Col. William Rose
Col. Rose or Dr. Rose as he
was usually called, was a great great grandfather of Nellie Graves
Dewsnap, on her grandmother
side. Dr. Rose settled a little farther up the Chenango than Capt.
Leonard did. Soon after this, quite a colony of whites came, and one
Daniel Hudson, settled between Capt. Leonard and Dr. Rose. Solomon Rose
came on further, settling in the town of
. Their relations with the Indians were very friendly. They were
never molested. The Indians raised corn and potatoes, and gave some to
the white men for seed. But other seeds and flour they brought with
them. Getting their grain ground was a great problem, the nearest grist
mill being in
, at what is now called
, forty miles away. It took a week and sometimes two to make the
journey. The trip was usually made on horse back.
by Emma Arnold Graves, as
told to her daughter Nellie Graves Dewsnap
who hand wrote it
exerts from Binghamton : its
settlement, growth and development
and the factors in its
Col. William Rose, enlisted
three times and served with credit through out the war, gaining the
title of colonel. He came to Chenango in 1786; was the first school
teacher in the vicinity, and
a man of much note in the county.
... another meeting of
survivors was held at the " Binghamton Hotel," at which time Col.
William Rose was chosen chairman, and John Rodgers, of Barker,
At this time a series of resolutions were adopted, one of which was as
follows: " Resolved, That our representatives in congress who have been
instrumental in procuring the passage of the act of June 7, 1833,
granting pay and pensions to the surviving soldiers of the Revolution,
have and are justly entitled to our thanks."