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A Father for Patrick Ross: Indirect Evidence Proves the Papa

by Liz Ross  

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 19 Feb 2022


Patrick Ross was born in Knox, Tenn., in 1824 and shot dead in Jefferson County, Ill., on April 8, 1864. His life in Illinois is well-documented, and he is on many Ancestry trees. Most trees do not mention his parents, but when mentioned, none offer proof. Patrick, however, must have had a father. Indirect evidence, from Tennessee and Illinois, is assembled to prove the identity of his father, and along the way demonstrates how to piece together the puzzle of far-ranging documents to develop indirect evidence ultimately proving Patrick's father.

Speaker: Liz Ross, researcher and educator, lectures and writes for periodicals both genealogical and non. She spoke at GeneaQuest in 2020 and at NGS in 2019. Liz is chair of CAGGNI's Conference Committee and a member of ISGS's Education Committee. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and NGS. 

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