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Lawrence Sullivan Ross
Birth: Sep. 27, 1838
Bentonsport
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1898
Texas, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, Texas Governor. Born Bentonsport, Iowa, he relocated to Texas with his parents when he was an infant. After he graduated from Wesleyan University in Alabama, Sam Houston appointed him a Captain of a company of Texas Rangers. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a Private and quickly rose through the ranks to Colonel in command of the 6th Texas Cavalry. He took part in numerous western campaigns, including Pea Ridge, Corinth, Vicksburg, was promoted Brigadier General in December, 1863 and commanded a brigade in the Atlanta Campaign. After the war, he served as Sheriff of McLennan County and was a member of Texas State Senate in 1880. In 1886, he was elected Governor of Texas and served until 1891. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Shapley Prince Ross (1811 - 1889)
  Catherine Hanby Fulkerson Ross (1812 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Dorothy Tinsley Ross (1846 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Mervin Hallum Ross (1866 - 1883)*
  Lawrence Sullivan Ross (1868 - 1914)*
  Florine Ross Harrington (1870 - 1945)*
  Harvey B Ross (1873 - 1944)*
  Frank Ritchie Ross (1876 - 1938)*
  Elizabeth Ross Clarke (1878 - 1932)*
  Neville Presley Ross (1882 - 1938)*
  James Tinsley Ross (1889 - 1891)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Rebecca Ross Barnard (1831 - 1904)*
  Margaret Virginea Ross Harris (1833 - 1915)*
  Peter Fulkerson Ross (1837 - 1909)*
  Lawrence Sullivan Ross (1838 - 1898)
  James Murvin Ross (1845 - 1850)*
  Robert Shapley Ross (1848 - 1923)*
  Katherine Ross Padgitt (1851 - 1912)*
  William Hallam Ross (1853 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 31.53827, -97.11155
 
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Record added: Aug 05, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6065
Lawrence Sullivan Ross
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