Third Generation


10. Zachariah "Capt Zack" ROBERTS was born about 1755 in Amherst Co, VA.106,107 He served in the military about 1780 in Nelson Co, VA.108 He served in the military Public Claims on 14 April 1783 in Buckingham Co, VA.109,110 111 112 113 114 Capt Zack died in 1838 at the age of 83 in Nelson Co, VA.115 Nelson County Chancery Court Case 1849-008
Chancery Cause  :  Elliot N. Roberts vs Adm. Of Zachariah Roberts, Nelson Co
 
To the Honorable Lucas P Thompson Judge of the superior Court of Law & Chancery for the county of Nelson re:  the bill of complaint of Elliot N. Roberts of the county of Nelson.
 
Your Orator begs leave to represent that his father,Zachariah Roberts of the county of Nelson departed this life on the day of     in the year 1838 intestate leaving considerable property both real and personal estate.  He left his widow Sarah N Roberts & the following children his heirs and legal representatives, To wit, Mathew H, Skiler H., John H., Waddy W., Benjamin F, Sophia and Caroline Roberts and also a grandson, G. Washington Turner, a son of a deceased daughter Sally Turner,formerly Sally Roberts – That administration of the estate of his father to Waddy W. Roberts – Your orator does not suppose that the situation of the said estate, will require its being kept together any length of time, & that it will be important that the  ????? according ??????? at as early ??????  ble – To effect this your orator prays that the said administrator & the residue of the representatives may be compelled to answer the bill & say what reason there can be for deferring the division of the said estate and that an order of publication be recorded against Matthew Roberts, Skiler H Roberts who are no inhabitants of this commonwealth, & that a guardian ad litem be assigned to the said G. Washington Turner, who is an infant under 21 years of age, and that the Court would direct the according of the said administrator to be settle & the real & personal estate of his father to be divided according to law after first laying off the said widow her dower therein & to grant such others and further relief as in grant & right.
 
(The center section is damaged and many words there are completely gone and unreadable.) He had his estate probated in 1849 in Nelson Co, VA.115 Nelson County Chancery Court Case 1849-008
Chancery Cause  :  Elliot N. Roberts vs Adm. Of ZachariahRoberts, Nelson Co
 
To the Honorable Lucas P Thompson Judge of the superiorCourt of Law & Chancery for the county of Nelson re:  the bill of complaint of Elliot N. Roberts ofthe county of Nelson.
 
Your Orator begs leave to represent that his father,Zachariah Roberts of the county of Nelson departed this life on the day of     in the year 1838 intestate leaving considerable property both real and personal estate.  He left his widow Sarah N Roberts & the following children his heirs and legal representatives, To wit, Mathew H, Skiler H., John H., Waddy W., Benjamin F, Sophia and Caroline Roberts and also a grandson, G. Washington Turner, a son of a deceased daughter Sally Turner,formerly Sally Roberts – That administration of the estate of his father to Waddy W. Roberts – Your orator does not suppose that the situation of the said estate, will require its being kept together any length of time, & that it will be important that the  ????? according ??????? at as early ??????  ble – To effect this your orator prays that the said administrator & the residue of the representatives may be compelled to answer the bill & say what reason there can be for deferring the division of the said estate and that an order of publication be recorded against Matthew Roberts, Skiler H Roberts who are no inhabitants of this commonwealth, & that a guardian ad litem be assigned to the said G. Washington Turner, who is an infant under 21 years of age, and that the Court would direct the according of the said administrator to be settle & the real & personal estate of his father to be divided according to law after first laying off the said widow her dower therein & to grant such others and further relief as in grant & right.
 
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Zachariah "Capt Zack" ROBERTS and Sarah Netherland HARRIS were married on 24 October 1789 in Amherst Co, VA.116,117,118 They116,117,118 appeared in the census in 1820 in Buckingham, Nelson, VA.119 They119 appeared in the census in 1830 in Nelson Co, VA.120 Sarah Netherland HARRIS, daughter of William HARRIS and Mary NETHERLAND, was born about 1765 in Albemarle Co, VA.121

Zachariah "Capt Zack" ROBERTS and Sarah Netherland HARRIS had the following children:

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Elliott N ROBERTS.

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Sophia E ROBERTS.

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Mathew H ROBERTS.

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John Harris ROBERTS.

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Waddy W ROBERTS.

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Schuyler Harris ROBERTS.

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Benjamin Franklin ROBERTS was born about 1805 in Amherst Co, VA.115 I have no birth date - only an estimate. He signed a will on 24 April 1841 in Nelson Co, VA.122 I Benjamin F Roberts of the County of Nelson do hereby make this my last will and Testament.
First. I direct that all my just debts & funeral expenses be paid.
2nd I give to my sister Sophia E Roberts all my estate both real & personal, subject to the following exception of a girl names Selina.
3rd I give to my brother Waddy W Roberts my negro girl named Selina, and I appoint my said brother Waddy W Roberts Executor of this my last will & testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 26th day of April 1841. Benjamin F Roberts (Seal)
Lloyd G Harris
Benjamin F Harris
D E Watson He died before 1 May 1841 at the age of 36 in Nelson Co, VA.123 Benjamin had his estate probated on 1 May 1841 at Will accepted for probate in Nelson Co, VA.123

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Sarah Netherland Harris ROBERTS.

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Ann Caroline ROBERTS.