Edward Robert Monroe Blocker

31 October 1803–6 April 1887 (Age 83)
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Edward Robert Monroe

When Edward Robert Monroe Blocker was born on 31 October 1803, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Michael Blocker IV, was 47 and his mother, Rosanna Griffin, was 38. He married Sarah Cole about 1836, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 4, Burleson, Texas, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 6 April 1887, in Burleson, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lyons, Burleson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Robert Monroe Blocker
1803–1887
Sarah Cole
1810–1867
Marriage: about 1836
Michael Blocker
1825–
John Cole Blocker
1830–1907
Mary Blocker
1831–1862
Blocker
1830–1850
Blocker
1835–1845
Margaret Blocker
1845–
Sarah J. Blocker
1848–
Blocker
–1850
William Griffin Blocker
1832–1910
Eliza Rachel J Blocker
1837–1930
Elizabeth Blocker
1841–1876
James Robert Blocker
1845–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1836
Tennessee, United States
children

(12)

    Michael Blocker

    Male1825–Male

    John Cole Blocker

    Male1830–1907Male

    Mary Blocker

    Female1831–1862Female

    William Griffin Blocker

    Male1832–1910Male

    Blocker

    Female1830–1850Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Blocker IV

    Male1756–1803Male

    Female1765–1820Female

siblings

(9)

    Heskey Blocker

    Female1783–1850Female

    Mary 'Polly' Blocker

    Female1787–1845Female

    Elijah Blocker

    Male1792–1850Male

    Redding Blocker

    Male1793–1869Male

    Male1794–1859Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 9

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 16

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 23

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Name Meaning

1 German (Blöcker): occupational name for a jailer ( see Block 1).2 English: occupational name for a shoemaker or bookbinder ( see Block ); a person called Henry le Blocker is recorded in York in 1212 . However, in some cases the English name is of German origin (see 1 above); the census of 1881 records, amongst others, a Herman Blocker and a John Blocker , both born in Germany.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Blocker in household of G William Blocker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert Blocker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert M Blocker, "United States Census, 1860"

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