NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Ross is one of the most ancient and distinguished Scottish surnames. George Ross, the first of the name in New England, born in Scotland in 1635, settled in early life at New Haven, Connecticut; removed to Albany, New York, and thence in, or before 1669 to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, where many generations of his descendants have lived. As early as 1709 we find at Killingly, Windham county, Conn., Daniel Ross, who was living in the adjoining parish of Scotland in the same county, in 1731.
(I) Simeon Ross, the first of the lineage of this family in Connecticut, may have been related to the Windham county family. He settled in Litchfield, Litchfield county, and married Mary ____. His wife died in 1777, and was the first person buried in the South Farms west burying ground.
Daniel (?) was of Litchfield county, 1790, having two males over sixteen, two under that age, and two females in his family.
Simeon, born at Litchfield, June 29, 1753.
Asher, Jan. 20, 1755, mentioned below.
Sarah, July 8, 1758.
Mercy, May 6, 1761.
Elizabeth, Jan. 12, 1763.
(II) Asher, son of Simeon Ross, was born at Litchfield, Jan. 20, 1755. He settled in Kent, Litchfield county, and about 1790 removed to the Royal Grant in northern New York, locating there about 1800. He cleared a farm and lived there the rest of his life. He died about 1828.
Noble, Samuel, John, William, Watson, Amanda and Sophia.
Samuel and John L. Ross became prominent physicians in western New York.
(III) Noble, son of Asher Ross, was born in Kent, Conn., Dec. 26, 1782. He had a common school education, and learned the trade of carpenter and millwright, which he followed at Norway, N.Y., until 1806, the time of his marriage. He then settled on a farm in Herkimer county. He was a skillful mechanic and a prosperous farmer. He was captain of a company of state militia and served in the war of 1812.
In politics he was a Democrat. A man of integrity and good judgment, he was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
He married Tempa, daughter of Reuben Kelsey.
Children, born in Herkimer county:
1. Dayton, Feb. 5, 1807.
2. Charles H., May 5, 1809, died young.
3. Eliza, Sept. 24, 1811.
4. Charles, June 28, 1813, mentioned below.
5. Jemima, Sept. 21, 1815.
6. Dan K., Dec. 15, 1817.
7. Chauncey, Jan. 22, 1819.
8. Corinne C., April 24, 1822.
9. Lester E., April 18, 1824.
10. Emily M., April 21, 1826.
11. Sophia L., Nov. 28, 1828.
12. Almeda G., Aug. 17, 1831.
Of this family, Corinne C., Emily M. and Almeda were living in 1910.
(IV) Charles, son of Noble Ross, was born in Herkimer county, June 28, 1813. He attended the public schools, and learned the trade of carpenter when a young man. He had a farm, and also followed his trade throughout his life. In 1838 he moved to Lewis county, N.Y. and settled on a farm in Martinsburg, whre he lived for eighteen years. In 1860 he moved to a farm in Lowville, where his son Howard now(1910) resides, and in 1878 he moved to the village of Lowvile, where he spent his last years working at his trade. He was captain of the militia compnay at Norway, Herkimer county. In politics he was a Republican, in religion a Methodist. He died at Lowville, Feb. 8, 1901.
He married (first) Jan. 4, 1838, Susannah, daughter of Samuel Carpenter of Norway, N.Y. He married (second) June 28, 1893, Mrs. Mary J. Lewis, who survives him.
Children of first wife:
