When I asked my brother Mark Presco why he didn’t contribute his words to Tom Snyder’s biography of our famous sister, he said this;

“I couldn’t think of anything nice to say about her, so I said nothing.”

Tom Snyder also was hard pressed to say anything nice about Christine Rosamond, too, and depicts her as The Destroyer of her own artistic legacy, she totally out of control, mentally ill, the sole reason she was in Financial Chaos. When I first talked to Stacey Pierrot two weeks after Christine drowned, she said she had not been paid in months, was broke, and was considering living near Jacci Belford. When she purchased the Rosamond estate, I wondered where she got the money. Did she get a loan from Mark Presco? If so, this would explain why our sister was demonized by Tom Snyder, and I and my mother demonized by Julie Lynch in her biography, where a sibling rivalry between Christine and I – is invented – a fake kindergarten teacher, employed!

The truth is, my brother Mark oppressed my gifts growing up – and after Christine died! That our sister Vicki is made out to be The Hero tells me Mark is in control, is the Puppet Master behind the curtain, and has utterly destroyed a Historic Artistic Legacy due his jealousy of the two gifted siblings he grew up around. Is it any wonder these two fictitious biographies – and the two movie scripts have not sold, for there exists a edict to vilify Christine Rosamond – at all costs! Did you know there is another biography out there, began (or completed) by Sandra Faulkner, who Christine chose to be her ghost writer?

When Stacey Pierrot came out with the Rosamond Gallery web-page 1997, she advertized Faulkner and her published book ‘Love Match’. Faulkner is quoted. Pierrot says Christine read Love Match, and seeing how much she and Sandra looked alike, hired her. For some reason she quit the project, keeping her advance. I wondered if Garth, or Mark put pressure on her to bend the truth, and she refused.

When I went to Carmel to attend Christine’s funeral, I went with my good friend I have known since 1966. His wife helped me with a legal matter in regards to my father’s partnership prints. My friend was asked to contribute to the biography of Jim Morison, who was influenced by Arthur Lee and Love. He was a good friend of Jim, and the Beat Poet, Michael McClure. He grew up with the gifted Stackpole family. Peter Stackpole was a photographer for LIFE magazine, whose favorite subject was our kinfolk, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. Our mutual kin, Carrie Fisher wrote a Rosamond screenplay. Rosamond’s boyfriend, Bryan McLean of Love, learned to swim in Liz’s swimming pool. My friend was friends of several people who were close with Christine whose real history has disappeared, or been severely altered.

What is truly remarkable to me, a person who has read many bios of famous artists, is the omission of Rosamond’s famous kinfolk, the Bentons. What is more astonishing, is that Mark Presco’s essay on the Woman’s Movement and Race, negates, and smears the truly historic work of John Fremont, and his wife, Jessie Benton. This husband and wife are Pathfinders when it comes to the formation of the Republican Abolitionist Party, that slave owners loathed. Above is a political cartoon that could have been rendered by the Conservative Republicans, who have demonized our black President, the Poor, the Socialists, the Woman’s Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and all Liberals.

Mark Presco is in the Benton Genealogy, and like me is kin to Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, who would be disgusted to know she is has a monster like Mark Presco in her Rosy Tree. The Fremont are turning in their grave after reading the vile words of Mark Presco aimed at destroying all they worked for. Alas, Mark Presco has made real history, and has been dragged from behind the curtain where he has lurked in the dark as a real Svengali, who asked me to include his disgusting essays in my biography of our beautiful sister.

I throw his essays into the gutter and spit on them. I have cut through the brambles and thorns to awaken Beauty and free a sleeping kingdom that was captured by an evil knight who pretended to rescue the Rosamond Artistic Legacy, and Drew Benton, who was nine when her mother drowned.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011

This caricature tries to link Frémont to other “strange” movements like temperance, feminists, socialism, free love, Catholicism and abolitionism.

