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Joseph Presley Ross

Male 1853 - 1928  (75 years)


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  • Name Joseph Presley Ross 
    Born 3 Sep 1853  Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1928  Inverness,Sunflower,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hickory Grove Cemetery, Inverness,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1606838094  Earnest
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2009 

    Father John Gillon Ross,   b. ABT. 1827, Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1855, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Mother Sarah Francis Cooper,   b. ABT. 1824, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1898  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married BET. 1851 - 1852 
    Family ID F1041161679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Etta Saunders,   b. 21 Feb 1856,   d. 16 Nov 1887  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1881  Clay County,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mable Clair Ross,   b. 1 Nov 1882,   d. 16 Apr 1883  (Age 0 years)
    +2. John Ellis Ross, Sr.,   b. 27 Jun 1884, West Point, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1957, Greenwood,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Gola May Ross,   b. 15 Sep 1886,   d. 27 Mar 1905  (Age 18 years)
    Family ID F1041161678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Emily Hardy,   b. 25 Feb 1870, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1946, Morgan City,Leflores,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1889  Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Annie Lou Ross,   b. 1 Aug 1891,   d. 24 Aug 1964, Greenwood,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Robert H. Ross,   b. 7 May 1893,   d. 6 Oct 1900  (Age 7 years)
     3. Joesph Cooper Ross,   b. 16 Jan 1895,   d. 21 Oct 1930, Greenwood,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. William David Ross,   b. 5 Jun 1896, Cedar Bluff,Clay,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1984, O'Conners Hospital,Santa Clara County,San Jose,California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Henry Taylor Ross Sr,   b. 18 Dec 1898, Cedar Bluff, Clay County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1958, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Sarah Catherine Ross,   b. 6 Nov 1900,   d. 3 Oct 1987  (Age 86 years)
     7. James Hardy Ross,   b. 4 Mar 1904,   d. 19 Sep 1971  (Age 67 years)
     8. Susie Lea Ross,   b. 9 May 1907,   d. 25 Mar 1986, Jesup,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Mary Emily Ross,   b. 2 Nov 1909,   d. 27 Feb 1987  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F1041161647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph was an only child, his father died shortly after he was born. In the 1860 census of Oktibbeha County, MS, Sarah and Presley Ross show up in a household of James H. Curry, which was probably a boarding house since several different family names show up in this same household. Possibly Sarah found it necessary to find work, and moved to town to accommodate that necessity. The story is told that when Joseph was asked about his family, he would only say that he was the only one left. He was a quiet man and answered with few words.