1. Watson Franklin, born July 16, 1839.
2. Eugenia Viola, March 7, 1841.
3. Helen M., March 17, 1843.
4. Walter Delavan, July 20, 1845.
5. Samuel Noble, Dec. 3, 1846.
6. Erwin Mandeville, Dec. 12, 1849.
7. Orvilla Jackson, Aug. 28, 1850.
8. Dennis Farwell, May 8, 1853.
9. Howard Deloss, Oct. 1, 1855.
10. Charles DeWitt, Jan. 14, 1857.
11. Herman J., July 1, 1858.
12. Susanna Victor, April 21, 1860.
13. Frederick M. S., June 10, 1862.
(V) Howard Deloss, son of Charles Ross, was born in Martinsburg, Lewis county, N.Y., Oct. 1, 1855, and was educated in the district schools and Lowville Academy. After teaching school two winters he chose agriculture for an occupiation, settling March 10, 1879, on the homestead which he leased for a period of thirteen years and then purchased. He has made it one of the finest and most profitable dairy farms in the county. In 1908 he took his two sons into partnership with him as H. D. Ross & Sons. He has a large herd of tested Holsteins and Jerseys. Individual records are kept with each cow, and the cows remain in the herd only upon their merits of production. For many years the milk has been retailed in Lowville, and sinc 1908 they have built and equipped sanitary stables of concrete and iron construction throughout, the sand, gravel and stones being obtained from their pits, which are located within fifty rods of the buildings. Since 1909 they have been actively engaged in concrete construction throughout the county, having the first power mixer and equipment in the township. They make a business of breeding and growing farm seeds of all kinds, and are also agents for all kinds of farm equipments, lime and fertilizers. The Homestead has been named "Rossdale," and has been Mr. Ross' home since he was five years old.
Mr. Ross and family are members of the Lowville Grange, No. 71, Patrons of Husbandry, of which he was master for three years. He is a prominent member and deacon of the Baptist church of Lowville. In politics he is a Republican.
He married, Jan. 28, 1879, Frankie J. Bowen, born at Lowville, Jan. 18, 1858, daughter of Orrin and Deborah (Jacobs) Bowen. Mrs. Ross is a member of the local chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
1. Jesse H., born Jan. 24, 1881; educated in public schools of Lowville, Lowville Academy, and a business college; associated with his father in farming, and one of the corporation; he is a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, No. 759, also Oriental Encampment, No. 135, of Carthage, N.Y.
Married, Aug. 19, 1903, Amelia S. Miller.
Charles Howard and Clarence Theodore.
2. Orrin F., born Oct. 10, 1885, educated at Lowville Academy and the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, assocaited in farming and building with his father in the corporation; is a member of the local lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, No. 134.
3. Ethel L., born April 14, 1890; educated at Lowville Academy.
4. Clara L., born June 6, 1893, educated at Lowville Academy.
Four other children died in infancy.
James Ross, said to have been the first settler of this family, ws born in Ayrshire, Scotland, according to family tradition. He settled in Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, about 1790. There were various Scottish and Scotch-Irish families of this name in Vermont in 1790, but their relationship is not known. One, James Ross, was at Tinmouth, Rutland county in 1790, and had five in his family; another, James Ross, of Tomlinson, Windham county, had two males over sixteen, three under that age, and five females in his family.
(II) Solomon, son of James Ross, was born in Charlotte, Vermont, 1790, died in Dickinson, Franklin county, New York, 1838. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. He located, in 1812, or earlier, at Dickinson.
He married Phebe Benson, born at Hinesburg, Vermont.
Polly, Marius, Amanda, Horace (mentioned below), Solomon, Luthera, Cyrus, Calista and Carlos.
(III) Horace, son of Solomon Ross, was born in Dickinson, N.Y., 1812, died there in 1865. He received a common school education, and followed farming all his active life in his native town.
In politics he was a Democrat.
He married Charlotte, born at Dickinson, 1833, died in 1900, daughter of Charles and Salome Clark.
One child: Milton Horace, mentioned below.
(IV) Milton Horace, son of Horace Ross, was born in Dickinson, Franklin county, N.Y., Jan. 8, 1858. He attended the public schools and graduated from the Lawrenceville Academy in the class of 1878. He established a general store at Lawrenceville when he was but twenty years old and has continued with marked success to the present (1910) time. Until 1893 he was in partnership under the firm name of Dana & Ross, and since then he has been the sole proprietor.
In politics he is a Republican; has been town clerk for the past sixteen years, and is now serving his second term as supervisor of the town. He is a member of the Deer River Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of North Lawrence; the local lodge of Odd Fellows at Lawrenceville, and has held all the offices in succession; Deer River Grange, Patrons of Husbandry.
In religion he is a Congregationalist.
He married (first) in 1883, Mary C., daughter of E. M. Dana, of Lawrenceville; she died in 1894. He married (second), Josie, daughter of W. D. Wilder.
Child of first wife:
Carl, born July 18, 1886; associated in business with his father in the general store; married Alice Raymond.
Children of second wife:
Lawrence, born Aug. 8, 1898.
Horace, April 23, 1900.
Robert, died in infancy.
Infant, died young.
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