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I live in the Endless Mountains of PA. This area includes the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming. Most of my ancestors migrated to northeast PA from New England and settled in this 4 county area. The local Historical Societies are wonderful! I just found Find A Grave and it has been very helpful to me. I want to return the favor!|
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|Church Historian||RE: Amelia M. Carter Tiffany|
Maureen, it is a pleasure working with you on Find a Grave. The more data we can preserve regarding our departed local folks will help the next generation pick up where we left off. Bless you
|Bruce Kelly||RE: Eva Cassada|
If there's enough space here, I'm going to paste in a brief bio related to Jud and Eva (Cassada) Rosengrant. I also have a good number of photographs of the Rosengrants if you care to get them. I was also curious if you were related to these people. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Ancestry.com, Isaac Rosengrant was born in 1832 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. According to the 1860 census, twenty-seven-year-old Isaac was living in Windom Township in Wyoming County with his wife Mary Rogers Rosengrant who was about seven years his junior, she having been born around 1842. If I'm reading it correctly, his occupation then was listed as sawyer. Isaac had $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property in 1860. Their only child then, though the spelling is difficult to read, was a son named Oren. He was listed as being seven months old in 1860 which would seem to place Isaac and Mary's wedding at 1859 or perhaps before. Orin died in 1860 and is buried in the Jenningsville Cemetery in Wyoming County. If he was seven months old in 1860 and died in September of that year, he was a baby when he died.
In 1870, Isaac and Mary, along with their next two sons, were still in Windham. Eldest son Ralston was eight, having him born in 1862, while Emory Judson came into the world in Jenningsville on February 10, 1863. The Rosengrants would therefore have been married just a few years when they had their first three children. Though, again, the census taker's handwriting is hard to read, it appears Isaac was still a sawyer. The Jenningsville Cemetery has an L. Rolla Rosengrant who died in 1874, and Isaac and Mary are listed as his/her parents, though no birthdate was given. Ralston, who would have been about eighteen when the latter census was taken, was not listed, indicating he was probably on his own by then. Judson was seventeen then and teaching school. It's interesting that he is listed as Judson E, while we know him as Emory Judson, though he was most often simply called Jud. His forty-eight-year-old father was working as a ferryman on the 1880 census, and the family was still living in Windham.
There being no 1890 census, we appear to lose track of Isaac, but son Emory Judson, as the name was then written, was married and living in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1900. If there were an 1890 census, we might be able to more accurately know when the move to Towanda took place. My records have Jud and Evalina Cassada, she usually simply called Eva, marrying on March 11, 1890. The elder sister of my paternal grandmother Annie Benedict Cassada Kelly, Eva was born on August 29, 1866, the eldest daughter of Miles and Mary Jane (Benedict) Cassada. Jud was working as a minister when the 1900 census was taken. I donít know where he took his divinity training if, indeed, he had any, but the Syracuse University Archives have Jud receiving an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1921. Jud and Eva were married for the requisite nine months when their first child, Mary, came along, she being born in December, 1890. Records for the North Flat Cemetery in Windham where she's buried have her birth date as December 12, 1890. Jud would have been about thirty-seven and Eva around thirty-three when Mary was born, rather late, it would seem, to start a family. Their second child, Harry Wilber, was born on July 4, 1892, making him about a year-and-a-half his older sister's junior. More than a year-and-a-half separated him from the next child, Hellen, who was born in February, 1895. Not reflected in the census records was Adelia Rosengrant who was born October 6, 1896 but died April 13, 1897. She's buried in Webb Mills, and one wonders why she died so young, though mortality rates were higher then than today. More than three years passed between Hellen's birth and that of Francis who was born in May, 1898. Thus, Jud and Eva had four children during the 1890s. The 1900 census has Mary and Harry attending public school when it was taken. The census has them living at 105 Main Street in Towanda on the east side of the street. Living with them there was a "domestic" by the name of Celia Dewey. The Ancestry.com records have Isaac dying January 14, 1899 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania with burial in Jenningsville.
The 1910 census and other records tell us Jud and Eva had two more children by then, Judson Miles, born in Towanda June 25, 1900 and John I., coming along on March 28, 1905, probably also in Towanda. Jud's sixty-nine-year-old widowed mother was living with Jud, Eva and their six children at 27 Grover Street in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York. During at least the year 1901, my grandmother was living with them and working as an itinerant piano teacher. Jud was listed as a Methodist clergyman in 1910, and his work may have accounted for the move from Towanda to Auburn. Judson being born in Towanda in 1900 and John in New York in 1905, it would seem the family moved to Auburn between those years. Five-year-old John was the only child not indicated as being in school in 1910. By 1920, only Judson, Frances, John and their seventy-eight-year-old grandmother were still living with Jud and Eva at their 112 East Third Street, Corning, New York home. Jud's occupation was clergyman in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Though single, nineteen-year-old Judson had no occupation listed in the census, the same being the case for twenty-one-year-old daughter Frances. John was listed as being fourteen years old and was probably in school.
