Elizabeth Roberts

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Roberts was born about 1771, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, her father, George Roberts, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Russell, was 34. She married Reuben Redding on 26 January 1789, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. She died in 1860, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Shelby, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Redding
1767–1842
Elizabeth Roberts
1771–1860
Marriage: 26 January 1789
Russell Benjamin Redding
1787–1860
William Clark Redding
1803–1870
Julia Redding
1790–
Juriah Redding
1791–1868
Catherine Redding
1791–
Tabitha Redding
1793–1863
Reuben William Redding
1795–1870
Mary Redding
1797–1859
Nancy M. Redding
1797–1859
Joanna Redding
1799–
Willis Redding
1801–1856
Sarah Elizabeth Redding
1802–1876
Merritt Redding
1802–1865
Reuben Redding Jr
1808–1876
Joseph Redding
1809–
Huldah Redding
1812–1860

Sources (8)

  • Eliza Roberts, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Eliza Roberts in entry for Reuben Redding, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Eliza Roberts, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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