Capt. D. Lee Ross, one of our oldest and best known citizens, died after a long
illness. He was 96 years old and is survived by four sons and four daughters who
were present at the funeral except one daughter. His wife and two daughters had
preceded him to the grave. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Pettus, and
he was tenderly laid to rest Sunday near his late home. Despite the storm and mud
which kept a good many away, there was a very large crowd in attendance to pay a
last respect to one honored and loved by all who knew him. Among the ones from a
distance in attendance included T. L. Clark, John S. Taylor and Mr. Tatum from
Stuart, Mr. and Mrs. Draper and children from Sydnorsville and Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Ross and children from Bassett, and a good many from Buffalo Ridge.
Civil War service according to "History of Patrick County, Virginia" by the Patrick County Historical Society:page 153.
David Lee Ross organized and drilled Co. C/D, 51st Va. Inf., captain; resigned and became colonel of local militia; re-entered army in Co.G, 21st Va. Cav
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