Roxanna Beaman

Femaleabout 1806–5 October 1895

Brief Life History of Roxanna

Roxanna Beaman was born about 1806, in New York, United States. She married Alonzo B Holmes about 1831, in Stafford, Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Leoni, Leoni Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Bingham Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 October 1895, in Sandstone, Sandstone Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo B Holmes
Roxanna Beaman
about 1806–1895
Marriage: about 1831
Hart Hiram Holmes
Helen A. Holmes
about 1837–
Elmira Holmes
Harriet Josephine Holmes
Dan Holmes
Lewis L. Holmes

Sources (12)

  • Roxana Holmes in household of Alonzo Holmes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Roxanna - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Roxanna
  • Roxina Holmes, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1831Stafford, Genesee, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 21

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 24

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Beeman or Beaumont .

    History: Gamaliel Beaman came from Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England to MA in 1635 as a 12-year-old boy.

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

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