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Ross Family papers

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1303

Scope and Contents

Account book, 1827-1830, for general stores in Lewistown and Havana. Contains list of items bought by Lewis Ross and amount paid for each. Letters and papers, 1822-1826, mostly concerning elections in Fulton County. One document giving notice of contesting the 1822 Pike County election and listing reasons why. Militia elections for Fulton County, 1826. Letter, 1846, Lewis at Camp Rio Grande, to wife re: Mexican War, food, movements of regiments and family affairs. Account book of Lewis Ross, 1849-1894, records annual value of real and personal property with a detailed account of real estate holdings in Fulton County. Also several handwritten lists of properties to be left to specific persons.

Dates

  • Created: 1822 - 1846

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Fulton County, Illinois family who owned a general store in Lewistown and another in Havana, Mason County, Ill. Lewis W. Ross served in the Mexican War. When Ossian Ross died, Lewis Ross bought $3,392.93 worth of his personal property at sale.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet) + 2 bound volumes)

Language of Materials

English