Robert Thomas Shotwell

6 January 1861–29 February 1948 (Age 87)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Thomas

When Robert Thomas Shotwell was born on 6 January 1861, in Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Shotwell, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Morris, was 30. He married Permelia Elizabeth Wilborn on 6 January 1886, in Milton, Caswell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Red Bank Magisterial District, Halifax, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Roxboro, Person, North Carolina, United States for about 28 years. He died on 29 February 1948, in Person, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Thomas Shotwell
1861–1948
Permelia Elizabeth Wilborn
1867–1948
Marriage: 6 January 1886
Lou Shotwell
1889–1952
William H Shotwell
1893–
Robert Thomas Shotwell Jr
1895–1966
Ethelia Elizabeth Shotwell
1900–1937
Johnnie Edward Shotwell
1903–1975
Joseph Bunnie Shotwell
1907–1982
Nannie Beatrice Shotwell
1911–1992

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1886
Milton, Caswell, North Carolina, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Shotwell

    Male1829–1880Male

    Elizabeth Morris

    Female1830–Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 1

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Possibly of English origin, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert D Shotwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Shotwell in household of Elisabeth Shotwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert T Shotwell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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