New Castle, Delaware
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George Ross Jr., the "Signer"

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George Ross Jr., the "Signer"   (1730-1779)

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Title/OccupationSigner of the Declaration of Independence (for PA)
Colonel Continental Army
Continental Congress
ArtistJohn Hesselius
Date painted
CreditPrivate collection
MarriedAnn Lawler (1751)
ParentsGeorge Ross & Gertrude Ross
ChildrenGeorge (1752-1809), James (1753-1809), Mary (1765-), Ann, Patton, William (1782-1828), Gertrude (1785-1786), George, Thomas (1791-1811), Robert (1793-1818), Caroline, Eliza, Washington, William, George, James, Ann, George (1788, m1812)


George Ross Jr.
Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall
Biographies of George Ross, Jr., his wife Ann Lawler, and his sister Gertrude Ross Till Read , (wife of George Read Sr.)

George Ross Sr. owned a house at 9 The Strand which may be where the family lived. There is a local tradition they also lived at what is now 129 E 2nd. Street

Jim Meek
nc-chap.org 2014, 2015