Mike Deming continued his correspondence with me and had much to share. He provided me not only with the story of the Rose family but many old photos, including one of J.F. Bell and his family taken in the 1880's. The Rose and Bell families eventually lost contact with one another, but thanks to Mike they have been reunited and their history brought to light.
Roswell Rose with his children in front of their home in Elmont Kansas, about 1898
photo courtesy of Mike Deming
The following biography of Roswell Rose was written by Mike Deming.
Roswell Rose (1833-1914) Co. D