Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


Compiled by Sue N. Haschemeyer  Copyright information 


Main Index, Biographical Index, Surname Index




Son of Ruth DUNNUCK (Mrs. Abraham Cross)

  .Source: Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Samgamon County, IL, by Joseph Wallace, Volumne 2, page 974, Clarke, 1904, contributed by Sue Haschemeyer  
  Emmanuel b. Aug 20, 1837, Fairfield County, Ohio  
  Grandfather was Abel Cross a native of Virginia, who fought in the Revolutionary ancestry. Afterward to Ohio. Pioneer of Fairfield Co. OH  
  Father was Abraham Cross b. 1808 Virginia d. on homestead farm in IL in 1889 at the age of 81  
  Mother: Ruth Dunnuck who was born in Fairfield Co. OH d, 1885  
  Married in Fairfield Co. OH  
  Abraham & Ruth started farming in Fairfield Co. OH and later is Ross Co OH. They lived in the two counties for 21 years.  
  from Ohio to Illinois in Oct. 1849  
  Owns farm 400+ acres section 25 Mechanicsburg twp, Sangamon Co. IL. He purchased first 160 acres in 1851  
  Emanuel only survivor of the three children to reach "mature years".  
  There is half a page detailing his civil war activities  
  m. Miss Laura I Davidson, daughter of Squire Davidson in Virden, Illinois on May 31, 1876  
  1880 Emmanuel went to Sheridan Co. WY (15 yrs. in stock business) then resumed farming in IL  
  Two children Eva (wife of Dr. John H. Prince of Springfield, IL) and Abraham (bio publ in 1904)  

Quoted from the Logan County ILGenWeb site.

The Lincoln Herald, June 8, 1876
(Logan County Gleanings from inside pages)
Transcribed by Barb Seggelke


-James D. Evans and sister, Miss Alice, went to Virden last Wednesday to attend the wedding of Capt. Emanuel Cross, of Mechanicsburg, to Miss Laura Davidson, of Virden. The Captain is an old timer and we had given him up for a confirmed bachelor, but, the fates were against him and he has gone the way of all mankinds. The bride was formerly a resident of our town, living here with her brother, the Rev. M.M. Davidson, who was pastor of the M.E. Church from Sept. 1871 to Sept 1873. The groom and bride left that evening for St. Louis on their bridal tour.