Alonzo Root

1813–after 1880 (Age 67)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Alonzo

When Alonzo Root was born in 1813, in Ohio, United States, his father, Lyman Root, was 32 and his mother, Eunice Beebe, was 34. He lived in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Dover Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died after 1880, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Root
1781–1847
Eunice Beebe
1779–1865
William Riley Root
1801–1877
Gilbert M Root
1805–1845
Garry Root
1802–1873
Root
1804–1804
Homer Root
1808–1880
Lorain Root
1810–1881
Alonzo Root
1813–1880
Nelson Root
1814–1870
Julius Lyman Root
1818–1899
Augustus Root
1820–1822
August Root
1822–
Edmond 'Edward' Root
1825–1890
Shandy H. Root
1827–1880

Parents and Siblings

    Male1781–1847Male

    Eunice Beebe

    Female1779–1865Female

siblings

(13)

    Male1801–1877Male

    Garry Root

    Male1802–1873Male

    Female1804–1804Female

    Male1805–1845Male

    Homer Root

    Male1808–1880Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Alonzo Root, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alonzo Root, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alonzo Root in household of Asa Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"

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