Person:Alexander Ross (26)

Rev. Alexander Ross
b.est. 1750-1760
m. 7 Sep 1803
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Alexander Ross
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1750-1760
Marriage 7 Sep 1803 Montgomery County, Virginiato Jane Ross Davidson


Rev. Alexander Ross purchased 150 acres on the head of Kittle Hollow on the waters of Devil's Den in Montgomery County (VA), 23 May 1783, and sold it on 4 March 1804. He purchased 109 acres on Den Creek, one of the waters of the North Fork of Roanoke River in Montgomery County (VA), 24 June 1789, and sold it 5 April 1804. These two transactions suggest that Alexander Ross lived in Montgomery County (VA) from 1783-1804. He was the minister of North Fork of Roanoke Baptist Church in Montgomery County (VA) from 1788-1789 (and possible from 1783, when that church was constituted, until 1789) and of Walker's Creek Baptist Church in what was then Montgomery County (VA) and is now Giles County (VA) from 1789-1793. He probably remained active as a Baptist minister from 1793-1800 because he performed 89 marriages in Montgomery County between 1791-1800, and 8 marriages in Botetourt County (VA) from 1793-1795.
Rev. Alexander and Barbary Ross witnessed and signed the will of Michael Drake dated 11 Dec 1797 in Montgomery Co., Va. Michael Drake was married to Jane Davidson. The will of Michael Drake was presented for probate at the Montgomery Co. May Court 1798. A settlement of Michael's estate was made from Giles Co., Va. on 1 Nov 1816 and signed by Janie Ross and some of her and Michael's children. A note written by Janie's name says: "widow of Michael Drake m. Alexander Ross 1803 Mont. Co. VA." The deed was approved at Giles Co. June Court 1817. [1].