Ira R Root

14 July 1791–25 April 1876 (Age 84)
Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Ira R

When Ira R Root was born on 14 July 1791, in Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Josiah Root, was 34 and his mother, Experience Adkins, was 23. He married Sarah Mallory on 20 August 1815, in Springville, Concord, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 25 April 1876, in Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 84.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Ira R Root
1791–1876
Sarah Mallory
1796–1885
Marriage: 20 August 1815
Olivia Root
1816–1875
Thomas Arthur Root
1818–1864
Mary Root
1820–
Aurelia Root
1822–1906
Orrill Root
1822–
William James Root
1824–1915
Elliott Root
1826–
Amanda Root
1828–
Albert Root
1830–
Ephraim G. Root
1833–1912
Charles A. Root
1837–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 August 1815
Springville, Concord, Erie, New York, United States
children

(11)

    Olivia Root

    Female1816–1875Female

    Thomas Arthur Root

    Male1818–1864Male

    Mary Root

    Female1820–Female

    Aurelia Root

    Female1822–1906Female

    Orrill Root

    Female1822–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Root

    Male1756–1815Male

    Experience Adkins

    Female1767–1858Female

siblings

(13)

    Female1786–1883Female

    Margaret Shannon Root

    Female1788–1860Female

    Male1791–1876Male

    Thomas Root

    Male1795–1812Male

    William Root

    Male1797–1876Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 6

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 28

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ire Root, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Ira Root, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira Root, "New York State Census, 1865"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.