George ROSS (1730-1779)

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Colonel George ROSS (1730-1779)

Colonel George ROSS Jr., (1730-1779) signed the Declaration of Independence for the Colony of Pennsylvania on August 2, 1776, at the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

George was the son of George Aeneas ROSS (1679-1753) & Anna Catherine VAN GEZEL (1689-1748). On April 3, 1773, George married Mary BIRD (1753-1813) the sister of his business partner Colonel Mark BIRD (1738-1812). George was the 2nd great-granduncle of Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) and the 4th great-granduncle of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012).