George Washington Roseberry

Maleabout 1816–before 1860

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Roseberry was born about 1816, in Virginia, United States, his father, Absalom Roseberry, was 49 and his mother, Ann Dykes, was 37. He married Martha Thurman about 1837, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1860, in Newton, Missouri, United States, and was buried in Missouri, United States.

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George Washington Roseberry
Martha Thurman
Marriage: about 1837
Carolyn Roseberry
Washington Roseberry
Arrington Roseberry
Elzy Dickson Roseberry
Wilson Roseberry
Ann Roseberry
Andrew P. Roseberry
Milton Roseburry

Sources (1)

  • George Roseberry, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837Missouri, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    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. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 8

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 14

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (Durham): habitational name from Roxburgh (Roxburghshire), from the Old English personal name Hrōc (genitive Hrōces) + Old English burg ‘fortified place’ (see Bury ). This name has been established in Ulster (Ireland) since the 17th century and is now more common in Ireland than in Scotland or England.

    Americanized form of Swedish Rosberg .

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

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