NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Rosegrant is the anglicized or Americanized form of spelling the German name Rosekrantz. The first of the name was a Lutheran minister who came with his brother from Baden-Baden to the Mohwak Vally in New York and was succeeded by his brother. The name is spelled Rosecrantz in the old records, but little is known of the first minister. He was not of the Palatine stock, as were many of the early settlers, however.
(I) Rev. Abraham Rosegrant, or Rosecrantz, as the name was formerly spelled, came to the Mohawk Valley from Baden-Baden, Germany, as early as 1762. Tradition tells us that he came in 1754, and it said that he was the German minister who was induced by friendly Indians to cross to Fort Herkimer when the settlements on the north side of the river were destroyed in the French and Indian war, Nov. , 1753. He succeeded his brother as a minister, and his field of labor included the whole Mohawk Valley.
He was a finishde scholar, graduate of a German university.
During the revolution he was a Loyalist, but he was unmolested by the Patriots, left to his pastoral duties, and allowed to keep his estate unmolested. He died at Fall Hill before 1800 and was interred beside his brother, the former minister, within the church nearly under the pulit. His home was at the present (1910) town of Little Falls, then called Fall Hill.
He married a sister of General Nicholas Herkimer.
George, born March 15, 1764; judge of the court of common pleas; member of the assembly, 1817-18.
Nicholas, mentioned below.
(II) Nicholas, son of Rev. Abraham Rosegrant, was born about 1775 in Little Falls, Herkimer county, N.Y.
(III) Nicholas (2), son of Nicholas (1) Rosegrant, was born in the Mohawk Vally, Jan. 28, 1800, died Dec. 4, 1877. He was a farmer in Oswegatchie, N.Y. He married Carlotta Sharp, born Oct. 5, 1805, died Dec. 3, 1898.
Josephine, living (1910) at Chatham, New York.
James, resided at Everett, Mass.
(IV) Jacob H., son of Nicholas (2) Rosegrant, was born at Oswegatchie, N.Y. Feb. 29, 1828, died in Lisbon, N.Y. Dec. 31, 1892. He received a common school education, and followeed farming through his active life. From 1861 to the time of his death he lived at Lisbon.
He was a Democrat in politics and an Episcopalian in religion.
He married, Sept. 19, 1851, Mary Ann Dow, born in Morristown, N.Y. Dec. 15, 1828, died at Lisbon March 3, 1893.
Nelson, a farmer in Lisbon.
Hannah, died in childhood.
Ida, died in childhood.
Merton, died in childhood.
John, died in childhood.
Clark Ames, mentioned below.
Mary, died aged nineteen years.
(V) Clark Ames, son of Jacob H. Rosegrant, was born in Lisbon, N.Y. in August, 1866. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and in the Ogdensburg Academy, Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and at Cornell University, from which he was graduated in 1891. He taught chool a year in Lowville, N.Y., and at Ithaca, N.Y. for a year and a half.
From September, 1892, to February, 1893, he was a teacher in the State Normal School at Potsdam. In 1895 he returned to the Normal School as teacher of Latin, and has continued since then on the faculty of that institution.
He is a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa college fraternity; Acacian Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Ogdensburg; Ogdensburg Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Modern Woodmen of America.
In religion he is an Episcopalina, and in politics independent.
He married, June 26, 1896, Grace Taylor Howe, of Ludlow, Vermont, daughter of Oramel Gardner and Sarah L. (Taylor) Howe, granddaughter of Gardner Ingram and Harriet (Sawtelle) Howe. Children of Garnder Ingram Howe: Maria, Oramel Gardner, Harlan and Emma. Children of Oramel Howe: Mary, Grace Taylor, Leila, Abbie and Margaret.
Children of Clark Ames Rosegrant:
Nelson Howe, born March 10, 1897.
Robert Gardner, Nov. 15, 1903.
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