Elizabeth Rosser

25 January 1823–26 January 1879 (Age 56)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rosser was born on 25 January 1823, in Georgia, United States, her father, Moses Rosser, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Spence, was 29. She married John H Garner on 26 December 1839, in Henry, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Escambia, Florida, United States in 1870. She died on 26 January 1879, in Burnet, Texas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Shady Grove, Burnet, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John H Garner
Elizabeth Rosser
Marriage: 26 December 1839
William Lee Garner Sr
Caroline M. Garner
Elizabeth Jane Garner
Francis Marion Garner
Martha Josephine Garner
A. J. Garner
Joseph Franklin Garner
Fredonia Garner
Nellie Margarete Garner

Spouse and Children

26 December 1839
Henry, Georgia, United States


    William Lee Garner Sr


    Caroline M. Garner


    Elizabeth Jane Garner


    Francis Marion Garner


    Martha Josephine Garner


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Lavinah Rosser


    Margaret M Peggy Rosser


    Matilda Rosser


    Sarah A Rosser



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 9

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 15

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: variant of English Roger .2 German (Rösser): occupational name for a horse dealer, a groom, or a carter.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Garner in household of John Garner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Rosser in entry for Elizabeth Jane Yent, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Rosser in entry for Fredonia Garner Allen, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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