Sylvania Roberts

3 September 1856–24 March 1898 (Age 41)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Sylvania

When Sylvania Roberts was born on 3 September 1856, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, her father, Patterson Roberts, was 35 and her mother, Jenetta Adams, was 25. She married Paris Albert Johnson on 5 August 1888, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cabell, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 24 March 1898, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 41.

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Paris Albert Johnson
Sylvania Roberts
Marriage: 5 August 1888
Willie Ann Johnson
Chauncey Hershal Johnson
Charlotte Temperance Johnson
Lora Agnes Johnson
Berton David Johnson

Spouse and Children

    Paris Albert Johnson



5 August 1888
Cabell, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 5

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 12

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvania Roberts in household of James N Potts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sylvana Roberts in household of Patterson Roberts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Selvana Roberts in household of Patterson Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"

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