Ross - Ross Cemetery - Park Hill, OK
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N 35° 51.071 W 094° 56.855
15S E 324129 N 3969193
Quick Description: John McDonald Ross was the nephew of Principal Chief, John Ross of the Cherokee.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2015 11:34:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMPA8M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
This headstone is for John McDonald Ross. His uncle, John Ross was Principal Chief of the Cherokee from 1828 to 1866. The headstone is located within an area surrounded by a short limestone wall and iron fence. A tall column is broken off at the top symbolizing a life interrupted. He was born 11/15/1820 and died at twenty-one on 9/19/1841. His was the first burial in this family cemetery which now contains about 500 grave sites.

The inscription on the front of the headstone reads:
"John McDonald Ross, Son of Lewis and Frances Ross, Nephew of John Ross, Head Chief of the Cherokee Nation, A graduate of the College at Princeton, N.J. in 1841."

Inscription on north side of stone: "In the circle of Home dutiful, self-denying and affectionate, to his Nation, a Friend faithful and enlightened, His character harmoniously blended, A heart benevolent and true, a mind active and cultivated in integrity firm and infevible (?); In the morning of life, before the bright promises of his (?) you had (?)pended to action, he passed from earth leaving to his friends a rich legacy of love, respect and virtuous incitement."

Inscription on south side of stone: "Born near Calhoun, Tenn. Nov 15th, 1820--Died Sept. 19th, 1841: Aged 21 years 9 months."
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