Julia Nancy Ross

FemaleJuly 1864–

Brief Life History of Julia Nancy

When Julia Nancy Ross was born in July 1864, in Allegany Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John T. Ross, was 37 and her mother, Julia Ann Burd, was 36. She lived in Howard, Howard, Steuben, New York, United States for about 5 years and Howard, Steuben, New York, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John T. Ross
1827–1864
Julia Ann Burd
1828–1906
Isaac Wilson Ross
1848–
Reuben Ross
1849–
Wallace Ross
1852–1941
Sally Ann Ross
1855–
Frances Ross
1857–
Burdette W. Ross
1858–1936
Perry A. Ross
1860–1943
George Oliver Ross
1862–1945
Julia Nancy Ross
1864–

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Ross in household of Willson Ross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Julia Ross in household of Julia Ross, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Julia N Ross in household of Julia Ross, "New York State Census, 1875"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 13

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 32

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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