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 ( JC5)-Family connected to CROSS in Cleveland OH
Mary Ann. (CROSS ) FOSTER & BLACK ( 1833-????)
11-22-2002 Version

There is an IGI record of a Mary Ann Cross being born to Jeremiah Cross & Mary Ann. Its likely this mother was Ann Mary Everett? Saint Anne Soho,
Westminister, London, Eng.
From IGI: Mary Ann CROSS ; Christening: ; 4 Mar 1833 ;  Saint Anne Soho, Westminster, London, England ;Parents:  Father:   Jeremiah CROSS
Mother:  Mary Ann
Mother was Everett from Wiltshire, Eng.

Mary Ann CROSS married John Batty Foster ( One record says "Betty" , not "Batty"?) in 10 Sept 1853 in Cuyahoga OH (likely Cleveland where she
Q-So did John Foster die in CW?
In OH there are references to John Foster:
b. 19 Jan 1830 or 27 Aug 1844 ?
See in OH 1820 & 1870 Census & OH Land Records: 1825, 1829, 1835 & 1837. Pensions 1883. A John B. Foster in 1870 census.

Jeremiah B.BLACK-Cleveland OH m.1864 to Mary Ann (CROSS) FOSTER
Mary likely married a Jeremiah B. BLACK after in 1864.
A Mary A. Foster married Jeremiah B. Black in 20 Aug 1864 in Cuyahoga, OH. A
Jeremiah B. BLACK was in US CW . Priv in 188 OH Inf. & Priv out in 197 OH Inf. Ref 000552, 0009, 00000718.
A Jeremiah Black enlisted in OH 18Feb 1865 as Corpl. Age 30 for Union. The age fits!

Based on others information, here is update on BLACK family connection:
Jeremiah Billings Black was born 14 Jan 1835 in Plymouth, Hancock, ME & died in Erie,Erie,PA (yr=?)
Children by Mary Ann CROSS were:

(1) Lillie Mae ( BLACK) GREEN , b. 4 Sept 1865 in Cleveland, OH,  d. 10 July 1909 in Strongsville, OH, m. Walter  R. GREEN in 30 Sept. 1884. His
father was Walter Ronie GREEN & mother Sussie Bulin Ingram. SEE Newspaper OBIT 1909
Their Children born in Cleveland OH:

       Huburt ( Herbert) W. GREEN, b. abt 1892 Cleveland, OH
        Grace L. GREEN, b. abt 1894 Cleveland, OH
        Rhea May ( GREEN) SHEER , b. 29 Mar 1896 Cleveland, OH , d. 30 Nov 1937 in Cleveland, OH.--SEE Newspaper OBIT 1937 !
Spouse  was Walter Albert SHEER, m. 25 June 1914. Walter d. 5 Jan 1966 in Strongsville, OH. Walter's second wife was Miriam R.White in
Contact on Sherr family side is !

(2) Charlie BLACK , b. 19 Sept 1867 in Plymouth, Hancock, ME, d. 12 Sept 1912 in Cleveland, OH, m. Ellen ZIMMERMAN b. 1871? in
Cleveland,OH? SEE Newspaper OBIT 1912
    Their Children:
        Bessie BLACK, age 41 in PA 1910 census
        Florence BLACK, age 66 in PA 1910 census
        Russell BLACK., age 7 in PA 1910 census ?

This information does not properly fit ! Poss. 1st wife or ????
Children by Jeremiah's  2nd wife (unk) were:
    (3) Frank BLACK

    (4) August BLACK-IGI has record of this in abt. 1863 with Jeremiah as Father & no mother listed. Its a send in data!

Note in same town there was a Andrew Jackson Black ( bro. of Jeremiah) he had son August Eugene Black 1875 in Erie, Erie, PA.

1880 Cleveland , Cuyahoga OH Cencus Info:
James B. Black--Every thing fits that he had changed name!
b. 1835 ME ( Age 45)
M&F b. ME
Wife-Mary A. Black (Age 45)
b. 1835 Eng
Keeping House
M& F b.. Eng
Son- Charles A. Black
b. 1867 OH ( Age 13)
At School
M b. Eng
F b. ME
Dau-May L. Black
b. 1865 PA (Age15)
At School
F b. ME
M b. Eng

Family Time Line
1835-Jeremiah born
1864- marries Mary Ann (Cross) Foster
1865-May born in PA--Likely Erie
1867-Charles born in OH

Contacts for BLACK connection Genealogy info:
William John Slayton
1416 West Short Ave.
Independence, MO

Donald Frerichs
2711 Green Rd.
Shaker Hts/ Beachwood, OH