ROSS was born in 1830. Parents: William
ROSS and Rebecca ROLLINS.|
Sarah E. ROSS was born about 1849.906 Parents: Callum ROSS and Nancy MOORE.
Sarah Elizabeth ROSS was born on 17 Jan 1844 in Stewart Co. TN. Parents: Kenneth ROSS and Bethena STANCIL.
Sarah Ellen ROSS was born on 9 Mar 1839 in Union Co. NC.365,1397 She died on 29 Dec 1865.365,1398,1399,1400 The 1875 settlement of Thomas G's estate gave a share to Sarah E. Duncan's heirs, thus I had her death before 1875. Anne Medlin provided the exact date. She was buried about 29 Dec 1865 in Emmanuel Church Cemetery, Union Co. NC.67 Anne Medlin has been told that both Wes and Sarah Ellen were so fat that they had to travel in separate buggys to go to church. Parents: Thomas G ROSS and Ola "Olley" MANESS.
Sarah Lula ROSS was born in 1859 in New Salem Twp, Union Co. NC.1357,1401 She died in 1943 in Union Co. NC.412 She was buried in 1943 in Smyrna Methodist Church, Union Co. NC.412 Parents: James Ivan ROSS and Laura STATON.
Spouse: Ellis GODWIN. Ellis GODWIN and Sarah Lula ROSS were married on 30 Nov 1876 in Union Co. NC.413 Children were: Samantha Eugenia GODWIN, Joseph Morris GODWIN, Lillie Hortensia GODWIN, Laura Wilbura GODWIN, James Bunyan GODWIN, Luther Emanuel GODWIN, Ellis Floyd GODWIN.
Sarah Rectina ROSS was born on 13 Feb 1861 in Union Co. NC. She died on 1 Jan 1933 in Union Co. NC. She was buried in Marshville Cem, Union Co, NC. Parents: Amos Snyder ROSS and Mary A KISER.
Silas Hosea ROSS was born on 16 Feb 1881 in Henderson Co. TN.538,1127,1402 Dugal's pension application listed Silas as born Sept. 16, 1882, but Silas' Death Certificate listed the date as Sept. 16, 1881.
He appeared in the census in 1910 in Henderson Co. TN. Silas lived close to Nancy. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Lexington, Henderson Co. TN.1403 In the 1920 census, Silas H. Ross and family were listed at 327 Hinson Springs Road in Lexington. He was buried in 1937 in Lexington Cemetery.409 His marker is a replacement. He died on 15 Aug 1937 in Henderson Co. TN.410,1402 Meryle Little Murtishaw lived in Henderson or Lexington (she says probably Henderson) the summer of 1937 while W.D. worked construction. She met Silas while she was there. He was working in a store, probably a hardware store. That was the only time she saw him. Then one day her landlady told her he had died, so she went to the house to visit. She also met two daughters of Charley Little the same summer in the same town.
Meryle says Silas was a fairly short fellow; not real thin, but not big either; kind of medium. Had dark hair - not jet black - but dark. He was about medium in size. Other than that, she does not remember much about his looks. - phone conversation with Jane July 1996.
Silas' death certificate says he died of Appoplexy. Parents: Dugal Washington ROSS and Nancy Jane JOHNSON.
Spouse: Mintie E. GILLIAM. Silas Hosea ROSS and Mintie E. GILLIAM were married on 26 Sep 1900 in Henderson Co. TN.411 The marriage record online lists Silas Rose. Bondsman was W.F. Little. They were married by E.L. Lollar. Children were: Ruby Hiskan ROSS, Gussie Gertrude ROSS, Guy E. ROSS, Otis K. ROSS, Carl William ROSS, James Harold ROSS.
Sol ROSS1392 was born in 1887.1391 He died in 1956.1391 He was buried in 1956 in Shiloh Church Cemetery, Reagan, Henderson Co. TN.1391 The marker in Shiloh Church Cemetery in Reagan, Henderson Co. TN, provides only the year of birth and death. Parents: John C. ROSS and Mary Evaline STANFIELD.
Sophia Ann ROSS.1239 Parents: Martin ROSS and Permelia SMITH.
Spicey ROSS was born about 1803 in NC.1404 Parents: James ROSS and Lydia Elizabeth COBURN.
Stephen ROSS was born about 1846 in Henderson Co. TN. He died before 1860 in Henderson Co. TN.1405 Parents: Griffith L.(S?) ROSS and Diametha (ROSS).
