Fourth Generation


25. John A ROBERTS was born in 1810 in Louisa Co, VA.464 On 21 August 1845 in Louisa Co, VA he files deed of trust with father for payment of his (John's) debts.168 This Indenture made and entered into this 21st day of August 1845 Between John A Roberts of the first part, David M Hunter of the second part and James D Roberts Sr and the representatives of Erasmus Walton decd of the third part, all of the County of Louisa and State of Virginia. Witnesseth : that whereas the said John A Roberts is Justly indebted to the said James D Roberts Sr in the sum of Three hundred & Sixty three dollars & thirty four cents due by bond bearing date on the 21st day of August 1845, with interest from the date and is also indebted to the said Erasmus Walton decd, in the sum of Fifty Dollars with interest from the 12th day of November 1838, which said debts the said John A Roberts is willing and desirous and intends by this deed of trust to secure.
Now therefore for and in consideration of the premises and also for the further consideration of Five dollars to him in hand paid by the said David M Hunter at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt of which is herby acknowledged and confessed he the said John A Roberts has given granted bargained and sold and by these presents does give grant bargain and sell unto the said David M Hunter his heirs and assigns forever the following property to wit : One negro Minor, one negro woman Clara and her three children to wit: Jackson, Justy & Robert and the future increase of the females of said Slaves, To have and to hold the above mentioned property unto him the said David M Hunter his heirs and assigns forever free and clear of the claim or claims of him the said John A Roberts his heirs or assigns and free and clear of the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever. Upon Trust nevertheless that if the said John A Roberts his heirs or assigns shall will and truly pay off and discharge the said debts to James D Roberts Sr and the Estate of Erasmus Walton decd when demanded, with the interest thereon together with the costs of drawing and recording this deed of trust, then this deed of trust shall cease determine & be entirely null and void. But on the contrary if the said John A Roberts his heirs or assigns shall fail to pay off and discharge the debts before mentioned or any part thereof to the said James D Roberts Sr & the Estate of Erasmus Walton decd or his representative when demand, it shall be lawful & shall be the duty of the said David M Hunter his heirs or assigns being requested so to do by the said James D Roberts Sr and the representive(sic) of Erasmus Walton decd or either of them their heirs or assigns to proceed to sell all or so much of the before named property to the highest bidder for cash at such place as the trustee may deem most to the interest of all parties having first advertised the time and place of said sale at three or four of the most public places in the neighbourhood of said sale for at least twenty days previous to the sale and out of the proceeds of said sale shall first pay all costs and charges of said sale & of drawing & recording this deed, and there the debts before mentioned with all interest that may have accrued thereon to the said James D Roberts Sr and the representative of the Estate of Erasmus Walton decd their heirs or assigns, And the balance if any pay over and restore to the said John A Roberts his heirs or assigns – Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day month and year first in this Indenture written

John A Roberts (Seal)

In Louisa County Court Clerks Office August 21st 1845
This deed of trust was this day acknowledged in the said office by the subscribing party thereto (John A Roberts) & is admitted to record
Teste
John Hunter CLC He appeared in the census in 1850 at Slave Schedule in Louisa Co, VA.465 John Purchased items in Martha's estate on 7 August 1858 in Louisa Co, VA.466 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Byrd Twp, Goochland, VA.467 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Mercer, Louisa, VA.468 John died on 30 January 1882 at the age of 72 in Louisa Co, VA.469 He has reference number 1772.

John A ROBERTS and Mary O. WRIGHT were married on 26 November 1838 in Louisa Co, VA.464,470 They464,470 appeared in the census in 1850 in Louisa Co, VA.464 Mary O. WRIGHT was born about 1810 in VA. She died before 1852 at the age of 42 in Louisa Co, VA.471

John A ROBERTS and Mary O. WRIGHT had the following children:

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Eleanora ROBERTS.

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Emeline ROBERTS was born in 1846 in VA.464 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Southern District, Louisa, VA.472 She appeared in the census in 1880 in Mercer, Louisa, VA.468

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James M ROBERTS was born in 1848 in VA.464 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Southern District, Louisa, VA.472

John A ROBERTS and Martha C HUGHSON were married on 1 March 1852 in Louisa Co, VA.473 They473 appeared in the census in 1860 in Southern District, Louisa, VA.472 Martha C HUGHSON, daughter of James HUGHSON and Mary F KENNON, was born in 1822 in VA.472 She died General debility in May 1870 at the age of 48 in Byrd Twp, Goochland, VA.474

John A ROBERTS and Martha C HUGHSON had the following children:

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Lucy C ROBERTS was born on 30 September 1854 in Louisa Co, VA.475

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John A ROBERTS was born on 13 October 1856 in Louisa Co, VA.476

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William P ROBERTS.

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Charles E ROBERTS.