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Benjamin C. Ross Papers

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: SM
Date: 13 Dec 2016

Biographical History

Benjamin C. Ross (1822-1910), son of Seth (1778-1858) and Hannah (Chapman, ) Ross was a farmer and entrepreneur [?] of Onondaga County, NY. He was married to Mary Maria (Gumaer) Ross and entered a commercial co-partnership with his brother in law John E. Gumaer (Ross & Gumaer). A diploma from August 1885 also lists him as "Special Deputy Sheriff [...] for 20 days."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Benjamin C. Ross Papers comprise financial documents, an indenture and a diploma certifying Ross's appointment as deputy sheriff.

Arrangement of the Collection

The financial material is organized chronologically while the other two folders contain only a single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Ross, Benjamin C. (1822-1910)


Law enforcement -- History.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Financial records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Benjamin C. Ross Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2015.

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