Jenetta Adams

14 May 1831–about 7 October 1900 (Age 69)
Cabell, Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jenetta

When Jenetta Adams was born on 14 May 1831, in Cabell, Carroll, Virginia, United States, her father, John Q Adams, was 39 and her mother, Jane W Adams, was 27. She married Patterson Roberts on 15 March 1849, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Ceredo, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died about 7 October 1900, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Patterson Roberts
Jenetta Adams
Marriage: 15 March 1849
Elizabeth J Roberts
Felicia Roberts
John Roberts
Sylvania Roberts
James Harvey Roberts
Benjamin Roberts
Jeremiah Roberts
George Alfred Roberts

Spouse and Children

15 March 1849
Lawrence, Ohio, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Q Adams


    Jane W Adams




    Jordan A Adams


    Louisa Addams


    Jeremiah Adams



    James Adams


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 30

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. 

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Daunetta Roberts in household of Patterson Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennetta Roberts in household of Patterson Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Genetta Roberts in household of Paterson Roberts, "United States Census, 1900"

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