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Re: Rosamond of Greenville & California
Posted by: Jimmy Rosamond (ID *****3221) Date: January 14, 2007 at 12:23:36
In Reply to: Rosamond of Greenville & California by John Presco of 18

John. Here is information I've found on your line of the family. This begins with your mother Rosemary Rosamond. Didn't know how muchy of this you have so I figured I'd send it to you.

Jimmy Rosamond


Ancestors of Rosemary Rosamond

Generation No. 1

       1. Rosemary Rosamond, born 26 Sep 1922 in California. She was the daughter of 2. Frank Wesley "Royal" Rosamond and 3. Mary Magdalene Weineke.

Generation No. 2

       2. Frank Wesley "Royal" Rosamond1,2, born 18 Dec 1881 in Missouri3; died Abt. 26 Nov 1953 in Prob Oklahoma. He was the son of 4. William Thomas Rosamond and 5. Ida Rose. He married 3. Mary Magdalene Weineke Abt. 1911 in California4.
       3. Mary Magdalene Weineke, born Abt. 1882 in Iowa.

Notes for Frank Wesley "Royal" Rosamond:
From: Jon Presco <braskewitz <at> yahoo.com>
Subject: Rosamond
Newsgroups: gmane.culture.templar.rosemont
Date: 2004-05-31 12:28:27 GMT

My grandfather, Royal Rosamond, authored several books, numerous short stories, and countless poems that were published in 'Out West' 'Liberty Magazine', and several Romance magazines. He was good friends of Dashiel Hammet according to my mother Rosemary, and my Aunt Lillian recalls falling asleep to the sound of her father, and the author Earl Stanley Gradner, typing away in their home in Ventura California, they honing up on their literary skills. Dashiel and Earl were members of the 'Black Mask' a society of mystery writers.

Royal was born in a log cabin on the Missouri River, the only known child of William Rosamond and Ida Louisiana Rose. He met my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Wienke while working in Brakey's Cash Bizaar in Ojai, and would later own the first general store in Ventura. A short biography of Royal is found in my link to my newspaper 'Royal Rosamond Press'.

Royal was a good friend of Otto Rayburn, the Ozark historian, they meeting when Royal returned to the Ozarks to become a Regional writer. Royal published in Rayburn's 'Arcadian Magazine' "A Journal
of the Well-flavored Earth" printed in Eminence Missouri. Royal would later found 'Gem Publishing' in Oklahoma City, and publish his books 'Bound in Clay' and 'Ravola of Thunder Mountain'.

I have corespondence between Royal and Otto. I wonder if he met the Regional artist, Thomas Hart Benton, who was also good friends of Otto Rayburn, there photographs of both men in Volume 1. of
Rayburn's 'Enchanted Ozarks' an archives of Ozark Folk Life found at the University of Arkansas.

Interment Record for ROYAL ROSAMOND
Name: ROSAMOND, ROYAL
Born: 12/18/1881
Died or Buried: 11/26/1953
Buried: Sunny Lane Sec. 13
Section: lot S13-RN-7
City: Del City
County/State: Oklahoma, OK
Notes: Son of Ida & William
http://userdb.rootsweb.com/cemeteries/cgi-bin/cemetery.cgi?id=798161&database=Cemetery%20Records&return_to=http://userdb.rootsweb.com/cemeteries/&submitter_id=
More About Frank Wesley "Royal" Rosamond:
Burial: 26 Nov 1953, Sunny Lane Sec. 13, lot S13-RN-7, Del City, Oklahoma

More About Frank Rosamond and Mary Weineke:
Marriage: Abt. 1911, California4
       
Children of Frank Rosamond and Mary Weineke are:
              i.       June E Rosamond, born Abt. 1914 in California.
              ii.       Bertha M Rosamond, born Abt. 1916 in California.
       1       iii.       Rosemary Rosamond, born 26 Sep 1922 in California.
              iv.       Lillian J Rosamond, born Abt. 1924 in California.


Generation No. 3

       4. William Thomas Rosamond5,6,7,8,9, born 1860 in Mississippi10. He was the son of 8. Samuel Rosamond and 9. Frances C. Morrison. He married 5. Ida Rose 16 Feb 1881 in Bates County, Missouri11.
       5. Ida Rose, born in Louisiana; died Abt. 1890.

More About William Thomas Rosamond:
Name 2: William Thomas Rosamond12,13
Date born 2: Abt. 1860, Mississippi
Residence: 1900, Duke, Greer, Oklahoma14

More About William Rosamond and Ida Rose:
Marriage: 16 Feb 1881, Bates County, Missouri15
       
Child of William Rosamond and Ida Rose is:
       2       i.       Frank Wesley "Royal" Rosamond, born 18 Dec 1881 in Missouri; died Abt. 26 Nov 1953 in Prob Oklahoma; married Mary Magdalene Weineke Abt. 1911 in California.


Generation No. 4

       8. Samuel Rosamond16, born 1815 in Abbeville District, SC. He was the son of 16. Benjamin Rosamond and 17. Susannah Hill. He married 9. Frances C. Morrison.
       9. Frances C. Morrison17, born Abt. 1822 in South Carolina.

More About Samuel Rosamond:
Occupation: Farmer
       
Children of Samuel Rosamond and Frances Morrison are:
              i.       Benjamin F. Rosamond, born Abt. 1844 in Mississippi.
              ii.       John J. Rosamond, born Abt. 1846 in Mississippi.
              iii.       Frances J. Rosamond, born Abt. 1852 in Mississippi.
              iv.       Nonimus Nathaniel Rosamond, born Jul 1854 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; died 01 Jan 1908 in Lurton, Newton County, Arkansas; married Rosalie A. Bennett Abt. 1875 in Chicago, Illinois.

More About Nonimus Rosamond and Rosalie Bennett:
Marriage: Abt. 1875, Chicago, Illinois

       4       v.       William Thomas Rosamond, born 1860 in Mississippi; married (1) Ida Rose 16 Feb 1881 in Bates County, Missouri; married (2) Mildred A. ? Abt. 1898.
              vi.       Laura Rosamond, born Abt. 1862.


Generation No. 5

       16. Benjamin Rosamond18, born Abt. 1790 in South Carolina19; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Attala County, Mississippi. He was the son of 32. James Rosamond and 33. Lettice Tillman. He married 17. Susannah Hill.
       17. Susannah Hill, died 20 Oct 1828 in Abbeville County, South Carolina20. She was the daughter of 34. John Hill Sr. and 35. Susannah ?.

Notes for Benjamin Rosamond:
Benjamin Rosamond, R255, M. Born in 1790 in South Carolina. Was on the census for Attala County, Mississippi in 1850. Benjamin died in Attala County, Mississippi bef 16 May 1859, he was 69.

In "Greenwood County Sketches" Benjamin, Susannah and son Thomas are mentioned as members of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church located near Ware Shoals in 1834. Before 1850, Benjamin had remarried to Jane Rogers Mays.

A number of records from the Walnut Grove Baptist Church were published in a series of newspaper articles in the "Greenwood Index-Journal" in the early 1940s. The text of these articles, written by Harry L. Watson, are contained in Volume 2 of "Greenwood Historical Society Scrapbooks". These were later reprinted in a book titled "Our Old Roads" by Margaret Watson, daughter of the author. Benjamin and his family are mentioned several times in these records as detailed below. Each article was numbered based on date of publicatiion, not the date of the church record.

---------- From "Our Old Roads" --------------

No. 101, Year referenced in text 1826. Newspaper article 6 November 1943.
(Regarding the Walnut Grove Baptist Church)
"The original minute book begins with this entry:
A Record of the proceedings of the Baptist Church of Christ at the Walnut Grove on Mulberry Creek in Abbeville District, S. C., constituted on the 24th day of June 1826 by the Rev'd Arthur Williams and Chesley Davis, both of the district aforesaid and teh Rev'd Moses Holland, of Pendleton District."

The names of the members constituted are as follows:
Samuel Hill              Nancy Hodges
Richard Gaines              Mary Youngblood
William Graham               Peggy Henderson
Valentine Young              Dicey Sharp
Thompson Hodges              Jincy Gaines
Benjamin Rosemond       Susanna Roseman
Robert Gaines              Francis Roseman
William Hodges              Jane Huskerson
James Hodges              Tabitha Hodges

It will be noticed the names of the male members are in the first column and the names of the female members are in the second column. And that was the way the members in all the churches sat in the early days and even within the recollection of people of middle age and better today, the men on one side, usually the right side after entrance, and the females on the left side after entrance.

No. 157, Year referenced in text 1837.
The church was again involved in neighborhood and individual difficulties. In one meeting in which the members were voting on the matter of fellowship with a former member who was now an officer of another church, it appeared after a vote that this former member would be "excluded" and this would embarass the sister church in which he was now an official. Whereupon, an old member, B. Rosamond who was also a charter member, got up and told the members voting to "exclude" that if they could not vote to keep the former member in good standing, to "sit still and not vote at all" so as to bring about harmony. His suggestion was followed and the record says twenty members "sat still and refused to vote" and this saved the day for the former member who was now an official in another church.

No. 164, Year referenced in text 1828. Newspaper article 4 December 1943.
The "Church at the Walnut Grove on Mulberry Creek" as it was always described by the clerk, did not show any gain in membership by the end of its third year. Beginning with eighteen charter members, it lost within two years two of these by letters of dismission and on Oct. 20, 1828 Susannah Rosmond died, the first loss by death. This brought the membership down to fifteen, but the addition of "Polly Hodges", wife of James Hodges by letter from Turkey Creek about this time, brought the membership up to sixteen. Then on Jan. 4, 1830 after a sermon by the Rev. Nicholas Ware Hodges, the first two members to be received by baptism are named. These were "Polly Hodges, sister of, and Mahala Hodges, the wife of Thompson Hodges." (This made the total membership eighteen again.) Incidentally, there are three "Polly Hodges" already noted in the record.

... (also from No. 164)
"On Christmas Eve, the Rev. Thomas A. Rosamond, "a member of the Methodist clergy" (a member of the Rosamond family of this section and many members of it were members of the Walnut Grove), preached and the following joined: John and Thomas Rosamond (sons of B. R.) and this notation by the clerk must have meant they were sons of Benjamin Rosamond, one of the charter members in 1826,..."

No. 165, Date referenced June 23, 1832.
At this meeting Valentine Young was granted the privilege of "a public gift of prayer within the bounds of the church". It was explained that this was the same privilege which had been granted to Richard Gaines and Benj. Rosamond, ...

---------------- End records from "Our Old Roads" ----------------------

Benjamin is also mentioned several times in "Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six, Abbeville District Wills and Bonds" as witness to wills and deeds.

According to an article in J.P. Coleman's "Choctaw County Chronicles" under New Zion Baptist Church, organized December 1842, Benjamin ws one of the first two deacons. Also among the organizers was a Rosander Rosamond (don't know who he/she is).

By 1850 Benjamin had sold his South Carolina property which was located somewhere near the Mulberry Creek/Saluda River area. He divided the profit with his sons and was living near his brother Samuel in Atalla County, Mississippi. In the same time period his other brother Thomas and all his sons except Thomas and Joseph were also in Mississippi. In 1850 Benjamin was listed in the Mississippi census as owning 9 slaves and being married to Jane. Census Ed. 126, 495/495.

