Second Generation


7. Jeremiah ROBERTS was born about 1774 in Louisa Co, VA.122,123 On 11 April 1794 he acquired 138 1/2 ac - Morris Roberts in Louisa Co, VA31 Deed Book G, p. 365
Louisa County Court Records

This Indenture made this Eleventh day of April on the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four between Jeremiah Roberts of the county of Louisa on the one Part and Morris Roberts and Elizabeth his Wife of the said County on the other Part Witness that whereas the said Morris Roberts and Elizabeth his Wife for Certain Just Causes but More Particularly for and in Consideration of the sum of Eight pounds of Lawfull money to them in hand paid by the said Jerimiah Roberts this receipt Whereof they do hereby acknowledge have bargained and Sold and by these presents do Bargain and sell alien and Confirm unto the said Jeremiah Roberts, a certain Tract on parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Louisa on both sides of Beaver Dam Creek a fork of Great Creek Containing by survey one hundred and thirty eight and a half acres be the same more or less and Bounded as follows. Viz Begining at a corner pine in Rows line thence South 145 to large pine s line Thence S65 W102 to white oak sapling Rowes line thence S60 E120 po to a Corner pine in Harlows Line thence to a Corner thence a cross line to a Corner thence West to the Beginning & being part of a Tract of Land that the said Morris Roberts bought of John Bourn to have and to hold the said land of one hundred and thirty and half Acres with all its appurtainances thereunto belonging unto the sd Jeremiah Roberts his assigns And we the sd Morris Roberts and Elizabeth his Wife for ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators shall and will forever Defend a Good and Lawfull right and Title to the sd Land. Thereto the sd Jeremiah Roberts his heirs or assigns Forever free from the claim or claims of of any Person or persons. Whatsoever. To the only Proper Use and behoof of him the sd Jeremiah Robs his heirs or assigns Forever In Testimony whereof we have
Hereunto set our hands and affixt our Seals the date above written
Signed sealed and Delivered in presence of Morris Roberts (Seal)

At a Court held for Louisa County on the 14th day of April 1794 this deed was this day in open Court Acknowledged by Morris Roberts to be his act and Deed and by the Court ordered to be recorded On 16 April 1798 he acquired Patent - 100 ac - Scamine Fork of Camp Creek in Louisa Co, VA124 James Wood Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia To all To whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant number Seventeen thousand Six hundred and Seventy Six issued the seventh day of July one thousand Seven hundred and eighty three, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jeremiah Roberts a Certain Tract or parcel of land Containing one hundred Acres by Survey bearing date the twenty fourth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety Six lying and being in the County of Louisa near the head waters of Sacamine fork a branch of Camp Creek and bound all as followeth to wit Beginning at a whole oak Stump on Morris’s line running thence South fifty five degrees East one hundred & thirty Six poles to a pine on Wade, thence South forty five degrees West thirty four poles to a pine on William Bellomy, thence South fifty Seven degrees West one hundred and Seventy two poles to a white oak on Francis Walker North five and a half degrees East one hundred and Seventy eight poles to a pine in the said Walkers line, thence South Sixty three degrees East forty Six poles to the Beginning with its Appurtenances to have and to hold the said Tract on parcel of land with its Appurtenances to the said Jeremiah Roberts and his Heirs forever In Witness Whereof the said James Wood Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto Set his hand and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety eight and of the Commonwealth the twenty Second.
James Wood On 14 June 1802 Jeremiah acquired 144 1/2 acres - Morris Roberts in Louisa Co, VA31 Morris & Elizabeth Roberts to Jeremiah Roberts
Deed Book J, pp 371, 372
Louisa County Court Records


