Police Officer and Business Woman. Born into slavery in Virginia. She and her family escaped to New York City then the Nova Scotia (Canada) town of Annapolis Royal in 1783 when she was ten years old. In 1825, she started her own business, carting luggage with a wheelbarrow between the ferry docks and nearby homes and hotels. She became entrusted with safeguarding property and maintaining order on the wharves and warehouses of Annapolis Royal, acting as the town's waterfront police officer. The business she founded was continued for several generations, remaining in business until 1980. Rose died at the age of 89 in the small house she owned near Fort Anne. She is buried in an unmarked grave.
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Jane Fortune Godfrey