JACOB ROSE, an old citizen of Hendricks Township, is a native of Gallatin County, Ky., where he was born, June 10, 1823, being the only child born to Archibald and Nancy (Bruce) Rose, who were also natives of Kentucky; the former died when Jacob was only one year old, and he was taken and reared by his grandparents, the Bruces, with whom he remained until he attained the age of eighteen years, receiving a limited education, which he has greatly supplemented by study. In 1841, he came to Indiana, coming immediately to Shelby County and engaged as a farm hand for John G. Webb, who then lived in Hendricks Township. He has always lived in Hendricks Township. April 29, 1849, his marriage with Harriet Kyler was solemnized, and to their union eleven children have been born, these nine now living: Mahala, widow of George Dorsey, Willis S., unmarried, George A., Stephen D., Lewis [?]., and Howard. Mr. Rose has always made farming his occupation and he has been quite successful. He now owns eighty-two and one half acres of well improved land, all the accumulation of his own industry and economy. In politics, he has always been a staunch Democrat, and he always manifests a good live interest in the political affairs of the county and community in which he lives, where he enjoys the respect and esteem of all who know him.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, p 660, "Hendricks [Twp] Sketches".
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