b. 19 May 1838
  • Father: Bill b. circa 1788, d. 10 March 1865
  • Mother: Margaret b. circa 1817
  • Rose was born on 19 May 1838 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Greenwood plantation.
  • Promissory Note from Green Wood to Bolling Hall, dated 5 January 1850
         Notation across text of the second page, “Cancelled, Bolling Hall, February 16th, 1855
         State of Alabama, Montgomery County (Deed Book Vol. N, pages 382-383)
         Whereas I am indebted to the Estate of the late Doctor Thomas Brown in the sum of Thirty Eight Thousand five hundred and fifty four Dollars and thirty nine cents and to secure the evidence and payment thereof have executed to Bolling Hall Executor of the last will and testament of said Thomas Brown a note of which the following is a copy – “$38,554.39. Twelve months after date, I promise to pay Bolling Hall executor of the Estate of Thomas Brown Dec’d or bearer Thirty Eight Thousand five hundred and fifty four Dollars and thirty nine cents for value received with interest from date – January 5th 1850. “Green Wood.”
         Now, therefore, know all men by these Presents, that I Green Wood, for and in consideration of the premises, and to secure the payment of said sum of money in said note mentioned and also in consideration of the sum of One Dollar to me in hand paid by Bolling Hall at and before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold and conveyed, and do by these Presents, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Bolling Hall the following named negroes slaves viz. Neptune & wife Pleasant and her two children Richmond & Butler; Henry and wife Crecy and her five children, Andrew, Sarah, Charles, Sandy and Mahala; Ned, Sylvy, Bill, Stephen, Turner, Warren, Granville; Little Bob and wife Eliza and their three children, Frank, Aleck and an infant not recollected, but believed to be Montgomery. Peter and his wife Darcas and her two children Dilsey and Charity, Peter Quarles, Ben, Hansel, Dave and wife Clarisa; Little Sam and Wife Fereby and her three children Beverly, Alfred and an infant name not recollected [Elbert]; Big Sam and wife Caroline; Jenny and her child Joe, John, Tom; Edmond and wife Ailsey; Maria and her two children Ann and Cass; Mary and her children Jerry, Morris, Sue, Rhoda, Wesley and Jane; Old Bill and wife Margaret and her children Len, Amanda, Harriet, Rose, Smith and an infant name not recollected [Frances]; Big Bob and wife Kizzy and her six children, Matilda, Ben, King, Lucey, Augustus and Cummings; Leah and her nine children Jim, Little Guilford, Archy, Chloe, Abraham, Satan, Jefferson, Dallas and Patsy, and Flora, a child of Patsey; Toby and Hannah and her children Ephraim, Rachel, and two other small children names not recollected; Daniel Adam and wife Caroline and her two children not recollecting their names [Mary and Thornton], and also her children Charles, Adam, Daniel and Oliver; And also another woman Letty. To have and to hold the above bargained and sold negroes to the said Bolling Hall, his executors, Administrators and assigns, Provided always and these presents and this Sale and Conveyance are upon the express condition, not if I the said Green Wood shall pay or cause to be paid and discharged the above mentioned debt with interest at Maturity of said note according to its tenor and effect, then this deed of conveyance and all and every interest title and estate in and to the above named negroes, Shall cease, determine, and be utterly null and void; but otherwise shall remain in full force and virtue. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seal this the fifth day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of J. A. Elmore & W. Garrett. Green Wood [seal].
         The State of Alabama, City & County of Montgomery
         Personally appeared before me William Garrett, a commissioner duly commissioned & qualified a Commissioner to take proofs & acknowledgements of Deeds etc. executed in the State of Alabama, to be read or recorded in the State of Texas: Green Wood, the maker of the foregoing Deed to Bolling Hall, Executor etc. and executed the same by signing, sealing and delivering the same in my presence, on the same day that it bears date – given under my hand and seal this fifth day of January AD 1850. W. Garrett [seal], Commissioner.
  • Evelina Wood wrote on 5 March 1855, to her daughter Lizzie Powell, undergoing treatment for cancer in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: ". . . Rose is a little sick to-day -- she is taking lobelia. . . ."
  • Lizzie Wood Powell wrote while being treated for cancer by Dr. R. W. January in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to her mother Evelina Wood on 10 March 1855, ". . . Tell Rose to be smart & give her howdy from me. . . ."
  • Evelina Wood wrote on 14 May 1855, to her daughter Lizzie Powell, undergoing treatment for cancer in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: ". . . Rose and her boy keep well she asks after you, as soon as I get through reading the letters -- All the negroes ask after [you]. . . ."
  • Evelina Wood wrote on 28 May 1855, to her daughter Lizzie Powell: ". . . Rose's child is very ill and has been for six days -- when I was able to be up they told me it had been sick then three days but as I was sick no one would name it -- It took the same cold which has been going the rounds in the family -- Dr Spiller has been attending to him for five days, and I do not see that he improves any -- I have had him in my room ever since Dr Spiller has been coming to see him -- but would let him go home to sleep at night. This morning I had him brought in as soon as I was out of bed and found he had a chill -- I shall keep him in the house all the time day and night until there is a change -- I have got entirely well except a slight cough which is gradually giving way. . . ."
  • On Thursday, 31 May 1855, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Rose child died about 4 oClock this eav," and on Friday, "6 Hands attended burying." [Events this week actually recorded in Green's absence by overseer Wm T. Griffin.]
  • She and Joseph were the parents of an unknown person.
  • She married Jack say 1868.
  • Jack and Rose appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Nelly McClure.
  • Rose became a widow at the between 1870 and 1880 death of her husband Jack.
  • Cornelia appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Rose, Anderson Davis and Donin Davis.
  • She was a loafer, according to the 1880 census.
  • Children of Margaret and Bill born between 1834 and 1843, and of Margaret and Stephen between 1846 and 1861, were recorded by Green Wood.
  • Children of Rose born in 1855 and 1857, were recorded by Green Wood.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2013

Family 1:

  • Lee b. 22 July 1854, d. 31 May 1855

Family 2: Joseph b. 12 November 1823

Family 3: Jack b. circa 1835, d. between 1870 and 1880