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 Roseann <I>Farnsworth</I> Harrison

Roseann Farnsworth Harrison

Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 20 Dec 1927 (aged 79)
Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Burial Deckerville, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 8 Lot 5
Memorial ID 100048170 · View Source
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Probably born in State Bridge, NY where her parents lived at the time with her mother Phebe Hyland's family. Her parents moved to Canada soon after the 1850 census and lived there for several years. There Roseann married her second cousin John W. Farnsworth on 12 Apr 1866 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church at at Woodstock, Canada West (now Ontario). They lived for a while in Wayne County, NY. The family settled in Sanilac County, Michigan before the 1870 census. There John received bounty land for his Civil War service. After several years of farming, John bought a hotel in Deckerville and operated it until his death in 1906.

After her husband's death, Roseann went to Oklahoma for a time with her sister Sarah and her husband Thomas Farnsworth supposedly to participate in the land rush, but they did not get any land. Eventually Roseann met and married John Harrison on 11 Nov 1908 in Arkansas. By the 1910 census, she and John Harrison were back in Sanilac County. John Harrison and Roseann may have subsequently separated because John died in St. Louis in 1919. Apparently Roseann lived with her daughter Sadie (Sarah) Bufton in Port Huron for the last part of her life.

Obituary in Port Huron (MI) Times Herald, 20 Dec 1927
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"Mrs. Roseana Harrison, 80, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sidney Bufton 1313 Pearl Street [Port Huron, MI].

She is survived by two sons, John and David Farnsworth, this city, four daughters, Mrs. Elias [should be Silas Palmatier] Palmaiter, Caro, Mrs. F. B. Teeple, Deckerville, Mrs. W. S. Eaves and Mrs. Sidney Bufton, this city. There is one brother, Thomas Farnsworth, New York City [should be Newark, NY], two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Farnsworth, Flint, and Mrs. Ella Austin, [Newark] New York; and 11 grandchildren."


MOTHER/Apr 7, 1848/Dec 20/1927

Gravesite Details One of many matching headstones in the large John W. Farnsworth plot




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roseann Farnsworth Harrison (7 Apr 1848–20 Dec 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100048170, citing Downing Cemetery, Deckerville, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by CMGregg (contributor 46887304) .