Elizabeth Roberts

Femaleabout 1771–1860

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
Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage: 26 January 1789
Russell Benjamin Redding
William Clark Redding
Julia Redding
Juriah Redding
Catherine Redding
Tabitha Redding
Reuben William Redding
Mary Redding
Nancy M. Redding
Elizabeth Redding
Joanna Redding
Willis Redding
Merritt Redding
Reuben Redding Jr
Joseph Redding
Huldah Redding

Sources (5)

  • Eliza Roberts, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Elizabeth Roberts in entry for Reubin Redding, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • FitzSimmons and AlliedLines by Bernice FitzSimmons Hathaway

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1789Fauquier, Virginia, United States
  • Children (16)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

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

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 9

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

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

    Age 25

    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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