William Roller

Brief Life History of William

When William Roller was born on 13 January 1828, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, George Roller, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Weller, was 32. He married Mary Ann Click on 15 June 1848, in Clark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mad River, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Enon, Mad River Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 21 September 1904, in Clark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Enon Cemetery, Enon, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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William Roller
Mary Ann Click
Marriage: 15 June 1848
Mary Elizabeth Roller
William H Roller
Sarah E Roller
George E. Roller
Abraham James Roller
Laura Roller
Amanda Roller
Clara Ellen Roller
Joseph Arthur Roller

Sources (24)

  • Wm Roller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Rocer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • William Roller, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Swabian roller ‘tom cat’.

German: occupational name for a carter or driver of a wagon, Early New High German roller.

English (Northumberland): nickname from Middle English roller(e), perhaps an agent derivative of Middle English rolle ‘roll, piece of parchment’ (Old French rolle, roolle, roulle), possibly used for a maker or seller of parchment.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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