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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:
FIRST SETTLERS IN THE SEVERAL TOWNSHIPS
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 <email@example.com> on Sat, 04 Mar 2000
Bio from: Historical Gazetteer
and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, pub 1893
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
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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