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Elizabeth Hefley Rosamon

8-19-1808 SC to 1-20-1862 TN

buried in Rosamon Cemetery, Gadsden TN





  1801-Mary Hefley Dunlap

  1804-Nancy Hefley Letsinger

  1806-Sarah Hefley Carter

  1811-William Hefley

  c.1813-James Hefley

  1816-Henry Hefley

married 3-1-1829 in

Chester District, SC


John D. Rosamon




  (first 3 born in SC)

1829-Henry C Rosamon

c.1831-Margaret Rosamon


c.1833-Nancy Rosamon


c. 1835-Julia Ann Rosamon


1838-Mary J Rosamon


c. 1839-George M Rosamon

1842-John Wesley Rosamon

1844-LDH (son) died 1845

1846-Ruthy Lucinda Rosamon (Warren)

c. 1849-Sarah Rosamon




Michael Hefley


Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton


spouse's parents:

Henry Rosamon


Nancy Rowe

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

There is a large and handsome tombstone for Elizabeth, erected well after her death, listing all her children, in the Rosamon Cemetery

1810 census, Chester District, SC

 Michael Hefley

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

4 females under 10 (Mary, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth)


1820 census, Chester District SC

Mich'l Hefley

3 males under 10 (William, James & Henry)

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female under 10 (see below)

3 females 10-16 (see below)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

daughters should've been Mary-19, Nancy-16, Sarah-14, Elizabeth-12. It's possible the three 10-16 are Nancy, Sarah and Elizabeth, with Mary out of the household already, and some girl who did not survive in the under 10 category, or it's just census error)


1840 census, Madison County TN

John "Roseman"

1 male under 5 (George)

1 male 10-15 (Henry)

1 male 30-40 (John)

1 female under 5 (Mary)

2 females 5-10 (Julia & Nancy)

1 female 10-15 (Margaret)

1 female 30-40 (Elizabeth)


1850 Census, Madison Co. TN (Now Crockett Co), Dist. 9:

John "Roseman," age 43, farmer, estate value $1000, born in NC.

Elizabeth, 42, born in SC.

Henry C., 20, born in SC

Margaret, 19, born SC.

Nancy, 17, born SC

Julia Ann, 15, born TN

Mary J, 13, born TN

George M, 11, born TN

John W., 8, born TN

Ruthy L, 5, born TN

Sarah N., 1, born TN.

By the births of the children, the Rosamon family must've moved to TN between 1833 and 1835.


1860 census, Madison Co. TN (Now Crockett), Dist. 18:

Jno D. "Rosamond," age 52, born in NC, farmer.

Lizzie, age 52, born in NC.

Julia, age 25, born in NC.

John, age 18, born in NC.

Lou, age 16, born in TN.

Sarah, age 10, born in TN.

Lou must be Ruthy Lucinda. The birth states of the wife and first two children were given as SC, not NC in the previous census.