Patriot Samuel Rosamond

Samuel Roseman was a member of the South Carolina Militia and a Scout for Francis Marion the “Swamp Fox” who Mel Gibson’s character was based on in the movie `The Patriot’. Samuel was the brother of my great, great, great grandfather, James Rosamond, who was also in the South Carolina Militia, and more then likely fought alongside his brother and Francis Marion. There may be a chance my grandfather, Frank Wesley Rosamond was named after Francis, as were other Rosamonds

“Marion Francis “Frank” ROSAMOND”

Because of this new uncovered history, I find my grandfather’s claim, that his mother, Ida Rose, is the offspring of Sir Issac Hull, a Captain of the U.S.S. Constitution to be very credible. It is alleged
Captain Hull had no children, but, he was a sailor and visited many ports.

“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”.

“Samuel and James ROSAMOND both served in the SC militia during the Revolution. Samuel was a lieutenant under Adam Crain Jones and as a captain under Colonel Anderson.”

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

[11]James served in the Revolutionary War in the Ninety-Six District before and after the fall of Charleston. The Siege of Charleston occurrend in 1790 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 fine 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.

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of John McAdams

State of South Carolina Abbeville District

On this 2nd day of October 1832 personally appeared before me James A. Black a Justice of Quorum in and for the District of Abbeville in the State of South Carolina John McAdams
Esquire a resident of the District of Abbeville and State aforesaid aged 73 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.

That he entered the service under cap major Williamson [Andrew Williamson] (afterwards General), the company commanded by Adam C. Jones [Adam Crain Jones] a Capt.,
the first Lieut.’s name was Samuel Roseman 1, that he entered the service about the 15th of November 1775 as a volunteer Militia man and continued to serve until the last of February 1776 when he was discharged, that he resided in Abbeville District South Carolina, when he entered this Service, that they rendezvoused at Ninety Six in the State of South Carolina where they remained for some time then they marched into Laurens District to what was called the Snowy Camp near which place they had a skirmish with a party of Tories at or near Reedy River that they remained at that settlement until their time expired when they were discharged after being
out about 3 months & a half.

That he again volunteered under Capt. Adam C. Jones Samuel Roseman Lieut. and rendezvoused at home’s old field from there they went to Barkers Creek where Major Williamson
was promoted to a Col. who commanded the expedition, that they marched into the Cherokee Nation of Indians up to Keowee River to a place called Sugar Town that they had several
engagements with the enemy’s cut down and destroyed much corn burnt several towns & drove the Indians from the frontier settlements that Andrew Pickens (afterwards General Pickens) acted as a Major in this service, that he resided in Abbeville District when he entered this service and
was out on this occasion about 5 months when he was discharged.

That he again entered the service as a volunteer Militia man under Capt. Adam C. Jones Lieut. Samuel Roseman that they rendezvoused at a place called Cunnings Ford on Hard Labor
Creek in Abbeville District where they joined the General Williamson & out for Florida, that they crossed the Savannah River at Augusta that passed on through Georgia crossed the St. Mary’s and went to St. John’s, that they returned to Midway in the State of Georgia where they were discharged & sent home that he entered this Service on the 8th day of May 1778 and got discharged about the first of November 1778 having been in service about 6 months on this

That he aga in volunteered under Col. Pickens Capt. Jones commanding the company with Lieut. Roseman that they set out after a set of Tories under a Col. Boyd, that they crossed

Bobbie G. Moss lists this man as Samuel Rosamond in his SC Roster.

Savannah River at the Cherokee Ford in and overtook them at Kettle Creek and destroyed them that he was out on this occasion about 6 weeks and was discharged.

That he again volunteered under Capt. Adam C. Jones and marched to the High hills of Santee and joined the Gov. Rutledge and Pickens that they were on the way when they heard that Charleston had fell into the hands of the British that he was discharged & came home. He entered the service about the first April 1780 & left it about the first June 1780 being gone about 2 months on this occasion.

That he again entered the service as a volunteer and went with Capt. Jones and joined General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] at the siege of Ninety Six and stayed with him during the Siege — that he was out in this service about one month.
That immediately after the Siege of Ninety Six he joined Capt. Robert Maxwell’s Company of Rangers war frontier guards and served in that capacity in Laurens District for 10
months watching the safety of the settlements & keeping the Tories in awe this Scout was ordered by General Greene for the safety of the country, that he entered this service in the spring of 1781 and served until the following fall that in addition to all the above service he did do several short tours of service on several emergencies but too short to be noticed here, and that he has no documentary evidence of his service.

That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any State.
Sworn to & subscribed the 2nd day of October 1832 before me.
S/ John McAdam, X his mark
S/ James A. Black, JQ
[Arthur Williams, a clergyman, and Cador Gantt gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

South Carolina Abbeville District

Personally came before me the subscribing Justice Thomas Milford 2 aged 76 who being first duly sworn on his oath saith that he was one of the Soldiers under the command General Williamson in his expedition to Florida in 1778 That he was well acquainted with the applicant John make Adam Esquire and that expedition that he knew him well & believes he served out his time faithfully & that he does know that the said McAdams was generally out in the service and
bore the name of a good soldier.

Sworn to and subscribed the 4th of October 1832 before me
S/ James A. Black, JQ
S/ Thomas Milford

South Carolina Abbeville District

Be it known that on this 14th day of June 1833 before me James A. Black a Justice of thequorum in and for the District aforesaid personally appeared John McAdam Esquire aged 73
years and on oath make the following amendment and explanation of his declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832 the is
That he served in his first tour under cap major Williamson in Capt. Jones Company as set forth in his declaration 3 months and a half.

That he entered his 2nd tour under General Williamson & Major Pickens on the 5th July 1776 and left it or was discharged the 10th day of December 1776 being out in this tour 5 months
& 5 days.

