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Marriage: Children:
  1. Sarah L. Ross: Birth: 1810 in Kentucky. Death: WFT Est. 1853-1905

  2. William Ashburn Ross: Birth: 10 SEP 1814 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. Death: 19 JUL 1898 in Genesee, Latah Co., Idaho

  3. Abijah C. Ross: Birth: 1815 in Tennessee. Death: WFT Est. 1859-1907

  4. Rebecca Louisa Ross: Birth: 1818 in Tennessee. Death: WFT Est. 1861-1913

  5. Nancy Emaline Ross: Birth: 28 JUL 1819 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Death: 20 DEC 1894 in Harrison, Boone Co., Arkansas

  6. Silas Coleman Ross: Birth: 1822 in Tennessee. Death: 3 MAY 1874 in Lincoln County, Tennessee


Notes
a. Note:   Abija Ross and family lived across the creek from the McLaurine family. He had two large dogs that had some experience in bear fighting. One night these two dogs chased a large wild cat up a large dead poplar tree in the horse lot; Ross built a fire near the tree and waited for the morning light to show the object. It was a large wild cat 60 feet up in the fork of the tree. His old flint lock was out of fix but he loaded up, primed up the pan and told his son when he drew sight on the cat to touch fire to the powder; so he drew bead and said, "Touch", which was done; the ball struck the cat and down he came only wounded and whipped both dogs. Ross and sons finally succeeded in killing the cat. This was a large wild cat and a big fight. Source: Old Times in Giles County Bradshaw Community.


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