George Ross - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 57.122 W 075° 08.888
18S E 487346 N 4422443
Quick Description: The grave of George Ross is located @ Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia. He is buried next to another patriot & fellow Declaration signer, Joseph Hewes, which is directly to the left of his marker. There are 3 other signers here as well.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 3:29:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXP5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:

George Ross was the son of an Anglican clergyman. He built a successful law practice and contributed more to Pennsylvania state affairs than to national affairs. He had loyalist leanings but decided to go in with the Revolutionists. He was not yet elected when the vote for American independence was made on July 2, 1776, but was in place by the signing of the parchment document on August 2.

Patriot Name: George Ross

Type of Service Provided: Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Cemetery Name: Christ Church Burial Ground

Text of the Grave Marker:
GEORGE ROSS

Born: May 10, 1730 - New Castle, Del.

Died: July 14, 1779 - Philadelphia, PA.

He Served in the Continental Congress From

1774 to 1777 and was 46 Years Old When He

Signed the Declaration of Independence.

Buried: Christ Churchyard, Phila., PA.

Marked: Monument June 4, 1897

By: Donegal Chapter, PA.


The Donegal Chapter is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution


Grave Marker Type: Modern granite marker with bronze plaque

Historical Background:
Please see long description


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