Third Generation


12. Dr. John Morris ROBERTS was born about 1800 in Louisa Co, VA.255,256,257 On 15 March 1825 in Louisa Co, VA he was charged with [description]258 He owned Land adjacent to McDonalds in December 1829 in Louisa Co, VA.259 John lived in Pittsylvania County, VA on 4 August 1831.260 In June 1832 in Pittsylvania County, VA he was charged with unlawful gaming.261 On 31 March 1833 he was a Doctor in Pittsylvania County, VA.262,263 On 1 July 1833 John acquired 4 acres in Pittsylvania County, VA264 Pittsylvania County, VA Deed Book 35 (1833) page 247, 248.

This Deed of conveyance made the 1st day of July 18333 between John Fowlkes and Sarah his wife of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and John M Roberts of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Fowlkes and Sarah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of ___ dollars to them in hand paid by the said John M Roberts the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and by these presents do and each of them doth bargain and sell unto the said Roberts his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying an being in the County of Pittsylvania and bounded as follows Begining at the fork of the road on Fuller line and thence on the same south 75 Degrees East 28 poles to a Chesnut Bush in Hunleys line and with the same N18 AO? 14 poles to a red oak thence N 10 1/2 AO 18 poles to Buckers red oak thence N 87 degrees AO 21 poles to the road thence with the road S 2 ½ E 20 poles to the Beginning together with all and singular the appurtenances to the said land belonging - To Have and To hold the said 4 acres of land with the tenniments, hereditaments and all and singular the premises herein before mentioned into the said Roberts his heir and assigns forever to and for the only purpose use and behoof of him the said Roberts his heirs and assigns forever and the sd John Fowlkes and Sarah his wife for themselves and their heirs the said land with all and singular the premises and appurtenances before mentioned unto the said Roberts his heirs &c free from the claim or claims of them the said John Fowlkes and Sarah his wife or either of them the them their heirs and of all and every person or persons whatever shall will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents - In Witness whereof the said John Fowlkes and Sarah his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed there seals the day and year first above mentioned -
John Fowlkes (Seal)
Her
Sally X Fowlkes (Seal)
Mark

Pittsylvania County to wit
We James Nance and John Pritchett Justices of the peace of the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Sarah wife of John Fowlkes parties to the within Deed for the conveyance of real Estate to John M Roberts, bearing date the __ day of July 1833 personally appeared before as in our County and being examined by us privately and apart from her husband and having the Deed fully explained to her the said Sarah Fowlkes acknowledged the same to be her act and deed having willingly signed and sealed the same, declared that she wished not to retract it Given under our hands and Seals this the 7th day of September 1833.
J Nance (Seal)
Jno Pritchett (Seal)
At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 20~ day of October 1834 This Indenture from John Fowlkes and Sally his wife to John M. Roberts was acknowledged by said John Fowlkes to be his act & deed & with the certificate of the acknowledgement of said Sally endorsed was ordered to be recorded.
Teste
Will Tunstall Clk He lived in Pittsylvania County, VA in 1834.265 He died before 17 August 1835 at the age of 35 in Pittsylvania County, VA.266,267 John has reference number 1541. Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records (1832-1833) Vol 30, page 39
June Court Term - 1832:
James Burton Foreman, James Lovelace, Matthew B Williams, David C Williams, Silvester A Vaden, Thos S Price, Wm A Thomas, Jon. Fowlkes, Thos Worsham, Saml C Brewer, Abraham Lewis, Richd Parrish, Geo. A Edwards, Richd Bennett, Cornelius M. George & Crispin Shelton were Sivd(?) a Grand Jury of Inquest for the body of this County and having received their charge with orders from the bar to consult of their presentments and after sometime returned and presented an Indictment vs Dix H Lester for an affray a true bill & an Indictment vs. Adam Dillard for an affray a true bill and as written presented Robert Findley, George Washington Robertson and John M Roberts for unlawful gamin, by playing at cards - - Whereupon it is ordered that proper process issue returnable - -

Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records (1832-1833) Vol 30, page 56
June Court - 2nd Day Court
The Commonwealth vs John M Roberts upon a presentment of the Grand Jury made against him at the present term for Gaming. Judgment Confessed for the fine imposed by law with Costs. And the Commonwealths atto. agree to receive only Ten dollars in lien of the legal fee -

