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Rev. David ROSS
Male 1708 - Abt 1753


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  • Title  Rev. 
    Birth  1708  New Castle, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Erroneous articles point to his belonging to the Rev George Ross family of New Castle, DE. Is James the son of Rev. David Ross, George Ross's eldest, and Sarah Rolfe? Perhaps it is so, but no record, E.G. a baptismal, has surfaced." [1]
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1753  Albany NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I2342  Families
    Last Modified  06 May 2018 

    Father  George Aeneas ROSS,   b. 1679, Balbair, Shire of Ross, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1753, New Castle, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Joanna WILLIAMS,   b. Abt 1690, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1726, New Castle, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1708  New Castle, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F953  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah ROLFE,   b. Abt 1720, Salem Cty., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1731  Salem Cty, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Carol Hepburn has the marriage date as 2 Dec 1738 In "Descendants of George Ross, Rev."
    Children 
     1. Daniel ROSS
     2. George ROSS
     3. John ROSS,   b. 1732
     4. James Michael ROSS,   b. Abt 1740,   d. Bef 12 Mar 1801, Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  08 May 2010 
    Family ID  F952  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "6 i. David ROSS was born about 1708 in New Castle, New Castle Co., DE. He died before 1754. David was said to have married Sarah Rolfe. She was from the line of Thomas Rolfe, son of John and Rebecca Rolfe. Rebecca was the Indian princess Pocahontas. David and Sarah had four children: Daniel; George; John, born 1732; and James Michael, born about 1740 and died 1801 in Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA.

      "David was said to be a Church of England missionary. However, Edmund Hayes Bell, a Ross family researcher at the turn of the century, said in a letter to Frank Willing Leach, another Ross researcher: 'I have never been able to locate him at Albany, N.Y, and doubt his having been a clergyman...The name of Rev. David Ross does not appear in the records of the London Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts nor can it be found in any of the records of St. Pater's Church, Albany, N.Y. or of the Episcopal Church in New York State. On the other hand, Holcomb's History of Immanuel Church, New Castle, De, pg. 178, mentions Rev. David Ross, and Mr. Thompson Read in his life of George Read of Delaware, pg. 62, mentions Rev. George Ross' eldest son David who died a missionary of the Church of England at Albany, N.Y.' " [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Descendants of James Michael Ross (MQHayes), Michelle Q. Hayes, (Received Sep 25, 2002 via email.).

    2. [S129] Website -- Descendants of George Ross Rev., Carol Hepburn (chepburn@cox.net), (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cheps/family/trees/ross/index.htm#TOC), Data entered 5/18/2006.

    3. [S129] Website -- Descendants of George Ross Rev., Carol Hepburn (chepburn@cox.net), (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cheps/family/trees/ross/index.htm#TOC), Data Data entered 5/18/2006.

    4. [S52] Descendants of James Michael Ross (MQHayes), Michelle Q. Hayes, (Received Sep 25, 2002 via email.), Page 1.

    5. [S140] Ross Ancestry Text File, Rebecca Barefoot, (Received from Michelle Q. Hayes via email dated 3 Oct 2002).