Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
The Honorable John Ross, son of Thomas Ross,
Jr. and Jane Chapman, was appointed Assistant Judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1830. He died in 1834 and is interred at a small family cemetery located on the Ross Common Manor Estate that he built around 1810 (located south of Saylorsburg).
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Feb 19, 1834 West Chester, Pennsylvania Chester VILLAGE RECORD
Death Notice Judge ROSS, whose death was recently noticed, was considered a sound Lawyer – and in his early life, he was a zealous advocate – we often witnessed his zeal and heard the thunder of his voice before their 'Honors, and Gentlemen of the Jury: ' But the Judge had some peculiarities of character, (as who has not?) - He owned a favorite Tavern Stand and Farm, just north of the Wind Gap in Northampton county, called ROSS-COMMON, now occupied by Mr. James Ely, a friend of ours who began the business of life with a pretty good resolution – which still continues – and whose Venison, Trout, and Buckwheat cakes, have a peculiar zest when the weary traveller seats himself at his well spread table. On his farm the Judge directed his earthly tabernacle to be deposited – and his body was placed in a leaden coffin – carried thither, and entombed. We imagine he has directed a plain monument to be erected, to tell the enquiring traveller where rests the 'MAN OF ROSS.'
Feb 12, 1834 West Chester, Pa., Chester VILLAGE RECORD newspaper
Death Notice In Philadelphia on Friday, the 31st ult. Of Apoplexy, Hon. JOHN ROSS, aged about 64 years, one of the Associate Judges of the Supreme Court, and formerly President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in this district – Judge Ross was several years a member of Congress and at different periods of his life had been selected by the executive of the State, to fill important and responsible offices. His health was sudden, having the day previous occupied his seat upon the Bench, in his usual health...