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Some of this information comes from Nell Murchison, Jean Murchison, Connie Lane, Martha Avery Molly (Mullins) Hoffman and Mrs. CC James, Crockett Co. TN Historian. Also Hugh Dunlap's thorough research is all over the internet.

John Wesley Rosamon

9-17-1842 TN to 8-18-1916 TN



1829-Henry C Rosamon

c.1831-Margaret Rosamon (Henderson)

c.1833-Nancy Rosamon (Bell)

c. 1835-Julia Ann Rosamon (Smith)

1838-Mary J Rosamon (Warmath)

c. 1839-George M Rosamon

1844-LDH (boy) died 1845

1846-Ruthy Lucinda Rosamon (Warren)

c. 1849-Sarah Rosamon (Avery)

married 4-4 or 4-22-1863 


Mary Elizabeth Warmath Rosamon

12-13-1840 to 7-21-1929



JL (1864-1888)

1866-Nannie Meadows Fairless

Ida E (1867-1883)

1870-Cora Mae Jackson

1871-Robert L Rosamon

John Henry Rosamon

James R or C (1876 or 1878)

1879-Nora Alcena (1879-1926)

1881-William Irby Rosamon



John D. Rosamon


 Elizabeth Hefley

spouse's parents:

Henry Warmath


Elizabeth Fly


maternal grandparents:

Michael Hefley and Peggy Hamilton

paternal grandparents:

Henry Rosamon and Nancy Rowe

maternal aunts & uncles:

1801-Mary (Dunlap), 1804-Nancy (Letsinger), 1806-Sarah (Carter), 1811-William, c.1812-James, 1816-Henry


paternal aunts & uncles:



John Wesley Rosamon is buried in the Rosamon Cemetery. There is also a stone for J.L. Rosamon, 1-18-1864 to 12-7-1888, which may be his first child (his father's will names the widow of JL as Lidia Ann Rosamon. JL's name maybe Julius?). There is also a stone in Rosamon cemetery for Ida E. Rosamon 12-27-1867 to 6-12-1883. There is also a stone in Rosamon cemetery for Nora Alcena Rosamon 1-18-1879 to 9-18-1926 (Nora tracks through the census living with her parents, and after her father's death she and her mother are in the household of her brother John in the 1920 census. She never married.)

1880 census Crockett Co, TN, dist. 3, Gadsden (same page as his sisters Ruthy Lucinda Warren and Mary Warmath):

JW Rosamon, age 38, born TN of a father born in NC and a mother born in SC, farmer

Wife ME, age 29, born in TN of a father born in NC and a mother born in TN?

Son JL, age 16 (all children born in TN)

Daughter NN, age 14

Daughter Ida E, age 12

Daughter Cora, age 10

Son RL, age 8

Son JH, age 6

Son Jim C, age 4

Daughter Nora A, age 1

Also in the house: Elizabeth Warmath, widow, age 75, no relationship listed, born in TN of parents born in TN

Also in house W.D. Bunn (m) age 22,  laborer, born in TN of parents born in TN.


1900 census, Crockett Co. dist. 3 (same page as his sister, Ruthy Lucinda Warren):

note: the census taker listed at the top of the page is John H. Rosamon--believe that's John Wesley's son

note also: John Wesley's son Robert is also in Crockett County District 3 in the 1900 census

John W. Rosamon, age 57, married 37 years, farmer, born Sept 1842 in TN, father born NC, mother born SC

Wife Mary E, born Dec. 1840 in TN of parents born in TN, mother of 9 of whom 7 are living & all born in TN

Son John H, farmer, born Nov. 1873, married 0 years

Daughter-in-law Lela B, born Apr. 1876 in TN of parents born in TN, married 0 years (may be Lelia Phelan Rosamon)

Son James R., bookkeeper, born Mar 1876

Daughter Nora A, born Jan. 1879

Son William I, farm laborer, born Sept 1881

Niece Minnie I Warmath, born Apr 1870 in TN of parents born in TN

Boarder Sam S. Morton, farm laborer, born June 1883.


