Looking for information on (my ggggg gf) Alexander ROSS b. Scotland, d. at Saratoga, NY 1818. Please see the following data and agree, refute or add more if you know anything at all. I have a lot of circumstantial evidence but am looking for more.
He fought at the Battle of Culloden in 1745 and at the Battle of Quebec in 1759 where he was wounded on the Plains of Abraham. The 78th Highlanders were recruited in Inverness in 1757 and many of them had fought at Culloden - therefore I conclude he was probably born or living in the area of Inverness-shire Scotland at this time. He was a Presbyterian and a freemason and did not stay in Canada for long after the 78th Battalion disbanded in 1763. In the muster roll of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders – which is the only battalion that fought at the Plains of Abraham – there is an Alexander Ross in the Colonel’s company (actually there are about 3 Alexander Ross’ in the 78th Regiment and I know at least 1 of them was Catholic and stayed in Quebec).
He also served in the Revolutionary War. There is an Alexander Ross in the Continental Troops serving in Saratoga, NY. An entry for him on the muster roll for the *Garrison at Ticonderoga, NY* dated June- July 1777 – “Taken prisoner July 7, 1777”. This would mean he was at Ticonderoga July 5/6, 1777 when Simon Fraser attacked the Fort and the next day, July 7, 1777, was taken prisoner in the Battle of Hubbardton. He survived and was in the 1790-1800 censuses living with his family in Saratoga, NY.
He married (probably) Mary Bibbens/Bevin in 1767, Cromwell CT, and had 6 children: David b. 1768, CT, (also *probably* Amos, James, John, Mary Phebe).
Any info at all - or historical notes - will be appreciated!