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Ross Family Vault
Briar Hill Cemetery

Essex, Essex County, New York
DIRECTIONS: This vault is located on the west side of Briar Hill Cemetery. Briar Hill is on the south side of Route 22 just west of the hamlet of Essex, New York.

NOTES:

ROSS
plaque over the vault entrance: H.H. ROSS    1853

ROSS - Vault 6
henry h. Rofs    May 9, 1857 - Dec. 14, 1882    Requiefcat in pace
(NOTE: Plaque badly fractured, pieces lying on floor but easy to read. Vault not disturbed.)

ROSS - Vault 7
Jane Chambers Faulder    Wife of James B. Rofs    Dec. 20, 1829 - Mar. 2, 1875    Requiescat in pace.
(NOTE: Plaque disfigured by paint, still mounted, easy to read, some cracks. Vault not disturbed.)

FAIRBANKS - Vault 11
Rev. J. NEWTON FAIRBANKS    Died Sept. 16, 1871.    AE. 42 Yrs.
(NOTE: Plaque disfigured by paint, easy to read, still mounted, no cracks, in relatively good condition. Vault not disturbed.)

ROSS - Vault 13
HENRY H. ROSS    Born May 9, 1790    Died Sept. 14, 1862
(NOTE: Plaque disfigured by paint, easy to read, still mounted, no cracks, in relatively good condition. Vault not disturbed.)

ROSS - Vault 14
Susannah B. Ross    Wife of    Henry H. Ross    Born 1804 - Died 1877
(NOTE: Plaque badly fractured, pieces lying on the floor, some pieces not located, unable to read accurately, especially middle two lines, missing data taken from family records. Vault not disturbed.)

ROSS - Vault 15
WILLIAM D. ROSS    BORN Oct. 5, 1830    DIED Oct. 25, 1861
(NOTE: Plaque badly fractured, pieces lying on floor, data visible and legible, missing data from family records. Vault not disturbed.)

ROSS - Vault 18
DANIEL ROSS,    Died March 10, 1831,    aged 67 years.
(NOTE: Plaque still mounted, some age cracks, easy to read, in fairly good condition. Note that an error occurred in the original carving where the death year was carved as 1833 then a 1 (one) was carved over the last 3. This has been incorrectly read as an 8. Other family records and a grave marker standing in the vault entry confirm the correct date as 1831. Vault not disturbed.)

ROSS - Vault 19
ELIZABETH GILLILAND    WIFE OF    DANIEL ROSS,    Died Aug. 3, 1847    aged 83 years.
(NOTE: Plaque badly fractured, pieces lying on floor, some pieces not located, easy to read, missing data from other family records. Vault has been broken into.)

ROSS - Grave Stone Against Wall
SACRED    TO THE MEMORY    OF    DANIEL ROSS    ONE OF THE FIRST INHABITANTS    OF ESSEX    WHO DIED    MARCH 10th 1831    AGED 67 YEARS
BE YE THEREFORE ALSO READY
FOR THE SON OF MAN COMETH
AT AN HOUR WHEN YE THINK NOT
(NOTE: Top piece is broken off and is lying fractured on the floor, larger bottom piece is leaning against the vault wall. This stone confirms the 1831 death date.)