JOHN ROSS WEBSITE
TO ALL ROSS DESCENDANTS
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THESE PAGES ARE A TRIBUTE TO OUR ANCESTORS
Reuniting with family allows us to appreciate the continuity of our lives. Often, when we look back to our past, it can feel as if it was a life lived by a different person.
Reconnecting with the past reminds us that the past is not separate and that it informs the present.
Hey! Go tell everyone, for heaven's sakes! WE are looking for all of our ancestors!
ADDED March 18, 2013--- PICTURE OF Mary May Rothwell and Martha Haynes Family added Charlie Ross under John Jr.
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I HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING THIS WEBSITE FOR 7 YEARS AND WILL CONTINUE. THIS INFORMATION WILL ALWAYS BE CONTINUING AND AVAILABLE
TO ANY JOHN ROSS FAMILY.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF REUBEN ROSS is relevant to our ROSS family history. The author James ROSS states that material comes from an old family
record brought from North Carolina in 1833. The branch of this ross family - our William ROSS being an older brother of Reuben ROSS.
ON LINE BOOK OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF REUBEN ROSS
John ROSS, son of William and Eliza Jane Allen ROSS, born 17 March 1800, Cape Girardeau,
Missouri married 13 March 1853 to Annis Mae GALLOWAY - ROTHWELL, a young widow with 2 sons, who had moved to Arkansas from
Tennessee with her fatherís family.
John died 7 April 1872 at Spring Hill, Arkansas and buried
near his home, he is the one ROSS Cemetery is name after.
AND thus began the Arkansas branch of our ROSS family.
Annis Mae GALLOWAY, daughter of William and Sophia COX GALLOWAY, born 27 July, 1830 in
Meigs County, Tennessee died on her birthday in 1888. She is buried by her husband in the Ross Cemetery.
Annis Mae married 6 December 1848 Meigs Co. Tennessee, Waller L. ROTHWELL born ca. 1824 son of
Richard and Lacy BARKSDALE - ROTHWELL, Annis and Waller appear in the Meigs Co. 1850
census.Rothwell family Bible records Wallerís death September 1852 in Arkansas.
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN AND ANNIS MAE GALLOWAY-ROTHWELL-ROSS
ca 1906 this is not all of the children. This group went to town and had a professional take the picture.
Left to right:Back Row: Willam ROTHWELL, George Mike PURTLE, Harrison Mouser ROSS, Martha Alice ROSS, John ROSS Jr.,
Martin (Mark) Luther ROSS
Second Row: Sarah Annis ROSS, Sally Bethany (Thena) PURTLE, Bill ROTHWELL, Dick ROTHWELL, George Washington ROSS,Margaret
Elizabeth (Meg) ROSS, Ruth Grace ROSS
Front Row: Richard ROTHWELL, John Erie ROSS. Thomas Earl ROSS, Margaret Olivia ROSS
Page came out of G W Ross Family Bible
CHILDREN (13) JOHN ROSS AND ANNIS MAE GALLOWAY ROTHWELL ROSS
2.John Richard Rothwell
B:6 Jan 1850 Meigs Co. TN.
B.19 June 1851
B:22 Nov 1853 Spring Hill AR
B:15 Jan 1854 Hempstead Co
M:Amanda J. GIBBONS 2.Sally E.ARNOLD 3.Sarah Rebecca FILES
M:Mary E. ROBERTS 2. Mary Ann MAY
M:Elizabeth Priscilla Edmondson 2.Margaret Elizabeth Smedley Moore
M:Martha Louise JONES
D:23 March 1924 Ellsville AR
D:1 Aug 1920 Shover Springs
D:21 July 1938 Union Grove
D:1930 Spring Hill AR
B:1 Sept 1856 Hempstead CO.
B.29 Jan 1858 Hempstead CO.
B:1 June 1859
B:16 March 1861 Hempstead CO
M:John Laddie EDMONDSON
M:Lewis Caston HAYNES
M:Amos Melvin MOUSER
M:George Mike PURTLE
D:18 May 1944 Fannin CO. TX.
D:1952 Bluff Springs
D:18 Aug 1905 Grayson, LA
D:31 Nov 1933 Shover Springs
B:25 Jan 1863
B.3 Aug 1864 Shover Springs
B:3 June 1866
B:19 Jan 1868
B:19 Jan 1868
M:Teague Golder STEWART
M:Andrew Wilson HAMILTON
M:Martha Alice GENTRY 2Lean POLK CLOUD
M:Lucy Annie WISE
M:Dora May 2. Charlie Jackson
D:1891 Ross Cemetery
D:11 April 1906 Billstown
D:14 May 1945 Ross Cemetery
D:26 Aug 1949 Oak Grove
D:25 June 1903 Ross Cemetery
WILLIAM (BILL) THOMAS ROTHWELL
William (Bill) Thomas born 6 Jan 1850 in Meigs Co. Tennessee son of Waller and Annis Mae GALLOWAY - ROTHWELL,
married Amanda J. Gibbons 27 Dec 1868 in Hempstead Co. Arkansas died 23 March, 1924 Ellsville, Calhoun Co., Arkansas
buried Ebenezer Cemetery, Fordyce, Arkansas.
William Lewis born 11 Sept 1869
George W born 1872
Joseph Walter 4 Feb 1873 Hempstead Co.
Susan born 1875
Robert born 1877
Agnes born 1879
Bill married 2nd Salle E ARNOLD no children born of this marriage
Bill married 3rd Sarah Rebecca FILES 3 May 1891, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth KING-FILES.
Jesse Guy born 6 Aug 1892 Chambersville, Arkansas
Richard Francis born 8 Jan 1895, Calhoun Co. Arkansas
John Richard (Dick) son of Waller and Annis Mae GALLOWAY - ROTHWELL,
born 19 June 1851 Hempstead Co. Arkansas married 18 May 1871 Mary E. ROBERTS,
2nd married Mary Ann MAY 27 Jan 1881 daughter of Benjamin MAY buried Shover Springs.
George Washington son of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY - ROSS born 22 Nov 1853 at Spring Hill, Arkansas died 21 July 1938 buried Union Grove;
married June 4, 1871 to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Priscilla EDMONDSON, daughter of William and Sarah TYREE EDMONDSON.
Lizzie born 10 Aug 1857, died 24 March, 1896 buried Liberty
John (William) born 16 April 1872 at Buck Range, Howard Co
Sarah Annis born 27 Dec 1875
Luther Payne born 14 Sept 1877
Robert Allen born 12 Nov 188O
George (Lee) born 22 Feb 1882
Ephrim McDowel born 16 Aug 1884
Martin Van Buren born 7 Feb 1887
Joe Willard born 24 June, 1889
Delcenia Elizabeth born 15 Feb 1892
Ruth Gracie born 27 May 1893
Martha (Mattie) Ann born 26 Jan 1896
George Washington ROSS then married Margaret (Meg) Elizabeth SMEDLEY MOORE a widow with 3 children.
Meg was previoulsy married to John Nunley MOORE
(1) Manerva Jane Moore born 10 April 1882
(2) Mary Ida Moore born 8 July, 1884
(3) Samuel Oscar born 13 June, 1887
Martin (Mark) Luther son of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS
Martin born 15 Jan 1854 Hempstead Co married 23 Aug 1877 to Martha Louisa (Eliza) JONES born 29 Jan 1855 Spring Hill Arkansas daughter of William and Emily MOUSER JONES.
Died after 1930 in Spring Hill.
