Andrew Ross
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Andrew Ross

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Andrew M. Ross
Born 1950s.
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Although born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, my parents had only recently moved to the area. After my first sister was born, my Father changed jobs and our small family moved to central New York State, where two more sisters were born for a total of 3 sisters.

Being slow with my first words, it was realized that I had a mild speech impediment, which could explain initially mediocre grades in elementary school. However, by 5th grade, with speech problems resolved, my academic potential started to be recognized. I was extremely active ran paper routes and participated in both Cub and Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and eventually worked as Boy Scout Camp counselor. By 7th grade I began to self study science and math including special and general relativity. I then won a county wide Math contest while only a Sophomore in High School and also ran and lettered in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track. Best half mile time was 2:04.

I graduated from Cornell University with a Chemical Engineering major and participated in the collegiate Cycling team, winning the Eastern Class B road championships in 1978. Continued with Senior Road Race Championships at district and state level and in 1979 finished 15th in National Senior Road Race Championships.

While a Junior at Cornell, I learned of the nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island in and in response took several Nuclear Engineering courses. After graduation, I accepted a position with the Niagara Mohawk Corporation which was both operating and constructing nuclear power plants. Served as a Chemistry Supervisor while leading the initial startup and test Chemistry program. Eventually switched to Reactor Engineering; currently Principal Reactor Engineer - Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station. Licensed Professional Engineer - New York State with Nuclear Engineer Certification from General Electric as well as Qualified Root Cause Investigator. Emergency duty as Qualified Core Thermal Hydraulic Engineer.

Married and father of 3 wonderful daughters. No grandchildren, but have met my first son in law and several boyfriends.

YDNA Update: Haplogroup confirmed by SNP testing to be R-FT40329.

My most distant known Ross ancestor was born in Scotland, near Inverness. However, I'm closely related to the Chiefly branch of the Loch Alsh Matheson's and a few members of the MacKenzie Clan. Further back in time, my haplogroup is primarily Norse and before then from the Danish Island of Zealand.

The first Earl of Ross, Feacher MacinTagart, was of the O’Beolan family.

Icelandic, Scottish and Irish sagas speak of King Bjolan, a half Norse king of South Lagore in County Meath, Ireland and the Applecross district of Wester Ross. He is said to be the son of Helgi Bjolan, a Viking of Norse nobility and importantly a Christian convert – who was the son of Kitell Flatnose, Norse King of Mann and the Isles. Kitell was in turn the son of the Björn "Buna", a petty King of Norway. King Bjolan’s mother is said to have been an Applecross princess of direct descent from the Kings of Tara.

It is probable that the name "O’Beolan" is Gallicization of the Norse name Bjolan. It should also be pointed out that that Björn Buna is generally understood to be descended from the Skjöldr, the Danish royal lineage who are also known as the Scyldings described in Beowulf.

In 793, Norse Vikings began to raid the British Isles. Eventually, they established a Kingdom in Dublin that was ruled by Uí Ímair dynasty; distant relatives to Bjorn. By 950, the Kingdom included parts of Ireland, the Isles, Western Scotland and Inverness, Ross & Cromarty. In 1098, Magnus III, King of Norway, ravaged the Hebrides and killed the Norse leaders. The Applecross peninsula though was part of the mainland and was likely spared the worst of the slaughter.

The O'Beolan family had possession of the monastery at Applecross in Western Ross shire. Eventually, one man; Fearchar mac in tSagairt gained favor with the King of Scotland by putting down a rebellion in Easter Ross. In return, Fearchar became the Earl of Ross and settled his family in Ross shire near Dingwall. However, he continued to maintain connections with relatives in Norway and on the Isle of Man. Over time, the earldom was lost from the family, and my ancestors became Chiefs as well as members of the greater Clan Ross.

Some of my Ross relatives participated in large scale military battles near the year 1650, where they were taken prisoner, marched towards London and shipped over seas. Other Ross relatives fought with the 78th Fraser Highlander Regiment, capturing Montreal in 1760. My direct ancestors however, remained in Scotland near Inverness and Elgin before eventually emigrating around 1850 initially to Jamaica and then Canada before fighting in the American Civil War. He then lived in Chicago briefly before finally settling in the New York City area.


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Andrew Ross and...

1 George Washington and Andrew Ross are both descendants of Edward (Dymoke) Dymoke of Scrivelsby. George and Andrew are 6th cousins 7 times removed.

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It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Planning to continue to work primarily on the Highland clans of Ross, Matheson and MacKenzie.

Emails from the google group are received, but they are hard to follow as much of the discussion deals with other aspects or areas within Scotland. Not familiar with Discord.

Hopefully, will be able to host a tent at Highland and Celtic festivals in my area with displays of genealogical information that I've complied.

posted by Andrew Ross

As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hello Andrew,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason

Yes; I'm interested in continuing on with the new format. I have a special interest in both Clan Ross and Matheson and to a lesser degree the MacKenzie Clan.

Andrew Ross

posted by Andrew Ross
Andrew, For your information on Miller-66930 and Miller-5225 when I was setting up the Profile it never pop on up. If they had pop on up I would never had set up the Profile. Maybe the information I put in that he was Governor of Connecticut was on the other Profile maybe it would had pop up then. I don't know, Do you know as to why it did not come up? Before you accused someone of doing something on purpose. You could had come to me and ask if I knew about the other Profile.
posted by Patrick Grenier
Andrew, For your information under Bassett-4681 and Bassett-73 If it had pop up I would had connected the two of them together.
posted by Patrick Grenier
I found here and here housebund on this site:

together with new Engvall's

posted by Peter Jonsheim

Please consider joining. The more people that do, the more we can learn about the name Ross :)

posted by Simon Ross
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After adopting orphans to understand what to do next.


posted by David Selman
Hi Andrew and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Scottish Clans Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our members. I’ve also added your name to our members interest page. Here you can let others know what you are working on.

Thanks for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research.


posted by Maria Maxwell

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, thus coordinating with others is essential.

The Scottish_Clans Scottish Clans Project seems to fit your Ross ancestors. Leader is Maria Maxwell. Click the link to read how to join.

Or use the Pre-1700 Projects list, located at the top of your page, 4th topic on right, under <Find> and <Projects>.

For questions, just ask!

Mary ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS If "Page Not Found" error occurs in your email, check the comments on your profile page for this message.

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Andrew

ow you have been busy, were the How-Tos pages helpful or did they leave you with questions?

Clicking your green tags will show other members who follow that tag. Add tags for locations, SWEDEN & one for CANADA then UNITED_STATES or topic of interest. The more tags you add the more links to community & research options Information on tags is on page one of the How To pages.

We want to help you learn about the site and the community, hopefully you found the pages and links useful. I have page one bookmarked for reference page

Questions click my name and ask in the comment box on my page


P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree try from the comment section of your profile page

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

I hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I do, as it is fun, with many people collaborating..

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

Mary ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS if you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page.

posted by Mary Richardson

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