This Indenture made this fourteenth day of June in the year of our lord One thousand eight eight(sic) hundred & two between Morris & Elizabeth Roberts his wife of Louisa County of the one part and Jerimiah Roberts of the said County of the other part witnesseth that this Morris Roberts & Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of sixty five pounds current money of Virginia have bargained sold and delivered to the said Jerimiah Roberts one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County aforesaid and on one fork of Beaverdam fork of mechunk creek, containing one Hundred and forty four & half acres be the same more or less, and bounded As follows (VIZ) beginning at several ??? lines in William McDonalds line and running with the said Jerimiah Robert’s own line north two degrees west two hundred and eighty poles to the said Jerimiah Roberts
corner pine thence east thirty six poles to William Bellomy’s corner pointer
alone the said Bellomys line south six degrees east thirty six poles, thence
south thirty six degrees east one hundred & twenty poles, thence south
seven degrees east ninety poles to the said Bellomys corner spanish oak
in Wm McDonalds line, thence south forty eight degrees west sixty eight
poles to a corner oak thence north seventy eight degrees west seventy six poles to the beginning; To have and to hold the said bargained premises and appurtenances thereunto, belonging or in any wise appurtaining to he only proper use and behoof of him the said Jerimiah Roberts to him and his heirs or assigns forever and the said Morris Roberts & Elizabeth his wife to agree warrant and forever defend a good and lawful title in fee simple to the
Jeremiah Roberts against the claim or claims of every person whatsoever claiming all or any part of the said land, to the only use of him the said Jerimiah Roberts to him and his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony
whereof the said Morris Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day & year above
written. Morris Roberts (Seal)
signed sealed & delivd in presence of Elizabeth Roberts (Seal)

At a court held for Louisa County on the 14th day of June 1802, this deed was This day in open Court acknowledged by Morris Roberts to be his act and deed and by the Court is ordered to be recorded He sold 222 ac w/John Rowe to William Rowe in Louisa Co, VA on 14 April 1806.98 Louisa County Records
Deed Book K, pp 229, 230

This Indenture made this 12th day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & six Between Jno Rowe senr & Jeremiah Roberts of the county of Louisa the one part & Wm Rowe of the said county of the other part Witnesseth that for the consideration of the sum of four hundred & forty four dollars current money of Virginia the said John Rowe senr & Jeremiah Roberts hath bargained sold & delivered one certain tract or parcel of land lying in Louisa county & on beaverdam fork of Machunk creek containing two hundred & twenty two acres be the same more or less & bounded as follows begining(sic) at a corner white oak in Nathan Andersons line & running with the said line S 63o E 125 poles to a large pine thence S 81o E 45 poles to pointers in the said line thence N 104 poles pointers thence N 62o W 26 thence N 40o W 21 poles to a stump, thence N 17o W 40 poles to a pine in the said Robertses line N 4o W 125 poles to a fell down white oak by a branch thence S 66o W 153 poles to the begining(sic). To have & to hold the said bargained premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the only use of him the said Wm Rowe to him & his heirs forever & the said John Rowe senr & Jeremiah Roberts does by these presents warrant & forever defend a good & lawful title to the said Wm Rowe to him & his heirs & assigns forever against the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever claiming all or any part thereof. In testimony whereof the said John Rowe senr & Jeremiah Roberts have hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year above written.
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
Wm Walker Jesse Rowe Wm Faris John Rowe (Seal)
Nathan Anderson John Anderson Jeremiah Roberts (Seal)

At a court held for Louisa county on the 14th day of April 1806 This deed was this day in open court proven to be the act & deed of Wm Rowe by the oaths of Jesse Rowe Wm Faris & Jon Anderson and acknowledged by Jeremiah Roberts to be his act & deed & by the court ordered to be recorded. Teste On 12 January 1811 he acquired 9 ac from Joseph Chewning in Louisa Co, VA125 Louisa County Court Records
Deed Book L, p. 561

This Indenture made this 12th day of January in the year of Christ, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, between Joseph Chewning and Jemima his wife, of the County of Louisa in the one part, and Jeremiah Roberts of the said County on the other part Witnesseth that the said Chewning and wife for the consideration of ninety dollars to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold, and by these
presents do bargain and sell to the said Roberts a certain quantity of land lying on Chamberlaines creek in the afore said County, supposed to contain nine acres, and bounded as follows Viz – beginning at a white oak on the north side of, said Chewnings spring branch and running from thence a straight line to a large poplar on the north side of the long branch thence down the long branch as it meanders to its confluence with Chamberlaines creek, thence down the creek as it meanders, to the mouth of Chewnings spring branch, thence up the spring branch to the white oak at the begginning, which land, with all its appertenances the said Chewning and wife will warrant and defend to the said Roberts and his heirs forever, to hold and to have in peaceable possession against the claim or claims of any
person or person whatever. In witness whereof the said Joseph Chewning and wife have hereunto set their hands, and affixed their seals this day and year aforesaid. Joseph Chewning (Seal)
(Seal)
Signed sealed & delivd in the presence of
Pleasants Hackett, Willis C. Osbourne, Elija Hutcherson

