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  1. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, January 6, 1907, p 40. Elliot Roberts married Elizabeth Phillips, of Amherst county, Va., and had eleven children, the names of only four being known: these were John M, Captain Zack, Henry and Mathew Roberts, which last moved to Arkansas. John M. Roberts first married Miss White, of Albemarle County, by whom were Fountain, Jeremiah W. and Captain John E Roberts and one daughter, Elizabeth.
  2. Amherst County Court Records, WB 3, p 89. Land to Zachariah ; to John land on Buck Creek; to Matthew, the plantation; to Henry £300 to be paid when he reaches his majority. Children named: Zachariah, Matthew, John, Sarah Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas, Frances, Susannah and Ann Roberts. [He received his land thus he must have already reached his majority].
  3. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273. Zackeriah Roberts m. Sarah Netherland Harriss 24 Oct 1789 in Amherst County, VA.
  4. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Zachariah Roberts male m. Sarah N Harris female on 24 Oct 1789 in Amherst County, VA.
  5. William Montgomery Sweeny, Editor/compiler, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA: 1763-1800 (Lynchburg, VA: J P Bell, 1937; reprint, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub Co, Inc, 1980), p 65. Roberts, Zachariah, bachelor, and Sarah Nictherland Harris, spinster, October 24, 1789. John Taliaferro, surety.
  6. Nelson County Court Records, 1849 - 008, Cancery Cause : Elliot N Roberts vs Adm of Zachariah Roberts. Elliott N Roberts wants the distribution of the estate of Zachariah Roberts executed soon - names other children: himself, Mathew H, John H, Skiler H, Waddy W, Benjamin F, Sophia and Caroline and grandson G. Washington Turner, son of deceased daughter Sally Turner.
  7. Federal Census, 1850, Tennessee, 1850, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: M432_895; Page: 182B; Image: 569. Schuyler H Roberts, 45, farmer, $6,000, b. VA;
    Mary, 21, b. Germany;
    Waddy W, 8, b. TN;
    Irvin L, 6, b. TN.
  8. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera. Mahala was a slave - in Tennessee marriage was both illegal and socially unacceptable. She was owned by Schuyler and produced children by him. Although most of this is not available in documents, DNA has proved it now.

    The date is based on the date of her first child by Schuyler and by records logging Schuyler's arrival in Tennessee. .

  9. findagrave, 63826032. Schuyler H Roberts, b. 11 Sept 1804, Nelson Co, VA, d. 8 Dec 1859, Shelby Co, TN.
    Burial: Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  10. Shelby, Tennessee, , Case #2020: Loose Probate Papers, Folders 1-2631, 1860, ; . Thomas C Bleckley, Isaiah Stout, Benjamin Cash, Wm. T Bettis and AM Alsup posted bond for Bleckley who is named administrator for the estate of Schuyler H Roberts, Shelby County Court, 3 Jan 1860.
  11. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper. John M. first married Miss White, of Albemarle county Va., by whom were Fountain, Jeremiah V., and Captain John E and Elizabeth. By a second marriage to Miss Matilda Jane Harris, sister of the wives of Captain Zack Roberts and his brother Henry Roberts were: Ann Tate, Matilda Jane, Milton, Emily, and Henry H. Roberts.
  12. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3A; ED: 0042; Film 1241596. Preston Roberts, 60, b. Oct 1849, married 37 years, b. TN, both parents b. MS;
    Mahala, 65, b. Aug 1844, married 37 years, had 7 children 5 surviving, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. GA;
    Henry T, 25, son, b. May 1875, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hayse, 23, son, b. Feb 1877, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Ellen, 19, daughter, b. June 1879, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hugh, 8, grandson, b. Feb 1882, b. TN, father b. MS, mother b. AL.
  13. Federal Census, 1870, Tennessee, 1870, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: M593_1561; Page: 283B; Image: 168070; FHFilm 553060. Preston Roberts, 32, farmer, cannot write, b. Tennessee;
    Mahala, 36, "R h"? cannot read or write, b. MO;
    Eddie, 8, b. TN;
    Preston, 1, b. TN.
  14. Shelby County, TN Records, Book K, p 339. Preston Roberts posted bond with surety J H Alsup on 4 Dec 1883 for license to marry Mahala Pettit. They were married the same day by H J Sanderlins, MG.
  15. findagrave, #166171093. Preston Roberts, b. 11 Oct 1839, d. 10 Aug 1910
    Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  16. The Roberts Family. Preston Roberts married Mahalia Petitt and their children were Preston, Jr., John, William, Skylar (my great-grandfather), Andrew, Henry and Ellen - all of whom are interred in the New Bethel Cemetery.
  17. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 10, Sheby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278; Page: 282B; ED: 125. Preston Roberts, 40,
    Mahalia, 42,
    Eddie, 18,
    Preston, 11,
    A J, 9,
    John M, 7,
    H T, 5,
    S A, 3,
    M E, 1,.
  18. findagrave, #115793351. John Will Roberts, b. 7 Dec 1872; d. 19 Oct 1938; spouse Mary Ann Roberts (1873-1938)
    Such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
  19. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 24; ED: 0042; Film 1241596. William Roberts, 27, b. Dec 1872, married 3 years, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Mary, 24, b. Mar 1876, married 3 years, 2 children 1 surviving, b. TN, both parents b. MS;
    William, 1, b. June 1898, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  20. Tri-State Defender, 5 June 2002; article written by Arthur L. Webb. Preston, the oldest son, married Mahalia Petitt, and the two became the parents of six children. The children were: Preston, Jr., who married Nora Duncan; John William, who married Mary Fields; Schuyler Hayes II, who married Lucy Ann Walker, Andrew Jackson who married Clemie Cravey; Henry T... (rest of article missing).
  21. Shelby County, TN Records, Book S, p 64. J W Roberts and Mary Fields married Shelby Co, TN on 4 Apr 1897 by Lucius Pool, MG.
  22. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #3563. John W Roberts, b. 7 Dec 1873, d. 19 Oct 1938 of acute mitral stenosis. Widowed, laborer, age 64, 64y 10m 12d. Parents: Preston Roberts, TN and Mahila Scott, MO.
    Burial 22 Oct 1938, Germantown, TN; informant: Miss Edna Roberts.
  23. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3A; film 1241596. Preston Roberts, 60, head, black, male, b. Oct 1849 (sic), married 37 years, b. TN both parents b. VA;
    Mahala, 65, wife, black female, b. Aug 1844 (sic), married 37 years, had 7 children, 5 surviving, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. Georgia;
    Henry T, 25, son, black, male, b. May 1875, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hayse, 23, son, black, male, b. Feb 1877, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Ellen, 19, daughter, black female, b. June 1879, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hugh, 8, grandson, black, male, b. Sept 1891, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. AL.
  24. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. John Roberts, a merchant on a limited scale, married a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, who raised him to the peerage, making him first Earl of Truro and Viscount Bodrims. John Roberts, second Earl of Truro, was made by Charles II, first Earl of Radnor. We find John Alexander Roberts, fourth Earl of Truro, in a part of Virginia, which was Caroline county, where he married in 1721.
  25. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273. Murry Henson m. Elizabeth Roberts, 11 Sept 1797, Amherst Co, VA; brides parents: John Roberts, Sr and Virginia.
  26. Ancestry.com Messages, found on family trees - no documentation.
  27. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. John Alexander in 1721 married in Caroline County, Va. By this marriage were eight children: Sarah Roberts, born November 6, 1722; Henry Roberts, Elliot Roberts, Elizabeth, Morris, Frances, John and Drusilla.