Indeed, that is how Women began to think of themselves: as Princesses whose problems will be solved when Their Knight in shining armor comes along to whisk them off Their feet with romantic ardor and carry Them off to Their castle where They would live happily ever after in luxury. All a Woman has to do is be beautiful. Literature and Hollywood made a fortune pandering to this unrealistic Female fantasy, but Men have been burdened by trying to live up to these expectations. The entire Dating Game is based this one sided attitude. A Man is expected to pick a Women up at Her door, take Her out, wine Her and dine Her and otherwise entertain Her; win Her heart and earn Her love. The Man does all the giving, the Women all the taking. This is still the way Women expect to be treated and have shown no intention of changing it no matter how much They screech about Sexual Equality out of the other side of Their face. The last thing you can expect from a Female is to make an equal effort to establish or maintain a relationship.

This leads to another typical behavior of the traditional Female, blatant emotionalism. Women not only think they have a right to be emotional but an obligation to be emotional at all the right times. Many conflicts between Men and Women begin because Females take umbrage when they feel Men are not appropriately emotional. The position of the Woman’s Movement that sexual equality means that Men become more like Women by getting more in touch with Their emotions is, again, the exact opposite of reality. Since it is Females who want to change Their roles and since they want equal access to traditional Male roles it is Women who must change to adapt to these new roles. Women must get control of Their emotions. You can, however, make a pretty good argument that in order control your emotions you must understand them by getting in touch with them, but that doesn’t abrogate the responsibility to let reason and logic prevail.

Whenever white people try to take black people to task for their own failures in this country, out comes the slavery card, out comes the past injustice card or any other guilt trip black people can use to justify why they can’t be held responsible for anything in this country.
White people have stupidly fallen for this con game, especially the liberal white media. This is because most white people genuinely feel guilty about the behavior of a minority of white racists. Black people refuse to acknowledge that the civil rights movement was backed by the majority of white Americans, including the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court who were vastly majority white.

Whenever white people try to take black people to task for their own failures in this country, out comes the slavery card, out comes the past injustice card or any other guilt trip black people can use to justify why they can’t be held responsible for anything in this country.
White people have stupidly fallen for this con game, especially the liberal white media. This is because most white people genuinely feel guilty about the behavior of a minority of white racists. Black people refuse to acknowledge that the civil rights movement was backed by the majority of white Americans, including the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court who were vastly majority white. And it was white national guardsmen shoving guns in George Wallace’s face that really integrated The University of Alabama. Black people prefer to believe that it was Martin Luther King Jr. and Co. who stood alone and defeated the entire evil white empire.
A lifetime of listening to this; a lifetime of listening to black people try to blame it all on white people; a lifetime of listening to black people hold white people responsible for everything, hold themselves responsible for nothing; and a lifetime of listening to black people try to paint me as a white man to be their own personal white devil has left me with no sympathy for black people, no respect for black people and no desire to live with black people.

In 1860 the Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln for president, who won the presidency and then ran for reelection in 1864. The Radical Republicans, a group of hard-line abolitionists, were upset with Lincoln’s positions on the issues of slavery and post-war reconciliation with the southern states. On May 31, 1864, they nominated Frémont for president. This fissure in the Republican Party divided the party into two factions: the anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans, who nominated Frémont, and the pro-Lincoln Republicans. Frémont abandoned his political campaign in September 1864, after he brokered a political deal in which Lincoln removed Postmaster General Montgomery Blair from office.

In 1841 John C. Frémont married Jessie Benton, daughter of Sen. Thomas Hart Benton from Missouri.[10] Benton, Democratic Party leader for more than 30 years in the Senate, championed the expansionist movement, a political cause that became known as Manifest Destiny. The expansionists believed that the North American continent, from one end to the other, north and south, east and west, should belong to the citizens of the U.S. They believed it was the nation’s destiny to control the continent. This movement became a crusade for politicians such as Benton and his new son-in-law. Benton pushed appropriations through Congress for national surveys of the Oregon Trail (1842), the Oregon Territory (1844), the Great Basin, and Sierra Mountains to California (1845). Through his power and influence, Benton obtained for Frémont the position of leading each expedition.
[edit] Early expeditions

