June 26, 1843|
Belmont County, Ohio
|Died||November 26, 1916
Coal Run, Ohio
|Spouse(s)||Melissa Ellen Crawford|
Rose was born on June 26, 1843, in Belmont County, Ohio.
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.
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.
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. He was featured on Who Do You Think You Are? as he was the great-great-great-grandfather of singer Kelly Clarkson.