Does anyone have information about the surname Gross in Tennessee?

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My great-great grandmother was a Gross. Her father, Jim (James) Gross was born in 1869 in Tennessee, and moved to Texas. There is no indication of who his parents are. If anyone thinks they could help, any information on the surname Gross in Tennessee would be much appreciated, as well as any knowledge which may help with the search for his parents.
WikiTree profile: James Gross
in Genealogy Help by Brendan O'Loughlin G2G1 (1.6k points)

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From the 1880 US Census parents appear to be William and Mary Gross

Found the following on Ancestry 

Name: William Gross
Gender: Male
Spouse: Mary E. Odum
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1869
County: Roane
State: Tennessee
by Shirley Gilbert G2G6 Mach 6 (66.3k points)
selected by Brendan O'Loughlin
Is Jim listed as a child?

Yes on Census- age 11

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch( : 15 July 2017), Jas Gross in household of William Gross, Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 44, sheet 355A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1301; FHL microfilm 1,255,301.

And here's 1930

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 4 August 2018), James P Cross, Precinct 7, Brown, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 12A, line 21, family 296, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2302; FHL microfilm 2,342,036.

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This appears to be his death registration:

J A Gross

Texas Deaths
Name J A Gross
Event Type Death
Event Date 10 Jul 1933
Event Place Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Divorced
Birth Date 18 Nov 1869
Birthplace , Tennessee
Father's Name W M Gross
Certificate Number 34516
Citing this Record

"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch( : 13 March 2018), J A Gross, 10 Jul 1933; citing certificate number 34516, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,617.

by Jill Claus G2G6 Mach 2 (21.1k points)

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