My Rose family has a long association with the Slaughter, Mathis and Bozely families of early Johnson County Illinois. Before coming to Illinois, they had all lived in Maury County Tenn. Before that it gets kind of fuzzy. My ancestors were from South Carolina, I think the Mathis's were from North Carolina, not sure of the Bozeley's. I read where they all seemed to come through the Cumberland together to get to Tennessee. Later they came by oxcart to Illinois. Was the Slaughter family from South Carolina? And from either Sumpter or Richland Cos.? Do you know of any marriage of a woman whose first name was "Beda" that married a William Rose, before leaving South Carolina?