Roxa Ann Eggleston

11 May 1811–28 June 1840 (Age 29)
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Roxa Ann

When Roxa Ann Eggleston was born on 11 May 1811, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Eggleston, was 33 and her mother, Sally Moses, was 25. She married Orson Barber on 8 December 1829, in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 28 June 1840, in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Newfield Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Barber
Roxa Ann Eggleston
Marriage: 8 December 1829
Elihu D Barber
Louisa Barber

Spouse and Children

8 December 1829
Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


    Elihu D Barber


    Louisa Barber


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World Events (7)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 9

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in County Durham so called, or from Egglestone in North Yorkshire, both named in Old English as Egleston, probably from the Old English personal name Ecgel (unattested) + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roxy Ann in entry for Elihu Barber, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Roxa A. Eggleston in entry for Orson Barber, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Roxa A Eggleston, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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