Sorting Saturday....Finding Rose Adaline

Rose Adaline Leatherwood
Born November 20, 1845 in Leatherwood, Calhoun County, Alabama
Died April 23, 1862 in Alexandria, Calhoun County, Alabama
Rose Adaline was my 3rd Great Aunt...Sister of my
3rd Great Grandfather John Moore Leatherwood.
As I dig/sort through the profiles of my Texas Ancestors, I give myself assignments to keep the sometimes mundane and absolutely fallin' face down on my keyboard boring stuff a new ZippityDoDa Zing! 
 That's how I found Rose Adaline. 
Your Assignment Sleuthin' Sue...should you decide to stay awake,
is to find all the
Girls in your Family Tree with Floral Names!
Those of you who are familiar with Genealogy will understand my 'falling face down on the keyboard' statement, and those of you who have been following the Tracking of my Texas Ancestors should know that...'It Ain't All A Bed of Roses....sorry Rose Adaline...I don't mean you!  It's just that  I'm to that point of sorting through the Thorns, dusting off the Aphids, and waiting for the Buds to Bloom!
Finding Rose Adaline was rewarding and a heartfelt reminder that ...
Every person in your Family Tree is Significant in Time for
‘there is no such thing as a life not meant for the person living It.’  
~Louis Simpson~
In the 'Finding of Rose Adaline'... my interest is peaked once again and I'm wide awake!
Did you notice the name of the Town where she was born?
Have you calculated the years of her birth and death?
I have!
PS...Rose Adaline was one of my Southern Great Aunts with a Floral name.  I hope you will come back to meet Beaulah Magnolia!


  1. What a great idea. I'm searching on Ancestry.com (have been for years) and now you've peaked my interest.. wonder if I had any flower ancestors? I know of one, right off the top of my head... though her name was spelled a little different than the flower... My paternal grandmother, Lillie..

    Rose was so very young... wonder what happened?

  2. What a cute assignment of finding ancestors with flower names! I love how you layered her photo with a beautiful rose. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  3. Rose Adeline is lovely - but so sad that she died so young. Do you know what happened?
    The juxtaposition of her musical, beautiful name with the very harsh and masculine surname is what caught my eye!

  4. Love the floral names. You are really enjoying your search through your ancestors!

  5. I love your idea of focusing on your ancestors with flower names! Beautiful photo and wonderful post, Sue . . . the inspiration is growing . . . looking forward to more.

  6. Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!

    My PINK, have a great weekend!

  7. Great post.. I wonder if i have any past relation with flower names.

  8. I have to tell you your flowers are just gorgeous. sandie

  9. Beautiful girl she was. I admire your dedication to the family tree, I have been working on mine for several years but not as steady as I should have. I wish I could remember if I have any flower names--I have plenty of ancestors so I probably do. Happy Pink Sat.

  10. Hmmm My Maiden name is Leatherman so your Leatherwoods have piqued my intrest. My Grand mother was Ruby Pear the gem of the family. Now I will have to look for flower names. Love your blog!


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