My Ancestor – James Rosamond

My direct great grandfather fought in the War of Independence. You will read the term “Free white males”. This is applies to indentured servants.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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Geni – James Rosamond (1754-1806)- Abbeville

(1) Source: Jimmy Rosamond <jdrosamond@comcast.net>.

(2) Moss, Boby Gilmer, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994, p. 831:

Rosamond, James

He served in the militia before and after the fall of Charleston. A.A.6597; W651.

(3) South Carolina – Land Grants (1784-1800) [database online], Genealogy.com:

This data set is an index to South Carolina land grants from 1784-1800. Information listed in this index includes the name of the individual receiving the grant, the year in which the land grant was issued, and source information including the class number, volume number, and page number where the original record may be found. The land grant records this index references are located at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia. The same records can also be found at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah on microfilms 022531-022580. The microfilmed copies of these records available from the FHL may also be circulated to your local Family History Center.

Rosamand, James State: South Carolina Year: 1785 Volume: 6 Page: 305 Class: 1

Rosamond, James State: South Carolina Year: 1787 Volume: 19 Page: 478 Class: 1

[The following information may also relate to James ROSAMOND, whose surname was sometime spelled ROSEMOND.]

Rosemond, James State: South Carolina Year: 1786 Volume: 13 Page: 133 Class: 2

(4) South Carolina Department of Archives and History:

Rosemond, James of Abbeville County, Will Typescript (Mss Will: Estate Record Book 1, Page 329; Estate Packet: Box 80, Pkg 1949) (2 Frames):

WILL OF JAMES ROSEMOND

In the Name of God amen, I James Rosemond of the State of South Carolina and Abbeville County being in a tolerable state of health but Calling to mind the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in way and manner following that is to say I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral Charges be paid & satisfied Imprimus I Leave and bequeath to Marry my Loving Wife two Negro Wenches that is one Named Nell and the other Charity and likewise two Negro boys one Named Ralph and the other Sam for her use and for the Maintainence of her and my Children during her Life and Likewise my Wife shall have three horses that is to say my Brown horse and Black Gray & young Bay mare and plantation tools sufficient to work the plantation and Likewise I Leave for her use my whole stock of Cattle Excepting two or three which I allow her to Give to her Son James when she thinks he has ocassion for them and Likewise for the use of my wife and Children I Leave the one half of my hogs & sheep and the other half to be sold and Likewise I Give to my Wife all the household furniture that she thinks she has Occassion for Item I will and desire tha my Son Nathaneil shall have my Negro Smart but that he shall be sold and the money to be put to Interest untill he the sd. Natl. does Come of age and Likewise to my Son Natl I Give and bequeath my part of a tract of nine hundred and forty seven acres of Land Lying in Lawrence County on the Waters of Saluda and Reedy rivers near to where Ruben Piles Esqur now Lives Item to my son Thomas I leave and bequeath my Negro named George Item to my son Benjamin I Leave and bequeath my Negro girl named Jenny Item to my son Samuel I Leave & bequeath my Negro girl named Elon Item to my Daughter Mary I Leave & bequeath my Negro girl named Nancy. Item I Leave and bequeath to my three sons Thomas Benjamin and Samuel the Rest of my Lands to be Equally Devided amongst them to be given to them as they Come of age but the tract I now live on I alow my Wife to have the use of it while she Lives and at her death the Same to be divided as above. Item the Negro fellow Sam that I purchased from George Welded and my Stills and all my other property not above mentioned I desire that they shall be sold at publick Sale to the highest bidder except one horse Calld my young Bay and a saddle which I give to my wifes son James Dahorty Item my will is that at the Death of my Wife the four Negroes that I Leave to her for her Maintainence for Life Shall be Devided amongst my four Sons Nathaniel, Thomas, Benjamin and Samuel in manner following that is to say to my son Nathaniel I Leave and bequeath my Negro wench named Nell and to my son Thomas l Leave and bequeath the Above named aegro girl Named Charity, and to my son Benjamin I Leave & bequeath the above named Ralph and to my son Samuel I Leave and bequeath the above named Negro Sam My two sons Nathneal Thomas if their Negros should have any increase before she comes of age shall make up an equal proportion with one of them selves to my Daughter Mary and if they the sd. wenches should not have any encrease my four Sons shall make up to my Daughter Mary an equal proportion with them selves without exposing any of the the sd Negroes to sale Item my will and Desire is that all the monies arising from the sale of the above mentioned after paying all my just Debts shall be equally Devided between my wife and four sons and a horse and saddle to my Daughter Mary besides her equal share with the rest and I do hereby Constitute and ordain this my last will and Testament and desire it to be Received by all as such and I do hereby make & Disanul all former Wills and testaments by me made or ordained and I do Constitute and ordain Samuel Rosemond and James Watts Executors and mary my Wife executrix of this my last will and testament Given under my hand and sealed with my seal this fifteenth day of July A.D. one thousand seven hundred and ninety five.

James Rosemond (seal)

Signed sealed in presence of

Jas. Watts Wm Norwood Robert Ingram

Recorded in Will Book 1 Page 329 Box 80 Pkg 1949 Proven July 10th 1806 Recorded date not available A. Banton O.A.D.

