Martha Rowe

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Rowe was born on 7 April 1792, her father, Rev Joshua Rowe Sr, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Rigbey, was 33. She married Jeffery Robertson on 7 February 1811, in Warren, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 5 July 1858, in Covington, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 66.

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Jeffery Robertson
Martha Rowe
Marriage: 7 February 1811
Emily Robertson
Lycia Ann Robertson
Agnes Alice Robertson
Sarah Rowe Robertson
John Davis Robertson
Norvell Roe Robertson
Matthew Robertson
Jeffery Robertson
George W Robertson
Martha Robertson
Margaret Jane Robertson
Adonerium Judson Robertson
Benjamin Franklin Robertson

Sources (2)

  • Martha Robertson in household of Jeffery Robertson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Rowe -

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1798 · Mississippi is Organized as an American Territory

The �Mississippi territory existed from April 7, 1798, to December 10, 1817, when the western half became the state of Mississippi and the eastern half became Alabama Territory. The territory was given up by Spain through the Treaty of Madrid.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English rowe (Old English rāw) ‘row’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses in a street, or habitational, for someone who lived in a place so named. Compare Rawe and Rew .

English (of Norman origin): variant of Rolfe , Ralph , or Rough . Compare Rowson .

East German: habitational name from any of the places called Rowe, Rowa, Rowe(n). Compare Rowen .

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

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