Person:Taverner Ross (1)

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Taverner "Taff" Ross
b.1751
m. abt 1721
  1. Lawrence Ross1722 -
  2. John Ross1725 - 1812
  3. Hannah Rossabt 1732 -
  4. Elizabeth Ross1734 - 1790
  5. Robert Rossabt 1736 -
  6. Arminella Rossabt 1738 -
  7. William Ross, II1740 -
  8. Taverner "Taff" Ross1751 - 1833
  • HTaverner "Taff" Ross1751 - 1833
  • WAphia Wardabt 1750 -
m. 14 Mar 1778
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Name[1][3][9][10] Taverner "Taff" Ross
Alt Name Tavennier Ross
Alt Name Tavenor Ross
Alt Name[2] Tavener Ross
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2] 1728 Rectortown, Fauquier, Virginia, United States
Alt Birth[8] 1740 Virginia, United States
Alt Birth[7][11] 1749 Frederick, Virginia, United States
Birth[11] 1751
Residence[11] about 1758-1776 Taken by and lived with Shawnee Indians
Military[8] 10 Oct 1774 Point Pleasant, West VirginiaBattle of Point Pleasant
Military[9][10][11] Dec 1776-Aug 1777 Virginia, United States13th Virignia Regiment, Continential Line
Marriage 14 Mar 1778 to Aphia Ward
Census[4] 1800 Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Census[5] 1810 Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Census[6] 7 August 1820 Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Property[1] 1830 Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Alt Death[7][11] 28 January 1833 Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[2] 27 March 1833 Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Burial[11] Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesBuried on the old farm. Marker lost.

The Indian was Elinipisco, son of the noted Shawnee chief, Cornstalk. His white companion was Tavenor Ross who had been raised by the Indians after his capture as a boy up at Fort Cumberland. This was the beginning of the Battle of .. of the American Revolution magazine: Volume 108, Issues 1-10

Taverner Ross m. first Indian wife. Second. Aphia Ward. [1]

Taverner Ross was on the Indian side of the Battle of Point Pleasant [2]

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin against McCord, in Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Volume 5, Page 493-496, Secondary quality.

    The legal case of the transfer of title of a half-acre tract of land belonging to Taverner Ross who donated it to the community for use as a school-house and subsequently refused to convey the deed.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 William Ross and Arminella Whiteside, in Genealogy.com Surname Forum, 12 March 2008, Unreliable quality.

    "TAVENER ROSS b. 1728, Rectortown, Frederick, Virginia, USA; d. 27 Mar 1833, Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA."

  3. Carroll Rogers, in RootsWeb, Questionable quality.

    "A Thomas Cresap (border ruffian) accused William of taking cattle, silver spoons and kettle. Indians killed William, presumably at Cresap's instigation, took son Tavenor (Taff) with them, age 7. Taff lived with them, married an Indian wife, had 3 children. (Told in Winning of the West, by T. Roosevelt.) Taff later married a white woman and had one child."

  4. Taff Ross, in United States. 1800 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Series M32, Page 133, Image 118, 2010, Primary quality.

    Name: Taff Ross
    Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
    Number of Household Members: 5

  5. Taff Ross, in United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll 44, Page 304, Image 00160, Family History Library Film 0193670, 2010, Primary quality.

    Name: Taff Ross
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 3

  6. Taff Ross, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33), Page 222, NARA Roll M33-97, Image 123, 2010, Primary quality.

    Name: Taff Ross
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 3
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3

  7. 7.0 7.1 Tavenor Ross, in Ancestry Family Data Collection, 2000, Questionable quality.

    Name: Tavenor Ross
    Spouse: Aphia Ward
    Parents: William Ross, Arminella Whiteside
    Birth Place: Frederick Co, VA
    Birth Date: 1749
    Marriage Date: 14 Mar 1778
    Death Place: Pine Township, Allegheny Co, PA
    Death Date: 28 Jan 1833

  8. 8.0 8.1 Taff Ross, in American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), 1999, Secondary quality.

