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LEWIS ROSECRANS LUCY C. SMITH
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Aged 54 Yrs 1 MO 7 Ds (1848-1931)
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LEWIS ROSECRANS  
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INFANT SON of Wm & Mary Rosecrans
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LEWIS ROSECRANS (02 May 1840 - 09 Jun 1894)
and his wife
LUCY SMITH ROSECRANS (15 Nov 1848 - 21 Dec 1931)
are buried here with their grandson
      the son of WILLIAM ROSECRANS (Died Apr 27, 1911)
 

Lewis Rosecrans was born May 7, 1840, in Washington County, Ohio, the son of Levi and Darcis Rosecrans. Though a farmer by occupation, during the Civil War Lewis was a private in Company "A" 1st Regiment Iowa Cavalry, Union Army. He enlisted 13 June 1861 at Keokuk, Iowa and was honorably discharged 7 September 1864 at Davenport, Iowa. He furnished his own horse and equipment during his service. The War Department records give his description as being 5' 10", dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. Lewis married Lucy Columbus Smith on 22 January 1865 at Bradyville, Iowa. They farmed in Nodaway County Missouri (four miles from Bradyville). After the opening of the Oklahoma Territory (1889) Lewis sold the Missouri farm (6 February 1890) and traveled to Erin Springs, near Lindsay, Oklahoma. There he worked on a ranch until the fall of 1890. He came to Spring Creek Township and purchased the quarter (160 acres) seven 7 miles west and a half a mile north of Britton Oklahoma. This was the southeast corner of Council Road and Hefner, one mile west of Olive Hill Cemetery. Soon after his more to Oklahoma, Lewis suffered a stroke and was an invalid until his death on 9 June 1894 (at the age of 54). Lewis and Lucy had six children. The son of William Rosecrans is buried near Lewis and Lucy. Lucy's mother, Almina Smith, and her sister and niece are also buried at Olive Hill (lot 57). William Rosecrans was one of the three trustees who incorporated Olive Hill Cemetery in 1933. The daughter of Lewis and Lucy Rosecrans, Laura, married George Nicholson, the son of James and Margaret Nicholson (lot 70). Their daughter Lola married Fred Bailey, the grandson of Olive Hand Bailey.

OBITUARY: 27 December 1931
ROSECRANS - Mrs. Lucy, 83 years old, Britton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Nicholson, Edmond; two sons, Bill Rosecrans, Britton, and Lewis, at Vinita. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church, Britton, it was announced by Britton funeral home.

OBITUARY: 28 December 1931
ROSECRANS - Mrs. Lucy, 83 years old, Britton, widow of Union soldier and '89er, died at the home of her son Bill Rosecrans, Britton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Nicholson, Edmond; two sons, Bill Rosecrans, Britton, and Lewis, at Vinita. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist church at Britton Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, it was

 
Lucy Columbus Smith Rosecrans
4 sons and two daughters
Some information about the ROSECRANS family is on ROOTSWEB.
 
Genealogy:
Ancestors of Lewis and Lucy Smith Rosecrans
 
Generation No. 1

 

2. Lewis Rosecrans13,14,15,16,17,18, born 02 May 1840 in Belpre, Washington Co, OH18; died 09 Jun 1894 in Miller, Oklahoma Co, OT18. He was the son of 4. Levi Rosecrans and 5. Dorcas Westfall. He married 3. Lucy Columbus Smith 22 Jan 1865 in Page Co, IA.

3. Lucy Columbus Smith19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29, born 15 Nov 1848 in Peoria Co, IL29; died 21 Dec 1931 in Yukon, Canadian Co, OK29. She was the daughter of 6. Joseph Smith, Jr. and 7. Almina Hill.

Notes for Lewis Rosecrans:
Lewis Rosecrans was born May 7, 1840, in Washington Co, OH, the son of Levi and Darci Rosecrans. Though a farmer by occupation, during the Civil War Lewis was a private in Company "a" 1st Regiment Iowa Cavalry, Union Army. He enlisted 13 June 1861 at Keokuk, Iowa and was honorably discharged 7 September 1864 at Davenport, Iowa. He furnished his own horse and equipment during his service. The War Department records give his description as being 5' 10", dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. Lewis married Lucy Columbus Smith on 22 January 1865 at Bradyville, Iowa. They farmed in Nodaway County Missouri (four miles from Bradyville). After the opening of the Oklahoma Territory (1889) Lewis sold the Missouri farm (6 February 1890) and traveled to Erin Springs, near Linsay, Oklahoma. There he worked on a ranch until the fall of 1890. He came to Spring Creek Township and purchased the quarter (160 acres) seven 7 miles west and a half a mile north of Britton Oklahoma. Soon after his more to Oklahoma, Lewis suffered a stroke and was an invalid until his death on
9 June 1894 (at the age of 54).
Lewis and Lucy had six children.
The son of William Rosecrans is buried near Lewis and Lucy. Lucy's mother, Almina Smith, and her sister Catherine are also buried at Olive Hill (lot 57). William Rosecrans was one of the three trustees who incorporated Olive Hill Cemetery in 1933.
Lewis was the half second cousin (once removed) of William Starke Rosecrans.
More About Lewis Rosecrans:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [46]
Military service: Civil War - Union Co. A 1st IOWA29
 
