Ira was b. abt 1822 in Canfield, Trumbell, Ohio and died in 1913, or so I've been told.
he m. 1st to my 2nd great aunt, Mary Ross, and 2nd to Elizabeth Hively.
Ira and Mary had 7 children, Charles Henry, Chester A., George Y who m. Mary Jane Cross, a great aunt of mine, Franklin B., Mary, Ada G. and William N.
to try to clarify the confusing marriages in this line, Mary Ross was the sister of my great, great grandmother Cynthia Ross. Mary Jane Cross was the sister of my great grandfather, James Franklin Cross. James m. Stella Morn Pearson, daughter of Cynthia Ross who m. John Young Pearson. but this query is about Ira....and whether certain individuals are relatives of his, and how they are related, if they are....
I have run across an Amariah Rose b. Apr 1792 N. Branford, CT who m. a Betsey Bunnell. I am intrigued by this as Cynthia Ross's father was Azariah Ross, b. 1789-1792 in CT, and it wouldn't suprise me one bit to find that this branch of my family tree is even more entangled and convoluted than I already know it to be. Rose and Ross are just two variants of the name, so it's possible that different branches of the family have different variations of the surname.
does anyone know this/these families? I posted them to the surname sites and have been contacted by descendants of Ira and Elizabeth, and by a descendant of Amariah, but none of us has been able to figure the ancestry out enough to know one way or another.