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Ross family of Easton, Pennsylvania

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  John Ross (1770-1834) — of Easton, Northampton County, Pa. Born in Solebury, Bucks County, Pa., February 24, 1770. Lawyer; postmaster at Easton, Pa., 1796-98; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1800; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1809-11, 1815-18 (2nd District 1809-11, 6th District 1815-18); district judge in Pennsylvania 7th District, 1818; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1830-34. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 31, 1834 (age 63 years, 341 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Monroe County, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Ross (1739-1814) and Jane (Chapman) Ross; married, November 19, 1795, to Mary Jenkins (1774-1845); father of Camilla A. Ross (1801-1841; who married Peter Ihrie Jr.) and Thomas Ross (1806-1865).
  Political family: Ross family of Easton, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Ihrie Jr. (1796-1871) — of Easton, Northampton County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., February 3, 1796. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1826-27; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1829-33. German ancestry. Died in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., March 29, 1871 (age 75 years, 54 days). Interment at Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Ihrie (1765-1833) and Elizabeth (Kichlein) Ihrie (1774-1827); married, February 3, 1822, to Camilla A. Ross (1801-1841; daughter of John Ross (1770-1834)).
  Political family: Ross family of Easton, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Ross (1806-1865) — of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., December 1, 1806. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1849-53. Died July 7, 1865 (age 58 years, 218 days). Interment at Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Ross (1770-1834) and Mary (Jenkins) Ross (1774-1845).
  Political family: Ross family of Easton, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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