Sebastian Root Jr

12 January 1761–25 February 1843 (Age 82)
Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Sebastian

When Sebastian Root Jr was born on 12 January 1761, in Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Sabastian Root, was 48 and his mother, Maria, was 30. He married Catharine Cochenhaur on 15 June 1783, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 25 February 1843, in Vincent Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Spring City, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sebastian Root Jr
Catharine Cochenhaur
Marriage: 15 June 1783
Conrad Root Sr
John Root
Eleanor Root
Anna Maria Root
Sarah Root
David Root

Spouse and Children

15 June 1783
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Sabastian Root






    Joseph or Yost Root


    Jacob Root


    John Root



    Johann Daniel Root


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 15

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1783 · A Free America

Age 22

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sebastian Root, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Sebastian Root, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Sebastian Root, "Find A Grave Index"

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