The Eight Generations after Thomas Cross Christmas began 28 years ago when I started looking for my Grandfather, Robert Lloyd Christmas. After years of research I located Granddad's family in Arkansas. I have designated this book to cover 200 years from Thomas Cross Christmas to Robert Lloyd Christmas. The book includes many of the documents I have transcribed through the years. In the Appendix you will find deeds, wills, court cases and military records.
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This book contains as many of the family members as I was able to locate from Thomas Cross Christmas 1690 to Robert Lloyd Christmas 1890 and all the cousins and other relations. It covers ancestors and descendants from Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, California, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky and other states. The index contains 3,228 people from all over the United States. This index can be located on the web site listed below.
On the 8th of July in 1775 these same three Christmas men were back at the Committee meeting on Safety in Bute County, North Carolina. They signed their names to a document that read as follows: "we the subscribers adopt accede to and will religiously observe and keep the Association entered into by the general Congress at Philadelphia the 5th of September last, and that we will adopt and endeavor to execute the measures which the General Congress now sitting at Philadelphia may conclude on for the preservation of our Constitution, and opposing the Parliament and that we will readily observe the directions of our general Committee, for the purpose aforesaid, the preservation of peace and good order and security of individuals and private property." As you can see this family was very dedicated to the causes of the Revolutionary War.