Lazarus Ross

1780–22 August 1865 (Age 85)
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Lazarus

When Lazarus Ross was born in 1780, in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Ross, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Hardesty, was 20. He married Lydia Prickett on 10 June 1800, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 22 August 1865, in Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Lazarus Ross
Lydia Prickett
Marriage: 10 June 1800
Mary Polly Ross
William Ross
Sarah Sally Ross
Abigail Ross
Charity Ross
John Ross
Lavina Ross
Mahala Ross
Margaret Ross
Taylor Ross
Josiah Ross
Elizabeth Ross
Lydia Elizabeth Ross

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution
Age 1
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America
Age 3
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
Age 23
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

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Sources (29)

  • Lazarus Rauss in household of Louis Kelly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • L Ross in entry for Taylor Ross and Jane Bowen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • US Census Layarns " Lazarus" Ross in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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