In November 1858, James Rosamond (Benjamin's son James ??) was appointed guardian of Jerusha W. (who is this?) and Tilman J. Rosamond. Then on May 16, 1859, Jane is named as guardian of Tilman J. and Marion F. Rosamond. These are her sons by Benjamin. On this date she gave her annual accounting regarding her sons.

On 12/20/ 1858, William T. Wright, referred to as the guardian of Jantha Rosamond (presumably Jantha Mays who was under guardianship of Benjamin and Jane), gave his final accounting. Jantha at this time was married to John F. Temple.

1850 Census Data, Attala County, MS
Page 126 & 127
495/495 Rosemon, Benj., Age 60, farmer, value 400, born SC = means b. ca. 1790
Jane, Age 44, born 1806, SC = Jane Rogers Mays
Lucretia, age 14, born SC
Daniel, age 12, SC
Jantha, age 11, female, SC
Marion F., age 2, born 1848, SC - - - Contradicts Carroll County, MS birth.
Mayse, Abner, age 18, male, born SC--Question-when did Benjamin get to MS?

The above record is not the only that contradicts the birthplace of Benjamin's son Marion Francis Rosamond. The 1880 census of Montgomery County, AL which also lists his wife and children records his birthplace as Alabama. Any of these are possible since he could have been born just before the family left SC for MS, enroute between SC and Mississippi, or shortly after the family's arrival in Mississippi. However, the death certificate of Marion Francis Rosamond who died July 8, 1935 shows his birthplace as Mississippi, this information being provided by his son Joseph Franklin Rosamond with whom he was living at the time of his death.

One handwritten note from Ruth Menhel indicates that Benjamin was on the tax roll in Attala County in 1847. Since there is a probate record for Benjamin and Jane in 1845 in SC, that would date the move to MS between 1845 and 1847. And this would mean that Marion Franklin was born in Mississippi. But if Benjamin was on the tax roll in Attala County, that would indicate that Marion Francis was born there rather than in Carroll County.

Benjamin first married Susannah Hill, daughter of John Hill, Sr. and Susannah ? Hill. In John Hill Senior's will, he named his children as well as Benjamin and Susannah's seven sons to receive Susannah's share since she had already died. From the the will it says, "Susannah, who intermarried with Benjamin Rosemond, now dead, leaving as her only heirs her said husband Benjamin Rosemond, and seven children to wit, James, Benjamin, Samuel, John, Thomas, William and Joseph."

After the death of his first wife, ca 1843 when Benjamin was about 53, he married Jane Rogers daughter of Daniel Rogers Jr., & Lucretia Harris, in Abbeville County, SC. Born on 4 Oct 1803 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Jane died in Mississippi bef 1870, she was about 66.

Following his marriage to Jane, Benjamin was made guardian to three Mays children, Abner Mays, Jr., Aletha Mays and Jessee Mays. I believe these are Jane's children from her first marriage to Abner Mays, Sr. The children are listed as neices and nephew of Benjamin's son Thomas and Sarah Mays Rosamond. "Mays Minors, Box 68, Pack 1658 - On Oct 14 1840, Benjamin, John Rosamond, Felix Rogers bound to Moses Taggart Ord., Abbeville Dist sum $2,000. Benjamin Rosamond made guardian of Lethe, Jessy and Abner Mays, minors of Abner Mays, decd. 1841. Rec'd of Mathew Mays, Admn. of S. Whitley, Decd., who was guardian of above children."

There is some confusion regarding children adopted by or under the guardianship of Benjamin and Jarne Rogers Mays Rosamond. I believe that the three Mays children to whom Benjamin was made guardian after his marriage to Jane were her children by Abner Mays, Sr. Their names were Abner, Jr., Aletha and Jessee.

In the 1860 census, Ally Wright, daughter of Althea Mays Wright is listed as living in the household of Jane Rogers Mays Rosamond.

Personal note: I can remember my dad, Ennis Herman Rosamond, and my Aunt Christine Rosamond Stedman referring to Benjamin's second wife Jane as the Widow Mays. Also, Dad said on several occasions he remembers his grandfather, Marion Francis Rosamond (son of Benjamin and Jane) referring to his brother Daniel. This must be Daniel Mays who was under Benjamin and Jane's guardianship after the death of his father.

In an email from Ruth Menhel, she said she had a record from the probate court in Edgefield County, SC that shows Benjamin and Jane Rogers being married in 1845.

Per "Attala County Pioneers" by Betty Couch Wiltshire:
Kosciusko, Attala County, MS Probate Book 1, 1858-1863.
Page 35: (Is this the page in Probate Book, or in "Attala County Pioneers"??
"James Rosamond, Guardian of Jerusha W. and Tilman J. Rosamond. (Note: Tilman is the brother of Marion Franklin Rosamond. Also, what is the date of this record? It can be assumed that Benjamin Rosamond died prior to this event, so it could help date Benjamin's death.)

Page 105:
May 16, 1859 - "Jane Rosamond, guardian of Marion F. and Tillman J. Rosamond presented her annual account".

Note: According to birth date of 1803 from Rogers book, Jane was forty-five years old when Marion Franklin Rosamond was born (making her age 48 at the time of the 1850 census), and about 47 when Tillman Jasper was born. This conflicts with birth date in 1850 census which shows her as 44 years old, i.e. born in 1806.


More About Benjamin Rosamond:
Census: 1850, Attala County, Mississippi

Notes for Susannah Hill:
From "Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville County, SC"; re children of John Hill Senior.
Susannah, now dead, who intermarried with Benjamin Rosemond, leaving as her only heirs and distributees her husband, the said Benjamin Rosemond and seven children to wit, James, Benjamin, Samuel, John, Thomas, William and Joseph.
       
Children of Benjamin Rosamond and Susannah Hill are:
              i.       James Rosamond, born Abt. 1808 in Abbeville District, SC; married Tobitha ?; born Abt. 1802 in South Carolina.

More About James Rosamond:
Occupation: Miller

              ii.       John Rosamond21, born Abt. 1809 in Abbeville District, SC; married Sarah Graham Abt. 1831 in South Carolina; born 23 Jun 1811 in South Carolina.

More About John Rosamond:
Occupation: Farmer, Landowner

Marriage Notes for John Rosamond and Sarah Graham:
Date based on birth dates of children

More About John Rosamond and Sarah Graham:
Marriage: Abt. 1831, South Carolina

              iii.       Thomas Henry Rosamond, born 19 Oct 1811 in Abbeville District, SC; died 1886; married Sarah Mays Abt. 1846; born 03 Apr 1825 in Abbeville District, SC.

More About Thomas Henry Rosamond:
Occupation: Merchant/Flour Mill Owner

More About Thomas Rosamond and Sarah Mays:
Marriage: Abt. 1846

              iv.       Benjamin Rosamond, born Abt. 1814 in South Carolina; married Elizabeth ?.

More About Benjamin Rosamond:
Occupation: Farmer

       8       v.       Samuel Rosamond, born 1815 in Abbeville District, SC; married Frances C. Morrison.
              vi.       William Addison Rosamond, born 17 Sep 1819 in Abbeville District, SC; died 29 Nov 1900 in Weldon, Houston County, Texas; married Martha Canzada Coleman Abt. 1848 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi; born Abt. 1828 in South Carolina; died 02 Sep 1898 in Weldon, Houston County, Texas.

Notes for William Addison Rosamond:
Antioch Cemetery


More About William Addison Rosamond:
Burial: Lovelady, Houston County, Texas
Occupation: Mill Operator

Notes for Martha Canzada Coleman:
Antioch Cemetery


More About Martha Canzada Coleman:
Burial: Weldon, Houston County, Texas

More About William Rosamond and Martha Coleman:
Marriage: Abt. 1848, Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi

              vii.       Joseph Rosamond, born 1825 in South Carolina; died Aft. 1870.

More About Joseph Rosamond:
Occupation: Hotel Keeper / Cotton Merchant

              viii.       Nancy Narcissus Rosamond, born 20 Oct 1828 in Abbeville County, SC; died 17 Jun 1921 in Chester, Choctaw County, Mississippi; married William Wright Bowie 1844; born 03 Oct 1822 in South Carolina; died 02 Feb 1910.

Notes for Nancy Narcissus Rosamond:
Salem Methodist Cemetery


More About Nancy Narcissus Rosamond:
Burial: Chester, Choctaw County, Mississippi

Notes for William Wright Bowie:
Salem Methodist Cemetery


More About William Wright Bowie:
Burial: Chester, Choctaw County, Mississippi

More About William Bowie and Nancy Rosamond:
Marriage: 1844


Generation No. 6

       32. James Rosamond, born Abt. 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia; died Bef. 10 Jul 1806 in Abbeville District, SC. He was the son of 64. John Rosamond and 65. Sarah Willson. He married 33. Lettice Tillman Abt. 1778.
       33. Lettice Tillman, born Abt. 1757; died Bef. 1793.

Notes for James Rosamond:
((birth was between 1750 and 1760 when John and Sarah were still in Virginia))

James Rosamond, R255, M. Born ca 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. James died in Abbeville District, SC bef 10 Jul 1806, he was about 52. Occupation: Farmer.

James served in the Revolutionary War in the Ninety-Six District before and after the fall of Charleston. The Siege of Charleston occurrend in 1780 by the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton. James furnished 150 lbs. of pork to the militia in 1782. He obtained land grants as a result of his service in the war. An abstract of his service in the Revolutionary War is on file at the Historical Commission in South Carolina.

James may have been married to a Dorothy/Norah Hodges (daughter or John Hodges and Elizabeth ?) prior to marrying Mary Daugherty. No one has been able to find any record of this. Barbara Morgan lists a Lettice Jones as a possibility for James' first wife. Much depends on when his first wife died, and the date he married Mary.

In the first national census in 1790, James, his brother Samuel, and his mother Sarah were the only Rosamond Heads of Household listed in South Carolina.

From info received from Ruth: "The census listing shows him as living in the Ninety-Six District 1 male & 1 female age 40-50, 2 males under 16 years and 9 slaves." This can't be the 1790 census data as that census didn't break down the ages except the males, and that only younger and older than 16. Also, there is no 40-50 age group for the 1800 census. This breakdown didn't occur until at least 1830, so where did this data come from? I think this refers to a different James. Probably Samuel's son James, the nephew of this James.

A transcripted copy of his will is located in the SC Archives in Columbia, SC. A copy also appears on a separate page within this web site. James' will was recorded in Abbeville County, 10 July 1806.

He and his brother Samuel are mentioned in their sister Jean Rosamond's will.

