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John ROSE
Catharine Frances CRAIG
NOTICE:  a patrilineal descendant of our subject is participating in the ROSE DNA Surname Project.  Anyone who suspects he descends from our subject on a direct male line can support that connection with a DNA test.  For a discussion of this ROSE family's results and lineages, please see this page on this web at my site.
Husband:  John ROSE
Birth:  26 Jan 1802, in PA or VT
Death:  16 Nov 1890, Sunbury, Northumberland Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury, Northumberland Co., PA
Occupation:  shoemaker
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  R1b1b2 Group L
Marriage said to be:  3 Apr 1826
Wife:  Catharine / Catherine / Katherine Frances CRAIG
Birth:  1806/7, PA
Death:  25 Dec 1872, Centre Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Centre Co., PA:
  1.  (Son A) ROSE, b. 1825-30; d. bef. 1840
  2.  (Daughter A) ROSE, b. 1830
  3.  Lydia ROSE, b. 9 Feb 1835
  4.  Matilda ROSE, b. 14 Sep 1837
  5.  William Craig ROSE, b. 24 Mar 1839
  6.  James ROSE, b. 10 Nov 1840; d. 1875
  7.  Thomas ROSE, b. 5 Apr 1842; d. 23 Sep 1862 (Civil War)
  8.  Emily ROSE, b. 14 Mar 1844
  9.  Martha ROSE, b. 15 Dec 1845; d. bef. 1850
10.  Barbara ROSE, b. 12 Oct 1847; d. bef. 1850
11.  George Washington ROSE, b. 25 Mar 1849
12.  Eliza ROSE, b. 14 Sep 1851; d. 8 Apr 1940, Knox, Clarion Co., PA; m. 1871, Rouseville, Venango Co., PA, Ellis HALL
13.  Angeline "Annie" ROSE, b. 27 Jan 1854
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, as expected.  There are no ROSEs, at all, in Centre Co., PA.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 22; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Centre Co. Ferguson Twp. Roll 165 p. 407 Ln. 2 John Rose 100 010 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son A
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = John (b. 1804/5)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Catharine (b. 1806/7)
There is one other ROSE family in the county, also in Ferguson Twp. (p. 400, line 5):  William ROSE (000 010 - 000 010).

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1-2 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 PA Centre Co. Marion Twp. Roll 451 pp. 161B-162A Ln. 25 John Rose 100 001 - 120 010 0003000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = William (b. 1838/9)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = John (b. 1804/5) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Matilda (b. 1836/7)
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Lydia (b. 1834/5)
= Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Catharine (b. 1806/7)
3 persons employed in manufactures and trades
This is the only ROSE household in the county.

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33 of 56):  Spring Twp., Centre Co., PA, Roll M432_763, p. 209A, 242/242, enumerated 26 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Rose 45 M   Labourer   Pa
Catharine Rose 43 F        
Lydia Rose 15 F        
Matilda Rose 13 F        
William Rose 11 M        
James Rose  9 M        
Thomas Rose  7 M        
Emily Rose  6 F        
George Rose  1 M        
They are the only ROSE family in Centre County.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 28):  Howard P.O., Howard Twp., Centre Co., PA, Roll M653_1090, p. 622, PN 26, 167/171, enumerated 8 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jno Rose 50 M   Laborer   500 Penna
Catharine " 50 F          
William   " 21 M          
James     " 19 M          
Thomas    " 18 M          
Ema       " 16 F          
George    " 12 M          
Eliza     "  9 F          
Angeline  "  7 F          

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 14):  Milesburg P.O., Milesburg Twp., Centre Co., PA, Roll M593_1321, p. 413B, PN 4, 24/28, enumerated 1 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Rose John 67 M W Shoemaker     Vermont
____ Catherine 56 F W Keeping house     Penna
____ James 28 M W Fireman in Saw Mill     Penna
____ George 21 M W Fireman on RR     Penna
____ Eliza 18 F W Domestic Servt     Penna
____ Angeline 16 F W Domestic Servt     Penna
It's odd for someone to switch from unskilled labor to a craft like shoemaking late in life.  Was he a craftsman all along?

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Catharine and James are deceased.  Can't find John or Eliza (ROSE) HALL.  George ROSE and Angeline (ROSE) CONSER are married and living with their families in Sunbury (q.v.).

9.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

10.  Online at Find-a-Grave:
Birth: Jan. 26, 1802, USA 
Death: Nov., 1890
Sunbury
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA 

Taken from the Sunbury Weekly News, for Nov. 21st 1890:

"John Rose died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Conser, (on Second Street) in Sunbury, Sunday morning at 2.20 o'clock in the a.m. of old age.  He was aged 90 years, 9 months and 20 days.  He was the father of George Rose, the well known engineer on the Sunbury division.  Mr. Rose's remains will be interred in Pomfret Manor Cemetery on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock a.m." 

Burial:
Pomfret Manor Cemetery 
Sunbury
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA 

11.  Messages posted to the Rose Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

12.  Archives of the PACENTRE-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

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