John Cornelius Ross

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About John Cornelius Ross


John Cornelius Ross was born on October 4, 1840 in Lincoln County , Tennessee, United States. His parents were William Ashburn Ross and Mahala Mary (Cunningham) Ross.

John married Edith "Edy" Matilda (Roark) Ross circa 1865 in Carroll County, AR, USA. Together they had the following children:

Albert H. Ross; Samuel D. Ross; Phoebe Mahala (Ross) Potts; William M. Ross; Aetha L. Ross; Susan Catherine Ross; Ellen Charlotte Ross; Sarah Elizabeth (Ross) Long.

John married Eudora Lee "Dora" (Jones) Ross in 1884 in Harrison, AR, USA. Together they had the following children: Oza Berta M. (Ross) Bentley; Lena Ethel (Ross) Buell; James Byrd S. Ross; J. Golden Ross; James Cornelus Ross; Earl D. Ross.

He died on April 27, 1935 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, United States.

"On the 22nd of August, 1905, I met Mr. John C. Ross in the Times office, Harrison, Ark., where he related to me an interesting story of a panther. Mr. Ross is an old timer of northwest Arkansas and lived many years in Carroll County ... ".

Apparently John Cornelius was a friend and informant of S.C. Turnbo, "historian of the Ozarks" (1844-1925). See and try their keyword search on "Ross."


  • 1850: United States Federal Census, District 1, Hopkins, Kentucky (in father's household)
  • Civil War, Confederate Army, 16th Arkansas Infantry, Company E, Private. ROSS, JOHN C. Cpl - Enl 19 Oct 1861 at Carrollton, AR. Captured 7 Mar 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR and exchanged 17 May 1862. Captured 9 Jul 1863 and paroled 12-13 Jul 1863 at Port Hudson, LA.


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John Cornelius Ross's Timeline

October 4, 1840
Lincoln County , Tennessee, United States
Age 24
Springfield, MO, USA
Age 26
Canton, MO, USA
July 23, 1870
Age 29
Batavia, AR, USA
November 5, 1872
Age 32
Crooked Creek, Newton, Arkansas, United States
Age 34
Boone, AR, USA
Age 35
May 5, 1879
Age 38
Boone, Arkansas, United States