14. Frederick ROBERTS320 was born in 1808 in , Albemarle, VA.321,322,323,324,325,326,327 On 5 December 1825 he became the ward of his brother Jeremiah Roberts in , Albemarle, VA328 [Couple] posted marriage banns on 26 November 1833 in Albemarle Co, VA.329 On 30 January 1834 he acquired From Jeremiah Roberts - title to land in Albemarle Co, VA330 Deed Book 31, Pages 268, 269
Albemarle County, VA
This indenture made and entered into this thirtieth day of January in the year
Of our Lord 1834 Between Jeremiah Roberts and his wife Lucy M Roberts of the county of Albemarle and State of Virginia of the one part and Frederick Roberts of the County of Albemarle an State of Virginia of the other part: Witnesseth that the said Jeremiah Roberts and his wife Lucy M Roberts in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which they do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell all their right title
and interest in a certain piece or parcel of land lying being and situated in the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia being the land upon which Elizabeth Roberts now resides and to which she is entitled to a life Estate - To Have and To Hold the said piece or parcel of land to the proper use and behoof of the said Frederick Roberts his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Jeremiah Roberts and Lucy M his wife for themselves their heirs exers and admrs do covenant and agree that the half of the said land upon which the said Elizabeth Roberts now resides and Estate for life to which she is entitled is clear and free of all incumbrances whatsoever,that their title is undisputed and that they will warrant and defend the same forever: In Testimony whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals
This thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord 1834
Witness Jeremiah Roberts (seal)
Susan Wertinbaker Lucy M Roberts (seal)
Albemarle County (to wit)
We Opie Norris and William A Bibb Justices of the Peace
for the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Lucy M Roberts the wife of Jeremiah Roberts parties to a certain deed bearing date 13th day of January 1834 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid, and being examined by us privily & apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, She the said Lucy M Roberts acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it Given under our hand and seals this 4 day of February 1834. O Norris (seal)
William A Bibb (seal)
In Albemarle County Court Clerks office 3rd February 1834
This indenture of Bargain and Sale was this day presented and
acknowledged before me by Jeremiah Roberts & as to him admitted to record
and in said office 4 February 1834. The Relinquishment of dower of Mrs
Lucy M Roberts was returned and admitted to record. Teste
Alex H Arthur DC 331 Frederick appeared in the census in 1850 in Slave Schedule, , Albemarle, VA.332,333 He appeared in the census in 1850 in , Albemarle, VA.334 On 7 November 1853 in Charlottesville, Albemarle, VA he petitions court to sell slave in order to meet conditions of father's will.77 To the County Court of Albemarle in Chancery setting – the Bill of complaint of Frederick Roberts respectfully represents,
That, many years past, the father of your orator, Richard Roberts, departed this life, having first made and published his last will and testament which, on the 7th of May, 1810, was duly proved in and admitted to record in the Superior Court of Albemarle. A copy of said will is herewith exhibited as a part of this Bill, marked A.
Among other provisions therein, the testator, by the second clause thereof, devised and bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth Roberts, for life a tract of land, the following slaves, to wit, Nanny, Elly, Snelson, Walker & Judy –
together with such part of his stock of every description, & household & kitchen furniture as she might think fit to take.
By the 5th clause of said will, the testator gives, after the death of his wife, the above tract of land to your orator & his brother Jeremiah, two of the testator’s sons.
And by the eighth clause of said will, the testator, after the death of his wife, gives the slaves & the perishable property, bequeathed to his wife for life, equally to be divided among the whole of his children – who, at the death of the testator were seven in number; to wit, James D. Elizabeth, Malinda, Martha, John M. Jeremiah & your Orator -
Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, the widow of the testator died in the month of September last – and at her death, James D. Roberts was dead, having left the following children & grand children, to wit, Richard, John, Martha, James, Jeremiah, Malinda, Elizabeth and Sarah – of whom Elizabeth has died unmarried – Sarah intermarried with Erasmus Walton – she & her husband are both dead, leaving three infant children, to wit, Sarah, George and Elizabeth –
Elizabeth Roberts has intermarried with Edward L Warren – Malinda with Thomas Warren, and Martha with Thomas C. Yates. Jno. M. Roberts intermarried with Bethenia Shelton – he died without child; but leaving his
