Charlotte (Lathrop) Paine Ross was the daughter of Jedediah and Sarah (Tracy) Lathrop, Sr. She was the 2nd wife of Rev. Edward Paine. He was a minister in the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They were married February 17, 1802 and he died July 8, 1820. She then became the 2nd wife of Jesse Ross. They were married August 8, 1824 and he died October 1, 1843.