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Jonathan B. Ross
Born December 27, 1811
Jonathan B. Ross, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Monticello; was born in Herkimer Co., NY, December 27, 1811; in the spring of 1855, he came to Jones Co. and settled on the farm now owned by Mr. John Huntoon, of Richland Twp.; afterward built the house where Mr. Joseph Hickman now lives, and which he conducted as a hotel for 4 or 5 years; settled where he now lives in the spring of 1867; was for many years engaged in the dairying and cheese business. His wife was Elizabeth A. Kinney, of Herkimer Co.; she died in July 1864; Mr. Ross has 12 children—5 sons and 7 daughters.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, page 679
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