James Ross, Sr.and Nancy Miller

Descendants of James Ross, Sr. and NANCY MILLER

 of Kentucky & Kansas


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        Following is our Ross family tree. As stated on the Ross page, our Ross family begins in the late 1790s Kentucky with James Ross, Sr., and goes forward through MO, IA, KS, and ID.  James Ross Jr., George Washington Ross, and George Riley Ross are all buried in the Freeze Cemetery in Latah County, ID along with James William Ross and his 2nd wife Rosanna Hampton.

Please note that our direct line is shown in blue letters.

1 JAMES ROSS, Sr. Sr. b: Abt 1793 KY d:  September 20, 1859 in Woodson County, KS 
+Nancy Miller b: Madison County, KY m: May 15, 1814 in Estill Co, KY. She died after 1859 in probably in Wilson County, KS.
     2 John Ross b: 1820 MO d: January 20, 1861 in Sedgwick County, KS and is buried in Wilson County, KS.
       +Sarah Ann Jones b: 1820 d: December 31, 1872 Coyville, Wilson County, KS m: February 23, 1836 in Jackson County, MO. Daughter of Anderson Jones.
     2 Priscilla Ross b: Abt 1818
       +John Daily m: May 01, 1834
       *2nd Husband of Priscilla Ross:
       +Hawkins Landrum m: January 09, 1853
       *3rd Husband of Priscilla Ross:
        +John Dougherty d about 1868 m: August 16, 1857 Taylor County, IA
     2 Jacob Ross b: Abt 1822 d: January 9, 1873
        +1) Sarah Martin March 25, 1842. She died in 1849.
        +2) Malinda Eveland m: April 29, 1849 in Nodaway County, MO
        +3)Sarah Garrens m: December 31, 1865 in Taylor County, IA
        +4)Julia Ann Cordell Garrens m: 1867.  Widow of Absalom Garrens

JAMES ROSS, Jr. b: April 07, 1824 Buchanan County, MO d: July 27, 1909 in Latah County, ID.
+1)RACHEL E. JONES b: ca 1818-1820 d: in 1860 Wilson County, KS. Daughter of Anderson Jones.
            3 James William Ross b: October 09, 1847 Page County, IA d February 25, 1921 in Palouse, WA
               +Rosanna Hampton
b: 1847 d: 1927 Latah Co., ID m: December 20, 1865 in Humbolt, Allen County, KS. 
            3 Nancy Jane Ross b: IA
              +Sampson Cordell m: April 19, 1872
            3 Mary Elizabeth Ross b: IA
            3 John A. Ross b: IA
            3 Benjamin F. Ross b: IA. Lived in ID.
            3 Louisa C. Ross b: IA
              +Albert McKinley m: November 19, 1873
GEORGE WASHINGTON ROSS b Dec 23, 1859 Wilson County, KS d: May 14, 1945 in Colfax, WA
AGNES ELIZABETH LYND (Charles, Samuel, John) b: Jan 27, 1872 WA County, KS m: Aug 29, 1886
               in Potlatch, Nez Perce County, ID d  August 10, 1939 in Nez Pierce County, ID
GEORGE RILEY ROSS b: July 20, 1887 ID d: November 01, 1918 in Judith Gap, MT
                 LOTTIE VIOLA SMITH, b: Sept. 9, 1884 Clay Center, Clay County, NE m: Dec 23, 1909 in Bovil, ID d: Dec 13, 1950
                    in Arlington, Snohomish County, WA (dau of Frank Smith & Eliza Olive Sumner)
NEVA VIOLA ROSS b: 1911 d: 1998
b: 1902 d: 1976 (Myron, Clark, Harvey, Gideon, David,
                           Ebenezer, Samuel, Honorable Phillip)
        +2) Second Wife of James Ross, Jr. Mary Ellen Empson  b: 1846 IL d:  ID. m: Oct. 25, 1865 Woodson Co, KS
           3 Jacob H. Ross b: April 1865 KS
           3 Anna E. Ross b: Dec. 1870 KS
             +John I. Daniels
           3 Edward Miller Ross b: Nov 26, 1871 Coyville, KS d: Dec 30, 1944 in Orofino, ID
              +Nellie Ann Lynd, sister of great grandmother Agnes Elizabeth Lynd. b: 1875 m: 1896 d: 1949
           3 Adam E. Ross b: 1873 KS
           3 Lilly Mary Ross b: Aug. 1875 KS
            +James W. Jeremiah
     2 Margaret Ross b: 1827 d: Bef. 1859. m: Nelson Bucklin/Buckland March 28, 1850 in Nodaway, MO.
     2 William M. Ross b: June 20, 1829 d: Abt 1862 in Adams County, IA
           +Almira Mason m: August 14, 1849 in Nodaway Co, MO
*2nd Wife of William M. Ross:
           +Nancy Shannon m: July 03, 1853 in Taylor County, IA
     2 Nehemiah Ross b: Abt 1830 d: Dec 01, 1864 in Georgia in the Civil War
         +Louisa Dodson m: March 31, 1859 in Taylor County, IA
     2 Nancy Jane Ross b: May 02, 1832 Jackson Co, MO d: Oct. 03, 1915

        +William Allumbaugh m: Mar. 22, 1851 in Taylor County, IA
     2 Elizabeth Ross b: Abt 1834 Jackson County, MO - Settled in "Origon."
     2 Samuel Ross b: 1838 MO
     2 George W. Ross b: Abt 1840
        +Louisa Unknown
     2 Peter Ross b: March 10, 1842 d: January 10, 1901
        +Matilda C. House m: December 24, 1871 in Wilson County, KS


* Examine the life and death of Nehemiah Ross, and see proof of his marriage, his orphans Ellen and Licena Ross, and how Benjamin Dodson fought for the orphans' pension from Nehemiah's Civil War service. More importantly, see the proof that he was not a deserter.
* Read about the murder of well known Kansas settler and hunter John Ross.
* Learn about homesteading in Montana.
* Observe how life was for our ancestors while they restlessly roamed from place to place ever westward bound.
Sources include IA, KS, MO, and ID census reports, James Ross Sr.'s 1859 estate, miscellaneous Wilson County marriages, other estates, historical accounts, property deeds, legal papers such as lawsuits, military files, and more. Many of these actual documents are included in the Appendix.


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