Stephen Lacy ROSS was born about 1815. He appeared in the census in 1840 in Henderson Co. TN.1406 Listed nearby are Hugh Ross on pg 340 and Reuben Ross on pg 343. James Ross is lisred on pg 328 and 344. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Henderson Co. TN.1407 Sephen Ross was listed in District 5 as 35, born in TN, with female Eliza, 25; perhaps Helen, f, 4; male John, 3. He was elected as Representative 32nd General Assembly between 1857 and 1859 in Henderson Co. TN. He was elected as Representative 40th General Assembly between 1877 and 1879 in Henderson Co. TN.1408 Parents: Hugh ROSS II and Lucretia LACY.
Stephen Wilson "Will" ROSS was born on 6 Jan 1886 in Henderson Co. TN.536,1127,1240 The bible record lists him as Stephen William Ross. The year looks more like 1887 than 1886. Nancy's pension application, prepared 1 Feb. 1901, listed three children under 16: Steven W. Ross, born Jany 6th, 1886; Resia E. Ross, born Novr 26th 1887, and Wm R. Ross, born Feby 9th 1896. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Henderson Co. TN.1409 Stephen W. was listed as 33; Nancy A. 38; Lydia A. 12; Willie L. 10; Exie A. 8; Gertie D. 6 He died in 1957 in Henderson Co. TN.33 The marker at Center Hill reads: Ross, Nancy A., 1880-1945/Stephen W., 1886-1957
He was buried in 1957 in Center Hill Cemetery, Lexington, TN.33,1410 Parents: Dugal Washington ROSS and Nancy Jane JOHNSON.
Telisha ROSS was born on 18 Nov 1835 in Mississippi.321 Parents: Henry Asa ROSS and Sarah Ann HASTY.
Thomas ROSS. Not listed in the Ancestral File, but there were 4 living children not named. Parents: James Franklin ROSS and Frances Elizabeth PERRY.
Thomas ROSS. Parents: John ROSS and Rachel HILL.
Thomas ROSS1411 was born between 1755 and 1775. All of the Thomas Ross's in the 1800 census were born between 1755 and 1775. Of course, he could have been still living with his father at that time and not listed. But he was called to take pastoral care of the Conetoe church in July 1803, so likely was an adult and living on his own in 1800. He appeared in the census in 1800 in Martin Co. NC. There were 3 Thomas Ross's and one Thos. Ross in the 1800 census. One was in Guilford, p. 656, one in Pitt, p. 261, one in Wake, p 757, and one in Martin, p. 409. All four were in the same age bracket (26-45). In addition to the Reuben Ross in Martin Co. who we know much about, there was also a Reuben in Rockingham Co. and Guilford Co. It is interesting that Thomas named a son Reuben and he went on to be a Primitive Baptist preacher in the same part of Tennessee where the other Reuben made a name for himself.
He appeared in the census in 1810 in Martin Co. NC.1412 In 1810, there was only one Thomas Ross in NC and he lived in Martin Co. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]1388 According to Historical Southern Families (quoting the "History of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association" by Elder Cushing Biggs Hassell, 1885, p. 852), Thomas Ross was called to take the Pastoral care of Conetoe Church (a branch of the Church at Flat Swamp, Edgecombe Co. NC) in July 1803 and continued in that office until about 1814, when he removed to Tenn. He was ordained by Elders Joseph Biggs, Jonathan Cherry, and Luke Ward.
Goodspeed's History of Tennessee named Thomas Ross as a pioneer preacher of Weakley Co. He organized the old Middle Fork Primitive Baptist Church near Como, Tenn. in 1818.
Children were: Reuben ROSS.
Thomas ROSS was born about 1767 in Martin Co. NC.260 I am guessing that this is Thos. Ross listed close to George Cockburn, John Ross Sr., John Ross Jr., and Joseph Ross and in the same listing as Hugh Ross, Nathan Ross, Wm. Son of John Ross, and William Ross in the 1787 census. In 1787, this Thos. Ross is either over 60 or under 21 and has one female with him. In the 1790 census, there is 1 male over 21 and 2 males under 21 or over 65, and two females. He appeared in the census in 1787 in Martin Co. NC.1413 In 1787, Thomas Ross was listed as under 21 (assuming he was at least 17, he would be born 1767-1770) or over 65, with one female. He was listed next to John Cockburn and about 23 families away from John Ross Sr. He appeared in the census in 1790 in Martin Co. NC.1414 In 1790, Thomas Ross household had 1 male 21-65 (bef 1769), 2 males under 21 or over 65, and 2 females. He appeared in the census in 1800 in Martin Co. NC.1415 In 1800, a Thomas Ross was listed in Martin Co. as 26-45 (1765-1774), with 1 male 10-16, 1 female 26-45, and 1 female 10-16. He was Primitive Baptist in 1803 in Conetoe, Edgecombe Co. NC.1416 "Conetoe church, formerly a branch of the church at Flat Swamp, was founded in 1803 about eight miles southeast of Tarboro. After remaining as a branch for sometime it petitioned for the privilege to be constituted, which was done on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July, 1903, by Elders Joseph Riggs, Jonathan Cherry and Joshua Barnes. At that time the church gave Thomas Ross, one of her members, a call to take the pastoral care, which for some reason he did not then accept; but on the Saturday before the fourth Sunday in September following he was ordained by Elders, Cherry, and Luke Ward, and received pastoral care of the church, in which he officiated until his removal to Tennessee."
Parents: John ROSS and Elizabeth BENNETT.
Thomas ROSS was born on 18 Nov 1804 in Anson Co. NC.1244,1313 Information provided by John Palmer. Parents: David ROSS and Elizabeth Betsy HASTY.
Thomas ROSS was born between 1807 and 1815.1354 The four children who died were in 1815 were all 9 years or younger. He died about Sep 1815 in Cedar Hill, Montgomery Co. Tennessee.1417 Within one month four of Reuben's children died: Thomas, Martin, Reuben, and Maria. When "the hot souns of August and September came, a malaria was produced, that brought on ague, chills, and bilious fever...The little children in our family might have recovered had not the whooping-cough supervened. Then nothing could save them." Parents: Reuben ROSS and Mildred YARRELL.
Thomas Asa ROSS was born on 22 Jul 1867 in Union Co. NC. Parents: Hosea Thomas ROSS and Sarah Catherine TRAYWICK.
Spouse: Dora CARAWAY. Thomas Asa ROSS and Dora CARAWAY were married on 6 Jan 1889 in Union Co. NC.
Thomas G ROSS was born in 1807 in Anson Co. NC.1103 He owned Given land by father James Ross on 28 Aug 1833 in Anson Co. NC.1418 James gave son Thomas two tracts of land. The first was a 100 acre tract on Bridge branch which was granted Thomas Griffen 7 June 1799. The second adjoined that tract and James Ross's own land. Thomas A. Griffen and Wm Ross were witnesses. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Union Co. NC.1004 Family 1397 listed Thomas Ross 44, Ala 41, Evan 19, Martha A. 15, Amos S. 13, Sarah E. 11, Olley M. 9 (female), Thomas H. 6, Elizabeth A. 2, Lydia Ross 83.
Thomas Maness and wife Frances were listed in household 1396. Jemima Ross (Dugald Ross's widow] was family 1398, Jesse Little and Martha (Jemima's daughter) were 1399, and Dugal Ross was 1400. He was living in 1857 in Henderson Co. TN.1419 It is possible, but certainly not proven, that Thomas moved to Henderson Co. for a while and later moved back to Union Co. In 1857, there was a Thomas G. Ross in Henderson Co. TN. Reference pg 499 deed book ? (mortgaged one yoke oxen and five head of cattle). He appeared in the census in 1860 in Union Co. NC.1420 Thomas Ross was listed on pg 787 in Dwelling 713. With him were Oley 50, and Thomas H. 17. Amos S. Ross and wife Mary A. lived next door. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Union Co. NC.1103 Thomas G. Ross was listed in New Salem Township, with post office of Beaver Dam. With him were Rebecca, 48, Perilla J. 10, Harriet, 13, B domestic servant, and John 7, B domestic servant. Three households away is Thomas W. Ross age 25 with Sarah age C. 21, Caroline 1?. He died in Aug 1873 in Union Co. NC.49,167 Adminstrators Bond, Book 1, pg 24 (Union Co. NC), for the administrators of Thomas G. Ross's estate, was posted by Coleman Stewart, James I. Ross, Valentine Smith and J.J. Hasty for $3000 on 23 August 1873.
Union County record of Settlements, Book 1, page 330-334, Court Sessions March 8, 1875, Estate of Thomas G. Ross, Dec'd.
1. Sarah E. Duncan's heirs share by W.W. Duncan, guardian - $125.834/7
2. Martha Duncan's share, $125.83 4/7
3. Russell Helms and wife Mary's share, $125.83 4/7
4. Jacob C. Griffin & wife Lydia's share, $125.834/7.
5. Rebecca Ross (widow) share March 8, 1873. $125.83 4/7.
6. G. Stegall & wife Minerva's share $125.83 4/7
7. Coleman Stewart & wife (Jane) share $ 125.83 4/7. Snyder Ross one of the children now deceased and Hosea T. Ross and James I. Ross - children of intestate who have been advanced by said intestate failing to account for said advancement are not considered entitled to any share in the estate.
Dower of Rebecca Ross, widow and relict of Thomas G. Ross reads that she had 96 acres of land in H.T. Ross line on Bridge Branch, Union Co. NC Book 9, pg 559, Nov. 9, 1873.
All above quoted from the Ross Papers found in the Heritage Room. He was buried in Aug 1873 in Ross Fam Cem, Union Co, NC.1421 According to the James Ross papers in the Heritage Room, Bascom F. Edwards and his wife now live (1952 I believe) on a 9 acre plat of the original Ross land. In a pine covered knowl on this property is located the "Ross family burial ground." Mr. Edwards took the authors to see the graves. Thomas G. Ross 1806-1873 and his wife Olley Ross 1809-1865 are buried there and the tombstones are very clear. All data about Thomas G. and his descendants (except where a note or a source has been added) was obtained from a GEDCOM file from Dan Lantner, who I believe obtained this information from a correspondent.
Before obtaining this file, I had been told by Martha Little that Thomas G. and Ola had only one child: James J. Ross b about 1831. She had Thomas G. married second to Alice Unknown and listed children Evan, Martha E., Amos, Sarah E., Olly M., Thomas W., Elizabeth A.
The Monroe Enquirer Our Heritage column dated October 23, 1958, lists Evan, Martha E, Amos, Sarah E, Olley M., Thomas G., Elizabeth A. and possibly Nancy as children of this marriage. It does not list his second marriage. Parents: James ROSS and Lydia Elizabeth COBURN.
Spouse: Ola "Olley" MANESS. Thomas G ROSS and Ola "Olley" MANESS were married.167,1102 Children were: Lydia C. ROSS, James Ivan ROSS, Mary C ROSS, Malinda ROSS, Martha A ROSS, Amos Snyder ROSS, Sarah Ellen ROSS, Olley Minerva ROSS, Hosea Thomas ROSS, Elizabeth A. ROSS, Nancy ROSS.
Spouse: Rebecca BIVENS. Thomas G ROSS and Rebecca BIVENS were married
on 14 Feb 1867 in Union Co. NC.49,167 Census information supports
this marriage data. In 1870, Thomas Ross was listed with Rebecca, 48, and Perilla
Thomas Lacy ROSS died in Yalobushi Co. MS.1246 According to Rebecca, he was 45 years of age and probably unmarried when he died. Parents: Hugh ROSS II and Lucretia LACY.
Thomas Llewellyn ROSS was born on 18 Dec 1809 in North Carolina.1222 He died in Marietta GA.1222 Died in performance of his duty as a marshall. Parents: Luke ROSS and Mary GRIMES.
Spouse: Betsy COCKBURN.
Vivian Lee ROSS was born on 16 May 1930 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died on 4 Jul 1947 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She was buried in Philadelphia Pre, Mecklenburg Co, NC. Parents: Sandy Caswell ROSS and Living.
W.E. ROSS was born about 1853 in NC.906 Parents: Callum ROSS and Nancy MOORE.
Walter ROSS was born in 1761 in Caroline Co. VA.1422 He appeared in the census in 1790 in Anson Co. NC.1423 There were two Walter Rosses in Anson Co. in the 1790 census. The first had himself and one female. He was preceded by Edward Tatum, Odom Cock, Thomas Kelley, Henry Sides, John Beverley, and William Pratt and followed by Robert Huntley, William Gulledge, Mathew Rushing, John Baker Jr., John Courtney, Pleasant May, Joseph Spencer, and Charles Campebell.
The second Walter Ross was near Andrew Ross and had 1 male under 16 and 3 females. (See Andrew Ross for neighbors.) [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Pension Appl]1424 Applications: W5723, BLW #38567-160-55 He died on 25 Oct 1848 in Autauga Co. AL.1424 He served in the military in Anson Co. NC.1424 Was living in Anson Co. at enlistment. Parents: Andrew ROSS and Elizabeth UNKNOWN.
William ROSS. Parents: Martin ROSS and Peggy BROWN.
[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]154 According to the pamphlet by James Madison Williams, "Uncle William Ross left Stewart County at an early date and moved to Mississippi. The history of his family is unknown."William ROSS. Parents: Nathan ROSS and Lydia BEST.
William ROSS. Parents: John ROSS and Rachel HILL.
William ROSS. Parents: Hugh M. ROSS and Frances Cordilla BEECHUM.
William ROSS.1239 Parents: Martin ROSS and Permelia SMITH.
William ROSS died in Dec 1760 in Edgecombe Co. NC.1425 In Edgecombe Co. Dec. 8, 1760, William Ross's will was signed and proven in court in December 17__, Bk A. , pg. 7. Wife and Executrix was Elizabeth. Mentioned were negro wench Sarah; daus: Juda Ricks, negro boy Popmey; Ann Ricks, negro, Dinah; son & Executor Daniel Ross, negro boy, Jacob. Witnesses were Jacob Hilliard, Jun'r, Thomas Williams Jun'r, and William Robeson, Jun'r.
These were the same witnesses as for the will of Kallum Ross, proven 23 Dec. 1760.
William ROSS was born about 1706.1426,1427,1428 Estimating William would have been abt 25 when his son William Jr was born in 1731. According to the Martin Co. History, William Ross moved to Martin Co. from VA. Another researcher believes William to have been born in Scotland, which is entirely possible. One researcher suggests he was born about 1700 in Old Norfolk Co. VA. There is a deed in Tyrrell Co. from Thomas Bateman to Alexander Ross merchant of Norfolk Town VA on 10 Feb. 1753. John Ross is a witness.
James Ross, the author of Life and Times of Elder Reuben Ross, says his father's grandfather "settled in an early day at Roanoke, Virginia. The year of his emigration from Scotland cannot now be given." He was living before 1731 in Tyrell Co. NC.1426 According to the Martin Co. History, William Ross was one of the earliest settlers in Martin Co. It is implied that his son William was born in Martin Co. (or more accurately the area which later became Martin Co.) in 1731. He was living in Mar 1736/37 in Tyrell Precinct NC.1429 Case against William Ross for a debt dismissed. He was living in 1755 in Tyrell Co. NC.1430 Only John and William Ross were listed in the 1755 Tyrell taxpayer roll. Would John have been William's son or his brother? He owned Sold 47 acres on 25 Dec 1759 in Tyrell Co. NC.1431 25 Dec. 1759, William Ross Sr. (Tyrell) sold 47 acres to William Hyman, also of Tyrell. The line began on Baley's Creek and ran to Great Swamp and thence to a oak on John Duggan's line. The deed was witnessed by William Ross, Hugh Ross (with a mark), and Elizabeth Ross (also signed with a mark).
William had bought 147 acres on 25 Mar. 1749 from Edmund Smithwick planter of Tyrrel Co. The land joined Jno. Dugan, Baglis Creek, Thomas Benet, Peter Steencell, John Gardner, Smithwick, sd Portee. It was witnessed by Edward Griffen.
The other 100 acres are deeded to William Ross and John Ross in Feb. 1760. He owned 50 acres in Feb 1760 in Tyrell Co. NC.1432 On 20 Feb. 1760, William Ross Sr. sold for 14 pounds proclamation to John Ross 50 acres joining the long swamp known as Great Swamp and the lines of Thomas Bennett, sd William Ross plantation, John Dugan. (pg 11, 12). This deed was witnessed by Edward Smithwick and Elizabeth Willisen? who signed with a mark. This deed was registered 1 July 1761. There is a 17 in the margin; perhaps indicates the deed number. The deed mentions quitrents to March 1749.
On 25 Feb. 1760 William Ross Sr., planter & his wife Elizabeth of Tyrrell sold 50 acres to William Ross Jr. of same for 30 pounds proclamation money. The land joined the lines of Peter Stansill, John Gorham, Smithwick, John Dugan, John Ross. It included "my house and plantation where the aforesaid William Ross Junr now lives." Quit rents were due to the 25th of March 1749. The sale was witnessed by Edward Smithwick and John Ross. Elizabeth Ross was examined by Edward Smithwick one of the Justices in the September term 1760. The deed was registered 2 June 1761. This deed also has a 17 written in the margin.
Another deed from William Ross Sr. to John Ross is found on page 16 and 17 with a date of 2 Feb. 1760. The description is exactly the same as the 25 Feb. deed listed above. This deed is registered 2 July 1761. Edmund Smithwick again signs it, but Elizabeths' name appears now to be Willipen or Willissen (probably the latter and no mark is mentioned. The number in the margin is 23. He died after 25 Feb 1760 in Martin Co. NC.31,1425,1433 William Sr. was still living 25 Feb. when he sold land to William Ross Jr.
In Edgecombe Co. Dec. 8, 1760, a William Ross's will was signed and proven in court in December 17__, Bk A. , pg. 7. Wife and Executrix was Elizabeth (which works for our William). Mentioned were negro wench Sarah; daus: Juda Ricks, negro boy Popmey; Ann Ricks, negro, Dinah; son & Executor Daniel Ross, negro boy, Jacob. Witnesses were Jacob Hilliard, Jun'r, Thomas Williams Jun'r, and William Robeson, Jun'r. These were the same witnesses as for the will of Kallum Ross, proven 23 Dec. 1760. It is not clear whether this is the same William. From Martin County History Vol I by Francis M Manning & W H Booker p223.
William Ross of Martin County was the son of William Ross Sr, formerly of the State of Virginia, who came to North Carolina, and settled in Martin County (the islands section of what is now known as Williams Township). His son (William Jr), father of ten children listed below, was born on the 9th of August, 1731, and departed this life on December 25, 1801.
"William Ross, Senior, [apparently talking about the next William, husband of Mary Griffin] was successful in accumulating property and he became quite prosperous selling products of the farm to traders from New England who ascended the Roanoke in their vessels. All this prosperity vanished, however, at the commencement of the Revolutionary War. Trade of all kinds was paralyzed and at the close of the eventful period, he found himself a poor man with a comparatively large family to provide for. Yet he was never heard to complain on account of his changed circumstances, but rather rejoice that by the sacrifice of his property and by the sending of his three sons, William, John, and Martin into the army, he had contributed his mite to obtain the priceless blessings of freedom."
Deed B-241 describes a dispute of dividing line between William Ross, Sr. and William Duggan, William Swain, and others in 1789. William Human made oath he had set out the line when Edmund Smithwick sold the land to old John Duggan and old William Ross some 20 or 30 years earlier. John Ross and William Ross came in right of their father.
William ROSS1434 was born on 9 Aug 1731 in Martin Co. NC.448 All birth dates for William Ross' children come from Martin County History. I interpret the writeup as William Ross and his children were born in Martin County, but not at all certain.
John Palmer states that the IGI has the same birthdate for William Ross, but has him born in Scotland. He was living between 1787 and 1800 in Martin Co. NC.1291,1340,1341 William Ross lived next door to Jacob Tyce and Martin Ross in the 1787 census. Also on that page were several Bennetts, Mizells, Smithwicks, Gardner, and Reddicks. William was listed with one male 21+, three males under 21 or over 60, and four females, plus 5 slaves. The males works well with William, but it seems rather late to have three daughters at home. Perhaps one or more were daughter-in-laws. The other William Ross in the 1787 census does not have slaves.
In 1790, William has one male over 16, three under 16, four females, and five slaves. Son Reuben and Nathan would have been under 16 at that time. Perhaps the third male is a grandson - perhaps Godfrey Ross, who is the only grandson mentioned in the will. Patsey would definitely still have been home; which other two of the daughters is at home (or a daughter-in-law) is unknown.
In 1800, William Ross senr. was 45+. He had one male 26-45 and one female in the same category, as well as a female (his wife) over 45. He had one male and one female under 10. Of his children, the following names appeared in the census: John, 26-45; James, 26-45; Nathan, 26-45; Reuben, 16-26. Martin Ross had moved to Perquimons Co. William Ross was likely the male 26-45 living with William Senr.
The only Ross's in Martin Co. in 1800 that were not members of William's family were: Joseph (45+), Luke (16-26), and Thomas (26-45). Luke and Thomas were probably sons of John Ross, now deceased. He died in Dec 1801 in Martin Co. NC.1435 He signed a will on 20 Dec 1801 in Martin Co. NC. Sons John Ross,Wm Ross, Martin Ross, James Ross, Nathan Ross, Reuben all bequeathed bed, cows, and furniture which he had previously put into their possession.
Daughters Winifred Rogers, Nancy Reddick, Patsey Leddick (L is definitely formed differently than the R in Reddick and Rogers)
Grandson Godfrey Ross
Negro boy Dussy to wife Mary during her lifetime and then to son James Ross. Old Lucy to be free at wife's death. Old Lucy and young Lucy and her children to be used by wife until her death
Plantation and other possessions to be divided equally among all his children.
James Ross and Nathan Ross executors According to the Martin Co. History, "the birth dates of William Ross Jr and his children are among the first, if not officially, that were reliably recorded. Three of the sons, Martin, James, and Reuben, were prominent ministers in the Primitive Baptist Church, all three later switching to the Missionary Baptist Church where they continued prominent ministries in this state,Tennessee, and Kentucky." Parents: William ROSS and Elizabeth (ROSS).
Spouse: Mary GRIFFIN. William ROSS and Mary GRIFFIN were married in 1756.449 Children were: John ROSS, William ROSS, Martin ROSS, Winifred ROSS, Nancy ROSS, James ROSS, Mary ROSS, Nathan ROSS, Reuben ROSS, Elizabeth ROSS.
William ROSS was born on 17 Jan 1760 in Martin Co. NC.448 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: moved]1267 According to The Life and Times of Elder Reuben Ross, William left North Carolina soon after the war of Independence and settled in Missouri. Parents: William ROSS and Mary GRIFFIN.
William ROSS was born about 1763.260 pure guess. He may be the person listed as Wm, son of John Ross, with one male over 21 and 2 females in the 1787 census.
There was also a listing in the 1779 tax list for Wm & son John. I believe that males were counted in the tax list at age 16, so that would mean he would have been born by abt 1763. there was also a listing for John son of Wm. I don't know if this is two different people or the same person. He died before 9 Oct 1792. Death based on will of his father. Parents: John ROSS and Elizabeth BENNETT.
William ROSS was born in 1770 in Martin Co. NC.1436 State of North Carolina Union County; "This day came before me the undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county of Union William Ross and after being duly sworn according to law deposeth and sayeth as follows That he was born in the date of seventeen hundred seventy according to the records of his fathers family and is now of course now 81 years of age and that his brother James Ross ..." He appeared in the census in 1810 in Anson Co. NC.1437 Wm Ross was listed with one male under 10, 3 males16-26, and one male 26-45 (1765-1784). He had three females 10-16 and one female 26-45. He died after 4 Sep 1851.290 He gave a deposition in Sept. 1851. Hugh Ross made a deed of gift to William, along with David and Griffin (who he called sons in another deed). See Hugh Ross notes and sources.
This William appeared in Union Co. Court 9 April 1851 to testify that Lydia Ross was the wife of his brother James Ross. He said he and his father and family had moved to Anson Co. in 1799.
But, in 1800, there was no William Ross listed in Anson. There was only William Sr. listed in Martin with one male over 45, one male 26-45, one male under 10; one female over 45, one 26-45, and one under 10.
I believe I found a record of a William Ross in Anson Co. around 1800, but am not certain.
Parents: Hugh ROSS.
William ROSS was born about 1792.1438 He died in 1859 in Pitt Co. NC.1439 Bill says the names of William's children are based on William's will dated 5 Nov1856 and probated 1859. All information about this William Ross and children provided by Bill Ross.
Spouse: Rebecca ROLLINS. William ROSS and Rebecca ROLLINS were married.1212 Children were: Rev William Alfred ROSS, John L. ROSS, Living, Living, Sarah ROSS, Lemuel H. ROSS, Samuel R. ROSS, Isabella ROSS.
William ROSS was born on 3 Dec 1812. Parents: Donald ROSS and Nancy HOUGH.
William ROSS was born about 1817.1244 Parents: David ROSS and Elizabeth Betsy HASTY.
William Alfred ROSS was born on 29 Jun 1814 in North Carolina.1222,1334 He died on 8 Jul 1862 in Bailey's Springs AL.1222 Parents: Luke ROSS and Mary GRIMES.
Rev William Alfred ROSS was born in 1822. He was Primitive Baptist elder & farmer. Parents: William ROSS and Rebecca ROLLINS.
William C. ROSS was born on 25 Apr 1848 in Union Co. NC.674,906,1237,1440 Was not listed on 1850 Union Co. NC census.
Henderson Co. TN 1860 census has W.C. male age 11. May have been born after 1850 census or may have just been omitted. This census and the 1880 census indicate he should have been born pre-1850.
