Hi Mary, Little Britain is in the western portion of New Windsor it was first settled by John Humphrey about 1724 it later became the point of settlement by many other families in 1729. Little Britain is also referred to as the start of the Presbyterian church as many families were of that faith. Old records will show Britian spelled in several varients. I have included some of the items I was able to find on the Ross family in the immediate area. Let me know if anything fits.
Anna Clinton b.7/26/1809 daughter of General James Clinton married 11/9/1830 a Lieut. Edward Ross of West Point. She died 12/11/1833. Anna and her family were part of the original group of settlers to Little Britain.
I also have a Mary A. Ross who married John Ellison he died in 1835 leaving sons Robert R. & Charles L.
A John Young 2nd also another early Little Britain settler who came with the Clinton party in 1729 had a son Isaac whose 2nd wife was Susanna Ross of Fayette County Pa. they had seven children Robert, Nancy, Isaac, Effy, Nelly, Joseph and Jane. His children by his first marriage were William, Sarah 2 other daughters names unk. William and his half-brother Isaac were partners together near Uniontown Pa. the remainder of the family seems to have moved to Kentucky. Isaac the father visited N.Y. in 1795 and was taken with yellow fever and buried in Potter's field.
From the Newburgh Gazette
Ross, Anna C d. in this village on Wednesday morning, Mrs. Anna C. Ross, wife of Lieut. Edward R. Ross and youngest daughter of the late General James Clinton aged 24 yrs.
Dec. 14, 1833 (* she is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor having been moved there from the Clinton burial ground in Little Britain)
Ross, Edward C. m. in this village on Tuesday the 19th inst. by the Rev. John Johnston, lieut. Edward C. Ross, Asst. Professor of Mathematics U.S. military Academy, to Ann Dewitt, youngest daughter of the late General James clinton. Nov. 13, 1830.
Ross, Mary m. Anthony Houston (no date)
Ross, Mary Mclean m. John F. Butterworth (no date)
Ross, William d. at his residence in the city of New york on Friday the 3rd instant, William Ross Esq.in the 55th year of his age, formerly of this village. Sept. 11, 1830
ROSS, ANNA CLINTON 12/11/1833 24 07/26/1809
MARRIED LIEUT, EDWARD ROSS 01/26/1830 DAU./ JAMES CLINTON WOODLAWN 8/17/1876
ROSS, ANNE HARRIET 1/13/1867 7 DAU. OF HENRY & JANE ROSS COVENANTER CHURCH
ROSS, CHARLES 11/1863 25 26TH REGT. N.Y. VOL.
ROSS, JAMES ALEXANDER 3/27/1855 21 SON OF JAMES & JANE ROSS COVENANTER CHURCH
ROSS, JANE 12/26/1855 64 WIFE OF JAMES ROSS
BORN KILLRAUGHT COUNTRY ANTRIM IRELAND COVENANTER CHURCH
ROSS, MARGARET JANE 7/18/1865 23 DAU. OF HENRY & ELIZABETH J. ROSS COVENANTER CHURCH
ROSS, MARIA ELIZABETH 2/3/1849 9 DAU. OF HENRY & ELIZABETH J. ROSS COVENANTER CHURCH
ROSS, MARY S 3/31/1812 26 WIFE OF WILLIAM ROSS ESQ, DAU. OF JOHN & ANN McLEAN
OLD TOWN - NO.5
ROSS, WILLIAM 9/3/1850 54 OLD TOWN - NO.5
Marriage Records New Windsor Presbyterian Church
4/26/1779 Humphery, Evans & Ross, Margaret
Members list Associate Reform Church Newburgh
11/9/1820 Ross, Jane widow
Marriage Records Vails Gate Methodist-Episcopal Church
7/25/1847 Ross, Edward S Brooklyn L.I.N.Y. Edwards, Catherine P Brooklyn L.I.N.Y.
location New Windsor Romer, James H official
Personal HistoriesCivil War from the Newburgh Telegram
Ross, James Benedict
Co. F 70th Regt. (Excelsior Brigade) was born in Demascus, Wayne County Penn. March 23, 1844, the son of William B and Mary (Marins) Ross. He resided for a time at Callicoon Depot, Sullivan County and from thence removed to Port Jervis where he enlisted Aug. 23, 1862. He was in action at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, Gettysburgh July 2, 1863, Wapping Heights, July 23, 1863 and in skirmishes at Fredericksburgh Dec. 12, 1862. He has not been absent from his regiment since his enlistment and has two brothers Jacob M. & Thomas D. Ross in the same company.