Mother: Elizabeth Goodrich (1645-1711)
Born 30 September 1679, in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Died 11 October 1768, in Granville, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Spouse: Abigail Hale
Married 26 February 1706/07, in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.
Abigail was the daughter of Ebinezer Hale and Mary. She was born 20 March 1689/90
in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, and died 17 March 1793, in Granville,
Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Jonathan was a Hayward in Wethersfield in 1701 and a fence-viewer in 1714.
His parents gave him 1 1/2 acres of land in 1711, on the road to Htfd (assumed
Hartford), on a section known as Sandy Land.
He lived in Durham and Killinsworth and owned land in Gulliford.
Around 1733 he left Durham for Enfield, which at that time was Hampshire Co,
but became Hampton Co, MA,where land deeds are located,. Later, the state line
was moved and Enfield became a part of Connecticut. He ran a grist mill there
for a couple years, then sold it in 1735 and moved to Bedford, MA, which later
From "History of Durham", "The four primitive towns on Connecticut River, namely
Wethersfield, Hartford, Windsor, and Saybrook, the four primitive towns on Long
Island Sound, namely Stratford, Milford, New Haven, and Guilford, were all settled
by companies of Englishman, thrown out and off from the mother country by its
internal convulsion....Durham settled more than 60 years, two generations, after
the others in more quiet and less heated times.... under the working of gentler
forces. In the primitive towns mentioned, the spirit of dissent was rife, nearly
as much so, in some cases as when the settlers left England.... Secessions took
place from the Churches and towns for the purpose of forming other churches
and towns, where the opinions and measures of the seceders might prevail."
According the the book "A Partial History of the Rose Families of Granville,
Ohio", Jonathan, when he was well into his 90's, tried to volunteer to be a
Minute Man. I am not sure that this is correct, because I am not sure the "Minute
Men" were organized that early, but it does show his level of patriotism to
the New Country.
As Jonathan aged, he gradually lost his eyesight, and, at the age of 89, he
was sitting by his fire in the evening when he rose and fell into the fire and
was unable to remove himself. It is believed his failed eyesight caused him
to fall into the fire. He was living in Granville, MA. at that time. His obituary
was published in the "New Haven Newspapers"
- JONATHAN ROSE, b. 18 Feb 1707/08, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; d. Aft. 1790,
prob Granville, Hampshire, MA; m. (1) MARY GILMAN; b. Abt. 1707; d. 1750;
m. (2) LYDIA UNKNOWN; d. 10 Mar 1763. 4 Notes for JONATHAN ROSE: Jonathan
was known as Jonathan Rose Junr. His first wife, Mary, had two children from
a previous marriage when they were marriad. They had 5 children of their own,
then she died and he married Lydia, and they had 5 children
- DAVID ROSE, b. 13 Sep 1709, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; d. Bet. 1790 -
1793. Notes for DAVID ROSE: It appears that David was the one who started
the family migration from the small towns in Northern Connecticut to Bedford,
MA, which later became Granville. Settlers had been encouraged to move to
Massachusetts and a proportion of land was offered to all who would come and
settle. In the "History of Granville", we read: "In some way David Rose, who
lived in Durham in the Colony of Connecticut, heard about this promised land.
He came to Bedford. Looked the place over. Liked it so well that he picked
out his 100 acres, built a cabin, started clearing land, and moved his family
there. He also purchased 1500 acres more in 1741. Here is the interesting
part. Either David Rose had great powers of persuasion, or else he was looked
upon as having good judgement, for as a result of his settling in Bedford,
no less than 26 families soon came from Durham to the new township". David
was a deacon, a tithingman, and served the town in many ways. In 1790 he left
the Congregational Church and started a Baptist Church in his home, which
later became the first Baptist Church in Granville.
- DOROTHY ROSE, b. 20 Jun 1711, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; d. 1746, Granville,
Hampshire, MA; m. DR EBENEZER SEWARD, 22 Nov 1732, Guilford, Connecticut;
b. 1703. Notes for DR EBENEZER SEWARD: Dorothy was the third wife of Ebinezer.