Wife pregnant; who, after the death of the said John M. Roberts, gave birth to a child. This posthumous child lived but a short time, and died, leaving its mother surviving it; who thereafter intermarried with E. R. Harris; & he & his wife reside in the State of North Carolina. Jeremiah Roberts resides in the State of Missouri –
During the lifetime of Mrs Elizabeth Roberts, she made, among all her children, the remainder men. in said slaves an equal & satisfactory division of a part of the slaves & their increase held by her as aforesaid - & at her death there remained, for division, among the parties entitled, a portion of said slaves & their increase, to wit, Snelson, Ann, Henry, Susan, Little Nelson and Jesse. It will be evident, as your Orator alleges (that a proper & just division) among the parties entitled, cannot be made, in kind, of said slaves – some being entitled to one sixth, some to one seventh of a sixth - & some to one third of such seventh. In consideration, therefore, of the premises, as your orator is remediless therein except in a Court of Equity, he prays, that the said Richard, John, Martha, Malinda, James & Jeremiah Roberts, children of the said James D Roberts decd the said Elizabeth, Sarah & George Walton,
infant children of Sarah & Erasmus Walton, Edward L. Warren and Elizabeth, his wife, Thomas Warren & Malinda, his wife, Thomas C. Yates & Martha his wife, E. R. Harris and Bethenia, his wife, and Jeremiah Roberts be made defendants to this your orator’s Bill – that, as the said Jeremiah Roberts & E. R. Harris & wife are nonresidents of this Commonwealth, the usual order of publication be awarded against them, citing them to appear & answer
this Bill – that a guardian ad litem be appointed to the infant defendants, Elizabeth, Sarah & George Walton to defend their interests herein – that the Court would decree of a sale of the said slaves, now remaining for division among the parties aforesaid, upon such terms as to the Court may seem just & proper; and a distribution of the proceeds of such sale, after deducting
the costs & charges of this suit & of such sale, among the parties legally entitled thereto – and will grant unto your Orator all such necessary, proper & general relief in the premises as his case may need, and as equity shall authorise – Your Orator ought sooner to have stated, that the perishable property left for life to the said Elizabeth Roberts, by the said will, was, years past, wholly consumed in the use thereof by the tenant for life –
Set a subpoena ??? &c –
Albemarle County to wit,
Frederick Roberts came before me, a justice of the peace for said
county, & made Oath, that Jeremiah Roberts & E. R. Harris & wife are,
as affiant verily believes, non-residents of the State of
of Virginia – Given under my hand this 7th day of Nov: 1853.
Thos L Farish J P
The answer of Elizabeth, Sara & George Walton infant children of Erasmus & Sarah Walton decd by Ira Garrett their guardian ad litem to the Bill of Complaint of Frederick Roberts exhibited in the County Court of Albemarle against these defendants & others –
These defts. Saving all just exceptions to said Bill, for answer thereto, answer & say, that they are infants, incapable of protecting or defending their interests in the premises, and, consequently, submit themselves & their
interests herein to the care & protection of the court.
and further they answer not –
Ira Garrett Gn ad litem
The answer of Richard, John, Martha, Malinda, James and Jeremiah Roberts, children of James D. Roberts, decd of Edward L. Warren & Elizabeth, his wife, Thomas Warren & Malinda, his wife, Thomas C. Yates and Martha his wife (E. R. Harris & B. P. Harris, his wife) & Jeremiah Roberts to the Bill of Complaint of Frederick Roberts exhibited against these defendants in the County Court of Albemarle –
These defendants, for answer to said Bill, answer & say, that they have no objection to the prayer of said Bill; deeming the same necessary & proper, they unite therein, & ask that the decree sought by said Bill may be made – and further they answer not.
I hereby authorise and request V. W. Southall to file the foregoing answer; acting as I am for the parties in whose name the same is file –
Dec:1853 Frederick Roberts 335 Copies of the chancery court case - suit, decree and distribution - are in flat box #1 Frederick migrated in 1856 to in Amherst Co, VA.336 On 15 July 1858 he acquired Bought land from William & Martha Parr in Amherst Co, VA337 He appeared in the census in 1860 at Slave Schedule in Albemarle Co, VA.338 Frederick signed a will on 21 January 1864 in Amherst Co, VA.339 I Frederick Roberts, being of Sound and disposing mind, do
Make this my last will and testament, as follows.
I give and bequeath to my wife, Caroline M. Roberts, all the
property of which I may ??? possess ?? to be hers during her life ???
and after her death to be equally divided amongst my Children
or their lawful heirs. In case my wife Should marry after
my death then the property shall thereupon be divided between
her, and the Children, she retaining a third of it. I give to my
wife the right, at her discretion. I will, after my death, to give to
Each of the children as she may think proper each of the Negro
Property as she may choose. Such property however in case the child
Or children, to whom it is given, should die without any ??? heirs,
To resort back to the estate. I appoint R A Wright my executor.
