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 Charles Perry Rollison

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Charles Perry Rollison

  • Birth 12 Aug 1827 USA
  • Death 22 Dec 1895 De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 14320704

Chales Perry Rollison was the husband of Matilda Runser Rusher Rollison and father of Thaddeus Rollison, Matilda Rollison (Johnson), Charles Rollison (who died at about 7 years of age),Addison Rollison and Marion Rollison.

During the winter of 1873 Charles Perry Rollison and his family moved from Indiana to Arkansas on a flatboat which he built with the help of his sons and stepsons. His son Thaddeus W. Rollison told the story of their amazing journey in a series of articles which appeared in the Arkansas Democrat newspaper in 1937.

Charles was the step father of:
John Rusher, Henry Rusher, Michael Rusher, Jeremiah Rusher and Mary Rusher (Baker).

Charles and Matilda also raised Mary Ann McGraw from infancy. Her father, a farmer named Joseph was unable to care for his baby daughter after the death of his wife a few days after Mary's birth. (Mary appeared on the 1880 census as a four year old living in the household of Charles and Matilda Rollison.) Mary remained close with her father through the years but after he died when she was a young teenager; Charles filed papers and became her legal guardian.



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  • Created by: Janet Amtower
  • Added: 18 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14320704
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Perry Rollison (12 Aug 1827–22 Dec 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14320704, citing De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Janet Amtower (contributor 46832095) .