A Rose is a Rose and its name is probably either John or Solomon
This month’s theme for Elizabeth O'Neal's Genealogy Blog Party is:
Annoying Ancestor? Push 'Em in the Pool! Well roses need water so here they go.
Researching my children’s paternal ancestors began easily enough with their grandmother, Mary Irene Rose; but it soon got complicated.
Mary Irene Rose (b1910) was the daughter of
John Rose (b1873) who was the son of
John Rose (b1842) who was the son of
John Rose (b1811) who was the son of
Solomon Rose (b1780) who was the son of
Solomon Rose (b1760) who was the son of
Solomon Rose (b 1731) who was probably the son of
Solomon Rose (Ross?)
At one time, there were 3 generations of Solomon Roses living in Pepperellborough (now Saco), Maine. And their wives were either Sarah, or Sarah called Sally, or Abigail perhaps misspelled as Abigil, or Mary known as Polly. And, of course, the female names were also passed from one generation to the next.
Confusing? Frustrating? Annoying? all of the above.
At this point, I think I have them mostly figured out. Maybe.