Col. Frémont
After attending the College of Charleston from 1829 to 1831,[11] Frémont was appointed a teacher of mathematics aboard the sloop USS Natchez. In July 1838 he was appointed a second lieutenant in the Corps of Topographical Engineers and assisted and led multiple surveying expeditions through the western territory of the United States and beyond. In 1838 and 1839 he assisted Joseph Nicollet in exploring the lands between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. In 1841 with training from Nicollet, Frémont mapped portions of the Des Moines River.
Frémont first met frontiersman Kit Carson on a Missouri River steamboat in St. Louis during the summer of 1842. Frémont was preparing to lead his first expedition and was looking for a guide to take him to South Pass. Carson offered his services, as he had spent much time in the area. The five-month journey, made with 25 men, was a success.
From 1842 to 1846 Frémont and his guide Carson led expedition parties on the Oregon Trail and into the Sierra Nevada. During his expeditions in the Sierra Nevada, Frémont became the first American to see Lake Tahoe. He is also credited with determining the Great Basin as endorheic, that is, having no outlet to the sea or a river. One of Frémont’s reports from an expedition inspired the Mormons to consider Utah for settlement.[10] He also mapped volcanoes such as Mount St. Helens.
Congress published Frémont’s “Report and Map”; it guided thousands of overland immigrants to Oregon and California from 1845 to 1849. In 1849 Joseph Ware published his Emigrants’ Guide to California, which was largely drawn from Frémont’s report, and was to guide the forty-niners through the California Gold Rush. Frémont’s report was more than a travelers’ guide – it was a government publication that achieved the expansionist objectives of a nation and provided scientific and economic information concerning the potential of the trans-Mississippi West for pioneer settlement.[12]

In 1856, Frémont’s antislavery position was instrumental in his being chosen as the first-ever Republican candidate for President. Jessie played an extremely active role in the campaign, rallying support for her husband. One particular campaign slogan read, “Frémont and Jessie too.” Her father, however, a lifelong Democrat, refused to endorse her husband’s bid for the presidency.
Frémont garnered many Northern votes, but ultimately lost the election to James Buchanan, though he did surpass the American Party candidate, Millard Fillmore. Frémont was unable to carry the state of California. If he had taken the state of Pennsylvania he would have won.
In the years following, the couple moved several times, living in California, St. Louis and New York. Some historians [3] suggest that she played an active role in the anti-Secession movement in California in 1861, but others[4] suggest her influence was less important than other anti-secessionist and anti-slavery speakers at the time, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe. When President Lincoln appointed Frémont as the Commander of the Department of the West in 1861, they returned to St. Louis.
Jessie Frémont served as her husband’s unofficial aide and closest adviser. They shared the belief that St. Louis was unprepared for war and needed reinforcements and supplies, and both pressured Washington, to send more supplies and troops. She threw herself into the war effort, helping to organize a Soldier’s Relief Society in St. Louis, and becoming very active in the Western Sanitary Commission, which provided medicine and nursing to soldiers injured in the war.
One of the most impressive feats of her political career came shortly after Frémont lost his position during the Civil War for issuing his own edict of emancipation, summarily freeing all of the slaves in Missouri, which antedated Lincoln’s own Emancipation Proclamation. Jessie actually traveled to Washington, and pleaded with Lincoln on behalf of her husband, but to no avail.[5]
Jesse Benton Frémont invited Horace Greely to her home in Mariposa and encouraged him to visit Yosemite Valley where he was influenced later to write in favor of federal protection of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia. Galen Clark who is often credited with protecting the Mariposa Grove credited Jessie Benton Frémont for helping with the effort to encourage President Abraham Lincoln to sign the Yosemite Grant in 1864.

Thomas Hart Benton(April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalistart movement. His fluid, almost sculpted paintings showed everyday scenes of life in the United States. Though his work is strongly associated with the Midwest, he painted scores of works of New York City, where he lived for more than 20 years; Martha’s Vineyard, where he summered for much of his adult life; the American South; and the American West.

Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, into an influential family of politicians and powerbrokers. Benton’s father, Maecenas Benton, was a lawyer and U.S. congressman. His namesake, great-uncle Thomas Hart Benton, was one of the first two United States Senators elected from Missouri. As a result of his father’s political career, Benton spent his childhood shuttling between Washington D.C. and Missouri, spending one year at Western Military Academy in 1905-06, and was part of two different cultures. Benton rebelled against his father’s grooming him for a future political career, and preferred to develop his interest in art. As a teenager, he worked as a cartoonist for the Joplin American newspaper, in Joplin, Missouri.[citation needed]
In 1907 Benton enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago, but left for Paris in 1909 to continue his art education at the Académie Julian. In Paris, Benton met other North American artists, such as the Mexican Diego Rivera and Stanton Macdonald-Wright, an advocate of Synchromism. Benton subsequently adopted a Synchromist style from MacDonald-Wright’s influence.[2]

http://www.sandrafaulkner.com/bio.htm

h Piazzoni, Stackpole went to France again in 1922, taking his family; he enrolled his nine-year-old son in the École Alsacienne, a private school in Paris. The two artists wished to investigate the most modern trends in Europe,[9] and they encountered Diego Rivera.[10] While there, Stackpole’s marriage unraveled, and he returned to the Bay Area in 1923 with a 24-year-old French still life artist and model named Francine Mazen, nicknamed “Ginette”; his wife and son returned after the school year to take up residence across the bay in Oakland. Stackpole obtained a divorce, and then married Ginette in Mexico.
In late 1923, Stackpole organized a major art exhibit, in partnership with Piazzoni. This was the first large-scale art show in San Francisco since 1915; there had been no expected rush of artists after the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The exhibit, held in Polk Hall in the Civic Auditorium, was companion to a nearby print exhibit which included Gauguin and Matisse works. Critic and author Laura Bride Powers felt that the event was a disappointment—it displayed “inconspicuous examples” of leading artists, and failed to show any Picasso, avant-garde or Dadaist works.[11]

http://www.life.com/gallery/52391/image/ugc1143891/elizabeth-taylor-unpublished-pics#index/0

From: “Jimmy Rosamond”
Subject: [OHGUERNS] Rosemond Descendants in Guernsey County OH
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:14:56 -0500

I am looking for descendants of Philip Rosemond and Moses Morton Rosemond
who lived in Guernsey County, OH in the mid-1800s. This family descended
from a James Rosemond who lived in County Leitrim, Ireland in the early
1700s. Other members of this same family settled in Lanark, Ontario, Canada.
The southern Rosamond family is also said to be descended from this same
family, as are the Rosamond families in Australia and New Zealand. I am
trying to tie all the branches of the family together. The information on
the family in Guernsey County, OH is shown below. I’d appreciate hearing
from anyone who has any information regarding this family.

The reference for the earlier generations of this family is the booklet “The
History of the Rosemond Family” by Leland Eugene Rosemond, 1939.

Thanks.

Descendants of Moses Morton Rosemond

Generation No. 1

1. MOSES MORTON11 ROSEMOND (PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES
“JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT)1,2,3,4
was born Bet. 1843 – 1845 in Guernsey County, Ohio5,6. He married MARTHA E
LIKES7,8 26 Jul 1868 in Guernsey County, OH9. She was born Abt. 1847 in
Ohio.

More About MOSES ROSEMOND and MARTHA LIKES:
Marriage: 26 Jul 1868, Guernsey County, OH9

Children of MOSES ROSEMOND and MARTHA LIKES are:
2.i.ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, b. Jun 1869, Guernsey County,
Ohio; d. 1937, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.
ii.FRANK ROSEMOND.

Notes for FRANK ROSEMOND:
Never married.

iii.JESSIE ROSEMOND.

Notes for JESSIE ROSEMOND:
Never married.

iv.MABLE ROSEMOND, m. HOWARD YOUNG.
v.W F ROSEMOND.

Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND (MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8,
UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE
ROUGEMONT)9,10 was born Jun 1869 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 1937 in
Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. She married FRANCIS MARION TAYLOR
Abt. 1895, son of PETER TAYLOR and MARGARET PERIGO. He was born Abt. 1860
in California, and died 1946.

More About FRANCIS TAYLOR and ELIZABETH ROSEMOND:
Marriage: Abt. 1895

Children of ELIZABETH ROSEMOND and FRANCIS TAYLOR are:
3.i.FRANCES LYNN13 TAYLOR, b. 28 Dec 1897, Springfield, Sangamon
County, Illinois; d. 20 Nov 1968, Los Angeles County, California.
ii.JOHN TAYLOR.

