Ross & Kin
Ross & Kin is a compiled genealogy of the descendants of John Wesley Ross, who shows up in the Ozark Mountains having been born perhaps in the 1820s. There are mysteries about where he was born, and there are stories about his possible origin. Even today in Newton and Pope County Arkansas, many of the families are descended from this original settler family. Granville James (Jim) Ross published this book in about 1982 and it is out of print. Over the years his wife Vera Dean-Ross kept margin notes in her copy, which refine and enlighten the original... sometimes adding a new generation of information or correcting things or adding clues. Recently, Kathy Tibbits sponsored the edition's reprint. It is essentially a photocopy of the original with Vera's margin notes, albeit sometimes faint since these were in pencil. Now today, it is an essential tool for the next generation of Ross Family genealogists because of Jim & Vera's meticulous work. Some day it may be revised to add the generations which have been born since about 1980, more photos and the fascinating history of the Old Settler Cherokee ancestors as they came west by wagon to settle there, as well as missionaries to the Cherokees who intermarried. $28.87 plus shipping, available only at Lulu.com.
After costs are recovered, half of profits go to a scholarship fund for Ross heirs.
Surnames: (among others) Ross, Standridge, Blevins, Meek, Meeks, Martin, Phillips, Goates, Hull, Carter, Jones, and hundreds more.
Geography: Carroll County, Missouri Territory; Treat; Jasper; Newton County; Pope County; Dover; Russelville; Clarksville; Arkansas Territory; State of Arkansas; Green County Missouri; Clay County Missouri; Dardanelle; Summers; Box Oklahoma; Vian Oklahoma; California, and many more places.