That he entered his 3rd tour of service (or Florida expedition as it was called) on the 8th day of May 1778 and was discharged on the first day of November 1778 being in service on this occasion 4 months & 22 days.

That he entered his 4th tour or expedition to Kettle Creek in Georgia (as it was then called) as he thinks in the year 1776 and served 6 weeks on that occasion.

That he entered his 5th tour of service under Gov. Rutledge & Pickens (before the fall of Charleston) on the first of April 1780 and was discharged on the first June 1780 being in service 2 months on that occasion.

That he entered the 6th tour of service under General Greene at the Siege of Ninety Six in May 1781 as he believes and was out one month on this occasion.

That he entered his 7th tour of service with Capt. Maxwell’s Rangers as they were called on the first of June 1781 that he served in this Corps until the first April 1782 being out 10
months on this occasion, as will be seen by his original declaration.

He also on oath makes the following answers to the 7 interrogatories prescribed by the War department

Qu 1st Where and in what year were you born?
Ans: I was born in the County Down in Ireland in the year 1759.
Qu 2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?
Ans: I have no record of my age but when I made by the information of my parents, in my family Bible
Qu 3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live?
Ans: In Abbeville District South Carolina on the same plantation then since & now
Qu 4th How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer or were you a substitute, and if in substitute, for whom?
Ans: I was always a volunteer
Qu 5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops when you served, such Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general
circumstances of your service.
Ans: I was acquainted with General Greene at the Siege of Ninety Six of the regulars or continentals that he does not recollect the name (or Number) of any Regiment with which he
Qu 6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it?
Ans: I did Received several discharges signed by my Capt. Adam C. Jones all of which were burned in my house in the month of March 1784.
Qu 7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in your services as a soldier in the revolution.
Ans: I am acquainted with James Wardlaw Esquire Col. Patrick Noble Col. Alexander Bowie Joseph Black Esquire James A. Black Esquire Lemuel Trible Esquire Cador Gantt Esquire the
Rev. Arthur Williams Rev. Hugh Dickson Rev. William Barr James Latemore Thomas Jade Gray and others

Sworn to and subscribed the day & year first above written before me
S/ James A. Black JQ
S/ John McAdam, X his mark

[fn p. 19, on October 9, 1853 and Abbeville District South Carolina, Sarah McAdams, 82, filed for a widows pension stating that she is the widow of John McAdams, deceased, a pensioner at the rate of $80 per annum for his services in the revolution; that she married him in the summer
1806; that she has no record of her marriage; she does have you family record showing the date of birth of her first child [daughter Jane] after the marriage being February 19, 1808; that her husband died November 11 1834; and that she remains his widow.]

[fn p. 30, on July 12, 1866, the widow, 95, still living in Abbeville District, South Carolina, applied for the reinstatement of her pension benefits.]

The backwoods of Georgia held many challenges for the British Army. Many of the people in Georgia were strongly anti-British. On February 11, 100 Patriots attack them while crossing Van(n)’s Creek in spite of being outnumbered by the British force.. On February 14, when Col. James Boyd and 700 British loyalists set up camp along Kettle Creek, they knew to be prepared for an attack. Things were not going well for the Loyalists. Boyd is expecting additional men to assist in a strike against the Patriots. His men are not regulars and dissention fills the ranks. And the skirmish at Vann’s Creek alert Cols. John Dooly and Andrew Pickens to the Loyalist’s presence in Wilkes County. As was the custom, the Loyalist send scavengers out to find food.

That morning, about 150 men were out searching for food when Pickens attacked. With a combined total of 340 men, the Patriots attacked in 3 columns, Col. Dooly on the right, Pickens in the middle, and Lt. Col. Elijah Clark, Dooly’s second in command, on the left. A small advance guard was sent in front of the columns to scout the British. Col. Pickens scouts were surprised by Boyd’s Loyalist sentries and opened fire.

Alerted to the attack by the sound of gunfire, Boyd rallied his men and advanced with a small group to the top of a nearby hill, where they waited behind rocks and fallen trees for the Patriots. To the left and right, the men under command of Dooly and Clarke had problems crossing the high water of the creek and nearby swamps.

Pickens continued his advance to the fence on top of the hill, where Boyd’s men awaited the advancing Americans. On the approach of Pickens, the Loyalists opened fire. Men at the lead of the column fell victim to the first rounds. Clarke and Dooly, unable to advance quickly through the cane, were helpless. By all accounts, outnumbered and caught by surprise, the Patriots were losing the battle.

After the successful ambush, Boyd ordered his men to retreat to the camp by Kettle Creek. In one of those events frequently labeled as fate, Boyd fell to the ground, dying from a musket ball. Seeing this, his troops panicked and an orderly withdrawal turned into a nightmare for the 600 men under his command.

Pickens rallied and advanced his men towards the Loyalist camp. At the same time, Dooly’s men emerged from the swamp. Surrounded on 3 fronts, with the creek to their back, about 450 Tories followed Boyd’s second in command, Maj. Spurgen, across Kettle Creek. While they were crossing the creek, Clarke emerged on the other side and charged with 50 men. The Loyalists fled, soundly defeated.

The men who fled the battlefield eventually made their way back to Wrightsville, although some were captured and hung later that year. Pickens, who became famous for his many battles in the Revolutionary War, would later write that Kettle Creek was the “severest chastisement” for the Loyalists in South Carolina and Georgia. Dooly was later brutally murdered by British Regulars.

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.

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  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    I grabbed the Gadson flag from the Tea Party Traitors who shame the poor in order to empower the rich. Today, a hundred voices of Freedom are demanding that Confederate flag be taken down in South Carolina.

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