Elijah Ross was the first gunsmith in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. He was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.
He would visit his relatives in the Miami Valley including Margaret Ross Kinder.
An article about his son, Alexander Coffman Ross describes grandfather Alexander Ross, who wore silver buckles on his shoes and could dance at a ripe old age.
article "Song Writers of Ohio: Alexander Coffman Ross" in the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications. (Columbus) Vol. 14 (1905) page 66-69. https://archive.org/details/alexandercoffman00galb