Rachel Ross

10 April 1798–before 1850 (Age 51)
Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Ross was born on 10 April 1798, in Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Ross, was 26 and her mother, Phoebe Hamilton, was 24. She married John E. Shawver on 6 November 1817, in Bath, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1850, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

John E. Shawver
1794–1882
Rachel Ross
1798–1850
Marriage: 6 November 1817
James H. Shawver
1820–1862
Harriett Jan Shawver
1832–
Jerusha A. " Rusia" Shawver
1835–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1817Bath, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1803
    Age 5
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1812
    Age 14
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 81892;2007: 171812; 2010: 229368)Scottish: habitational name from one or other of a number of Scottish and English places called Ross or Roos(e), especially Roose (Lancashire) and Roos (East Yorkshire). The placenames derive from a British ancestor of Welsh rhos ‘moor, heath, plain’, which is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. The Scottish surname has at least three origins. First, the Anglo-Norman family from Roos (East Yorkshire) was introduced to Scotland when Robert of Roos, lord of Wark Castle (Northumberland), married Isabella, an illegitimate daughter of King William the Lion. Second, various families took the name from the province of Ross in northern Scotland and other places of that name. Third, there were Norman families in Scotland by the 13th century who probably derived their name from Rots in Normandy (see 2 below). The descendants of Godfrey de Ros, tenant of the de Morville lords of Cunninghame, were major landholders in Ayrshire, and almost certainly took their name from Rots. The Rose family of Kilravock (Nairnshire) may take their name from either of these three (see Rose ). The lairds of Balnagown adopted the surname Ross after the earldom of Ross (to which they considered themselves rightful heirs) had passed into other hands through the female line.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rots in Calvados (France), probably named with the ancient Germanic element rod ‘clearing’ (compare Rhodes ). This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 and had major estates in Kent until well into the 13th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Ruskin
    Ros
    Rose
    Rossell
    Rusling
    Rohs
    Rosse

    Sources (1)

    • Rachel Ross in entry for John Shawfer, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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