Lucinda “Louisindia” <I>Wilson</I> Cross


Lucinda “Louisindia” Wilson Cross

Death 26 Aug 1882 (aged 76)
Burial Burney Township, Love County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 14233935 View Source

For many years, all that was known of this burial was the dates and the name "Louisindia Cross" based on a record written fifty years ago. If the standard form of her name is Lucinda, certain inferences can be made.

Lucinda Cross was probably the mother of Elkanah "Caney" Cross (FAG 55276963). They are not named together on any census, but that means little since pre-1850 censuses list only the head of the household. (Born in 1833 and clearly a very active young man, Caney had left home by 1850 and was boarding in MO.) An 1828 KY marriage records establishes that Caney's father Israel Cross married Lucinda Wilson, and Israel's 1850 census shows his wife as Lucinda.

Israel died just after the 1880 census, and his wife outlived him by about 2 years. She went north across the river, probably hoping for free land. Caney probably was going back and forth from Cooke Co. TX to see about her, a short journey. On one of these trips he died. The record held at shows a Cross (no first name) buried at Dibrell Cem. who died in 1878, the very year of death that researchers show for Caney. This permits the inference that the burial is Caney's. After all, his mother was probably named Lucinda, since that is the name he gives to his oldest daughter.

The previous paragraph is speculation. No document has yet been found to show the mother-son relationship.
Further research is required.


Aged 76 years, 4 mos, 2 days

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