ROSS, Robert
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ROSS, ROBERT JAMES, son of Andrew Ross, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, who came to America about 1800, and his wife, Hannah Templin, of Chester county Pa., was born at Georgetown, D. C., in 1807. He received a good English and classical education and was appointed by President John Quincy Adams midshipman in the United States navy August, 1826, and subsequently promoted for meritorious conduct and services. Shortly after his marriage he resigned and was appointed teller in the Branch Bank of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, then under the cashiership of James Lesley. In 1839 he was tendered the position of cashier in the Harrisburg Savings Institution, which he accepted, and when this corporation became the Dauphin Deposit Bank he remained its cashier until his death. Mr. Ross died at Harrisburg October 6, 1861. He was enterprising and successful in business and stood high in financial circles. He married, in 1833, Mary E., daughter of Jacob M. Haldeman and Eliza Ewing Jacobs, who died at Harrisburg in 1873, aged fifty-nine years. They had children: Jacob H., d.s.p., Andrew, Jacob Haldeman, Eliza, Hannah married Colonel Reno, United States army, Roberta, married J. Wilson Orth, and Robert