Generation No. 3

3. FRANCES LYNN13 TAYLOR (ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, MOSES MORTON11,
PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4,
FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT) was born 28 Dec 1897 in Springfield,
Sangamon County, Illinois, and died 20 Nov 1968 in Los Angeles County,
California. He married SARA VIOLA WARMBRODT 23 Oct 1926, daughter of SAMUEL
WARMBRODT and ELIZABETH WILSON. She was born 21 Aug 1896 in Arkansas City,
Cowley, Kansas, and died 11 Sep 1994 in Palm Springs, Riverside County,
California.

More About FRANCES TAYLOR and SARA WARMBRODT:
Marriage: 23 Oct 1926

Child of FRANCES TAYLOR and SARA WARMBRODT is:
4.i.ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR, b. 27 Feb 1932, London, London
County, England.

Generation No. 4

4. ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR (FRANCES LYNN13, ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND,
MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS
ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT) was born 27 Feb 1932 in
London, London County, England. She married (1) RICHARD BURTON. He was
born 10 Nov 1925 in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK. She married (2) JOHN WILLIAM
WARNER. She married (3) LAWRENCE LEE FORTENSKY. She married (4) CONRAD
NICHOLSON HILTON 06 May 1950. He was born 06 Jul 1926 in Dallas, Dallas
County, TX, and died 05 Feb 1969 in Los Angeles County, California. She
married (5) MICHAEL WILDING 21 Feb 1952. He was born 23 Jul 1912 in
Westcliffe on Sea, Essex County, England, and died 08 Jul 1979 in London,
London County, England. She married (6) MIKE TODD 02 Feb 1957. He was born
22 Jun 1907 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died 23 Mar 1958 in Grants,
Cibola County, New Mexico. She married (7) EDDIE FISHER 12 May 1959. He
was born 10 Aug 1928 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

More About CONRAD HILTON and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Divorce: 01 Feb 1951
Marriage: 06 May 1950

More About MICHAEL WILDING and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Divorce: 30 Jan 1957
Marriage: 21 Feb 1952

More About MIKE TODD and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Marriage: 02 Feb 1957

More About EDDIE FISHER and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Divorce: 06 Mar 1964
Marriage: 12 May 1959

Child of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and RICHARD BURTON is:
i.MARIA15 BURTON.

Children of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and MICHAEL WILDING are:
ii.MICHAEL HOWARD15 WILDING.
5.iii.CHRISTOPHER WILDING.

Child of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and MIKE TODD is:
6.iv.ELIZABETH FRANCES15 TODD.

Generation No. 5

5. CHRISTOPHER15 WILDING (ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR, FRANCES LYNN13,
ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8,
UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE
ROUGEMONT) He married AILEEN GETTY.

Children of CHRISTOPHER WILDING and AILEEN GETTY are:
i.CALEB16 WILDING.
ii.ANDREW WILDING.

6. ELIZABETH FRANCES15 TODD (ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR, FRANCES LYNN13,
ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8,
UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE
ROUGEMONT) She married HAROLD HAP TIVEY.

Children of ELIZABETH TODD and HAROLD TIVEY are:
i.QUINN16 TIVEY.
ii.RHYS TIVEY.

He learned to swim in Elizabeth Taylor’s pool

Peter Stackpole was an American photographer. Along with Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, and Thomas McAvoy, he was one of Life Magazine’s first staff photographers. He won a George Polk Award in 1954 and taught photography at the Academy of Art University. He also wrote a column in U.S. Camera for fifteen years. He was the son of sculptor Ralph Stackpole.

Ralph Ward Stackpole(May 1, 1885 – December 13, 1973) was an American sculptor, painter, muralist, etcher and art educator, San Francisco’s leading artist during the 1920s and 1930s. Stackpole was involved in the art and causes of social realism, especially during the Great Depression, when he was part of the Federal Art Project for the Works Progress Administration(WPA). Stackpole was responsible for recommending that architect Timothy L. Pfluegerbring Mexican muralist Diego Riverato San Francisco to work on the San Francisco Stock Exchange and its attached office tower in 1930–31.[2] His son Peter Stackpole became a well-known photojournalist.

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