William Ross came from Scotland to Roanoke, VA. then to Williamston, Martin Co. NC where he died. Married Elizabeth SMITHWICK.
William Ross born 9 August 1731 Williamston, NC, died 25 December, 1801 in Williamston, Martin Co. NC.
married 1756 Mary Griffin born 1738 Bristol, Prince George, VA died 1802 Martin Co, NC
- John ROSS born 3 September 1757 in Tyrell Co, N died 1840 in Stewart Co, TN.
His son Harmon ROSS died 1832 in Henry Co, TN. Married Dorothy CHURCHELL.
Other children are not known.
- William ROSS born 17 January 1760 in Williamston, Martin Co, NC. He died Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
He served in the Revolutionary War.
- Martin ROSS born 27 November 1762 in Williamston, NC. Died in 2 Feb 1828 NC. He was a Baptist minister.
- Winifred ROSS born 9 March 1765 married ____ ROGERS. Died in Tennessee.
- Nancy Nannie ROSS born 26 March 1767 in Williamston, NC; married Rice REDDICK; died in Tennessee.
- James ROSS born 19 March 1769 in Williamston, NC, died 1 Jan 1849 NC; married Lydia Elizabeth COBURN in 1781 in Anson
Co. NC; Children: Elizabeth (Betsy), Dugal W., Lydia, Nancy,and Hugh married Nancy NASH, Francis, Lydia, Spicy, Sarah; Thomas G., and Margaret. He was a Baptist minister.
- Mary ROSS born 11 February 1771 died 1773 in North Carolina.
- Nathan ROSS born 2 November 1772 Williamston, NC died 14 July 1834 in Stewart County, Tennessee. married Lydia BEST/NOBLES-WHEATLEY.
She was born 12 July 1775 and died before 1817/1818 in Martin County, NC. Nathan married 2nd Martha (Agnes) WALLACE in Martin County, NC; Children:
Elizabeth born 1803 Williamston, NC died 1859 in Tennessee married 1819 Axum Green WALLACE in Stewart County, Tennessee. Son of William D. and Susannah EXUM-WALLACE.
He died 1846, Jack, Alfred, Reuben, William, Dudley, Benjamin (Benny), Mary (Polly) married Edward C. ACREE, Harriet, Etna, Marian.
- Reuben ROSS born 9 May 1776 in NC married Mildred (Milly) YARRELL. Children: Nancy, Polly, James, Maria, Garrard, Thomas, Martin, and Reuben the 3rd.
- Elizabeth ROSS born 3 March 1779 married Noah REDDICK.