John Abner Rountree

M, #807, b. 3 Jul 1833, d. 11 Dec 1899
Father*Solomon J. Rountree1 b. c 1802, d. 30 Nov 1870
Mother*Amelia Hudgins b. c 1811, d. 12 Mar 1882
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Chronological Events

Birth*3 Jul 1833 John Abner Rountree was born on 3 Jul 1833 at Gates County, North Carolina, United States.1 
 He was the son of Solomon J. Rountree and Amelia Hudgins.1 
Milit-Beg*c 1862 John Abner Rountree began military service c 1862 He served in the Confederate Army. 
Marriage*15 Sep 1867 He married Emily Jane Sanderlin, daughter of Reverend Dorsey Asa Sanderlin and Lydia Jane Walkup, on 15 Sep 1867 at North Carolina, United States
Occupation*16 Sep 1867 John Abner Rountree was a farmer on 16 Sep 1867. 
Death*11 Dec 1899 He died on 11 Dec 1899, at age 66 at North Carolina, United States
Obituary12 Dec 1899  OBITUARY: John Abner Rountree and Emily Jane Sanderlin Dudley Walker were married 15 September 1867.

John Abner Rountree, son of Solomon Rountree and his wife Amelia Hudgins, was born 3 July 1833. He departed this life 11 December 1899--age 66. He was a farmer. He served in the Confederate Army.

Emily Jane Sanderlin, daughter of Dorsey Asa Sanderlin and his wife Lydia Walkup, was born in 11 Dec 1834 in Camden County, NC. Emily Jane was reputed to be the belle of the tri-county ball the year she was sixteen. Her family aspired a higher education for her, but she eloped that year with Stephen Dudley of Elizabeth City. Their son William was born in 1852 and Stephen Dudley died shortly thereafter.
Emily married next Thomas Walker, a widower with 8 children some older than herself.
Thomas was born 13 Dec 1807 in Currituck Co, the son of John Walker and wife Sarah Northern [born 8 Jan 1775]. Thomas had two siblings: John Walker Jr and Fannie Ann Walker who was born 13 Feb 1809.
Thomas Walker died 3 July 1865 leaving Emily Jane a widow for the second time with three sons of her own plus four young step-sons to rear.
On 15 September 1867 she married for the third time John Abner Rountree of Gates County.

In May 1898, Emily Jane's son Beaurie Walker, the sailor, came to her home sick with small pox. While nursing Beaurie Walker, Emily Jane caught the disease and died 16 June 1898 at the age of 64. At her death bed request, Emily Jane's body was interred beside her mother Lydia in a cemetery in Camden County.
John Abner Rountree died eighteen months later 11 Dec 1899 and was buried in the Rountree Cemetery in Gates County.

Information was provided from an unknown source.2
Burial*13 Dec 1899 He was buried on 13 Dec 1899 at Clay Hill Road Cemetery, Gates, Gates County, North Carolina, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 16175213.3 


Emily Jane Sanderlin b. 11 Dec 1834, d. 18 Jun 1898


  1. [S56] Sally Moore Koestler, 2006.
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check, Death Certificates &