How old was John Ross in the Trail of Tears?
John Ross was approximately 48 years old during the Trail of Tears.
Betsy Ross got married to John Ross in Hugg's Tavern in Gloucaster, New Jersey in 1773 when she was 21. They had no children together. John Ross died in 1776. Betsy then married to Joeseph Ashburn in 1777 at Old Swedes Church in Philadelphia they had two children. He died later on. Betsy then married John Claypoole, where is not known. They had 5 children. John died in 1817.
There are many trails of tears, but the one that comes to mind immediately was the driving of the Cherokee people from their rightfully owned land in the southeastern US toward the Oklahoma/Arkansas area. So the trail was not only of sadness of leaving home, but of the difficulty of the journey for the people, especially the old and the very young. The disease, the despair, the breach of faith. Seems a similar trail was…