NSSAR ACN 54533, 2nd Lt. in Capt. Owen Ruble's Co., Virginia Militia

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Lt. Daniel Ross in Captain Owen Rubel's Militia, Virginia

The Daniel ROSS Family in Captain Owen Rubel's Militia District, Henry County, Virginia

DANIEL ROSS, son of JOHN and SARAH ROSS, was born November 09, 1740 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, and died 1822 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He married ELIZABETH "BETTY" GARTH 1761 in Louisa County, (now Albermarle) Virginia, daughter of JOHN GARTH.  She was born 1747 in Trinity, Louisa County, Virginia, and died 1807 in New Castle, Henry County, Virginia.
Note: Daniel Ross birth place, Cromarty is a town in Highland, Scotland. It is in the historic county of Ross and Cromarty.

The thirteen children of DANIEL ROSS and ELIZABETH GARTH are:

01.  JOHN ROSS, was born about 1761 in Louisa County, Virginia, and died before November 1822.

02.  WILLIAM ROSS was born about 1763 in Louisa County, Virginia.

03.  SARAH "SALLY" ROSS was born about 1764 in Louisa County, Virginia, and died September 18, 1854 in Franklin County, Virginia. She married JAMES COX on January 22, 1799 in Franklin County, Virginia. He was born on May 16, 1745 in Antrim Parish, Peytonsburg, Halifax County, Virginia and died about 1833 in Patrick County, Virginia.

04.  ELIZABETH "BETSY" ROSS was born 1767 in Franklin County, Virginia, and died before November 16, 1822 in Kentucky. She married THOMAS WHITE RUBLE, the son of CAPTAIN OWEN RUBLE and ELEANOR WHITE, on October 17, 1786 in Franklin County, Virginia. He was born in Virginia and died in Kentucky.

05.  NATHANIEL ROSS was born about 1768 in Virginia. He married MILDRED "MILLY" PENN on December 20, 1794 in Patrick County, Virginia. She was born about 1774 in Amherst County, Virginia.

06.  DAVID ROSS was born September 10, 1771 in Amherst County, Virginia, and died August 25, 1849 in Patrick County, Virginia.  He married SARAH ANDERSON October 21, 1802 in Franklin County, Virginia, daughter of JOHN ANDERSON and REBECCA MAXWELL.  She was born November 25, 1782 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died June 15, 1860 in Albemarle County, Virginia. DAVID ROSS is buried at David Ross Cemetery, Patrick County, Virginia. SARAH ANDERSON is buried at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia.

07.  RACHEL ROSS was born about 1773 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and died May 22, 1852 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.  She married a blacksmith, JEREMIAH TURNER on April 21, 1792 in Franklin County, Virginia, the son of SHADRACK TURNER and ANN HILL.  He was born 1773 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and died 1827 in Mud Camp, Cumberland County, Kentucky. RACHEL ROSS and JEREMIAH TURNER are buried at Black Hollow, Mud Camp, Cumberland County, Kentucky.

08.  SUSANNAH ROSS was born about 1774, Amherst County, Virginia and died before 1847 in Patrick County, Virginia. She married ABEL PEDIGO, the son of EDWARD "NED" PEDIGO/PEREGOY and HANNAH ELKINS, on September 17, 1792 in Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia. He was born in 1770 at Pittsylvania County, Virginia and died December 01, 1847 in Patrick County, Virginia.

09.  MARY POLLY ROSS was born October 27, 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia and died November 11, 1839 in White County, Tennessee. She married JAMES RANDALS, the son of JOHN RANDALS and WINNIFRED STOCKTON on May 05, 1795 in Franklin County, Virginia. MARY POLLY ROSS RANDALS is buried at Randals Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

10.  DANIEL JUNIOR ROSS was born June 04, 1777 in Henry County, (now Franklin Co.),  Virginia, and died August 10, 1861 in old Harbour Ross home, Patrick County, Virginia.  He married (1) NANCY INGRAM July 24, 1798, daughter of JAMES INGRAM and MARTHA HALL.  She was born about 1780 in Virginia, and died April 26, 1822 in Patrick County, Virginia.  He married (2) JOYCE HARBOUR March 23, 1826, daughter of DAVID HARBOUR and ESTER CRONK.  She died December 08, 1888 in Patrick County, Virginia. DANIEL JUNIOR ROSS and NANCY INGRAM are buried at Daniel Ross Jr. Cemetery, Patrick County, Virginia.

11.  LEWIS ROSS was born about 1779 in Virginia and died about 1847 in Morgan County, Missouri. He married HANNAH JAMES on July 26, 1804 in Patrick County, Virginia. She was born about 1789 in Virginia.

12.  THEODOCIA ROSS was born on September 20, 1783 in Henry County, (now Franklin), Virginia and died February 10, 1852, in Fentress County, Tennessee. She married BENJAMIN RANDALS on April 15, 1803 in Franklin County, Virginia. He died in  1820 at Cooper County, Missouri. THEODOCIA ROSS RANDALS is buried at Ben Stockton Cemetery

13.  CHURCHILL B. ROSS was born about 1786 in Henry County, (now Franklin), Virginia and died October 18, 1823 in Cooper County, Missouri. He married ELIZABETH POSTON on May 26, 1813 in Henry County, (now Franklin), Virginia.


