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Brigade Major John Ross


Original Member, admitted 1783

Brigade Major John Ross

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as Captain in the 3rd Regiment NJ Line 9 Feb 1776. Captain 29 Nov 1776. Major in the 2nd Regiment New Jersey Line 7 Apr 1779. Last served as Brigade Major and Inspector of the New Jersey Brigade Oct 1779. Wounded in the service but continued to serve. Retired from service 1 Jan 1781. Born in Mount Holly, NJ on 2 Apr 1752 and died on 7 Sep 1796 in Burlington County, NJ. Studied medicine under his father, Doctor Alexander Ross. Was a medical practitioner. Colonel in the New Jersey Militia. Appointed Collector of Revenue of Burlington County, NJ in 1792 by President Washington. Married 1st to Mary Brainard on 18 Jul 1778. Married 2nd to Sarah Hillyer on 10 May 1794. [Sources: M; H; (66); (98); (C); “History of Medicine in New Jersey and of its Medical Men” by Wickes, 1879, p379.]