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MURRAY COUNTRY FAMILIES

Charles "Charlie" Ross

Submitted by Paul Heartsill Ross, Carole Ross Harris, and Ernestine Ross Baumgardner


Charles " Charlie" Ross was born in Monroe County, Tennessee on August 4, 1870. His parents were Thomas Bartley Ross and Mary Ann "Polly" Clift Ross.

Deborah Clarinda Biggs was born on February 23, 1871 in Polk County, Tennessee. Her parents were Thomas Temple Biggs and Eunice Attaline Kimbrough Biggs.

Charlie and Deborah were married in 1892 in Polk County, Tennessee.

The Ross family moved to Murray County, Georgia about 1903.

The 1910 census listed the Charles Ross family living in McDonald, Murray, GA. The family included Charles Ross, age 39; Debbie C. Ross, age 38; Oscar Ross, age 16; Ernest Ross, age 12; Annie Ross, age 10; Jim Ross, age 8; Charlie Ross, age 6; Carl Ross, age 4; George Ross, age 3; and Loren Ross, age 11/12.

The 1920 census listed the Charles Ross family in Eton, Murray, GA. Two additional children were born to the family since 1910. Their names are Attie M. Ross, age 8, and Eugene Ross, age 6.

Most of the spouses of the Ross children were from Murray County.

Oscar married Saphronia Leo Davis.

    Ray died as an infant.
    Ernest married Kate Belle Brown.
    Annie married Colonel J. Welch.
    Jim married Blaine Fraker.
    Charlie married Ann Vaughn.
    Carl married Rosa Smith.
    George married Charlie Ruth Bond.
    Loren married Ruth Treadwell.
    Attie Myrtle married N.A. Ballew.
    Gene married Mary Beard.

Charlie and Deborah had five children and eleven grandchildren who became teachers.

Charlie was a sharecropper before moving to Spring Place. He purchased a farm in Spring Place and was a partner in Brooks and Ross Insurance Agency. Charlie was an accomplished mathematician.

Charlie and Deborah are buried in the Spring Place Cemetery. Charlie died on March 26, 1936, and Deborah died on October 24, 1938. Several of their children are also buried in the Spring Place Cemetery.

Descendants of Charlie and Deborah are still living in Murray County.

--  Added Material submitted by Paul H. Ross, Summer of 2013  --

This traces the direct line of Charlie Ross who married Deborah Biggs back several generations, to the family of Thomas Ross, born about 1740 in County Antrim, Ireland, and his wife Margaret Duncan, whom he married before 1773 in Botetourt, Virginia. She also had been born in Ireland. She probably died in Blount County, Tennessee, date unknown. Thomas died before 1830 in Blount County, Tennessee.

The children of Thomas and Margaret were: John, Joseph, Samuel, Robert, Thomas, James, Margaret, and Elizabeth.

Next generation James Ross married Elizabeth Kyle.

Next generation John Ross married Sarah Watson.

Next generation Thomas Ross married Mary Ann Clift.

Fifth generation Charlie Ross married Deborah Biggs. Their family details are at the beginning of this family history.

 



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