Born: August 3, 1843, Berne, New York.
Died: February 18, 1926, Breakabeen, New York.
Buried: Breakabeen Cemetery, Breakabeen, New York.
Rosecrans studied at the Baxter University of Music in Friendship, New York.
After teaching for two years, he joined the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, Ohio. By 1880, he was teaching music in Douglas County, Colorado.
In 1884, he was an evangelist in California, and later was associated with evangelistic efforts in Texas, and taught music and Bible at Carlton College in Bonham, Texas.
Rosecrans published over 20 music collections, including: