Sarah Ross was born circa 1758 in Maryland, United States to Abraham Ross (bef1740-) and Jannetje Van Der Beek (1741-) and died 25 April 1846 Ohio, United States of unspecified causes. She married William Rippeth (c1754-1843) .


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Parents and conundrums

  • Abraham Ross (bef1740-)
  • Jannetje Van Der Beek (1741-)
  • Question: Sarah died 25 Apr 1844, lived 98 years = she was born in 1746
  • How can Jannetje possibly be her mother at 5 years old?
  • The age on the tombstone is probably incorrect.  I believe she was born 1758, which is consistent with her age range as it appears in both the 1830 and 1840 census.  Also, given that Sarah was the mother of Rebecca (Rippeth) Watkins, who was born about 1810, a birth date for Sarah earlier than 1758 would be unlikely, as even with the 1758 birth date, she had to have given birth to Rebecca at age 52.  Rebecca is listed as under 20 in the 1840 census, in the household of Asa Watkins in Orange Township.  Asa and Rebecca already had 1 boy and 1 girl, as they were married in 1827.



Offspring of William Rippeth (c1754-1843) and Sarah Ross
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Rippeth (c1776-1840) 1776 1840 Thomas Price (1775-1856)
Mary Rippeth (c1782-)
Catherine Rippeth (1788-)
William Rippeth II (aft1790-)
James Rippeth (c1791-1859)
Rebecca Rippeth (1795-1872)
Elizabeth Rippeth (1799-)

Footnotes (including sources)

Kborland, AMK152Bot,, Robin Patterson