John Henry Rollins

17 February 1842–19 October 1887 (Age 45)
Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Rollins was born on 17 February 1842, in Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, James Henry Rollins, was 25 and his mother, Eveline Crissy Walker, was 18. He married Nancy Malinda West on 1 April 1860. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1870 and Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. He died on 19 October 1887, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States.

Photos and Memories (8)

Do you know John Henry? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Henry Rollins
Nancy Malinda West
Marriage: 1 April 1860
Ephraim Edward Rollins
Anatha Rollins
Nancy Malinda Rollins
John Henry Rollins
William Samuel Rollins
Guy Washington Rollins
Jesse West Rollins
Iles Marion Rollins
Moses Porter Rollins
Charles Watson Rollins
Margaret Eve Rollins
Emma Jane Rollins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1860
  • Children


    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Lee, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Lee, Iowa, United States
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 14
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rolling , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    History of John Ashcraft and Mary Burrows, from the book, "Histories of My Ashcraft Ancestors in America," by Katheryn Baugh Vernon

    John Ashcraft 1671-1732 and wife Mary Burrows 1672-1750 The birth of our second generation, John (2), was recorded in Stonington, Connecticut town records in the flowery script of the town re …

    Sources (43)

    • John Henry Rollins in entry for Linda Scott, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jno H Rawlins in household of J H Rawlins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Rollins in entry for Emma Jane James, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.