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 Catherine Hanby <I>Fulkerson</I> Ross

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Catherine Hanby Fulkerson Ross

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 22 Sep 1886 (aged 73)
Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 35587287 View Source
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"The Governors Mom"
Catherine was more than one of the "founding mothers" of a city. She was the mother of a Texas Ranger, a Confederate General, a sheriff, a senator, a governor, a college president...and a university. Catherine H. Fulkerson was born September 27, 1812 in Rockingham Co., Virginia, where her father had served as sheriff. She moved to the Missouri Territory in 1814 with her parents. They settled in Darst Bottom, St Charles County. Catherine married shapley Prince Ross in St. Charles County, Missouri, on November 4, 1830. Catherine and Shapley had nine children. Mary Rebecca, Margaret Virginia, born October 23, 1833,
Peter F., born in Iowa, July 27, 1836, Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, born in Iowa, September 27, 1838,
Ann, born on Little river, Milam county, Texas, May 8, 1841, Mervin, born on Little river, where the town of Cameron now is, February 8, 1843, died at Waco, six years old; Robert S., the first white child born in McClennan county, was born in a tent, under a big live-oak tree, on Station creek, May 23, 1848, Kate, born January 6, 1851, the first white child born in Waco, and the first to cross the suspension bridge at that place, William H., born in Waco, August 18, 1852. Catherine is my eighth great grandmother on my mothers side.



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  • Created by: Ben Lilly
  • Added: 6 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35587287
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/35587287/catherine-hanby-ross : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Hanby Fulkerson Ross (27 Sep 1812–22 Sep 1886), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35587287, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ben Lilly (contributor 47109648) .