My ROSE Family Genealogy by Karen (McGray) TomecekMy Roses originated in Massachusetts and migrated to Yarmouth in the 1760's. The following includes 5 Generations of Roses from Massachusetts to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, plus their link to my maiden name of McGray.! =============================================================================== Descendants of Edward * ROSE - 30 Oct 1997 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST GENERATION 1. Edward * ROSE. He was married to Mary * PHIPPEN (daughter of Thomas * PHIPPEN and Mary * LINDALL). Edward * ROSE and Mary * PHIPPEN had the following children: 2 i. Edward ROSE was born on 9 Sep 1731 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. 3 ii. Edward ROSE was born on 2 Jul 1733 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. +4 iii. Richard * ROSE. 5 iv. Edward ROSE was born on 11 Sep 1739 in Salem, Essex Co.,MA. SECOND GENERATION 4. Richard * ROSE was born on 22 Jan 1735 in Salem, Essex Co., MA. He removed to Yarmouth, NS, between 1763 and 1766 from Beverly, Essex Co., MA. He was married to Martha * CORNING (daughter of David * CORNING and Priscilla * THISTLE) on 19 Dec 1758 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. Martha * CORNING was born on 5 Jul 1737 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. Richard * ROSE and Martha * CORNING had the following children: 6 i. Mary ROSE was born on 25 Feb 1760 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. She died on 13 Dec 1760 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. +7 ii. Mary * ROSE. 8 iii. Martha ROSE was born on 16 Jan 1766 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. She was baptized on 16 Oct 1766 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. 9 iv. Richard ROSE was born on 5 Nov 1770 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 10 v. Nathan ROSE was born on 5 Jan 1773 or 8 Jan 1773 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. +11 vi. David * ROSE. 12 vii. Stephen ROSE was born on 19 May 1777 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 13 viii. Susanna ROSE was born on 30 Aug 1779 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 14 ix. Hannah ROSE was born on 11 Aug 1781 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. THIRD GENERATION 7. Mary * ROSE was born on 9 Apr 1763 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. She died on 21 Feb 1844. She was married to Richard * PATTEN (son of Richard * PATTEN and Mary * LINDALL) on 3 Jun 1786. Richard * PATTEN was born on 25 Jul 1762 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA. He removed to Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS in 1770. He died on 14 Apr 1828 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. Mary * ROSE and Richard * PATTEN had the following children: +15 i. Captain Jonathan PATTEN. +16 ii. Nathan * PATTEN. 11. David * ROSE was born on 4 Nov 1774 in Beverly, Essex Co., MA. He died on 6 Feb 1860. He was married to Bethiah * KELLEY (daughter of James * KELLEY and Margaret * MORGAN) on 12 Dec 1800 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. Bethiah * KELLEY was born on 6 May 1781. She died in 1870. David * ROSE and Bethiah * KELLEY had the following children: 17 i. Martha ROSE was born on 12 Dec 1800. 18 ii. David ROSE was born on 6 Oct 1803 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. +19 iii. James * Kelley ROSE. FOURTH GENERATION 15. Captain Jonathan PATTEN was born on 15 Jun 1793 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. He died in Mar 1878 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was married to Sophia DANE (daughter of Thomas DANE and Mary BROWN). Sophia DANE was born on 2 May 1797 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. She died on 15 Sep 1889 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 16. Nathan * PATTEN was born on 9 Sep 1797. He died in May 1849. He was married to Lucy * BRIDGEO (daughter of Francis * BRIDGEO and Sarah * HALEY) before 1818. Nathan * PATTEN and Lucy * BRIDGEO had the following children: +20 i. Annie * S. PATTEN. 19. James * Kelley ROSE was born on 8 Dec 1807. He died on 24 Oct 1889. He was married to Beulah * LANDERS (daughter of Isaac * LANDERS and Mehitable * CORNING) about 1830. Beulah * LANDERS was born on 15 Oct 1805. James * Kelley ROSE and Beulah * LANDERS had the following children: +21 i. Maria * Anne ROSE. 22 ii. James K. ROSE was born on 2 Jan 1842. FIFTH GENERATION 20. Annie * S. PATTEN was born on 7 Nov 1818. She died on 8 Feb 1894. She was married to Isaac * KILLAM (son of Mark * KILLAM and Abigail * MATTINGLY) on 20 Apr 1841 or 29 Apr 1841 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. Isaac * KILLAM was born on 27 Jan 1818. Annie * S. PATTEN and Isaac * KILLAM had the following children: 23 i. Richard Patten KILLAM was born on 9 Apr 1842 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 24 ii. Ruben KILLAM was born on 27 Jul 1843 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. +25 iii. Richard * Patten KILLAM. 