Voss Family History & Genealogy

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Most Common First Names

  • William 2.3%
  • John 2.2%
  • Carl 1.6%
  • Henry 1.4%
  • Mary 1.3%
  • Anna 1.3%
  • Robert 1.3%
  • Charles 1.3%
  • George 1.1%
  • James 1.0%
  • Marie 1.0%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • August 0.8%
  • Walter 0.8%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Heinrich 0.7%
  • Arthur 0.7%
  • Johann 0.7%
  • Fred 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%

Voss Last Name History & Origin

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Name Origin

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Early Vosses

These are the earliest records we have of the Voss family.

Voss Death Records & Life Expectancy

According to our database of 8,847 people with the last name Voss that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

72.7 years

Oldest Vosses

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Jessie Rountree You may have already seen Franklin's grandparents pictures(Robert James Voss and Charlotte Mitchell)and their stories. If not...read that before you read this.

Franklin carries native blood from his grandmother Charlotte(read her story)...and his own mother Susanna Pennington(don't have pictures of her...she died young and he was only 5 years old).

The Vosses, Penningtons and Sanders all got together in Lawrence Cty TN(near what is now Henryville, TN) in about the early 1800's(as did the Mitchells...covered in the previous story under Robert James Voss). Supposedly the Vosses and Sanders came from NC and the Penningtons GA.

Just recently I was contacted by Joe Sitting Owl White, the Principal Chief of the Cherokee in Lawrence Cty, [external link] use some of the research I had on the Penningtons(who were the primary family in this group of Cherokee who settled in TN).

The Pennington line had two Cherokee women marry into it in succession...Mary Tuttle and Susanna Proctor. This means that Franklin's grandmother Charlotte and his mother Susanna both would have carried the blood...making him native on both sides.

I also believed for a long time that his wife....Mary Adeline Ellis carried blood(check her features). So I began investigating the Ellis/Sanders/Luna/Looney lines. Go to that picture and story for more info.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Jessie Rountree This story has been passed down in my family from generation to generation.

Charlotte Mitchell who married Robert James Voss was Cherokee. She was not the birthchild of Thomas Mitchell and his wife...but was found along with her older brother in a campground outside of Chattanooga TN in approximately 1814. She was just walking(approximately a year old)and her brother was 2-3. This puts her birthdate at 1813 and her brother about 1810.

We have never been able to substantiate this as we didn't have her "native name". Back when the Vosses could have applied for benefits from the Guion Miller Roll or Dawes, Robert James's grandsons, Franklin Pierce and Robert William were told by their father William James, that they needed to learn how to live in the white man's world and told them not to apply.

In my research I came across a story about a "Massacre of Women and Children in 1810"...of Chickamauga Cherokee. This occurred in KY but not to far from where these children were found....and it seems that after this massacre the parents in this group were encouraged by their leaders to find safe places for their children(including giving them to folks to be raised as white).

This would fit with the story that the parents of the children who were adopted were on the run and needed their children to be safe.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Danny PelkeyVoss Well my family always talked of a grandmother down the line who was cherokee indian the only Voss name I have was my grandfather John Wilbur Voss died in 1966 or so at the age of 48 yrs of age. He had a lot of sisters and had lived in OKC and Ft.Gibson Okla. If any one knows of his sisters or their families or his ancestors. I'd be interested in knowing more or if the story I heard was true.
Jun 01, 2007 · Reply
Nicole Fitzgerald MY BROTHER JOHNATHAN ROBERT VOSS AND ME RACHEL MICHELLE VOSS.WERE BORN TO JACQUELINE DAY HARDEN(VOSS)AND ROBERT JOHNATHAN VOSS II ON JULY 28,1974. WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG OUR FATHER LEFT ACCORDING TO OUR MOTHER.MY MOTHER REMARRIED AND MY BROTHER AND I WERE LEFT WITH A BABYSITTER WHICH IS NOW OUR ADOPTED PARENT.WE WERE IN THE SIXTH GRADE WHEN THIS CAME TO BE.AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANYBODY COULD HELP ME OUT IN LOCATING MY FATHER OR SOME PART OF HIS FAMILY. MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY IN DECEMBER OF 2004.HER BIRHTDATE WAS AUGUST 24,SHE WAS 50 YEARS OLD. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET MY REAL DAD.WE WERE BORN IN COLUMBIA,TN.
Oct 15, 2008 · Reply