Biographical Sketch of Levi Rosebrough

Levi Rosebrough, farm and stock; P. O. Charleston; the subject of this sketch was born in Warren Co., Ind., April 3, 1832. He married Miss Frances Fisher Sept. 5, 1852; she was born in Ross Co., Ohio, Feb. 2, 1832; they had eight children, seven living, viz., William I., James B., Albert, Sarah E., Rhoda M., Eva and Eli. He lived in Indiana until he was 12 years of age, when, with his parents, he came to Illinois and settled in Coles Co., near his present place-this was in 1843-where he lived until he was 19; he then worked by the month until 1852, when, on being married, he rented his father’s place and farmed the same one year. In 1853, leaving his wife here, he went to California, going the overland route by oxen-object, mining-remaining two years; he met with fair success; in 1855, he returned via Panama and New York, to this county, renting a farm and farming the same until 1859, when he bought sixty acres, being a part of his present place; in 1867, he built his present residence, and has lived here since. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the 5th I. V. C., and was in service over three years; was in the battles of Vicksburg, Meridien, Jackson, and many minor engagements. He owns 120 acres in this township, which he has earned by his own labor and management. His parents, John and Nancy White Rosebrough, were natives of Ohio; they were married there and moved to Indiana, where she died about 1842; he then married Miss Zemrudia Stewart, who was a native of Illinois; they came to this county in 1843, where he died in 1856; Mrs. Rosebrough married again and is now living in Kansas.



Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887.

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