  28. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. Elliott Roberts married Elizabeth Phillips, of Amherst County, -----Zach, Henry and Mathew, and seven others, names not found.
  29. Sweeny, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA, p 75. Thomas, James, bachelor, and Elisabeth Roberts, spinster, May 3, 1786. John Thomas, surety. Consent of Ellot Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts.
  30. Sweeny, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA, p 81. White, Conyers, bachelor, of Albemarle County, and Frances Roberts, spinster, December 1, 1788. Zachariah Roberts, surety. Consent of her parents, Henry and Elizabeth Roberts.
  31. Rev. Edgar Woods, Author, Albemarle County in Virginia, Facsimile Reprint (Charlottesville, VA: The Michie Company, 1901; reprint, Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc, 2006), p. 219. William Harris...died in 1788. His wife was Mary Netherland, and his children, Matthew, Sarah, the wife of a Mosby, Elizabeth, the wife of John Digges, Catherine, the wife of a Steger, John, William, Mary the wife of a Woodfolk, Benjamin, Ann, the wife of Hawes Coleman, and Judith the wife of George Coleman. .
  32. Lenora Higginbotham Sweeny, author, compiler, Amherst County, Virginia In the Revolution: Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" 1773-1782, 1st Ed. (Lynchburg, VA: Author, 1951; reprint, Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1998), p 47. Revolutionary soldiers from Amherst County, comprising the territory of the present county of Nelson: Aaron, Benjamin...Roberts, Alexander, Roberts, Thomas, Roberts, Zachariah...
  33. Daughters of the American Revolution Records, #331407- Public Claims Papers, Buckingham Co, VA p 39. At a Court for Buckingham County 14 April 1783.
  34. Virginia Publick Claims, Buckingham County, p 25. Zachariah Roberts 57 days public service on the River.
  35. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Land Office Grants No. 19, 1788-1789, p. 430 (Reel 85). Roberts Zachariah, grantee; 23 May 1789; Amherst County; 307 acres on the north side and joining Rockfish River on Morrison's Mountain.
  36. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Land Office Grants No 28, 1793-1793, p. 442 (Reel 94). Zachariah Roberts, grantee; 65 acres on Hiccory Creek.
  37. Nelson County Court Records, Deed Book 1, p 8. 8 6 Nov., 1807 Rich. C. Pollard to Zach Roberts, AC to secure Wm. Brown & Co., Warminster to Jno Loving per order from ZR (Zachariah Roberts), 30 May 1809 - E1.00 6 slaves. Wm M Bailey is bdm. for debt; may sell at ACH. Wits.: Thos. Berry; Wm. Camp; Judith H Martin. Memo : also, mulatto boy, Orange. Wits : Berry and Camp.
  38. Nelson County Court Records, Chancery Case 1847-038, accessed from Library of VA website. Will of Sally Phillips dated 25 April 1831:
    "...lastly I do hereby appoint Zachariah Roberts and his son Waddy W Roberts executors to this my last will and Testament.".
  39. Federal Census, 1820, Virginia, 1820, Buckingham, Nelson, VA; Page: 198; NARA Roll: M33_130; Image: 378. Zachariah Roberts: 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-25; 1 male 45 and over; 1 female 10-15, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over; 11 slaves: 3 males 14-25, 5 males 26-44, 11 females under 14, 3 females 14-25, 3 females 26-44, 2 females 45 and over; number of person engaged in agriculture: 14; free white persons under 16: 2; total free white persons: 8; total slaves: 38; total all persons - white, slaves, colored, other: 46.
  40. Federal Census, 1830, Virginia, 1830, Nelson, VA; Series: M19; Roll: 196; Page: 121; FHFilm 0029675.
  41. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Nelson Co, VA; Roll: M432_963; Page: 229A; Image: 24. Elliott N Roberts, 39, farmer, $7,000, b. VA;
    Martin, 33, farmer, b. VA;
    Sarah, 29, farmer, b. VA;
    Zachariah, 23, Student, b. VA;
    Elizabeth, 24, b. VA;
    Henry, 20, teacher, b. VA;
    Milton, 17, b. VA;
    William, 15, b. VA.
  42. US War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815, NARA M602, Roll Box 176. Elliott Roberts, 4th Reg't (Boyd's) Virginia Militia, private.
  43. Nelson County Court Records, 1849-CO8, Chancery Cause : Elliot N. Roberts vs Adm of Zachariah Roberts, Nelson Co, VA.
  44. Nelson County Court Records, 1849 - 008, Cancery Cause : Elliot N Roberts vs Adm of Zachariah Roberts.
  45. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Slave Schedules, NARA, M432. Slaves: 5 males; 7 females - total 12 slaves.
  46. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Elliott Roberts m. E. Dawson 25 Dec 1815, Nelson, VA.
  47. John Vogt & T William Kethley Jr, Nelson County Virginia Marriage Records 1808-1850 (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co, 1985), p 81. Dawson E & Elliott Roberts 25 Dec 1815; b-John S Dawson.
  48. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Nelson, VA; Roll: M4432_963; Page: 228B; Image: 23. Skiler G Harris, 46, farmer, $2,500, b. VA;
    Sophia E, 43, b. VA;
    Ann E Harris, 13, b. Tennessee, attended school during the year.
  49. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Sophia E Roberts m. Schuyler G Harris 25 Dec 1841, Nelson, VA.
  50. Kethley, Nelson County Virginia Marriage Records 1808-1850.
  51. Kethley, Nelson County Virginia Marriage Records 1808-1850, p 113. Roberts Sophia E & Schyler G Harris 25 Nov 1841; b- Waddy W Roberts.
  52. findagrave, #76005502. Matthew H Roberts, b. Jan. 20, 1794, Nelson County, Virginia; Died Oct. 27, 1866, Limestone County, AL
    Buried: Harris Cemetery, Athens, Limestone, AL.
  53. Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, Lynchburg, VA & Nelson Co, VA Wills Deeds and Marriages: 1807- 1831 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1985), p 210. 13. 4 Nov 1819. Matt. Roberts and Nancy Dawson. Security: Nathl. Lofftus. Officiant: James Boyd, November 3(sic).
  54. Sons of the American Revolution Applications, #42316 - Samuel Ward Roberts. Matthew Harris Roberts married Sarah Ann Harris, b. 1806, d. 1871.
  55. Federal Census, 1850, Alabama, 1850, District 3, Limestone, AL; Roll: M432_8; page: 82A; Image: 383. Matthew H, 56, farmer, $24825, b. VA
    Sarah A, 44, b. VA;
    Ruffin C, 21, farmer, b. AL;
    Benjamin, 23, farmer, $3064, b. AL;
    Frans H, 19, student, b. AL;
    Emily C, 16, attending school, b. AL;
    Martha Z, 15, student, b. AL;
    Milton H, 13, attending school, b. AL;
    Waddy W, 11, attending school, b. AL;
    Winslow P, 5, b. AL.
  56. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Filn 30273. John H Roberts m. Belinda G Coleman 23 Oct 1837, Amherst, VA.
  57. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Nelson, VA; Roll: M432_963; Page: 227A; Image: 20. Waddy W Roberts, 48, farmer, $16,000, b. VA;
    Frances A, 35, b. VA;
    Sarah N, 5, b. VA;
    Eleanora J, 3, b.VA; Virginia E, inf 2/12, b. VA.