From "Mississippi Ancestors"
"ROSAMOND, James, Soldier, S.C., b. Abbeville, S.C., d. aft 8 June 1805, Abbeville, S.C., m ca 1778-79, wf Mary Dohorty, Abbeville, S.C., d aft 15 July 1795; ch, Thomas (Rev.), b 1788, Abbeville Dist., S.C., d. prob Jan 1862 Yalobusha Co., Miss., m Elizabeth A. Williams, ca 1820-21, b 20 Apr 1805, Kershaw Dist., S.C., d 23 Apr 1857, Yalobusha Co., Miss.; Nathaniel, b ca 1786, m (1) Mary Lighon, (2) Amy Powell; Benjamin, b ca 1784; Samuel b ca 1782; Mary, b ca 1780.

ca 1778 when James was 24, he first married Lettice ?, F. Born ca 1757. Lettice died ca 1793, she was 36.

The big question is who was James' first wife???? One record shows her as Lettice, others speculate that she was Dorothy Hodges, sister to Sarah and Richard Hodges who married Samuel and Sarah F. Rosamond respectively, and some still believe it could be Mary Doherty (Daugherty), although that now seems very unlikely. If her name was Lettice, she might have been a Jones.

Alternate spellings for Lettice - Letice, Letitia, Lettitia, Leticia, Letticia, ... Nicknames Letty, Lettie, ...
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More About James Rosamond:
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for Lettice Tillman:
It is not certain that Lettice Tillman was the name of James Rosamond's wife. However, records in Mississippi indicate that this was her name although the person holding the records has not agreed to provide copies. Further research is needed.

Email from Ray Isbell <isbell2@hotmail.com> 28 January 2004:
... the maiden name must have been in some family papers I received years ago from my grandmother's cousin, Vera Rosamond Schults Phillips of Indanola or Grenada, Miss., ... It Vera said she BELIEVED but couldn't prove Lettice was a Tillman, or that she was THOUGHT to be a Tillman, I can't tell you without going through those old letters and papers, ...
I'm descended from Mary Turley Williams Mayhew, whose sister Elizabeth A. Williams married Rev. Thomas A. Rosamond, son of James Rosamond and Lettice.

More About James Rosamond and Lettice Tillman:
Marriage: Abt. 1778
       
Children of James Rosamond and Lettice Tillman are:
              i.       Mary Rosamond, born Abt. 1780.

Notes for Mary Rosamond:
1820 Census of Abbeville County shows a Mary Rosamond over 45 years old as a Head of Household with no one else living with her. This is probably her as she is right next door to James' sons Samuel and Benajmin, and only 11 houses away from Nathaniel Jones Rosamond.

              ii.       Nathaniel Jones Rosamond, born Abt. 1784 in Abbeville District, SC; died Bef. 1840 in Abbeville County, SC; married (1) Amy Powell; born in Laurens County, South Carolina; died 1855 in Northport, Alabama; married (2) Mary Lighon 1808; died 1809.

Notes for Nathaniel Jones Rosamond:
Nathaniel Jones Rosamond, R255, M. Born ca 1784 in Abbeville District, SC. Nathaniel Jones died in Abbeville County, SC ca 1840, he was 56. Occupation: Farmer.

Nathaniel Jones Rosamond and second wife Amy Powell were second cousins.

Listed in the 1810 thru 1830 census and is shown owning six slaves in 1810.

Nathaniel Jones first married Amy Powell (41) , P400, F, daughter of Ezekiel Powell, M & Margaret "Peggy" Rosamond (20), F. Born in Laurens County, South Carolina. Amy died in 1855 in Northport, Alabama.

Family group sheet from LDS Archives shows Amy's father's nane as William Powell and mother as Nancy Bobo. Her date of birth shown on this sheet would make her age inconsistent being the daughter of Ezekial Powell and Margaret Rosamond.

A short biography of William Capers Rosamond, written before 1904, says that his mother, i.e. Amy Powell was born in Kentucky. This again contradicts Ezekiel and Margaret being Amy's parents.

Another mystery here.


More About Nathaniel Jones Rosamond:
Occupation: Farmer

              iii.       Thomas A. Rosamond, born 05 Jun 1787 in Abbeville District, SC; died 30 Nov 1861 in Yalobusha County, MS; married Elizabeth A. Williams Abt. 1820 in Kershaw District, SC; born 20 Apr 1805 in Kershaw District, SC; died 23 Apr 1857 in Yalobusha County, MS.

Notes for Thomas A. Rosamond:
Williams Family Cemetery, 8 miles east of Grenada, MS

Thomas A. Rosamond, R255, M. Born on 5 Jun 1787 in Abbeville District, SC. Thomas A. died in Yalobusha County, MS on 30 Nov 1861, he was 74. Buried in Yalobusha County, MS. Occupation: Minister / Farmer. Religion: Methodist.

It is believed that Thomas came to Mississippi between 1842 and 1845.

Thomas is mentioned in his father James' will.

Thomas' will was written 2/8/1860 and probated in February 1862, probably in Yalobusha County (now Grenada County).

At least two descendants have joined the DAR thru Thomas' line to his father James Rosamond. Mrs. Mabel Martin Moorehead, #542939 and Vera Schulz Phillips, #490096.

Per an article written by Thomas' great-granddaughter Vera Rosamond Schulz Phillips:
"Thomas A. Rosamond was born in Abbeville District, SC on 5th June 1787 and died in Yalobusha County, MS Nov. 30th, 1861 in his 73rd year. He was converted and joined the M.E. Church in early life; became a member of the SC Conference in 1817; traveled as an itenerant for five years; retired from the Conference in 1824 and located in Abbeville District where he served the church as a local preacher, as circumstances would admit, until in 1841 he moved with his family to Mississippi where he labored faithfully for the church of his choice and it's interests until infirmity confined him home. The gospel proved a solace and comfort in all his afflictions, and enabled him to say when apprised of nearing dissolution, "All is well." During his sickness no murmur of complaint fell from his lips. He retained the gift of speech and reason till near his end. As a man he was domestic in his habits, exact in all his dealings, attentive and liberal to the poor, and always ready to contribute freely to the support of the gospel and it's instrumentalities. As a neighbor, kind and accomodating; he shared the respect and confidence of all who knew him. And he thus died as he had lived the faithful servant of his blessed Master, in bright prospects of the resurrection of the just."

The 1850 census valued his personal estate at $28,000.

ca 1820 when Thomas A. was 32, he first married Elizabeth A. Williams, W452, F, daughter of Robert Williams, M & Mary Turley, F, in Kershaw District, SC. Born on 20 Apr 1805 in Kershaw District, SC. Elizabeth A. died in Yalobusha County, MS on 23 Apr 1857, she was 52. Buried in Yalobusha County, MS. Religion: Methodist.


More About Thomas A. Rosamond:
Burial: Yalobusha County, MS
Occupation: Minister / Farmer
Religion: Methodist

Notes for Elizabeth A. Williams:
Williams Family Cemetery, 8 mi east of Grenada, MS

More About Elizabeth A. Williams:
Burial: Yalobusha County, MS
Religion: Methodist

More About Thomas Rosamond and Elizabeth Williams:
Marriage: Abt. 1820, Kershaw District, SC

       16       iv.       Benjamin Rosamond, born Abt. 1790 in South Carolina; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Attala County, Mississippi; married (1) Susannah Hill; married (2) Jane Rogers Abt. 1843 in Abbeville County, SC.
              v.       Samuel E. Rosamond22,23,24, born Abt. 1792 in Abbeville District, SC25; died Abt. 1862 in Attala County, MS; married Frances E. 'Fannie' Hill 1812 in Abbeville District, SC; born Abt. 1785 in Abbeville District, SC25; died Abt. 1867 in Attala County, MS.

Notes for Samuel E. Rosamond:
Rosamond/Sweaney Cemetery
Page 127, 14 R6E

In 1860, Samuel E and Frances Rosamond were living in a house with Elijah Little and his wife Nancy.


More About Samuel E. Rosamond:
Census: 1850, Attala County, Mississippi

Notes for Frances E. 'Fannie' Hill:
North Union Cemetery

More About Frances E. 'Fannie' Hill:
Burial: Holmes County, MS

More About Samuel Rosamond and Frances Hill:
Marriage: 1812, Abbeville District, SC


       34. John Hill Sr.26, died in Abbeville County, SC. He married 35. Susannah ?.
       35. Susannah ?, died Aft. Jan 1824.

Notes for John Hill Sr.:
The following is quoted from "Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District" by Willie Pauline Young, as on file in the Abbeville Courthouse, S.C., Volume , pgs. 94-98.
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ESTATE OF JOHN HILL SR.
PACK 3375
BILL FOR ACCOUNT
CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE, ABBEVILLE, S.C.

The State of South Carolina, Abbeville District
In Equity to the Honorable, the Chanellors of the said state, humbly complaining show unto your honors your orator Robert C. Richey & oratrix Nancy his wife, and your orator William C. Hill as follows:

Many years ago John Hill Senior departed this life having made his last will and testament. By his will the said John Hill Senior gave to his wife Susannah the plantation whereon he lived with all his moveable property together with the following negros, to wit, Sylla, Cessa with five boys, Lewis, Silas, Gabl?, Willis, and Wiley during her widowhood, but provided that if his wife should marry again that then she should have Cessa, one horse and saddle, one bed and furniture and household and kitchen furniture during her life, and at her death the same to be equally divided amongst his children. And upon termination of the life estate he gave to his son Samuel the negro boy Lewis, to his son William the negro boy Silas, to his son John the negro boy Gabl?, to his son Joseph the negro boy Willis, and to his son Bluford the negro boy Wiley. The testator also directed that the said slaves should remain in the hands of the executors until each of the sons should severally be married or come to the age of 21 years, and in case any one of the said slaves should die before the said sons should be entitled to receive thence that out of the increase of Sylla or Cessa the deficiency be made up.
The said John Hill Senior at the time of his death left as his only heirs & legatees, a widow Susannah and twelve children to wit,

Betsy who intermarried with David Hilland by him had several children only two of whom are now living to wit, Jane or Jincy? now the wife of James Dodson; and Joycey now the wife of ____ Cogburn, she afterwards married Patrick Germain? and had one son Thomas, and then died.

Nancy, then and now the wife of William Mays.

Polly then and now the wife of Jesse Rainey.

Sally, then and now the wife of David Vines.

Susannah, who intermarried with Benjamin Rosemond, now dead, leaving as her only heirs and distributees her husband, the said Benjamin Rosemond and seven children to wit, James, Benjamin, Samuel, John, Thomas, William and Joseph.

Fanny, now the wife of Samuel Rosemond.

Samuel Hill, now dead, who left as his only heirs and distributees a widow Elizabeth, who has since intermarried with William Hodges, and two children to wit, Nancy your oratrix who has intermarried with your orator Robert C. Richey, and Elvira who has since died unmarried and quite young. Administration of Samuel Hill's estate was granted to William Barmore.

William Hill who attained the age of twenty-one years, married and then died leaving as his only heir and distributee William C. Hill.

John Hill who died leaving a will of which mention is hereafter made.

Joseph Hill who died intestate, leaving as his only heirs and distributees a widow Eliza now the wife of John Graham, and three children Susan, Jane and Frances.

Bluford Hill who died in his minority and unmarried.

