DANIEL ROSE. Located on section 6, Cheney's Grove Township, lies one of the prettiest homesteads in McLean County, the property of the gentleman whose name stands at the head of this sketch. It consists of 220 acres of valuable land under a fine state of cultivation, with a handsome and substantial residence, good barn, and all necessary out-buildings for the storing of grain and the shelter of stock. The fences and farm machinery are kept in good repair, and everything about the premises indicates the supervision of the progressive and enterprising farmer and citizen.

Mr. Rose is a native of this State, born in Clark County, Sept. 6, 1846. His parents were Ira B. and Julia (Martin) Rose, the former a native of New York State, and the mother of Indiana. Ira B. Rose was born Oct. 6, 1805, spent his childhood and youth in his native State near the city of Rochester, and when about twenty years of age became a resident of Kentucky. There he followed the trade of a carpenter until 1831, then came to Illinois and located in Clark County. Here he followed his trade the remainder of his life, his death occurring Dec. 3, 1880. The mother was born Aug. 30, 1820, and was married to Mr. Rose in 1836. She departed this life at her home in Martinsville, Clark Co., Ill., on the 10th of August, 1855. She was a member of the Winebrenarian Church. The record of their nine children is as follows: Elim died in infancy; Martha J., born July 31, 1839, became the wife of David C. Myers; John N., born Jan. 31, 1842, married Miss Drury A. Tudor; William H., born April 25, 1844, married Miss Mary A. Ashby; Daniel of our sketch was the fifth child; Didama, born April 15, 1849, became the wife of George Harris; David, born April 20, 1851, married Miss Ellen Mclntire; Emeline P., born Dec. 22, 1854, died April 31, 1866.

The subject of our sketch remained with his parents until the breaking out of the late war, and although only about sixteen years of age, enlisted as a soldier, becoming a member of Co. G, 123d Illinois Mounted Infantry. He was mustered into service at Martinsville, Clark County, and participated with his comrades in the battle of Stone River [Stones River], and many other engagements and skirmishes. He served his full term of three years and received his honorable discharge at Springfield in 1865. He again took up his residence in Clark County, from which he removed in 1868 to McLean County.

Mr. Rose was married, on the 7th of November, 1876, to Miss Rhoda E. Tudor, who is a native of this county, born April 4, 1858. She is the daughter of Thomas H. and Sophia (Hunter) Tudor, the former a native of Madison County and the latter of Jessamine County, Ky. Thomas H. Tudor was born July 4, 1828, and departed this life at the home of our subject, Sept. 14, 1885. In 1846 he enlisted in the regular army and engaged in the Mexican War, being a member of the 1st Kentucky Regiment. He was at the battles of Buena Vista and Palo Alto, and escaped unharmed. He then returned to his farming pursuits until the breaking out of the late Civil War, when he enlisted in the 11th Kentucky Cavalry, serving three years. Although not wounded he never recovered from the hardships which he endured as a soldier, his health being completely undermined.

The mother of Mrs. Rose was born March 24, 1833. The parental family included six childrenóRichard P., Thursey, Rhoda E., Drury A., and two who died in infancy. Mr. Tudor was a strict Republican in politics, and a member of McPherson Post No. 79, G. A. R. at Saybrook, Ill. Daniel Rose came to McLean County in 1868, first locating at Funk's Grove, where he was employed as a farm laborer by the month for two years. He then rented a farm six years, and at the expiration of that time purchased 160 acres of land, to which he subsequently added, and formed his present fine homestead. His three children are as follows: Frankie was born Feb. 18, 1878, and died Jan. 19, 1879; Lora M. was born Nov. 10, 1880, and Charles E., Oct. 25, 1882.

The father of our subject was one of the earliest settlers of Clark County, this State, where he purchased a tract of land and laid a portion of it off into town lots, forming a village which was afterward named Martinsville, where he spent the remainder of his days. He was a Republican in politics, and was widely and favorably known throughout that section as a man who generously identified himself with its interests and worked for its prosperity and welfare. The beautiful residence of Mr. Rose is handsomely lithographed on another page of this volume.

Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 522. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.


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