What do we know
about William Rose born abt. 1710, died bef. 1790? Not
much! There are some that say he came to America as a child of
17 and was
indentured for a number of years to pay for his passage. No firm
this. We have also found that there was a William Rose that was
in Maryland about the time of our William, but no proof that this
William Rose. Some say that the William Rose that settled in the
Bedford Co. area of Pennsylvania married a Sarah Gardner, but
we can find no
proof of this. We do know that he married a Mary ???? as she is
a Deed of which a condensed version follows:
Deed Book A pp. 324-325, 20 Jan. 1779, William
Rose of Twp. and County of
Bedford, farmer, and Mary his wife to Allen Rose "the son
of the said William
and Mary," whereas an application was entered in land office
of Pennsylvania, in
of a certain Robert Rose", for 300 acres in Cumberland Valley,
three miles from the Town of Bedford", and an Order of Survey
upon (blank), and on 6 Mar. 1768, in pursuance to said application
surveyed a tract, line of Samuel Drenning, Charles Brookenos,
acres...Whereas, said Robert Rose, by his deed executed (blank
sold to Samuel Perry Esq. and deed 31 Aug., 1769, he sold to
now William and Mary, his wife Rose for love and natural affection
Dutiful son, the said Allen, and for 5 Shillings, deed said land.
(his X mark) Rose; Mary (her X mark) Rose.
Wit.: Thomas Coulter,
Edward Rose. Rec.: 15 Mar. 1779.
For those of you
that are familiar with Bedford, this property is located
on the Poor House road just out side of Bedford. In fact it is
close to where the Poor House stands today.
There were other
Rose's that lived in the Rainsburg area of Bedford County,
Edward who had a wife named Prucilla Pierpoint, (There are other
of the spelling of Pierpoint) Rachel who married Joseph Friend
Sr., and Sarah
who married Maj. John Cessna.
We have found no proof that any of them are related to William
and Mary Rose.
Does anyone have proof of their parentage??
I have two Rose
connections in Bedford Co. One through William and Mary Rose
and the other
through Sarah Rose and Maj. John Cessna via the McFerren line.
Any information would be appreciated.
Bob Rose - email@example.com _____________________________________________________________