  58. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Nelson, VA; Roll: M432_963; Page: 227A; Image: 20. Waddy W Roberts, 48, farmer, $16,000, b. VA;
    Frances A, 35, b. VA;
    Sarah N, 5, b. VA;
    Eleanora J, 3, b.VA;
    Virginia E, inf 2/12, b. VA.
  59. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940. Waddy W Roberts m. Francis Wingfield 18 July 1842, Albemarle, VA.
  60. John Vogt & T Wm Kethley Jr, Albemarle County Virginia Marriages 1780-1853 (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co, 1991), Vol I, 267. Waddy W & Frances Ann Wingfield 18 Jul 1842; min- F N Johnson, 21 Jul 1842 [Marr Reg, 1806-1868, fol. 81] b-John H Nicholas d-Charles Wingfield who gives his consent wit[John H Nicholas & Henry W Jones [B/C Papers, 1842-47].
  61. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p. 346. Charles Wingfield, no doubt of the same stem, but of a different branch, came to the county from Hanover in the early part of the century, married Cary Ann, daughter of Lewis Nicholas, became a Baptist minister, and died in 1864. His children were Frances, the wife of Waddy Roberts, Mary, the wife if John A Mosby, Sarah, the wife of John Morris, Maria the wife of Robert Thornton, Julia the wife of John P. Roberts, Edmonia, John, George and Dr. Charles l.
  62. Clarence Pinkston Russell, Collierville, Tennessee: Her People and Neighbors (Collierville, Shelby, TN: Town of Collierville, n.d.), p 48. Schuyler Roberts: 80 acres $400 value $80 tax
    8 slaves $4000 value $8.00 tax
    White poll tax $.50
    State tax $2.33
    County tax $9.30.
  63. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 51. Scuyler Roberts: 200 acres, $1,000 value, $2.00 tax
    8 slaves, $4,000 value
    8.40 tax
    not assessed a white poll tax
    $2.60 State tax.
  64. Federal Census, 1840, Tennessee, 1840, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: 530; Page: 226; Image: 1034; FHFilm 0024547. S H Roberts, 1 male 30-39, 2 male slaves under 10, 1 male slave 10-23, 2 male slaves 24-35, 1 male slave 36-54, 7 female slaves under 10, 2 female slaves 10-23, 3 female slaves 24-35; 7 persons employed in agriculture; 1 free white person 20-49, total slaves: 18; total all persons - free white, free colored, slaves: 19.
  65. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage bonds, licenses, 1833-1842, no 751-1400. Bond for $1250 - sureties S H Roberts and S F Harwell - for marriage of S H Roberts and M G Pass.
  66. Shelby County, TN Records. STATE of TENNESSEE - SHELBY COUNTY; To any regular minister of the gospel having the care of souls, or any justice of the Peace. These are to authorise you, or either of you, to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Schuyler H. Roberts and Missiniah G Pass of your county, agreeably to an Act of Assembly, in such case made and provided: Provided, always , that the said M G Pass be an actual resident of your county: otherwise these shall be null and void to all intents and purposes, and no license or authority to you, or either of you, more than though the same had never been prayed or granted, &c.
    Given at the Clerk's Office of said county, this 7th day of May - 1841
    John M. Fuller Clerk, S C C
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  67. Shelby County, TN Records, File #1842-08-0368. With J A Lewis, J M Cornelius and Samuel Buster, provided surety for bond for the service of J A Lewis as Constable of Shelby County, TN.
  68. Early Land Records, Tennessee & North Carolina, 1753-1931, Warrant Number 1285, p 375. In consideration of 12 1/2 cents per acre, patent issued 24 Jan 1845, total 350 acres in Shelby County, TN.
    Approved 31 July 1845, by the Governor of Tennessee, James C Jones.
  69. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 7, p 388 . State grant for 350 acres, entered 2/24/1845, date 6/9/1845, filed 5/5/1851, signed by James C. Jones, Governor; $12.50 per acre paid into office of entry taker of Shelby County.
  70. Federal Census, Non-Population, 1850, Tennessee, Dist 10, Shelby, TN. Schyler H Roberts, 300 improved acres, 335 unimproved, $5,000 cash value of farm; $250 value of machinery; 4 horses, 6 asses and mules, 6 each milch cows and working oxen; 12 head of other cattle; 40 sheep, 60 swine, $1,050 value of livestock; 1,000 bushels of Indian corn, 150 bushels of oats, 52 bales ginned cotton, 75 lbs wool, 10 bushels Irish potatoes, 100 bushels sweet potatoes, 100 lbs butter, 8 tons hay, $55 value of home manufactures, $250 value of slaughtered animals.
  71. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Tennessee, 1850, US 7th Census of the US, 1850, NARA, Slave Schedules, M432. Schuyler N Roberts: 9 males varying in age between 40 - 9; 18 female slaves varying in age from 36 - 2.
  72. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 5, p 506. Bk 5, page 506 - 4/19/1850 $1360 - Mark Hesley and Benjamin D. Whitney of Boston & Miss. Land Co to SHR in Chickasaw Cession, Range 6, Sec. 1.
  73. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 14, p 287. Bk 14, page 287 - 12/20/1852 - Rolfe Eldridge of Jackson, AR to Schuyler H. Roberts of Shelby Co. - 204 acres to SE corner of 640 acre Henderson & McLemore grant; also 106 acres granted to said Rolfe Eldridge by State of Tenn. 4/2/1846 on Winchester State Line to Joel H Hall's SE corner. Reg. 8/11/1853 $3875.
  74. Shelby County, TN Records.
  75. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 22, p 488. Bk 22, page 488 - 57 acres $570 - Mary E Coleman to SHR - part of tract formerly known as the Hanover Place, owned by Thos. J. Truheart, 12/25/1855; recorded 1/11/1856.
  76. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol III, part 2, p 54. This small cemetery greatly overgown had been discovered ...by county gengineers who were preparing to widen Winchester Road...Two stones found were about twenty-five feet apart: J S Roberts, Died Oct 12, 1878, Aged 23 year and S H Roberts, Born Sept. 11, 1804, Died Dec. 8, 1859 (Stone broken across between dates) Loose footstone: SHR
    Family members told county officials the bodies should be moved to Germantown Cemetery on McVay Road where others of the Roberts family were buried.
  77. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol III, part 2, p 54. see notes for original burial.
  78. Shelby County, TN Records, accessed on familysearch.org, Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950. Marriage Bond: Schuyler Roberts and Augustus Keaner; bond for $1250 for marriage of Schuyler Roberts and Mary Keaner.
    Marriage License: p. 281, 2 Aug 1849 Schyler Roberts I have this day solemnized the Notary A Keaner For 2184 matrimony between the written named parties. Security. Mary Keener August 7, 1849 SN Ledbetter JP.
  79. Shelby County, TN Records. STATE of TENNESSEE - SHELBY COUNTY; To any regular minister of the gospel having the care of souls, or any justice of the Peace. These are to authorise you, or either of you, to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Schuyler H. Roberts and Missiniah G Pass of your county, agreeably to an Act of Assembly, in such case made and provided: Provided, always , that the said M G Pass be an actual resident of your county: otherwise these shall be null and void to all intents and purposes, and no license or authority to you, or either of you, more than though the same had never been prayed or granted, &c.
    Given at the Clerk's Office of said county, this 7th day of May - 1841
    John M. Fuller Clerk, S C C.