Given under my hand this 21st day of Jany 1864
Garland Poindexter Fred Roberts
Jas M Henshaw
Ambrose M Shepherd
At a Court held for Amherst County on the 21st day of March 1864
A paper purporting to be the last will & testament of Frederick
Roberts decd was proved by the oaths of Garland Poindexter and
A. M. Shepherd two subscribing witnesses & ordered to be recorded and
R A Wright the executor therein ????? declining to qualify as
Such on the ????? of Caroline M Roberts who made oath ????
according to law & together with ? J Hill & S L Burford has securities
entered into & acknowledged a bond in in the penalty of $20,000 condition
according to law which is ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted
has for obtaining letters of Administration with the ???? annexed on
the estate of F Roberts in ??? ??? He died on 21 January 1864 at the age of 56 in Amherst Co, VA.327,340,341,342 He had his estate probated on 18 April 1864 at Estate Inventory in Amherst Co, VA.343,344 25 March 1864 - We Garland Poindexter Joseph T Ramsey & Ambrose M Shepherd appointed at March Term of Amherst Court as appraisers of the Personal & perishable estate of Frederick Roberts decd do make the following appraisement to wit:
Eleven slaves listed valued at $10,050
2 Horses, yoke of oxen, 3 milch cows, 2 young cattle, 9 sheep, sow and 10 shoats valued at $610
1 buggy and harness, 1 wagon & 1 cart, plantation utensils, 5 beds and furniture, the balance of household furniture valued at $350
Total value of inventory - $11,010
At a Court held for Amherst County on the 18th day of April 1864, This Inventory and appraisement of the est of F Roberts decd was returned to court & ordered to be recorded
Teste Saml M Garland Clerk Frederick has reference number 1542. According to the 1850 Census for Albemarle County, VA (see notebook) Elizabeth Gillum Roberts lived with Frederick - her youngest to remain in Virginia - in her old age. In the 1850 Census she was listed as being 80 years old and in his household. She must have been 38 yrs old when she gave birth to him. Good stock! Frederick was listed in the census as a farmer, and the value of his real estate was estimated at $1700. The only children listed to have attended school were Martha, Adeline and Charles, ages 16, 13 and 11 respectively. Eight year old Ann did not attend.
According to the Gillum Genealogy: Children of Frederick and Caroline were, Martha, Adaline, Richard, Anna, Channy, James and Bascom.
Frederick ROBERTS and Carolina Matilda HUCKSTEP were married on 28 November 1833 in , Albemarle, VA.345,346,347 They345,346,347 appeared in the census in 1860 in Amherst Co, VA.348 They348 appeared in the census on 17 October 1860 at Amherst Court House in Amherst Co, VA.349 Carolina Matilda HUCKSTEP, daughter of Charles HUCKSTEP and Martha (Patsy) GILLUM, was born on 8 February 1817 in , Albemarle, VA.350,351,352,353,354,355 She was appointed Letters of Administration, estate of F. Roberts on 21 March 1864 in Amherst, Amherst, VA356 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Elon, Amherst, VA.357 Carolina appeared in the census on 5 July 1870 at Farm Schedule in Elon, Amherst, VA.358 She appeared in the census in 1880 in Elon District, Amherst, VA.359 She appeared in the census in 1900 in McIvors, Elon Township, Amherst, VA.360 Carolina died on 12 March 1907 at the age of 90 in Amherst Co, VA.361,362 She was buried after 12 March 1907 at New Hope Church Cemetery in Amherst Co, VA.362 She has reference number 1543. Paper written for Seminar, Lynchburg History, June 1976 by Louise D. Hume, History of Monroe, Virginia:
"...She (Mrs. Ramsey) said Mrs. Roberts, who was Mr. Steen's grandmother, was a real character and known far and wide for being parsimonious. Once she had walked up to Burford's store, about a mile to buy a chamber pot. Someone offered her 50 cents if she would carry it home unwrapped. Without hesitation, she walked the mile home in full sight of all her neighbors, carrying a chamber pot in her arms, just to get the 50 cents..."
Frederick ROBERTS and Carolina Matilda HUCKSTEP had the following children:
|Martha Elizabeth ROBERTS.|
|Mildred Adeline ROBERTS.|
|Charles Richard ROBERTS was born on 22 November 1840 in Albemarle Co, VA.360 He appeared in the census in 1850 in , Albemarle, VA.334 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Amherst Co, VA.348 Charles appeared in the census in 1870 in Elon, Amherst, VA.357 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Elon, Amherst, VA.363 He appeared in the census in 1900 in McIvors, Elon Township, Amherst, VA.360 Charles appeared in the census in 1900 in McIvors, Amherst, VA.360 He died on 16 July 1900 at the age of 59 in Amherst Co, VA.364 He has reference number 1546.|
|Ann Elizabeth ROBERTS.|
|Christina "Channie" ROBERTS.|
|James Osgood ROBERTS was born on 29 July 1849 in , Albemarle, VA.360,365 He appeared in the census in 1850 in , Albemarle, VA.334 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Elon, Amherst, VA.357 James appeared in the census in 1880 in Elon, Amherst, VA.366 He appeared in the census in 1900 in McIvors, Elon Township, Amherst, VA.360 He died on 30 September 1909 at the age of 60 in Amherst Co, VA.367 James has reference number 1549.|
|John Henry Bascom ROBERTS was born on 21 August 1854 in , Albemarle, VA.348,368 He died on 12 August 1863 at the age of 8 in Amherst Co, VA.369|