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James "Thomas" Ross
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1827
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1893
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA

JAMES "THOMAS" ROSS.3, (THOMAS ROSS.2, ANDREW ROSS.1) born: 25 January 1827, Maury County Tennessee, died: 30 June 1893, Donnellson, Montgomery County Illinois, buried; Reno Bethel Cemetery, Reno, Bond County Illinois, son of; THOMAS ROSS and SARAH "Sally" ARMSTRONG, married: 6 February 1854, Montgomery County Illinois, MARY JANE HAMILTON, born: 24 November 1825, died: 16 November 1855, buried; Reno Bethel Cemetery, Reno, Bond County Illinois, Child; MARY "Molly" ANGELINE (ROSS) GATES (Mrs. Jack Gates)

JAMES THOMAS ROSS, married second; 25 February 1857, Bond County Illinois, CATHERINE B. McNEELY, born: 24 March 1824, North Carolina, died: 29 January 1875, buried; Reno Bethel Cemetery, Reno, Bond County Illinois, Children; SARAH "ANNA" (ROSS) LEWEY (Mrs. Edward A. Lewey), MARIAM IRENE ROSS, JULIA ETTA (ROSS) BOONE (Mrs. William D. Boone), BABY ROSS, IDA JANE ROSS

Source; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900


Source; Obituary for JAMES THOMAS ROSS

James Thomas Ross, died at Donnellson Illinois, 30 June 1893, he was born in Maury County Tennessee, in 1827, came to Montgomery County Illinois with his parents in 1829, and lived there until his death.

Source; Notes written by Olive Kaune, who researched the family genealogy starting in the 1920's, Grand Mother to Mary (Harrell) Enos

The family came to Illinois in 1829, James lived with his parents until his marriage to Mary Jane Hamilton, born 24 November 1825, died 16 November 1855, James built his house in the East Fork township, which was his first home, in what was later called Donnellson, Illinois, he was a kind man and very friendly, and like his brothers and the Armstrong's had the beautiful stricking Blue Eyes, he lived all his married life at the same place, and became prosperous, he had a large farm, he also had a Hardware Store with his son-in-law, W. B Boone, J. Thomas Ross had bought himself some land to build a house of frame on the corner where it still stands. The house was kept in good repair, and few remember that it was so old, all th eolder people still remember Ucle J. Thomas Ross, Uncle J. Thomas's house was on one side of the railroad Crossing and he was on his way to see his crops, which were on the other side of the tracks, when he was Struck and Killed, he may be buried in Bethel cemetery, J. Thomas Ross, had a daughter born to him from his first marriage to Mary Jane Hamilton, he married a second time after Mary Jane's death on 25 February 1857, Catherine B. McNeely, born 24 March 1824, died 19 January 1877 or 29 January 1875, Five Children blessed this Union.

James Thomas Ross and Mary Jane Hamilton had one daughter, Mary Angeline Ross, born 3 August 1855 and died 1934, she married JACK GATES, after the death of her mother Mary Jane (Hamilton) Ross, her Dad let her go live at the home of Uncle Billy Ross, and his wife, Becky (Armstrong) Ross, Sally was the Grand Mother of Mary Angeline Ross, and Billy was a Half Brother to James Thomas Ross,there were two older daughters in the Ross home to care for a baby, they were Jane and Ann, they likely took care of the baby before the Mother died, for that was before the time of the Rubber nipple and so in some ways necessity is the mother of invention, they fixed a Goose Quill into a bottle and had a way for the baby to get milk, Mary was called "Molly" and she married Jack Gates, Mollie was born at her fathers home farm and lived with her father and step mother after he remarried, it also seems Mollie was raised by her Aunt Jane Taylor and Aunt Ann Caulk, I think they were the daughters of Rebecca Armstrong Ross, Grandmother had the children of Mollie and Jack Gates and I can't quite understand the way she has them written down, so I will attempt to duplicate, (Mary Enos) DORRIS GATES, RUTH GATES, ROSS GATES, ALBERT GATES, ETHEL (GATES) BLACKMAN/BLACKBURN, (Mrs Frank) MAY (GATES) KNIGHTON, CARRIE (GATES) ROY-RAY MITCHEL ?, RUFUS STODDARD, JACK NIL ? CHARLES and CLARA (twins) died early

Family links: 
  Thomas Ross (1786 - 1835)
  Sarah Anna Armstrong Ross (1799 - 1841)
  Mary Jane Hamilton Ross (1825 - 1855)
  Catherine B. McNeely Ross (1824 - 1875)
  Mary Angeline Ross Gates (1855 - 1934)*
  Sarah Anna Ross Lewey (1857 - 1906)*
  Meriam Irene Ross (1860 - 1862)*
  Julia Etta Ross Boone (1862 - 1924)*
  Infant Ross (1865 - 1865)*
  Ida Jane Ross (1866 - 1867)*
  William Brethot Ross (1808 - 1863)**
  John Milton Ross (1823 - 1901)*
  Andrew Blackburn Ross (1824 - 1884)*
  James "Thomas" Ross (1827 - 1893)
*Calculated relationship
Reno Bethel Cemetery
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Marilyn Pederson
Originally Created by: Carolynn Eilts
Record added: Feb 09, 2011
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James Thomas Ross
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