  80. Nelson County Court Records, accessed on ancestry.com - contributed by Kristie Cornett - #125_1847_038_0184 . Will written 24 April 1841, bequeaths estate to sister Sophia E Roberts and Waddy W Roberts - Waddy Roberts to be executor. Will proven 1 May 1841; recorded 16 May 1845.


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  81. Nelson County Court Records, accessed on ancestry.com - contributed by Kristie Cornett - #125_1847_038_0184. At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery held for Nelson County on the 1st day of May, 1841.
    The last will and testament of Benjamin F. Roberts decd was proven by the oaths of Lloyd G Harris, Benjamin F Harris and David E Watson, three subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Waddy W Roberts, the executor named in said Will, who made affirmation and together with William Faber, Nathan F Barnett and Breckenridge Fitzpatrick, who certified as to their competency) his securities, having entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars, conditioned according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat of said will in due form. Test, Ro: C : Cutter, Ck
    16 May 1845.
  82. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 32734 Ref ID: 19. Sarah N H Roberts m. Wm. Turner 11 Jan 1825, Nelson County, VA.
  83. Kethley, Nelson County Virginia Marriage Records 1808-1850, p 64. Turner William & Sarah N H Roberts 30 Dec 1824; b-Waddy W Roberts min-James Boyd - 11 Jan 1825.
  84. Federal Census, 1870, Virginia, 1870, Rockfish, Nelson, VA; Roll: M593_1665; Page: 458A; Image: 179098; Film 553164. Porter Wallace, 35, school teacher, b. VA, can read and write;
    Anna C, 54, keeping house, b. VA, can read and write;
    Sarah Wood, 13, black, domestic servant, b. VA cannot read or write.
  85. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917, Film 2048577. Mrs Ann C Wallace, b. abt 1807, Nelson Co, VA, d. 15 Nov 1877, Nelson Co, VA, age 70; parents Zachariah and Sally Roberts; spouse Porter Wallace.
  86. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917, Film 2048577. Mrs Ann C Wallace, b. abt 1807, Nelson Co, VA, d. 15 Nov 1877, Nelson Co, VA, age 70; parents Zachariah and Sally Roberts; spouse Porter Wallace (ancestry record states she was black).
  87. Kethley, Nelson County Virginia Marriage Records 1808-1850, p 113. Roberts Ann C & Porter Wallace 21 Nov 1838; b-Waddy W Roberts.
  88. findagrave, #121904637. Quenton Roberts, b. 6 Apr 1838, Shelby Co, TN; d. 2 Jan 1915, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  89. The Roberts Family, 1. Roberts died in 1859, leaving his wife, her children, Wady(sic), Sally, Jacobm and Charles Roberts, the slave msitress, Mahala and her seven children Malvina, Jane, Quinton, Preston, Mattie, Andrew (know as Jack) and Kathryn Roberts.
  90. Shelby County, TN Records, Loose Probate papers, Folders 4448-4546, 1880-1900; #4497. Bond is posted by Amanda Roberts, Quinton Roberts, Preston Roberts and F T Scott. She is appointed administratrix.
    Quinton Roberts states that he is the owner of 50 acres of land worth $1,200
    Preston Roberts states that he is the owner of 11 acres of land worth $200
    F T Scott states that he is the owner of 150 acres of land in the 11th Dist worth $1500 (not in his homestead).
  91. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 198, p 477. Sale by Quinton and Allice Roberts to L E Coopwood, 8 Jan 1890, $48 for 6 1/2 acre plot 1/4 mile east of Germantown.
  92. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 327, p 117. Quinton Roberts and wife Allice Roberts (both signed with their marks) sold 30 acres of land in Shelby Co 7 Jan 1903 for the sum of $125.
  93. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Dist 48003, File 251. Quenton Roberts, male colored, married, d. 2 Jan 1915; b. 6 Apr 1838; age 77y 4m 4d, farmer, b. Shelby Co, TN; father: Skyly Roberts, b. VA; informant: E E Roberts, Germantown, TN; burial Germantown, TN, Jan 3.
  94. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1299630. Lula R Hawkens (Roberts), b. 9 May 1871, Shelby Co, TN; d. 5 May 1914, Germantown, Shelby, TN, female, married, housekeeper; father Quenton Roberts, b. Shelby Co, TN; mother Alace Walker, b. Shelby Co TN.
  95. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera, http://www.scvcamp260.org/newsletter/2006/2006-02-Apr-May-NL.pdf. Preston Roberts, enlisted at the first call for volunteers in 1861. Roberts’ functioned unofficially as the Quartermaster under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. It is more than apparent that General Forrest had a great deal of confidence in Roberts. He was in charge of all funds for the food and was in command of 75 cooks. In the post-war era Roberts was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Preston Roberts died in June 1910.
  96. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera, Unknown Source. ...Schuyler also had a Mulatto mistress Mahalia, withwhom he would have seven more children. The fourth child of this union was Preston Roberts...In 1861 the War Between the States broke out and at the first call for soldiers, Fernando Scott and Preston would travel to Somerville, TN to join Capt. Ed Porter's Company which was part of Gen. Van Dorn's Command. Partison Rangers Co C. After six months Fernando would desert, returning to Collierville, TN. Fernando Scott was tried as a deserter and served time in jail. Preston would remain in the Confederate Army and was in Springhill when Van Dorn was killed by a jealous husband. General Nathan Bedford Forrest took over command of Van Dorn's men and Preston was made a Quartermaster. Gen. Forrest put Preston in charge of 75 cooks and trusted him with the money to procure supplies for the troops. According to Preston, he was "one of the most importantest men in the Army." Preston would serve in this position for the remainder of the war...
    Preston was proud of his Confederate service and attended every Confederate Reunion he could. He joined Co. A Confederate Veterans and wore the uniform, cap and badge. "Uncle Press" took great pride in caring for the men of the company. After attending a celebration for Robert E. Lee's Birthday and watching Confederate Veterans receive Southern Crosses of Honor, Preston asked if he was entitled to one too. Immediately he received the endorsement of over 100 Veterans and the application was sent. Supposedly this was the first time a Southern Cross of Honor was presented to a man of color.
    Preston and his family were members of New Bethel Baptist Church and this is where he would be buried on August 19, 1910. It is said of Preston that "When one views the various aspects of Memphis' socioeconomic landscape, one would be hard pressed to find an area in which the descendants of Schuyler Hayes(sic) Roberts and his mistress Mahalia are not prominently found.".
  97. US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 1861-1865, Film M231 roll 37. Preston Roberts, Confederate, Tennessee, 13th Reg, Tennessee Cavalry (Gore's), Company F, private.
  98. Federal Census, Non-Population, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Shelby, TN; Agriculture; Selected US Fed Census Non-Pop. Schedules, 1850-1880. Line 4: Preston Roberts, rents for fixed money rental, 75 acres tilled land, 25 acres woodland, $700 value of farm, $35 value of implements/machinery, $300 value of livestock, $100 cost of building and repairing in 1879, $150 paid for wages and farm labor in 1879, $1270 est. value of all farm products; no oxen, 6 milch cows, 3 other livestock, calves dropped; 250 lbs of butter or cheese made in 1879; 23 swine on hand June 1880; 50 barnyard poultry, 12 other poultry, 1500 doz eggs produced in 1879; 210 bushels of Indian corn, 12 bushels cotton, 100 bushels peas, 20 bushels Irish potatoes, 180 bushels sweet potatoes, 100 bearing trees of apples, 300 bushels of apples, 100 peach trees, 400 bushels of peaches.