    Name: Taff Ross
    Birth Date: 1740
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Volume: 150
    Page Number: 19
    Reference: Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):678

  9. 9.0 9.1 Ross, Taff & Taverner, in Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines 1775-1783, Page 678, 1973, Secondary quality.

    Two entries:
    Ross, Taff, 9 CL. Pitts.
    Ross, Taverner, 13 CL.

  10. 10.0 10.1 Taff Ross in 13 Virginia Reg Muster Roll, in Ancestry: U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, Image 443 of 803, 6 November 1777, Primary quality.

    Name: Taff Ross
    Gender: Male
    Military Place: Virginia, USA
    State or Army Served: Virginia
    Rank: Private
    Commit. of Pay: Dec 23
    Term of Service: M 7, Day 20
    Pay per Month/Dollars: 6-2/3
    Casualties: Deserted the 12th August
    ₤: 19
    S: 3
    D: 4
    To Taff Ross Acct: ₤20.0.5
    To Cash paid Taff Ross: ₤20.0.5

  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Tavernor Ross, in RootsWeb WorldConnect Project: Black-Howe Family Tree, ID: I14525, 6 June 2015, Questionable quality.

    ID: I14525
    Name: Tavernor Ross 1
    Sex: M
    ALIA: Taff
    Title: Pvt.
    Birth: Goose Creek, Fauquier County, Virginia, or Hampshire County, West Virginia 1747
    Military Service: 13th Virginia Regiment under Captain Robert Beall
    Death: ABT 1833 in Pennsylvania, USA

    DAR Reference:
    ROSS, TAVENER/'TAFF'
    Ancestor #: A098558
    Service: VIRGINIA
    Rank: PRIVATE
    Birth: (CIRCA) 1740 FREDERICK CO VIRGINIA
    Death: (ANTE) 27 Mar 1833 ALLEGHENY CO PENNSYLVANIA
    Service Description:
    1) CAPT BEALL, 13TH REGT, CAPT HARRISON
    2) 9TH REGT

    Tavenor had a very eventful life. He was born about 1749-51 on Goose Creek, Fauquier County, Virginia, or Hampshire County, West Virginia, depending upon when they moved to Hampshire County and exactly he was born. Family legend said he was with his father, William, when he was captured and killed by Indians near Cumberland, Maryland. The stories varied on how long he lived with the Indians. One story said that he had been with them 20 years taking an Indian wife and having three children. There is no record of this marriage nor were these children mentioned in his Will. Laura Sage Jones thought Tavenor was confused with David Ross whose son, John, was Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Kellogg, in her book FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO said that Taff was on the Indian side in the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. In fact, he was supposed to have killed a white soldier, Joseph Huntley of Shelby's Company, who was out looking for Indians. This may or may not have been our Tavenor.

    When he returned home, he looked like and was dressed like an Indian. Even his mother did not recognize him. He told he who he was. She said, "This cannot be, but if you are my son, turn down your hunting shirt." There she saw the birthmark on his back by which she knew him. Imagine how surprised the family was to find this son and brother who had been given up as dead!

    Arminella swore the following deposition to Simon Taylor, Justice of the Peace, 28 September 1781, "that Tavenor Ross is her lawful son and the proper heir to the 4th part of the plantation where I now live." This probably was to complete land transactions prior to the family?s move to Kentucky.

    He served in the Revolutionary War in the 13th Virginia Regiment under Captain Robert Beall as a private. His pay was $6-2/3 continental dollars per month. He was listed as deserted 13 July 1777 and 12 August 1777. He was sick and absent 17 March 1778 while stationed at Fort Pitt with Captain Benjamin Harrison. This was not unusual, Men left to go home and plant crops, harvest them, marry, see a sick relative, etc??

    In April 1778, he married Aphia Ward. She was born about 1758. Nothing about her parents has been found. He farmed in Alleghany County, (Pine Township) PA. Taff had only one child. One story said that when he saw the pain Aphia suffered bearing John that he went into the forest and gathered some plants so that she would never have to go through that pain again.

    Taff died about 1833 in Alleghany County, PA. Aphia died there March 1833. Both were buried on the old farm. There was a marker, but it has been lost.