Louisa Ann Ross

31 December 1820–20 June 1884 (Age 63)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Louisa Ann

When Louisa Ann Ross was born on 31 December 1820, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Morton Ross, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Ashby, was 36. She married Joseph Prevatte Taylor Jr on 16 January 1838, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Ellis, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 20 June 1884, at the age of 63.

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Joseph Prevatte Taylor Jr
Louisa Ann Ross
Marriage: 16 January 1838
Kameziah Taylor
Kara Ezeik Taylor
Thomas Ross Taylor
Emily Addison Taylor
Francis Marion Taylor
Eunice Ann Taylor
Slade Josia Kimble Taylor MD
Elizabeth Lucinda Taylor
Susan T. Taylor

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16 January 1838
Ohio, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 15

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Taylor in household of Joseph Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Taylor in household of Joseph Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Taylor in household of G R Lankford, "United States Census, 1880"

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