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RossesCat.#3139 ROSSES OF MARTINTOWN,
by Ewan Ross, 1971, over 170 pages, 8.5 X11, updated with a name index and addenda 2007,
ISBN13 - 978-0921307-17-4, illustrated, deals with the Thomas 'Taylor' Ross family descendant line.

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Divided into 6 parts & 9 Appendis & 3 Notes.
1- Addenda 1998, name index 2007 [awf].

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication ....................... page 5
Part 1-- - In the Beginning Page 17.
Page 15 - Dear Relative.
Page 18 - Resumé of Scottish History from A. D. to 1250.
Page 21 - Clan Ross' Pictish Origin and Development as a Clan.
Page 22 - The Highland Clearances.
Page 22 - Sir Wm. Johnston imports Crofters to his N.Y. estates among them Thomas Ross (Taylor) and his wife and son.

Part 11 --- The Founders Page 23.
Page 23 - Thomas Ross and Hugh Munro get settled on the Kingsborough Patent.
Page 24 - The hurried Exodus to Canada In 1776.
Page 25 - They become soldiers and later U.E.L.'s.
Page 26 - Thomas' U.E.L. Claims.
Page 27 - Hugh Munro's U.E.L. Claim.
Page 28 - The disposal of the Loyalist Claims and Land Grants.
Page 29 - The 1790 Petition of the Inhabitants of Lancaster Twp.

Part 111 -- -The Pioneers Page 31.
Page 31 - General Conditions in the new settlement in Glengarry.
Page 32 - Freehold Land Tenure Established.
Page 32 - Views of the settlement from diaries etc.
Page 34 - Children of Donald Ross of Gen. 2.
Page 36 - Winter selling and buying trips to Montreal.
Page 36 - Donald's "Big Pine Tree".
Page 36 - A view of Glengarry at time of Donald's death.
Part 1V -- - A Time of Crises ------- Page 38.

Page 38 - Family of Tom Ross of Gen. 3.
Page 39 - How they lived.
Page 39 - The Great Schism in the Presbyterian Church.
Page 40 - Tom's death and conditions at that time.
Page 41 - Transportation by land and water improves.
Page 42 - Martintown and Its bridges.
Page 42 - John Sandfield MacDonald; The Development of Local Government; the dates of building of some local houses; the boom following the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854.

Part V -- - The Manager Page 44
Page 44 - Resume of what Gen. 4 did.
Page 44 - Gen. 5 introduced.
Page 45 - Dan Ross' search for gold In B.C. and loss of his farm.
Page 45 - The forced move to Con. VII and Sis becomes "Manager".
Page 45 - Alex's Character.
Page 46 - How they lived and made their money.
Page 48 - Their furniture, tools and new Implements.
Page 49 - A Superstition and a bear hunt
Page 49 - Gen. 6 takes its place and Sis dies.

Part 1V --- Today - 1970 Page 51.
Page 51 - The Family In 1940 and Gen. 7 appears.
Page 51 - Weaknesses in the Family Financial Structure.
Page 52 - The Dirty Thirties.
Page 52 - Local Education in the 30's and 40s.
Page 53 - Gen. 7 leaves home, marries and starts families.
Page 54 - The Move back to the King's Road.
Page 54 - Changes In Ross Farming from 1863 to 1970.
Page 55 - Overall picture of Changes and Trends.
Page 56 - In Memoriam.
Page 58 - Map of Ross Land Holdings in Glengarry.
Page 59 - Houses in Glengarry - 1785 - 1860 - 1970. No photos
Page 59 - The Trail along the St. Lawrence in 1784 and 1970, No photos

Appendix 1 The Direct Male Line and its Brothers and Sisters listed by generations. p. 61;
Appendix 2 Co-lateral branches at one remove from the main stem; who they married and sexes of their children. p. 63;
Appendix 3 Donald's (Gen. 2 ) share in Williamstown Church. p. 65;
Appendix 4 A bit of new light on Thomas (Taylor) and some deductions from It. p. 65;
Appendix 5 Ancestors of Gen. 7 (main stem) as known in 1970 p. 66;
Appendix 6 What I know about Co-lateral branches that began in Gen. 2. p. 67;
Appendix 7 Co-lateral branches that left the main stem in Gen. 7 and introducing Gen. 9. p. 68;
Appendix 8 Branches that left main stem in Gen 5 p. 69, missing;
Appendix 9 Branches that left the main stem in Gen. 4 p. 70 - 71;
Appendix 10 Branches that left the main stem in Gen 3 p. 73-103,
Pages 73 - 83 - Descendants of Isabella Ross and Roderick McLeod,
Page 84 ---- Descendants of Catherine Ross and James MacIntyre.
Page 85 ---- Descendants of Nancy Ross and John MacArthur.
Page 86 - 90 - Descendants of Duncan Ross and Janet Mowat.
Page 91 ---- Descendants of Janet Ross and William Munro.,
Page 92 - 93 - Descendants of Christy Ross and John MacIntyre.
Page 94 - 98 - Descendants of Alexander Ross and Elizabeth McMillan.
Page 99 ---- Descendants of Margaret Ross and John McLeod.
Page 101 - 103 - Descendants of Finley Ross and Mary Robertson.

Addenda Nov 1998 [Awf]
Page 66 - Appendix 5 update
Page 110 - Appendix 6 update
Page 117 - Web pages
Page 121 - Name Index for Appendix 1 - 10 listing almost 1600 entries under the following headings, Surname, Christian, birth year, death year, spouse, page. There are gaps in the birth, death year and spouse entries

Cost For ROSSES OF MARTINTOWN
1971, Ewan Ross, over 170 p includes 2007 Name index of Appendix 1-10
Cat # 3139 $35.00 + $11.00 shipping Total $46.00 Canadian Funds hardcopy shipped to a Canadian Address
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Cat # 3139b $35.00 + $35.00 shipping total $70.00 Canadian Funds hardcopy postpaid shipped to an International address

Pdf Copy on CD For ROSS' OF MARTINTOWN
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