George Ross - Philadelphia, PA
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
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.