Ann was an only child of a widow. For those who believed that women couldn't own property, they were wrong. Ann's mother owned a considerable amount of property. Ann married George Ross, and they had three children all of whom were of good character, which speaks well of Ann, considering how much time George devoted to his public service. I thought this quote, from Egle's Notes and Queries, worth sharing, "Ann (Lawler) Ross was greatly celebrated for her beauty and her children were so remarkable in this respect as to attract general notice." Though the women were rarely noted upon, their children bespoke of their strength and courage by their living examples.