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Charles Adams Gulick, Jr. (vols. 1-4), Katherine Elliott (vols. 1-3), Winnie Allen (vol. 4), and Harriet Smither (vols. 5-6), eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, 6 vols. (vols. 1 and 2, Austin: A. C. Baldwin & Sons, , 1922; vols. 3-6, Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, [1923-1927]), vol. 4, part 1, pp. 215-216; John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas (Austin: L. E. Daniel, 1880), p. 526; Texas Monument, August 28, 1850; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 658: George C. Hatch v. Elizabeth Cass, et al. Andrew Rabb, who supplied the information on Ross to Lamar, stated that Ross had been killed in January or February 1834. However, Ross was certainly alive on February 20, 1834, when William Barret Travis gave him a note, and was presumably still alive some three months later, when Travis received a letter from him and wrote him a reply (see Robert E. Davis, ed., The Diary of William Barret Travis (Waco: Texian Press, 1966), pp. 129, 172). Ross' stormy relationship with women had continued. In 1827, he abandoned James Cummins' daughter Mariah (to whom he may or may not have been married twice, once in Arkansas in about 1822 and again Texas in 1825) and took up with her younger sister, Nancy (see Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 658: George C. Hatch v. Elizabeth Cass, et al.).