About the year 1824 John Hill Junior died after having made his last will and testament, by which he bequeathed to his mother during her life or widowhood the said slave Gabriel, or Gabe?, and upon her marriage or death to be sold and the proceeds to be divided between his brothers Samuel, Bluford and Joseph and his sister Rebecca; all the residue of his estate, he gave to the three brothers and sister above named. He appointed Reuben Hodges, Samuel Hill and William Barmore Executors of his will of whom William Barmore was the acting executor.
Most of the property given to Susannah Hill as aforesaid soon after the death of John Hill Senior passed into her possession, and some of the negros for a number of years were hired out. About the year 1838, the negro Gabe or Gabriel, was hired to David Vines and Nelia Vines under a contract that he should be returned at the end of the year, and delivered up to the said Susannah Hill or her agent. But the said David Vines and Nelia Vines having failed to return the said slave Gabe at the end of the year, about the twenty-fifth of February 1839 an action of trover was brought by the said Susannah Hill against the said David Vines and Nelia Vines to recover damages for his commission and about the seventeenth of October a verdict was rendered in the favour of the said Susannah Hill against the said David and Nelia Vines to the amount of nine-hundred and eighty-three dollars, which was the full value of the said slave Gabe.
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There are only elven children mentined above. Omitted was John and Susannah Hill's daughter Rebecca Hill. She is mentioned in the will of John Hill, Jr. I need a full transcription of the wills of John Hill Sr. and Jr. I have a copy of the original will of John Hill Sr. in my files copied at the Abbeville County, SC courthouse in the year 2000.
       
Children of John Hill and Susannah ? are:
       17       i.       Susannah Hill, died 20 Oct 1828 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; married Benjamin Rosamond.
              ii.       John Hill Jr., died 1824.

Notes for John Hill Jr.:
From "Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District"
About the year 1824 John Hill Junior died after having made his last will and testament, by which he bequeathed to his mother during her life or widowhood the said slave Gabriel, or Gabe?, and upon her marriage or death to be sold and the proceeds to be divided between his brothers Samuel, Bluford and Joseph and his sister Rebecca; all the residue of his estate, he gave to the three brothers and sister above named. He appointed Reuben Hodges, Samuel Hill and William Barmore Executors of his will of whom William Barmore was the acting executor.

              iii.       Samuel Hill, married (1) Mary E. Mathis; married (2) Elizabeth Barmore in Ninety-Six District or Abbeville District, South Carolina27; died Bef. 1805 in South Carolina.

Notes for Samuel Hill:
from "Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District, SC"
Samuel Hill, now dead, who left as his only heirs and distributees a widow Elizabeth, who has since intermarried with William Hodges, and two children to wit, Nancy your oratrix who has intermarried with your orator Robert C. Richey, and Elvira who has since died unmarried and quite young. Administration of Samuel Hill's estate was granted to William Barmore.

Notes for Elizabeth Barmore:
From "Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District, SC"
Samuel Hill, now dead, who left as his only heirs and distributees a widow Elizabeth, who has since intermarried with William Hodges, and two children to wit, Nancy your oratrix who has intermarried with your orator Robert C. Richey, and Elvira who has since died unmarried and quite young. Administration of Samuel Hill's estate was granted to William Barmore.

William Barmore was probably the father of Elizabeth Barmore Hill Hodges.

Marriage Notes for Samuel Hill and Elizabeth Barmore:
"7500 Marriages ..." shows their source as Probate Court Records (PCR), ref. B-1799. This is probably the date of the court record and not the marriage date.

More About Samuel Hill and Elizabeth Barmore:
Marriage: Ninety-Six District or Abbeville District, South Carolina27

              iv.       William Hill

Notes for William Hill:
From "Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District, SC" re the children of John Hill Senior.
William Hill who attained the age of twenty-one years, married and then died leaving as his only heir and distributee William C. Hill.

              v.       Polly Hill, married Jesse Rainey.
              vi.       Joseph Hill, married Eliza ?.
              vii.       Blueford Hill, died in Abbeville County, SC.
              viii.       Betsey Hill, married David Hill.
              ix.       Nancy Hill, married William Mays.
              x.       Sally Hill, married David Vines.
              xi.       Rebecca Hill
              xii.       Frances E. 'Fannie' Hill28,29,30, born Abt. 1785 in Abbeville District, SC31; died Abt. 1867 in Attala County, MS; married Samuel E. Rosamond 1812 in Abbeville District, SC; born Abt. 1792 in Abbeville District, SC31; died Abt. 1862 in Attala County, MS.

Notes for Frances E. 'Fannie' Hill:
North Union Cemetery

More About Frances E. 'Fannie' Hill:
Burial: Holmes County, MS

Notes for Samuel E. Rosamond:
Rosamond/Sweaney Cemetery
Page 127, 14 R6E

In 1860, Samuel E and Frances Rosamond were living in a house with Elijah Little and his wife Nancy.


More About Samuel E. Rosamond:
Census: 1850, Attala County, Mississippi

More About Samuel Rosamond and Frances Hill:
Marriage: 1812, Abbeville District, SC


Generation No. 7

       64. John Rosamond32,33,34, born Abt. 1710 in Poss County Leitrim, Ireland; died Abt. 1789 in Prob Abbebille County, South Carolina. He was the son of 128. James "Jacob?" Rosemond and 129. Ann d'Orr. He married 65. Sarah Willson Abt. 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia.
       65. Sarah Willson, born Abt. 1726 in County Antrim, Ireland; died Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Prob Abbebille County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of 130. Thomas Willson and 131. Elizabeth Dinwiddie.

Notes for John Rosamond:
Records regarding John and Sarah Wilson Rosamond
Augusta County, Virginia

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia,
Volume I, AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

ORDER BOOK No. II.
AUGUST 24, 1749.
(159) John Campbell, orphan of John Campbell, decd., settlement by guardian in full.
(159) Robert Renix intending immediately to leave this Colony.
(159) Richard Brown, servant of John Lewis.
(160) Robert Moffet added to tithables.
(161) John Patterson added to tithables.
(161) John Rosemond added to tithables.
(161) Ann, wife of George Breckinridge, relinquished dower in deed, Breckinridge to Mathew Erwin.
(162) William Hopwood, servant of Valentine Sevier.
(264) William Parks's 2464 acres on So. Br. Potomac to be valued by Geo. Sea, Martin Stroup, John Knight Owells
(O'Neils), Henry Kerr, John Skelton, John Patton, Jr., James Rutledge and John Smith.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 10 - 19
Page 226.--28th October, 1749. James McNutt's appraisement by JamesTrimble, Joseph Coulton, John Roseman. Notes of Philip Chittam, Jas.Davis and Arthur Miliken. 15


CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA;
Vol 2, pp 410 - 419by Lyman Chalkley
1750--Sam'l Akerlin, gone to Pennsylvania; Gabriel Akerlin, gone toPennsylvania; Jeremiah Bates, can't find; John Boaman, can't find; EdwardBoil, gone to Carolina; Jno. Bolin, not found; Wm. Crisp, to Carolina;Edw'd Cochran, runaway; Pierce Castlan, lives in Lunenburg; Philip Linch,runaway; Robt. Crumbe, twice charged; Nath'l Cherry, not found; JohnDroen, not found; John Doson. to Carolina; James Dailey, runaway; Rob'tFryer, not found; James Gordon, no effects; Rob't Gamble, not found;Chas. Gilham. not found; David Galloway, twice charged; Naftalin Gregory, not found; Wm. Hardgrove, to Carolina; Elias Hamilton, not found; 414Joseph Hendon, not found; Wm. Hall, twice charged; Wm. Hambleton, notfound; Benj. Hardin, twice charged; Wm. Henry, to Carolina; Wm. Inglish, Constable; Melchisedick Johnston, not found; Martin Kelley, no effects; Wm. Terrey, Constable; Ro. Teat, gone to Carolina; Benj. Thompson, not found; Bryan White, runaway; Alex. Walker, Constable; Thos.Wilson, twice charged; Ben. Young, not in this County; Rob't Lockndge,Constable; Jno. McFarland, Constable; Jno. McClenachan, Constable;Henry Leonard, not found; John Lawler, to Carolina; Geo. Maison, notfound; Henry Miller, not found; Jno. McCurry, Jr., not found; Joseph McCurry, runaway; James Murphy, runaway; Neal McNeal, twice charged;Hugh McBride, runaway; James McAffee, twice charged; Arch'd McCleerie, not found; Hugh Maires, not found; Wm. McLehanny, not found; Jno. McHunis, not found; Jas. McCrenneld, not found; Abraham
Mires,not found; Rob't Mains, not found; Jno. Mills, dead, and no effects; JacobMartin, twice charged; poor John Hance, not found; Jno. Potts, twicecharged; James Ryan, not found; Jno. Ramsey, twice charged; James Robeson, twice charged; Sam'l Stalnaker, lives at Holston River; Jno. Scott,thrice charged; Jno. Shields, lives at Rockfish; Jno. Stevenson, twicecharged; James Scot, twice charged; Jno. Stanley, not found; Jno. Vance,lives in Lunenburg; Elias Wallraven, not found; Nath'l Wilsher, not found;Wm. Walker, twice charged; John Walker, gone to Carolina; John Warnock,twice charged; James Gay, Constable; James Mais, Constable; David Miller,Constable; Jno. Rosmond, Constable.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 20 - 29
Page 446.--21st September, 1750. John Greer's vendue. Sold to John Lockhart. John Roseman, Sarah Lynn, John Teat, John Mitchell, Christopher Kelly, George Breckinridge, Thos. Scott, James Lynn, Thos. Teat,Francis Beaty, John Mitchell.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 30 - 49
Page 515.--23d May, 1751. James McNutt's orphans. Settlement by Thos. Beard, administrator. Paid Mr. Burden for 185 acres bought bymy wife (Thos. Beard's?) now, but before marriage. 17__ to Mr. Burdenquit rents on 85 acres for 10 years. 1747 to Mr. Downs for quit rents.1744 to Mr. Burden for quit rents, 300 acres. December 20th, 1748, paidDavid Hays rents debt due before marriage. Paid Wm. Nutt debt. 8thMay, 1749, paid Wm. Hunter for work. 4th February, 1747, paid John Huston, debt. 9th December, 1748, paid John Roseman. debt. 10th May,1748, paid Saml. Wilson, for bringing some linen from Penna. Paid toWidow Sheals, a debt. Paid to Robt. Alexander, for schooling James andRobert McNutt. Paid to James Dobbins, for schooling Alex. McNutt.Paid one new Bible, for Alex. McNutt. Paid one new Testament, forJames McNutt. Paid one new spelling book, for the children,


AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 300 - 309
Page 456.--19th August, 1752. Joseph Kennedy to John Roseman, 380acres, 20 poles. Moffett's Creek. Teste: Wm. Wilson, James Walker,Fr. Beatey.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 310 - 319
Page 173.--10th February, 1753. Same to Thomas Beard, 605 acres of92100; Moffett's Creek of James; corner John Roseman. Delivered: Saml.Buchanan, 21st June, 1758.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 340 - 349
Page 363.--15th June, 1754. George Henderson to John Roseman, ú60.Bill sale conveys all horses and cows, sheep and hogs, all movable goods and chattels. Teste: Wm. Wardlaw, Robert Henry. Acknowledged, 17thNovember, 1756.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 330 - 339
Page 63.--24th _____, 1755. Daniel McBride puts himself apprentice and servant to John Roseman. cordwainer or shoemaker, for 2 years. Teste: Ro. Armstrong (mark) and James Goodly.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 50 - 59
Page 328.--20th September, 1758. Vendue of John Snodgrass' estate,by Agnes Patton--To David Edmund, Wm. Parris, Robt. McRandolph,John Wardlaw, Wm. Adair, Peter Angel. Paid to John Mountgomery,Edmond Tarr, James Henry, Jno. Rosamond, Patrick Hays, James McCown, Andrew Steel.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 350 - 359
Page 249.--18th March, 1760. Thomas ( ) Beard and Margaret to William Beard, ú100, 605 A., 1 R., 28 P., in Borden's tract, on side Moffet'sCreek; corner Jno. Roseman's land. Delivered: Wm. Beard, August 12,1791.

CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VA;
V. 2, pp 460 - 469by Lyman Chalkley
Page 276.--1760: Processioned in Capt. Moore's Company by John Stephson, Nathaniel Evins: For Nathaniel Evins, for Wm. McCreerey, for Thos.Willson, for John Stevenson, for John McClung, for Wm. McClung, forAlex. Moore, for Adam Reed, for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Paris, for ThomasBard, for John Cunningham, for Mathew Huston, for John Mountgumery,for Wm. Moore, for Wm. Lockridge, for Thomas Boyd, for John Boyd, forThomas Hill, for Robert Ware (Wire), for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Beard,for Wm. Wardlaw, for Andrew Steel, for James Steel, for Joseph Kennedy,for John Lowry, for Samuel Huston, for James Eakins, for John Hanly, for John Logan, for Alex. Logan, for Alex. McNutt, for James McNutt, for John Rosman, for Andrew Dunkin, for John Wardlaw, for Wm. McCanless,for James Cowdan, for John Moore.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 380 - 389
Page 278.--5th February, 1762. George ( ) Henderson to Hugh Wardlaw, ú60, 284 acres in Bordin's tract, on Moffett's Creek; cor. John Roseman; cor. Wm. Wardlaw, James Wardlaw's line. Teste: Henry Long.


Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia,
Volume I, AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.
ORDER BOOK No. IX. APRIL 15, 1765.
(334) Court of Claims and Grievances. Robert Bratton, claim for provisions for militia. James Kenaday, sergeant, for self and others, ranging. John Dunlop, provisions. John Dicksin, provisions. James Ewing, provisions. Hugh Fulton, provisions. Saml. McCutcheon, provisions.
(335) Wm. Elliott, provisions. John Finley, provisions. Mary Trimble, relict of John Trimble, for horse of John's impressed and provisions. Wm. Armstrong, provisions. Henry Criswell, horse impressed. Samuel Wilson, provisions and horse impressed. John Miller, provisions. David Doage, provisions. Ralph Laverty, provisions. Thos. Beard, provisions. John Trimble, provisions. Nathan Gilliland, carriage of "flower". John McClary, provisions. (336) James Mateer, provisions. John Risk, provisions. Wm. Beard, provisions. Charles Erwin, provisions. Joseph Waughub, provisions. Thos. and John Brown, provisions. John Bodkin, provisions and horse impressed. Robert Hartgrove, horse killed. John Young, pasturage, horse impressed. John McPheeters, provisions. Wm. McNabb, provisions. John McKarney, provisions. Thos. Feemster, provisions.
(337) James Bell, provisions. Wm. Bell, provisions. Wm. McCutcheon, provisions and horse impressed. John Rosemond, provisions. Andrew Cowan, enlisting men to garrison Fort Lewis. Walter Trimble, provisions. Thos. Alexander, provisions. John Francis, provisions. James Kirk, provisions. Rob. Armstrong, provisions. Wm. Christian, self et als., ranging. Loftus Pullen, provisions. Rob. Christian, provisions. Danl. O'Freild, provisions. Thos. Poage, provisions. Charles Kilpatrick, provisions. George Moffett, for Wm. Mann et als. Benj. Estill, horse impressed. Andrew Hamilton, provisions. Wm. McClenachan, provisions. Wm. McKarney, self et als., ranging.

(2) Page 310.--2d October. 1765. George Patterson, eldest son and heir of John Patterson, to John Roseman, ú30, 380 acres on Moffet's Creek. David Mitchell.

(3) Page 352.-- October, 1765. John ( ) Roseman and Gabriel Jones to George Patterson, ú150. Bond conditioned, whereas John Patterson, late of Augusta, deceased, father of George Patterson, was seized of 380 acres which he sold to Joseph Kenedy, but never made title, and Joseph sold to John Roseman for ú45.10, and either mistake or design the said Kennedy conveyed to John Roseman, 19th August, 1752. though the title was in Patterson and devolved upon the above named Geo. Patterson as eldest son of John, and George has conveyed to John Roseman; if John and Gabriel keep said George safe of law suits, troubles, &c., then to be void.

(4) Page 375.--10th October, 1765. John ( ) Roseman and Sarah to Robert Gay, ú120, 380 acres, 20 p., on Moffet's Creek. Teste: Francis ( ) Railey.Delivered: Robt. Rhea, one of the devisees, 17th January, 1803.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 430 - 439
(1) Page 255.--14th October, 1765. Same to Robert Gay, 100 acres, part of92,100, oak on Moffet's opposite John Rosemand's old survey, opposite George Henderson's land, post in the Barrens. Delivered to Robert and Archibald Rhea, devisees, 17th January, 1803.


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Regarding John "The Highwayman" and other speculative facts.

Arrived on ship Forward

John was in the militia in Prince Georges County, MD in the 1730s (1734-37) as a private serving under a CPT Beall.

The Land Records of Prince Georges County, MD 1726-1733 show John owing money to William Nimmo in Queen Anns Town, MD.

Based on a will I found for a John Roseman in Prince George's County, MD proved in 1789, John "The Highwayman" Roseman may have lived out his life and died in PG County, MD. IF this proves to be true, our John Roseman in Virginia is probably a different John Roseman.
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Two stories exist concerning this ancestor. William Sam Rosamond (WSR) showed his name as either John or Thomas, but it was passed down to me as Thomas. That is the name I have shown on my earlier charts. According to WSR John/Thomas was probably born in County Leitrim, Ireland but he gives no date to his birth.

WSR has John/Thomas coming from Ireland to South Carolina in 1740 with his wife and 2 year old son Samuel. He places his death prior to 1790 based on the fact that John/Thomas was not listed in the first US census done in that year, while two of his sons are listed.

One of our current group of researchers located information regarding a John Rosamond that was sent to the colonies as an indentured servant, arriving in Anapolis, Maryland in 1725. His indentured status was due to the fact that he had committed highway robbery in England. Since the penalty for this was death, unless the perpetrator was a minor, it is believed that John/Thomas was probably in his early or mid-teens at the time of commision of his crime. Based on this, I place his birth around the year 1710, which would make him around fifteen years old when he arrived in Maryland.

Based on the ships records which brought him to the US, we now believe that his name was John, and that Thomas was really his father-in-law, Thomas Wilson. John arrived in Annapolis aboard the ship 'Forward' in December 1725. He was tried in Berkshire, England, Oxford Circuit Court. The ship was owned by Johathon Forward who was a contractor transporting prisoners for England to their colonies. Ruth Menhel, another of our current researchers, shows him located in Prince George's County Maryland as a Corporal in some sort of military organization.

Researchers assumed that John relocated to Virginia where he married Sarah Wilson. Barbara Morgan located ship records showing that Sarah arrived in Virginia with her Mother and sisters in 1740. I am unable to locate a copy of these records and cannot get in touch with Barbara. This could be where WSR erroneously picked up that year for Thomas' arrival in the colonies. Thomas Wilson was Sarah's father, and had been in Virginia since 1737. John and Sarah relocated their family to the Abbeville District of South Carolina no later than 1765.

The first instance of John being in Virginia is from Chalkley's Chronicles showing hin in Augusta County in 1747. Then in 1765, there is a record in Chalkley's that says the property he and Sarah owned was sold to them by a man who didn't own the property himself. This apparently caused a problem, because the final record in Chalkley's shows them selling the land to someone else with the courts permission. The next record of him is a land grant dated 1767 in Abbeville District, SC. That dates their move to SC between 1765 and 1767.

John was a master shoemaker in Augusta County, VA in the 1750s. This is documented in Chalkleys.

The Land Records of Prince Georges County, MD 1726-1733 show John owing money to William Nimmo in Queen Anns Town, MD.

Gwen shows John's middle name as Baptiste. This may come from the English records that Barbara found. I have some doubts about this due to the dates.

ca 1740 when John was 30, he married Sarah Wilson, W425, F, daughter of Thomas Willson, M & Elizabeth Dinwiddie, F, in Augusta County, Virginia. Born ca 1726 in County Antrim, Ireland. Immigrated in 1740 to Virginia. Sarah died in South Carolina bef 1790, she was 64.

Sarah Wilson arrived in the English colonies in 1740 with her sisters and her mother. Her father, Thomas Wilson, was already in Augusta County, Virginia. She married John Rosamond in Augusta County ca. 1747, and their family relocated to the Abbeville District of South Carolina sometime around 1765.


More About John Rosamond:
Event 1: 24 Aug 1749, Augusta County, Virginia
Event 2: 15 Apr 1765, Augusta County, Virginia
Immigration: 1725, Annapolis, MD
Occupation: Farmer, shoemaker

More About Sarah Willson:
Immigration: 1740, Virginia

More About John Rosamond and Sarah Willson:
Marriage: Abt. 1740, Augusta County, Virginia
       
Children of John Rosamond and Sarah Willson are:
              i.       Jean Rosamond, born in Augusta County, Virginia; died Aft. 1793 in Abbeville County, SC.

Notes for Jean Rosamond:
Jean, R255, F. Born ca 1743 in Augusta County, Virginia. Jean died in Abbeville County, SC aft 1793, she was 50.

Jean's will in 1793 named her brother Samuel Rosamond and his wife, her sister Sarah, her brother James, and sister Margaret Rosamond Weems. Jean never married.

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WILL OF JEAN ROSAMOND
ABBEVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, 11 JANUARY 1793

In the Name of God, amen. I Jean Rosemond of Abbeville County being weak in body but of a sound and dispossing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and testament.

For way and manner following________that all my just debts be paid and my funeral charges be satisfied Then that my brother Samuel shall have my negro fellow named Will. Whilest he liveth and after his death

I will that the S'd Negro shall have the priviledge to choose his own master or mistress of the children of my S'd Brother Samuel.

My mare called Pleasure, my will is that Sarah, My brother Samuels wife shall have her.

Then I will that my Sister Margaret shall have the half of a piece of Cambrick that I have and like wise that she shall have my mantle.

Then to my cousin Matthew Wilson, I will and bequeath a white two year old heifer against _________ and one little orphan yearling.

