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From: Larry W Johnson <>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Cross GED file/ DeVault & Looney]
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 23:00:24 -0500


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The follow is a communication that may interest some of you Sullivan
County, Tenn. Looneys. Descendants of Samuel Looney (Robert Jr.> Robert
Sr.) will definately find this of interest.

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From: "Jack Cross" <>
To: Larry W Johnson <>
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 17:19:16 +0000
Subject: Re: Cross GED file/ DeVault & Looney
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> Date: Sat, 17 Aug 1996 16:42:11 -0500
> From: Larry W Johnson <>
> Organization: http://www.flash.net/~johnsonl/
> To:
> Subject: Cross GED file/ DeVault & Looney

> Noticed the Devault and Looney family names referenced in the surnames,
> but was unable to find them in the Cross GED file. I have family
> relations from both of these families of Sullivan County, Tn. and wish
> additional information. I have quite a bit of information on the Looney
> family but very little on DeVault. I have information that indicates
> there is a DeVault Cemetery in Sullivan County, do you have information
> on this?
>
>
The following clips are from the GEDCOM (if you don't find them
please let me know). Actually I have been tracing my family thru a
two prong approach, one as the decendants of John Crosse who migrated
from England and backward s thru research of my ancestors. All have
lead to Sullivan Co. It is now just a matter for me to connect or
find the parents of my GGGGGranfather, Jessee P. Cross. to have
everything tied together

If you have you family's information available as a GEDCom I would
like to include it in our Tennessee Genealogy Web Project. You can
just send it to me as a File attach and I will do the rest
========Clipping from CROSS Gedcom========

8. Elijah I CROSS28,29 was born in 1758 in Baltimore Co., Maryland.
He died on 21 Aug 1842 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.30,31 "Buried in
the old Cross Graveyard on Looney/Cross place on the north side of
South Fork of Holston River near the residence in which Ed King has
lived for many years"

Date of death is listed as 21 Aug 1832 in "Historial Sullivan - Elijah
Cross I and Ann Lane Looney" He served in the military 1776 - ?
Revolutionary War in Sullivan Co. Tennessee, Washington Co. NC.32,33
Military Pension record (recorded in 1832) states that Elijah is now
74 years of age.

Copy as found in book "Cross Migration" is difficult to determine the
length of service and service dates .

Regiment commanded by Col Issac Shelby.

Ranks attained was Ordanance Sergeant.

Moved to Sullivan Co. Tennessee after death of father William (I).
Was a wealthy farmer in Sullivan Co. Tennessee

Received several land grants from 1794 onward.
Was one of the chain carriers when land surveys were made along the
Holston River

Was appointed as Captain of a company of militia infantry of the
Sullivan County Regiment in 1796 by then governor John Sevier.

Elijah Cross and Ann Looney have 5 sons and 2 daughters. "The five
Cross sons remained in Sullivan County, but the two daughters married
into families in other sections of the country."

He was married to Ann(e) Lane LOONEY on 18 May 1779. Ann(e) Lane
LOONEY34,35 died prior 1830.36 Ann Looney was the widow of a Samuel
Looney killed in an Indian Battle. Looney therefore was not her
maiden name. Samuel and Ann Looney arrived in Sullivan Co in 1775.

"Legend has it that when Ann Looney went to the burial of her first
husband, she rode horseback with two of her children born of her
marriage to him [Samuel Looney]. At the burial grounds she was
captured by Indians, but her life was spared. Genealogists have never
been able to ascertain Ann's maiden name[NOTE: see next paragraph],
although the Looney family, at that time, lived mainly around the
locality of the now Buchanan , Virginia."

Information provided by Ann's great granson, John Franklin Cross, in
reponse to the State of Tennessee Civil War Questionaire completed in
the early 1920s." '..Great grandmother's maiden name (Lane) was of the
Pocahuntas Tribe Cherykee Indians.' It is belived that the
'Pocahuntas Tribe Cherykee Indians' refer to an Indian woman famous in
Tennessee hisotry - Nancy Ward - and her tribe - the Wolf Clan. Nancy
Ward befriended white settlers and became known variously as
'Tennessee's Pocahontas', 'another Pocahontas', and 'the Cherokee
Pocahontas.'

