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Biographical Sketch of Andrew B. Rose

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Rose, Andrew B., Waltham, Vergennes p. o., was born in Woodbury, Litchfield county, Conn., on April 21, 1817. He is a farmer, and breeder of the famous Atwood breed of Merino sheep. He settled in Waltham, Vt., in 1845, where he has since resided. He was married in 1846 to Emma Thompson, a daughter of James and Abigail (Eldred) Thompson, of New Haven, Vt., and by her had ten children — Anna E. (Mrs. Edgar Piper); Eva J. (Mrs. George Hallock); Newton J., Willie, Edson, Hattie (Mrs. Frank Dart); Nettie (Mrs. Ed. Adams); Jessie (Mrs. Albert James); Abbie, and Lula. Mr. Rose has filled most of the local offices of the town, and represented the same in the Legislature in 1876 and 1877. His parents were Newton and Laura (Barton) Rose. His father settled in Vergennes, Vt., at at early date, when he served as a clerk in a hotel, and afterwards followed his trade, that of clothier, in Litchfield, Conn. He settled in Waltham, Vt., in 1843, on the farm now occupied by Andrew B. Rose. He took an active part in the offices of the town, and was its representative in 1850 and 1849. He had two children — Andrew B. and Emily B. (deceased). He died in 1864 in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Andrew B.’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Barton, jr., who was a son of Andrew Barton, who was an early settler in the town of Waltham, Vt.

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