Elizabeth Jane Roach

Brief Life History 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

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  • Jane Connor in household of Richard Connor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Jane Roach, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth Taylor in entry for Cynthia van Arsdol, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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Name Meaning


of Norman origin, from Old French and Middle English roche ‘rock, cliff, promontory’, sometimes a translation of Stone . The surname may have been topographic, denoting someone who lived on or by a prominent rock or rocky place, or a habitational name for someone who lived or came from a place so named, such as one of those called Roque or Roche(s) in Normandy and neighboring regions, or Roche in Cornwall, Roach Farm in Clyst Hydon (Devon), or Roch in Pembrokeshire (see Roch ).

in Lancashire perhaps referring to the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale; the river name is probably a back-formation from Recedham, an early name for Rochdale recorded in 1086, derived from Old English reced ‘building, house, hall’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. Alternatively, the Lancashire name could be a shortened form of the now rare or extinct surname Rochdale alias Rachedale, Rachdall, a habitational name from Rochdale (Lancashire). From the 18th century onward the name is difficult to distinguish from Roch , borne by Irish migrants to South Lancashire, especially Liverpool.

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

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