Notes for Lucy Columbus Smith:
OBITUARY: 12/27/1931; p.23
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ROSECRANS - Mrs. Lucy, 83 years old, Britton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Nicholson, Edmond; two sons, Bill Rosecrans, Britton, and Lewis, at Vinita. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church, Britton, it was announced by Britton funeral home.
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OBITUARY: 12/28/1931; p.13
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ROSECRANS - Mrs. Lucy, 83 years old, Britton, widow of Union soldier and '89er, died at the home of her son Bill Rosecrans, Britton. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Nicholson, Edmond; two sons, Bill Rosecrans, Britton, and Lewis, at Vinita. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist church at Britton Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, it was announced by Watts & McAtee.
More About Lucy Columbus Smith:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [46]
Obituary: 27 Dec 1931, Daily Oklahoman

Children of Lewis Rosecrans and Lucy Smith are:

1 i. Lewis Jack Rosecrans, born 22 Oct 1865 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 22 Mar 1963 in OK; married Almeda Nicholson 1898 in OK.

ii. Joseph Smith Rosecrans30, born 09 May 1867 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 02 May 1879 in Page Co, IA.

More About Joseph Smith Rosecrans:
Burial: Burch Cemetery, Bradyville, Buchanan Twp, Page Co, IA

iii. William Columbus Rosecrans30,31,32,33,34,35, born 06 Apr 1869 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 07 May 1939 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK; married Mary Ann Benge 12 Nov 1895 in Oklahoma Co, OK36; born 09 Aug 1876 in IA; died 14 May 1946 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK.

Notes for William Columbus Rosecrans:
OBITUARY: 05/09/1939
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ROSECRANS, William C. -- Age 70 years passed away at his home, West Britton avenue, Britton. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. C. Rosecraun; three sons, Glenn H. of Okla. City; Leonard T. and Alvin W. Rosecraun of Britton; two daughters, Mrs. Vernie Benne of Yukon, Mrs. Wanda Boyd of Enid; one sister, Mrs. Laura Nicholson, Okla. City, and one brother, L. T. Rosecraun, Vinita. Services will be conducted by Rev. L. K. Chapman in the First Baptist church, Britton, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Announced by the Britton Funeral Home.
More About William Columbus Rosecrans:
Burial: 09 May 1939, Britton Cemetery, Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK
Obituary: 09 May 1939, Daily Oklahoman
 
Notes for Mary Ann Benge:
OBITUARY: 05/15/1946
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Mrs. Mary Ann Rosecrans, 69, of Britton, Tied Tuesday in Wesley hospital after a long illness. A pioneer Oklahoma resident, she was the widow of William Rosecrans, Britton farmer, who died seven years ago.
Mrs. Rosecrans, a native of Page county, Iowa, came to Oklahoma when 13, settling northwest of Britton. She was a member of the Baptist church.
The former Mary Ann Benge, she was married to Rosecrans Nov. 13 1895. She is survived by her sons, Leonard T., of the home; Glenn of 1609 NW 39; Alva, of Britton; daughters, Mrs. Vernie Benne, Bethany; Mrs. Wanda Boyd, Britton; sisters Mrs. Zetta Couch, Piedmont; Mrs. Maggie Towe, Putnam City; Mrs. Nellie Johnson, Pelly, Texas; Mrs. Maud Bailey, Yukon; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be conducted in the First Baptist church at Britton 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Britton cemetery, with arrangements by Sherman funeral home. Rev. Kar. Chapman will officiate.
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OBITUARY: 05/16/1946
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MRS. MARY ANN ROSECRANS
Services will be at 3; p.m. Thursday in the Britton First Baptist church for Mrs. Mary Ann Rosecrans, Britton, pioneer Oklahoman, who died Tuesday in Wesley hospital. Burial will be in the Britton cemetery, with services by Sherman funeral home.
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Father b. KY Mother b. Iowa
More About Mary Ann Benge:
Burial: 16 May 1946, Britton Cemetery, Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK
Obituary: 15 May 1946, Daily Oklahoman

iv. Charles L. Rosecrans37, born 18 Mar 1871 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 05 Nov 1875 in Page Co, IA.

More About Charles L. Rosecrans:
Burial: Burch Cemetery, Bradyville, Buchanan Twp, Page Co, IA

v. Nettie D. Rosecrans38, born 09 Mar 1876 in Clearmont, Nodaway Co, MO; died 30 Oct 1880 in Page Co, IA.

