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Descendants of Abraham CHRISS/CRISS

Generation No. 1

ABRAHAM CHRISS/CRISS b: 1780 in PA., and d: Bet. 1858 - 1860 in Shelby Co., IN. He m: CATHERINE ANN. She was b: Bet. 1783 - 1784 in PA., and d: Apr 17, 1865 in Shelby Co., IN.

Children of ABRAHAM CHRISS/CRISS and CATHERINE ANN are:

1. SARAH SALLY b: Bet. 1805 - 1810 PA. d: Feb 24, 1867, Jasper Co., IL.
2. HENRY b: Abt. 1810 PA/MD.
3. JOHN b: Bet. 1811 - 1829 PA/Shelby Co., IN.
4. GEORGE
b: Jun 06, 1813 VA. d: May 06, 1893, Raymondville, Texas Co., MO. 
5. MARY A.
b: Feb 19, 1814, MD. d: Apr 16, 1889, Shelby Co., IN. 
6. ABRAHAM JR.
- Information Below
7. ELISHA
b: Bet. 1822 - 1824, PA/VA.
8. WILLIAM
b: Abt. 1825, IN. d: Jun 26, 1864, Chattanooga, TN.

Generation No. 2

ABRAHAM CHRISS, JR. b: 1822 in Poss. Hamilton Co., OH/PA. d: Bet. 1858 - Jan 1860 in IN. He m: CATHERINE ANSPACH Oct 26, 1842 in Decatur Co., IN. She was b: Sep 1826 in Middletown, OH., d: Aug 24, 1899 in Shelby Twp, Shelby Co., IN.

Children of ABRAHAM CHRISS and CATHERINE ANSPACH are:

1. LYDIA ANN b: Dec 31, 1844 Decatur Co., IN. d: Oct 01, 1924, St. Paul, Decatur Co., IN.
2. MARY/MARTHA/MAGGIE/MOLLIE CATHERINE b: Sep 24, 1845, IN. d: Jun 04, 1895, IN.
3. GEORGE WASHINGTON b: Feb 1847, IN. d: Dec 08, 1930, Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. 
4. BARBARA b: Dec 30, 1851, IN., d: Jul 20, 1854 Decatur Co., IN. 
5. ELIZA C. - Information Below
6. SARAH ELIZABETH b: Abt. 1856, IN.
7. AMANDA JANE b: Abt. 1858, IN.

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Generation No. 3

ELIZA C. CHRISS b: Dec 16, 1852 in Decatur Co., IN. d: Jan 23, 1930 in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN. She m: (1) JOHN WESLEY MCGINNIS Nov 28, 1869 in Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN. He was b: May 06, 1851 in Madison Co., IN. d: Mar 24, 1911 in Madison Twp, Tipton Co., IN. She m: (2) FRANK BOMAN/BOWEN Mar 16, 1912 in IN. He was b: Jan 27, 1851 in OH. d: 1929 in IN.

Children of ELIZA CHRISS and JOHN MCGINNIS are:

1. MONA MCGINNIS b: Feb 17, 1874, Tipton Co., IN.
2. EMMA MCGINNIS b: Jun 25, 1878
3. CLYDE MCGINNIS b: Apr 17, 1881, Decatur Co., IN.
4. GEORGE WASHINGTON MCGINNIS b: May 01, 1883, Decatur Co., IN.
5. SHELDON MCGINNIS b: Aug 16, 1885, Elwood, Madison Co., IN.
6. PEARL MAE MCGINNIS b: Jul 30, 1888

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bulletSources

1. 1850 Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana Census.
2. Shellee Anderson June 2001 Genealogy Notes, Cites: 1850 Federal census of Shelby Co, IN.
3. According to Petition for Abraham Chriss Jr Dated January 1860, States that interest on money owed by Abe Jr to Abe Sr has been paid on up to October 1858 and further that Abraham Chriss Jr. took out from the Shelby County of Summons Pleas letters of admin on the estate of said Abe Sr.
4. Sue Hunt (email) 7-5-2000.
5. 1860 Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana Census, Says age is 50 and birth place is Pennsylvania.
6. Gathered from Shelby Co. In., Court Records.
7. http://www.rootsweb.com 
8. Doris Wynn June 2001.
9. Phyllis Fleming Notes January 2001, Cites: James E. Wuthrich.
10. Indiana State Library Genealogy Division, Indiana Marriages through 1850 http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/WWW/INDIANA/GENEALOGY/genmenu.html  
11. 1880 Willow Hill, Jasper County, Indiana Census.
12. 1870 Willow Hill Township, Jasper County, Illinois Census.
13. 1850 Willow Hill, Jasper County, Illinois Census, shows age as 39 dob would be 1811.
14. Early Shelby County Indiana Marriage Returns 1822-1839, Written by: Colleen Alice Ridlen 1976 (book 3 pg 282).
15. Shelby County Indiana Marriages 1830-1836.
16. Marriage Certificates.
17. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, http://www.ilsos.net/cgi-bin/archives/marriage.sVol003/Pg.0286 
18. Parkison Website (link unavailable-not working) 
19. Yvonne White Website, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ywhite/anspach/d2/i0003905.htm#i3905 
20. Marriage Application Madison County 22 Oct 1910, for daughter Eliza.
21. George Chriss Death Certificate, In the Parents information lists father as Abe Chriss, birthplace of father as Penn.
22. Mike Spalding email correspondence December 2000, Shows date of death as 1880.
23. 1870 Adams Township, Decatur County, Indiana Census, The census does not show Abraham, only Catherine and her two remaining daughters.
24. Letter from Jack McDaniel to Sue Hunt dated Jan 14, 1993, Sites: On the farm where Oscar Garrett lived when he was hung, there is a small cemetery that I have examined and found two stones. Abe Chriss May 08, 1860.
25. 1899 Republican Newspaper Obituary.
26. 1880 Crooked Creek Township, Jasper County, Illinois.

 

 

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