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CROSS, Joseph, clergyman and author, born in East Brent, Somersetshire, England, 4 July 1813. He came to the United States in 1825, and in 1829 entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Genesee, N.Y. He was for some time professor of English literature in Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, and became prominent in the southern branch of the Church. He was a member of the Nashville general conference of 1856 and its official reporter, and principal of a female seminary at Spartanburg, S.C. He entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1866, and, after holding pastorates at Houston, Tex., Buffalo, New York, St. Louis, and other places, became in 1885 rector of the Church at Las Vegas, New Mexico. Among his publications are "Headlands of Faith "; "Life and Sermons of Christmas Evans," from the Welsh; " The Hebrew Missionary" (Nashville, Tennessee, 1855); "Pisgah Views of the Promised Inheritance," a series of dissertations on the unaccomplished prophecies (New York, 1856); "A Year in Europe" (1859); "Gospel Workers" (Baltimore, 1861) ;" Stories and Illustrations of the Ten Commandments" (New York, 1862); "Illustrations of the Shorter Catechism" (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1865); " Prelections on Charity"; "Edens of Italy" (New York, 1882); " Knight Banneret" (1882); " Coals from the Altar" (2 vols., 1883); "Pauline Charity" (1883); and "Old Wine and New" (1884).
The last four are collections of sermons. Dr. Cross has also compiled a " Church Reader for Lent" (1885). --His wife, Jane Tandy Chinn, author, born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 1817; died in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in October 1870, married James P. Hardin, a lawyer, in 1835, but he died in 1842, leaving her with three children, and in 1848 she married Dr. Cross. Mrs. Cross devoted more than twenty years to the education of young ladies, in which she was eminently successful. During a trip through Europe with Dr. Cross, she wrote letters to the "Christian Advocate," and also to the Charleston "Courier," and contributed largely to the Nashville "Home Monthly" and other periodicals. During the civil war she sympathized strongly with the south, and at one time she and her two daughters were arrested, tried by a military tribunal, and sent to jail. Her works, all published in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1860 and 1870, include " Heart Blossoms for my Little Daughters" ; "Wayside Flowerets" ; "Bible Gleanings" ; "Drift-Wood "; "Gonzalvo de Cordova," a translation from the Spanish of Florian; "Duncan Adair," a story of the civil war; and "Azile," a story partly of southern experiences during the war (1868).
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