George Ross - (1730 - 1779)

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Religion: Episcopalian
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George Ross Biography

The last gentleman who belonged to the Pennsylvania delegation, at the time the members of the revolutionary congress affixed their signatures to the declaration of independence, was George Ross. He was the son of a clergyman by the same name, who presided over the Episcopal church at New Castle, in the state of Delaware, in which town he was born in the year 1730.

At an early age, he gave indications of possessing talents of a superior order. These indications induced his father to give him the advantages of a good education. At the age of eighteen he entered upon the study of law, under the superintendence of an elder brother, who was at that time in the practice of the profession, in the city of Philadelphia.

Soon after being admitted to the bar, he established himself at Lancaster, at that time near the western limits of civilization. He soon became connected in marriage with a lady of a respectable family. For several years he continued to devote himself, with great zeal,
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George Ross Genealogy

George V Aeneas Ross (1680 - 1755)
Anna Catharine VanGezel Ross (1689 - 1748)

Anne Lawler Ross (1731 - 1773)*

Catherine Ross Claiborne (____ - 1850)
George Ross (1752 - 1832)
James Ross (1753 - 1808)
Mary Ross Byrd-Scott (1765 - 1858)

John Ross (1714 - 1776)
Aeneas Ross (1716 - 1782)
James Ross (1735 - 1774)
Gertrude Ross Read (1735 - 1802)

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