Louisa Katherine Roller

11 February 1853–28 May 1903 (Age 50)
Wallens Creek, Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Louisa Katherine

When Louisa Katherine Roller was born on 11 February 1853, in Wallens Creek, Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Andrew J Roller, was 26 and her mother, Julia F Turner, was 25. She married Evan S Lawson in 1871. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Rocky Station Magisterial District, Lee, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 May 1903, at the age of 50, and was buried in Slagle Cemetery, Lee, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Evan S Lawson
Louisa Katherine Roller
Marriage: 1871
Adda F Lawson
James W. Lawson
Alpha Elizabeth Lawson
Alpha Lawson
Rosie Bell Lawson

Spouse and Children

Lee, Virginia


    Adda F Lawson


    James W. Lawson



    Alpha Lawson



Parents and Siblings

    Andrew J Roller


    Julia F Turner





    Mary Roller


    Spencer Roller


    John Claiborne Roller


    J.c. Roller


World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 8

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 14

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname from Swabian roller ‘tom cat’.2 German: occupational name for a carter or driver of a wagon, early New High German roller.3 Scottish: probably a variant of Rollo .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lou Lawson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Louise K B Roller in household of A J Roller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa Slagle in household of Frances Slagle, "United States Census, 1900"

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