Then my will and desire is that my Bed Bolster and Pillows blanket quilt and two sheets cow heifer calf 2 steers & a bull & one white cow two yues and two Rams My Books. What two_______and Whatever other property I legally possess of not here mentioned be equally devided among my two Brothers and two Sisters viz. Samuel Rosemond, James Rosemond, Margaret Weems, Sarah Hodges and to make and ordain My loveing brother Samuel Rosemond sole Executor of this my Last Will

in witness where of I do set my hand and seal this Eleventh Day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.

her
Jean X Rosemond
mark

Signed and Sealed In Presence of
James Waltz
Matthew Wilson
her
Agnes X Wilson
mark



              ii.       Margaret Rosamond, born Abt. 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia; died Abt. 1823 in Abbeville, South Carolina; married Bartholomew Weems Abt. 1760 in South Carolina; born Abt. 1733; died 25 Dec 1800 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.

Notes for Margaret Rosamond:
Margaret Rosamond, R255, F. Born ca 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia. Margaret died in Abbeville, South Carolina ca 1823, she was 78. Religion: Reformed Church.

Will was dated Aug. 7, 1821 and is recorded in Will Box 100, Pack 2460, Abbebille, SC. She and her husband were members of the Cedar Springs Associate Reformed Church.

ca 1760 when Margaret was 15, she married Bartholomew Weems, W520, M, son of Thomas Weems, M & Eleanor Jacoby, F, in South Carolina. Born abt 1733. Bartholomew died in Abbeville District, South Carolina on 25 Dec 1800, he was 67. Religion: Reformed Church.

Estate was administered Jan 22, 1801 by Margaret and Samuel Weems, & Robert Keown unto Andrew Hamilton, Ord., Abbeville District, Sum $5000. Family were members of the Cedar Springs Associate Reformed Church.
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I have been able to locate no census record for Margaret in 1810 and 1820.

More About Margaret Rosamond:
Religion: Reformed Church

More About Bartholomew Weems:
Religion: Reformed Church

More About Bartholomew Weems and Margaret Rosamond:
Marriage: Abt. 1760, South Carolina

              iii.       Samuel Null Rosamond35, born Abt. 1751 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 11 Aug 1814 in Anderson District, SC36; married Sarah (Salley) Hodges Feb 1785 in South Carolina; born Abt. 1765 in South Carolina; died 24 Apr 1844 in SC or MS.

Notes for Samuel Null Rosamond:
Based on his mother not arriving in VA until 1740.
Location near this town in Anderson District

Samuel Null Rosamond, R255, M. Born ca 1751 in Augusta County, Virginia. Samuel Null died in Anderson District, SC on 11 Aug 1814, he was 63. Buried in Williamston, SC. Occupation: Farmer, Soldier.

Again there is some controversy regarding Captain Samuel Rosamond. William Sam Rosamond shows him as being born in County Leitrim, Ireland arouund 1738. This is based on the supposistion that his father John came to the US in 1740. If we accept that John arrived in 1725, and Samuel's mother, Sarah Wilson, didn't come to Virginia until 1740, Samuel would have to have been born after 1740. Barbara Morgan estimates that he was born sometime between 1745 and 1755. If we assume that John and Sarah were married ca. 1749, 1750 would be an approximate date for his birth.

After that things are a little clearer. We know that Samuel grew up in the Abbeville District, SC. He may have been married more than once as his will mentions a daughter Polly (Mary) that was not the daughter of his wife Sarah Hodges. His wife Sarah was from a neighboring plantation and she was 10-15 years younger than Samuel.

Samuel enlisted in the militia around 1776-77 and served as a Lieutenant under Captain Adam Crain Jones and Colonel Robert Anderson (for whom Anderson County, SC was named.) In 1782 he was appointed Captain and served at the Siege of Ninety-Six and the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County, GA on Feb. 14, 1779 during the Revolutionary War. This battle enabled the revolutionists to halt the British advance in Georgia after the capture of Savannah. According to Samuel's great-grandson James Oliver Rosamond, Samuel served as a scout and spy under the direction of Colonel Francis Mariion, the "Swamp Fox".

A copy of Samuel's will is contained in another web page on this site at http://rosamond.ourfamily.com/samswill.htm.

Several women have joined the DAR based on the Revolutionary War record of Capt. Samuel Rosamond: Mrs. Josie Dean Rosamond HILBUN (275253); Miss Nannie SULLIVANT; Mrs. Molly Rosamond SULLIVANT; Mrs. Mary Rosamond RHYNE (251829); Mrs. Allison Sullivant GUYTON (254893) - - - From 1965 DAR book.

In Feb 1785 when Samuel Null was 34, he married Sarah (Salley) Hodges, H322, F, daughter of Richard Hodges, M & Elizabeth (Betty) Jones, F, in South Carolina. Born ca 1765 in South Carolina. Sarah (Salley) died in SC or MS on 24 Apr 1844, she was 79.

Ruth Menhel noted that Sarah's father also served in the Revolutionary War. It is uncertain whether Sarah died in SC, or if she traveled to Missisiippi with the family when they migrated in the early 1800s.

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WILL OF
SAMUEL ROSAMOND

State of South Carolina, Pendleton District

       In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel Rosamond, being in health and of a disposing mind, do make this my last will and testament and desire it may be received as such by all whom it may concern.

       First, I do will and positively order that all my just debts be paid.

       Secondly, that the plantation whereon I now live consisting of three small tracts with the mill thereon be sold as soon as conveniency will admit of by my executors hereafter mentioned and titles made to the same and that a plantation or tract of land at not more than One Thousand Dollars price be purchased by them for my wife and family to live on, either in Abbeville or Pendleton Districts, convenient to some place of public worship such as they make choice of , and at my wifeís death or a second marriage to fall to my male heirs. Notwithstanding, if my wife and family should incline to move to some other place, they are hereby empowered to sell said land and purchase other land for the same purpose in any other place in this state or in any of the United States out of the monies arising from the sale of such land and to receive titles to it for the above mentioned purchase.

       I will and order as soon as conveniency will allow my three Negro women, Teeney, Tonny, and Sign, to be sold and that three other young wenches be purchased in their places at not more than Twelve Hundred Dollars price, and said Negroes and their increase, if any, shall remain with my wife and family that remains with her and to be under her direction for her benefit and the benefit of the family that remains with her. Notwithstanding, it is put in the power of my wife and executors, hereby, to dispose of to my children as they marry or come of age a certain portion of the property that is with the family so that that portion is not more than their equal divide of such property.

As to Negro Peter, I allow to be sold or to remain with family as my wife and executors shall find to answer best. If sold the monies arising from his sale with the other money belonging to the estate to be put to interest and to continue at interest until five of my children are come of age or married and has issue. Then the half of said money to be divided among the five and the remainder of the money to remain at interest until the remaining children shall arrive at such state as the first five when it shall be equally divided amongst the minor children.

And whereas, Negro Will, by his late mistress' will, at my death has the privilege of choosing his master or mistress amongst my children. When he has made his choice and that one child has confirmed his choice, he shall then be valued by Sovorin appraisers, and that child shall take him as so much of their lawful divide, and whereas William Pyle and his wife was given their choice of the two Negro girls that they have yet the same privilege allowed them, the other girl shall be accounted as part of the undivided estate.

I will and order to be sold one horse wagon and my two stills, my desk and folding table with some other small articles, my stock of cows and hogs with three horse creations, Snip Tomeny and a yard filly, to remain with the family for their use, my books (Scots Family Bible excepted which is to remain with the family) to be divided into lots for my children and the eldest to have the first choice and so on to the last. The land and negroes with other things ordered to be sold upon a credit of two years paying interest for the last year.


WILL OF SAMUEL ROSAMOND - PAGE 2 -

I will that every one of my children shall have at my wifeís death their part as the law in such case has provided except the land mentioned in page first of this my will.

I hereby empower my executors to make titles to Robert Young for two hundred and seventy nine acres of land sold to him in Abbeville, where I formerly lived. Upon his paying up, the purchase money according to bargain, I give to my two executors, hereafter, named upon condition of their both acting the sum of Twenty Five Dollars more than commission.

I do hereby appoint and ordain my son-in-law, William Pyles, of Abbeville, and Robert McCan, Esquire, of Pendleton my executors in witness whereof, I hereby do hereunto set my hand and seal this Second Day of September and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight.


Witness: John Westfield                     Saml Rosmamond (SEAL)

        John Jones

        Ambrose Jones



WILL OF SAMUEL ROSAMOND - Page 3 -

1 Codicil

I, Samuel Rosemon, in the foregoing or annexed last will and testament having further considered the same do think proper to make constitute and publish the following codicil thereto in the following manner--

First, I will and request of my executors to dispose of the plantation and lands whereon I now reside at public sale.

Secondly, I leave my Negro man, Will, to be disposed of according to my will hearing date of September 2, 1808, and the residue of my Negroes namely, Peter, Jim, and Dudly, with Tenah, Sinah, Jenny, and Charlotte, are to be sold. And further, I give to my affectionate wife all my household and kitchen furniture with six milk cows and the stock of hogs that belongs to the mill-with a sufficient quantity of corn for the support of the family for one year.

It is my will that my executors pay yearly to my affectionate wife, Sarah Roseman, out of my estate, five pounds for each minor under age.

It further is my will that the grist mill be kept in good repair and the expenses to be defrayed out of the income of the mill and the remainder to go to the use of the family.

And, I do constitute Robert McCann, Esq. And Capt Barksdale Garrison, my true and lawful executors to my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand Seal this 18th Day of June 1812.


Witness present:

Wm Farip                                   Saml Rosamond (SEAL)
his
Sam (X) Tucker
mark
David Thomas

Recorded in Will Book A, page 140
Recorded October 5, 1812
Proved October 5, 1812

John Harris, O.P.D.

Roll No. 582


REV. AND 1812
WAR SECTION

                                                        November 17, 1937


Mr. Louis C. Henry
1922 S. St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Sir:

       I have to advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary War Pension Claim W. 4579, it appears that Samuel Rosamond served as a Lieutenant in Captain Crain Jonesí Company, Colonel Robert Andersonís South Carolina Regiment in 1782, he was appointed captain in same regiment, he was at the Siege of Ninety-Six, and in an engagement at Kettle Creek. Length of service not stated. (Last in different type., R. Menhel).

       He married in 1785 or 1786 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, Sarah Hodges. He died August 11, 1814 in Anderson District, South Carolina, and she died April 24 or 25, 1844.

       The following children were allowed the pension due their mother

       Elizabeth Phyles; Margaret, wife of Ezekiel Powell; Sarah, wife of Barksdale Garrison; Lucinda, wife of Abner Clark; Jane, wife of James S. Siddell; (note by R. Menel - believe this should be Liddell) Addison Rosamond; Richard Rosamond: Mary Clark; and James Rosamond, who was thirty-eight years old in 1845 and living in Walton County, Georgia.

