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Isaiah R. Rose

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James H. Rose and Mary Rose
Husband of Melissa Ellen Rose
Father of Leslie Crawford Rose; Alice Mabel Burrows; Prentice Charles Rose; Foster C. Rose; Melissa Ellen Crooks and 5 others
Brother of Thompson N Rose; Samuel Rose; Anna Hickman; Lemuel F. Rose; John W. Rose and 3 others

Occupation: Sheriff and Ohio State Senator
Managed by: Ashley Odell
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About Pvt. Isaiah R. Rose, USA

Pvt. Isaiah R. Rose was a Union soldier in the American Civil War.

Isaiah was born on June 26, 1843 in Belmont, Belmont Co., Ohio to parents James and Mary (Schafer) Rose. He married Melissa Ellen Crawford.

On April 23, 1861, Isaiah enlisted as a private in Company K of the Ohio 18th Infantry Regiment. He mustered out of Columbus, Ohio on August 28 of that year and was officially enlisted in Company F of the Ohio 63rd Infantry Regiment on December 17. He was held as a prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia and escaped while being transported to Savannah, Georgia. He eventually mustered out on May 20, 1865 near Alexandria, Virginia. He was discharged on May 22, 1865 and returned to Ohio, having served for three years, five months, and five days.

He suffered a gun shot wound to the leg during his escape and incurred a permanent disability as a result. According to the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Waterford, Washington Co., Ohio, he had enlisted twice (as shown above here) but only received credit for one. (Note that he was also noted on the schedule as living in Coal Run, not Waterford.)

After returning to Washington County, Ohio, Isaiah served first as a sheriff and then as a three-term state senator. During his service in the state legislature, Isaiah -- known then as State Sen. I. R. Rose -- led the successful temperance fight against saloons, for which the liquor industry retaliated, causing him to lose his final election race.

Isaiah served as warden of the Ohio State Penitentiary.

Isaiah died on November 30, 1916 in Coal Run, Washington Co. His obituary was published on p. 1, col. 1 of the December 1, 1916 Sandusky Daily Register in Ohio. He is buried at Round Bottom Cemetery in Coal Run.

He achieved posthumous notability in July 2013 when he was featured on an episode of the American version of Who Do You Think You Are?, as a third-great-grandfather of singer-entertainer Kelly Clarkson.

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Pvt. Isaiah R. Rose, USA's Timeline

1843
June 26, 1843
Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio, United States
1868
1868
Age 24
Washington, Ohio, United States
1872
1872
Age 28
1873
1873
Age 29
1875
April 26, 1875
Age 31
1879
1879
Age 35
1881
1881
Age 37
1893
1893
Age 49
1916
November 30, 1916
Age 73
Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio, United States
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