More About Nettie D. Rosecrans:
Burial: Burch Cemetery, Bradyville, Buchanan Twp, Page Co, IA

vi. Laura Almina Rosecrans38,39,40,41,42,43, born 13 Dec 1878 in Clearmont, Nodaway Co, MO; died 05 Nov 1956 in Yukon, Canadian Co, OK; married George G. Nicholson 12 Mar 1896 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK; born Feb 1871 in Wayne Co, IA44; died 15 Sep 1935 in Yukon, Canadian Co, OK45.

Notes for Laura Almina Rosecrans:
OBITUARY: 11/06/1956
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Rites for Mrs. Laura Nicholson, of 3615 Barnes, Oklahoma county resident 67 years will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Hahn-Cook funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Nicholson, 78 died in her home Monday following an extended illness. The wife of the late George Nicholson, she made the run into Oklahoma in 1889 settling on a farm northwest of Oklahoma City. She lived there until the death of her husband in 1935. Since that time she has made her home with her son, Arch. Also surviving are another son, E.W., of 1307 NW 97; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Bailey, of Yukon and Mrs. Carl Albrecht, Edmond; two granddaughters and a brother, L. J. Rosecrans, Vinita.
More About Laura Almina Rosecrans:
Burial: 06 Nov 1956, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
Certificate: #12
Obituary: 06 Nov 1956, Daily Oklahoman
 
Notes for George G. Nicholson:
OBITUARY: 09/15/1935
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Nicholson--George W. Age 65. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Paas chapel, Edmond. Besides his wife, 2 sons, Everett W. of Britton, Archie R. of Oklahoma City; 2 daughters, Miss Lola Nicholson, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Oleeva Albrecht, Edmond. Burial Memorial Park.
More About George G. Nicholson:
Burial: 16 Sep 1935, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
Obituary: 15 Sep 1935, Daily Oklahoman

 

 
Generation No. 2

 

4. Levi Rosecrans46,47,48, born 1803 in Randolph Co, VA; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in IA or MO. He was the son of 8. Hezekiah Rosecrans and 9. Nancy Simpson. He married 5. Dorcas Westfall 08 Dec 1825 in Randolph Co, VA48.

5. Dorcas Westfall49, born 1779 in VA; died Abt. 1842 in Belpre, Washington Co, OH.

Notes for Levi Rosecrans:
4. Levi was born about 1803 and married 8 December 1825, Dorcas Westfall, daughter of William Westfall. Tradition says they went west and no further information is available.

Children of Levi Rosecrans and Dorcas Westfall are:

i. Ellen Rosecrans50,51, born Abt. 1826 in VA; died Bet. 1850 - 1926 in OH?.

ii. Elizabeth Rosecrans52,53,54,55,56, born 21 Dec 1830 in VA; died 09 Feb 1909 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, WA; married Alexander Franklin Gordon 12 Jul 1855 in Keokuk, Lee Co, IA; born 06 Jan 1829 in PA; died 14 Nov 1913 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, WA57.

iii. Levi W. Rosecrans58,59,60,61,62, born 09 Apr 1834 in VA; died 04 Feb 1888 in Clark Co, MO; married Emma Rose Miller; born 16 Aug 1845 in GERMANY; died 16 Jan 1915 in Clark Co, MO63.

More About Levi W. Rosecrans:
Military service: Co A 1 Iowa Cav. Private -Union
 
More About Emma Rose Miller:
Burial: Ballard Cemetery, Clark Co, MO

2 iv. Lewis Rosecrans, born 02 May 1840 in Belpre, Washington Co, OH; died 09 Jun 1894 in Miller, Oklahoma Co, OT; married Lucy Columbus Smith 22 Jan 1865 in Page Co, IA.

 

 

6. Joseph Smith, Jr.64,65,66, born 18 May 1815 in KY; died 18 Mar 1879 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA. He was the son of 12. Joseph Smith, Sr. and 13. Katherine Kipplinger. He married 7. Almina Hill 23 Dec 1847 in Peoria Co, IL.

7. Almina Hill67,68,69,70,71,72, born 07 Apr 1823 in NY; died 09 Feb 1904 in Oklahoma City, OK72. She was the daughter of 14. Isaac Hill and 15. Mehitabel Bancroft.

Children of Joseph Smith and Almina Hill are:

3 i. Lucy Columbus Smith, born 15 Nov 1848 in Peoria Co, IL; died 21 Dec 1931 in Yukon, Canadian Co, OK; married Lewis Rosecrans 22 Jan 1865 in Page Co, IA.

ii. Elizabeth A. Smith73,74, born 31 May 1850 in IL; died Bet. 1860 - 1940.

iii. Mary A. Smith75,76,77,78,79,80, born 31 May 1850 in IL; died 19 Aug 1928 in Ripley, Payne Co, OK81; married (1) ? Stallard Bet. 1866 - 1873 in IA or MO; born Unknown in WV; died Bef. 1873 in IA or MO or OK; married (2) Lewis Lovell 02 Nov 1879 in Nodaway Co, MO; born 1852 in MN; died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in MO or OK.