26 iv. Lucy A. KILLAM was born on 15 Aug 1846 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 27 v. Isaac KILLAM was born on 2 May 1848 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 28 vi. Nathan Patten KILLAM was born on 13 May 1850 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 29 vii. George William KILLAM was born on 22 May 1852 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 30 viii. George William KILLAM was born on 23 Feb 1854 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 31 ix. Abby KILLAM was born on 23 Apr 1856 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 32 x. Agnes E. KILLAM was born on 25 Jul 1858 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 33 xi. Mary Harris KILLAM was born on 5 Sep 1860 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 34 xii. Augusta Jane KILLAM was born on 5 Sep 1862 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 35 xiii. Annie KILLAM was born in 1864 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. 21. Maria * Anne ROSE was born on 29 May 1836. Maria was from Yarmouth. She was married to Richard * Patten KILLAM (son of Isaac * KILLAM and Annie * S. PATTEN) on 3 Oct 1869. Richard * Patten KILLAM was born on 22 Jan 1845 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. Maria * Anne ROSE and Richard * Patten KILLAM had the following children: 36 i. Bertha Beulah KILLAM was born on 7 Oct 1872. 37 ii. William Clayton KILLAM was born on 21 Mar 1874. 38 iii. Annie Mabel KILLAM was born on 30 Sep 1875. +39 iv. Loretta * "Retta" Olive KILLAM. SIXTH GENERATION 25. Richard * Patten KILLAM was born on 22 Jan 1845 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was married to Maria * Anne ROSE (daughter of James * Kelley ROSE and Beulah * LANDERS) on 3 Oct 1869. Maria * Anne ROSE was born on 29 May 1836. Maria was from Yarmouth. Richard * Patten KILLAM and Maria * Anne ROSE had the following children: 36 i. Bertha Beulah KILLAM. 37 ii. William Clayton KILLAM. 38 iii. Annie Mabel KILLAM. +39 iv. Loretta * "Retta" Olive KILLAM. 39. Loretta * "Retta" Olive KILLAM was born on 16 May 1879 in Overton, Yarmouth Co., NS. She died on 5 May 1954 in Overton, Yarmouth Co., NS. She was buried after 5 May 1954 in Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS. She was married to John * Everette Judson "Jud" MCGRAY I (son of James * Albert MCGRAY and Maria * Jane FISHER) on 28 Jan 1904 in Overton, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was married second to Lottie Nickerson on 2 Jun 1956. John * Everette Judson "Jud" MCGRAY I was born in 1883 in Port LaTour, Shelburne Co., NS. He was buried in 1961 in Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS. He died on 8 Aug 1961 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. (A Yarmouth Newspaper Article dated 8 Sept 1953): Without doubt the best known figure on Evangeline Wharf, where the S.S. Yarmouth docks on its tri-weekly summer trips from Boston, is Judson "Jud" McGray, the company's traffic officer for the past 40 years. Some people spend much money and travel all their lives to meet new people, but not so with Judson "Jud" McGray, traffic officer, for the Eastern Steamships Lines here in Yarmouth. The popular six-foot plus guardian of incoming and outgoing traffic to and from Boston has spent the best part of 40 years meeting and making friends with celebrities and travellers in all walks of life, and all without moving away from Evangeline Wharf. In his capacity as traffic officer, "Jud" McGray is in charge of everything that goes on while passengers embark to and from the Boston boat. Since the last world war the service has been curtailed to three trips weekly during the summer months, but there was a time when the company ran a daily (except Sunday) service, and for a period of a few years also conducted a twice weekly service from New York. Those were very busy days in the life of the traffic officer as well as the entire local staff. Watching the husky officer direct operations on boat mornings is a revelation in orderly confusion. Until one is "hep" to what is going on one might even begin to wonder just what is going to happen when 500 passengers and 50 cars start coming off the S.S. Yarmouth. But then, there is no need for anxiety because the man whose job it is to see that traffic keeps moving along, is never excited or confused. The boat usually docks around 7:30 a.m. but as early as 6:00 a.m. McGray is on the wharf ready for early arrivals looking for a favored spot to park. There are buses, the regularly scheduled carriers who serve the public between Yarmouth and Halifax on routes 1 and 3, and others carrying passengers coming through on pre-arranged tours. There are the many town taxis, the mail trucks, the express carriers, the fish trucks, the local private cars meeting relatives, the hotel taxis, the Wedgeport Tuna Guides meeting tuna fishermen from all over the United States and Canada, and many other citizens just looking around. Looking after all this traffic is a man-size job and "Jud" McGray has proven equal to the task for many years. While looking after his many duties he has maintained a pleasant "public relations" with the many visitors and the public at large. He understands the value of courtesy and this has paid off in a large measure for himself as well as for his company. As a result he has made many friends among the tourists, several of whom have kept up a correspondence with him. Many of the same faces he sees year after year, and these never fail to renew pleasant memories with him. Among the thousands of people he has served in