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Benjamin Franklin Rosamond

Birthplace: Abbeville District, Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Death: May 16, 1859 (68-69)
Attala County, Mississippi
Place of Burial: Sallis, Attala County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Rosamond and Lettice Rosamond
Husband of Susannah Rosamond and Jane Mays Rosamond
Father of John W Rosamond; Thomas Henry Rosamond; Benjamin Rosamond, Jr.; Mary Emeline Rosamond; William Addison Rosamond and 6 others
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Pyles; Nathaniel Jones Rosamond; Samuel E. Rosamond and Rev. Thomas A. Rosamond

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Benjamin Franklin Rosamond

Benjamin Rosamond BIRTH 1790 Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA DEATH 16 May 1859 (aged 68–69) Attala County, Mississippi, USA BURIAL Rosamond Cemetery Sallis, Attala County, Mississippi, USA MEMORIAL ID 176756764 · View Source

MEMORIAL PHOTOS 0 FLOWERS 0 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, 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.

Benjamin is mentioned several times in "Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six" "Abbeville District Wills and Bonds" as witness to wills and deeds.

Following his marriage to Jane, Benjamin was made guardian to three Mays children, Abney Mays, Jr., Aletha Mays and Jessee Mays. I believe these are Jane's children from her first marriage to Abner Mays, Sr.The children are listed as neice and nephew of Benjamin's son Thomas and Sarah Mays Rosamond. "Mays Minors, Box 68, Pack 1658 - On Oct 14 1840, Benjamin, John Rosamond, Felix Rogers bound to Moses Taggart Ord., Abbeville Dist sum $2,000. Benjamin Rosamond made guardian of Lethe, Jessy and Abney Mays, minors of Abner Mays, decd. 1841. Rec'd of Mathew Mays, Admn. of S. Whitley, Decd., who was guardian of above children."

According to an article in J.P. Coleman's "Choctaw County Chronicles" under New Zion Baptist Church, organized December 1842, Benjamin ws one of the first two deacons. Also among the organizers was a Rosander Rosamond (don't know who he/she is).

By 1850 Benjamin had sold his South Carolina property whoich was located somewhere near the Mulberry Creek/Saluda River area. He divided the profit with his sons and was living near his brother Samuel in Atalla County, Mississippi. In the same time period his other brother Thomas and all his sons except Thomas and Joseph were also in Mississippi. In 1850 Benjamin was listed in the Mississippi census as owning 9 slaves and being married to Jane. Census Ed. 126, 495/495.

OTHER NOTES ON BENJAMIN'S CHART: In November 1858, James Rosamond (Benjamin's son James ??) was appointed guardian of Jerusha W. (who is this?) and Tilman J. Rosamond. Then on May 16, 1859, Jane is named as guardian of Tilman J. and Marion F. Rosamond. These are her sons by Benjamin. On this date she gave her annual accounting regarding her sons.

On 12/20/ 1858, William T. Wright, referred to as the guardian of Jantha Rosamond (presumably Jantha Mays who was under guardianship of Benjamin and Jane), gave his final accounting. Jantha at this time was married to John F. Temple.

1850 Census Data, Attala County, MS Page 126 & 127 495/495 Rosemon, Benj., Age 60, farmer, value 400, born SC = means b. ca. 1790 Jane, Age 44, born 1806, SC = Jane Rogers Mays Lucretia, age 14, born SC Daniel, age 12, SC Jantha, age 11, female, SC Marion F., age 2, born 1848, SC - - -Contradicts Carroll County, MS birth. Mays, Abney, age 18, male, born SC--Question-when did Benjamin get to MS?

One handwritten record from Ruth Menhel indicates that Benjamin was on the tax roll in Attala County in 1847. Since there is a probate record for Benjamin and Jane in 1845 in SC, that would date the move to MS between 1845 and 1847. And this would mean that Marion Franklin was born in Mississippi. But if Benjamin was on the tax roll in Attala County, that would indicate that Marion Franklin was born there rather than in Carroll County.

ca 1843 when Benjamin was 53, he first married Jane Rogers[19], R262, F, daughter of Daniel Rogers Jr., M & Lucretia Harris, F, in Abbeville County, SC. Born on 4 Oct 1803 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina. Jane died in Mississippibef 1870, she was 66.

In John Hill's will, he named his children as well as Benjamin and Susannah's seven sons to receive Susannah's share since she had already died.

There is some confusion regarding children adopted by or under the guardianship of Benjamin and Jarne Rogers Mays Rosamond. I believe that the three Mays children to whom Benjamin was made guardian after his marriage to Jane were her children by Abney Mays, Sr. Their names were Abney, Jr., Aletha and Jessee.

In the 1860 census, Ally Wright, daughter of Althea Mays Wright is listed as living in the household of Jane Rogers Mays Rosamond.

Personal note: I can remember my dad, Ennis Herman Rosamond, and my Aunt Christine Rosamond Stedman referring to Benjamin's second wife Jane as the Widow Mays. Also, Dad said on several occasions he remembers his grandfather, Marion Francis Rosamond (son of Benjamin and Jane) referring to his brother Daniel. This must be Daniel Mays who was under Benjamin and Jane's guardianship after the death of his father.

In an email from Ruth Menhel, she said she had a record from the probate court in Edgefield County, SC that shows Benjamin and Jane Rogers being married in 1845.

  • By user May 04, 2001...

In reply to: Re: Jane Roseman/Rosamond> Liddell Rhonda Lunsford 5/02/01

Family Members Spouse Jane Mays Rogers Rosamond 1759–1870 (m. 1843)

Children Photo Marion Franklin Rosamond 1848–1935

Tillman Jasper Rosamond 1850–1887

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Benjamin Franklin Rosamond's Timeline

Abbeville District, Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Abbeville District, SC
Abbeville, Abbeville, SC, United States
October 19, 1811
Abbeville, Abbeville, SC, United States
Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
Abbeville District, SC
SC, United States
February 11, 1817
September 17, 1819
Abbeville, Abbeville Co, SC, United States