  99. Springfield Republican, 28 February 1904, Issue 24, p 20. Awarded Southern Cross by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  100. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, CD 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 11B; ED: 0075; Film 1375531. Jack Parker, 74, Black, married 40 years, b. GA father b. SC, mother b. GA, farmer;
    Malindy Parker, 73, Black, married 40 years had 6 children 4 surviving, b. VA, both parents b. VA;
    Mallie Parker, 36, daughter, Black, single, b. TN, father b. GA, mother b. VA;
    Preston Roberts, 71, servant, Black, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Allace Parker, 7, granddaughter, Black, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  101. Roberts family handwritten records, Handwritten genealogy provided by Gia Gray. S H Roberts (1801-1859); Mahala (a Slave Miss); A White Miss (Lawfully Married);
    Quinton (1838-1915), Preston (1840-1910), Jack, Jane, Malvina (Aunt Mal), Mattie, Kathrine (Aunt Cat) Col Slave.
  102. Freedman's Bureau Marriages, FHL Film 2425254; NARA M 1875; film Roll 3; digital folder 4420240 Image 00675. Simon Cooper m. Mary Jane Roberts, Memphis, Shelby, TN 21 Jan 1865; Simon age 30, black; Mary Jane age 23, black.
  103. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Register, Book Q, p 8-9. No. 17. Oct 13 Jack Roberts male, negro, married, age 31, died of congestion, b. TN, Farmer, parents: dead - date of record: Jan 19, 1882.
  104. Shelby County, TN Records, Loose Probate papers, Folders 4448-4546, 1880-1900; #4497. The petition of Amanda Roberts a citizen of said county states that her husband Jack Roberts died at his residence in the 11th dist of sd co on the 28 Sept last, leaving her (his widow), & six surviving children: viz Martha Jane, aged 16 yrs - Ida aged 13 - Quinton, aged 12 - William aged 9 - Mary Thomas, aged 7, & Julian, aged 5 yrs : all of whom are now with & dependent on her.
  105. Shelby County, TN Records, Loose Probate papers, Folders 4448-4546, 1880-1900; #4497.
  106. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Deist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278. Jack Roberts, 38, married, farmer, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. VA;
    Manda, 35, wife, married, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, father b. unk, mother b. SC;
    Martha J, 14, daughter, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Ida, 11, daughter, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Quinten, 9, son, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    William, 6, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary Thomas, 5, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Julian, 4, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  107. Shelby County, TN Records, Book Q-9, File 12. Catherine Meacham d. 12/8/1881, age 37, black, died Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  108. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film: 1255278; Page: 244A; ED: 124. J Meacham, 30, married, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. NC;
    Catherine, 35, wife, married, keeping house, paralyzed, b. TN, father b. unk, mother b. VA;
    Mahala, 15, daughter, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    George, 7, son, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mamie, 6, daughter, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Selila, 3, daughter, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Henry, 2, son, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Sam, 5 mos, son, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  109. Shelby County, TN Records, Book L, p 543. Albt Cornelious m. Mrs Patsy Taylor 23 Dec 1886 by J. Cotton, MG.
  110. Shelby County, TN Records, Book J, p 570.
  111. Familysearch.org, Film 1784544, image: 00986.
  112. Tennessee Enumeration of Males, 1891, #230. #230 Preston V Roberts, age 22, colored.
  113. Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891. Preston V Roberts, age 22; born abt 1869.
  114. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, Memphis Ward 1, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1763; Page 6A; ED 72; Image 48. Preston Roberts, head, 56, b. TN, widowed, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO, Expressman for Transfer company.
  115. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage License/bond/marriage. Preston Roberts, Jr & C McLemond? sureties for $1250 bond 18 Sept 1909
    Marriage: Preston Roberts, Jr and Anna Turner married 18 Sept 1909 by W A Taylor, JP.
  116. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3B; ED: 0045; Film 1241596. Mandy Roberts, 55, head, b. Dec 25, 1844, widowed, had 7 children 5 surviving, cannot read or write, rents farm, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. SC;
    Mary, 26, daughter, b. Jan 15, 1874, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Lula M, 13, granddaughter, b. Mar 19, 1887, single, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Rosa Cornelius, 16, granddaughter, b. Jan 15, 1884, single, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Thos Jackson, 15, grandson, b. Jul 5, 1884, single, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Cherry Meacham, 75, mother, b. Aug 4, 1824, widowed, had 7 children 3 surviving, cannot read or write, b. SC, both parents b. SC;
    Jennie Meacham, 40, sister, b. Aug 15, 1858, single, can read and write, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. SC.
  117. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book O, p 197. A J Roberts m. Miss Clemie Cravey 31 Dec 1890 by Thos Maclin, MG, in Shelby Co, TN
    Bond sureties: A J Roberts and Press Roberts, Jr.
  118. Shelby County, TN Records, p 64. JW Roberts and Preston Roberts posted bond of $1,250 for the marriage of JW Roberts and Mary Fields.
  119. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3A; ED: 0042; Film 1241596. Preston Roberts, 60, b. Oct 1849, married 37 years, b. TN, both parents b. MS;
    Mahala, 65, b. Aug 1844, married 37 years, had 7 children 5 surviving, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. GA;
    Henry T, 25, son, b. May 1875, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hayse, 23, son, b. Feb 1877, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Ellen, 19, daughter, b. June 1879, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hugh, 8, grandson, b. Feb 1882, b. TN, father b. MS, mother b. TN.
  120. Shelby County, TN Records, Book U, p 327. S H Roberts alone posted by for marriage to Lucy A Walker - no other surety listed.
  121. Shelby County, TN Records, Book U, p 327. S H Roberts married Lucy A Walker 19 July 1900 by A J Sanderlin, MG.
  122. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, Dis 48003, File 278 . Ellen Reed, b. 30 June 1879, d. 20 Nov 1917, Germantown, Shelby, TN, age 38y 4m 20d. Cause of death: Cholelithiasis, contributory cause, acute infectious cholecystitis, B. Shelby Co, TN, father: Preston Roberts, mother: Mahally Nevill, both b. Shelby Co, TN Informant: Hugh Roberts, Germantown, Shelby,
    Burial: Germantown Tenn, 21 Nov 1917.
  123. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Memphis Ward 1, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1519; Page: 1A; ED: 0099; Film 1375532. Thornton, Reed, 33, head, married 5 years, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Ellen, 30, wife, married 5 years, had 2 children both surviving, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Louise, 3, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edwin, 10 mos, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Hugh Roberts, 17, nephew, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. AR;
    Ollie Roberts, 7, niece, b. TN, father b. TN; mother b. AR.
  124. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Memphis Ward 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1520; page: 98; ED: 0184; Film 1375533. William Roberts, 37, married 13 years, b. TN, both parents b. TN, driver for hardware store;
    Mary, 31, married 13 years, had 7 children, 6 surviving, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Willie D, 11, son, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Leslie, 8, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Blanch M, 6, daughter, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Thomas, 4, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edna, 2, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary, 8 mos, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  125. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, Memphis Ward 32, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1765; Page: 10B; ED: 220. Will Roberts, 47, rents, married, can read and write, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b.MS, chauffeur for private family;
    Mary, 46, wife, married, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Leslie, 18, son, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Blanch, 16, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Thomas, 14, son, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edna, 12, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary, 10, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Bernice, 8, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Myrtle, 7, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  126. findagrave, #115793406. Mary Ann Roberts, b. 16 Mar 1873; d. 12 Jul 1938; spouse: John Will Roberts; burial New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  127. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed birth record #D287190. Edna Mae Roberts, b. 19 Mar 1907, Memphis, Shelby, TN; parents: John Will and Mary Ann (Fields) Roberts; mother Mary Ann Fields b. Collierville, TN.
