The Cross - Wooden Family Bible


The title page shows that the bible was printed by D. Fanshaw for the American Bible Society in 1829. The only writing on this page is at the top. It says "Wm. Cross."

The inside front cover also bears the writing: "William Cross" and the top of the next, otherwise blank page, bears the script "January 3, 1857 fifty cents."

Between the Old and New Testaments there are some pages sewn into the bible:
Page 1
John Cross born the third day of March Eighteen hundred and nine.
Warnel Cross born the twenty sixth day of October Eighteen hundred and ten.
Philemon Cross born the eleventh day of November Eighteen hundred and twelve.
Noty Cross born the thirty first day of March Eighteen hundred and fifteen.
Mary Cross born the twelveth day of September Eighteen hundred eighteen.
William Cross born the twenty-fifth day of January Eighteen hundred and twenty two.
The reverse side of Page 1 (Page 2) continues:

Page 2
Ann Cross born the twenty first day of October Eighteen hundred and twenty five.
Elizabeth Cross born the twenty-eight day of January Eighteen hundred and twenty nine.

The next Page (3) is blank and the writing continues on Page 4:

In the left margin written sideways is: Wm ___ (I can't make out the second word)
Elizabeth Ann Cross Born the 24th day of November 1842
Rebecca Jane Cross Born the 14 day May 1844.

Page 5
William Cross the son of John Cross born February the fourth day seventeen hundred and Eighty six.
Sarah Cross born the nineteenth day of February seventeen hundred and eighty five.
Ann Cross born the fifth day of January seventeen hundred and ninety one.
Amos Cross born the third day of November Seventeen hundred and ninty seven.

Page 6
Ten death notices clipped from newspaper(s), all in the first quarter of the 20th century, have been pasted to this page. In between this page and the next a number of loose death notices are found.

Page 7
William Wooden was born March the 31 1776
Philadelphia Wooden was born September the 4 1787
John Wooden was born June the 15 / 1804
Levi Wooden was born February the 25 / 1811
Ann Wooden was born February the 23 / 1813
Stephen Wooden was born December the 28 / 1814
Mary Ann Wooden was born May the 7 / 1817
Rebeca Wooden was born March the 7 / 1821
Susan Wooden was born January the 10 / 1824
Elizabeth Wooden was born April the 28 / 1827
William Wooden was born September the 3 / 1829
Jarret Wooden was born November the 15 / 1832
Wrote by Jarret Wooden
In the Year of Our Lord
March the 1/1856

Page 8
William Wooden departed this life January the 22 / 1856
Ann Stains departed this life April the 17 1854
Noty Meriman departed this life November the 6 1856
William Cross departed this life November the 26 1858
William Cross Stains departed this life January the 3 1858
Philadelphia Wooden departed this life February the 16 1859
Eleanor Ann Cross departed this life January the 11 1854
Elizabeth Ann Cross departed this life January the 18 1854
Lydia Ann Cross departed this life February the 21 1860 (This line faint and hard to read)
Page 9
Rachel Cross departed this life November 13, 1875
William H. H. Wooden departed this life August 5, 1881
Ann R. Parks departed this life March 31, 1881
William Wooden departed this life Dec. 24, 1910, twelve minutes past seven a. m.
Elizabeth Cross Wooden departed this life Jan, 6th 1914, 26 minutes of eight p. m.
Ida Leddon departed this life Aug. 6th 1914, at 15 minutes past eleven a. m.

On the back of the next to last page in the bible is written:
Ida Cecelia Wooden was born the 22 of February 1860
John Frederic Wooden was born the 20 of August 1861

On the back of the last page in the bible is written:
Elen Ann Cross was born June the 1 of 1846
William C Cross was born April (18 crossed out) 19 1848
Rachel J. Cross was born April 8 1850
Mary F. Cross was born February 26 1853
Lydia Ann Cross was born February 15 1857
(On the last line the first name and the month were very hard to read but I believe it to be the same person on the last line of Page 8, above. This would mean that she died before the 1860 census was taken and would otherwise be unknown.)


In addtion the following loose sheets were found with the Bible which seem to be information on the same families, but are not a part of the Family data written in the Bible proper.

Loose Page 1
Elizabeth Wooden was born January 28th 1829
William Wooden was born September 3d 1829
Ann Rebeca Wooden was born June 19th 1851
William Henry Harrison Wooden was born August 3d 1852
Rachel Filena Wooden was born January 21st 1854
Charles Edwin Wooden was born April 9th 1856
Mary Elizabeth Wooden was born January 15th 1858
Ida Cecilia Wooden was born February 22d 1860
John Frederick Wooden was Born August 20th 1861
Laura Virginia Wooden was born February 5th 1865
Ella Cora Wooden was born February 14th 1871

Loose Page 2
Elnor Ann Cross departed this life January 11th 1854 Elizabeth Ann Cross departed this life January 18th 1854 Ann Stains departed this life April 17th 1854 William Wooden departed this life January 22th 1856 Noty Meriman departed this life November 6th 1856 William Cross Stains departed this life January 3th 1858 William Cross departed this life November 26th 1858 Filena Wooden departed this life February 16th 1859 Lydia Ann Cross departed this life February 27th 1860 (c/b 21th) Rachel Cross departed this life November 13th 1875 Ann R. Parks departed this life March 31th 1881 Ann R. Parks departed this life April 3th 1881. baby. William H. H. Wooden departed this life August 5th 1881 William Cross departed this life January 18th 1886 Mary Ann Cross departed this life January 18th 1893 Emmert Ray Bunting departed this life December 30th 1889 Winfield S. Bunting " " " October 10th 1897 Annie Blanche Ryan departed this life January 28th 1900

Loose Page 3
Nicholas S. Bull born July 15# 1842
Amelia F. Bull born March 2 - 1847
Charles W. Bull born Jan 17 - 1869
Leonard F. Bull born Oct 27 - 1870
William A. Bull born June 29 - 1872
Ida G. Bull born Jan 18 - 1874
Edward O. Bull born Dec 7 - 1875
Lawrence E. Bull born April 27 - 1878
Oscar C. Bull born Aug 3 - 1880
Harriett E. Bull born March 8 - 1886
Herbert H. Bull born Jan 16 - 1889

Nicholas S. Bull died Dec 12 1899
William Albert Bull died Feb 2 1876

(over back side of page)

Amelia Francis Bull died Feb 26. 1913

Also found in the Bible (written on the back of a pledge card for Sater's Baptist Church)
Ida Parks's mother
Ellen Cole
was Mr Parks's first
wife

Granny Miller was aunt
Mary Ann Crosses
mother.

Transcribed by Norman Hare on 16 September 2002 & Contributed to the USGenWeb Baltimore County Website by Norman Hare.

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