Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rose Family - Archibald Rose & Sarah E. Jordan

The first Rose I have definitely identified is Archibald Rose, born 1780-90 in Virginia.  He was married to Elizabeth Mason Holloway on 1/21/1818 in Sussex, Virginia.   There is an Archibald Rose on the 1791 tax list of Richmond, Virginia.  Archibald is on the 1810 Census in Norfolk, and in 1820, he and his family are living in Lunenburg, Virginia.  He is listed as being "engaged in agriculture" and his household numbers 13, including 8 slaves.   Archibald served in the War of 1812, in the 9th Regiment (Boyd's) in Virginia.

After 1840, when the family is still in Lunenburg, Virginia, it's hard to trace him.  There is an Archibald Rose who died in Nash County, North Carolina in 1868, however, I can't confirm whether or not this is the same person.  I have no birth or death dates for Elizabeth, or the names of her parents.  The two children whose names I have (and I believe there were more, as the 1820 census shows 3 females under the age of 10), are Archibald Thomas and James.  I'm not entirely sure that James belongs with this family; still working on that connection.

Archibald Thomas Rose (who was called Thomas) was born about 1828 in Virginia.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Jordan in 1851.  She was the daughter of William Jordan and Martha Dobson, born in Virginia in June 1834.  They had five children; Edward, Elbert Gunn, J. Thomas, Mary Laura and Charley.  In 1860, they were living in Pickens County, Alabama.  On the 1860 Census, Thomas's occupation is listed as milling, Sarah's is housewife.  Thomas enlisted in the 13th Alabama Calvary Battalion (Partisan Rangers), which was formed in August of 1862.  They were assigned to Mississippi and East Louisiana and first served as scouts and pickets.  The battalion fought at the King's Creek in 1863.

The family moved to Greene County, Alabama before 1870.  All subsequent census records list Thomas as a farmer.  Thomas died in 1908, as did Sarah, on June 25.  They are buried together at the Fayette City Cemetery in Fayette County, Alabama.
Thomas & Sarah Rose's grave
Edward Rose was Thomas and Sarah's oldest child, born on September 27, 1855 in Greene County, Alabama.  He was married to Emily Augusta Going on April 21, 1879.  The first census record I find for him is 1900 in Fayette.  His occupation is listed as merchant.  From 1918-1920, he served as the mayor of Fayette, Alabama.

Edward & Emily Rose
Emily Augusta Going

Emily Rose
Edward Rose
Edward & Emily's home, now the Rose B&B in Fayette, AL
Ernestine Rose
Edward and Emily had four children; Thomas, Ernestine, William and James.  Emily died in 1942 and Edward on May 17, 1954 at age 98.  They are buried in the Fayette City Cemetery in Fayette, Alabama. 


Thomas and Sarah had four other children:  Elbert Gunn, J. Thomas, Mary Laura and Charley.  Mary Laura married John Martin, had three children and remained in Pickens County, Alabama until her death in 1948.  I can find no record of Charley after 1880, when he was 3 years old.  J. Thomas died in 1900 at the age of 38 in Pickens County.  Elbert Gunn, their second child, was my great-grandfather.


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