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Cross Collection


Title: Cross Collection

Accession Number: 2016-02

Creator: Dr. Ira Brown Cross (1880-1977) 

Extent: 33 file folders (1670 pages)

Language: English


The Cross Collection contains family history research compiled by Ira B. Cross. The bulk of the collection is correspondence with family members, researchers, and repositories. The letters reveal a serious interest in finding sources and documenting the correct lineage of the different family lines. The files also include descendant reports, family group sheets, copies of vital records, copies of Bible records, and biographical sketches. There are copies of published summaries of Dr. Cross’s research.

Prominent surnames include Cross, Bradford, Havley, Mobley, Hessey, Dillman, Pendleton, and Roher. Locations include Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois.