Research/Writing in Progress: Ross

(Last updated 12/26/15)

Research questions:

IS THERE A CONNECTION TO SENATOR JAMES ROSS (1794-1803) OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY AND HIS FAMOUS LEGACY?

IF JAMES’ WIFE WAS “MISS” MARTHA ANDERSON, THEN WHY DOES IT SAY “MARY, WIFE OF JAMES” ON THE THOMAS CAMPBELL DEED? THIS PARCEL WAS “RELEASED” (WILLED/GIVEN?) BY JAMES AND MARY ANDERSON. SINCE MARTHA ROSS SIGNED THE DEED, WAS THE EARLIER REFERENCE A MISTAKE OR WAS THEIR ACTUALLY A MARY ROSS (GRANDMOTHER?)?

WHO WERE THE OTHER ROSS’S IN MO WHERE JAMES IS BURIED?

WHAT FAMILY DID MARTHA RETURN TO IN PA AFTER JAMES’ DEATH? WHERE IS SHE BURIED? THERE ARE OTHER MARTHA ROSS’S: ROSS CEMETERY, LOWER BURRELL, WESTMORELAND CO.

ARE WE CONNECTED TO THE ROSS’S OF THE PARNASSUS PRESBYTERIAN, WESTMORELAND/ALLEGHENY COS.

Newly discovered resources:

THE 1850 U.S. CENSUS FOR WEST DEER TWP. SHOWS JAMES, MARTHA, DAUGHTER JANE AND SIBLINGS.

Articles begun:

NONE

Speculation:

MARTHA’S GRAVE IS WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED, OR SHE MAY HAVE REMARRIED AND TAKEN ANOTHER NAME.

Send your questions, corrections, additions, and ideas to me, pearce@atlanticbb.net for inclusion and full credit here and later, when future articles are posted.

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