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Subject: [METISGEN-L] Alexander Ross
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 12:47:11 -0700


Metis Families – Volume 5
Page 54
Descendants of Alexander Ross
Generation One
1. Alexander Ross, son of Alexander Ross and Isabella Watson; born 9 May
1783 Nairnshire, Scotland
(DCB-V8, Frits Panekoek, page 765-768) (John A. Coldwell Research) he and
Sarah Sally 'The Princess'
Okanogan were married according to the custom of the country circa 1815;
married Sarah Sally 'The
Princess' Okanogan, daughter of Shen-a-ma-ken - and Kin-em-te-qu -, 24 Dec
1828 St. John’s (Denney);
buried 1856 Kildonan (ibid); died 23 Oct 1856 Colony Gardens, Winnipeg, at
age 73 (Howard McKinley
Corning, DOH, page 212) (DCB-V8, Frits Panekoek, page 765-768) (John A.
Coldwell). He was a
sheriff; farmer; councillor; historian (Denney).
Children of Alexander Ross and Sarah Sally 'The Princess' Okanogan were as
follows:

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i. Christiana Ross; married Duncan McAllum, son of John McAllum, 11 Jun 1879
St.
John’s (ibid).
ii. Alexander Ross; born circa 1815 (ibid); baptized 4 Dec 1827 St. John’s
(HBCR,
#696); died 12 Oct 1835 (Denney).
2 iii. Margaret Ross, born 1819; married Hugh 'Walt' Matheson.
3 iv. Isabel Ross, born 1820; married William Gunn; married James Green.
4 v. Mary Ross, born 10 Jan 1824; married Rev. George Flett.
5 vi. William James Ross, born 24 Jul 1826; married Jemima McKenzie.
vii. Anne Ross; born circa 1827 Red River (ibid); baptized 4 Dec 1827 St.
John’s (HBCR,
#701); died 25 Oct 1842 (Denney).
6 viii. Henrietta Ross, born 17 May 1830 Red River Settlement; married Rev.
John Black.
7 ix. Sarah Ross, born 1832; married James Cunningham.
8 x. James Ross, born 9 May 1835 St. John’s; married Margaret Smith.
xi. Elizabeth Ross; born Jul 1837 (ibid); baptized 4 Aug 1837 St. John’s
(ibid); died 1
Nov 1837 (ibid).
9 xii. Jemima Ross, born Jul 1837; married William Coldwell.
10 xiii. Alexander Winfield 'Sandy' Ross, born 7 Jan 1843 St. John’s; never
married Ann
Sutherland; married Catherine Murray.
Generation Two
2. Margaret Ross; born 1819 (ibid); baptized 4 Dec 1827 St. John’s (HBCR,
#697); married Hugh 'Walt'
Matheson, son of Alexander 'Bon Homme' Matheson and Anne Matheson, 7 Mar
1837 St. John’s
(Denney); buried 1841 St. John’s; died 30 Aug 1841 (ibid).
3. Isabel Ross; born 1820 (ibid); baptized 4 Dec 1827 St. John’s (ibid);
married William Gunn, son of
Donald Gunn and Margaret Swain, 4 Feb 1841 St. John’s (ibid) (Joyce (Gunn)
Anaka, Donald Gunn
Family History, G/S 1-1); married James Green 13 Nov 1845 St. John’s
(Denney); buried Feb 1865
Kildonan (ibid); died 18 Feb 1865 (ibid).
4. Mary Ross; born 10 Jan 1824; baptized 4 Dec 1827 St. John’s (HBCR, #699);
married Rev. George
Flett, son of George Flett and Margaret Peggy Whitford, 26 Nov 1840 St. John
’s (Denney); died after
1897. Adopted daughter of Alexander W. Flett (her brother) and Ann
Sutherland; Ann Flett; b. 23 Nov
1861 (ibid).
5. William James Ross; born 24 Jul 1826 (ibid); baptized 4 Dec 1827 St. John
’s (ibid); married Jemima
McKenzie, daughter of Roderick McKenzie Jr. and Sarah Sutherland, 12 Dec
1844 St. John’s (ibid);
died 6 May 1856 at age 29 (ibid). He was a member of the Council of
Assiniboia; sheriff (ibid).
Children of William James Ross and Jemima McKenzie were as follows:
i. Sarah Ann Ross; born 19 Jan 1846 Kildonan (ibid); died 31 Oct 1865
Kildonan at age
19 (ibid).
ii. Jane Mary Ross; born 23 Nov 1847 Kildonan (ibid); baptized 20 Dec 1847
St. John’s
(ibid); died 19 Jan 1849 at age 1 (ibid).
11 iii. William Roderick Ross, born 3 Dec 1849 Kildonan; married Jemima
Matheson.
iv. Alexander Ross; born 2 Jan 1852 St. John’s (MBS, C-14932); died 27 Dec
1872 St.
John’s at age 20 (ibid); buried 30 Dec 1872 Kildonan (ibid).
12 v. Margaret Ross, born 8 Apr 1854 St. John’s; married Walter John Thurlow
James.
vi. Jemima Isabella Ross; buried Kildonan; born 30 Jun 1856 (Denney); died 5
Jan 1865
at age 8 (ibid).
6. Henrietta Ross; born 17 May 1830 Red River Settlement (MBS, C-14925);
baptized 5 Aug 1836 St.
John’s (HBCR, #192); married Rev. John Black, son of William Black and
Margaret Halliday, 21 Dec
1853 (Colony Garden), St. Andrew’s (Denney) (AI-Rozyk); died 21 Mar 1873
Kildonan at age 42 (MBS,
C-14925); buried 25 Mar 1873 Kildonan (ibid).

