Louisa Roberts

14 September 1829–11 February 1912 (Age 82)
Carmichaels, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Roberts was born on 14 September 1829, in Carmichaels, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Roberts, was 44 and her mother, Lucretia Louisa Morris, was 42. She married James Anderson on 7 September 1853, in Disco, La Harpe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 11 February 1912, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

James Anderson
Louisa Roberts
Marriage: 7 September 1853
Hannah Margaret Anderson
Phebe Anderson
William Morris Anderson
Isaac Marion Anderson
Mary Malita Anderson
James Ellsworth Anderson
Elwood Porter Anderson
Martha Maranda Anderson
Charles Sloan Anderson
Alice Anora Anderson
Robert Edgar Anderson

Spouse and Children

7 September 1853
Disco, La Harpe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Jonathan Roberts


    Sarah Roberts


    John Roberts


    Morris Roberts


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Louiza Roberts in household of James Roberts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Anderson in household of James Anderson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa Anderson in household of James Anderson, "United States Census, 1870"

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