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Subject: Re: [ROSS] Ross Family in Texas
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:51:22 EDT

I've been out of the country and am slow to respond to this message, but
wanted to say that while my Ross's migrated from Barnwell County, SC to Conecuh
County,AL(by 1850) to Panola County,TX (by 1860) and do not appear connected,
the names are so familiar that I have decided to once again post the names
of my brick wall and his wife and children.

Children of Edward Ross and Elizabeth Butler are:
+ 2 i. Joseph Lace2 Ross, born November 28, 1822.
+ 3 ii. Edward Frederick Ross, born November 01, 1824; died September 07,
+ 4 iii. Mary Caroline Ross, born November 20, 1826 in South Carolina; died
February 20, 1894 in Panola County, TX.
+ 5 iv. John Henry Ross, born March 06, 1829 in South Carolina; died May
30, 1885 in Panola County, TX.
6 v. Elizabeth Ross, born April 06, 1831; died 1903.
+ 7 vi. Daniel Butler Ross, born September 25, 1835; died 1857-1960.
+ 8 vii. Alice (Licey) Ross, born February 22, 1836.
+ 9 viii. Arthur Brown Ross, born February 16, 1838; died January 02, 1883
in Carthage, TX.
10 ix. James A. Ross, born October 12, 1840; died in Conecuh County,

In a message dated 4/29/2007 9:40:24 P.M. Central Daylight Time,

In a message dated 4/29/2007 6:21:46 P.M. Central Daylight Time,

Am I the only one here with Ross's who found their way to Texas?

No, you are not alone. My Ross family also came to Texas.

For any who are connected to my Ross family, I have listed the line in
America and my branch that moved to Texas. Marge

David Ross, b. 1582, Bainagoun, Ross, Scotland Spouse Margaret -

George Ross I b. 1629 Bainagoun, Ross, Scotland - d.05 Jan 1702/03,
Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ Spouse Constance Little

George Ross II 15 May 1662, New Haven, Conn Spouse Hannah Spinning

John Ross 1698, Elizabethtown, NJ Spouse Sarah Wheeler

David Ross 1735, Elizabethtown, NJ Spouse Rachel Stymets

John Ross 1762, New York City Spouse Sarah Lowery

William Stymets Ross 07 Mar 1791, New York City spouse Jane Bertine

EDWARD MERRITT ROSS born 28 Apr 1816 in New York County, N. Y.
He declares his application for pension that he is 72 years old in
died 22 Mar 1906 Bandera, Texas (from tombstone)

Spouse (1) ELLEN m. c.1834

Spouse (2) CATHERINE THERESA DELANEY m. 6 Aug 1854 in NY, NY She was born
28 Feb 1828 in Tipperary, Kerry, Ireland, and died 04 Nov 1898 in Bandera,
Texas. (from tombstone)

According to his "Declaration for Service Pension, War of 1846 with Mexico"

dated February 25, 1887 in Bandera, Texas and his letter dated September
1853 written from 89 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY requesting a
for Bounty Land in Texas (**I have copies of both documents.)

He served during the US-Mexican War of 1846 as a Sgt. from May 8, 1848 to
1853 and was awarded a bounty of land in Texas. He states on his
for service pension that he served as a Sergeant and recruiter in New York,

Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island under Lt. Sidney In*?, 9th
Artillery for three years and spent two years on the Mexican Frontier with
I, (commanded by John H. King) of the 1st Infantry, Commanded by Lt. Col.
Bainbridge, for a total of five years, receiving his discharge at Fort
Benning, Texas in 1853. In a prior enlistment 1843-1848 also for five
years he
served under Col. Kearney in 9th or 4th Regiment of US dragoons. Part of
enlistment he was stationed at Camp Verde, Texas. In 1851/1852 he spent
some time in a hospital in San Antonio with a broken leg. He declares on
application for pension that he is 72 years old in February 1887. That his
birthplace is New York City, New York County, New York State. 5 ft. 9
tall, light complexion, blue eyes and white hair. (The 1850 Texas census
the same physical info but his hair is described as "Sandy". see 1850 US
Census, Ft. Duncan, Eagle Pass, Page 289)
Edward M. Ross Was among those signing the "TEXAS ORDINANCE OF SECESSION"
February 2, 1861. _Texas Ordinance of Secession_
( See column five,
seventeenth signature
Following is an excerpt from "Pioneer History of Bandera County" by J.
Marvin Hunter (page 119)
"Judge Edward M. Ross was a native of New York. He was a veteran of the
Mexican War and after his discharge from the army he later re enlisted and
for a
long time was stationed at Camp Verde. While at this post he gained the
that he had found a great country with a great future, and he located right
here, established a ranch and engaged in raising sheep, cattle and horses.

He was one of the pioneer school teachers of San Antonio, living there in
early 1850's. He served as a county judge of Bandera County several

After his death, the Ross Ranch became known as the....
Old Buck Ranch 2. Historical Markers of Bandera County
>From Bandera, take FM 689 SE about 1 mile to Wharton's Dock Rd. & follow
east about 2 miles to San Julian Creek. (Pass Flying L. Ranch)
"Settled 1867 by former New Yorker, Judge Edward M. Ross, who had fought in
Mexican war, then served in 1850's at Camp Verde, army's camel post near
Bandera. House is hand-cut native stone. Daughter Kate Ross, wife of
Buck, of a prominent pioneer family, inherited ranch in 1901. Offering fine
foods and hospitality, the Bucks in 1920 established this as Bandera's
guest ranch, continuing it until their deaths in 1941. Recorded Texas
Landmark, 1966."

Edward was in Texas to stay by 1858
Edward Merritt Ross B. 28 Apr 1816 New York County, N. Y.
He declares his application for pension that he is 72 years old in
Married: Aug 1854 New York, N. Y.
Died: 22 Mar 1906 Bandera, Texas Burial: Bandera, Texas
Bandera Cemetery _
Father: William Stymets Ross Mother: Jane Bertine (Parents Peter Bertine
Elizabeth Paulding)
Other Spouses: Ellen
Wife: Catherine Theresa Delaney B: 28 Feb 1828 Killarney, Tipperary,
Kerry, Ireland (from tombstone)
Died: 04 Nov 1898 Bandera, Texas Burial: Bandera, Texas Burial: Bandera,

CHILDREN ( 2nd marriage)

William Stymets Ross Born: 01 Jun 1855 New York, NY
Died: 01 Feb 1918 San Antonio, Texas
Burial: 04 Feb 1918 San Antonio, Tx., New Lutheran Cemetery
Married: Mary Frances Wright 10 Jun 1880 in Floresville, Wilson County,

Josephine Ross Born: 25 Sep 1857 New York, NY:

James Ross Born: 1859, Texas (died young)

Elizabeth Jane Ross Born: 10 Jun 1860 Born: Bandera, Texas
Married: Thomas J. Elam 17 Jan 1884 in Bandera, Texas

John Henry Ross Born: 05 Mar 1862 Born: Bandera, Texas
Married: Caroline Louise Gueskie 02 Apr 1890 in Bandera Co., Texas
Died: 13 Dec 1928 Bandera, Texas
Burial: Bandera, Texas

Mary Louise Ross Born: 20 Jan 1864 Bandera, Texas
Married: Phillip H. Perner 19 Jul 1881 in Bandera, Texas

Katherine Amelia Ross Born: 15 Mar 1866 Bandera, Texas
Married: Ebenezer Buck

Edward Merritt Ross Jr. Born: 1868 Bandera, Texas Married Loula V. Banta

James C. Ross Born: 1871 Bandera, Texas in:

Robert L. Ross Born: 1879 Bandera, Texas (probably grandson listed as son)

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