My name is Don Rose. My big dead end is with my ROSE branch in Cayuga
Co, NY. I believe I found my great great grandfather, Mason Rose in the
1850 census in Sennett Township living with the Hezekiah BOWEN Jr. family.
Mason was 20 years old then, and listed as a farmer. The census says he was
born in NY. However, a document in his Civil War military file says he was
born in Ohio. At any rate I have no information on Mason before 1850. In
1860 he was in Allegan Co. MI. He died March 1865 in Chattanooga, TN while
guarding prisoners there. I need
information on Mason that would lead me to find his parents and family.
There might be the possibility that he is a relative of the Bowens??? Many of
the Bowens are buried in cemeteries in Cayuga Co ( I have the specific
The family Mason married into was the Moses REED family. In 1830 they lived
in Aurelius near a Jeremiah Rose family. In 1850 Moses Reed lived in Tyre,
Seneca Co. Mason Rose and the Reeds moved on to Michigan in the mid 1850's.
I don't know if they knew each other in NY.
I am a member of the Rose Family Association.
Respectfully, Don Rose, Mariposa, CA (near Yosemite)