Elizabeth Jackson Roper

Female1823–1858

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Jackson

When Elizabeth Jackson Roper was born in 1823, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert R Roper, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Lewis, was 27. She married Benjamin Franklin Gates on 7 December 1837, in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1858, at the age of 35, and was buried in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Gates
1817–1899
Elizabeth Jackson Roper
1823–1858
Marriage: 7 December 1837
Robert Gates
1840–1915
William Beverly Gates
1842–1919
Annie Elizabeth Gates
1844–1845
Mildred Arabella Gates
1847–1920
Benjamin Ripley Gates
1849–1878
Elizabeth Roper Gates
1852–1873
Mary Carmen Gates
1854–1873
Anna Eliza Gates
1856–1876

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Jackson Roper Gates, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Jackson Rope in entry for Robert Gates, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Elizabeth Jackson Rope in entry for Robert Gates, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1837Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (6)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 7

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 12

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): occupational name from Middle English roper(e) ‘maker or seller of rope’. See Roop .

    North German (Röper): occupational name for a town crier, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rōpen ‘to call’.

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

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