More About Mary A. Smith:
Burial: Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, Payne Co, OK

iv. Joseph Hill Smith III82,83, born 02 Nov 1853 in IL; died 12 Apr 1909 in Ellis Co, OK84

v. Emaline Smith85, born 17 Jul 1855 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died Bet. 1855 - 1945.

vi. Evaline Smith85, born 17 Jul 1855 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 17 Jul 1855 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA.

vii. Nancy Smith86, born 05 Feb 1857 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; died 21 Jul 1948.

viii. Catherine M. Smith87,88,89, born 1862 in Page Co, IA; died 1918 in Oklahoma City, OK90; married (1) Gus Sleuter Bef. 1900; born Unknown in ?; died 1900 in OK90; married (2) ? Tompkins Aft. 1900; born Unknown in ?.

Notes for Catherine M. Smith:
1910 census - 2 marriages - 2 children born 0 living
More About Catherine M. Smith:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [57]
 
More About Gus Sleuter:
Burial: Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK [57]

 

 
Generation No. 3

 

8. Hezekiah Rosecrans91,92,93, born 19 Aug 1749 in Wantage Township, Sussex Co, NJ; died 14 Jun 1819 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA. He was the son of 16. Jacobus Rosecrans and 17. Catharina Cole. He married 9. Nancy Simpson 04 May 1795 in Beverly Randolph Co, WV.

9. Nancy Simpson93, born Abt. 1770 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died 18 Nov 1847 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA.

Notes for Hezekiah Rosecrans:
Hezekiah Rosencrance/Rosekrans was one of the early settlers of Randolph County and was the progenitor or all the Rosencrances in Randolph County if not the state of WV. He came to Randolph Co. between 1782 and 1784. He appears in the Hampshire Co. census in 1782 with a family of 4 and was in Jacob West fall, Sr. list of all white men in his former militia company area in 1784 which included what is now Randolph County.
Hezekiah was twice married. He married first Margriet Westfall. The only proof of this marriage is in the will of Jacob West fail in which he bequeath to Margriet Westfall, wife of Hezekiah Rosenkrans. According to Westfall historians, this Jacob Westfall was the grandfather of Margriet. I do not know what happened to Margriet and any children they may have had, but she was gone by 4 May 1795, when he married Nancy Simpson, daughter of John Simpson. According to the 1810 census of Randolph and later census records, none of the children could have been born before 1795. So, Nancy was the mother of all his living children.
Hezekiah's will is on record at the Randolph County Court House. It was written 20 Feb. 1819 and probated in April 1819. Where he is buried is uncertain. Some descendants say he is buried at the Arnold Hill Cemetery near the Elkins airport, but it is believed by this descendant that he is buried in a family cemetery on the Georgetown Road near his "plantation" home. Many years ago a hand hewn fieldstone with markings --legible to some extent with a magnifying glass-indicated it marked a grave of a Rosekrans born 19 Aug 1741 or 1747. Since he was the only Rosencrance in this area ham that early, it is assumed it was his burial place. The stone today is now gone, broken and trampled in the mud by cattle some years ago. Does it make a difference what year he was born? Of course it does! His father, Jacobus/James, was also married twice. If Hezekiah was born in 1741, his mother would have been Sarah Decker. If he was born in 1747, which a descendant of Solomon Rosenkrans, the youngest child and brother to Hezekiah says, then he is the son of James and Katherine Cole/Cool Rosenkrans.
Nancy was much younger than Hezekiah by 20 or 30 years. We are fairly certain she is buried at the Arnold Hill Cemetery. The only thing we know about her death is an entry in the George McLean Diary on December 17& 18 1847, which states "18 inches Deep on the 18 Cleered up warm Mother Rosecrovnce Departed this Liffe". Entry made on December 19, 1847, "made a coffin price 5 $." We believe the reference to "Mother Rosecrovnce" must have been Nancy as she would have been the only Rosencrance woman old enough to be called "Mother Rosencrance" by her friends and neighbors.
from: http://www.swcp.com/~dhickman/journals/V8I4/hrosencrance.html
By Phyllis Daniels

Children of Hezekiah Rosecrans and Nancy Simpson are:

i. Eli Rosencrans94, born 1796 in Randolph Co, VA; died 1825 in Randolph Co, VA.

Notes for Eli Rosencrans:
1. Eli, the oldest son, born about 1796, died 1825 from a falling tree while clearing land. His will recorded in Will Bk. 2, p. 180, bequeathed the estate left him by his father to his brother William, the youngest of his brothers.

ii. Catherine Rosencrans94, born 1798 in Randolph Co, VA; died 1831 in Randolph Co, VA.