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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 occurred 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 find 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. From info received from Ruth: “The census listing shows him as living in the Ninety-Six District 1 male & 1 female age 40-50, 2 males under 16 years and 9 slaves.” This can’t be the 1790 census data as that census didn’t break down the ages except the males, and that only younger and older than 16. Also, there is no 40-50 age group for the 1800 census. This breakdown didn’t occur until at least 1830, so where did this data come from? A trans”Polly”cribed copy of his will is located in the SC Archives in Columbia, SC. A copy also appears on a separate page within this web site. James’ will was recorded in Abbeville County, 10 July 1806. He and his brother Samuel are mentioned in their sister Jean Rosamond’s will. From “Mississippi Ancestors” “ROSAMOND, James, Soldier, S.C., b. Abbeville, S.C., d. aft 8 June 1805, Abbeville, S.C., m ca 1778-79, wf Mary Dohorty, Abbeville, S.C., d aft 15 July 1795; ch, Thomas (Rev.), b 1788, Abbeville Dist., S.C., d. prob Jan 1862 Yalobusha Co., Miss., m Elizabeth A. Williams, ca 1820-21, b 20 Apr 1805, Kershaw Dist., S.C., d 23 Apr 1857, Yalobusha Co., Miss.; Nathaniel, b ca 1786, m (1) Mary Lighon, (2) Amy Powell; Benjamin, b ca 1784; Samuel b ca 1782; Mary, b ca 1780. ca 1778 when James was 24, he first married Lettice ?, F. Born ca 1757. Lettice died ca 1793, she was 36. The big question is who was James’ first wife???? One record shows her as Lettice, others speculate that she was Dorothy Hodges, sister to Sarah and Richard Hodges who married Samuel and Sarah F. Rosamond respectively, and some still believe it could be Mary Doherty (Daugherty), although that now seems very unlikely. If her name was Lettice, she might have been a Jones. Alternate spellings for Lettice – Letice, Letitia, Lettitia, Leticia, Letticia, … They had the following children:

i. Mary, R255, F. Born ca 1780.

1820 Census of Abbeville County shows a Mary Rosamond over 45 years old as a Head of Household with no one else living with her. This is probably her as she is right next door to James’ sons Samuel and Benajmin, and only 11 houses away from Nathaniel Jones Rosamond.

22 ii. Nathaniel Jones, M (ca1784-ca1840) 23 iii. Thomas A., M (1787-1861) 24 iv. Benjamin, M (1790-1870) 53 viii. Nancy Narcissus, F (1828-1921)
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James served in the Revolutionary War in the Ninety-Six Districtbefore and after the fall of Charleston. The Siege of Charlestonoccurrend in 1790 by the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.James furnished 150 lbs. of pork to the militia in 1782. Heobtained land grants as a result of his service in the war. Anabstract of his service in the Revolutionary War is on file atthe Historical Commission in South Carolina.

James may have been married to a Dorothy/Norah Hodges (daughteror John Hodges and Elizabeth ?) prior to marrying MaryDaugherty. 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 thedate he married Mary.

In the first national census in 1790, James, his brother Samuel,and his mother Sarah were the only Rosamond Heads of Householdlisted in South Carolina. The census listing shows as living inthe Ninety-Six District 1 male & 1 female age 40-50, 2 malesunder 16 years and 9 slaves.

A transcripted copy of his will is located in the SC Archives inColumbia, SC. A copy also appears on a separate page withinthis web site.

He and his brother Samuel are mentioned in their sister JeanRosamond’s will. Sources: 1.Type: Book Author: Bobby Gilmer Moss Periodical: Roster of SC Patriots in the American Revolution 2.Text: Absract of Revolutionary War account, Historical Commission,South Carolina 3.Text: South Carolina Roster of American Revolutionary War Patriots 4.Text: Will of James Rosamond, SC Archives, Columbia, SC 5.Type: Census Place: Ninety-Six District, South Carolina


A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA (Soldier). DAR Ancestor # A097617


James Rosamond BIRTH 1754 Virginia, USA DEATH 1806 (aged 51–52) Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA BURIAL Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: burial location unknown MEMORIAL ID 132721473 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 2 FLOWERS 1 James was married twice. First to Lettice Tillman about 1778 and from this union had the following children: Nathaniel, Thomas, Benjamin, Samuel and Mary. After Lettice’s death, he secondly married Mary, widow of Daugherty after October 1795 when her husband died. They only had one child from this union. The son, James mentioned in his will was his second wife’s son from her first marriage.

(special thanks to Karyl Lee Rodabough for the following info) James’ birth was between 1750 and 1760 when John and Sarah were still in Virginia.

James Rosamond, R255, M. Born ca 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. James died in Abbeville District, SC bef 10 Jul 1806, he was about 52. Occupation: Farmer.

James served in the Revolutionary War in the Ninety-Six District before a nd after the fall of Charleston. The Siege of Charleston occurred in 1780 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.

In the first national census in 1790, James, his brother Samuel, and his m other Sarah were the only Rosamond Heads of Household listed in South Carolina.

He and his brother Samuel are mentioned in their sister Jean Rosamond’s will.

Marriage date to Mary Daugherty is based on the approximate date of death of her first husband around October 1795.

1800 Census Abbeville SC Name: James Rosemond County: Abbeville State: South Carolina Free White Males Under 10: 1 Free White Males – Benjamin 10 to 15: 2 Free White Males – Samuel E., Thomas A. 16 to 25: 1 Free White Males – Nathaniel Jones «b»45 and Over : 1 – James «/b»Free White Females – ) «b»45 and Over : 1 («/b»Mary (Doherty Number of Slaves: 9 Per: Emma A. Maughan

Family Members Spouse Lettice Tillman Rosamond 1757–1793

Children Mary Elizabeth Rosamond Pyles unknown–1852

Nathaniel Jones Rosamond 1784–1840

Samuel E. Rosamond 1786–1862

Thomas A Rosamond 1787–1861

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/132721473/james-rosamond

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