George Aeneas Ross (1679 - 1753) MP

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Birthplace: Balblair, Parish of Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland
Death: Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
Occupation: Rector of Immanuel Church
Managed by: Sherry Kennedy
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About George Aeneas Ross

George emigrated in Jul 1705 from Missionary for the Society of the Propogation of the Gospel. (Source:


Rev. Goerge Ross was born in 1679 in Balibar, Scotland. He died 18 Nov 1753 in New Castle DE. He came to America in 1705 and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He was a missionary for the English Anglican Church. His parents are David Ross and Margaret Stronach.

George married Joanna Williams in about 1705. She was born in about 1690 and died on 23 Sept 1725. They had 6 children:

1. David Ross was born in 1708. He married Sarah Rolfe on 12 Feb 1731 in New Castle, DE.

2. John Ross was born in 1711 in New Castle, DE and died 8 May 1776 in Philadelphia, PA. He married Elizabeth Morgan on 28 Dec 1731.

3. Margaret Ross was born in 1712 and died 20 Aug 1766. She married Walter Hackett and William Currie.

4. Aneas Ross was born 17 Sep 1716 in New Castle, DE and died in Apr 1782 in New Castle, DE. He married Sarah Leach on 3 Jan 1745.

5. Ann Catherine Ross was born in 1719. She married John Yeates.

6. Jacob Ross was born in 1726. He married Jane Syre.

George also married Anna Catherine van Gezel. She was born in 1689 in Newcastle, DE. She was baptized on 20 Oct 1689. Her parents are Jacob van Gezel and Gertrude Reynier. They had 7 children:

7. George Ross was born 10 May 1730 in New Castle, DE and died 14 Jul 1779. He married Ann Lawler on 17 Aug 1751. He signed the Declaration of Independance.

8. Gertrude Ross was born in about 1732 and died in Sept 1802. She married Rev. Isaac Till. She married George Read on 11 Jan 1763.

9. Catherine Ross was born in about 1734 and died in Dec 1809. She married Gen. William Thompson on 29 Mar 1762.

10. Elizabeth Ross was born in about 1735. She married Col. Edward Biddle on 26 Jun 1761.

11. Susanna Ross was born in 1737 and died on 1 Mar 1801. She married Rev. William Thompson.

12. Mary Ross.

13. James Ross was born in about 1742. He married Eleanor Reynolds.

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George Aeneas Ross, Fifth of Balblair's Timeline

Balblair, Parish of Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland
Age 1
- 1700
Age 17
at the University of Edinburgh
Age 21
grad., University of Edinburgh
Age 24
Age 24
June 1705
- July 1708
Age 26
Rector of Immanuel Church, New Castle, DE
July 1705
Age 26
August 23, 1705
Age 26
To Philadelphia, PA; Missionary to New Castle, Delaware
- 1708
Age 26
New Castle County, Delaware