Elizabeth Jane Roach

15 January 1823–
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Roach was born on 15 January 1823, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph B. Roach, was 26 and her mother, Frances Branch Woodson, was 19. She married Richard F Conner on 20 March 1844, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870.

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Richard F Conner
Elizabeth Jane Roach
Marriage: 20 March 1844
Sarah Frances Connor
Mary M. Connor
Elizabeth J. Connor
Cynthia Connor
Louise Connor

Spouse and Children

20 March 1844
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


    Sarah Frances Connor


    Mary M. Connor


    Elizabeth J. Connor


    Cynthia Connor


    Louise Connor


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.

Age 23

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 34

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or outcrop, from Old French roche (later replaced in England by rock, from the Norman byform rocque), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, such as Roach in Devon, or Roche in Cornwall and South Yorkshire.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, as for example Les Roches in Seine-Maritime, named with Old French roche, or from Roche Castle in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Connor in household of Richard Connor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth J Conner in household of Richard F Conner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E Jane Conner in household of R F Conner, "United States Census, 1860"

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