Emma Keziah Roe

10 September 1848–

The Life of Emma Keziah

When Emma Keziah Roe was born on 10 September 1848, her father, Thomas William Roe, was 29 and her mother, Sarah L. Stradley, was 26. She married Pickens Butler Watson in 1868, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bates Twp, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1880 and Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Pickens Butler Watson
1846–1930
Emma Keziah Roe
1848–
Marriage: 1868
Edward C Watson
1868–1932
Thomas Stradley Watson
1870–1890
Mary Alice Watson
1873–1918
John Broadus Watson
1876–1958
Pickens Butler Watson, Jr.
1881–1954
Watson
1886–1886
Mell Hugh Watson
1888–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1868
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
children

(7)

    Edward C Watson

    Male1868–1932Male

    Thomas Stradley Watson

    Male1870–1890Male

    Mary Alice Watson

    Female1873–1918Female

    Male1876–1958Male

    Male1881–1954Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas William Roe

    Male1819–1888Male

    Sarah L. Stradley

    Female1822–1908Female

siblings

(12)

    Henry Roe

    Male1841–Male

    Henry Roe

    Male1841–1907Male

    Charles Roe

    Male1843–1888Male

    Mary Ann Roe

    Female1846–1930Female

    Female1848–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 12

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ro ‘roe’; this is a midland and southern form of Ray 2.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.3 English name adopted by bearers of French Baillargeon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma K Watson in household of Pickens B Watson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Watson in household of Picken B Watson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma K. Roe in entry for Mary Alice Watson, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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