One of the most commonly asked
questions about Rose is if she has any direct living descendants. Many
historians have searched for the answer to this question, but all have
seemed to draw a blank. To answer the question we will pass on to you
what we know thus far. To the best of our knowledge Rose had three
children who grew to adulthood and married or were capable of
First, was Florence, who married Seymour Treadwell Moore and had two
children, only one of which grew to adulthood. His name was Tredwell
Moore, Jr. To date we have found no evidence of his having
married or of producing offspring. The only mention we've ever found of
his existence is a census record stating that he was away at college.
The 1880 Schenectady, New York Census shows Florence V. Moore, a
widow, age 35 and Treadwell Moore, son age 18 born Nevada, going to
college. (The record doesn't say where he's going to college.)
Second, was Leila, who married Alexander Cravens and had five children,
again, only one of which lived to adulthood. Her name was Margaret
Cravens. Margaret died a young woman, at her own hand, without ever
marrying or producing any offspring.
Third, was Little Rose, who married William Penn Duvall and had one
child who grew to adulthood. Her name was Mary Lee Duvall. Mary married
Louis Eugene Marie and they bore Rose one great-grandchild, Louis E.
Marie, Jr. Junior was a career military man and to the best of our
knowledge never married or had children.
So, while the court is still out on the question, here's the bottom
line. There were three opportunities for Rose to have living
descendants. Tredwell Moore, Jr; Margaret Cravens and Louis E.
We can rule out Margaret Cravens, leaving two possibilities, Tredwell
Moore, Jr.and Louis E. Marie, Jr.
Of these two possibilities, it appears that Louis E. Marie, Jr.
probably left no descendants behind. If there is a direct living
descendant, chances are s/he will be a descendant of Tredwell Moore, Jr.
If anyone can shed any light onto this question, I would be very
greatful for the information................
There are many thousands of indirect relations to Rose out there, on
the other hand. Bev Crowe and myself, who built the Rose website are
2nd cousins. Our common ancestors were Rose's
great-great-grandfather, William O'Neale. We are descended from
William's brother, John.