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Offline Jean Price

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John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« on: Monday 14 May 18 08:52 BST (UK) »
Hello All,

I would love to know the marriage date and place for the above couple. An added bonus would be to know his full name. Then perhaps I could find him in England.
According to the Philadelphia 1870 Census, John was born in England and Sarah in Ireland. At this date they had two children - Joseph F Ross (b 1861) and Elizabeth Phoebe Ross (b 1868)
Sarah  divorced John, and eventually arrived in Canterbury, New Zealand. I do not know what happened to John G.

Thank You
Jean
New Zealand

This is a previous question I asked:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=786263.msg6414829#msg6414829
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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 May 18 00:00 BST (UK) »
They are married before June 4, 1860 when the census was taken.  They are in Philadelphia, living in household of Joseph Thomson.  Also in house is presumably another brother, Robert Thomson, his wife and child.

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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 May 18 23:17 BST (UK) »
Thank you SL Stephens,

More names for me to find.

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Jean
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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 July 18 08:06 BST (UK) »
Marriages Philadelphia PA.
Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal
8 May 1860 John Ross to Sarah Thompson, at the residence of the bride, witness Susan and Phoebe Thompson and other friends.
 

Susan is probably Roberts wife ref 1860 census.

1860 Census Philadelphia ward 20
Joseph Thompson 21 Grocer born Ireland
Susan Ross 24 born Ireland
John Ross 30 cordwainer, born England
Robert Thompson 27 born Ireland
Susan Thompson 28  born Ireland
Alfred Thompson born PA.

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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 15 July 18 08:09 BST (UK) »
Philadelphia Directories ref: ancestry
John G Ross -- Shoemaker

1867,  1021 Girard Avenue
1868,  Seybert & N. 15 Street

1877, 325 Brooklyn Street.


Haven't found him after1877

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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 July 18 01:52 BST (UK) »
Ancestry
1880 census Institution for homeless children Philadelphia

Joseph Ross
Admitted 1878

Questions asked
Is father alive     --Unknown
Is mother alive -- Yes
Has child been abandoned--- No
Have parent(s) given up parental rights-- Yes
Is the child illegitimate-- No
Is the child separated from his living mother ---Yes


After the divorce in 1876, John G Ross was in Philadelphia as of 1877. He either moved on or had died.
These would appear to be Sarah's brothers from the 1860 census.

Robert Thompson age 44 died 1 June 1876 of TB buried 5th June Mount Moriah Cemetery

Joseph Thompson age 32 died 18 January 1871 buried 20th Mount Moriah Cemetery




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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 July 18 08:37 BST (UK) »
Hello amongd,

Apologies for the delay in responding.
Thank you for taking an interest in my people.
I have to disagree with you for the Joseph Ross as a homeless child. He may have been homeless, but at the age of 19 he would not be regarded as a child.
It is so frustrating researching the USA from so far away, but snippets such as yours are a great help.
Regards
Jean
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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 July 18 08:54 BST (UK) »
Did Sarah actually divorce John? According to other thread (thanks for including link)
In 1889 Sarah Ross (nee Thompson) married in New Zealand. As proof that she was free to marry she has written Living under Deed of Legal Separation Executed in Philadelphia in 1876.
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Re: John G Ross and Sarah Thompson
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 August 18 05:41 BST (UK) »
Hello aghadowey,

 That is something I had not thought of. She remarried in December of 1889 and her new husband was a widower. He has written the date of the death of his first wife in the appropriate column to show he was free to marry. Sarah was well educated so she must have known what she was doing. Perhaps after X amount of years the Legal Separation from Philadelphia became a divorce, and she had been separated for 13 years at the time of her second marriage.

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Jean
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