John Rolston

about 1773–
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Rolston was born about 1773, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Rolston, was 35 and his mother, Agnes Hall, was 33. He married Sarah Cochran on 2 February 1800, in Frederick, Virginia, United States.

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John Rolston
Sarah Cochran
Marriage: 2 February 1800

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2 February 1800
Frederick, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 7

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Age 31

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Rowlston in Lincolnshire, Rolleston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, or Rowlstone in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border. Most of these are named from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Hrólfr ( see Rolf ) or of the Old English cognate name Hrōðwulf + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In the case of the Nottinghamshire place, however, the first element is from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Hróaldr ( see Rowett ).

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

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  • John Ralston, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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