He had children by all three marriages. The father of Ebinezer was Caleb Seward
of Guilford and his father was William Seward. His mother was Lydia Bushnell,
who was the daughter of William Bushnell of Saybrook. Ebenezer had a brother,
Ephraim, who was two years older than he. Ephraim was the first white child
born in Durham.
- DAMARIS ROSE, b. 30 Jul 1713, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; d. 09 Jun 1714,
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.
- ABIGAIL ROSE, b. Abt. 1715, Durham, Middlesex, CT; d. 10 Sep 1768; m. BENJAMIN
- DANIEL ROSE, b. 12 Jan 1716/17, Durham, Middlesex, CT; d. 20 Jun 1790,
Granville, Hampshire, MA; m. ACHSAH BALL.
- ELISHA ROSE, b. 08 Feb 1718/19, Durham, Middlesex, CT; d. 01 Mar 1718/19,
Durham, Middlesex, CT.
- JOHN ROSE, b. 18 Feb 1719/20, Durham, Middlesex, CT; d. 1788, Granville,
Hampshire, MA; m. (1) RUTH HOLCOMB; m. (2) KEZIAH GOSS.
- DAMARIS ROSE, b. Bef. Mar 1721/22, Durham, Middlesex, CT; d. 03 May 1807,
Wethersfield, CT; m. OLIVER TREAT.
- JUSTICE ROSE, b. 22 Mar 1723/24, Durham, Middlesex,
CT; d. 25 Sep 1781, Granville, Hampshire, MA.
- ELIZABETH ROSE, b. 20 Feb 1725/26, Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 22 Oct 1786,
Granville, Hampshire, MA; m. AARON SPELMAN, 22 Apr 1762, Granville,Hampshire,
MA; b. 22 Jan 1732/33; d. 18 Oct 1821, Granville,Hampshire, MA. Notes for
AARON SPELMAN: The book, Spelman Genealogy, observes: the marriage of Aaron
Spelman caused some odd relationships. His first wife was Elizabeth Rose,
sister to Justice Rose. At the death of Elizabeth, he married the widow of
Justus, Deborah Barlow. His brother, Stephen, who was several years younger
than Aaron, had married Deborah Rose, the daughter of Justus and Deborah.
Thus Aaron and his second wife were, by marriage, at one the uncle and aunt,
the step-father and mother, and the brother and sister-in-law of Stephen and
- ELISHA ROSE, b. Jun 1728, Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 10 Dec 1814, Granville,
Hampton, MA; m. (1) ABIGAIL UNKNOWN, Bef. 1752, Granville,Hampshire, MA; b.
Abt. 1730, unk; d. 1775, Granfield,Hampshire, MA; m. (2) SYBIL GRISWOLD, 17
Apr 1777, Wintonbury Parish, CT; b. 17 Apr 1742, Windsor,Hartford, CT; d.
14 Aug 1829, Granville,Hampshire, MA. Notes for ELISHA ROSE: Elishu was a
private in the Revolutionary War, under Capt. Cooley Co, Col John Mosley,
Hampshire Co. Served 4 days, then served 24 days under Capt. Aaron Coe's Co.
Note: in 1812 the name of then county Hampshire was changed to Hampdon. 5
Notes for SYBIL GRISWOLD: Buried in West Cemetery, Granville Centre
- SHARON ROSE, b. 19 Feb 1730/31, Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 04 Apr 1821,
Granville, Hampton, MA; m. MERCY FOWLER, 01 Mar 1758, Granville, Hampshire,
MA; b. 08 Sep 1737; d. 05 Apr 1821, Granville, Hampton, MA.
- CAROLINE ROSE, b. 18 Feb 1733/34, Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. Aft. 1771;
m. JOHN SEWARD, 28 Dec 1753, Granville, Hampshire, MA.
- MARY ROSE, b. 02 Jan 1736/37, Enfield, Hartford, CT.
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