{⋆★⋆} BG Ross, Lawrence S.

Lawrence Sullivan Ross

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Born: September 27, 1838

Birth Place: Bentonsport, Iowa Territory

Father: Captain Shapley Prince Ross Jr. 1811 – 1889
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​

Mother: Catherine Hanby Fulkerson 1812 – 1886
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​

Wife: Elizabeth Dorothy Tinsley 1846 – 1905
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​


Mervin Hallum Ross 1866 – 1883​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
Lawrence Sullivan Ross Jr. 1868 – 1914​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
Florine Ross Harrington 1870 – 1945​
(Buried: Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Texas)​
Harvey B. Ross 1873 – 1944​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
Dr. Frank Ritchie Ross 1876 – 1938​
(Buried: Seabrook Cemetery, Seabrook, Texas)​
Elizabeth “Bessie” Ross Clarke 1878 – 1932​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
Neville Presley Ross 1882 – 1938​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
James Tinsley Ross 1889 – 1891​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​


1856: Graduated from Baylor University​
Attended Wesleyan University​
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Occupation before War:

1858: Participated in the Wichita, Texas Village Fight​
1860: 2nd Lt. in the Texas Rangers​
1860 – 1861: Captain the Texas Rangers​
1860: Participated in the Battle of Pease River, Texas​

Civil War Career:

1861: Negotiator with five civilized tribes​
1861: Private Company G 6th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Major of 6th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Led troops behind enemy lines at Keetsville, Missouri​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 6th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Hatchie’s Bridge, Tennessee​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee​
1863 – 1864: Suffered from the effects of Malaria​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the fighting at Yazoo City, Mississippi​
1864: Captured during the Battle of Brown's Mill, Georgia​
1864: Rescued while being captured by Cavalry Counterattack​
1864: Participated in the Franklin – Nashville, Tennessee Campaign​
1865: Applied for special pardon from President Andrew Johnson​
1866: President Andrew Johnson approved his pardon on October 22nd
1867: Accepted the Pardon from President Andrew Johnson in July

Occupation after War:

Farmer of 160 Acres of land in Texas on the South Bosque River​
1873 – 1875: Sheriff of McLennan County, Texas​
1874: Helped Establish the Texas State Sheriffs Association​
1875: Delegate to Texas State Constitution Convention​
1875 – 1881: Farmer on the South Bosque River in Texas​
1881 – 1883: Texas State Senator​
1887 – 1891: Governor of Texas​
1891 – 1898: President of A & M College of Texas​
First Commander of Texas Division of United Confederate Veterans​
Commander – in – chief of United Confederate Veterans Organization​
Member of Texas State Railroad Commission​

Died: January 3, 1898

Place of Death: College Station Brazos County, Texas

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Cause of Death: Coronary Heart Disease

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He only served 2 terms as governor, on the 3rd try he lost out to Jim Hogg, who was also a Confederate General.Actually he chose not to run for that 3rd term.
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