating "the rest of my estate to be given to some honest Poor persons."
  • SARAH SANDERSON was born on 18 Jan 1651, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. Christened: 18 Jan 1651, Watertown Middlesex MA .
  • ROBERT SANDERSON was born on 22 Oct 1652, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA, and christened on 22 Oct 1652. Apprenticed about 1665 to Robert Sanderson in Boston MA. He was the only son to survive his father and carry on the business in Watertown. However, his mark and therefore his products, have not been identified.
  • JOHN SANDERSON was born about 1654, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.
  • ANNE SANDERSON was born about 1654, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.
  • GENEALOGY

    MARY CROSS (1617- 1691) married ROBERT SANDERSON (1608 - 1693) and begat...

    WILLIAM SANDERSON (b. 1641), who married SARAH (b. 1645) and begat...

    WILLIAM SANDERSON, JR. (b. 1670), who married ANNA SHATTUCK (1677 - 1740) and begat...

    WILLIAM SANDERSON (b. 10 APR 1706), who married REBECCA MORGAN (1695 - 1775) and begat...

    ROBERT SANDERSON (b. 13 Jul 1734), who married RHODA STEELE and begat...

    ELNATHAN SANDERSON (1776 - 1854) married BETSY WALTERS and begat...

    DAVID SANDERSON (1804 - 1884) who married POLLY BRIGGS (1811 - 1867) and begat...

    MELISSA SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN HAUSE (1831 - 1906) and begat...

    FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).