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Edward Cross
Birth: Nov. 11, 1798
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1887
Hempstead County
Arkansas, USA

US Congressman. He served as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth United States Congresses, serving from 1839 to 1845. In his last term in the House of Representatives he served as chairman, Committee on Private land Claims. Born and educated in Tennessee, he earned his law degree and moved to Arkansas in 1826,and in 1830 was appointed United States judge for the Arkansas Territory. He served as United States surveyor general for Arkansas from 1836 until elected to congress in 1838. After his three terms he was not a candidate for another term and served as judge of the State Supreme Court from 1845 to 1855. He served as president of the Cairo and Fulton Railway from 1855 to 1862 and finished his career as attorney-general for Arkansas. (bio by: Tom Todd) 
 
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  Laura Elliott Cross (1814 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  Mary Frances Witherspoon (1835 - 1884)*
  Edward Cross (1837 - 1918)*
 
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Note: Shares a marker with Laura Elliott Cross
 
Burial:
Marlbrook Cemetery
Blevins
Hempstead County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Sect 5, Plot 12
 
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Originally Created by: Annie202
Record added: Apr 05, 2004
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 11, 2015
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- Vickie
 Added: Feb. 22, 2013
Obituary:Edward Cross-Little Rock, Apr.6,1887-Edward Cross, Judge of the Federal Court of the Territory of Arkansas from 1832 to 1838 and member of the 26th, 27th, and 28th Congresses from Arkansas, died today at the age of 89 years. Chicago Tribune, Apr....(Read more)
- Paul V. Isbell
 Added: Apr. 27, 2011
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