Lt. Colonel James Ross

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James Ross

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Death: August 24, 1808 (54)
Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. George Ross, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and Anne Ross
Husband of Maria Sabina Ross
Father of Catherine Thompson Claiborne; Rebecca Barefoot; Capt. James Ross; George Thomas Ross; George Ross and 3 others
Brother of George Ross, III; Mary Scott and Catherine R. Claiborne

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About Lt. Colonel James Ross

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A098447

"James Ross, his brother, raised in 1775, the first company in Lancaster County, in Colonel Thompson's regiment of which he was made captain, and marched to Cambridge. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel of the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment with which he fought at Long Island, Trenton, Germantown, Brandywine, and in other important engagements. ..."

primary documents

no daughter Rebecca

from "It has been documented by many sources that the above referenced Col. James Ross of Lancaster had four children only: George, James, Catherine and Maria…."

wrong notes

These notes belong to a different James Ross (June 2014)

James Ross, born in Scotland, came to America circa 1748 with a band of Scottish folk and lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He served in the Revolutionary War under Captain Houdo. He was paid for his services with land in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, PA. The tract of land has since been owned by Robert Glessner near Corner Store Glade, PA. He came to Somerset County circa 1783 and is buried on the Robert Glessner farm. Taken from an old family document.


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November 28, 1753
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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