Jacob Allen Ross

Jacob Allen Ross (Washington County)

State House: 1871

Born: c. 1848 in Kentucky

Minister and attorney. Lost an arm while serving in the war or in a fight, depending on the source. Listed on the 1870 census in Greenville, occupation “U.S. Marshal,” with real estate valued at $18,000. According to newspaper articles from August 1875, he and William Gray were involved in a violent shooting incident in Greenville. Ross eventually left Mississippi and returned to Kentucky, where he was active in the Democratic party. In April of 1899, Ross was sentenced to the state penitentiary for five months for collecting a fraudulent pension fee.

Links:
C. C. Shackleford’s testimony about Ross and the 1875 incident

Weekly Mississippi Pilot, May 7, 1870
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, Dec 10, 1870
New National Era, February 22, 1872
Vicksburg Daily Times, February 29, 1872
Vicksburg Daily Times, March 9, 1872
Vicksburg Herald, April 10, 1873
Weekly Democrat-Times, Aug 22, 1874
Vicksburg Herald, August 26, 1874
Clarion-Ledger, August 27, 1874
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, Jan 30, 1875
Weekly Democrat-Times, May 8, 1875
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, May 8, 1875
Clarion-Ledger, May 12, 1875
Vicksburg Herald, August 15, 1875
Vicksburg Herald, August 17, 1875
Vicksburg Herald, August 17, 1875
Clarion-Ledger, August 18, 1875
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, Aug 21, 1875
Daily Mississippi Pilot, September 21, 1875
Clarion-Ledger, October 9, 1875
Daily Evening Express, May 8, 1876
Weekly Democrat-Times, Aug 18, 1877
Port Gibson Reveille, August 18, 1877
Salt Lake Herald, September 22, 1883
Courier-Journal, February 29, 1888
Courier-Journal, November 11, 1888
Barton Co Democrat, June 30, 1892
Earlington Bee, July 13, 1893
Buffalo Enquirer, August 22, 1893
Courier-Journal, January 16, 1895
Courier-Journal, June 30, 1895
Courier-Journal, April 14, 1899
Evening Star, April 17, 1899
Interior Journal, April 25, 1899
Courier-Journal, February 9, 1901
Courier-Journal, March 31, 1903
Courier-Journal, August 21, 1909