1880 census was EDI 62, pg 14, No. 119, age 32. Wife Lucinda M. , 25; Jno. F, 8, son; Robt G. 6, son; Mary L. L, 5, dau; Wm F. M., M, 3, son; Martha L. F, 1, dau; Wallace, W?A, M, 21, Hand
Dee Quinn found him listed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with a birth date of 4/25/1848. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Henderson Co. TN.1441 Wm C. Ross was listed 9 households away from Hugh M. Ross and within 27 households of Wm Thos, Jms Saml, and Cally Ross. William C., age 32, was listed as a farmer. With him were wife Lucinda M. 25; Jno F. 8; Robt. G. 6; Mary L. L. 5; Wm F. M. 3; and Martha L. 1. Wm A. Wallace was also living with him. The relationship lookls like Hired. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Chester Co. TN.1442 William C. Ross was listed as born April 1848, age 52. With him were wife Lucinda, Sept 1854; Mary May 1875, daughter; Maragret , Jan. 1881; Sallie, Sept. 1882; Ida, May 1884; Ethel, Mar. 1888; Clayton, Sep 1891; Dewey?, Feb. 1894. He died on 18 Mar 1903 in Chester Co. TN.499,1237 Dee Guinn either said or I interpreted that William died in Henderson Co., but Malinda Fairall has him in Chester Co. Malinda says William dropped dead while watering his horse. He was buried in Apr 1903 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Henderson Co. TN.1237 Malinda Fairall says she has seen 3 different middle names: Casburn, Caswell, Clayton. Since there is another son named Caswell, it is unlikely his middle name is Caswell.
Malinda says "My gg-grandfather William C. Ross is total mystery to our family. From the time I can remember, I have been told my the old members of the Ross family, that I was kin to John Ross, who led the Trail of Tears." However, the evidence seems to support that Wm. C. is the son of Hugh Ross. Parents: Hugh ROSS and Nancy NASH.
Spouse: Lucinda Margaret WALLACE. William C. ROSS and Lucinda Margaret WALLACE were married about 1870 in Henderson Co. TN.499,1237,1338 Date and location are from Malinda Fairall. Children were: John Franklin ROSS, Robert Grant ROSS, Mary Lillie Lucy ROSS, William M. F. ROSS, Martha L. ROSS, Margaret Malinda ROSS, Sally Lucretia ROSS, Ida Anne ROSS, Cicly Credonia ROSS, Ethel Lillian ROSS, Clayton Caswell ROSS, David Mendenhall ROSS.
William H. ROSS was born on 28 Aug 1871 in Tennessee.349,409 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Henderson Co. TN.32 In 1900, William H. Ross, b Aug. 1871, was listed with wife Mary C., Jan 1874; Hortense M. Jun 1895; Joseph E.C., Aug. 1899. He died on 19 Mar 1930 in Henderson Co. TN.409 He was buried about 19 Mar 1930 in Lexington Cemetery.409 According to the Lexington listing, William's marker is a replacement marker.
Adjacent to his marker is one for Mary B., 1/7/1874-7/19/1920, also a replacement. Likely Mary B. is William's wife. Parents: Joseph Franklin ROSS and Vinny E. DENNISON.
Spouse: Mary C. (B.?) (ROSS). William H. ROSS and Mary C. (B.?) (ROSS) were married.32 Marriages of Henderson County lists a marriage of Will H. Ross to Mollie Barber of Madison Co. TN on 12-29-1891. The second date listed is 7-23-1920. Children were: Hortense M. ROSS, Joseph E.C. ROSS.
William M. F. ROSS was born on 20 Apr 1877 in Henderson Co. TN.1237,1338 He died on 18 Oct 1895 in Henderson Co. TN.232,1237 He was buried after 18 Oct 1895 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Henderson Co. TN.1237 Cemetery listing provided by Dee Guinn has his name as William M. F. Ross. 1880 census had him listed as William F. M. Ross Parents: William C. ROSS and Lucinda Margaret WALLACE.
William Marion ROSS was born on 10 Aug 1874 in Trigg Co. KY.100 He died on 13 Jul 1953 in Colorado Springs, CO.100 Parents: Rev. James Mathis ROSS and Amanda FUTRELL.
William McDonald ROSS was born about 1815.489 Supposedly a twin to Stephen L. Ross Parents: Hugh ROSS II and Lucretia LACY.
William R ROSS was born in Nov 1879 in TN.1253,1254 The 1900 census listed his date of birth as Nov. 1881, but he was listed in the 1880 census as 1 year old. Parents: William Thomas ROSS and Mary F UNK(ROSS).