Elizabeth Roseberry1

F, #1383, b. 24 June 1799, d. 22 January 1857
Last Edited=23 Apr 2015
     Elizabeth Roseberry, daughter of Mathias Roseberry Sr. and Sarah Hughes, was born on 24 June 1799 at Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,2 Elizabeth Roseberry was the daughter of Mathias Roseberry Sr. and Sarah Hughes.2

Elizabeth Roseberry married Shadrach Mitchell, son of Thomas Mitchell Sr. and Eleanor Hill, on 13 November 1817 at Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,21

Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell was the maker of a memorial quilt about which Linda Otto Lipsett wrote her book, Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell's Graveyard Quilt. This quilt is is at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky. In the collections of the Kentucky Highlands Museum in Ashland, Kentucky, is the original prototype for the quilt held by the Kentucky Historical Society.

A granddaughter, Nina Mitchell Biggs, offered the Graveyard Quilt to the Kentucky Historical Society, saying the following: "I own a quilt made, in 1838, on a farm in Lewis County, by my grandmother who with her family had moved from Pennsylvania in the early 1830's. It was called the Graveyard Quilt when it used to be on display - We say Memorial Quilt now. The quilt is of a large cemetery with the family lot in the center with the names of her family of eight sons and two daughters and other family names on coffins around the border - these to be removed from there to the lot when they had passed away. I suppose it is the only quilt of its kind in existence. As I am along in years I have wondered where to place it. Is there such a place?"3

Elizabeth Roseberry died on 22 January 1857 at Kentucky at age 57.1,2

Children of Elizabeth Roseberry and Shadrach Mitchell

Citations

  1. [S77] Linda Otto Lipsett, Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell's Graveyard Quilt. An American Pioneer Saga (P.O. Box 317211, Dayton, OH 45437: Halstead & Meadows Publishing, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Graveyard Quilt.
  2. [S80] Lloyd Roupe, Family Tree Maker Gedcom, 2001, Cornerstone Genealogy Library, Greene Co., PA.
  3. [S77] Linda Otto Lipsett, Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell's Graveyard Quilt. An American Pioneer Saga (P.O. Box 317211, Dayton, OH 45437: Halstead & Meadows Publishing, 1995), page 11.. Hereinafter cited as Graveyard Quilt.