  128. findagrave, #115793312. Will D Roberts, b. 28 Jun 1898, d. 24 Jun 1965; Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  129. Shelby County, TN Records, Delayed Certificate of Birth D-534736. Will Dewey Roberts b. June 28, 1898, Shelby (rural), colored, male; parents: John Will Roberts, b. TN and Mary Fields, b TN; address 678 Jeanette, Memphis, TN; proof of birth -
    Social Security Acct #408 12 0743, recd 21 Jan 1937; death cert for Myrtle Roberts, sister d. 1 June 1942, Memphis filed 8 Aug 1942
    .
  130. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 2499 - City of Memphis, Local Board Div #2. Will Dewey Roberts, 816 E Haskell Pl, Memphis, Shelby, TN, age 20, b. 28 June 1898, negro, occupation: truck driver for Farrell Calhoun Co, Memphis; nearest relative: Mary Roberts, 816 Huskell, Memphis, Shelby, TN; Med hgt, med build, brown eyes, black hair.
  131. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #3161. Will Roberts, d. 24 June 1965, b. 28 June 1898, age 66 - died John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, TN; cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease
    parents: John Roberts and Mary Ann Fields; wife: Mary A. Roberts - residence 678 Jennette; burial 27 June 1965, New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, TN.
  132. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book B02, p 5. Will Roberts m. Malinda Watkins 26 Mar 1922 by W A Taylor, JP.
  133. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera, Funeral handout. Mary met and married the known late Mr. Will Dewey Roberts, Sr. in Memphis, Tennessee this union were born nine children: Annie Lee Taylor, John Roberts, Walter Roberts, Beatrice Roberts, Will Dewey Roberts, Cornelius Jerome Roberts, James Lowell Roberts, Mack McClellan Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts...
  134. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Walter Leslie Roberts. b. 20 June 1901, Shelby Co, TN, colored, male; parents: John Will Roberts and Mary Fields, both of Shelby Co, TN; residence: 812 David, Memphis 14, TN, age: 41 3/12 yrs on 9 Dec 1960.
    .
  135. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 41-2-19C. Walter Leslie Roberts, 816 Huskell, Memphis, Shelby, TN; age 18, b. 20 June 1900, negro, occupation: driver, News Scimitar, Madison & 3rd St, Memphis, Shelby, TN
    Nearest relative: Mary Roberts, 816 E Huskell, Memphis, Shelby, TN;
    Med hgt, med build, black hair, black eyes.
  136. Federal Census, 1940, Tennessee, 1940, Memphis, Shelby, TN; Roll: T627_3962; Page: 10A; ED 98-79. Walter Leslie Robert, 38, head, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, completed high school, porter for publishing company;
    Edna Mae, 31, sister, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, grade school teacher, completed high school;
    Susie Bernice, 29, sister, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, grade school teacher, completed college;
    Ida Myrtle, 27, sister, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, grade school teacher, completed college.
  137. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Walter Leslie Roberts. b. 20 June 1901, Shelby Co, TN, colored, male; parents: John Will Roberts and Mary Fields, both of Shelby Co, TN; residence: 812 David, Memphis 14, TN, age: 41 3/12 yrs on 9 Dec 1960.
    Photocopy of Honorable Discharge US Army /s/ Lt. Col. H. S. Graham - Discharged 27 Mar 1943
    Enlisted Oct 14, 1942
    .
  138. US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Section H, Site 855. Walter Leslie Roberts, S/Sgt US Army, WW II; b. 20 Jun 1901, d. 24 May 1970, service start date: 28 Oct 1942, interment date: 27 May 1970.
  139. Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, Crittenden Co Marriage Book p 494, Film 2110323 - accessed on familysearch. Walter L Roberts, male, residence Memphis TN, m. Corinne Johnson, female, Memphis, TN on 26 Dec 1944; by Rev Frank Cash. .
  140. Cook County, IL, Deaths, 1878-1994, #624878; film 007595431.
  141. Federal Census, 1940, Illinois, 1940, Chicago, Cook, IL; Roll: T627_925; Page: 9B; ED: 103-124. Edward Pullium, 39, head, completed high school, b. TN, porter, overnight work;
    Blanche, 36, wife, completed high school, b. TN;
    Bernice, 12, daughter, 6th grade, attending school, b. IL;
    Mary, 11, daughter, 4th grade, attending school, b. IL;
    Edward, 10, son, 3rd grade, attending school, b. TN;
    Joyce, 9, daughter, 3rd grade, attending school, b. TN;
    Barbara, 6, daughter, attending school, b. IL;
    Blanche, 4, daughter, b. IL;
    Helen, 8 mos, daughter, b. IL.
  142. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate - 2584. Thomas Roberts, 643 Provine, Germantown, male, colored, single, age 29, chauffeur; d. 28 June 1936, 11:30 PM, killed by pistol shot - hit near spine, bullet came out in front near heart - homicide - weapon - pistol. Father, William Roberts; mother, Mary Roberts, informant: William Roberts, 643 Provine, Germantown, TN.
  143. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed birth record #D287190. Edna Mae Roberts, b. 19 Mar 1907, Memphis, Shelby, TN; parents: John Will and Mary Ann (Fields) Roberts.
  144. California Death Index, 1940 - 1997. Edna Mae Phillips (Edna Mae Roberts) female, b. 19 Mar 1910, TN, d. 7 Oct 1955, Los Angeles; mother's maiden name: Fields, father's surname: Roberts.
  145. findagrave, #115793449. Edna M Roberts, b. 1907, d. 1955
    Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  146. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, SSN 408-74=2468. Mary R Cole, b. 20 Sept 1909, d. 30 Jul 1991, last residence: 38126 Memphis, Shelby, TN.
  147. Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, film 2109920. Mary Roberts, residence Memphis, TN, m. Edgar Cole, residence Memphis, TN, 11 May 1932 - Marriage Bond.
  148. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, #408-74-3761. Bernice McClellan, b. 30 Apr 1911, d. July 1976; last residence 38126 Memphis, TN.
  149. findagrave, #115793437. Myrtle Roberts, b. 15 Dec 1912, Memphis, Shelby, TN; d. 1 June 1942, Memphis, Shelby, TN. Headstone: Requiescal In Pace.
  150. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1876913. Myrtle Roberts, b. 15 Dec 1912, Memphis, TN, age 29, d. 1 June 1942, Memphis, TN
    Burial: New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, TN, female, colored, single; residence 643 Provine St, occupation teacher; father: JW Roberts, b. Germantown, TN; mother: Mary Fields, Collinville, TN.
  151. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, Jan 6, 1907, p 40. In company with his children he moved. In 1746, to Albemarle county and patented lands on Rockfish River, about six or seven miles from the James, and was a justice of the peace, which office was then held for life, and was constituted the highest court in the colony, with appeal to the Governor and Council.