Daniel Ross Senior (1740 - 1822) of Henry County, Virginia

Henry County was formed in January 1777. Daniel Ross, Sr. had moved to Henry County from Amherst County, Virginia where he served in the Henry County militia throughout the Revolutionary War. He was appointed an Ensign, then a 2nd Lieutenant, then a Lieutenant on September 28, 1780. Daniel owned land on both sides of the Smith River, but from deeds and tax records his actual residence was on the north side of the Smith. He lived in the part of Henry County that would split off and become Franklin County in 1786, but some of his land south of the Smith fell into that portion of Henry that would become Patrick County in 1790. Daniel and his wife, Elizabeth Garth through whose family he met and had dealings with Thomas Jefferson, and their family lived in this Henry/Franklin/Patrick area until he, Elizabeth and their son Churchill moved to Henry County, Kentucky in 1811/1812. Some of their children moved to Tennessee, Kentucky and to Cooper County, Missouri where Daniel died and was buried in 1821/1822.
Daniel and Elizabeth had thirteen children.

Source: Ross Family History


1785, Residence: Captain Owen Rubel's Militia District, Henry County, Virginia

In 1785 Robert Woods handled the taxation list of Capt. Owen Rubel's militia district in what is now southwestern Franklin County, an area that included the future Wade cabin. Woods gave far more detail than his peers in other militia districts and included, for example, materials of house construction. Only the wealthy Peter Saunders lived in a frame house; the other seventy-seven households resided in some form of log structure.
In Rubel's district, there were 460 residents, an average of six people per household. The largest was William Ferguson's. Fourteen people lived in a single logy structure, and the house hold had only on outbuilding, a chicken house. Daniel Ross also had a large household (thirteen persons), but he had prospered sufficiently to build a chicken house, barn, and dairy.

Source: Google Books
Buying Into The World of Goods by Ann Smart Martin, Page 116


"Three Ross brothers are believed to have migrated from Ross Shire (Rosshire), Scotland to Virginia.  Although there are discrepancies as to the names, they are believed to have been DANIEL, John and Peter. Daniel Ross settled in Louisa County, part of which later became Albemarle.  While he was in Louisa County, he married ELIZABETH "Betty" GARTH, daughter of JOHN GARTH of Trinity Parish, Louisa County. Later he moved to Henry County, Virginia and settled on Smith River.  The area of Henry County where Daniel settled later became Franklin County when it was formed in 1785.  Exact dates of birth and death of Daniel are not available but it would appear...that he was born about 1740 or earlier.  He was living in Franklin Co. as late as 1811 or 1815.  He was not on the Census of 1820.   He died in Cooper Co, MO. in 1822. There are a number of land transactions in which Daniel participated in Louisa, Franklin and Henry Counties of Virginia.

Source: "HARBOURS IN AMERICA" by Louis J. Williams, 1982, pp.590-592



Daniel Ross, Sr. and his son John, were among the men in Henry County who took the oath of alegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia, rejecting allegiance to the King of Great Britain.

Henry County, From its Formation in 1776 to the End of the Eighteenth Century
From the records of the clerks office, by C. B. Bryant, Martinsville, VA.

1st Lists of persons renouncing allegiance to Great Britain and swearing alllegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia, form of oath.

"I do Swear or Affirm that I do renounce and refuse all alligiance to George the Third, King of Great Britain, his Heirs and Successors, and that I will be Faithfull and bear true alligeance to the Comm Wealth of Virginia, as a Free and Indepedent
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, VMHB, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jul., 1901), pp. 11-18
(article consists of 8 pages)
Published by: Virginia Historical Society
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Served in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War

Daniel ROSS-438 was born 9 Nov 1740. He died after 1790.
Daniel was a Second Lieutenant in Captain Owen Rubell's Company of Henry County in the Virginia Militia and during the Revolutionary War he supplied foodstuffs to the army.

Daniel Ross served in the Henry County militia throughout the Revolutionary War.
Daniel was appointed an Ensign in the Company of Peter Sanders on August 18, 1777.
In June 22, 1780, he was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant and served in the Company of Owen Ruble.
He was appointed a Lieutenant, September 28, 1780.

PATRIOT Daniel Ross of the State of Service: Virginia
National Society Daughter of the American Revolution, NSDAR,
Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution, TSDAR
DAR Patriot for Mrs. Judith Melissa Jordan Jackson of the Tennessee Chapter, Charlotte Reeves Robertson


McAllister p. 210, P.  S.C. VA Archives

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Name: Daniel Ross Birth Date: 1740 Birthplace: Virginia, 
Volume: 149 , Page Number: 487,
Biographical Info: lt. 
Reference: Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed.
By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):678 

Google Books:
The Virginia magazine of history and biography, by Virginia Historical Society, William Glover Stanard, Page 417


1810; Census Place:  , Franklin, Virginia;
Roll  68; Page: 313;Family History Number: 0181428; Image: 00605.
Name: Daniel Ross County: Franklin State: Virginia 


The Ross Family, Beginning 1734 in Hanover County, Virginia

The book is an account of the history and genealogy of a Ross family whose immigrant ancestor, John Ross was born in 1695 in Scotland. A Scot, he arrived in America in 1716. John Ross died in 1759 in Hanover County, Virginia, where he resided for at least the final 25 years of his life.

Source: The Ross Family Book by Ross Chappell of Kennesaw, Georgia
Chapter Six Daniel Ross (1.4) 79


"Can't find references or sources for given information" - DBM

Daniel Ross: ?Death?: 17 Sep 1790 in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia?

Daniel Ross: ?Parents?:
Father: Roderick Ross born 19 Jul 1702 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland and died in 1743.
Mother: Helen Reid born 1705 and died 1743

This data page was researched and compiled by ROSS/TURNER descendant, DeCody Brad Marble, DBM



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