Roane Family Tree

Thomas J. of Rockingham

Thomas Jefferson Roane, born March 20, 1801 in Essex County Virginia then to Rockingham County. He married Mary Grant (born March 10, 1803) in Rockingham County July 29, 1824.  On December 22, 1830 they moved to Macon County NC.  They settled in the Upper Cartoogechaye community where their settlement became known as Roane's Mill.  This was a self-sufficient farm with a store, school, blacksmith shop, post office and a mill.  During the Civil War, all of the sons and even the sons-in-law served in the confederate forces except John Russell Roane who was in the Union forces.  Thomas Jefferson was active in civic affairs and served in the NC Legislature.

Thomas Jefferson Roane died from encephalitis at his residence on Cartoogechaye Creek May 30, 1860. He and his wife Mary Grant Roane are buried in Old Presbyterian Cemetery at Franklin, NC.  They had 11 children:

1. William Hern Roane, b. Oct. 12, 1825; d. Feb. 29, 1880. Lived in Macon County, NC. (Buried in Maiden’s Chapel Cemetery). married Mary Munday and had kids Emma, James A, Henry C, Charles L, Robert J.
2. James Milton Roane. B. Dec. 11, 1826; d. Mar. 9, 1896. Lived on a farm north of Franklin, NC. Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
3. John Russell Roane. B. Jan. 23, 1828; d. Oct. 26, 1864. Lived in Macon County. Captured by the Union Army during Civil War. Died in Union Army prison camp near Chicago, IL. (My ancestor).
4. Thomas Rusk Roane. B. Oct. 9, 1829; d. April 14, 1880.
5. Robert Diskin Roane. B. June 23, 1832; d. April, 1926.
6. Elizabeth Grant Roane. B. Oct. 23, 1833; d. June 17, 1834.
7. Mary Elizabeth Roane. B. Aug. 14, 1836. Married Lucius Enloe. Buried in Maiden’s Chapel Cemetery.
8. Henrietta Hern Roane. B. Mar. 10, 1839. First married John J. Gray (son of James G. Gray) on Aug. 26, 1861 in Franklin, NC. One child, Elizabeth Gray. Henrietta then married Budd Wall, lived in GA.
9. Patrick Hern Roane. B. Aug. 23, 1840.
10. Edward Roane
11. Wilbur Fisk Roane, b. Nov. 30, 1843. Lived near Clayton, GA

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