NameJohn ROSS [176]
Birthabt 1818, At Sea, Off Coast Of Yorkshire, England [176], [640], [642]
Birth MemoPossibly born about 1805, On board a Man-O-War ship during a battle between the French & English at Trafalger. Info from 1861 UK Census shows 1818 as birthdate; 1881 UK Census shows birth at sea
Deathabt 1886, Sand Run,, Ohio [176], [641] Age: 68
OccupationCoal Miner [640], [642]
FatherGeorge ROSS (~1783-1853)
MotherMary Ann (-1855)
Misc. Notes
1. Spent one year in the Newcastle Jail [Morpeth Prison] for poaching. He was taken to jail the day his son, James was born (abt 1845). [176]
Birthabt 1823, Willington, Northumberland, England [176], [640], [642]
FatherJohn MASON (~1791-)
MotherMargaret (~1801-)
Misc. Notes
1. Related to a William S. Mason, who wrote letters to Adam Lee Wakenshaw in 1925 concerning the Ross estate papers. [641] (see index for William Sherman Mason)
Marriage21 Jun 1840, Woodhorn Parish, Northumberland, England [176], [638]
Marr MemoChapel of Horton
Misc. Notes
1. 1841 UK Census, Northumberland, Seghill, Old Square shows John Ross, age 20, coal miner, not born in County; Elizabeth Ross, age 15, born in County. Their marriage certificate from 1940 shows Elizabeth as a minor. [643]

2. Also noted in the 1841 census on the same page and above is the family of Thomas Ross, age 25 (also a coal miner) and his wife, Isabella, age 20 and daughter, Hannah, age 7 months. Isabella and Hannah born in Northumberland, but Thomas Ross was not. Is it possible that Thomas is an unknown brother of John Ross? [643]
ChildrenMargaret (~1842-)
 James Arthur (1845-~1932)
 George Edward (~1849-<1925)
 John (~1853-)
 Mary Ann (~1856-)
 Elizabeth (~1859-)
Last Modified 24 Mar 2008Created 7 Mar 2011 Mark C. Wakenshaw