Roxana Manville

20 March 1801–1881 (Age 79)
Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Roxana

When Roxana Manville was born on 20 March 1801, in Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Asa Manville, was 31 and her mother, Eunice Hough, was 26. She married Sheldon R Smith about 1838, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Alexander, Alexander, Genesee, New York, United States in 1850 and Marilla, Marilla, Erie, New York, United States for about 25 years. She died in 1881, in New York, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Sheldon R Smith
Roxana Manville
Marriage: about 1838
Asa B. Smith
Edward F. Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1838
New York City, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 1

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Mandeville .2 French: habitational name from Menville in the Haute-Garonne.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roxana Smith in household of S R Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Roxana Smith in household of Sheldun R Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Roxana Smith in household of Asa B Smith, "New York State Census, 1875"

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