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
1818–1911
Elizabeth Rosser
1823–1879
Marriage: 26 December 1839
William Lee Garner Sr
1841–1906
Caroline M. Garner
1842–
Elizabeth Jane Garner
1845–1932
Francis Marion Garner
1846–1922
Martha Josephine Garner
1848–
A. J. Garner
1850–1860
Joseph Franklin Garner
1854–1923
Fredonia Garner
1856–1942
Nellie Margarete Garner
1860–1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1839
Henry, Georgia, United States
children

(9)

    William Lee Garner Sr

    Male1841–1906Male

    Caroline M. Garner

    Female1842–Female

    Elizabeth Jane Garner

    Female1845–1932Female

    Francis Marion Garner

    Male1846–1922Male

    Martha Josephine Garner

    Female1848–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Lavinah Rosser

    Female1816–1840Female

    Margaret M Peggy Rosser

    Female1818–1910Female

    Matilda Rosser

    Female1819–1900Female

    Sarah A Rosser

    Female1821–1898Female

    Female1823–1879Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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