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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 Graves 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 Lisle .  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 Pennsylvania , at what is now called Athens , 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 in 1933

 

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exerts from Binghamton : its settlement, growth and development

 and the factors in its history, 1800-1900"

 

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, secretary.
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."