Alexander, Rossie E 

Alexander, Rossie E[1]

Female 1840 - 1938

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  • Birth  22 Jun 1840  , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1850  Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "R"
    Census  1860  Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Roysey" - Page No. 79,
    Census  1870  Moss, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page No. 37, Sheet 193
    Census  1880  Dark Corner, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page No. 13, Sheet No. 85A, District 22,
    Census  1900  Gaines, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 19,
    Census  1920  Goshen, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sheet 1B, District 32,
    Census  1930  Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 2,
    Died  22 Oct 1938  , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rock Branch Baptist Church
    Notes 
    • * Lived with son Clarence in 1930.

      The obituary for Rossie A. Craft was found in the Tuesday, October 25, 1938 edition of The Elberton Star newspaper,

      "Elberton, Georgia Mrs. Rossie Craft, 98 years old, native and lifelong resident of Elbert County, and the oldest white resident of Elbert County, died at the home of her son J. W. Craft, near Harmony last Saturday morning at 3 o'clock. The funeral services were conducted at Rock Branch Baptist Church Sunday aftern oon at 3 o'clock by Reverend J. W. Keller. Burial was in the church cemetery w ith Elberton Department Store funeral directors in charge. Mrs. Craft had been a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church continuously for 82 years. She is surv ived by 2 sons and 2 daughters; Messers J. W. Craft and Clarence Craft and Mrs. J. S. Taylor of Elbert County and Mrs. A. J. Lovingood of College Park. She a lso leaves a large family of grand children, great-grandchildren, great-great-g randchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren."
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      The following was copied from the Friday, June 17, 1938 Elberton Star Newspaper, Elberton, Georgia.

      "Mrs. Rossie A. Craft to Celebrate 98th Birthday Anniversary at Home Wednesday (By Herbert Wilcox) Mrs. Rossie A. Craft will be 98 years old on Wednesday, June 22, and strangely enough, she has no pet rule or theory as to why she has remained hale and hearty for s o many years. In fact, she admits that 30 years ago, when she was a youngster of merely 68, that she didn't believe that she would live the year out. She would like to celebrate her birthday by having her children, grandchildren, great - grandchildren, and great - great - grandchildren--she couldn't tell at the minute how many there are--gather around for an old fashioned birthday dinner but her doctor is afraid that the big crowd would be too exciting for her so t he day will be celebrated very quietly. Mrs. Craft was born in Elbert County and has lived in the county all of her 98 years. She has been a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church for 82 years which must be something of a record in itself. Her husband, who has been dead for many years, was a member of the same church and she still has his Bible which he picked up on the battlefield at Malvern Hill and in it are marked texts used by various preachers at Rock Branch Church. Mrs. Craft's conversation probably reveals why she has enjoyed such a long life. She has kept a keen interest in the world about her. Naturally, she enjoys telling of the old days when she had to spin yarn and weave her cloth, and she chuckles as she tells of celebrating Christmas with firecrackers she made of goose quills packed with gun powder. But she is much more interested in the things around the farm today and the fresh vegetables that are coming in. Though confined to the house, she watches through her window and knows where every mule is plowing and whether the hands are doing good work or not. She thinks the young people of today are as fine a lot as she has ever seen and that the girls are mighty pretty. However, she believes that everybody has things pretty easy these days and that a little more work would be good for them. She thinks automobiles are wonderful and is still a little breathless at the speed with which people get from place to place. She is sure, however, that a spirited saddle horse furnishes the most thrilling and satisfactory means of travel ever found. She would like to get in the saddle again but the young folks would never permit it. Mrs Craft is making no promise to live to a hundred or beyond but the chances are that she will. "
    Person ID  I248  Begin with Craft
    Last Modified  30 Oct 2013 

    Father  Alexander, George,   b. Abt 1807, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1860, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Cash, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1810, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870 
    Married  9 Sep 1830  , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F231  Group Sheet

    Family  Craft, Pvt William Anderson,   b. 25 Apr 1840, , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1909, , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Aug 1860  Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Craft, Clarence,   b. Aug 1862, , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1939, , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Craft, Laura Emily,   b. 8 Oct 1866, , Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1929, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Craft, George Robert Bob Sr.,   b. 4 Mar 1869, , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1935, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Craft, James Willis,   b. Mar 1871, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1941, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Craft, Mattie,   b. Abt 1874, , , South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Craft, Betty Lou,   b. 1878, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952
     7. Craft, Myrtice,   b. 3 Mar 1882, , , Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1974
    Family ID  F87  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Jun 1840 - , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Aug 1860 - Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Moss, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Dark Corner, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Gaines, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Goshen, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1938 - , Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rossie Alexander Craft
    Rossie Alexander Craft

    Documents
    William Craft & Rossie Alexander - Marriage
    William Craft & Rossie Alexander - Marriage
    William A Craft Family - 1870 Census
    William A Craft Family - 1870 Census
    William A Craft Family - 1880 Census
    William A Craft Family - 1880 Census
    Craft Families - 1900 Census
    Craft Families - 1900 Census
    Rossie Craft  - Birthday Newspaper Article 1
    Rossie Craft - Birthday Newspaper Article 1
    Rossie Craft  - Birthday Newspaper Article 2
    Rossie Craft - Birthday Newspaper Article 2
    Rossie Alexander Craft - Obituary
    Rossie Alexander Craft - Obituary

    Headstones
    Rossie Alexander Craft - Grave
    Rossie Alexander Craft - Grave
    Status: Located

  • Sources 
    1. [S375] Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 about W A Craft.

    2. [S41] Marriage License of Wm A. Craft AND Rossie Alexander.

    3. [S24] Georgia: Elbert County, Marriages, Alphabetized by Bride,-1851-1900.