Owen Roberts

21 June 1818–1898 (Age 79)
Llandissilio, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Owen

When Owen Roberts was born on 21 June 1818, in Llandissilio, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Roberts, was 36 and his mother, Jane Jones, was 31. He married Mary Martin on 4 July 1853, in Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1898, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen Roberts
Mary Martin
Marriage: 4 July 1853
Jane Price Roberts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1853Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 13
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 21
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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    OWEN ROBERTS - 1818-1898 (from Wales to Shelley, Idaho)

    Owen Roberts was born 21 June 1818 in Llandysilio, Anglesey, Wales. He was the son of John Roberts and Jane Jones. Owen was a miner and he worked quarrying limestone in the village along with his fa …

    Sources (6)

    • Owen Roberts, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
    • Owen Roberts, "Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922"
    • Owen Roberts, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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