Martha Rowe

9 April 1792–5 July 1858 (Age 66)
Burke, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Rowe was born on 9 April 1792, in Burke, Georgia, United States, her father, Rev Joshua Rowe Sr, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Rigbey, was 25. She married Jeffery Robertson on 7 February 1811, in Warren, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 5 July 1858, in Covington, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Jeffery Robertson
1792–1864
Martha Rowe
1792–1858
Marriage: 7 February 1811
Emily Robertson
1811–1894
Lycia Ann Robertson
1813–1882
Agnes Alice Robertson
1814–
Sarah Rowe Robertson
1816–1884
Norvell Roe Robertson
1818–1890
Matthew Robertson
1820–1900
Jeffery Robertson
1822–1900
George W Robertson
1825–1862
Martha Robertson
1827–1889
Margaret Jane Robertson
1829–1907
Adonerium Judson Robertson
1834–1902
Benjamin Franklin Robertson
1836–1862

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1811Warren, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud
    Age 3
    As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
    1811 · The Savannah Riots
    Age 19
    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Rawe
    Row

    Sources (2)

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

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