Notes for Catherine Rosencrans:
2. Catherine was born about 1798. An entry in George McLean Diary on October 15, 1831 states "Catherine Rosencrans departed this life after an illness of 6 months. Made her Coffin".

iii. Mary Rosencrans95,96, born 1800 in VA; died 16 Jun 1870 in Barbour Co, VA.

Notes for Mary Rosencrans:
3. Mary was born about 1800, she was 50 years old in the 1850 census of Barbour County. She died 16 June 1870, in Barbour County. She married the 13 April 1825, William Huett/Hewitt. William who was gone in 1850 was the son of William Hewitt and Margaret Gregg Cornwall.

4 iv. Levi Rosecrans, born 1803 in Randolph Co, VA; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in IA or MO; married (1) Dorcas Westfall 08 Dec 1825 in Randolph Co, VA; married (2) Elizabeth Nelson Abt. 1843 in Washington Co, OH.

v. Hezekiah Rosencrans97,98,99, born 1807 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in VA; married Priscilla Borden; born 1816 in Monogalia Co, VA; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in VA.

Notes for Hezekiah Rosencrans:
5. Hezekiah, Jr. was born about 1807 and married Priscilla Borden of Monogalia County. They were residents of Gilmer County, WV in 1860 census.

vi. John Rosencrans100,101,102, born 1809 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in VA?; married Sarah Phillips; born 1810 in VA; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in VA?.

Notes for John Rosencrans:
6. John was born about 1809 and married Sarah Phillips, daughter of Moses Phillips. Moses Phillips was a devoted friend and neighbor of Hezekiah. Sarah, referred to as "Aunt Sally" by her neighbors, was the community doctor and nurse.

vii. Margaret Rosencrans103,104, born 1810 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Gilmer Co, WV; married Currence Wilmoth 13 Sep 1823 in Randolph Co, VA; born 31 Jul 1807 in Charlotte Co, VA; died 1857 in VA.

Notes for Margaret Rosencrans:
7. Margaret was born about 1806/1810 (She was 54 yrs. old in 1860 and 40 yrs. old in 1850 census records). She married Currence Wilmoth, son of Nicholas and Sidney (Currence) Wilmoth. They lived in Gilmer County in 1860 census and believed to be buried there. Currence Wilmoth was living with their son in the 1880 census of Gilmer County and Margaret was gone.

viii. Prudence Rosencrans105,106,107, born 1811 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died Bet. 1860 - 1890 in VA?.

Notes for Prudence Rosencrans:
known as Prudy. she was a small woman in statute, but was ripe in high temper. she lived to a ripe old age and made her home with her brother, John
8. Prudence was born about 1811. She never married and made her home with Margaret and Currence Wilmoth until they went to Gilmer County, then made her home with her brother, John.

ix. Susanna Rosencrans108,109,110,111, born 1813 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died 29 Mar 1891 in Custer Co, NE; married Jesse Canfield Wilmoth; born 1790 in VA; died 03 Feb 1893 in Custer Co, NE.

Notes for Susanna Rosencrans:
9. Lusanna (Susan) was born about 1813, married Jesse C. Wilmoth. They lived in Gilmer County, WV and both are buried there. They were close neighbors of her sister Margaret.
Then there was Sarah!! All census records and Hezekiah's will listed only 11 children. But, on September 10, 1832, a Sarah Rosencrance married Jesse Canfield naming her father as Hezekiah. Even the Canfield Family History named Jesse Canfield as the son of Daniel Canfield and that he married Sarah Rosencrance, but nothing more was known of them. No further trace of them until 1854 when Jesse Canfield and wife "Susan" residents of Gilmer County, WV, sold 50 acres of land on Shavers Mountain to Bushrod Coberly. The deed stated it was the same land deeded to Jesse and Susan in 1837 by Levi N. Wilmoth. I then looked at the deed made in 1837 and sure enough, the deed was made to Jesse C. Wilmoth and wife Susan for 50 acres on Shavers Mountain.
So the mystery of Sarah Rosencrance and Jesse Canfield is finally solved. There was no Sarah Rosencrance or Jesse Canfield. Susanna, was nicknamed Susan and Jesse C. Wilmoth was Jesse Canfield.
More About Susanna Rosencrans:
Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Victoria Twp, Custer Co, NE
 
More About Jesse Canfield Wilmoth:
Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Victoria Twp, Custer Co, NE

x. James Rosencrans112,113,114,115, born 1816 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died 11 Jul 1891 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA.

Notes for James Rosencrans:
10. James was born about 1816 and died 11 July 1891 and is buried at the Jesse Wamsley Cemetery on Becky's Creek. He married in 1841 Mary Jane Wamsley, daughter of Jesse and Sarah (Mace) Wamsley.

xi. William Rosencrans115, born 1819 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; died 1867 in Webster Station, Grafton Co, VA.

