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 & Emily Rose|
|Emily Augusta Going|
|Edward & Emily's home, now the Rose B&B in Fayette, AL|
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.