Emma Zady born 1878
Maria born June 1879
Walter Waller Ca. born 1882 married 10 Sept 1904 to Mae CAUDLE born 1886
one son Lonnie born 19 July 1905 married Bernice JURLS they had 5 children,
Forrest married Evelyn ROSENBUM, Nora Lee married George RESHKE, Gilbert marriede Jimmie BURSON
Hubert married Carolyn GATHRIGHT, and Eula Dean married Charles FERRAND
Albert born 21 August 1886 died 3 Aprl 1935 burried Oak Grove married Lova TAYLOR
children (4) Cavis married ___Waters, Marie married Jack Starnes, Alma, and Lilliam married Jack Huckabee
Nova James born 1 Sept 1892 died March 1965 married Eva Macy LEWIS children (5) Wilburn married Minnie CLARK, Ruth married George KIDD,
Reeder married Chuck ANDERSON, Margaret (died Feb 2011 in Dallas) married J. P. Windell, and Cozette married Kelson FOSTER
Dee born 1898 married Roy BUTLER Children (7)Helen married Troy POLK, Roy Jr., Dale married Phala CLARK
Loraine, Winford, Linda, Wayne
ELIZABETH TENNESSEE ROSS EDMONDSON
Elizabeth Tennessee daughter of John and Annis Mae Galloway ROSS born Hope, Arkansas 1 Sept 1856,
died 18 May 1944 buried Lamasco Cenetery, Fannin Co. TX married John Laddie EDMONDSON
born 8 Feb 1862 died 11 May 1920 Hickory OK by explosion of mill rack
They moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma when it was Indian Territory in a wagon. John EDMONDSON was killed in 1920 when a stone in a gristmill exploded
Papa and Aunt Thena lost tract of Aunt Tennessee. When Uncle Mike and Aunt Thena got a car, Thena and Papa went to Oklahoma to try and find her.
She had moved to Texas with a daughter. They did find a son and family. Finally they drove to Wolfe City, Texas and brought her back for a visit.
While she was here, she visited us several times.
Aunt Martha would come during the time she would be with us. by Wreath ROSS JONES, Hope, Arkansas.
Martha daughter of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS
born 29 Jan 1858 Hempstead Co. died 1952 buried Bluff Springs; married 23 June 1878 to Lewis Caston HAYNES
born Oct. 1850 Camden died 1921 buried Bluff Springs son of Joseph and Lucretia (Lou) __HAYNES
John Ann born 1877 (adopted)
Baby HAYNES died birth
Joseph Johnson born 07 Sept 1883
James Lewis born 18 Sept 1885
Judson Joel born 29 June 1887
baby HAYNES died birth
Jesse Elison born 18 Aug 1891 Ardmore Chickasaw Nation Indian Territory
Mary Victoria daughter of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS
born 1 June 1859 Hempstead County, Arkansas; married 23 June 1878 Hempstead Co. Arkansas Amos Melvin MOUSER
born 1859 son of David and Margaret Ann KIRK-MOUSER.Mary died 18 Aug 1905 buried Grayson, LA.
Standing left to right: John Morgan May (Scottie's husband) Les Purtle and wife,
Zaddie Purtle Wilson and Lois Purtle
sitting: Scottie Lou Purtele May, George Mike Purtle (Scottie's father) and Annis Purtle Mullins
SALLY BETHANY (THENA) ROSS PURTLE
Sallie Bethany (Thena) daughter of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS
Born 16 March 1861 Hempstead Co. AR died 31 Nov 1933; buried Shover Springs Cemetery;
married 14 Oct 1880 George Mike PURTLE born 14 Oct 1860 son of Jesse Monroe and Mary E. SCROGGINS PURTLE died 2 Aug 1942 buried Shover Springs Cemetery.
Annis born 16 Sept.1881
Tennie born 4 June 1884
Lussie born 24 March 1886
Lossie born 24 March 1886
Lola born 24 Feb 1888
Zeddie born 12 April 1890
Scottie Lou born 1 June 1892
Jesse (Jess) born 9 March 1898
George Leslie born 20 Nov 1899
Bessie born 1900
Lois born 19 March 1902
The Purtles lived in Oak Grove and lived there until their deaths. Zeddie lived in the old log house with her daughter Autrey WILSON.
