Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Samuel W. ROSS


            Samuel W. ROSS is a native of Kentucky, son of Hugh A. and Delila (Wagner) Ross and born in that state February 3, 1834. When he was six years old his parents settled in Wayne county, which was his home till 1881, when he cast his fortunes in with the people of Lincoln county. In Wayne county, in 1854, he married Electra, daughter of George and Margaret Adkins, her birth in Wayne county, May 6, 1840. They are the parents of: Pollie A., born November 7, 1855; Ephraim A., October 25, 1857, died December 28, 1883; Dehila, December 27, 1859; Margaret, November 21, 1861; Roxy C., July 9, 1864: Millard H., October 20, 1866; John J., April 17, 1868; Minnie, March 17, 1870; Ellen, November 16, 1873. Mr. Ross owns 700 acres of land in Wayne county, much of it yet in timber. He is a member of the Church of Christ. He is an example of that purely American production, a self-made man. Having had only nine months of schooling in his life, he has yet acquired a wide and sound education, and he has himself taught several terms of school successfully, with a No. 1 certificate. He is now practicing law and engaged in farming. Postoffice address, Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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