Sarah Sally Roe

Female9 November 1799–16 April 1887

Brief Life History of Sarah Sally

When Sarah Sally Roe was born on 9 November 1799, in Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, John Edward Roe, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Ipock, was 18. She married James McKee on 4 January 1816, in Washington, Wood, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Holston, Washington, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 16 April 1887, in Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in McKee Cemetery, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McKee
1791–1855
Sarah Sally Roe
1799–1887
Marriage: 4 January 1816
Nancy McKee
1817–1875
Sarah McKee
1821–
Margaret McKee
1822–1875
John R McKee
1823–1863
Joanna McKee
1823–
Sarah Isabella McKee
1839–
Mary Ann McKee
1820–1897
Andrew I or J Mc Kee
1822–
Elizabeth J. McKee
1827–1911
Rebecca McKee
1831–1907
William Matthew McKee
1832–1893
William Byars McKee
1832–1902
Josephine McKee
1841–1898
James O McKee
1842–

Sources (19)

  • Sarah McKee in entry for James O McKee, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Sarah Mc Kee in household of Thos N Dungan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah McKee in entry for Thomas N Dungan, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1816Washington, Wood, Virginia, United States
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 13

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 25

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English ro(o) ‘roe deer’ (Old English ). This is the midland and southern form, also found in South Yorkshire and Lancashire. In much of northern England, however, remained unrounded and survives as Ray 3.

    English: post-medieval variant of Wroe (see Wray ). Wroe may also have been used as a spelling of Roe .

    English: post-medieval variant of Row (or vice versa); see Rowe .

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

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