With the 1930 census, questions are raised. An E. J. Rosengrant was living in Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York. The age, age at marriage, birthplaces of both him and his father and occupation all match our Jud, though, puzzlingly, the wife's name is shown to be Kathleen. Her age, age at marriage and birthplaces of both her and her parents are the same as those for Eva, so it seems quite certain these are our Rosengrants and that the name Kathleen is simply a mistake. How many E. J. Rosengrants could there be in the area? He, however, was a clergyman in the Christ Church. No address was indicated on the 1930 census. Jud would have been about sixty-three and Eva sixty-four then. Their youngest child John would have been around twenty-five then, so all of Jud and Eva's children would have been on their own by then. Jud's mother Mary would have been nearly ninety by then so was surely deceased.
The most recent available census is for 1940. At that time, Jud and his second wife, Edna Page, were living in St. Petersburg, Florida. No one other than the two was living in the household, and no occupation was listed for Jud, so we can assume that he, seventy seven, was retired. The North Flat Cemetery records in Windham have Eva dying in 1931 at the age of about sixty-five, though I'm not sure why she died so relatively young. Jud married Edna around 1933. I believe he baptized me and all of my siblings between 1938 and 1948. From the late 1920s through the mid-1940s, Jud and Evaís daughter Mary and her husband, Rev. Walter Brooks Foley, were missionaries in India and then in the Philippines. They were in the latter place when the Japanese invaded at the beginning of World War II, and the Japanese placed them in a prison camp in Manila. The Japanese shelled the camp during its impending liberation, Walter was killed, Mary lost her left arm, and their daughter, Frances Helen Foley Guest, was unhurt. Youngest son John died in 1965 at just around sixty. Though the middle name doesn't jibe, Harry apparently died in 1970 at seventy-eight. The records have him as a minister with a ThD. Mary Rosengrant Foley passed away at age eighty-one in 1972. Puzzlingly, there is a Hedwig A. Rosengrant (1897-1975) buried with the others in Windham. I'm not sure who he was, as he was not listed in the census among Jud and Eva's children.
|Bruce Kelly||Eva Cassada|
Could you transfer Eva Cassada (72085018) to me? If not, I would like to send along some bio information on her.
Bruce Kelly, Boone, Iowa
Thanks for letting me know about the spelling difference and the duplicate. I've deleted it and linked their stillborn son to them.
Added by sjs953 on Jan 26, 2015 12:00 PM
|Kurt D. Moser||John Bird|
John Bird Jr, has been added to John Bird Sr. I'm not sure how I missed that. Thanks,
|Don Short||RE: Tewksbury duplicate|
Yes, MTD, your assumption was correct. It was my bad. I did misspell the name when I made the original memorials. Regards....Don
|Virginia Meadowcroft||Anna Lott Stone|
Thank you for submitting Anna's maiden name.
|Glen Mc Call||Margaret Cervine|
Thank you for the additions to the memorial for Margaret Cervine. If you are a relative or someone who can add more information to this memorial in the future, I will be glad to transfer it to you. Please let me know.
|Bruce Kelly||Question on photos|
You have been at this a while, so might I ask you a question. If I have a very old photo which could no longer be under any copyright and which I didn't take, do you know if I can put this on a memorial?
|Bruce Kelly||Emory Judson Rosengrant|
Please consider the following bio of Jud Rosengrant, my grandmother's brother in law:
Emory Judson Rosengrant was born February 10, 1963 in Jenningsville, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Rosengrant and his wife Mary, whose maiden name was Rogers. Jud was the second oldest of their surviving children. The 1860 through 1880 censuses have the family living in Windham Township in Wyoming County. The 1880 census lists seventeen-year-old Jud as a school teacher. On March 11, 1890, Jud married Evalina Cassada, the oldest daughter of Miles and Mary Jane Cassada and my grandmother's, Annie Benedict Cassada Kelly's, sister. Eva was born on August 29, 1966. Jud was indicated on the 1900 census as a minister, though I don't know where he took his divinity training if, indeed, he had any. However, the Syracuse University Archives have Jud receiving an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1921. To the best of my knowledge, they had seven children, four boys and three girls, between their marriage and 1905, though a daughter, Adelia, lived only about six months. The 1900 census has the family living at 105 Main Street in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. During at least the year 1901, my grandmother was living with them and working as an itinerant piano teacher. In 1910, Jud and Eva were living at 27 Grover Street in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York where he was working as a Methodist minister. In 1920, they were living at 112 East Third Street in Corning, New York, Jud being a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Eva died sometime in 1931 at age about sixty five and is buried in the North Flat Cemetery in Windham. I do not have the name of the woman whom he married after Eva's death. Jud baptized me and all of my siblings, who were born between 1938 and 1948. During the late 1920s through the mid 1940s, Jud and Eva's daughter Mary and her husband, Walter Brooks Foley, were missionaries in India and then in the Philippines. They were in the latter place when the Japanese invaded at the beginning of World War II, and the Japanese placed them in a prison camp in Manila. The Japanese shelled the camp during its impending liberation, Walter was killed, Mary lost her left arm, and their daughter, Frances Helen Foley Guest, was unhurt. Though I do not know when he retired from the ministry, Jud died on January 24, 1955 in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania at age ninety one and is buried in the North Flat Cemetery.
As I have them, his and Eva's children are as follows:
Mary Rosengrant Foley (1890-1972)
Harry Wilbur Rosengrant (1892-1970)
Helen E. Rosengrant (1895-?)
Francis E. Rosengrant (1898-?)
Judson Miles Rosengrant (1900-?
John I. Rosengrant (1905-1965)
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