Person:Ann Ross (13)

Ann Arnold Ross
b.Est 1728
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Name Ann Arnold Ross
Married Name Key _____
Married Name _____ Key
Gender Female
Birth? Est 1728 [est based on age at death]
Marriage Marylandto Francis Key
Death[1] 5 Jan 1811 Anne Arundel, Maryland, United Statesage 83 -
Burial[1] Anne Arundel, Maryland, United Statesat Belvoir plantation
  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Recorded, in Warfield, Joshua Dorsey. The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland: a genealogical and biographical review from wills, deeds and church records. (Baltimore, Md.: Kohn & Pollock, 1905).

    ... Upon a commanding ridge overlooking an extensive landscape, and in full view of Round Bay, stands the best preserved colonial home near Annapolis. It is "Belvior," built upon "Wyatt's Ridge" It is a long brick building with wide hallway and well-proportioned rooms. It was built by John Ross, when Register of the Land Office. It became next the property of Colonel Maynadier.

    Hon. Brice John Worthington, son of Colonel Nicholas, of "Summer Hill," to extend his estate from Eagle Nest Bay to South River, a distance of seven miles, purchase "Belvior" at a cost of $25,000, and, it is claimed, made $13,000 on tobacco in one year. He married Anna Lee Fitzhugh, niece of Colonel Maynadier of "Old Windsor," Baltimore County, whom he met on one of his fox-hunting runs with the Colonel.

    In a large field, nearly a fourth of a mile from the dwelling, surrounded by an iron railing, rest the remains of Mrs. Maynadier and those of Mrs. Ann Arnold Key, grandmother of Maryland's poet. The latter grave has the protective stamp of the Colonial Dames of Maryland; and upon the old tombstone one may read: "In memory of Mrs. Ann Arnold Key, who departed this life January 5th, 1811, in the 84th year of her age."

    She was the daughter of John Ross, who held land in several counties, viz.: "Ross Range" in Frederick County; "Carpernter's Point" Talbot County, and later, the builder of "Belvoir" upon Nicholas Wyatt's survey of "Wyatt's Ridge". ...

    ... Ann Arnold Ross married Frances Key, son of Philip Key, of St. Mary's. Upon the burning of her house at Carpenter's Point, her sight was destroyed by fire and smoke while rescuing two servants from the flames. She then crossed the bay and took up her residence with her daughter, Elizabeth Ross Key, wife of Colonel Henry Maynadier, of "Belvoir", where she ended her days. Mrs. Key had, also, two sons, John Ross and Philip Barton Key. ...