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Daniel Ross

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 Nave and 6 others
Brother of John C. Ross; William Ross; George Ross; Donald Ross; Roderick Ross and 4 others

Occupation: Trader
Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
Last Updated:

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.

See also The History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga, Tennessee, p 58, Armstrong, 1992


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Daniel Ross's Timeline

November 1, 1760
Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Chickamauga, Cherokee Nation (East), TN

March 25, 1789
Age 28
East Cherokee Nation, Chickamauga
May 25, 1789
Age 28
East Cherokee Nation
October 3, 1790
Age 29
Turkeytown, Etowah, Alabama, United States
February 26, 1796
Age 35
East Cherokee Nation, GA
December 17, 1798
Age 38
Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee, United States
December 19, 1798
Age 38
(Tennessee), Cherokee Nation East
Age 39
Age 39