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John Gillon Ross

Male Abt 1827 - Abt 1855  (~ 28 years)


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  • Name John Gillon Ross 
    Born ABT. 1827  Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died ABT. 1855  Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1606838109  Earnest
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2006 

    Father Robert Ross,   b. 10 Sep 1791, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1855 - 1860  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Jane Gillon,   b. 1800, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est. 1841-1895  (Age 95 years) 
    Married ABT. 1820  Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1041161687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Presley Ross,   b. 3 Sep 1853, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1928, Inverness,Sunflower,Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F1041161679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cabarrus County was formed out of part of Mecklenburg County. Don't know why John left North Carolina for Mississippi,but its believed he was a sharecrop farmer and moved to find fertile farm land. He shows up in the 1850 U.S. Census as being 22 years old which would put his birth around 1828.Court proceedings on a nuncupative last will and testament of John G. Ross gives evidence that Joh died in the early part of the year because the Executors of the will was ordered to finish the corps John had planted and that all of the returns of all said expenditures be Strickley recorded. According to history of that area, a dysentery epidemic swept through in 1855 and claimed many lives. It is possible that John died from the results of this epidemic.