Friday, October 31, 2014


In January 2014, Amy Johnson Crow of the Ancestry blog No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.
The premise: write once a week about a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, a research problem — any that focuses on that one ancestor. The next week, write about a different ancestor. In 52 weeks, you’ll have taken a closer look at 52 people in your family tree… and maybe learned a little bit more about them in the process.

MARY CHRISTIANA ROSE was born in St Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada to DAVID A. ROSE and ANNA (I'm not sure of her maiden name, it might be Armstrong or Thompson) in January 1825. MARY is my maternal 2nd Great Grandmother.


Not much is known of her life in Canada but she did live in St. Stephen and according to the 1861 Canadian Census, her father was the Postmaster.  I only know of one brother, GEORGE ROSE who eventually lived near Mary's family in later years.


On August 9th of 1850 MARY CHRISTIANA ROSE married HORATIO NELSON MOORE in the parish of St Stephen by the Rev. Thomson.  They had 4 children born in New Brunswick Canada.  TRISTRAM ANDERSON born August 6, 1851,and he was baptized on June 27, 1852 in the Anglican Church in Moores Mills.  Their other 3 children might have been baptized there also but I need to recheck the records for their names.  KATHLEEN OLIVE was born May 6, 1853, ANNA ROSE (NANNIE) was born April 12, 1855 and BESSIE AGNES was born December 14, 1857.


MARY and her husband HORATIO moved to Alabama in 1859 to be near Horatio's sister EMILY WILLIAMS and to find work.  Mary's brother GEORGE ROSE also went down south with them.


EMILY WILLIAMS in a letter, to her mother back in Canada, mentions MARY several times and is very happy to have her as a relative and friend.


MARY and HORATIO moved to Savannah, Georgia in the early 1880's and lived there until her death on February 23, 1903.  She is buried with her husband HORATIO in the LAURAL GROVE CEMETERY in Savannah, Georgia.



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