Daniel Ross

12 November 1790–26 September 1859
Logie-Easter, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Ross was christened on 12 November 1790, in Logie-Easter, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Ross, was 26 and his mother, Jannet Munro, was 33. He married Agnes McKellar on 28 April 1814, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 26 September 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Ross
1790–1859
Agnes McKellar
1790–1857
Marriage: 28 April 1814
Sarah Laws
1802–1842
Archibald McNab Ross
1815–
Mary Ann Ross
1817–1856
Alexander Ross
1819–1855
Janet Ross
1822–
Agnes Ross
1825–1875
Daniel Ross Junior
1826–1901
Duncan Ross
1828–1909
Catharine Ross
1830–1912
Joanna Ross
1830–1916
Hugh Ross
1834–1850

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1814Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1791
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

    Name Meaning

    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.English: habitational name from Wrose, in Shipley, near Bradford (Yorkshire), with re-spelling of Wr- as R- due to the loss of /w/ before /r/ in early modern English pronunciation. The spelling Wrose is no longer current. The placename derives from Old English wrāse ‘knot, something twisted’, referring to the steep-sided hill on which the settlement stands, with the sense ‘broken or twisting hill’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ruskin
    Ros
    Rose
    Rossell
    Rusling
    Rohs
    Rosse

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    LDS Biographical Sketches

    Daniel Ross He was born in Scotland. He came to Utah in 1851, oxteam company. Married Agnes McKella of Dumbartonshire, Scotland; she came to Utah in 1852, with her husband. Their children: Archib …

    Sources (28)

    • Daniel Ross, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Donald Ross in entry for Alexander Ross, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Daniel Ross, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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