Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Elizabeth Schoolcraft Rose of Rutland and Sullivan 
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Photo: Elizabeth Schoolcraft Rose
Township: Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
of Sullivan
Year: est. 1890s
Photos from Les Wood albums
Submitted by Joyce M. Tice (SRGP)
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Name Elizabeth Schoolcraft Rose
Birth date and place 18 JUL 1807, Rockland NY
Death date and place 26 OCT 1898
Sullivan Township
Cemetery Wood Cemetery
Parents Rhoda Crippen
John Rose
Spouses Justus Wood
Obituary Mrs. Elizabeth Wood Mrs. Elizabeth Wood died Oct. 26, 1898 at the home of her son, Henry Wood, of Sullivan, aged 91 years. She was the wife of Justus Wood who died the same day of the month (October 26) just twenty six years ago. She had lived sixty-one years in Sullivan. She and her husband settled on Rutland Hill when a Large part of Tioga County was a wilderness. The nearest grist-mill was at Troy, which they reached by a rough road behind a team of oxen. She was one year old when Robert Fulton's first steamboat (the Clermont) ascended the Hudson River to Albany. She was a girl six years of age when the War of 1812 began. She was twenty nine when the Mexican War began. She was thirty seven when Samuel Morse erected the first telegraph line in the world from Washington to Baltimore.  She leaves seven children, four boys and three girls, forty eight grand children, seventy six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was converted and united with  the Baptist Church when fourteen years of age. For seventy seven years, like Enoch of old, she walked with God. Her religious experience was clear and bright. Her life was a living epistle, an object lesson of what the grace of God could do. She died like Moses, her intellect unclouded, her faith triumphant Funeral services was held at Chandlersburg in the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. E. Sitzer, of West Caton, NY.
     (This from an unidentified grandchild of hers).Elizabeth had some American Indian ancestry.  She was raised around Watkins and was probably of the Seneca tribe. She had a sister Sarah Rose who married Nicholas Watkins. Her brothers were John and Hiram.
Elizabeth's descendants, and Sarah's, attribute some Indian ancestry to them. While this may be true, my own theory is that since a brother of one of her Schoolcraft ancestors was famous as a writer about Indians, and in fact, married one, some of his history has been confused and mingled over time. I believe this may be the source of this belief.(JMT)

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