Elijah Cross and Ann Looney have 5 sons and 2 daughters. "The five
Cross sons remained in Sullivan County, but the two daughters married
into families in other sections of the country." Children of Elijah I
CROSS and Ann(e) Lane LOONEY were:

+30i.Jessee (Jessie) CROSS.
+31ii.Elijah II CROSS.
+32iii.Abraham II CROSS.
+33iv.David Looney CROSS.
+34v.Zachariah CROSS.
+35vi.Rachel CROSS.
+36vii.Amanda CROSS.

33. David Looney CROSS58 was born in 1796 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee.59,60 The 1850 Census has David's age as 54. Walt Cross
establishes it as 1800. Partitioned land with his brothers Elijah II,
Jesse, and Abraham. on 8 Aug 1946 located in the 8th Civil District of
Sullivan Co., Tennessee. This was most probably after the death of
their father Elijah

Most of David L. Cross' daughters left this part of the country
[Sullivan Co., TN] in the early days.

Elijah (I) Cross, David's father was living with him in 1840 per the
1840 Census

He was married to Katherine "Katy" BOY. Children of David Looney
CROSS and Katherine "Katy" BOY were:

80i.Sarah A. CROSS59 was born in 1827 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.
81ii.Harriet CROSS59 was born in 1831 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.
82iii.Elizabeth CROSS59 was born in 1834 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee. 83iv.Susan CROSS was born in 1834 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee. 84v.James CROSS29 was born in 1838 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee.59 He died between 1862 and 1865.29 Was killed during the
Civil War He served in the military Civil War. Was killed during
the Civil War 85vi.Edna CROSS was born in 1842 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee.59 86vii.Andrew CROSS59 was born in 1846 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee. 87viii.Malissa CROSS was born in 1848 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee. 88ix.Mary CROSS was born in 1840 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee.

He was married to Ellen SMALLING. Children of David Looney CROSS and
Ellen SMALLING were:

89i.Hawkins CROSS61 was born in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. At the
time of Homer H. Smith's writings, 1935, Hawkins Cross was living in
Bristol, TN.

+90ii.Francis CROSS.

===DeVault======

52. Jacob H. CROSS was born on 18 Apr 1830 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.
He died on 2 Mar 1897 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Buried at Cross
Cemetary, Sullivan Co., TN Resided on part of Jesse Cross'
Plantation, north of Waever's Branch.

Represented Sullivan Co in the 1873 State Legislature. Was also
County Surveyor for a number of years.

Often called "Arwood" Cross by friends.

He was married to Hannah DEVAULT. Hannah DEVAULT81 was born in Mar
1836 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. She died in Aug 1902 in Sullivan
Co., Tennessee. Children of Jacob H. CROSS and Hannah DEVAULT were:

+118i.Tennessee CROSS.
119ii.Billy CROSS. Never married
+120iii.Professor Reece B. CROSS.

53. William A. CROSS29,59 was born on 31 Jan 1833 in Sullivan Co.,
Tennessee. He served in the military Civil War.82 Confederate
solider 29th Tennessee Infantry. Pension #6213, wife's pension #3383
Lived on a portion of the Jessee Cross Plantation about three miles
west of Bluff City. Two children died during the Civil War. Those
listed "lived to reach maturity".

Was a Justice of the for many years for the 9th Civil District of
Sullivan Co. He was wounded during the Civil War by a bullet that
went thru his body, however he later recovered and returned to the
ranks.

He was married to Martha DEVAULT in 1854 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.
Children of William A. CROSS and Martha DEVAULT were:

+121i.Hugh H. CROSS.
122ii.Jesse CROSS83.
+123iii.Braxton B. CROSS.
+124iv.Matilda CROSS.
+125v.Florence CROSS.
126vi.Ida CROSS was born in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. She died in
Sullivan Co., Tennessee. At the time of Homer H. Smith's writing she
lived at the home place of William A. Cross +127vii.Jennie CROSS.
+128viii.Rieston "Rice" CROSS.
Jack


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