Notes for William Rosencrans:
11. William was born 1819 after the death of his father. He is listed in the 1840 census with his mother. I have been unable to find out what happened to him after that date. Some say he died at Webster Station, Grafton, WV, of a fever on his way home from the Civil War. On 27 September 1841 William deeded 100 acres of land to Joseph Hart. This was the land willed to him by his brother, Eli. This land is now part of the Rich Mountain Battlefield. These were called the Sugar Creek lands in the will of Hezekiah. The location of "Sugar Creek" in not known, unless it is now known as Beaver Creek.

 

 

12. Joseph Smith, Sr.116,117, born 1786 in MD; died 20 Mar 1852 in Near Princeton, Bureau Co, IL. He was the son of 24. Nicholas Smith and 25. Katie Soonatucker. He married 13. Katherine Kipplinger 26 Apr 1806 in KY.

13. Katherine Kipplinger117, born 1782 in PA; died 04 Nov 1835 in Ohio Twp, Bureau Co, IL.

Child of Joseph Smith and Katherine Kipplinger is:

6 i. Joseph Smith, Jr., born 18 May 1815 in KY; died 18 Mar 1879 in Bradyville, Page Co, IA; married Almina Hill 23 Dec 1847 in Peoria Co, IL.

 

 

14. Isaac Hill117, born 1787 in Rindge, Cheshire Co, NH; died 1848 in Prob. Bureau Co, IL. He married 15. Mehitabel Bancroft 07 Jan 1813 in Rindge, Cheshire Co, NH.

15. Mehitabel Bancroft118,119,120, born 24 Mar 1790 in NH; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Prob. Bureau Co, IL.

Children of Isaac Hill and Mehitabel Bancroft are:

7 i. Almina Hill, born 07 Apr 1823 in NY; died 09 Feb 1904 in Oklahoma City, OK; married Joseph Smith, Jr. 23 Dec 1847 in Peoria Co, IL.

ii. Benjamin C. Hill121,122, born 1825 in NY; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Page Co, IA; married Anna ?; born 1836 in OH; died Bet. 1870 - 1926 in IA?.

iii. Matilda Hill123,124, born 1827 in NY; died Bet. 1860 - 1917 in IL?.

iv. Job Hill125, born 1830 in NY; died Bet. 1850 - 1920 in IA?.

v. John N. Hill125,126,127,128, born Nov 1832 in NY; died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Bureau Co, IL.

 

 
Generation No. 4

 

16. Jacobus Rosecrans129, born 17 Mar 1702/03 in Rochester, Ulster Co, NY; died 13 Jan 1763 in Wantage Twp, Sussex Co, NJ. He married 17. Catharina Cole 13 Jan 1747/48 in Minisink Valley, Susex Co, NJ.

17. Catharina Cole129, born 1723 in Rochester, Ulster Co, NY; died 1792 in Wantage Twp, Sussex Co, NY.

Notes for Jacobus Rosecrans:
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from: www.rosenkrantz-genealogy.org
JACOBUS ROSENKRANS and Sara Dekkr had six children, and by Catharine Cole he had two children.
JACOBUS ROSENKRANS, second son of Dirk (9), was baptized in Rochester March 17, 1706, and married "Sara Dekker" about 1728. She was probably a granddaughter of the emigrant of the Decker family, Jan Gerretsen Decker, from Heerden Gelderland, Holland, who married in New York, Grietjen Hendrick Westercamp, 1664. He had sons, Hermanus and Hendrick, and perhaps others, but we have found only the family of Hendrick. Jacobus Rosenkrans’ wife Sara probably died about 1746, as he was received into the church at Machackemech (Port Jervis) September 18, 1746, and as a widower married Catharine Cole, January 13, 1748. The church records show that December 29, 1764, he had charge of certain church property kept in a "chest." As he was the first Rosenkrans settler near the Delaware, in New York, so his sons and grandsons were the first settlers in the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, and in Delaware County, Ohio. His son Daniel purchased, in Pennsylvania, about 1767, and his son John purchased in Ohio, 1810. He has many descendants in Pennsylvania and Ohio and states to the westward. He had seven children: Helena, Blandina, Daniel, Gertje and Johannis by his first wife, and Alida and Saloman by his second
Notes for Catharina Cole:
christened Jan 19, 1724 in Kingston, NY

Children of Jacobus Rosecrans and Catharina Cole are:

i. Alida Aulidaw Rosenkrans129, born Abt. 1749 in Minisink Twp, Orange Co, NY; died Bet. 1749 - 1849 in NY?.

