James Richard Ross

18 November 1838–13 August 1902 (Age 63)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of James Richard

When James Richard Ross was born on 18 November 1838, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Ross Jr, was 19 and his mother, Rachael Leah Smith, was 15. He married Susan Elizabeth Potter on 18 November 1861, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 13 August 1902, in Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Shelton-Rigby, Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Richard Ross
1838–1902
Susan Elizabeth Potter
1843–1910
Marriage: 18 November 1861
Sarah Susan Ross
1862–1927
James Jackson Ross
1864–1937
Daniel Francis Ross
1867–1924
Leah Lucinda Ross
1870–1870
Melvin Augustus Ross
1872–1885
Philip Ballard Ross
1874–1880
Prince Albert Ross
1876–1942
John Martin Ross
1878–1952
William Jared Ross
1882–1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1861Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    Age 8
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 24
    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.

    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

    Sources (32)

    • Richard Ross in entry for William J Ross, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Richard Radford in household of John Radford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Richard Ross in entry for Daniel Ross., "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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