Fifth Generation

158. William Granderson ROBERTS was born on 15 September 1820 in Greenfield, Nelson, VA.421,540 He died on 4 October 1890 at the age of 70 in Rocky Fork, Kanawha Co, WV.540 He was buried after 4 October 1890 at Roberts Private Cemetery in Rocky Fork, Kanawha Co, WV.540

William Granderson ROBERTS and Virginia M KNIGHT were married before 1855 in Nelson Co, VA.541 They541 appeared in the census in 1880 in Union Dist, Kanawha, WV.541 Virginia M KNIGHT Event during Civil War on 1 August 1862 in Monroe County, WV.542 [Page 314]
August 1, 1862. Friday.--A good little drill. Mr. Land-
craft, one of the three slaveholders of Monroe County who were
true to the Union, and a Mrs. Roberts were arrested and brought
into my camp in obedience to orders from headquarters. Mrs.
Roberts is a ladylike woman; her husband, a Secesh, is a prisoner
at Raleigh. Mrs. Roberts and her (husband's) uncle, Mr. Landcraft, came
over New River and passed into our lines, the pickets admitting
them, without proper passes. If this is the whole offense, the
arrest is on most insufficient and frivolous grounds. In the case
of Mrs. Roberts, who has a nursing child at home, it is as cruel
as it is unnecessary. I shall do my best to get them out of the
trouble. These needless persecutions of old men and of women,
I am ashamed of.
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August 3, 1862. Sunday.--. . . Was glad to be able
to release Mr. Landcraft and Mrs. Roberts. This arrest was a
foolish business.
Note: Mrs. Roberts was my Great Grand Mother, Mary Virginia Knight Roberts. Her
Husband, a Secesh, was my Great Grand Father, William Granderson Roberts. The "nursing child at home" was my Great Uncle, Edgar Hardin Roberts, 1861 - 1932.
Mr. Landcraft was a Brother of my Great Great Grand Mother, Eliza Brown
Landcraft Roberts.

The civil war incident (Page 314, 315) above Described by Col. Rutherford B. Hayes (later became 19th President of The United States, served 1877 - 1881.)
Information and www link was given to me mid 2003 by Cousin Bill Bailey, San Antonio, Texas,
By: William Knight (Billy) Roberts, Jr., Glenn, CA 95943

William Granderson ROBERTS and Virginia M KNIGHT had the following children:



William H ROBERTS.



Edgar Hardin ROBERTS.



Joseph Osson ROBERTS was born on 3 May 1868.543 He died on 19 October 1946 at the age of 78 in Kanawha Co, WV.543 He was buried after 19 October 1946 at Roberts Private Cemetery in Rocky Fork, Kanawha Co, WV.543