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I was sent a detailed Warmath genealogy in 1998 by Connie Lane, descendent of the Chesterfield Warmath line. She sent it with the note, "The Rosamon info came from Barbara Morgan and the Warmath info from John Warmath (except my branch)." The information that follows comes from her tree, though I will try to back it up by looking up and adding any official records I can find.

Mary Elizabeth Warmath Rosamon

12-13-1840 Madison Co. Tn to 7-21-1929



1827-Micajah Washington Warmath

1828-Sarah Alcenia Warmath Lewis

1830-Thomas Dixon Warmath

1832-Henry H Warmath

1834-John Wesley Warmath 1834

c.1836-William James Warmath

1838-Chesterfield Warmath

1842-Julius Joseph Warmath

1846-Robert H Warmath

married 1863


John Wesley Rosamon

9-17-1842 to 8-18-1916


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



Henry Warmath


Elizabeth Fly

spouse's parents:

John D. Rosamon


Elizabeth Hefley

paternal grandparents:

Thomas Warmath & Mary "Polly" Wooten


maternal grandparents:

John Dixon Fly & Sarah S. Woodard

maternal aunts & uncles:



paternal aunts & uncles:

1805-Thomas I Warmath; 1818-Martha S. Patsy Warmath Baker; Willie F. Warmath; Sarah Warmath (Hamilton); 1820-Mary Warmath Shumate



The following information is also on the John Wesley Rosamon page.

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:

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? All children born in TN.

Son JL, age 16.

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.

no relationship listed-- Elizabeth Warmath, widow, age 75, born in TN of parents born in TN.

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

(Same page of census also has the households of his sisters Ruthy Lucinda Rosamon Warren and Mary Rosamon Warmath.)


1900 census, Crockett Co. dist. 3

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

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.

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.

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.

(Lela B, wife of John Wesley's son John H, may be Lelia Phelan Rosamon.

(Same page of census also has the household of his sister, Ruthy Lucinda Rosamon Warren)

Also 1900 census, Crockett Co. Dist 3:

Robert Rosamon (JW's son RL of 1880 census), born Sept 1871, married 7 years, farmer and dairyman.

Wife Sallie E, born Aug. 1869 mother of 3 all of whom are living.

Daughter Lela M, born May 1895.

Daughter Ida  born Dec. 1897.

Daughter Mattie L. born April 1900.

servant Loney Craig, white female born Feb 1882

day laborer Walter Lemons, white male born Jan 1881.


1910 census, Crockett Co, TN, Dist 3:

John W. Rosamon, age 68, farmer, married 47 years, TN-NC-SC.

Wife Mary E., age 69, TN-TN-TN, mother of 9 of whom 7 are living.

Daughter Nora Rosamon, age 31, single.

Also 1910 census, same page, next household:

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

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

Also 1910 census, next household to William I:

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.

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.

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 in matching colors. Mary Elizabeth and husband John Wesley are in sort of orange. Harriet Della Warmath (Hefley), in red, is listed only under her father though she is also daughter of Mary J. Rosamon (Warmath) in blue.