                                   Respectfully,

                                   
                                   WINFIELD SCOTT
                                   Commissioner



State of Georgia}                                          Special Inferior Court
Walton County}                                          January 14 Day 1845


       On this day of January 1845, personally appeared before the Honorable - the Inferior Court - held in and for said County and State the same being a Court of ____________, Mr. James Rosamond, a resident of said County and State aforesaid, aged 38 years past, who being duly sworn according to law saith that the following statement is true to the best of his knowledge and belief and according to the information given him by his parents and which he verily believes to be true____. That he is a son of Samuel and Sarah Rosamond, both now deceased. That his father, the said Samuel Rosamond, was a soldier and served in the War of the Revolution in the South Carolina Militia. That he held the rank of Lieutenant and Captain in Col. Andersonís regiment and for proof of the services of the said Samuel Rosamond, he refers to the evidence hereto a______ed. Said James A. further states that he is informed and believes that the said Samuel and Sarah Rosamond, his parents, was legally married in Abbeville District, South Carolina, on the day of Seventeen Hundred and Eighty _________, And despondent further states that the said Samuel Rosamond died on the 11th day of August 1814 in Anderson District, South Carolina, leaving the said Sarah Rosamond his widow and that she remained his widow to the period of her death. That she died on the 25th day of April, Eighteen Hundred Forty-Four without every applying for a pension, leaving Elizabeth Phyles; Ezekiel in right-of wife, Margaret Powell; Barksdale in right-of wife, Sarah Garrison; Abner in right-of wife, Lucinda Clark; James S. in right-of wife, Jane Liddell/Siddell; Addison Rosamond; Richard Rosamond: Mary Clark; and James Rosamond, this despondent, her only surviving children and legal heirs then living. That this affiant was informed in the Winter of 1844 that the Act of Congress of 7 July, 1838 gave pensions to the widows of soldiers that were married prior to 1794 for the military services of their husband. That this affiant made some ascertains prior to the death of his said mother, Sarah Rosamond, by letters to procure the necessary proof in order to procure her pension and that she died on the day aforesaid and never made application for pension. That he has qualified as administrator on the estate of his said mother, Sarah Rosamond, and makes this Declaration to obtain the pension due her at the time of her death.


                                          James Rosamond

Sworn to and subscribed in open court on the day and year first written before us and the said court do further certify that Mr. James Rosamond is a _______ man of respectability. In testimony whereof, the said court have hereunto set their hands officially this _______ day of Aug ? 1845.

Attest                                          Warren J. Hill, JJC
W.W. Howell, Clk IC?                            ? Johnson, JJC
                                          ? Briscoe, JJC


From source " A Collection of Upper South Carolina ..., V2"
"Samuel Anderson born ca. 1775 died April 5, 1828 lived in Laurens Dist. until 1818 moved across river to Abbeville Dist. married Mary Hinton daughter of Robert Hinton a Revolutionary soldier under Capt. Sam Rosamond.


More About Samuel Null Rosamond:
Burial: Williamston, SC
Occupation: Farmer, Soldier

More About Samuel Rosamond and Sarah Hodges:
Marriage: Feb 1785, South Carolina

       32       iv.       James Rosamond, born Abt. 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia; died Bef. 10 Jul 1806 in Abbeville District, SC; married (1) Mary Daugherty; married (2) Lettice Tillman Abt. 1778.
              v.       Sarah F. Rosamond, born Bet. 1755 - 1775; died in Prob Ripley County, Indiana; married Richard Hodges Jr. Abt. 1780 in South Carolina37; born Abt. 1756 in Jamestown County, Virginia; died 17 Jan 1824 in Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana.

Notes for Sarah F. Rosamond:
(born between 1755-1762)

Sarah F. Rosamond, R255, F. Born ca 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Believe the F. stands for Frances.

ca 1780 when Sarah F. was 20, she married Richard Hodges Jr., H322, M, son of Richard Hodges, M & Elizabeth (Betty) Jones, F, in South Carolina. Born ca 1756 in Jamestown County, Virginia. Richard died in Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana bef 7 Jan 1824, he was 68. Buried in Riley County, Indiana.

From a letter to Ruth Menhel from:
Mrs. Bernadeen Kamper, 13373 Plaza Del Ria, Apt. 2251, Peoria, AZ 85381.
Mrs. Kemper is the ggg-granddaughter of Richard and Sarah F. (Rosamond) Hodges.

Marriage date for Sarah and Richard is 1779 or 1780. She shows Sarah and Richard having ten children, although she did not list them. She stated that DAR records show Richard Hodges as a private and a lieutenant under Capt. Samuel Rosamond's Company in South Carolina.

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The 1820 census of Ripley County, Indiana shows Richard Hodges at age less than 45, with a wife also at an age of less than 45. The 1830 census does not show Richard who died in 1824, but does show Rubin Hodges, a son of Richard and Sarah. This census shows Rubin Hodges with a female in the household between the ages of 50 - 60. If this is his mother, these two records would indicate that Sarah was born betwee 1770 and 1775.

Notes for Richard Hodges Jr.:
Turkey Creek Cemetery, Ripley County, IN

Investigation Topic:
In his will, Elijah Grimsley refers twice to his sister Sarah Hodges. Once to his sister Sarah Hodges sons named Richard and John Hodges. Capt Samuel Rosamond was one of the executors of the will (who was married to Sarah Hodges) and the other executor was Richard Hodges who was married to Samuel Rosamond's sister Sarah, thus she is also Sarah Hodges. It would seem logical, although not certain, that he is referring to one of these two women. Big question is how is he connected to the family.

From source " A Collection of Upper South Carolina ..., V2"
GRIMSLY, ELIJAH. Box 107, Pack 2844. Probate Judge Office. Abbeville, S.C. I Elijah Grimsly of Abbeville Dist. tho weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory. I will and positively order that all my debts be paid. I give to my dear and loving wife the profits arising from the rent of 330 acres of land (being in the state of N.C. in Dobs County and on Pettenting Creek) until my dtr. Mary now an infant is of age, which land is in possession of my brother John Grimsly with nine years arrear in rent, likewise all my meat stock except one cow. I will <several words worn> horses with all my household furniture, with the monies that has arose from the sale of sixty barrels of corn left in possession of my brother John Grimsly in N.C. also my crop of corn and tobacco at my sister Sarah Hodges in Larance (sic) County. I give to my dtr. Mary Grimsly all my land in N.C. in Dobs County, and 30 acres in Georgia State, Washington County, waters of Broad River. If my dtr. should die without issue or under age, the land in Georgia to desend to my sister Sarah Hodges two sons Richard and John Hodges to be equally divided between them, the land in N.C. to the nearest heir at law. I appoint Samuel Rosamond Richard Hodges executors. I have this day the 1 Feb 1786. Signed Elijah X Grimsly. Wit: Ledford Payne, Robert Swain, William X Hodges 96 Dist S. C. this day came Ledford Payne before John Thomas. ((Note: Bottom of page may have been cut off so more signatures may be there.))


More About Richard Hodges Jr.:
Burial: Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage Notes for Sarah Rosamond and Richard Jr.:
This marriage appears to be shown in "7500 Marriages ..." as taken from Probate Court Records (PCR), reference B-1793. Book shows "Rosamond, Sarah" married to "Hodges, " with no first name for the groom. There were only two Sarah Rosamonds in Abbeville County at this time, the Sarah who was married to Richard Hodges, and her mother Sarah, the widow of John Roseman of Virginia. A copy of the actual court record is needed to verify which, although it is highly probable that this record is for Sarah and Richard Hodges.

More About Richard Jr. and Sarah Rosamond:
Marriage: Abt. 1780, South Carolina37


Generation No. 8

       128. James "Jacob?" Rosemond, born 01 Jan 1653/54 in Basle, Switzerland. He was the son of 256. Hans Ulrich Rosemond. He married 129. Ann d'Orr.
       129. Ann d'Orr

Notes for James "Jacob?" Rosemond:
Sergeant James "Jacob?" Rosemond, R255, M. Born on 1 Jan 1654 in Basle, Switzerland.

DISCLAIMER:
THIS IS THE SERGEANT ROSEMOND THAT THE SOUTHERN US ROSAMONDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DESCENDED FROM. DESPITE FAMILY LEGEND THAT SAYS SGT. ROSEMOND WAS AN ANCESTOR, THERE IS CURRENTLY NO PROOF THAT THIS SERGEANT ROSAMOND IS THE FATHER, OR EVEN RELATED TO, JOHN ROSEMAN OF VIRGINIA WHO MARRIED SARAH WILLSON IN AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA, AND IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN ANCESTOR OF THE SOUTHERN ROSAMONDS IN THE US.

Despite any personal doubts about our connection to Sgt. James Rosemond, and the doubts of several of my Rosamond research cousins, I am carrying this Sergeant James Rosemond as our ancestor, if for no other reason that to preserve the data about him. He is believed to have been a Huguenot soldier that left France at the time of the Edict of Nantes, and went to Holland, and then to Ireland where he finally settled in County Leitrim, the birthplace of the parents of Mary Jane Loya. Mary Jane's mother is an Irish Rosamond.

With regards to John and Sarah Roseman, their descendants throughout the Southern United States use the spelling Rosamond. The book from which the ancestry of Sergeant James Rosamond is taken said:

"In the Southern states among those identified with our line in Ireland, the form "Rosamond" prevails as it does in England and Canada..."

This would indicate that the Southern Rosamonds are from the same line, but again no documented proof has been found. One other doucment references Huguenot ancestry, and that is a newspaper article from Alabama concerning William Capers Rosamond who died in 1903. The article was written during his lifetime, i.e. before 1903, and it references his Huguenot ancestry and the Edict of Nantes. It also mentions the family came from Virginia, which was not in the records of William Sam Rosamond. So, the family believed in the Huguenot ancestry just 3-4 generations

THE ROSAMOND BOOK BY LELAND EUGENE ROSEMOND DOES REFERENCE BENNETT ROSAMOND WHICH TIES THE FAMILY OF MARY JANE LOYA DIRECTLY TO THIS SERGEANT ROSAMOND.

I have copied this ancestry into the file showing the family tree of Mary Jane Loya. This genealogy appears to be valid for that line of the family.

       
Children of James Rosemond and Ann d'Orr are:
              i.       Nathaniel Rosamond, born in Poss County Leitrim, Ireland; died Abt. 1776 in Poss South Carolina.

Notes for Nathaniel Rosamond:
Nathaniel died ca 1776 in South Carolina ? Buried in South Carolina ? Occupation: Farmer, Soldier.

Reported to have died in the Revolutionary War.


More About Nathaniel Rosamond:
Burial: South Carolina ?
Occupation: Farmer, Soldier

              ii.       Unknown Rosemond, born in Poss County Leitrim, Ireland; died in Poss County Leitrim, Ireland.

Notes for Unknown Rosemond:
It is reported by some family memnbers, but unproved, that the third son's name was William. According to one researcher William came to the States but stayed only five years, then returned to Ireland.

Again speculation, this William may have moved to England and settled in the textile district of Bethnal Green near London. The father of Bob Rosamond (Bob is currently living in Nottingham, England, UK-his father deceased) traced his family line back to a William Rosamond, and their family has the same tradition of being descended from a Huguenot refugee at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes as does my own, and that of Mary Jane Loya.


       64       iii.       John Rosamond, born Abt. 1710 in Poss County Leitrim, Ireland; died Abt. 1789 in Prob Abbebille County, South Carolina; married Sarah Willson Abt. 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia.


