The major families of interest to me are Ross (Ancestors of Elmer Melvin Ross, my father), Long (Ancestors of Mary Ruth Long, my mother, and Maldonado (the maiden name of my wife, Amparo Maldonado of Puerto Rico).
I am attaching an ancestor list starting with my daughter, Sherri Lorraine Ross Liss, in order to include my wife's ancestry.
Robert Ross, migrated from PA to Ohio and was living there from 1820's until is death in the 1840's.His son James (and wife Esther Kennedy) died in Ohio. She died in 1886.During this 60+ years they live in Harrison, Guernsey, and Tuscawaras counties. After Esther Kennedy's death, the children Robert Jennings Ross, my great grandfather, and his brother Moses Kennedy Ross, and sister Martha Emma Ross moved first to Indiana and then to Gadsden, Alabama.My grandfather, James McClellan Ross, remained in the Alabama area, as did his Uncle Moses and Aunt Martha Emma.Robert Jennings Ross and rest of children moved to Creek Co. Oklahoma in early 1990's.
The Longs, John of PA, George of VA, John A, Sr. & Jr. of TN, and John Bertie Long of GA complete the known ancestry of my mother.
The Maldonados have only been traced to my wife's grandparents.