small ways are celebrities in sport, politics, business and the clergy. Probably the best known have been in sports world and among these have been Jack Sharkey, ex-world heavy-weight boxing champion, and the late Babe Ruth, baseball's immortal slugger, both of whom he knew personally and met with a shake of the hand whenever they landed here. Born in Port Latour, McGray came to Yarmouth when about 18 and after living in Yarmouth town for five years moved across the harbor to Overton where he built his home. In his early days here he followed the sea as a fisherman, and later went "steamboating" with Captain Ernest Kinney and still later with Captain Arthur MacKinnon. When Captain Kinney became l ocal superintendent of Eastern Steamship Lines, he got McGray to join as traffic officer. During the war there was no boat plying between Yarmouth and Boston so McGray spent his time in the lobster business with his brother William. However, when hostilites ceased and E.S.S. Lines began operating once more, he returned to the wharf where he has been every summer since. Actually, he hasn't much longer to stay on the wharf because, after this summer season is over he is going on the retired list. But before he goes, he will have the satisfaction of knowing he is retiring with a marvellous record. That is the opinion of all his companions on the local staff including his boss, Agent Ralph Hopkins. Loretta * "Retta" Olive KILLAM and John * Everette Judson "Jud" MCGRAY I had the following children: +40 i. Filbert "Lawson" MCGRAY. +41 ii. Russell * Everette MCGRAY. +42 iii. Hazel Belle MCGRAY. +43 iv. Nina "Pearl" MCGRAY. =========================================================================================
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I was asked to take part in DNA testing by a group of Rose's who are trying to sort out there family roots. The results are in, I am a genuine Rose of Scottish descent.
Following from: Kathleen Rose and David W. Brown, Project Managers, Rose DNA Reconstruction Project:
The Rose DNA Project began 2nd October 2001 with a group of genealogist who have been researching Samuel Rose of Dutchess Co. New York and Manchester VT for several years. Over the last few years many of us began to question the assumed attitude that Samuel was of English descent because as we reviewed the documentation and evidence amassed by several individuals over a 80 year period we began to realize the his more probable ancestry came through the Dutch who had settled across the Hudson River in Ulster Co. NY. Many of these immigrants, once they became established in Ulster petitioned for land across the river in Dutchess Co. The paper trail was and has been a dead end for many years so when this new technology came along we decided to end fruitless hours of researching false lines by using a set of DNA test.
Because there are many individuals of English descent in Manchester among Samuels neighbors and acquaintances we looked to Robert Rose of Ipswich, England and Brandford CT for a test subject and found an individual willing to help us who had a well documented pedigree. We were likewise able to find a descendant of the Dutch immigrant, Aldert Heymanse Roosa who we felt was the line Samuel more likely came from. Also, because the Rose's who dsecend from Hugh of Scotland are the most numerous Rose line in the US we felt it would be wise to include a sample from a substantiated descendant from him also.
Samuel Rose had 5 sons and our group consisted of descendants of 3 of them and two others of questionable descent. We chose to do a twelve marker test, because if it came back that Samuel was of Dutch descent we have a baptismal record that we were pretty sure was his and if not we were no closer on the English side because there are so many Samuels in that family that it may never be straightened out in our lifetime. Much to our pleasure 2 of the 3 son's matched the Dutch immigrant 100% on the 12 Alleles. The 3rd matched at 99.2 % and the two questionable individuals matched two of the sons and the immigrant at 100%. The English Robert Rose matched our group at only 25% or less and Hugh Rose of Scotland matched a bit better at slightly over 50%. With those kinds of odds it was pretty clear who were the ancestors of our Samuel.
In order to contact the Robert Rose of CT and Hugh Rose of Scotland descendants we applied to Christine Rose of the Rose Family Association and she was able to help us.
My DNA test confirms that I am a Rose relative of Christine Rose's, mentioned above, husband Seymour Rose. Further testing of 25 markers rather than the standard 12 is in progress to further confirm the relationship.
The organizers of this Rose DNA testing have received special monetary rates. To find out more visit and Click on "Rose Family DNA Project" on the left.
The DNA testing is being carried out through Family Tree DNA located in Houston, Texas. Lots of information and they have a surname searchable data base at their internet web site of the surnames that have been tested.
Testing is easy, 2 mouth swabs are placed in a solution and mailed to the lab. All necessary supplies are included in the test kit.
A promising new Genealogy research tool.
We encourage all male Rose's to be apart of this DNA testing.
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