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7. Sarah Ross; born 1832; baptized 2 Dec 1832 St. John’s (ibid); married
James Cunningham, son of
Patrick Cunningham and Nancy Bruce, 25 May 1847 St. John’s (ibid).
8. James Ross; born 9 May 1835 St. John’s (CWLR, page 336); baptized 12 Jun
1835 St. John’s
(Denney); married Margaret Smith, daughter of James A. Smith, before 1859;
died 20 Sep 1871
Kildonan at age 36 (MBS, C-14932); buried 22 Sep 1871 Kildonan (ibid).
Children of James Ross and Margaret Smith were as follows:
i. Louisa Jane Ross; born 12 Mar 1859 Kildonan (ibid); baptized 12 Apr 1859
Kildonan
(ibid); died 21 Feb 1886 at age 26 (Denney).
ii. Caroline Sarah Ross; buried Kildonan; born 7 May 1860 Kildonan (MBS,
C-14932);
baptized 18 Jun 1860 Kildonan (ibid); died 5 Nov 1933 East Kildonan at age
73
(Denney).
iii. Hubert William Ross; born 14 Oct 1861 Kildonan (MBS, C-14932); baptized
5 Dec
1861 Kildonan (ibid).
iv. Henrietta Black Ross; born 13 Jun 1863 Kildonan (ibid); baptized 9 Jul
1863
Kildonan (ibid).
v. James Rupert Ross; baptized Gould St. Church (ibid); born 7 Aug 1865
(ibid).
9. Jemima Ross; born Jul 1837; baptized 4 Aug 1837 St. John’s (Denney);
married William Coldwell,
son of George Coldwell and Catherine O'Brien, 31 Oct 1860 Kildonan (ibid);
died 29 Jun 1867 at age 29;
buried 1 Jul 1867 Toronto (ibid).
10. Alexander Winfield 'Sandy' Ross; born 7 Jan 1843 St. John’s (ibid,
C-14932); baptized 24 Jan 1843
St. John’s (Denney); he and Ann Sutherland were never legally married circa
1861; married Catherine
Murray, daughter of Donald Murray and Jane Mary Heron, 21 Jun 1865 Kildonan
(ibid); died 4 Jan
1872 St. Paul at age 29 (MBS, C-14932); buried 6 Jan 1872 St. Paul (ibid).
Children of Alexander Winfield 'Sandy' Ross and Ann Sutherland were:
i. Ann Ross Flett; born 23 Nov 1861 Kildonan (ibid, C-14927); baptized 16
Jan 1862
Kildonan (ibid); married John Alexander Lauder 30 May 1878 Kildonan
(Denney).
Children of Alexander Winfield 'Sandy' Ross and Catherine Murray were as
follows:
i. Alexander Donald Ross; born 9 Jun 1866 (HBC-PN, Kildonan, #53); died 27
Dec
1872 at age 6 (Denney).
ii. William Edward Ross; born 2 Feb 1868 (HBC-PN, Kildonan, #54).
Generation Three
11. William Roderick Ross; born 3 Dec 1849 Kildonan (MBS, C-14932); baptized
17 Dec 1849 St.
John’s (Denney); married Jemima Matheson, daughter of Donald Matheson and
Barbara Fraser, 24 Dec
1874 Kildonan (ibid); buried Jun 1894 Kildonan (ibid); died 9 Jun 1894 at
age 44 (ibid).
Children of William Roderick Ross and Jemima Matheson were as follows:
i. William McKenzie Ross; born 11 Sep 1875 Brook Bank (ibid); buried Sep
1883
Kildonan (ibid); died 10 Sep 1883 Winnipeg at age 8 (ibid).
ii. Helen Ross; born 21 Feb 1878 Winnipeg (ibid); died 21 Dec 1953 at age 75
(ibid).
She was also known as Lillie (ibid). She was also known as Nellie (ibid).
iii. Louise M. Ross; born 15 Jul 1879 Winnipeg (ibid).
iv. Alexander Winfield Ross; born 24 Jul 1881 Winnipeg (ibid); buried Aug
1892
Kildonan (ibid); died 22 Aug 1892 at age 11 (ibid).
v. Roderick Arthur Ross; died World War I (ibid); born 12 Feb 1887 The Elms,
Armstrong Point (ibid).
12. Margaret Ross; born 8 Apr 1854 St. John’s (MBS, C-14932); married Walter
John Thurlow James
before 1877.



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