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Posted by: Tammy Tinney Caine (ID *****5708) Date: December 26, 2007 at 14:27:00
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Don't forget that the Tinney book is still for sale. It is a great source of research material. Having 568 pages and 6 1/2 years of research, it includes lots of info on the Meriwether Co., Ga. Tinney's and possibilities of their origins. This is just one portion of its contents. Although no genealogy report is 100 percent accurate, you will find notes on brothers John & Isaac Tinney of Meriwether Co., Ga. and filled with information including all 20 of John Tinney's children and 4 of his known wives. It also includes notes on possible connections to the South Carolina Tinney's with wills of Edward & William Tinney dating back to the mid 1700's.

The info below did not make it into the book, sad to say, but I will post it here so everyone can see it is very informational. It is information on Elizabeth Tinney, wife of Isaac Tinney of Meriwether Co., GA. and was one of our brick walls. I hope it will be helpful to your research.

Research has determined that Elizabeth & Isaac's marriage date does not belong to this Isaac & Elizabeth as we first thought. It belongs to John Isaac & Elizabeth Davis Tinney which is Isaac's brother. We found three marriage license that seem to be the same each with a typo on the day, two with 13, 03 and one with John Trinney to Elizabeth Davis.

This Elizabeth may be a Rosser. Her brother, John Rosser married Rachel Francis Wideman 1845 Meriwether Co., GA. They live next door to Isaac & Elizabeth 1850.

Additional information:
Rachel is mentioned as "Aunt Rachel" in civil war letters from the sons of Joseph Thomas Tinney. Leaving us to believe that she may be a sister to Joseph or a sister to Joseph's wife, Mary Fermelia Collins. However, after additional research, I have discovered thru online descendant information she is Rachel Francis Rosser. This gives reason to believe she may be a sister-in-law to Joseph's mother, Elizabeth. Since we have not seen anything to determine Elizabeth's maiden name, this may give light to how she & Rachel are connected. It may be Elizabeth, and Rachel's husband, John Rosser, are brother & sister. It also gives weight to the fact that she is called "Aunt Rachel" in the civil war letters submitted by Mary Elizabeth Tinney Hill. She would in fact be Joseph Thomas Tinneys aunt and his children's great aunt thru his mother Elizabeth. More research needs to be done to determine accuracy.

Benjamin Rosser b. 1772 - 1775 Va., found in the 1850 Meriwether Co., Ga. census may be the father to John Rosser and possibly Elizabeth that m. Isaac Tinney. I have no proof of this as John says in census his parents were b. in SC. However, the 1850 slave schedules show John to own slaves in the same town & county where Benjamin lived. Abner, LeGrand, John, Thomas, William & Wiley G. Rosser all owned slaves in the same town & county. Benjamin Sr. is first seen in 1820 Putnam Co., Ga.
Other siblings may be Benjamin b. abt. 1815 & Martha F. Rosser. However, Martha may be Benjamin, Jr's wife as no description of their relationship is stated in the 1850 census.

There is a John & Rachel F. Rosser & children Benja H. & E. I. J. (female) living two doors down from Joseph Thomas Tinney in 1860. Joseph's son, Wiley, lives between them. The possibility of this being the same Rachel that is mentioned in the civil war letters is good. However, this has not been proven. Note that John & Rachel named their son Benjamin H. Rosser. This also gives the idea that John is Benjamin Sr's son.

They are also found in the 1870 Montevello P. O., Meriwether Co., Ga. census, p. 380A, family #196/197. John age 65 SC, Francis age 43, GA. Son Benjamin age 24 with wife Mary age 23, son Berry age 8, living next door.

John & Frances are also listed in 1880 Meriwether Co., GA., p. 217D, family #266. Apparently Rachel's middle name is Francis.
E. I. J. above is Josie, age 32, b. Ga. as found in the 1880 Meriwether Co., GA. census living with her parents. She is married to William Hamilton. Children: John age 9, Jennie age 7, Charles age 5, Willie age 3

Additional notes: Possible father to Elizabeth Rosser Tinney

Name: Benjamin Franklin ROSSER
Birth: ABT. 1773 in Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC ...some descendants say he was b. in Abermarle Parish, Surry & Sussex County, Virginia
Death: JAN 1886 in [Meriwether Co.], GA
Burial: near St. Mark's, Rosser Family Cemetery, Meriwether GA

Marriage Sarah Ann LEGRAND b: ABT. 1775 m. 1 JAN 1802 in Hancock Co., GA
Thomas ROSSER b: 18 APR 1803
Elizabeth Ann ROSSER b: ABT. 1804 in Putnam Co., GA...........the birth year is off but is a good possibility the census was in error. I feel this is our Elizabeth in any case.
William C. ROSSER b: 8 MAR 1805 in GA
James R. ROSSER b: ABT. 1806 in GA
Asa ROSSER b: 19 DEC 1809 in GA
John ROSSER b: 19 DEC 1809 in GA
Abner ROSSER b: ABT. 1813 in GA
Benjamin ROSSER , Jr. b: ABT. 1815 in GA
Martha Ann ROSSER b: ABT. 1816 in [Putnam Co.], GA
LeGrand D. F. ROSSER b: 10 MAR 1821 in GA
Sarah Ann ROSSER b: ABT. 1825 in GA

Benjamin also married Anna MACKLIN 1828 in Putnam Co., GA, no children were discovered in this marriage as yet.

Note: "Benjamin Rosser migrated from Putnam Co, GA to new land near Greenville during the 1830s. He lived to be ninety years and reared a large family of vigorous, sensible and industrious children. He brought slaves and other property from Putnam and was a thrifty farmer, but never tried to amass large wealth. He believed in moderate work and frugality and would not deny himself, family or servants, the reasonable comforts and pleasures which his circumstances would warrent. Mr. Rosser was a man of good practical sense, an obliging, unoffending neighbor and a moral, law-abiding citizen. During his life, he was distinguished for having a very numerous posterity, all of whom were reputable, self-sustaining people. On a certain family nuptial event it was reported that not less than one humdred of the blood kins folk attended the marriage and next day feast. As we remember, it was nearly a half century ago when the festal wedding cavalcade, stretching from Lawson'scorner to Joe Cone's house, passed through Greenville, two and two. A rosy cheeked girl with robust escort, all mounted on sleek, fat, paging, prancing horses, laughing and blushing as they went happily along to the place of the feast. Mr.
Rosser was known for his vitality and tenacity of life. When he was an oldman ,seated on a drum, looking out the window at a bear-dog fight, the roof filled with spectators, fell in and crushed the old man into the stout barrel; it wasn't expected, but he lived many more years."
(SOURCE: Greenville Vindicator - May, 1903 - GA. Archives Film Library)

Until all the books are sold, it is not made available to be published on the internet and sold exclusively thru online offers. Please email me for pricing and details.

Tammy Tinney Caine

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