1910 census, Crockett Co, TN, Dist 3:

John W. Rosamon, age 68, farmer, married 47 years, born in TN, father born NC, mother born SC

Wife Mary E., age 69, born in TN of parents born in TN, mother of 9 of whom 7 are living

Daughter Nora Rosamon, age 31, single.

next household on page:

William I. Rosamon, age 27 (?), bookkeeper in cotton factory, married 3 years

Wife Luey M., 26, born in Arkansas of parents born in Ark., mother of 0 (though it looks like 6) of whom 0 are living

next household on page:

Robert L. Rosamon, farmer, age 38, married 18 years

Wife Sarah E, age 37, born in TN of parents born in TN, mother of 5 of whom 5 are living, all born in TN

Daughter Lela M, age 14

Daughter Ida S, age 11

Daughter Mattie L, age 9

Daughter Carrie B, age 6

Son Henry L, age 4

Hired Man James Crowe, age 62 and married, born in TN of parents born in TN.

(Next household down is John Wesley's sister Ruthy Lucinda Warren's family and further down the page is the Exum family.)

Who's Who In Tennessee published 1911, pages 145-46: John W. Rosamon, born Gadsden in Madison Co,. Sept 17, 1842. Irish German descent. Son of John D. and Elizabeth (Hefley) Rosamon. Father was a tanner and farmer. Paternal grandparents--Henry and Nancy (Rowe) Rosamon. Maternal grandparents: Mike and Peggy (Hamilton) Hefley. He began life on father's farm and became interested in fruit growing and horticulture. President of the West Tennessee Farmers Institute. Was its president 11 years. Traveled and lectured in horticulture through the State of Tennessee 8 years. A pioneer horticulturist and has been engaged in that branch of agriculture 44 years. Married Mary E. Warmath April 22 1863. Memberand deacon of Missionary Baptist Church. Democrat Prohibitionist. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture 1898-1902. Elected Justice of Peace 1872. Notary Public 39 years. Trustee of Union University (Jackson, TN) 35 years)

8-25-1916 Friday, Humboldt Courier Chronicle (Gibson TN): Colonel John W. Rosamon--well known throughout the state as a promoter of better farming conditions and farm life, one of the most useful citizens of this section, died at his home near Gadsden last Saturday. He was 73 years of age ...(person who transcribed newspaper for TenGenWeb omitted "very lengthy list of his achievements")... The remains were buried in the Rosamon graveyard near the Rosamon home Sunday. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and four sons. (Same paper, different section) Rural Route No 3: Mr. Ollie Jones and family and Mr & Mrs. Luther Duffey attended the burial of Col. Rosamon at Gadsden Sunday.

His will, signed 9-17-1915 and probated in the August term, 1917 from Crockett County Minute book 10, gives "beloved wife M.E. Rosamon all the personal and real Estate...consisting of horses, mules, cattle, sheep, hogs, fowls, household and kitchen furniture, wagons, buggies, harness, farming utensils, moneys on hand or in bank, notes, accounts, judgments, or cases in action." He appointed her his executrix as well. He authorized her to sell the land if she so desired. "After the death of my wife, I desire and direct that my sons John H. Rosamon and W.I. Rosamon shall act as executors of this will" and sell off what's left, basically, to "divide the proceeds equally between all of my children or their heirs." He also names his daughter-in-law, "Mrs. Lidia Ann Rosamon, widow of my son J.L. Rosamon deceased" as an heir as well, providing she "is living and remains unmarried until the final winding up of my estate after the death of my wife." Witnesses: Ollie A. Jones, W.E. Reeves, H.W. Reeves.

1920 census, Crockett County District 3:

John Rosamon, age 44, farmer

Wife Lela B, age 40

Daughter Isabell? age 9

Mother, Mary E, age 79, widowed

Sister Nora, age 40, single.

11-5-1920 Friday, Humboldt Courier Chronicle: Charlie Miller and wife, of Roberts, were Sunday guests in the home of Mrs. Miller's grandmother, Mrs. JW Rosamon.

11-12-1920, HCC: To the delight of his friends and loved ones, Bob Rosamon is able to be out after a confinement of nearly 3 months. (Same issue, different section) Mr. & Mrs. Irby Rosamon and son William of Memphis spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. JW Rosamon.

In the chart below, those who marry each other are shown in the same color. John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth are sort of orange. Harriet Della Warmath (Hefley) in red, is shown only under her father, though she is also the daughter of Mary J. Rosamon (Warmath) in blue.