Our Family Roots Are Deep and Many! : ROSS
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Our Ross roots have been difficult to decipher. After trying to find where the name "Sherry" came for a male - it was discovered that he was given his grandmother's maiden name as a first name. Sherry helped homestead Ross Island in the Willamette River in Portland, OR. Stephen, Sherry's brother, is our ancestor. Both Stephen and Sherry died at the age of 43! Their parents' names are not yet proven but are the most likely to date.

The Family of Solomon Ross & Margaret McKinney

            Solomon ROSS
m 18 Dec 1812 Ross county, OH
          His Father: ____? ROSS
          His Mother: ____? _____? Ross

          Margaret MCKINNEY Ross
m 18 Dec 1812 Ross county, OH
          Her Father: James MCKINNEY
Her Mother: Nancy SHERRY McKinney

          1. Stephen Evan ROSS
b 13 Feb 1815 Ohio
          d 21 Jul 1858 Portland, Multnomah, OR
          m Nancy Jane HOUSE Ross Godard 31 Dec 1839 Montgomery Co, IN

          2. Sherry ROSS
b 11 Feb 1824 at Ohio?
          d 04 Jan 1867 Santa Clara, CA buried Portland, OR
          m _____? MCKINNEY Ross (widowed)
          other marriages 2: Rebecca F. DIERDORFF Ross Henness

The Family of Stephen Ross & Nancy Jane House

          Stephen Evan ROSS
b 13 Feb 1815 Ohio
          m 31 Dec 1839 Montgomery Co, IN
          d 21 Jul 1858 Portland, Multnomah, OR
          His Father: Solomon ROSS
His Mother: Margaret MCKINNEY Ross

          Nancy Jane HOUSE Ross Godard
b 18 Sep 1820 Paris, Bourbon, KY
          m 31 Dec 1839 Montgomery Co, IN
          d 31 Jan 1903 Portland, Multnomah, OR
  Her Father: George Washington HOUSE
Her Mother: Elizabeth HULL House
Her Other Husbands 2: Lewis A. GODARD

Nancy Jane HOUSE Ross Godard

          1. Emily ROSS McMahan
          b 12 Nov 1840 Montgomer
y Co, IN
          d died probably IL
          m Thomas McMAHAN

          2. Stephen Evan ROSS Jr.
b 10 Jun 1844 Montgomery Co, IN
          d 11 Nov 1896 Portland, OR
          m Ellen ROWELL Ross 20 Jun 1867 Portland, OR

          3. Elizabeth Ann ROSS Levins
b 02 Jul 1847 Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN
          d 23 Feb 1935 Klickitat Co, WA
          m Henry Thompson LEVINS 09 Jul 1867 Portland, OR

          4. Lorendo Waldo ROSS
b 13 Jul 1849 Illinois
          d 19 Mar 1909 Portland, Multnomas, OR
          m Kate A. NELSON Ross 07 Sep 1871 Portland, OR

          5. Rebecca Frances "Fannie" ROSS Washburn
b 16 Oct 1851 Huron Twp, DesMoines Co, IA
          d 15 Jul 1930 Goldendale, Klickitat, WA
          m John Wesley "Jack" WASHBURN OR or WA

          6. Mary Alice ROSS Wigginton Hardy
b 22 Aug 1854 Multnomah County, OR
          d 09 Dec 1929 Vancouver, Clark, WA
          m John G. WIGGINTON 07 Sep 1871 Portland, OR
          other marriages 2: Robert HARDY

          7. Minerva Ellen ROSS
b 12 Apr 1857 Multnomah County, OR
          d pre 30 Jul 1858 Portland?

          8. Addie Euphemia GODARD
b 25 Nov 1862 Portland, Multnomah, OR
      d 24 Jan 1909 Salem, Marion, OR
     This child was by Nancy's second marriage to Lewis Godard.

The family of Sherry Ross &
Rebecca Dierdorff

These are believed to be the children of Sherry Ross.
Standing: Delman and Charles
Seated: Lizzie, Clara and Mary Jane

Sherry ROSS
Born 11 Feb 1824, in Ohio?
Died 4 Jan 1867 at Santa Clara, California
Reburied Portland, Oregon - Riverview Cemetery
Married 20 Nov 1851 Clackamas, Oregon to Rebecca F. DIERDORFF
Other Spouse was ? MCKINNEY - she died during late 1840s.

Born 1833 Illinois
Died 10 Jul 1915 Portland, Oregon
Buried Portland, Oregon - Riverview Cemetery
Other Spouse
Benjamin Lee HENNESS
Married 3 Feb 1868 Clackamas Co, Oregon

Wife's father
Christopher Christian DIERDORFF
Wife's mother
Matilda D. LANDERS


Lizzie ROSS
Born abt 1848
She was a child by his first wife.

Mary Jane ROSS
Born Abt 1853 Multnomah County, Oregon
Buried Place 5 Jan 1927 Portland, Oregon - Riverview Cemetery
Spouse Tyler WOODWARD - they married abt. 20 Jul 1873

Delman Herbert ROSS
Born Abt 1855 - Multnomah County, Oregon
Buried 22 OCT 1889 Multnomah Co, Oregon
Spouse Amelia KOLT
Married 8 Oct 1885 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon

Charles Daniel ROSS
Born Abt 1859 Multnomah County, Oregon
Buried 13 Mar 1884 - Portland, Oregon - Riverview Cemetery
Spouse Unknown
Married 12 Dec 1882 Portland, Oregon

Clara D. Lewellen ROSS
Born Abt 1864 Multnomah County, Oregon

Clan Ross
Visit the Clan Ross site for information about their activities.

Contact Pat Bauer by email at:
apmb98642 at gmail.com

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