Annie Shelton married William Cross who was born in Ireland 1784. He was the son of Solomon Cross who was born in Scotland 1742. William Cross came to America in 1800 and settled in North Carolina.  Solomon Cross and Annie Cross were born and reared there. Solomon married Mary Hicks of Kentucky  They later moved to Alabama. They were the parents of Elizabeth Cross born in Jackson County Alabama in 1834. She married James W. Blevins in 1849. They were the parents of Lula Ada Blevins who was born in Georgia July 2, 1871. She married George Washington Cross, January 16, 1889. They came to Georgia and settled in Wildwood. Their children were: Clarence, Herman, Robert Russell, Russie, Ruth and George Washington, Jr.


Carl Cross, son of Clarence and Lettie Wilson Cross, has in his possession a Bible printed in the year 1700.


This is a true and accurate copy of entries, of the marriages, births and deaths of some of the Cross and Blevins families, in the old Solomon Cross Bible, and evidently made by Solomon Cross.




Elizabeth A. Cross was married on the 25th day of March 1849 to J. (or) J.W. Blevins, S.C.

Solomon Cross and Mary Nicks were married in Cumberland County, Kentucky, on the 6th day of August 1833, S.C.

Lula Ida Blevins and Geo. W. Cross married on Jan 16, 1889, Rising Fawn, Ga.?

Ruth Cross and John Bauer was married Sept. 14, 1913, Wildwood, Ga. ?




Solomon Cross was born on the 10th day of May, in the year 1811 in Haywood Co., North Carolina.

Mary Cross was born on the 25th day of November 1814 in Cumberland County, Kentucky. S.C.

Elizabeth A. Cross was born on the 3rd of July 1834 on the Crow Creek in Jackson County, North Ala. S.C.

William Cross was born on the 23rd of December 1835 Crow Creek in Jackson County, North Ala. S.C.

Catherine Cross was born on the 29th day of July 1833 on the Crow Creek, Jackson Co., North Ala. S.C.

Calvin Cross was born on the 19th of December in the year 1838, on the Crow Creek, Jackson County, North Ala., S.C.

Mary M. Blevins was born in 1850 on the first day of March in Dade County, Georgia S.S.

Ellen Onele was born on the 1st day of February, 1851. S.C.

Francis Hany was born on the 19th of October 1847 (taken by S. Cross when 1 year old). S.C.

Cisrow was born on the 11th day of March 1852 in Dade Co. North Georgia.

Elisabeth Catherine Blevins was born the 6th of February 1860 in Dade Co. N. Ga. S.C.

Gorg was the 7th December 1861. S.C.

Lula Ida Blevins was born the 2 of July in the year 1871 Dade Co. North Ga. S.C.

James Solomon Blevins was born the 2nd day of December in the year 1867 in Lincoln Co. Tenn. S.C.

Nancy Eller Blevins was born the 4th day of May 1874. S.C.



Calvin Cross died on the 4th day of October 1840, on the Crow-Creek, Jackson Co. N. Ala. S.C.

Catherine Cross died on the 25th of June 1852 in Dade County North Georgia. S.C.

William Cross died on the 6th day of August 1854 in Dade County, North Ga. S.C.

William C., Son of James W. Blevins, died in Dade Co. N. Ga. the 5th of July 1852. S.C.

Mary Cross died July 8, 1881 in Rising Fawn, Ga. S.C.

Solomon Cross died January 23rd, 1882 in Rising Fawn, Ga. ?

Elizabeth A. Cross Blevins died May 10th 1898. ?

James Wesley Blevins died Sept. 27, 1902. ?

Mary M. Andrews died Sept. 7, 1901. ?

G.W. Cross died March 13, 1925. ?

Elizabeth Cathrine Blevins (Allison) died July 30th, 1939, at Okmulgee Okla., and buried at Okmulgee, Okla. (entered by Joe Brooks.)

All these entries are in the same order as in the old Solomon Cross Bible.

S.C. denotes entry made by Solomon Cross.

? denoted entry made unknown, unless otherwise stated.

This was compiled and written by Joseph Berryman Brooks, a grandson of Elizabeth Catherine Blevins (Allison) on the 3rd day of July, 1976.(Used by permission HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY GEORGIA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)

  1. Judy (Bauer{Cross}) Shelton

    Thank you so much for this information. I have been looking for this side of my family

  2. Jim Williams

    Thanks for this posting. Apparently William and Annie Shelton Cross are my 4th great-grandparents, discovered by a newly-found cousin by combining this information with that of my family written lore. Thanks Barry!

    Jim Williams

  3. Pamela Pollard

    Is it possible to use the Bible record of William Cross on another website — sponsored by Ft Wayne Indiana Library?

    Also, I would be interested in the Dade County History Book when it is published. Please add me to your mailing list.

    Pamela Pollard

  4. Ian Cross - Sydney Australia

    I descend from John Cross born approx 1740 and Elizabeth Hannant. She died and he married a second time in Norfolk, England. I dont know where Elizabeth is buried. My email addfress is:

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