  152. Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, Deeds of Amherst Co, VA and Albemarle Co, VA: 1761-1807 and 1748-1763 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979), p 71. Thomas Jopling, Amherst County, to John Roberts, Amherst County, £25 for 300 acres - North side of South Fork of Rockfish. Lines: Widow Upton, Widow Johnson. Mark of Thos Joplin. Wit: Thomas Farrar, William Cox and James Jopling. Court held at Henry Key's 7 Dec 1761, and Thos Farrar & James Jopling certified as to deed. At court held at the courthouse 1 Mar 1762, Thos. Joplin ack receipt of payment. This first courthouse was in what is now Nelson County..
  153. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 36, 1764-1767 (v.1 & 2 p. 557-1083), P 783 (Reel 36).
  154. Davis, Deeds of Amherst Co, VA and Albemarle Co, VA, p 101. Deed Book A, p 226. 4 Sep 1767. John Roberts, Amherst County, and wife Mary Ann to Jno Sandidge, Amherst County, for £35, 180 ac on Horsely. Lines: Wm Cabell. Wit: Powell Huges, Dudley Gatewood.
  155. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. John Alexander in 1721 married in Caroline County, Va. By this marriage were eight children: Sarah Roberts, born November 5, 1722; Henry Roberts, Elliot Roberts, Elizabeth, Morris, Frances, John and Drusilla.
  156. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 29, 17149-1751 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-532), p. 241 (Reel 27).
  157. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, No 33, 1756-1761 (v. 1,2 3 & 4 p 1-1095) p. 750 (Reel 31-32). Land grant 3 Mar 1760, Albemarle Co, 413 acres on the north side of Rockfish River and on Kirbys Creek.
  158. Amherst County Court Records, Book 3, p 283. Guardian Bond for Henry, John, Zach, Nancy, orphans of Elliot Roberts.
  159. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273, p. 45. Frances Roberts, female, m. Conyers White 1 Dec 1788, Amherst County, VA. Parents: Henry and Elisabeth Roberts.
  160. Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800. Henry Roberts m. Elizabeth Maddox 21 Mar 1792, Culpeper County, VA.
  161. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 27, 1748-1749, p 331 reel 25.
  162. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 32, 1752-1756 (v.1 & 2 p 1-715), p 573 (Reel 30).
  163. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 37, 1767-1768, p 363 reels 1-41.
  164. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patent 41, 1772-1773, p 34 reels 1-41.
  165. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, No. 40, 1771-1772, p 766 (Reel 39). 204 Acres on Rockfish River .
  166. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, No. 40, 1771-1772, p 766 (Reel 39). 204 Acres on Rockfish River.
  167. Amherst County Tax Assessments, Online at http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/CDR-000413/1782/. Elliot Roberts, 3 white persons, 24 slaves, 59 cattle, 11 horses .
  168. Amherst County Court Records, WB 3, p 89. Land to Zachariah ; to John land on Buck Creek; to Matthew, the plantation; to Henry £300 to be paid when he reaches his majority. Children named: Zachariah, Matthew, John, Elizabeth Thomas, Frances, Susannah and Ann Roberts.
  169. Nelson County Court Records, Will Book 3, p 89.
  170. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. John Alexander in 1721 married in Caroline County, Va. By this marriage were eight children: Sarah Roberts, born November 6, 1722; Henry Roberts, Elliot Roberts, Elizabeth, Morris, Frances, John and Drusilla. .
  171. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Patents E 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p 463-930), p 262 (Reel 46). Land grant awarded to John Roberts, grantee; 20 July 1780; 164 ac on the south branches of Pedlar River.
  172. Library of Virginia, Land Office Grants, Grants No 16, 1787-1788, p 664 (Reel 82). Land grand awarded 24 April 1788 to John Roberts, grantee; 69 acres on the head of Buck Creek.
  173. Amherst County Court Records, Will Book ?, p 37. Bequeaths to daughter Sarah, daughter Susannah, grandson John Richardson Roberts - son of deceased daughter Polly Roberts.
  174. National Archives and Records Administration, Roll 19J. John M. Roberts, Pvt, Capt. Maurice's Company, Va. Militia. Pay roll; commencement of service: 4 July 1807; expiration of service: 3 Aug 1807; one month service charged: $5/day; total pay $5; allowance for clothing: $2.47 Total owed: $7.47.
  175. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. M. Harris m. John Roberts 21 Feb 1809, Nelson County, VA.
  176. Virginia Publick Claims, Amherst County, p 11. Henry Roberts for 101# salted pork Jan Militia £2-10-6.
  177. Amherst County Court Records, WB 3, p 89. Land to Zachariah ; to John land on Buck Creek; to Matthew, the plantation; to Henry £300 to be paid when he reaches his majority. Children named: Zachariah, Matthew, John, Sarah Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas, Frances, Susannah and Ann Roberts.
  178. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, 6 Jan 1907, p 40. By a second marriage to Miss Matilda Jane Harris, sister to the wives of Captain Z Roberts and his brother Henry...
  179. Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800. Henry Roberts, Fanny Harris, 16 Nov 1794, Amherst County, Virginia.
  180. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, FHFilm 30273, ref id 98. Henry Roberts, male, m. Fanney Harris 16 Dec 1794, Amherst County, Virginia.
  181. Sweeny, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA, p 65. Roberts, Henry, bachelor, and Fanny Harris, spinster, December 16, 1794. Matthew Harris, Jr., surety, who gives consent as to Fanny Harris.
  182. Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, p 40. Elliot Roberts married Elizabeth Phillips, of Amherst county, Va., and had eleven children, the names of only four being known: these were John M., Captain Zack, Henry and Mathew Roberts, which las moved to Arkansas.
  183. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 32734, p 13. Mathew Roberts m. Nancy Dawson 3 Nov 1819 in Nelson County, VA.
  184. Davis, Lynchburg, VA & Nelson Co, VA Wills Deeds and Marriages. 4 November 1819. Matt. Roberts and Nancy Dawson. Security: Nathl. Loftus. Officiant: James Boyd, November 3(sic).
  185. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273, p 29. Elisabeth Roberts m. James Thomas 3 May 1786 in Amherst County, VA. Parents: Ellot and Elisabeth Roberts.
  186. Ancestry.com Messages, Kristie Cornett - 26 Aug 2016. I'll be glad to help if I can. It's an easy enough mistake for those films though. Henry Roberts was co-executor with Elizabeth, widow of Elliott on his will. He was also the guardian of the under age children. He is on several of the marriage records after the death of Elliott. I was lucky to get my hands on those Amherst chancery records before they took them down because they supply alot of detail I would have otherwise had a very hard time finding. Henry left his estate to the children of Elliott if I recall correctly. I honestly would have to dig that one up because it's been years since I did that one. My primary research was on the daughters that married Thomas's since that is where I descend. I'll have to look through paper for Henry lol.
    Kristie.
  187. findagrave, #43896948. Susanna Roberts Harris, b. 1776
    Headstone: SUSANNA ROBERTS HARRIS, BORN 1776 - DIED APR 10, 1840, GRANDMOTHER TO ALL HARRIS FAMILY OF HARRISBURG, ARK.
  188. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273, p 78. Sussana Roberts m. William Harris 10 Nov 1792 in Amherst Co, VA. Parents: Elizabeth Roberts.
  189. Sweeny, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA, 37. Harris, William and Susanna Roberts, November 10, 1792. George Wharton, Surety. Consent of Elizabeth Roberts. Consent of Susanna.
  190. Amherst County Court Records, WB 3, p 89. Land to Zachariah ; to John land on Buck Creek; to Matthew, the plantation; to Henry £300 to be paid when he reaches his majority. Children named: Zachariah, Matthew, John, Sarah Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas, Frances, Susannah and Ann Roberts.

