Philip R. Roseberry was born near Bloomsburgh, Columbia County, Pennsylvania May 19, 1821, and was the youngest in the family of ten children of William Roseberry and Sophia Reese, who were natives of New Jersey, and removed to Pennsylvania about 1808, and thence with their family to Ashland County, in the spring of 1837, where they remained until the dates of their death. William Roseberry died May 4, 1854; his wife died January 16, 1863. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church some fifty years.
Our subject was married August 10, 1847, to Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas and Catharine Jones of this county. The result of this union was two children, Catharine S., and Sophronia E., the former the wife of Dr. James Frauenfelter and the latter residing at home with her parents. Mr. Roseberry joined the North Ohio conference in 1845, but became indisposed and returned to his home, where he followed farming some two years, when he became recruited and again resumed the ministry, his fields of labor being principally in Ashland County, in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He also manages his farm, it being the old homestead of his parents. The farm is highly improved and composed of fine fertile lands comprising one hundred and five and one-half acres. In politics he is a Republican.