Mary Caroline Rosebrugh1

ID # 346, (1832-1896)
Mary Caroline Rosebrugh|b. 28 Dec 1832\nd. 30 Aug 1896|p346.htm|Thomas Rosebrugh||p155.htm|Joanna Sands Mulholland||p159.htm|||||||||||||
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Mary Caroline Rosebrugh was born on 28 December 1832.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Rosebrugh and Joanna Sands Mulholland.1 She married Melvin C. Moe, son of Henry Moe and Teressa M. Coleman, on 14 August 1850.1 She died on 30 August 1896 at age 63.1 The Rosebrughs were prominent and fairly early settlers in what was later South Dumfries Township. There is a Rosebrugh Family Tree to be found online and it gives some information about Mary. Mary's mother married a second time to a man with the surname of Lyons. The Rosebrugh Tree places Mary in Minnesota, and the following shows her status as awidow in the U.S. 1880 census. To this point I do not know where Maryis buried. I have taken her death date from the Rosebrugh Tree, but will confirm this when and as I can.


Name      Relation      Marital Status      Gender      Race      Age      Birthplace      Occupation      Father's Birthplace     Mother's Birthplace
Johnna S. LYONS      Self      W      Female      W      74      NY            SCOT     CT
Emily LYONS      Dau      S      Female      W      32      CAN      Keeping House     NJ      NY
Mary C. MOE      Dau      W      Female      W      40      CAN      At Home      NJ     NY

Source Information:
Census Place      Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota
Family History Library Film      1254628
NA Film Number      T9-0628
Page Number      471A

Mary is also with the Lyons household at the time of the 1870 census.Since Melvin was alive in Chatham, Ontario, at the time of the 1861 census, it may be that by 1870 he has died.

Mary was one of the younger children of a large family. Her father was Thomas Rosebrugh (Oct. 8, 1795 - March 4, 1842). He married Joanna Sands Mulholland on 27 March 1820. Joanna remarried on October 27, 1844, to Joseph Lyons of East Flamborough by licence, by Rev. Kerr. The witnesses were Oliver P. Knox and William Rosebrugh. William was likelyThe William that was Joanna's eldest son and brother of Mary.

Emily Lyons was born in Canada in 1848, so the family did not emigrate until much later. At a guess, they were in Canada until after 1861.

It would seem that in the 1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses, Mary gave her age as being considerably younger than she really was.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.