Allegheny County, PA

Ross Cemetery

a.k.a. - Old Ross Cemetery

Library Avenue near Christy Avenue

Carnegie Borough, Allegheny County, PA

(complete survey 2009)

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     According to the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society's Cemetery Index, the Ross Cemetery was in use from 1851 - 1869.  The bodies were removed to Chartiers Cemetery, but the headstones were left at the cemetery location. 

Site is administered by:

Historical Society of Carnegie
PO Box 826
Carnegie, PA  15106-0826
(412) 276-7447

Information contributed by Nancy Long

Special thanks to Norm Meinert for his assistance in procuring this information which originally appeared on his Allegheny River Archives webpage


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Sources of this information:
Article in The Pittsburgh Leader, 3 Mar 1901;
Death notice for Christopher Hope, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 22 Feb 1901;
reading by Mrs. Joseph W. Lawrence & Mrs. M.J. Hoffman (date unknown).

Alexander, Mrs. John (Mary Ross), Col. John Ross? daughter

Bell, John A., of the Freehold Bank

Bell, James, a retired farmer of Idlewood, a grandson of Capt. Philip Ross

Bell, James R., a Pittsburgh attorney

Bell, Elizabeth, wife of Robert Bell, died Mar 19, 1826

Burrough, James Ross

Burrough, Isaac

Burrough, Margaret, wife of Isaac Burrough

Burrough, John Isaac, son of Isaac and Margaret Burrough, died Nov 27, 1855

Elliot, Catherine Ross, youngest daughter of Capt. Philip Ross, born Dec 7, 1786. She married West Elliot, after whom Elliot Borough was named

Foster, David, of Crafton, whose wife was a granddaughter of Capt. Philip Ross

Hope, Peter Ross, born Oct 14, 1851, died Nov 6, 1862

Hope, Dr. Christopher, of Carnegie, died Feb 20, 1901 in his 75th year, buried in 1901, the first interment in the old graveyard in 25 years. Dr. Hope was married to Euphemia Ross

Neeland, Jane, wife of John Neeland, died Dec 21, 1828

Ross, Nimrod, eldest son of Capt. Philip and Elizabeth Ross, born Hampshire County, VA on Sept 15, 1774, died Feb 13, 1781, the first person buried in the graveyard

Ross, Colonel John, of Pittsburgh, the youngest son of Capt. Philip Ross, died in 1860, 78 years old

Ross, Matilda, daughter of Col. John Ross, born July 25, 1818, died Feb. 14, 1821

Ross, Matilda, wife of Col. John Ross, born Sept 17, 1786, died Feb 17, 1851

Ross, Mathilda, b. 1819, d. 1859

Ross, Capt. Peter, b. 1782, d. 2 Apr 1860

Ross, Capt. Philip, born Dorchester County, Maryland Jan 4, 1732, died Mar 9, 1813

Ross, ____ Philip, 1809 ? (?)

Ross, Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Peter and Maudlina Casey, born in Hampton County, VA Nov 4, 1745, died Jan 9, 1813, two months before her husband

Silk, Elizabeth E.

Silk, Isabella, born Dec 18, 1803, died Feb 14, 1851. The Silks were not related to the Ross family, but were family friends.

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