Biography of John H. Ross
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Ross, John H., was an early settler in Ontario county, having come from the east at an early date with the family of his father, John Ross, the latter afterward going to Clarkson, where he lived and died. John H. was a farmer chiefly, though he was a practical stone mason and made that his businesq prior to his marriage. He lived at one time in Parma, then moved to Lookport, and from the latter place came to Carlton about 1842. Ten years later he came to Albion, and for ten years lived on the Burrows farm. During his early life Mr. Ross had accumulated some means, hence could afford to live in comparative retirement. He died in 1889, aged seventy seven years. His widow, who still survives him, was Nancy Porter, daughter of George and Anna Porter, who were for some years residents of Albion. The children of John H. and Nancy Ross were: Charles D., of Albion, and Ellen A., wife of A. G. Fox, now living in Pennsylvania. Charles D. Ross was born in Parma, April 29, 1837, and spent his early life with his parents. He entered the post office as a clerk, and while there learned telegraphy also and had charge of the office at Albion during the war of 1861-5. Since then Mr. Ross has engaged in the insurance business, in which he is very successful. He became a Mason in 1875 and a member of the A. O. U. W. in 1884. On June 12, 1861, he married Edna E., daughter of Harmon and Harriet Stone, of Genesee county, and to them one child was born, Eloise S. Ross.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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