Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Ross Graves at Mackey Cemetery

This photo is from my last trip to Mackey Cemetery, Piatt County, Illinois in June 2007.

Left is the tombstone of William Ross (1856-1869), next is Rebecca Ross (1861-1862) and the third from left is Henry Ross (1828-1863). William and Rebecca were Henry Ross's children. All three were previously featured here on a previous Tombstone Tuesday.

As I mentioned before, I have been discussing Brassfields, but there is no direct genetic link for these Ross's to Floyd Gipson Brassfield. The connection is by the marriage of Henry Ross's great grand daughter to a Brassfield.

Henry Ross (1828-1863) was the father of John Franklin Ross (1859-1943), father of Clara Bernice Ross (1897-1994). Clara's daughter married Elvis J. Brassfield and that's the connection.