Monthly Archives: July 2011

We Are Kin To Issac Hull

Aunt Lillian told me that in a copy of her father’s book ‘Bound In Clay’ Royal Rosamond claims he descends from Sir Issac Hull, a Captain of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel in the United States Navy. The … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Early California Writers

According to my aunt Lillian, her father, Royal Rosamond, taught Earle Stanley Gardener the rudiments of writing. In a taped interview Lillian told me she would fall asleep in the Rosamond home in Ventura to the sound of Roy and … Continue reading

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George Wharton James

On June 11th. my daughter, my grandson, and I flew to Arizona for a family reunion. I had not seen or communicated with my sister, Victoria, in fourteen years. The death of our aunt Lillian, and the vanishing of our … Continue reading

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