George Ross

Another son of a clergyman among the signers of the Declaration of Independence (there were at least six of them), George Ross received much of his education from his father. He joined the bar at twenty one and married one of his first clients, the beautiful Ann Lawler. They built a substantial home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he found great success in his calling. A conservative supporter of the crown, a reliable Tory in politics, it seemed that for Ross, the future contained nothing but prosperity and preferment.