Looking for Rosetta Miller's ancestry. ¹
I found Rosetta in 1930 caddo parish, LA.
1213 Fannin St., Shreveport, LA
118 124 Anderson, Fannie Hd R neg 45 S $25 LA(3) - all Wash&Iron Private Family
Miller, Rosetta Mother Neg 70 Wd None LA(3)
Gay, J.W. Lodger Neg 25 S Laborer - Anykind
Haskett, Marie Lodger F Neg 22 S Washing Laundry
(1) Rosetta was born ca 1865 in Louisiana, as were her parents. [But was this accurate?]
(2) She appears as a 70 year old in the 1930 Census of Caddo, Shreveport living with her 'daughter', Fanny ANDERSON (single)
(3) Fanny Anderson was the head of household w/no Anderson children.
Fanny and both parents were listed as being born in LA. [True?]
(4) In the household are others (lodgers), a 25 year old male (J.W.), and a 22 year old female (Marie) - relationship not determined.
I needed more information on Rosetta Miller.
(1) What was her husband's name?
(2) Could that lead to her 'maiden' name?
Records to search:
(1) Marriage / Death record or Death record of a child.
I looked for a death record (online).
Rosetta was not found in the ONLINE Louisiana death index (1900-1949). Rose/Rosetta could (possible) have lived another 20 years, dying in the 1950's, but would have been close to 90.
A Fannie Anderson was found.
+++ Fannie Anderson d. Dec 1937 in Caddo parish ²
Until I had more information on Rosetta, I decided to continue my armchair research with the US Population Census (1920).
Looking for Rosetta Miller, with other children/husband
a) 1920 Census for Bossier Parish, LA (Ward 2, Page 10)
Miller, Rosetta Hd F B 52 widow LA GA(2)
______, Milkie dau F B 33
______, Perla B. G-dau F Mu 15 S
______, Andrew G-son M B 13 S
______, Minnie S. G-dau F B 11 S
****** Rosetta's husband (Miller?) died before 1920
****** Rosetta had another daughter, Milkie. [or was that Fannie?]
****** There were three grandchildren, all old enough to have married by 1930.
Note: I chose to continue the Census research. Next stop: 1910
b) 1910 Census for Bossier Parish, LA (Ward 2, page 8 )
Miller, Andrew G. Hd M B 51 Married 35 years
______, Rosetta Wf F B 50 Married 35 yrs, 2 living children (of 4 born)
Barton, Verda G-dau F Mu 5 S
______, Andrew G-son M Mu 4 S
______, Minnie S. G-dau F Mu 1 S
Barton, Ben Hd M B 24 Married 5 yrs
______, Milkie Wf F B 28 3 living children (of 3 born)
(1) Rosetta married Andrew G. Miller about 1875 (per Census report)
(2) Andrew G. Miller died sometime between 1910 and 1920.
(3) There was a 'Milkie Barton' in the house (a daughter?).
(4) Fannie was not in the house by 1910 (at 15?). She could have been the second living child, IF she were a daughter. Was she already married (Anderson) or was she living with relatives?
Note:Look for a marriage record ca 1875
c) Marriage Record (Rosetta ??? m. Andrew G. Miller)
(1) Only one record found in Bossier parish:
___ Andrew Miller m. Rosa TAYLOR in July 1875, Bossier parish
Rosetta/Rosa's maiden name was TAYLOR.
I decided to continue my search of census records for 1900, 1880, 1870.
1900 Census for Bossier Parish, LA (Ward 2, Pg 88A)
Miller, A G Hd 46 m. 24 years
______, Rosa Wf 44 2 living children (of 4)
______, Fannie dau F B 22 Single
______, Milkie dau F B 33 S
Note: There are several Millers living near by. Perhaps there are Taylors as well. I decide to revist the census after searching for Rosa/Rosetta in earlier census records. Perhaps in the house of her parents and siblings.
1880 Census for Bossier Parish (Ward 2?, page 66C)
This time, Andrew and Rosa are enumerated with a Peter Johnson family.
Miller, Andrew B M 26
______, Rosetta B F 22 Wf
______, Fannie B F 3 dau
______, Rosa B F 2 dau
______, Sallie B F 6/12 (Nov) dau
Note: Since Rosa/Rosetta was born ca 1858-1860, I attempted to find her in 1870 (hopefully, with parents).
1870 Census for Bossier parish - there were two Taylor matches (Ros*). One was a 25 year old female born in VA (1845). The other was a 'Ross' Taylor, female, born in LA in 1859. I decided to look at 'Ross Taylor'.
1870 Census - Bossier Parish, LA (Ward 2, page 153)
Found an 11 year old Rose (indexed Ross) with Moses and Hannah.
Tayloy, Moses 50 M B Farmer GA
______, Hannah 40 F Keeping House AL
______, Rose 11 F B LA
______, Hellen 6 F B LA
______, Lucinda 5 F B LA
______, Moses 2 M B LA
I THINK this is the right Rose, however, I decided to scan the neighborhood to see if I could find anyone else that would help link THIS Rose to our Rosetta Taylor Miller. [The marriage record would be a first suggestion, however, this is ONLINE.]
¹ Smith, Edith. "Perla B. Barton: A Case Study." No Land Only Slaves. Conveyance Records of Bossier Parish, LA. 2001. 20 Dec. 2005 [slaves.8m.com].
² Ancestry.com. 1930, 1920, 1910, 1900, 1880, 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Indexed by ProQuest from microfilmed schedules of the [1930-1870] U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.