John Harrison Ross

13 May 1858–21 December 1945 (Age 87)
Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Harrison

When John Harrison Ross was born on 13 May 1858, in Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Edward Ross, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Ellen Brown, was 22. He married Malinda Cynthia Massengale on 13 May 1880. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 December 1945, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fall Creek Cemetery, Gruetli-Laager, Grundy, Tennessee, United States.

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John Harrison Ross
Malinda Cynthia Massengale
Marriage: 13 May 1880
Mary Florence Ross
John Edward Ross
Nancy Ada Lou Ross
Beanka Angeleta Ross
Joseph C Ross
George Ross
Katie Caldonia " Callie" Ross
Tennessee Lena Ross
Isaac Van Ross

Spouse and Children


    Malinda Cynthia Massengale


13 May 1880


    Mary Florence Ross



    Nancy Ada Lou Ross


    Beanka Angeleta Ross


    Joseph C Ross


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 4

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • J Harrison Ross in household of William D Vaughn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Ross in household of Dolphin Vaughn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harrison Ross, "United States Census, 1910"

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