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James H. Ross b.1823 son of Elijah & Mary (Houston) Ross
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: December 01, 2004 at 13:55:06
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 689, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"JAMES H. ROSS was born in Clarke County, (Clark) Ohio, January 22, 1823, the son of ELIJAH and MARY (HOUSTON) ROSS, the former born in Clark County, Ohio, in 1785, and the latter in Maryland about 1780. About 1831, the family moved to Pickaway County, where the father died about 1835. JAMES H. ROSS learned cabinet-making, and then went into the milling business with his brother, WILLIAM L. June 26, 1843, he married HARRIET A., daughter of JOHN and ANNA ROSS, of Montgomery County, Ohio, and to this union were born thirteen children - ROBERT M., born May 2, 1846, died July 8, 1846; JOHN F., born March 26, 1848, died August 23, 1848; MARY B., born July 3, 1849; WILLIAM A., May 1, 1851, died March 15, 1852; JAMES F., born March 26, 1853; IDA E., November 11, 1855; ADDIE A., January 18, 1857; CLARA M., July 11, 1859; ASBURY L., October 28, 1862; LANSON E., May 10, 1864, died in August, 1865; EDWIN A., born January 8, 1865, died August 9, 1867; ALBERT C., born September 18, 1867; JOSEPH W., October 31, 1869. MR. ROSS and brother soon relinquished milling, and went to Auglaize County, and for four years ran a woolen factory. After various other changes of locality and business, MR. ROSS, in April, 1880, came to this township, and purchased a 320 acre oil-well farm. Here his wife was taken ill, and died January 25, 1882, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. MR. ROSS now resides in Francesville, and is conducting a real estate business, under the firm name of ROSS & HAYMOND. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1882; is a Republican, a Master Mason, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."


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