Miranda Stringfellow

Brief Life History of Miranda

When Miranda Stringfellow was born on 15 March 1818, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry B. Stringfellow, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth A Martin, was 17. She married Lilburn Brashears Roberts about 1835, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Owen, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Adams Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 25 years. She died on 15 April 1908, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Monroe Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lilburn Brashears Roberts
Miranda Stringfellow
Marriage: about 1835
Mary Frances Roberts
Sarah Roberts
Charles F. Roberts
Martha Roberts
America Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
George William Roberts
Henry Farmer Roberts
John Louis Roberts
Joseph “Joe” Roberts
Alice Roberts
Allen Roberts
(Infant) Roberts

Sources (17)

  • Maranda Roberts, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Miranda Roberts, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • Miranda Stringfellow in entry for George W Roberts, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.


Historical Boundaries: 1843: Mahaska, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Mahaska, Iowa, United States

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English string-felagh ‘string-fellow, man who works at a string-hearth’. This was the hearth or furnace at which iron was heated for its second working. A 1547 document from south Yorkshire defines the string-fellow's duties: ‘the stringefelloe wages, for layeinge the stone and breakeinge and feyinge of synders and breakeinge of the blowme and hewinge’. Thornhill and Ecclesfield were two of several iron-working districts in Yorkshire. See also Stringer .

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

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