Archibald Ross

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Wayne County Pioneer # 1

Archibald Ross
Born 1786
Died Sep 1850
Spouse(s) Mary Ann "Molly" Morrison
Children John Finley, James, William B, Archibald Jr., Reynolds Randall, Henry

Archibald Ross (1766-1850)

Biographical Sketch[edit | edit source]

Archibald Ross was born about 1766 in Antrim, Ireland. He married Mary Ann (Molly) Morrison in 1792. Mary Ann Morrison was born 1770 in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. Six sons were born to this union in Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland, Pennsylvania : John Finley (1793-1870), James (1794-1882), William B. (1798-1845), Archibald Jr. (1801-1884), Reynolds Randall (1802-1845) and Henry (1805-1894). Archibald Ross died September 1850 at the age of 84 years in Holmes Co. Ohio. His wife Mary Ann Ross died in 1849. Archibald Ross purchased the southwest quarter of section 29 in Salt Creek Township, Wayne County, Ohio on 20 April 1814. He was listed in the 1820 Census and tax records of Ohio 1816, 1818 and 1820. Family Bible records were used as evidence.

Descendants[edit | edit source]

  • Archibald Ross (1766-1850) married Mary Ann “Molly” Morrison
    • John Finley Ross (1793-1870) married Sarah Tracey on 27 May 1834 in Wayne County, Ohio [1]
      • Finley Ross (1842-1893) married Catharine Swart
        • William Howard Ross (1879-1966) married Mabel Grace Garrett
          • Myrtle R Hawken 1905-2007


  • Archibald Ross (1766-1850) married Mary Ann “Molly” Morrison
    • Reynolds Randall Ross (1802-1845) married Eliza Boone
      • George W Ross (1827-1902) married Mary Emeline Pinkerton
        • Olive P Ross (1869-1939) married Harvey E Wear
          • Mary Bell Wear (1865-1933) married Willis Strine Martin
            • Ruth Ellen Martin married George E Brown
              • Cheryl Brown Abernathy


  • Archibald Ross (1766- 1850) married Mary Ann “Molly” Morrison
    • William B. Ross (1798-1845) married Margaret Darby
      • James A. Ross (1838- 1896) Martha A Kerr/Kier
        • William James Ross (1864-1945) married Alverda Young
          • James Martin Ross (1887-1957) married Ethel King
            • Opel Arlene Ross (1916- 1995) married Ira Fulton Allen
              • Bernice Arlene Allen Weirough

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wayne County, Ohio Marriage Records Volume 4A, page 86