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Robert Rose, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Rose, of Wethersfield & Branford and Margery Rose
Husband of Rebecca Allyn
Father of Mary Johnson; Rebecca Stevens; Elizabeth Bennett; Dorcas Rose; Sarah Miner and 2 others
Brother of John Rose; Thomas Rose; Elizabeth Taintor; Mary Rose; Samuel Rose and 5 others

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About Robert Rose, Indian Fighter

Robert2 Rose (Robert1), b. ca 1619, was aged 15 when he came with his parents on the Francis in 1634. He d. sometime between 1 Nov. 1679 (deed) and 9 Mar. 1682/83 (inventory), in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Conn., m. (before 7 Oct. 1651), Rebecca --- . She testified that date in court held at New Haven (Anc. Town Rec., vol. 1, p. 89):     His widow Rebecca m. 2nd, 1685, Henry Allyn of Stratford who died by 8 Nov. 1690.

Robert Rose served in the Pequot war in which several hundred Indians were killed. After various hostilities and the murder of a number of New Englanders including the pioneer John Oldham, an expedition under Governor John Endicott was dispatched to avenge the massacres and to demand submission from the Pequots. This succeeded only in injuring a few innocent natives. "The crowning act of audacity which brought matters at once to a crisis was perpetrated in the early spring of 1636, when a party of Pequots, about one hundred in number, found their way to the infant settlement at Wethersfield, where they killed nine men and carried away captive two girls . . . it was now apparent that the Pequots had entered upon a course of hostilities which would not stop until their power was curbed or crushed."* At a General Court held May, 1637, an offensive war was ordered against the Pequots.

Sources

  • Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1520

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Robert Rose, Indian Fighter's Timeline

1619
1619
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1651
October 7, 1651
Age 32
Branford
1655
April 20, 1655
Age 36
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
1657
July 14, 1657
Age 38
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
1659
February 15, 1659
Age 40
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1661
April 1661
Age 42
1664
August 1, 1664
Age 45
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
1666
March 15, 1666
Age 47
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1672
1672
Age 53
1683
March 9, 1683
Age 64
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA