The following is a direct line to the GROSS family who migrated to Dade County from Tennessee and is incomplete.
Sir William Le Gros was born 1250 in County Kent, England and married Elianor (last name unknown).
The son of Walter was Hugo Le Gros, born 1310 in County Kent and married Alecia (Last name unknown).
The son of Hugo was Oliver Le Gros, born 1355 in County Kent, who married Benita (last name unknown).
Oliver Le Gros, II was born 1379 in County Suffolk England and his wife’s first name was Elise. Oliver Le Gros moved his family to Dijon France from England.
Jean Le Gros I, born 1403, in Dijon, France, was married to Peronette De Roye.
Jean Le Gros, II, born 1440 in Dijon France, married Philliberte De Sourlam. Jean Le Gros, II, was secretary to the Duke De Burgogne.
Perry Le Gros, son of Jean Le Gros, II, was born 1490 in Dijon France and married Phillipolte Wielandt.
Jean De Gros, I, born 1535 in Dijon, was married to Catherine Lauryn. Jean changed the last name to De Gros from Le Gros.
Jean De Gros, II, born 1573, Dijon was married to Leonore De Briard.
Jacob De Gros, born 1623, Dijon moved his family to the Palatinate, in Southern Germany, to avoid persecution of the Huguenots. This would indicate the family was Fraence Huguenot, and therefore, have been protestant for a very long time. The oldest son of this couple, Johann, is where Lou Grosses family line begins. Mr. Gross did live in New Jersey and was writing books on the Gross family. However, the ancestor from whom the southern Gross descends is from the second son, Philip.
Philip Fredrick Gross, born 1647, in Mannheim, Germany, married Martha (last name unknown). Sometime after the family moved to Germany the “De” was dropped on the surname and the name became “GROSS.”
Philip and Martha had three known sons: Jacob, Fredrick and Philip. Philip is the ancestor of the Dade County Gross family. However, Jacob was born 1670 in Strasbourg, Germany and married Helena. His son, George, born 1702 in Germany, came to America about 1730 where he later settled in Lincoln County N.C. and married a Mary.
Henry Gross, Sr. born 1746 was the son of George and married an Elizabeth. He died 8 June 1821. Elizabeth was born 1753 and died 14 April 1826. Both are buried in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery in Catawba County N.C.
John Gross, born 15 April 1780, died 25 June 1874 at age 94, married Sarah Killian, born 10 May 1790 and died 9 October 1868. Both are buried in the Philadelphia Church Cemetery in Grundy County Tennessee. John Gross helped to found the Philadelphia Church.
Asa Gross, born 25 July 1821, died 3 October 1885, married Sarah Louisa Bost (8 February 1835 – 8 February 1918). Both are buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery.
Sarah Jane Gross, born 25 February 1855, died 25 June 1940, married twice… first to James Ransom and second to Arch Patrick. Arch was born in 1861, died 1836 and both he and Sarah are buried in the Oak Mill Cemetery in McAlester, Oklahoma.
More is known of Sarah Jane Gross Ransom Patrick’s descendants but the narrative will end here of this line.
The family of Gross family of Trenton goes from Asa Gross to John T. Gross (21 December 1857-7 January 1920), married Susan L. Bond. Susan was born 2 January 1860, died 4 June 1920. The son of John and Susan was Harris Gross and his son was John Bradford Gross (born July 5, 1907, died 16 May 1997) who married Edwina Doyle. Edwina died 24 August 1997. (The above article was taken from notes of Edwina Doyle Gross in 1995. She and Brad lived in the Sly go community of Dade County.)