Samuel Turner Crossland was born March 1, 1847, in Tennessee. He came to Missouri with his parents, Jeff and Betsy Adams Crossland, around 1855-56. His father was a doctor who provided greatly needed medical services to this rural part of the state. Siblings included Will Crossland, Lizzie Crossland Brown, Leigh Crossland, Lefate Crossland, Mary Ann Crossland Story, John Jefferson Crossland and Louisa Arrena Crossland Gann.
Bushwhackers killed John Jeff down by the Big Spring near Waynesville in the Civil war. Samuel, who was a solider at the age of fifteen, was held prisoner and forced to go to the place where the bushwhackers had killed his brother and made to hold the head of his dead brother in his lap all night.
Brother Leigh also was killed by bushwhackers during the Civil War in a separate incident at the head of Smith Hollow near Bloodland Missouri. Now a part of Fort Leonard Wood. Lefate was kicked and killed by a horse down by the Amos Dean place on Smith Hollow. Samuel Turner Crossland was married to Lucinda M. Anderson by Judge George Gan on October 10, 1866. They raised 10 children:
(1) Francis Elizabeth born November 22, 1867 (2) Narbanas N.E. Bud Emery born August 15, 1869 (3) Arrena Louise born May 26, 1871 (4) Benjamin Franklin born May 25, 1873 (5) Mary Jane born September 23, 1875 (6) Laura Bell born October 23, 1877 (7) Martha Alice born August 27, 1880 (8) John Jefferson born January 1, 1883 (9) Samuel Cleveland born March 3, 1885 (10) Lucinda Emmaline born December 30, 1887
John Jefferson Crossland married Elizabeth (Betsy) Adams and had a son named William Crossland. He married Sara Jane Wood. Their daughter Margret "Maggie" married Joseph Lilburn Graves on December 12, 1909. He was the son of William Lance and Eveline York Graves.
More About Samuel Turner Crossland: Date born 2: March 01, 1847 Burial: August 22, 1924, Friendship Cemetery, Pulaski County.
More About Samuel Turner Crossland and Lucinda M. Anderson: Marriage: October 10, 1866, Tennessee.
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