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Voss Family of Ross & Pickaway Co., OH
Posted by: Peggy Gilmore (ID *****8214) Date: May 13, 2005 at 17:59:17
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Reuben Voss was born 6 Oct. 1832 Ohio and died 14 Jan. 1884 Ross Co., OH. My grandmother told me this was her husband's grandfather. She said they lived on the Old Chillicothe Road in Ross Co. but could not tell me where that was. She did have an old postcard picture of a falling down log cabin taken about 1900 that she said was Reuben's cabin. There is a man in the picture presumed to be Reuben although it was too small and far away to be sure. Reuben married Margaret Ater 31 March 1859 Pickaway Co., OH. His name on the marriage license was spelled Vause and he made his mark rather than a signature.

In the 1860 census, Perry Twp., Pickaway Co., OH Reuben and Margaret were listed with a child Sarah E. Voss. They had another girl, Martha, born the next year. Both of these little girls died in 1864 of Typhoid Fever and grandma said they were buried on the farm. However their tombstones were found in the Ater Baptist Cemetery on Stingly Road, Ross Co., OH.

In the 1850 census, Pickaway Co., OH Rhoda was head of the household living with sons Robert and Reuben. The 1840 census was not so informative. Rhody Vause was head of household with 3 boys and 2 girls. Rhody Voss, wife of William, died 11 April 1861 and is buried in the Clarksburg Methodist Cemetery, Ross Co., OH.

Reuben is buried at Brown's Chapel Cemetery in Deerfield Twp., Ross Co., OH. His stone gives his death date and year, months and days. Grandma said his wife, Margaret, lived to be 100 years old and is buried beside him without a stone of her own.

In the 1830 census, Deerfield Twp., Ross Co., OH there was a Canly Vass with a wife and 7 children and in the 1820 Ross Co. census Canly was listed as DeVoss. In the 1830 census Canly lived around Simpson, Dennis, Shockley, Colston and Collins families. These families intermarried with the Voss Family. Canly left a will in Ross Co. referring to his Plum Run Farm. In the late 1980's we found an old house that looked like the dwelling behind the falling down log cabin on Asbury Road just southwest of Clarksburg on the Plum Run. The old falling down log cabin was gone then and so is the old frame house behind it now but I took a picture before the house was torn down. How did Canly relate to Reuben? Was he an Uncle? Was this where Reuben lived?

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