Person Sheet


Name Samuel Rossiter
Birth 1752/3, now Montgomery Co., PA
Death 16 Nov 1823, Valley Forge, Chester Co., PA
Flags Speece Ancestry
Father Thomas Rossiter II (1715-~1797)
Mother Elizabeth Addams (1713-1810)
Spouses
1 Mary Elizabeth Stephens
Marriage abt 1779, now Montgomery Co., PA
Children Thomas Washington (1781-1852)
Abijah Stephens (1783-1865)
Jesse Marion (1784-)
Stephen (1786-)
Ann (1788-)
Mary
Elizabeth (1784-1873)
Jesse M.
Lindsay (1797-)
Anna (1799-)
Notes for Samuel Rossiter
Principal source for Samuel: SPEECE-ROBINSON ANCESTRY, by David B. Boles and Harold W. Boles (1997, Troy, NY).
Of Willistown, Chester Co., PA. Children Mary, Elizabeth, and Jesse M. (born in the 1788-1797 period) have not been verified.
An unconfirmed source reports two additional children: Ann, twin to Lindley, and George, twin to Anna. Reported, but unconfirmed, is that Samuel had a middle initial of C. (unusual for those born at the time).
Analysis of the Census entries for the following ipersons from 1840 and 1850 may confirm that the Rossiters named are sons and grandsons of Samuel Rossiter and Mary Elizabeth Stephens.

Guernsey County, OH 1840 Census Index
Page Township Soundex Name
412 Richland Twp R236 ROSETTER, Abijah
412 Richland Twp R236 ROSSETTER, Thomas
412 Richland Twp Y521 YOUNGBLUE, Frederick
412 Richland Twp R236 ROSSETTER, Jesse
Notes: Three Rossiter brothers were named Thomas, Abijah and Jesse. Abijah married Elizabeth Youngblue, possibly daughter of Frederick Youngblue. Abijah and Elizabeth named their first son Samuel Fredick, possibly for both grandfathers.

Guernsey County, IN 1850 Census Index
Page Township Soundex Name
317 Wright Twp R236 ROSTER, Perry
317 Wright Twp R236 ROSTER, Thomas
318 Wright Twp R236 ROSTER, Jesse
318 Wright Twp R236 ROSTER, Thomas
318 Wright Twp S315 STEPHENS, John
Notes: Two Rossiter brothers were named Thomas and Jesse. The other Thomas and Perry may be their sons. The mother of Thomas, Abijah and Jesse was Mary Elizabeth Stephens.
Last Modified 21 Nov 1999 Created 25 Jan 2003 by Reunion for Macintosh

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