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James Michael ROSS

Male Abt 1740 - Bef 1801  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name James Michael ROSS 
    Born Abt 1740  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 12 Mar 1801  Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • "Is James [Michael] the son of Rev. David Ross, George Ross's eldest, and Sarah Rolfe? Perhaps it is so, but not one record, E.G. a baptismal, has surfaced."

      [1]
    • "Somerset County has often been called the "Roof Garden" of Pennsylvania. It has the highest elevation in the state. The county is . . . bounded on the south by the Mason and Dixon Line with Cambria County on the north.

      "Somerset County was part of an area purchased from the Indians in 1768. It was part of Cumberland County until 1771. At that time Bedford County was formed. On 17 April 1795, Somerset County was created from the western part of Bedford County . . . .

      "We do not know the parents of James ROSS, nor where he lived prior to going to Bedford County, or exactly when he arrived in that area. James appeared on the tax assessment list of Bedford County in 1783. He was listed with a family of seven including himself and his wife Susanna. He purchased 300 acres on 22 September 1784, in Bedford County. In 1795 their land became part of Stonycreek Township in Somerset County.

      "In 1795 James was appointed the constable of Stoneycreek Township. In 1796 he was again appointed constable, but he refused to serve and recommended that his son-in-law Noah CLARK serve in his place. James was living in Quemahoning Township, somerset County, PA, in the 1800 Census." [2]
    Person ID I798  Families
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2012 

    Father David ROSS,   b. 1708, New Castle, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1753, Albany NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother 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  [3
    Notes 
    • Carol Hepburn has the marriage date as 2 Dec 1738 In "Descendants of George Ross, Rev."
    Family ID F952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah 
    Married Abt 1759  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary ROSS,   b. 1761
     2. Christina Ann ROSS,   b. 1765
     3. James Michael ROSS, Jr.,   b. 30 Nov 1766, Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years)
     4. John ROSS,   b. 1769
     5. Adam A. ROSS,   b. Abt 1772,   d. Aft 1830, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     6. Joseph ROSS,   b. 12 Feb 1779, Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1825  (Age 46 years)
     7. George ROSS,   b. Abt 1780
     8. Jacob ROSS,   b. Abt 1790
     9. Elizabeth ROSS,   b. 1798
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S175] The Ancestors and Descendants of Herman and Catherine Lowry Ross, Mary Pyle Palmer, (Closson Press, Apollo PA,, 1997).

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