John Ferry Ross
Ross family correspondence and papers
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005
John F. Ross was born on March 4, 1788, near Morgantown, Virginia. He moved to Indiana in 1805. He served in the Indiana militia during the War of 1812 and continued his service until 1819. Ross also served as Harrison County prosecuting attorney (1813-1814); assistant secretary of the Constitutional Convention (1816); Lawrence County prosecuting attorney (1818-1819); Monroe County prosecuting attorney (1820); a member of the State House of Representatives (1819-1821); and president judge of the 2nd circuit (1823-1834). In 1827, he married Ann Vernon with whom he had two children. He died on May 29, 1834.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists primarily of the correspondence of John and Ann Ross.
1804 Jan. 20 Map of land grant
1816 Feb. 7 Jennings, Jonathan to John Ross, ALS
1817 Aug. 14 John Tipton appointing John Ross Quarter Master of the 3rd Brigade & 2nd Division of the Indiana Militia, ALS
1823 May 30 Blake, John to John Ross, ALS
1837 Feb. 19 Lyle, J. T. to sister, Ann Ross, ALS
1841 Dec. 25 Ross, Ann to her daughter, Mary Ross, ALS
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