- Born: 1798, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA
- Died: 1894
"Rouse Family of Belpre Ohio"
by Lucy COLE Fleming (notes), Seldon COLE, Mrs Clarence SLOAN, Laura Curtis PRESTON- 30 Mar 1939.
"The information listed here is from Mr Alonzo Rouse of Belpre, last living member of the five children of John and Elizabeth (Pennock) Rouse, of Belpre Ohio. Mr Rouse has various old family Deeds, Wills, and the Family Bible (with records) of his family, and has a remarkable memory for dates, names, and family history. He was born at Belpre 23 Feb 1869.
"Date of our call on Mr Rouse was 30 Mar 1939.
"Information given in 'typed sheeets' no name signed but probably written by Alonzo Rouse. Parts copied.
"John Rouse came from England, joined the whaling industry, was stopped by the Revlolutionary War. Rouse had a hard time digging to make a living for wife and eight children on their farm near Rochester MA.
"John rouse and his neighbor, Capt Jonanthan Haskell, hitched teams to covered wagons early in October 1788, were two months on way to Summerls Ferry where they took a flat boat and floated to Marietta. They arrived in Marietta in December (date not given) four days after leaving S Ferry. the next morning after reaching Marietta the rive was closed by ice...
"Alonzo Rouse papers- an old chart (with notes from LCP- Laura Curtis Preston)
John Rouse married Rebecca Barker and had 8 children
1. Michael Rouse (born Abt 1766, never married, lived & died Belpre OH)
2. Bathsheba m Richard Greene (son of Griffen Greene)
3. Elizabeth m Levi Barber (Marietta 15 Feb 1803)
4. Cynthia m Paul Fearing (Marietta 28 Nov 1795)
5. Robert twin
6. Barker twin
8. Stephen (see Amer Pioneer v2 p113 Marietta)
"Cynthia Rouse m Paul Fearing and had son Henry Fearing..."
HISTORIC SITE PAMPHLET
"The Henry Fearing House
"Enter the Nineteenth Century
"The Fearing House provides a view of life in Marietta during the 19th century. Built in 1847 for Henry Fearing, the house is an example of Federal style architecture. Italianate influence is evident on the exterior of the 1870 addition. Furnished in a range of nineteenth century styles, the home represents the lifestyles of Marietta's middle-class during the Victorian era. As one of the city's prominent citizens, Henry Fearing (1798-1894) donated the land for the Woman's Home and served as an advocate for the Temperance Movement. As a successful businessman, he developeed property and owned an interest in a steamboat. After years of neglect, the Washington County Historical Society purchased the Fearing house in 1974. The home opened to the public in 1982, following extensive renovation.
"The Henry Fearing House is located in Historic Harmar at 131 Gilman Street (740) 373-9437. Hours April through October Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission Adults $2 Children $1. Group rates available.
"An Historic Site of the Washington County Historical Society
Marietta Ohio 45750