Biography of George E. Cross
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Cross, George E., born June 6, 1868, on the farm he owns in Schodack, is a son of George W. and Delilah (Drew) Cross. He was born in Stuyvesant, Columbia county, N. Y., and she was born in Schodack. He was a son of Peleg Cross, born in Charleston, R. I., and his wife was Sallie Congdon. They had a family of four sons and three daughters, of whom one son and two daughters are living. He came to Schodack in 1835, and here spent the remainder of his days. The father of George E. Cross was a farmer and had 158 acres of land. He was a member of the Grange. He died August 16, 1887, and his widow now lives on the farm. George E. Cross was reared on the farm, and educated in the common schools and Boys' Academy of Albany. He owns the homestead and follows general fanning, and has ten acres of orchard. He was married December 17. 1890, to M. Frances Williams of Chatham Center, Columbia county, and daughter of Seymour and Christina (Cudd) Williams. Both died in Columbia county. Mr. and Mrs. Cross have two children: Maud C. and Mary C. Mr. Cross is a Republican and has been inspector of elections, and trustee of school district two years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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