Octavia Robertson

Virginia, United States

The Life of Octavia

Octavia Robertson was born in 1857, in Virginia, United States. She married George P. Rowland in 1884, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States. She lived in East River Magisterial District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1920.

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George P. Rowland
Octavia Robertson
Marriage: 1884

Spouse and Children

Mercer, West Virginia, United States

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 4

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. 

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce ( 1274–1329 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Octavia H Roland in household of Kim C Roland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Octava Rowland in household of George P Rowland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Octavia H Robinson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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