Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and hope this blog will help with that. I am not an expert and I consider most of my research as a work in progress. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My Mayflower Ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rose Emma / Emma Kelley 1858-1937 married William Chase, Dennis, Mass.

My goodness, what a storm we had in Massachusetts last weekend. Our town postponed trick-or-treating and school was canceled for four days. Our yard looks like a disaster area! Sorry for the delay in posting. We were without power for a few days and it's been a crazy week at home and work.

Rose Emma was the youngest child of Valentine and Rosanna (Eldredge) Kelley. She seems to have gone by her middle name, Emma. She was born 13 January 1858 in Dennis Port, MA (according to Dennis Vital Records and RLDS Register). Her father’s Bible has her birth as 12 June 1857.
I believe this is either Rose Emma or her sister Ella

Emma and William Chase’s marriage intentions were published in Dennis, 28 July 1876. The RLDS Church Register has that date as their marriage. William was a mariner at the time of their marriage, the son of Joseph and Eliza Chase. 

Rose Emma Chase (handwriting of my great-grandmother Ethel Kelley Booth)

They had eight children: William, Lizzie (died as a toddler), Mertie (she died as a baby), Frederic, Joseph, Eliza, Rose, and Agnes. My great-grandmother Ethel (Kelley) Booth was close with some of Emma’s children, her first cousins, and she kept letters from Rose and Agnes.

Rose Emma was a member of the Church of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints (RLDS).

She is mentioned in the settlement of her grandfather Oliver Kelley's estate in 1884, Emma Kelley, husband unknown, of Brockton. Daughter of Oliver's deceased son Valentine.
Poor copy of photo of William Chase and Rose Emma (Kelley) Chase (from Burt Derick)

She died 23 February 1937 in Dennis.

Rose Emma is buried Swan Lake Cemetery, Dennis Port, with husband and three children. Rose F. (should be E.) 1858-1937, daughter Lizzie M. 1881-1883, daughter Mertie 1884-1884, son Frederic B. 1886-1945.

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