John Wesley Royse

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Royse was born on 4 January 1843, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Royse, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Rebecca Reeves, was 38. He married Martha Ann Wilson on 8 October 1869, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Magisterial District 1 Morehead, Rowan, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Camargo, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 15 April 1918, in Rowan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Rowan, Kentucky, United States.

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John Wesley Royse
Emily Rebecca McClain
Marriage: 20 December 1877
Richard Parker Royse
Cynthia Ann Royse
William W. Royce
Harrison Royse
Morton Royse
Addie Frank Royse
John Royse

Sources (19)

  • John Royse, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Royce, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John W. Royse, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries 1848: Mongtomery, Kentucky, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Rose .

Norwegian (Røyse): habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Røyse, from Old Norse hreysi ‘heap of stones’.

Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Roys .

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

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