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Loyalist Directory: Mathias Sr. Rose

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Surname : Rose
Given name : Mathias Sr.
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Ernesttown, 1784
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Loyal Rangers - Jessupís Corps.
Enlistment Date : 1780 / ? / ?
Date & Place of Birth : ca 1727 ?New York colony
Settled before war : Possibly at Crum Elbow prior to Saratoga residence. Resided at Saratoga next to Freemanís farm at the time of Burgoynes defeat.
Date & Place of Death : 1809 Ernesttown twp, Lennox & Addington.
Place of Burial : Bayview Cemetery, Ernesttown.
Wife Name : First spouse (mother of his children) not known; Second spouse - Dorcas Burley (nee Freeman), widow of John Burley; Third spouse - Catherine Veley, married 1797 at Ernesttown.
Children : Two sons - Mathias Jr. UE and Daniel UE - both with Loyal Rangers since fall of 1876. Two daughters - Patience (married Philip Switzer UE); Experience (married Richard Cotter UE and 2nd married John Fraser UE).
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Toronto 1972.10.02; Toronto 1982.10.02; Vancouver 2007.03.19
Military Info : Joined the Loyal Rangers in 1780 (stated in his Claims for Losses affidavit). As of January 1783 he was a Private with Capt. John Petersí Company of Invalids - 3rd Company of Loyal Rangers.

Mathias had been imprisoned by the Americans after their Saratoga victory. When released he corresponded with scouts from Canada and supplied them {- notes by Peter Wilson Coldham in "American Loyalist Claims", vol 1.}
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : It has been suggested that Mathias and family had lived at Crum Elbow on the Hudson river, near Livingston Manor, prior to moving to Saratoga. Mathias may be a descendant of a family that lived in Queens co., NY in the mid 1600s, but his parentage has not been determined.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : UE List; January 1783 Muster Roll of Capt. John Petersí Company of Invalids - 3rd Battalion Loyal Rangers. Provisioning lists for those at Ernestown, dated 7 Oct 1784 and July-August 1786.
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