George Edward Roberts

22 April 1809–1851 (Age 41)
Virginia, United States

The Life of George Edward

When George Edward Roberts was born on 22 April 1809, in Virginia, United States, his father, Enoch Roberts, was 49 and his mother, Matilda Lynch, was 40. He married Otway Anna Davies on 9 February 1848, in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States. He died in 1851, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Roberts
Otway Anna Davies
Marriage: 9 February 1848

Spouse and Children

9 February 1848
Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Enoch Roberts


    Matilda Lynch




    John Lynch Roberts


    John Lynch Roberts


    Samuel Roberts


    Mary Ann Roberts


    William Powell Roberts


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 3

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 12

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

Rodor-beorht, from rodor, heavens, and beorht, bright, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of the heavenly bright

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  • George E. Roberts, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • George E. Roberts, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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