I have the Bond Woman – covered!
When I read in my grandfather’s little book ‘At Martha Healey’s Grave’ that his mother was Ida Louisiana Rose, I wondered if Royal Rosamond was using his Poetic License. Then I found the Marriage certificate of William Rosamond and Ida Rose of Louisiana. Alas, I found Ida Rose’s genealogy. Royal and I descend from John Rosamond-Rosemond who attended the Providence Church in Virginia along with the following;
John Houston, Matthew Houston, Samuel Houston, Joseph Kennedy,
These men came from Ireland and Scotland and I suspect they are kin to John F. Kennedy, and Samuel Houston who made Texas the Lone Star State. The Rosamond family fought in the Revolutionary War. Royal published his poems and stories in Out West magazine.
Our ancestor Sergeant de Rougemont went with William of Orange of Holland to conquer England in the name of the Protestant religion. It is said he was offered Catholic lands…
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