Capt Shapley Prince Ross

Capt Shapley Prince Ross

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 17 Sep 1889 (aged 78)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 1, Lot 6
Memorial ID 9925751 View Source
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(The Austin Weekly Statesman, 19 September 1889)
Burial of Capt. Ross.
Special to the Statesman.

Waco, September 18. – The remains of Capt. Shapley P. Ross were buried this afternoon in Oakwood cemetery with Masonic honors. The funeral procession was fully two miles long and the street was lined with citizens, who stood with hats off to watch the line of carriages. Gov. Ross, son of the deceased, Senator Coke and Gen. Thomas Harrison and a large number of prominent veterans were present. Every business house in the city, including drug stores and saloons were closed in the evening as a mark of respect to the dead. (David Gode: #9925751)



Ordained preacher of the gospel, Davis Bainbridge, married Shapely Ross & Catherine Fulkerson on the 4th of November 1830 in Saint Charles, Missouri filing the licenses on the 14th of January 1831.

Census data:

1830: Harrison, Lincoln County, Missouri
Shapley Ross aged 19 years old living with is widowed mother Mary Prince Ross.
1 Male between the ages 15 and 20 years.
1 Female between the ages 60 and 70 years.
And 12 slaves.


4 Nov 1830: Ordained preacher of the gospel, Davis Bainbridge, married Shapley Ross & Catherine Fulkerson on the 4th of November 1830 in Saint Charles, Missouri filing the licenses on the 14th of January 1831.


1840:

1850: Milam & Williamson District, Milam County, Texas
(Hotel)
Shapley P Ross (39, KY) Head – Hotel Keeper
Catharine (38, VA) Wife
Mary R (18, MS) Daughter
Margaret B (16, MS) Daughter
Peter F (13, IO) Son
Sullivan (12, IO) Son
Ann (8, TX) Daughter
James M (6, TX) Son
Robert S (2, TX) Son

1860: Waco, McLennan County, Texas:
S. P. Ross (50, KY) Head – Farmer
C. H. (48, VA) Wife
P. F. (23, IO) male – Capt. States Service
L. S. (21, IO) male – Capt. States Service
Amsis (17, TX) female
Robert S. (12, TX) male – in school
Katie (8, TX) female – in school
William (6, TX) male
Lizzie (12, TX) female (Indian)
Parblo (14, Mexico) male, mix
Domingo (35, Mexico) female, mix

1870:

1880: Waco, McLennan County, Texas
S. P. Ross (70, KY) Head
C. H. (67, VA) Wife
(Living next door to widowed son Peter F. Ross and his daughter Mary J. and son S. P.)


Original material By Donzas:
(B: Ky. D: Waco, Tx. Built the first house in Waco, Tx. He was a hotel operator, postmaster, Indian Agent, and cattle drover leaving his mark on Texas history.)