Elizabeth Rose

Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rose was born in 1740, in Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Rose, was 37 and her mother, Mary Alderman, was 35.

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John Rose
Mary Alderman
Hannah Rose
Abraham Rose
Thomas Rose
John Rose Jr.
Mary Rose
Samuel Rose
Elizabeth Rose
Sarah Rose
Abigail Rose

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Alderman




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World Events (6)


Age 35

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 63

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, French, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (Latin rosa), in various applications. In part it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similarsounding names from other European languages.2 English: variant of Royce .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Rose, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Genealogical Data The Salem Tenth in West New Jersey

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