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
Permelia Elizabeth Wilborn
Marriage: 6 January 1886
Lou Shotwell
William H Shotwell
Robert Thomas Shotwell Jr
Ethelia Elizabeth Shotwell
Johnnie Edward Shotwell
Joseph Bunnie Shotwell
Nannie Beatrice Shotwell

Spouse and Children

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


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Shotwell


    Elizabeth Morris




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.

Age 2

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

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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