Date of Service: 1870 – 1871
1817: Emma Jane Dixon is born on June 28th, in VA. to parents Tinsley & Pamelia Dixon.
1836: Samuel Trader marries Emma Jane in VA.
1860: In the U.S. Census, Samuel (46) lives with his wife Emma (41) in Madison, VA. with their 5 children. His occupation is listed as seaman.
1870-1871: Emma J. Trader is appointed 2nd Assistant at Wolf Trap Lighthouse, VA. (Her husband Samuel Trader serves as Principal Keeper). Her salary is $400/year.
1880: In the U.S. Census, Samuel Trader (66) lives with his wife Emma (63), in Mathews, VA.
1896: Emma Jane Trader dies on November 2nd in Mathews, VA. at the age of 78. She is buried in the Trader Cemetery, Mathews, VA.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org; The Free Lance, August 24, 1897