Need parents names of Edgar Borning Rosser, born April 8 1877 in Atlanta.

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How do you account for William Dawson Rosser having a son named Mark Ernest Rosser born 4/3/1877 when Edgar Borning Rosser was born 4/8/1877.  The Edgar Rosser in the 1880 census son of William Dawson Rosser has a birth date of 1875.  There definitely was a son Mark Ernest Rosser born 4/3/1877.  I am a descendant of Edgar Borning Rosser and his birth date was definitely 4/8/1877.

-Michele Orme, 9/11/2016

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Edgar Borning Rosser's father's name was William Rosser, b. c1845 in Virginia, USA. Trying to find more info on him and his wife.


Edga Borning Rosser's father:

William Dawson Rosser b. 18 Jun 1835 in Walton, Georgia, USA - d. 25 Apr 1901 in Rock Spring, Walker, Georgia, USA.

William Dawson Rosser's father was James Russell Rosser, b. 06 Oct 1812 in Jasper, Georgia, USA - d. 02 Apr 1891 in Lafayette, Walker, Georgia, USA.

James Russell Rosser's parents were William Isaac Rosser b. 11 Apr 1779 in Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, USA - d. 23 Jul 1861 in Decatur, De Kalb, Georgia, USA and Elizabeth "Betsy" Vinson b 1785.
by Bryan Reinhart G2G4 (4.1k points)
edited by Bryan Reinhart

William Isaac Rosser's father was James Rosser b. 15 Mar 1739 in Charles City, Prince George, Virginia - d. 12 Apr 1800 in Smithfield, Johnston, Georgia.

James Rosser's father was John Rosser b. c1718 in Charles City County, Virginia - d. 25 Feb 1775 in Meherrin, Brunswick, Virginia.

John Rosser's father was John Rosser b. c1678 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia - d. c1723 in Southwark, Surry, Virginia.

John Rosser's father was John Rosser b. 23 Feb 1634 in Ilantillio Crossenny, Monmouthshire, Wales - d. c1689 in Southwark Parish, Surrey, Virginia.

John Rosser's father was William Rosser b. c1610 in Crosseny, Monmouthshire, Wales - d. c1662 in Crosseny, Monmouthshire, Wales.

William Rosser's father was Roger Rosser b. c1569 in Llansoy Parish, Monmouthshire, Wales - d. c1622 in Llansoy Parish, Monmouthshire, Wales.
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In the 1880 census, there is an Edgar Rosser living in Chattanooga, Walker Co., Georgia, part of a pretty large family, including the following parents:

Rosser, William D, 44, farmer, b GA of GA-born parents
Lucy, 43, wife, b GA of NC-born parents
Lucius, 20, son, farmer, b GA (as all following children are so born)
Alice, 18, dau
William, 13, son
Lucy, 11, dau
James, 9, son
Edgar, 5, son
Ernst, 3, son

1880; Census Place:  ChattanoogaWalker Georgia; Roll:  169; Family History Film:  1254169; Page:  307A-B; Enumeration District:  182; Image:  0420-0421.



by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (883k points)
In the 1900 census, William D and Lucy are living in Peavine, Walker Co., GA:

Rosser, William D, head, b June 1835, 64; m 43 years; farmer
Lucy J., wife, b July 1837, 62, 7 births, 6 living
William A., son, b Oct 1866, 33, school teacher
Harry E., son, b Sep 1874, 25, farmer
Mark E., son, b Apr 1877, 23, farmer

A possible location for Edgar is the Ed Rasser in Ty Ty Colquitt, Georgia, b May 1877, 23, single, a teamster (boarding in the home of another, slightly older, teamster, John Morgan.
In 1870 the William/Lucy Rosser family is in Chattooga, GA.

In the 1860 census, William & Lucy with a 9-month old son Lucius are in Jacksonville, Calhoun Co., Alabama. He's a merchant.

Was hoping to find evidence of Lucy's parents through the census, but no luck. Per the 1900 census they were married 43 years, translating to 1857. Unfortunately, their marriage records may have burned during the Civil War, as so many southern records did.

Have you looked for a marriage record?
The Chatanooga thing was bugging me. Peavine Valley, GA is just across the border from Chatanooga, TN. Is is possible that the latter was part of Georgia in 1880? Or perhaps it crossed the border, and tehre was part Chatanooga that was in both states?
Mm... the Comments buttons have disappeared... Bryan, where did you find that data?

Interesting, the "answer" button has disappeared, too. Found this on



Name: William Dawson Rosser
Gender: Male
Birth Place: GA
Birth Year: 1835
Spouse Name: Lucy J Stewart
Birth Place:
Number Pages:





Source Citation: Source number: 29.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: NAD.

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.




I have an external hard drive with many databases taking up nearly 2 TB. I search there before searching online. Soon, I'll have to get another external drive to continue expanding my local archives.
WOW.... does it include the sources?

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