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Elizabeth Coolidge (Rose)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: April 24, 1736 (71)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Rose and Elizabeth Rose
Wife of Obadiah Coolidge
Mother of Simon Coolidge; Elizabeth Sawin and Obadiah Coolidge, Jr.
Sister of Daniel Rose; Mary Wright; Hannah Rose; John Rose, of Wethersfield; Deacon Jonathan Rose and 4 others

Managed by: Maureen Theresa O'Brien
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About Elizabeth Coolidge

Her parents were from Watertown, MA. Her name was also spelled Rouse.

Gary Boyd Roberts shows in Ancestors of American Presidents, 1995, p. 73 that Elizabeth Rose did in fact marry Obadiah Coolidge and that they were ancestors of President Calvin Coolidge.

"Elizabeth Rose ... b. 15 Apr. 1665, Wethersfield, Conn. VR, d. before 6 Nov, 1732, m. 28 Feb 1686/7, Sudbury, Mass. VR, Obadiah Coolidge, b.20 July 1663, Watertown, Mass., d. 16 May 1706, son of Simon and Hannah (Barron) Coolidge.

After his death, she m. 2nd, 16 Feb. 1714/5, John Cunningham (Kinnecum). In a deed recorded Middlesex Co., Mass.(33:375), John Kinnecum of Watertown, husbandman, deeds to Obadiah Coolidge of Marlborough, said county, cordwainer; Simon Coolidge, mason; John Sawin, mason and Elizabeth his wife; and Daniel Bond, weaver of sd Watertown ... "the said John Kinnecum intermarried Elizabeth the widow of Obadiah Coolidge heretofore of sd Waterworn deceased" from whom he received a considerable personal estate, he now deeds all the land and personal estate of said Obadiah Coolidge. This is dated 6 Nov. 1732, and entered the next day.

N *Hale, House and Related Families (pp. 802-803) and in his "Notes on Wethersfield Famiies" (*Am. Gen.* 10:51), Jacobus states that Elizabeth Rose most likely married 24 Dec. 1680, Capt. Joshua Robbins (only her first name is given in the record). Supporting evidence is that Mrs. Elizabeth Robbins, according to her gravestone, died 24 Apr. 1736 about 71 years which fits with Elizabeth's birth; the fact that the Robbins and Rose families owned adjacent property in Wethersfield; that Daniel Rose testified on behalf of Joshua Robbins, and finally, that Elizabeth Rose had a brother Jonathan, and sisters Hannah, Mary, Abigail and Sarah, and all these names were given to children of Capt. Joshua Robbins and his wife Elizabeth.

In Robert Charles Anderson's "Ancestry of President Coolidge" (*Am. Gen.* 53:69), the compiler makes a good case for the marriage of Elizabeth to Obadiah Coolidge, citing particularly the fact that her maiden name is shown as Roose on the marriage record, which is a common variant for Rose. Anderson observes that Elizabeth had Goodrich uncles and aunts who lived in Sudbury, suggesting that she may on a visit to that area have met Obadiah Coolidge. Admittedly, the matter has not been resolved; there is no conclusive proof. However, since there does not appear to be another Elizabeth Rose who fits the marriage record to Obadiah Coolidge, it would appear likely that she is indeed the daughter of Daniel Rose."

--- Christine Rose, "Descendants of Robert Rose of Wethersfield and Branford, Connecticut, Who came on the ship 'Francis' in 1634 from Ipswich, England", privately published, San Jose, CA, 1983, p 33-34.

Married second John Cunningham Feb 16, 1714

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Elizabeth Coolidge's Timeline

April 15, 1665
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
August 27, 1695
Age 30
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
June 12, 1704
Age 39
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
December 5, 1711
Age 46
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
April 24, 1736
Age 71
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
May 20, 1933
Age 71
June 29, 1933
Age 71
February 10, 1966
Age 71