    [In this will she is referred to as a minor - under 18 or 21].

  191. Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1985), p 302. NANCY ROBERTS -- Book 3, p 283 -- Guardians Bond -- Henry, Jno and Zach Roberts, 21 Oct 1793, for Henry Roberts as guardian of Nancy Roberts, orphan of Elliott Roberts.
  192. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Film 30273. William Burks and Nancy Roberts were married 15 Sept 1794, Amherst Co, VA. Bride's father: Elliott Roberts.
  193. Sweeny, Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, VA, p 13. Burks, William, bachelor, and Nancy Roberts, spinster, September 15, 1794. Henry Roberts, surety, who requests the Clerk to issue a marriage license for William Burkes to marry Nancy Roberts, daughter of Elliott Roberts, deceased.
  194. Virginia Land Patents, Land Office Patents No 13, 1725-1730 (v 1 & 2 p 1 - 540) p 507 reel 12. 150 acres in Hanover County adjoining the lines of William Harris and Henry Davis in St. Martin's Parish.
  195. Virginia Land Patents, Land Office patents No 13, 1725-1730 v1 & v2 p 1-540 p. 507 Reel 12. 150 acres adjoining the lines of William Harris, and Henry Davis, in St Martin's Parish.
  196. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 219. Matthew, in all likelihood a brother of Matthew, was long one of the early and leading citizens of Albemarle. His first patent was located on Beaverdam of Hardware in 1739. H also made entries on Totier and Green Creeks, until during the next forty years he possessed more than two thousand acres.
  197. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p. 219. He established on Green Creek one of the first mills erected in that part of the county, and it has ever since been an important centre to the surrounding country.
  198. Virginia Land Patents, Land Office Patents No. 27 1748-1749, p 403, Reel 25. William Harris patented 2 1/2 acres bein an island between the land of the said William Harris and Sabott Island in James river.
  199. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 219. In 1746, the year after the county was organized, he was appointed one of its magistrates.
  200. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 219.
  201. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 219. It is believed he soon removed to the present territory of Nelson. He married Miss Lee, and had two sons, William and Lee. Lee married Miss Philips and his son William Lee Harris, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Clayton Coleman, was admitted to the Albemarle bar in 1798, but probably lived in the present bounds of Nelson.
  202. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p. 219. William Harris...died in 1788. His wife was Mary Netherland, and his children, Matthew, Sarah, the wife of a Mosby, Elizabeth, the wife of John Digges, Catherine, the wife of a Steger, John, William, Mary the wife of a Woodfolk, Benjamin, Ann, the wife of Hawes Coleman, and Judith the wife of George Coleman.
  203. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 219. Matthew married Miss tate, and had fifteen children. Among them were Schuyler, who married Frances Blades, lived two miles north of Covesville, and died in 1803.
  204. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 219. His wife was Mary Netherland, and his children, Matthew, Sara, the wife of a Mosby, Elizabeth, the wife of John Digges, Catharine, the wife of a Steger, John, William, Mary, the wife of a Woodfolk, Benjamin, Ann, the wife of Hawes Coleman, and Judith, the wife of George Coleman.
  205. NSDAR Family Histories, 1500-2000, Vol 148: 1919. John Digges, male, b. 1735 VA, m. 1757 to Elizabeth Harris; d. 1803 Amherst Co, VA; child Catherine Digges.
  206. Kethley, Albemarle County Virginia Marriages 1780-1853, Vol 1, p 152. Harris, John & Sarah C. Barclay 23 Sep 1818; b-Alexander Garrett Sarah gives her own written consent wit-Mary Barclay (B/C Papers, 1818-24) min- James Robinson (Marr. Reg., 1806-1868, fol. 23).
  207. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. John...was twice married, first to Frances Rowzy, and secondly to Sarah, widow of Robert Barclay.
  208. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. William married Miss Wagstaff, and had eight children. Among them were William B., and Frances, the wife of Lewis Nicholas. William B. and Frances, the wife of Lewis Nicholas. .
  209. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. William married Miss Wagstaff, and had eight children. Among them were William B., and Frances, the wife of Lewis Nicholas. William B. and Frances, the wife of Lewis Nicholas.
  210. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. Benjamin was a man of great wealth, was appointed a magistrate in 1791, and served as Sheriff in 1815. He married Mary, daughter of Samuel Woods, and had eleven children. Among them were Dr William A, who married his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Schuyler Harris, was a magistrate of the county, and a ruling elder in the Cove Church, and in 1837 removed to Illinois; and Colonel George W., who died in 1877, and whose children still occupy the old homestead on the old Irish Road, west of Porter's Precinct. Ann, wife of Hawes Coleman, was the grandmother of mary, the wife of Dr. Charles D. Everett.
  211. findagrave, #85698681. Capt Benjamin Harris, b. 30 Jan 1754, Albemarle Co, VA; d. 25 Mar 1834, Albemarle Co, VA; buried Harris Family Cemetery, Esmont, Albemarle, VA.
  212. US, The Pension Roll of 1835. Benjamin Harris, b. 30 Jan 1754. Enlisted in 1775 and served off and on until 1782, a total of 9 1/2 months, as a private and later a captain in the Virginia Troops; fought at the seige of York. Allowed a pension 8 Jan 1834 when he was a resident of Albemarle County, VA. He died 25 Mar 1834.
    He married in Albemarle Co, VA 27 Oct 1785 to Mary Woods. She received a pension for his service from 1841 until her death 15 Aug 1844.
  213. US, The Pension Roll of 1835. Benjamin Harris, b. 30 Jan 1754. Enlisted in 1775 and served off and on until 1782, a total of 9 1/2 months, as a private and later a corporal in the Virginia Troops; fought at the seige of York. Allowed a pension 8 Jan 1834 when he was a resident of Albemarle County, VA. He died 25 Mar 1834.
    He married in Albemarle Co, VA 27 Oct 1785 to Mary Woods. She received a pension for his service from 1841 until her death 15 Aug 1844.
  214. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. Benjamin was a man of great wealth, was appointed a magistrate in 1791, and served as Sheriff in 1815. .
  215. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. Benjamin...married Mary, daughter of Samuel Woods, and had eleven children. Among them were Dr. William A., who married his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Schuyler Harris, was a magistrate of the county, and a ruling elder in the Cove Church, and in 1837 removed to Illinois.
  216. Kethley, Albemarle County Virginia Marriages 1780-1853, p 151. Harris Benjamin & Mary Woods 3 Oct 1785; b-James Woods [Rec of Marr Bonds, 1780-1806] [B/C Papers, 1780-87].
  217. Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, p 220. Benjamin was a man of great wealth, was appointed a magistrate in 1791, and served as Sheriff in 1815. He married Mary, daughter of Samuel Woods, and had eleven children. .
  218. US, The Pension Roll of 1835, Marriage bond included in pension application. Ben Harris and James Woods executed a bond for 50 pounds conditional upon the marriage of Benjamin Harris and Mary Woods.
  219. Kethley, Albemarle County Virginia Marriages 1780-1853, Vol I, p 72. Coleman, Harves & Ann Harris 16 Mar 1786; "Hawes Coleman?" spinster b-John Mosby (Rec of Marr Bonds, 1780-1806) d-William Harris, who gives consent wit-John Mosby (B/C Paper, 1780-87).
  220. Kethley, Nelson County Virginia Marriage Records 1808-1850, p 19. Coleman Hawes H & Mary A E Harris 4 Apr 1836; b-H N Coleman.