PURTLE FAMILY FAMILY PICTURES
ELIZA (LIZA) C. ROSS STEWART
Eliza C. daughter of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS
Born 25 Jan 1863 Hempstead Co. married Teague (Tige) G.(Golden) STEWART 1 Feb 1880
Lisa died 1891 and Tige died 1917 are both buried Ross Cemetery
Lee was raised by Harrison and Scott. Sid was raised by Thena and Mike PURTELL. Odessa was raised by John, Jr. and Martha Alice. Dona was raised by Harrison and Scott.
Andrew WILSON and Lucinda Ellen ROSS HAMILTON
Children right to left are John, Jessie Martin, Nathaniel Monroe, Dove, Andrew Wilson (Dock).
Between parents is Mike Purtell, Mollie Ann on Motherís lap 1902
LUCINDA ELLEN ROSS HAMILTON
Lucinda Ellen daughter of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS.
Born 3 Aug 1864 Shover Springs died 11 April 1906 buried Billstown Cemetery
married 20 Jan 1884 to Andrew Wilson HAMILTON son of Silas Monroe and Elby Annie ANDREWS HAMILTON
JOHN ROSS, JR.
John son of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS
born 3 June 1866 died 14 May 1945 buried in Ross Cemetery married 30 May 1888 Martha (Mattie) Alice GENTRY daughter of Miles Joshua and Annis Lenora deBobode BELL GENTRY; born 3 January 1870 died 6 June 1919. 2 married Lena POLK CLOUD died 4 March 1944.
Harrison Mouser son of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS.
Born 19 Jan 1868 (twin/ Scott) died 26 Aug 1949 buried Oak Grove Cemetery married 23 Feb 1888 Lucy (Annie) WISE born 19 Jan 1872 Henderson, Kentucky daughter of John F. and Sallie ARNOLD-WISE.
SCOTT ALBERT ROSS
Scott A. (twin) son of John and Annis Mae GALLOWAY ROSS.
Born 19 Jan 1868 died 25 June 1903 buried Ross Cemetery; married 18 Oct 1891 Dora MAY daughter of Ben Franklin and Catherine EDMONDSON MAY born 10 Dec 1872 died 1953. buried Oak Grove; married 2nd Charlie JACKSON.
Mertie born 10 Nov 1892 died 29 Aug 1893 buried Ross cemetery
Hiram born 8 April 1894 died 9 July 1894 buried Ross cemetery.
Bama born 23 July 1895 died 25 Aug 1990 buried Oak Grove. "she mothered us all"
Vergie born 18 June 1897 died 6 July 1897 buried Ross cemetery.
Audry born 28 July 1899 died 12 Jan 1984 buried Oak Grove
Letha born 30 July 1900 died 1 Nov 1934 married Louis V. FRONTZ buried Oak Grove
When Bama shared her father Scott and twin Harrisonís pictures in their suits
she said Their mother Annis made the thread, wove it into material and made the suits.
The color was brown and they had matching black hats.
Bama and Audry and Robert May raised Paul FRONTZ lived in the home place at Shover Springs by the Ross Cemetery. The Frontz still live adjacent to the homeplace.
1850 John ROSS Sr. was 50 years old in Missouri a farmer. He could read and write.
1860 John and Annis Mae ROSS value of real estate $3,200.00.
Spring Hill township 1860 census.
The Ross Cemetery is a private family cemetery located on 320 acres homsteaded by John Ross ca 1821 before Arkansas became a state BARBARA ROSS IMPSON pays for the upkeep of this cemetery. PLEASE send a donation to help with the expenses
BARBARA ROSS IMPSON, 3291 HWY 278 E, HOPE, ARKANSAS 71801
The cemetery is found by driving 6 miles on Hwy 32 South of Hope, turning toward Shover Springs, turning right past Oak Grove Church, going 3 miles South. it is 50 yards square.
A chain link fence borders with a huge oak tree growing in the middle. Aunt Tena called it Ma's tree because as the barn burned her mother Annis Galloway Ross leaned against it and cried.
A man (name unknown) was staying at the Ross home took sick and died and was the first buried there.
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