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Since he was accepted as the eldest son and heir-at-law of his father, his parents must have been married at the time of his birth.
eldest son and heir-at-law, born 1792-93 if 57 in 1849.
22) The Deeds of Sale dated in 1861 establish that the heirs-at-law of Peter Rupert of Osnabruck were William Rupert of Sidney Township, heir-at-law, and Jerome Rupert of Sidney Township, heir-at-law of John Rupert, deceased, and himself heir-at-law of Peter Rupert of Osnabruck.
Much later, in 1827 Thomas Ross heir-at-law and eldest son of Epsey and John Ross sold her grant in Mountain Township, Dundas County.