8 ii. Hezekiah Rosecrans, born 19 Aug 1749 in Wantage Township, Sussex Co, NJ; died 14 Jun 1819 in Beverly, Randolph Co, VA; married (1) Margrietje Westfael Bet. 1774 - 1775 in Minisink Valley, Susex Co, NJ; married (2) Nancy Simpson 04 May 1795 in Beverly Randolph Co, WV.

iii. Josiah Rosenkrans129, born 25 Jan 1754 in Upper Smith Twp, PA; died 07 Apr 1820 in Preston, Wayne Co, PA.

iv. Salomon Rosenkrans129, born 13 Jan 1763 in Upper Smith Twp, PA; died 25 Apr 1832 in IL.

 

 

24. Nicholas Smith130, born Unknown in GERMANY; died Bet. 1786 - 1850 in MD or KY. He married 25. Katie Soonatucker 1780 in MD.

25. Katie Soonatucker130, born 1765 in MD; died Bet. 1786 - 1850 in KY.

Child of Nicholas Smith and Katie Soonatucker is:

12 i. Joseph Smith, Sr., born 1786 in MD; died 20 Mar 1852 in Near Princeton, Bureau Co, IL; married Katherine Kipplinger 26 Apr 1806 in KY.

 

 

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1. Census 1870 - MO - Atchison, Nodaway Co; p.499; ROLL: M593_795 (Rosearons).
2. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.86; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
3. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.2A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
4. Census 1910 - OK - Yukon Twp, Canadian Co; p.7A; ROLL: T624_1246; ED: 102.
5. Census 1920 - OK - Waldon, Grady Co; p.8B; ROLL: T625_1462; ED: 195.
6. Census 1930 - OK - Township 7, Craig Co; p.6B; ROLL: 1899; ED: 13.
7. Census 1880 - IA - Jackson, Wayne Co; p.383D; ROLL: T9_369; ED: 245.
8. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.2A; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
9. Census 1910 - OK - Yukon Twp, Canadian Co; p.7A; ROLL: T624_1246; ED: 102.
10. "Daily Oklahoman."
11. Census 1920 - OK - Waldon, Grady Co; p.8B; ROLL: T625_1462; ED: 195.
12. Census 1930 - OK - Township 7, Craig Co; p.6B; ROLL: 1899; ED: 13.
13. Census 1850 - IA - District 29, Lee Co; p.439; ROLL: M432_186 (Rosecrance).
14. Census 1860 - IA - Buchanan, Page Co; p.105; ROLL: M653_337.
15. Census 1870 - MO - Atchison, Nodaway Co; p.499; ROLL: M593_795 (Rosearons).
16. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.86; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
17. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
18. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
19. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
20. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
21. Census 1870 - MO - Atchison, Nodaway Co; p.499; ROLL: M593_795 (Rosearons).
22. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.86; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
23. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
24. Census 1910 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.302B; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 231.
25. Census 1920 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.16B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 97.
26. Census 1930 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.1A; ROLL: 1917; ED: 3.
27. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
28. Letter from Pat Koenig.
29. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
30. Census 1870 - MO - Atchison, Nodaway Co; p.499; ROLL: M593_795 (Rosearons).
31. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.86; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
32. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
33. Census 1910 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.2B; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 231.
34. Census 1920 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.5A; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 167.
35. Census 1930 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.1A; ROLL: 1917; ED: 3.
36. Marriage Records of Oklahoma Co, OK 1889-1907.
37. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic," Date of Import: Feb 13, 2002.
38. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.86; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
39. Census 1900 - OK - Skeleton, Garfield Co; p.10B; ROLL: T623_1336; ED: 61.
40. Census 1910 - OK - 1-Wd Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.22A; ROLL: T624_1265; ED: 181.
41. Census 1920 - OK - Deer Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.6A; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 103.
42. Census 1930 - OK - Deer Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.2B; ROLL: 1917; ED: 12.
43. Letter from Pat Koenig.
44. Census 1880 - IA - Jackson, Wayne Co; p.383D; ROLL: T9_369; ED: 245.
45. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
46. Census 1850 - IA - Keokuk, Lee Co; p.439; ROLL: M432_186 (Rosecrance).
47. Census 1860 - IA - Des Moines, Lee Co; p.109; ROLL: M653_330 (Rosecranch).
48. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
49. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic," Date of Import: Feb 13, 2002.
50. Census 1850 - IA - Keokuk, Lee Co; p.439; ROLL: M432_186 (Rosecrance).
51. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
52. Census 1850 - IA - Keokuk, Lee Co; p.439; ROLL: M432_186 (Rosecrance).
53. Census 1870 - WA - Claquaton, Lewis Co; p.147; ROLL: M593_1683.
54. Census 1880 - WA - Not Stated, Lewis Co; p.398A; ROLL: T9_1397; ED: 19.
55. Census 1900 - OH - Allen, Darke Co; p.16A; ROLL: T623_1261; ED: 49.
56. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
57. ROOTSWEB, "Electronic."
58. Census 1850 - OH - Belpre, Washington Co; p.280; ROLL: M432_738 (Rosecrous).
59. Census 1860 - IA - Buchanan, Page Co; p.104; ROLL: M653_337 (Rosecronse).
