Lazarus Ross

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

The Life 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 10 daughters. 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
1780–1865
Lydia Prickett
1781–1850
Marriage: 10 June 1800
Mary Polly Ross
1801–1885
William Ross
1812–1845
Sarah Sally Ross
1803–1853
Abigail Ross
1804–
Charity Ross
1805–
John Ross
1808–1883
Lavina Ross
1809–
Mahala Ross
1810–1888
Margaret Ross
1814–1909
Taylor Ross
1816–1894
Josiah Ross
1817–1889
Elizabeth Ross
1820–1892
Lydia Ross
1821–1871
Sarah Jane Ross
1846–1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 June 1800
Monongalia, Virginia, United States
children

(14)

    Female1801–1885Female

    Sarah Sally Ross

    Female1803–1853Female

    Abigail Ross

    Female1804–Female

    Charity Ross

    Female1805–Female

    John Ross

    Male1808–1883Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1780–1865Male

    William Ross

    Male1781–Male

    Female1784–1856Female

    John Ross

    Male1785–Male

    Polly Ross

    Female1785–Female

+2 More Children

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.
1803

Age 23

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • L Ross in entry for Taylor Ross and Jane Bowen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Lazarus Ross, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Brown County, Ohio. Court records, 1818-1854, Court of Common Pleas, Appearance Docket, vol. 1, p. 84, no. 830/27.

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