James Andrew Ross (1836 - 1917)

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Nicknames: "Andrew"
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Birthplace: Gibson, Tennnessee, USA
Death: Died in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, USA
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About James Andrew Ross

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Aaron Johnson Company (1850) Age 13


Departure: about 8 June 1850 Arrival: 12 September 1850

Company Information: 100 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

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Birth: Sep. 20, 1836 Gibson County Tennessee, USA

Death: Sep. 26, 1917 Joseph Sevier County Utah, USA

Father: Thomas ROSS Mother: Rachel SMITH

His parents joined the L.D.S. church in 1842; in 1850, when he was almost 14, they came to Utah.

wife: Melinda Ann CUMMINGS [m: 6 Mar 1857]- - -(div: before July 1864) James and Melinda Ann Cummings divorced (she married Jacob BAUM on 24 July 1864).

wife: Sarah Ann SMITH [m: 1858]- - -(died: 1 Jan 1879)

wife: Catherine Elnora ANDERSON [m: 1879]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - James 'Andrew' married Catherine Elnora 'Nora' Anderson on 25 May 1879. They lived in Joseph, Utah and ran a grocery store.

In 1894 they began raising Nora's niece, Thirza 'Lavina' (b. 1891)(Oscar's daughter).

Lavina was two and a half years old. Oscar's wife, Thirza, had died, leaving 7 children, Lavina being the youngest.

Andrews death certificate states he was divorced; Nora lived until 1926.

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Spouses:
  • Melinda Ann Cummings Baum (1841 - 1910)
  • Catherine Elnora Anderson Hoopes (1856 - 1926)
  • Sarah Ann Smith Ross (1838 - 1879)*

Inscription: JAMES A. ROSS Born Sept. 20, 1866 Died Sept. 26, 1917 His wife SARAH ANN SMITH Born Feb 19 1838 Died Jan 1879 ?? in Gibson ?? Tenn.


Burial: Kanosh Cemetery Kanosh Millard County Utah, USA Plot: B-63a

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James Ross's Timeline

1836
September 20, 1836
Gibson, Tennnessee, USA
1843
March 5, 1843
Age 6
1857
March 6, 1857
Age 20
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
March 6, 1857
Age 20
1858
February 12, 1858
Age 21
February 12, 1858
Age 21
1858
Age 21
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1864
July, 1864
Age 27
1879
May 25, 1879
Age 42
1917
September 26, 1917
Age 81
Joseph, Sevier, Utah, USA