       130. Thomas Willson, born 1695 in Londonderry, Ireland; died Bef. 18 May 1773 in Fairfield, Augusta County, Virginia. He was the son of 260. Robert Willson and 261. Jane Lee. He married 131. Elizabeth Dinwiddie Abt. 1718.
       131. Elizabeth Dinwiddie, born Bef. Oct 1695 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

More About Thomas Willson and Elizabeth Dinwiddie:
Marriage: Abt. 1718
       
Children of Thomas Willson and Elizabeth Dinwiddie are:
              i.       Matthew Wilson, born Abt. 1718; died Aft. 1783 in Virginia.

Notes for Matthew Wilson:
Amherst or Botetort County


              ii.       Samuel Willson, born Abt. 1720; died 1826; married Mary McKee 28 Oct 1778 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes for Samuel Willson and Mary McKee:
James Patton was Samuel's bondsman for his marriage in 1778.

More About Samuel Willson and Mary McKee:
Marriage: 28 Oct 1778, Rockbridge County, Virginia

              iii.       Nathaniel Willson, born Abt. 1724; died 1818; married Eleanor ?.
       65       iv.       Sarah Willson, born Abt. 1726 in County Antrim, Ireland; died Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Prob Abbebille County, South Carolina; married John Rosamond Abt. 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia.
              v.       Rebeckah Willson, born Abt. 1728; died 15 Feb 1820; married James Willson 1750 in Pennsylvania; born 1715 in Ireland; died 20 Aug 1809.

More About James Willson and Rebeckah Willson:
Marriage: 1750, Pennsylvania

              vi.       Martha Wilson, born Abt. 1736.
              vii.       Elizabeth Wilson, born Abt. 1738.
              viii.       Rhoda Wilson, born Abt. 1740.


Generation No. 9

       256. Hans Ulrich Rosemond, born 1623. He was the son of 512. Hans Rosemond.

Notes for Hans Ulrich Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver.

The will of Hans Ulrich Rosemond was read and probated in Basle, Switzerland in 1679.


More About Hans Ulrich Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver
       
Child of Hans Ulrich Rosemond is:
       128       i.       James "Jacob?" Rosemond, born 01 Jan 1653/54 in Basle, Switzerland; married Ann d'Orr.


       260. Robert Willson, born Aft. 1665 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died Aft. 03 Nov 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia. He married 261. Jane Lee.
       261. Jane Lee, born 07 Nov 1672 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died Aft. 1746 in Augusta County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 522. Thomas Lee and 523. Anne Davis.
       
Children of Robert Willson and Jane Lee are:
              i.       Matthew Willson, born Abt. 1694 in Londonderry, Ireland; died Abt. 1720 in Off the coast of France; married ? ?; died Abt. 1720 in Off the coast of France.
       130       ii.       Thomas Willson, born 1695 in Londonderry, Ireland; died Bef. 18 May 1773 in Fairfield, Augusta County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Dinwiddie Abt. 1718.
              iii.       John Willson, born Abt. 1701 in Londonderry, Ireland; died Bef. 16 Mar 1773 in Augusta County, Virginia; married Martha Crouchman; born 1695 in Londonderry, Ireland; died 10 Jul 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for Martha Crouchman:
Old Glebe Cemetery

More About Martha Crouchman:
Burial: Augusta County, Virginia

              iv.       Janet Willson, born Abt. 1702; married ? Holmes.
              v.       Robert Willson, born Abt. 1704; died Aft. 1788; married Rachel ?.
              vi.       Catherine Willson, born Abt. 1705; married James Bell; born Abt. 1700.
              vii.       Eliazbeth Willson, born Abt. 1706.
              viii.       Jane Willson, born Abt. 1707.
              ix.       Frances Willson, born Abt. 1708.


Generation No. 10

       512. Hans Rosemond, born 1581. He was the son of 1024. Fred Rosemond.

Notes for Hans Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver

More About Hans Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver
       
Child of Hans Rosemond is:
       256       i.       Hans Ulrich Rosemond, born 1623.


       522. Thomas Lee He married 523. Anne Davis.
       523. Anne Davis
       
Child of Thomas Lee and Anne Davis is:
       261       i.       Jane Lee, born 07 Nov 1672 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died Aft. 1746 in Augusta County, Virginia; married Robert Willson.


Generation No. 11

       1024. Fred Rosemond, born 1552. He was the son of 2048. Hans Rosemond.

Notes for Fred Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver, Member of Town Council, Captain in local militia.

More About Fred Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver, Member of Town Council, Captain in local militia
       
Child of Fred Rosemond is:
       512       i.       Hans Rosemond, born 1581.


Generation No. 12

       2048. Hans Rosemond He was the son of 4096. Erhart de Rougemont.

Notes for Hans Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver.

Became a citizen of Basle, Switzerland in 1534.

A family Coat of Arms was registered in Basle about 1537 when this Hans Rosemond became a citizen there.


More About Hans Rosemond:
Occupation: Weaver
       
Child of Hans Rosemond is:
       1024       i.       Fred Rosemond, born 1552.


Generation No. 13

       4096. Erhart de Rougemont, born Bef. 1495.

Notes for Erhart de Rougemont:
Erhart de Rougemont, in 1495 bought "the house called Rebleuten-Zunft in Basle in the Freistrasse."

Research by Peter Rosemond of Holland shows a record from the Records Office in Basle that says "before Basle the family resided in Holland up to 1338, and it is said they descended from the estate Rosemont, near Belfort, in France, where also the village Rougemont is found.

       
Child of Erhart de Rougemont is:
       2048       i.       Hans Rosemond.



Endnotes

1. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 , Frank Wesley Rosamond, Ancestry.com.
2. John A Barry Household, 1910 US Census, Ventura County, California, Series: T624; Roll: 111; Page: 202A; Enumeration District: 219; Part: 3; Line: 15., Royal F Rosamond, w, m, age 28, listed as a lodger, occupation Writer short stories.
3. William Spaulding household, 1900 US Census, Lewis & Clarke County, Montana, Roll: T623 912, Page 6B, ED 172, Line 6; , Frank Rosamond, W, M, age 18, b. Dec 1881, Relationship to Head of Household-coachman. Ancestry.com.
4. Frank W Rosamond household, 1930 US Federal Census, Ventura County, California, Roll: 227; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 852.0., Ancestry.com; Record indicates that Frank W Rosamond and Mary M were married when Frank W was age 28.
5. 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, 1854 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Greer, Oklahoma, ED 82, roll T623 1337, page 19A.
6. Household of Samuel Rosamond, 1860 US Federal Census, Choctaw County, MS.
7. Household of Frances Rosamond, 1870 US Federal Census, Fayette County, Illinois.
8. Frances Rosamond Household, 1880 US Federal Census, Bates County, Missouri, Roll: T9_673; Family History Film: 1254673; Page: 182.3000; Enumeration District: 157; Household 159, Family 177; Ancestry.com.
9. William Thomas Rosamond Household, 1910 US Federal Census, Choctaw County, MS, Series: T624; Roll: 735; Page: 263A; Enumeration District: 52; Part: 1; Line: 11., Ancestry.com.
10. 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, 1854 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Greer, Oklahoma, ED 82, roll T623 1337, page 19A.
11. Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900 Record, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
12. Household of Samuel Rosamond, 1860 US Federal Census, Choctaw County, MS, Township 18, Choctaw, Mississippi; Roll: M653_579; Page 311, Household 865 Family 834, Ancestry.com Image 314.
13. Household of Frances Rosamond, 1870 US Federal Census, Fayette County, Illinois.
14. 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, 1854 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Greer, Oklahoma, ED 82, roll T623 1337, page 19A.
15. Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900 Record, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
16. Household of Samuel Rosamond, 1860 US Federal Census, Choctaw County, MS, Township 18, Choctaw, Mississippi; Roll: M653_579; Page 311, Household 865 Family 834, Ancestry.com Image 314.
17. Household of Frances Rosamond, 1870 US Federal Census, Fayette County, Illinois, Roll: M593_220; Page: 625, Household 58, Family 58, Ancestry.com.
18. Household of Benjamin Rosamond; 1850 US Federal Census, Attala County, MS, Township 13 R 6 E; Roll: M432_368; Page: 126; Image: 301, Digital Image. Ancestry.com online database.
19. Household of Benjamin Rosamond; 1850 US Federal Census, Attala County, MS, Township 13 R 6 E; Roll: M432_368; Page: 126; Image: 301.
20. H.L. Watson, Our Old Roads, (Abbeville Books).
21. Email from Gwen Rosamond Forrester to Jimmy Rosamond, 21 Jan 1998, Email Address gmforrester@centuryinter.net. (Gwendolyn Elaine Rosamond Forrester is one of the leading reaserachers into the Rosamond Family History. Sources for her data are in her possession.).
22. Email from Diane Atkinson to Jimmy Rosamond; 11 Sep 1996, Email Address Diane5067@aol.com.
23. Household of Samuel E Rosamond; 1850 US Federal Census, Attala Co, MS, Township 14 R 6 E; Roll: M432_368; Page: 127; Image: 302.
24. Household of Samuel E Rosamond; 1860 US Federal Census, Attala Co, MS, Township 14 Range 5, Post Office Bluff Springs; Roll: M653_577; Page: 0; Image: 453, Digital Image. Ancestry.com online database..
25. Household of Samuel E Rosamond; 1850 US Federal Census, Attala Co, MS, Township 14 R 6 E; Roll: M432_368; Page: 127; Image: 302.
26. Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District, as on file in the Abbevilles Courthouse, SC, Pgs. 94-98.
27. Pursley, Larry E, Compiler, "7500 Marriages from Ninety-Six and Abbeville District, S>C>, 1774-1890", Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1980, pg. 88.
28. Email from Diane Atkinson to Jimmy Rosamond; 11 Sep 1996, Email Address Diane5067@aol.com.
29. Household of Samuel E Rosamond; 1850 US Federal Census, Attala Co, MS, Township 14 R 6 E; Roll: M432_368; Page: 127; Image: 302.
30. Household of Samuel E Rosamond; 1860 US Federal Census, Attala Co, MS, Township 14 Range 5, Post Office Bluff Springs; Roll: M653_577; Page: 0; Image: 453.
31. Household of Samuel E Rosamond; 1850 US Federal Census, Attala Co, MS, Township 14 R 6 E; Roll: M432_368; Page: 127; Image: 302.
32. Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Online Edition, http://www.rootsweb.com/~chalkley/, Volume 1, Augusta County Court Records, ORDER BOOK No. II. AUGUST 24, 1749. .
33. Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol 3, pp 10-19, Augusta County Records, Page 226.--28th October, 1749.
34. Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Online Edition, http://www.rootsweb.com/~chalkley/, Vol 2, pp 410 - 419, 1750.
35. Wooley, James E, Editor, "A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records", Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981, V2.
36. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol __, Dated ___, pg 131, "Records of Samuel Rosamond and John Hodges from Pension Applications."
37. Pursley, Larry E, Compiler, "7500 Marriages from Ninety-Six and Abbeville District, S>C>, 1774-1890", Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1980, pg. 89.



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