Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Re: Question - Great-great-grandfather, Ransom Cross (d. August 28, 1869)

The kind of information that you are seeking is extraordinarily difficult to find. Searching the local newspapers of August 28, 1869 or shortly thereafter to see if any such story appeared would be one approach. You could also study the surviving (but incomplete) CPRR payroll records at the California State Railroad Museum to see if Ransom Cross' name appears.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. If you have any cousins descended from Ransom Cross, particularly those with whom you do not usually have contact, you might want to try to locate them to see if any have any documents, photographs, or family stories that have survived the years, as information passed down in the family may be the best (and often the only) source.

1/27/2005 4:05 PM  

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