Rose Dixon was born in Ireland to Henry and Rose Dixon in 1661. She came to America with her brother William, her sister Dinah, and her widowed mother when "he joined the Quaker emigration from Ireland and came again to America, to William Penn's Colony of Pennsylvania, in that portion which now is Delaware, in 1688." They were members of the Newark Monthly Meeting in New Castle, Delaware, where Rose married the widower Thomas Pierson in 1690. Thomas was a Deputy Surveyor of New Castle county Del.
Notes on merges section added December 29, 2012, by Liz Shifflett.
It appears that some profile merges at one point added several children for Thomas & Rose (Dixon) Pierson, but that the Thomas shown as father of those children was not the son of Susanna. Two Thomases, one son of Susanna and one not, were merged, which added extra children to the Rose we know married Thomas son of Susanna. That Rose was William Dixon's sister and she and Thomas had two daughters, Susanna and Rose. Perhaps another Rose married another Thomas Pierson (Pearson?) and had many children, including daughters named Susanna and Rose, or there was some other explanation. (The extra children have been separated from this Thomas & Rose; they are listed under the "other" Thomas, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Janney) Pearson.) The original profile imported with Glenn Dixon's gedcom for daughter Susanna stayed with the new family, since there are already two WikiTree profiles her (Pierson-480 and Pierson-243).
Rose's merged profiles included Dixon-1139 (see changes), part of Glenn Dixon's gedcom, and Ken Austin's Dixon-1319 (see changes).
Both Roses are shown as the daughter of Henry and Rose Dixon. Ken's Rose (Dixon-1319) shows that she was born in 1661 in Ireland, her mother's maiden name as Harlan, and no listing for a spouse. Glenn's Rose shows that she was born in 1670 to mother "Rose Unknown" and married in 1690 Thomas Pierson.
Quakers in Delaware in the Time of William Penn (http://nc-chap.org/church/quaker/standingDH3crop.pdf), by Herbert Standing, says that Rose Dixon came to America with her brother and widowed mother. It also says that Thomas Pierson, son of Susanna Pierson, married Rose Dixon after the death of his first wife:
Pierson married Rachel Sharpley in 1686, but she died the following year. In 1690 he married Rose Dixon. He had two daughters, Susanna and Rose, who married brothers, John and Aaron Mendenhall.
The following information, added 26 July 2017, was sourced as "family search.org" but appears to be from pedigree (user-submitted) files, not records files. Please read also the information provided in the section above.
Thomas Pierson (1653–1722) married Rachel Sharpley (1668–1687), 16 October 1686, New Castle, Colony of Delaware, British Colonial America (8PZT-K2L, LKTT-HBP). No children.
Thomas Pierson (1653–1722) married Rose Dixon (1661–1722), 1 March 1690, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America (8PZT-K2L, 278T-BSB). Two children:
↑ The Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 11, pg 331
↑ Biography entered by Liz Shifflett December 10, 2012, based on information from several Dixon profiles. Dixon-717 showed that Rose was born in America; however, notes in the profile say Ireland, and notes in her brother's profile clearly describe the immigration of the family from Ireland, after the father's death.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Rose by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Rose: