James Ross (1768 – 1853)
Elder James Ross - Born in Martin County, 1768, Died 1853, age 85
In his 18th year he was baptized by his brother, Martin Ross. He labored as an Evangelist in the counties south of Roanoke and Tar rivers. He afterwards settled in Bertie county, where her works praised him. Having passed the unusual limit of fourscore and seven years, unable to reach the house of God, he would send for his neighbors, and dispose them the Word of Life.
Source: Delke, James A. History of the North Carolina Chowan Baptist Association, 1806-1881. Raleigh: Edwards, Broughton & Co, 1882. Available online at Google Books.