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I believe the family whose pictures are below is descended from the following John Rosenberry of Butler County, PA.   I think that aside from the one that settled in NY, some children settled in the counties surrounding Butler Co. however, some sailed down the river to central OH.  (This was an avenue I pursued trying to make a connection to my line - unsuccessfully.) ~CJR

Found at the Butler county PAGenWeb site from the History of Butler County:


Allegheny -- John LOWRIE, 1796; John CRAWFORD, 1797; John REDICK, James ANDERSON, Levi GIBSON, John ROSENBERRY.

John ROSENBERRY, from the eastern part of the State, was one of the earliest of the pioneers. He came into the wilderness alone, and lived in a small cabin one summer before returning to the East for his wife. Bears and wolves were his neighbors on all sides, and he frequently received visits from strolling Indians, who were glad to exchange deer-meat, etc., for small quantities of salt. ROSENBERRY carried his provisions from Freeport, either on foot or on horseback, following an Indian trail. He put in his first wheat by the aid of a team composed of a three-years old bull and an old horse harnessed together. He brought out a bed-tick with him, and made a bed by filling it with leaves. After his summer's work was completed, he returned home, married and came back to his lonely cabin in the woods. The leaves of his bed were lying on the floor, but the tick had disappeared, and very likely the Indians had it. 

Mr. ROSENBERRY was twice married. James, Henry, Oliver and two daughters who died young were the children by his first wife. The second wife bore John, Levi, David, Joseph, Cyrus, William and Polly (DOW). Three of the family--John, Joseph and Polly--are living. John was born in 1807, and now lives on the old homestead. A hand-mill was used by this family for grinding corn, and the stones of it are still lying on the old farm. 

When Mr. ROSENBERRY first located here, for some years he was greatly annoyed by bears, which killed his hogs, calves and sheep. One day he found a bear killing a hog. Having no gun at hand, he sharpened a pole, and with this weapon attacked the bear so roughly that he was glad to escape.

ROSENBERRY Family of Red House

Posted by Arthur J. Burch <> on Sat, 04 Mar 2000


Bio from: Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, pub 1893
History of the Town of Red House Chapter XLV (45)
Page 1081

James ROSENBERRY was born in Butler county, Pa., and became the second permanent settler in Red House, locating on lot 31 in 1837. He went to Great Valley in 1815 and thence to Salamanca in 1816, where he lived until his removal hither. He died here, the oldest man in town.

Contributors: Arthur Burch and Laura Greene.
*Please note: The contributors are not members of this family and have no other information*.

Th epictures below were sent to me after I responded to the following GenConnect posting by Pat Drummond.

Thomas Rosenberry marries Charlotte Strickland

Posted by: Pat Drummond Date: October 05, 2000 at 08:48:15 
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Thomas Rosenberry was b. in Little Valley, New York, March 9, 1852. He married Charlotte Lunora Strickland (Lottie) b. April 26, 1855, (probably in Red House, NY).
Their children were James Francis Rosenberry, b. Red House 1881--married Alice____
Richard Ralph Rosenberry, b. Red House Aug. 28, 1883, married Mae Baldwin. I have pictures of them taken in 1900.
(photos received and posted below)


<Jim Rosenberry with family in his later years (seated left).

From left, Lottie's mother Catherine Camp Strickland, Jim Rosenberry, son Cecil Rosenberry, and Lottie Strickland Rosenberry>



<Lottie Strickland Rosenberry


Chard? and Jim Rosenberry>


<James "Jim" Frances Rosenberry


Jim Rosenberry>


<Cecil Rosenberry


Cecil Rosenberry>

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