|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1888|
Father: James Harris Rosser, b. Campbell County, Virginia, d. Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana; son of John Rosser, b. 1793, Campbell County, Virginia, d. 28 December 1876, Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas; and Martha Malvina Johnson Rosser, b. 1803, Campbell County, Virginia, d. 1859, Panola County, Texas. Married 28 May 1834, Campbell County, Virginia.
Mother: Martha B. Chatham, b. South Carolina, d. 1870-1880, probably in Carthage, Panola County, Texas; daughter of Nancy Chatham, b. South Carolina
Nephew of John Carper Rosser.
1870 Federal Census, Texas, Panola County, Beat. #1, Post Office, Carthage; page 25, Household Number 209, Line 18:
Rosser, Martha, age 24, b. 1846, South Carolina
Rosser, Zoe, age 4, b. 1866, Texas
Rosser, Rupert, age 1, b. 1869, Texas
1880 Federal Census, Texas, Panola County, Precinct #1, page 185, Line 89:
Chatham, Johnathan, male, age 50, b. 1830, South Carolina; head; merchant; father b. Virginia, mother b. South Carolina
Chatham, Kate S., female, age 50, b. 1830, Alabama; wife; keeping house; father b. Alabama, mother b. Alabama
Chatham, Williams R., female, age 11, b. 1869, Texas; daughter; at school; father b. South Carolina, mother b. Tennessee
Chatham, John H., male, age 9, b. 1871, Texas; son; at school; father b. South Carolina, mother b. Alabama
Rosser, Rupert, male, age 11, b. 1869, Texas, grandson [sic] of head; at school; father b. South Carolina [sic], mother b. Virginia [sic]
Rupert Rosser, a nephew of Dr. Rosser is spending the holidays with his uncle's family. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 December 1884, p. 3, c. 1)
Rupert Rosser is at the sanatarium, laid up with a sprained back which he received from a fall on the stairs. (Brainerd Dispatch, 04 June 1886, p. 4, c. 3)
FamilySearch Death Records:
Name: Rupert Rosser
Event Date: 10 Jan 1888
Cause of Death: Acute Meningitis
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866
Marital Status: Single
Address: 921 Spruce
Residence Place: Philadelphia
Cemetery: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Burial Date: 20 Jan 1888
MARKER NOTE: The location of his grave is Section 60, lot 14, North 1/2.
Unfortunately, that section, as well as many others near it, are hidden by deep forest, overgrown with invasive plant-life, such as poison sumac, poison ivy, Japanese knot-weed and many other climbing vines.
We are working with a team of dedicated volunteers, but forty to fifty years of neglect is a herculean task and will take a very long time and a great deal of money.
I wish the news could be better, but hold onto this information and one of your descendants may be fortunate to visit a pristine Mount Moriah Cemetery someday.
Susan Facciolli, (08 October 2013)
Secretary and Board Member
The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc.
James Harris Rosser (1842 - 1870)
Martha B. Chatham Rosser (1846 - ____)
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Lot 14, North 1/2
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Aug 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116131453
Added: Aug. 27, 2013