Pittsylvania County, VA Court Records (1833-34) Vol 31, page 94
August Court 1833 - 3rd day
Commonwealth vs Jno. M. Roberts - upon a Presentment - on the Motion of the Def. by Counsel and for reasons appearing to the Court it is ordered that the Presentment aforesaid quashed - Absent Cave Coleman Vincent Witcher & James Jones - Prest - Walter Coles & Tho. Williams


Pittsylvania County, VA Common Law Order Book (1831 - 1837), page 138
October 28, 1833
Tarlton Brown Jr and Thomas S Keen
Executors of Tarlton Brown Sen Decd who Plaintiffs
Sue for the benefit of Thomas S Keen
against
(upon a Motion on a forthcoming Bond)
Thomas Hines and John M Roberts Defendants
It appearing to the Court from the affidavit of Robert C Terry the Defendants have had legal Notice of the Motion agreeably to a copy of the said Notice now filed and they failing to appear although solemnly called - On Motion of the Plaintiffs by their attorney - it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs may have Execution against the Defendants for the sum of five hundred and Eighty Nine dollars and Eighty cents the penalty of the said Bond and that they recover against the Defendants their costs by them expended about their Motion in this behalf expended - And the said Defendants in Mercy
But this Judgment is to be discharged by the payment of Two hundred and ninety four dollars and ninety cents with Interest therein at six per centum per annum from the 18th day of June 1833 till paid and the Costs -

Dr. John Morris ROBERTS and Bethenia P SHELTON obtained a marriage license on 31 March 1833 in Pittsylvania County, VA.263 They263 were married on 1 April 1833 in Pittsylvania County, VA.268,269,270 They268,269,270 signed a marriage contract on 1 April 1833 in Pittsylvania County, VA.271 Bethenia P SHELTON, daughter of Leroy SHELTON and Nancy LANIER, was born in 1813 in VA.272,273 She sold 4 acres in Pittsylvania County, VA on 5 March 1837.274 Pittsylvania County, VA, Deed Book 40, page 55
Recorded 20 March 1837


This Indenture made this 5th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven Between Bethena P Roberts of the one part and William Newton of the other part each of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia Witnesseth that the said Bethena P Roberts for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and ninety dollars lawful money of Virginia to her in hand paid the receipt whereof she doth hereby acknowledge Hath granted bargained and sold and doth by these presents grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Newton his heirs and assigns for ever a certain lot or parcel of land Situated lying and being in the County aforesaid near chestnut grove containing four acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows (to wit Beginning at the Chestnut tree near the fork of road on Fullers line thence with his line South 75 degrees East 28 poles to a chestnut bush on Hundleys line thence with the said Dr Hundleys lines North 18 degrees West 14 poles to a red oak thence North 10½ degrees West 18 poles to the said Newtons Red Oak thence with his line North 87 degrees West 21 poles to the road thence with the road South 2½ degrees East 25 poles to the beginning To have and to hold the aforesaid land and premises together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said William Newton his heirs and assigns forever and she the said Bethena P Roberts for herself her heirs &c will forever warrant and defend the right in fee simple against the lawfull claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Bethena P Roberts hath herself unto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and year above written
Signed Sealed and delivered Bethenia P Roberts (S)
in presence of
Pittsylvania County to Wit
We John Pritchett & ?? G Daniels Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that Bethenia P Roberts as party to a certain deed bearing on the 5th day of March…………………………………. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Ruffin, Rockingham, NC.275 Bethenia died on 5 March 1910 at the age of 97 in Rockingham County, NC.276 She was buried after 5 March 1910 at Greenview Cemetery in Reidsville, Rockingham, NC.276 She has reference number 1769. Louisa Co VA tithables, 1767 - Shelton, Henry - Smason, George, Charles, Denis, Sam, Lucy 7; Shelton Joseph (Capt) - Philemon Perkins, Ned Bob, Ben, Dick, Brisoter, Usseley, Lucey, Ammea, Siley 10-848; Shelton, William - 3-130-1

Dr. John Morris ROBERTS and Bethenia P SHELTON had the following children:

44

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infant ROBERTS was born about 1835 in Pittsylvania County, VA.277 He/she died before 29 July 1839 at the age of 4 in Pittsylvania County, VA.277