GEORGE ROSS represented Lancaster county in the Continental Congress which adopted the Declaration of Independence. He was born at New Castle, Del., in 1730, and coming to Lancaster county was admitted as an attorney-at-law, in 1750. In 1768 he was elected a member of the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania, and held that office until 1776, when he was elected to membership in the Continental Congress. He retired in 1777 on account of ill health. Lancaster county offered him the sum of 150 pounds for his services to it, but he would not accept it. On April 14, 1779, he was appointed a judge of the Court of Admiralty. On July 13, 1779, he died of an attack of the gout and was buried in Christ Church graveyard in Philadelphia.
Source: Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settlers (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1903), p. 189.