Rosa (Roxie) Narcissa Crabb Wroten

16 October 1846–13 August 1887 (Age 40)
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rosa (Roxie) Narcissa

When Rosa (Roxie) Narcissa Crabb Wroten was born on 16 October 1846, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Crabb, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Rogers, was 42. She married Elisha Carrel Kyle Wroten on 26 March 1876, in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Beat 4, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 13 August 1887, in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Carrel Kyle Wroten
Rosa (Roxie) Narcissa Crabb Wroten
Marriage: 26 March 1876
Carroll Jeff Wroten
E E Wroten
William E. Wroten
Joseph Elijah Wroten
James Dausey Wroten Sr.

Spouse and Children

26 March 1876
Prentiss, Mississippi, United States


    Carroll Jeff Wroten


    E E Wroten


    William E. Wroten


    Joseph Elijah Wroten



Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 15

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe, Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean), a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.2 English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe ‘crab apple (tree)’ (probably of Old Norse origin), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree. It may also have been a nickname for a cantankerous person, a sense which developed primarily from this word, with reference to the sourness of the fruit, but may also have been influenced by the awkward-seeming locomotion of the crustacean.3 Americanized spelling of German, Dutch, and Danish Krabbe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa N Crabb in household of Joseph Crabb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Roza K Crabb in household of Joseph Crabb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rosa N Wroten in household of Elisha C Wroten, "United States Census, 1880"

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