The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
Ann Ross1 (F)
(circa 1828 - October 1889)
Last Edited=30 Mar 2005
Ann Ross was born circa 1828 in Ireland.1 She was the daughter of (?) Ross.2 Ann married John Rafferty, son of (?) Rafferty.1 Ann and John had at least eight children. These children are Thomas, Edward, John, Ann, James, Mary, Ellen and Elizabeth.1 Ann and John immigrated before 1847 to the United States of America, because their first son was born in Connecticut. I do not know if they immigrated together or if they came separately.1
Mrs. Ann (Ross) Rafferty, age unknown
Ann, John and their children moved to Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio sometime after their son, James, was born in April of 1853.1
John, age 34, and Ann, age 32, were enumerated on the 1860 Federal Census in Ironton. Also enumerated in this household were their children: John (age 13), Thomas (age 11), Ann (age 10), James (age 8), Edward (age 7), Mary (age 3), and Ellen (age 1). His real estate was valued at $150 and his personal estate was valued at $30.1 Follow the link to see the census image.
John died circa 26 May 1864, leaving Ann a widow.3 Ann, age 40, was enumerated in the household of Anna and Thomas Rafferty (her daughter-in-law and son) on the 1870 Federal Census in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. Also enumerated here are several of her daughters: Mary (age 13), Ellen (age 11), Elizabeth (age 9), and Annie (age 20).4 Follow the link to see the census image. Ann, age 52, was enumerated in the household of Anna and Thomas Rafferty (her daughter-in-law and son) on the 1880 Federal Census in Ironton. She is not able to write.5 Follow the link to see the census image. Ann died in October 1889.6 She was 61 old. She was buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.
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