Charles Roane

14 October 1776–7 July 1858 (Age 81)
Petsworth Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Roane was born on 14 October 1776, in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Roane II, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth " Polly" Pollard, was 37. He married Frances Guthrie on 31 January 1801, in Gloucester, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 7 July 1858, in Gloucester, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Charles Roane
Frances Guthrie
Marriage: 31 January 1801
Richard Guthrie Roane
Wiley Pollard Roane
Allen Roane
Elliott G Roane
Curtis Roane
Charles Alexander Roane
Samuel Franklin Roane

Spouse and Children


    Frances Guthrie


31 January 1801
Gloucester, Virginia, United States


    Richard Guthrie Roane


    Wiley Pollard Roane


    Allen Roane


    Elliott G Roane


    Curtis Roane


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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 4

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Rowan or possibly a variant of Ruane .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Roane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Roane, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Charles Roane in entry for S Frank Roane, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

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