Anna Rose was the baby of the family. Her closest sibling, Hartford, was 13 years old when she was born on 10 June 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. For several years, starting in the mid-1930s, she lived with Hartford and his family in Chicago and attended high school. During that time, she returned home to Mt. Vernon during summer breaks. After graduation, she went to work for a candy factory for a while before returning to Mt. Vernon to live.
Anna Rose married Emery Holt Chesnut on 3 Feb 1947 in Cook County, Illinois. She borrowed a dress pattern from her niece, Faye, and made a light blue wool dress for her wedding.
Holt was born on 10 August 1904 in Knox County, Kentucky to John Jacob Chesnut and Tabitha Humfleet. He was the uncle of Aubrey Chesnut who married Anna Rose’s niece, Edna Hopkins. Anna Rose and Holt made their home in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
Anna Rose and Holt’s son, John Hartford, was born in Detroit on 19 August 1948. When John was very young, Anna Rose returned to Mt. Vernon to live with her parents. They lived in the other side of the duplex on West Main Street where Emma Jane and John lived, which had a connecting door in their living rooms.
Anna Rose and Holt never divorced, even though they did not live together for years. About 1964, she and John returned to Detriot to live with him.
Anna Rose suffered a heart attack while hospitalized for hiatal hernia surgery. She died on 17 July 1976 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was buried in Milburn Cemetery in Wadsworth, Lake County, Illinois, beside Hartford.
Holt died on 22 February 1993 in West Branch, Michigan, and was buried in Hutchins Cemetery in Bailey Switch, Knox County, Kentucky.
John died on 22 March 2015 in Murrieta, California. His final resting place is unknown.