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Daniel Ross

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in St. Elmo (Present Chattanooga), Hamilton County, Tennesee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Ross Ill, Lord of Ross and Janet Ross
Husband of Mary Ross
Father of Jane "Jennie" Coodey; Elizabeth Ross; John Guwisguwi Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation; Lewis Ross; Susannah Ross and 6 others
Half brother of George Ross; John C. Ross; Janet Ross; James Ross; William Ross and 4 others

Occupation: Trader
Managed by: Private User
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About Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross, b. 1760, Scotland; d. 1830 Tennessee USA; m. 1786 Mary McDonald; b. 1770, Tennessee USA; d.1808, Tennessee USA.

In a letter written by Joshua Ross, a nephew of John Ross, he gives the biography of John Ross:

"John Ross was born October 3, 1790. He died in Washington, D. C., August 1, 1866, while representing the Cherokee Nation.

"He was a grandson of John McDonald, an Indian trader who was a member of Clan MacDonald, Inverness, Scotland. His grandmother was Anna Shorey, of the Cherokee Bird Clan.

"The good influence of John McDonald saved many American lives during the Revolution, and after the war, from the hands of the Spanish and English and the Indian warriors in the valleys and mountains of Tennessee.

"It is said that he saved the life of Daniel Ross, of Sutherlandshire, Scotland, who crossed the ocean when he was a boy. His mother died on the water and was buried at sea. The orphan boy landed at Baltimore, Md. When he was a little older he joined Mayberry's Trading Expedition and set out for the Tennessee country.

"John McDonald made young Ross a clerk in the trading house which he had established, and in time gave him his daughter, Mollie McDonald, for a bride.

"Daniel Ross became a merchant and trader like his father-in-law and when his children were of school age he employed a teacher and conducted a private school for his children, the third of whom was afterwards famous chief, John Ross.

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Daniel Ross's Timeline

1760
November 1, 1760
Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Chickamauga, Cherokee Nation (East), TN

1787
1787
Age 26
Hamilton County, TN, USA

They were married at Chickanauga Town , Cherokee Nation East in 1786.
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Chickamauga, Cherokee Nation (East), TN

1789
March 25, 1789
Age 28
East Cherokee Nation, Chickamauga
May 25, 1789
Age 28
East Cherokee Nation
1790
October 3, 1790
Age 29
Turkeytown, Etowah, Alabama, United States
1796
February 26, 1796
Age 35
East Cherokee Nation, GA
1798
December 17, 1798
Age 38
East Cherokee Nation
December 19, 1798
Age 38
(Tennessee), Cherokee Nation East
1800
1800
Age 39
1803
July 5, 1803
Age 42
Old Cherokee Nation, Tennessee, United States