Isaiah Rose

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Isaiah Rose
Born (1843-06-26)June 26, 1843
Belmont County, Ohio
Died November 26, 1916(1916-11-26) (aged 73)
Coal Run, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Melissa Ellen Crawford
Children 6

Isaiah R. Rose (June 26, 1843 – November 26, 1916) was a Republican state senator for Ohio, a Washington County sheriff and a Civil War veteran.

Early life

Rose was born on June 26, 1843, in Belmont County, Ohio.

Civil War

Rose enrolled twice as a soldier for the Union Army. He was captured and transported to Andersonville Prison as a prisoner. He later escaped and returned to his former army. However he was mistaken for a scout or a Confederate soldier and was shot in the left leg. This injury left him permanently disabled.

Public office

Rose returned to Ohio and was elected sheriff for Washington County as a member of the Republican Party, and subsequently as a state senator. During his career in the Ohio Senate, he was a champion of the temperance movement in Ohio, introducing ultimately successful legislation allowing individual counties to enact local legislation banning the sale of liquor.

Personal life

Rose was married to Melissa Ellen Crawford and had seven children. He died on November 26, 1916, in Coal Run, Ohio. He is buried in Round Bottom Cemetery in Ohio.[1] He was featured on Who Do You Think You Are? as he was the great-great-great-grandfather of singer Kelly Clarkson.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/local-news/2013/07/kelly-clarkson-was-here/
  2. ^ Mike Larkin, She's from a family of American Idols! Kelly Clarkson discovers she is related to Union soldier on Who Do You Think You Are?, The Daily Mail, July 24, 2013
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