Solomon Gross, Sr.

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Solomon Gross, Sr.

Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Screven, Georgia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Jared Gross and Sarah Gross
Husband of Mary Ussery; Esther ? and Mary Polly Gross
Father of Elizabeth J. Brannen; John Gross; Solomon Gross, Jr.; William H. Gross and Edmund B Gross
Brother of Garatt Ellison Gross; Richard Gross, Sr.; Joshua Gross; Edmond Gross; Nancy Gross and 7 others

Occupation: SC Legislator
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About Solomon Gross, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A048924

(Source: Georgia Archives, Gross Family, by Arthur Gross, F156, F157) At the April 1768 session of Anson Co Court, a mob of 500 angry men stormed the Courthouse and broke up the Court. They were led by Solomon Gross. This mob was a part of the Regulator movement in NC and SC protesting the high taxes and crooked officials imposed upon them by the British Royal Governor. This was a prelude to the unrest which started the Revolution in 1775. (Apr 28 1768)

A summary of the life of Solomon Gross from records found in NC and GA. It is obvious that he was an educated man for the time in which he lived and judging from his land purchases, land grants and land sales that he was a business man with a great acumen but probably not very profitable for he owned few slaves if any at all. He was a man of public service counting all the public offices he held in NC and GA.1797-1798.....Represented Screven Co in the Legislature1799..............Elected Justice of Peace1800..............Elected Sheriff of Screven Co for a 2-year term.

Solomon was born Abt. 1740 in VA. He married (1) ESTHER. He married (2) MARY ERWIN Abt. 1764 in NC.

Land Grant: Received 1050 acres of land grants in Screven Co Military service: 1781, Revolutionary War - Rebel soldier Misc: 1797, Sold 50 acres on Beaverdam Creek to Screven Co for the new County seat/Jacksonboro Occupation: 1793, Became an important official when Screven Co was first established Residence: Moved to Screven Co, GA near Buck Creek and Beaverdam Creek

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Solomon Gross, Sr.'s Timeline

Virginia, United States
Age 24
Troy, Montgomery, North Carolina, USA
Age 26
Anson, North Carolina, United States
Age 29
Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
Age 32
Montgomery, North Carolina, USA
Age 34
North Carolina, United States
Age 70
Screven, Georgia, USA