Isaiah Rose

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Isaiah Rose
Born (1843-06-26)June 26, 1843
Belmont County, Ohio
Died November 26, 1916(1916-11-26) (aged 73)
Coal Run, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Melissa Ellen Crawford
Children 6

Isaiah R. Rose (June 26, 1843 – November 26, 1916) was a Republican state senator for Ohio, a Washington County sheriff and a Civil War veteran.

Early life[edit]

Rose was born on June 26, 1843, in Belmont County, Ohio.

Civil War[edit]

Rose enrolled twice as a soldier for the Union Army. He was captured and transported to Andersonville Prison as a prisoner. He later escaped and returned to his former army. However he was mistaken for a scout or a Confederate soldier and was shot in the left leg. This injury left him permanently disabled.

Public office[edit]

Rose returned to Ohio and was elected sheriff for Washington County as a member of the Republican Party, and subsequently as a state senator. During his career in the Ohio Senate, he was a champion of the temperance movement in Ohio, introducing ultimately successful legislation allowing individual counties to enact local legislation banning the sale of liquor.

Personal life[edit]

Rose was married to Melissa Ellen Crawford and had seven children. He died on November 26, 1916, in Coal Run, Ohio. He is buried in Round Bottom Cemetery in Ohio.[1] He was featured on Who Do You Think You Are? as he was the great-great-great-grandfather of singer Kelly Clarkson.[2]