The Reed, Dalton, Ostler, Rosser Family History Project

Updated September 14, 2004


The family lines Iím researching include:
ALEXANDER: James 1816 Kentucky - 1872 Missouri; Euphemia 1849 IL - 1911 Missouri
ANDERSON: William @1790 IN - ?; Lavica @1818 IN - 1873 Missouri
DALTON: Joseph ? - ?; Joseph Edward 1882 Chicago, IL - 1962 Colorado
GOSSER: James Peter 1781 Germany - @1860 Kentucky; George Washington 1815 Kentucky - 1895 Kentucky; Pharaba 1839 Kentucky - 1915 Missouri
GRIFFITHS: John ? Wales - ?; Sarah 1820 Wales - 1864 Iowa
HAMAKER: John @1830? - ?; Wesley 1858 Pennsylvania - 1940 Canada; Mabelle Grace 1893 Pennsylvania - 1963 ?
HAMMER: Nancy 1834 - ?; Wesley Hamaker 1858 Pennsylvania - 1940 Canada
HOLLAND: Otho @1660 MD - ?; James @1700 MD - ?; Otho ? MD - ?; Westall ? MD - ? Pennsylvania; Prudence @1813 Pennsylvania - 1880 Iowa
JUDD: Francis Sr. 1664 England - Francis Jr. - Rowland - Nathaniel Sr. - Nathaniel Jr. - Frances 1806 North Carolina - 1855? Kentucky
MESSICK (family took surname from mother): Lydia 1771 VA? - 1871 Missouri; John 1810 Kentucky - 1869 Missouri; James Perry 1845 Missouri - 1923 Missouri; James Erwin 1876 Missouri - 1954 SD; Orpha Elvesta 1898 Missouri - 1977 Oregon
OSTLER: John Frederick ? Michigan - 1935 Michigan; Stanley Rea 1890 Michigan - 1946 Michigan; Frederick Jerome 1917 Michigan - 1981 Georgia
PAYNTER: Thomas abt. 1770 Cornwall - ?; Joseph 1795 England - Ontario 1876; Elizabeth 1821 England - 1904 Michigan
PUGH: William ? England - ? Michigan; Elizabeth 1851 Canada - 1929 Michigan
REED: James 1802 Cornwall - 1845 Cornwall; John 1835 Cornwall - ?; John (Pascoe/Henry) 1858 Cornwall - 1904 Michigan; Charles Henry 1890 Michigan - 1978 Arizona
ROSSER: John @1800 Wales - ?; Benjamin 1814 Wales - 1864 Iowa; Joseph W. 1852 Ohio - 1933 SD; Frank Stanley 1889 Iowa - 1972 OR
ROY: Asa @1790 Kentucky? - ?; Jamima @1820 Kentucky - ?
SHAFFER: Charles 1805 Pennsylvania - 1883 Iowa; Charles Elliott 1837 Pennsylvania - 1911 Iowa; Emma Jane 1867 Pennsylvania - 1901 WI
SMITH: William 1784 VA - 1859 Kentucky; Ambrose ? Kentucky - 1856 Kentucky; Henry Wise 1835 Kentucky - 1915 Missouri
TERRY: William Yelverton 1838 Missouri - 1892 Missouri; William Bailey 1857 Missouri - 1937 Missouri; Ethel 1891 Missouri - 1973 Colorado
WISE: Margaret 1788 NC - ? Kentucky


Janet L. Reed
Raleigh, NC United States
jlreed@nc.rr.com


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Family Photos

  • Stanley & Orpha Rosser (60 KB)
    Stanley and Orpha (Messick) Rosser about 1970 at their home in Grants Pass, Oregon.
  • Betty, Bob and Ruth Reed in 1923 (21 KB)
    Formal portrait of the children of Charles Reed and Mabelle (Hamaker) Reed.
  • Clyde and Lettie (Hamaker) Disney (52 KB)
    Clyde and Lettie (Hamaker) Disney in Bradford, Pennsylvania. They had one son, Adrian.
  • Frank Stanley Rosser and Orpha Elvesta Messick (11 KB)
    Wedding day of May 20, 1917 (Winner, South Dakota).
  • Home of Mary (Livingston) Shaffer (57 KB)
    Mary (Livingston) Shaffer was the mother of Emma Shaffer Rosser, mother of Frank Stanley Rosser, my maternal grandfather.
  • Henry Wise Smith-Pharaba (Gosser) Smith, Missouri (27 KB)
    Parents of Isabel (Smith) Messick, mother of Orpha (Messick) Rosser who was mother to Lola (Rosser) Reed.
  • Walter Shaffer, brother of Emma Shaffer (16 KB)
    Walter Shaffer worked in a dairy and then went into politics, becoming mayor of Colesburg, IA for two terms in the 1880's or 90's.
  • Lola (Rosser) Reed in 1929 (44 KB)
    As a small child in South Dakota in 1929. She and her family traveled by wagon to Oklahoma and then to Arizona during the Great Depression. She has lived in Alaska since 1968.
  • Emma (Shaffer) Rosser and daughters (29 KB)
    Emma (Shaffer) Rosser and daughters Florence and Mabel (Lois) about 1900. Emma divorced John Rosser and married John Garlow in 1901 and died less than two months later. Her daughters who had gone with her after their parent's divorce were adopted out.
  • Reeds and Ostlers in Saginaw 1953 (80 KB)
    Front left: Bob and Lola and son Mike Reed (recently back from being stationed in the Philippines) Back Left: Stanley and Lorraine Ostler with unknown baby Back Right: Ruth Kreider Ostler and "Aunt" Ethel Jilson Front Right: Jerry and Betty Ostler with son Bill Ostler and Stanley and Lorraine's daughter Patricia
  • Joseph W. Rosser and sons (41 KB)
    Joseph W. Rosser and sons Elmer and Stanley about 1900. Joseph and Emma divorced in 1900 and the boys went with Joseph, eventually moving from Iowa to South Dakota.
  • Charles Reed and son (38 KB)
    Charles Henry Reed and son Robert Hamaker Reed about 1950.
  • Mabelle (Hamaker) Reed (40 KB)
    Mabelle (Hamaker) Reed jumping rope circa 1940's?
  • James Erwin and Isabel (Smith) Messick and family (9 KB)
    About 1944 - Gregory, South Dakota; L to R (back): Florence, Olive, Everett, Evelyn, Orpha; L to R (front): James Erwin (father), Gladys, Isabel (mother).
 

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