James Roach

January 1839–
Alabama, United States

The Life of James

When James Roach was born in January 1839, in Alabama, United States, his father, John Roach, was 24 and his mother, Patience Monk, was 15. He married Minerva J Martin on 23 February 1864, in Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Griffin Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Moreland, Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1900.

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James Roach
Minerva J Martin
Marriage: 23 February 1864
Loreyann F Roach
Child Roach
James Anderson Roach
Silas W Roach
William Jefferson Roach
Clarence H Roach
Lily Ada Patience Roach
Rosa Lee Roach

Spouse and Children

23 February 1864
Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John Roach





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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 10

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or outcrop, from Old French roche (later replaced in England by rock, from the Norman byform rocque), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, such as Roach in Devon, or Roche in Cornwall and South Yorkshire.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, as for example Les Roches in Seine-Maritime, named with Old French roche, or from Roche Castle in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Roach in household of Patience Roach, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Roach in household of John Roach, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Rouch, "United States Census, 1900"

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