60. Census 1870 - IA - Buchanan, Page Co; p.395; ROLL: M593_414 (Rosecrans).
61. Census 1880 - MO - Des Moines, Clark Co; p.135A; ROLL: T9_681; ED: 36.
62. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
63. Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1956, "Electronic."
64. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
65. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
66. Letter from Pat Koenig.
67. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
68. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
69. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.85C; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
70. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
71. Letter from Pat Koenig.
72. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
73. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
74. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
75. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
76. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
77. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.85C; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
78. Census 1900 - OK - Spring Creek, Oklahoma Co; p.1B; ROLL: T623_1340; ED: 158.
79. Census 1910 - OK - 2-Wd Ripley, Payne Co; p.30A; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 185.
80. Census 1920 - OK - Cimarron, Payne Co; p.1B; ROLL: T625_1482; ED: 171.
81. Find A Grave, "Electronic."
82. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
83. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
84. ROOTSWEB, "Electronic."
85. Letter from Pat Koenig.
86. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
87. Census 1880 - MO - Atchinson, Nodaway Co; p.85C; ROLL: T9_706; ED: 254.
88. Census 1910 - OK - 3-Wd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co; p.222B; ROLL: T624_1266; ED: 219.
89. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
90. Olive Hill Cemetery Grave Marker.
91. Eva Loeffelbein, Rosencrance, Tacy, Purkey, Walden, "Electronic," Date of Import: Feb 13, 2002.
92. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic," Date of Import: Feb 13, 2002.
93. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
94. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic," Date of Import: Feb 13, 2002.
95. Census 1850 - VA - District 5, Barbour Co; p.46; ROLL: M432_935.
96. Census 1860 - VA - Not Stated, Barbour Co; p.191; ROLL: M653_1334.
97. Census 1850 - VA - District 52, Randolph Co; p.68; ROLL: M432_972.
98. Dennis Rosencrance, Rosencrance Family, "Electronic."
99. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
100. Census 1850 - VA - District 52, Randolph Co; p.70; ROLL: M432_972.
101. Census 1860 - VA - Not Stated, Randolph Co; p.51; ROLL: M653_1374.
102. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
103. Census 1850 - VA - District 52, Randolph Co; p.37; ROLL: M432_972.
104. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
105. Census 1850 - VA - District 52, Randolph Co; p.37; ROLL: M432_972.
106. Census 1860 - VA - Not Stated, Randolph Co; p.51; ROLL: M653_1374.
107. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
108. Census 1850 - VA - District 17, Gilmer Co; p.5; ROLL: M432_946.
109. Census 1870 - WV - Glenville, Gilmer Co; p.226; ROLL: M593_1686.
110. Census 1880 - WV - Glenville, Gilmer Co; p.164A; ROLL: T9_1402; ED: 139.
111. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
112. Census 1850 - VA - District 52, Randolph Co; p.30; ROLL: M432_972.
113. Census 1860 - VA - Not Stated, Randolph Co; p.36; ROLL: M653_1374.
114. Census 1870 - WV - Reynolds, Randolph Co; p.467; ROLL: M593_1698.
115. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
116. Census 1850 - IL - Dover, Bureau Co; p.211; ROLL: M432_99.
117. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
118. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
119. Census 1860 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_158.
120. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
121. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
122. Census 1860 - IA - Amity, Page Co; p.93; ROLL: M653_337.
123. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
124. Census 1860 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_158.
125. Census 1850 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.214; ROLL: M432_99.
126. Census 1860 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.0; ROLL: M653_158.
127. Census 1880 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.38C; ROLL: T9_177; ED: 3.
128. Census 1900 - IL - Bureau, Bureau Co; p.7B; ROLL: T623_238; ED: 3.
129. Eva Loeffelbein, Rosencrance, Tacy, Purkey, Walden, "Electronic," Date of Import: Feb 13, 2002.
130. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
 
Genealogy last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 
OHC Relations
 
  Laura ROSECRANS, daughter of Lewis and Lucy Rosecrans, married  George, one of the sons of James Nicholson who is buried at Olive Hill.
     The Nicholson family is related by marriage to the Bailey family
        The Bailey family is related by marriage to the Carson, Stickler, Sitlington, Meeker, Butler, Lay and Young families.
  Leonard ROSECRANS, grandson of Lewis and Lucy Rosecrans, married Mary Benne , the aunt of Delbert and Lula Benne
  Lucy Smith Rosecrans was the daughter of Almina Smith who is buried at Olive Hill.
     The Smith family is related by marriage to the Thompkins, Clinkscale, and Sleuter families.
 
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Leonard T. Rosecrans
(d.1972)