At a Court held for Louisa County on the 9th day of September 1811 This
Deed was this day in open Court acknowledged by Joseph Chewning to be
his act and Deed and by the Court ordered to be recorded. 126 And the balance to my son Jerremiah Roberts and all the trade and (??) he has made during from the commencement of my disability of doing my business till this time and all the balance that is left if the said Jerremiah Roberts shall stay and take care of me until my death if he Should be the longest liver and I leave the said Jerrmiah Roberts my hole and sole Executor tho this my last Will and Testament Given under my hand and seal this third day of November in the year of out Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and ten. Jeremiah sold 10 acres of land to Pleasant Hackett in Louisa Co, VA on 28 January 1820.127 Louisa County Deed Book P
Page 435


This Deed made and entered into this 28th of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty, between Jeremiah Roberts and Polly his wife of the county of Louisa of the one part and Pleasants Hackett of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Roberts and wife for the consideration of Seventy Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have sold to the said Hackett a certain piece of Land lying in the aforesaid county on Chamberlains Creek containing ten acres and bounded as follows, fiz: Beginning at a beech on the east bank of Chamberlains Creek corner to John Desper thence on Despers line to a corner stone near a spring; thence N 2 ° West to said Roberts Spring branch; thence up the Spring branch S 87 ½° E 53 poles to a dead white oak on said branch; thence N 35 ½ ° W 65 poles to two percimmon(sic) trees on the Long branch, thence down said branch to the creek, thence down the creek to the beech at the beginning. This land and all and singular the appurtenances thereto belonging the said Roberts and wife will forever warrant and defend to the said Hackett his heirs &c against the claims of all persons whatever. In witness the said Roberts and wife have hereunto set their hands and seal this day and year aforesaid.
In presence of
John Whitlock Jeremiah Roberts (Seal)
Nathl Perkins (no name) (Seal)
Patrick X Gentry

In Louisa County Court Clerk’s Office November the 7th 1822
This Indenture was this day acknowledged in the said office by Jeremiah Roberts the subscribing party thereto to be his act and deed and therefore admitted to record.
Test He sold To Pleasant Hackett - as Joseph Chewning's executor in Louisa Co, VA on 1 January 1829.128 Louisa County Deed Book R
Pages 491-492

I Jeremiah Roberts, Executor of Joseph Chewning deceased, acting in conformity with the last will and testament of the said decedant for the consideration of twenty shillings per acre to me in hand paid the receipt of which I hereby acknowledge to have been made to me by Pleasant Hackett have sold to the said Hackett a certain piece of land lying in the County of Louisa Containing forty three acres, and abounded as follows : Beginning at a persimmon tree on the south side of the Long branch thence 335 E 66 poles to my spring branch thence S 85 E 69 poles to a red oak and pine thence N 2 W 108 poles to a white oak on the south bank of the Long branch, thence down the branch as it meanders to the beginning. Now all right and title to the aforesaid land of its appertenances which are vested in me as Executor aforesaid I hereby convey to the said Hackett and his heirs forever. Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of January 1829.
Jere Roberts (Seal)


In Louisa County Court January 12th 1829
This deed was this day presented and acknowledged by Jere Roberts to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded.
Test John Hunter CLC He signed a will on 4 October 1833 in Louisa Co, VA.129 Will Book 10, p. 171
Louisa County Court Records

I Jeremiah Roberts do make this my last Will. I give to my wife Mary Roberts
all my Estate, real, personal and chattle(sic) of every kind and description and
the money that may be on hand at my death or that may be owing to me
to have the same in fee simple. I wish it well understood, that it is my wish
and desire that my wife shall have at my death every thing belonging to me
at this time or that may belong to me at my death, & that she is to have the
privilege of disposing of it in any manner that she may think fit. It is my
wish that my wife be my Executor, without being required to give security.
Given under my hand and seal this 4th day of October 1833.
Witness
Pleasant Hackett Jeremiah Roberts
Will Hackett
Sam P. Hackett
At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Louisa County at the Courthouse held
on monday the 17th day of August 1839.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jeremiah
Roberts decd was this day exhibited in open Court and was proved by the oath
of Pleasant Hackett and William Hackett subscribing witnesses thereunto
by the Court is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Mary Roberts the
executive named in the last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Roberts decd who
made oath according to law, and entered into and acknowledged a bond in
The penalty of Two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs a certificate
is granted her for obtaining a probat of said Will in due form, she being per-
=mitted by the Court to qualify without giving security, in accordance with
the terms of the said will. Test John Hunter CLV Jeremiah died before 17 August 1839 at the age of 65 in Louisa Co, VA.130 He had his estate probated on 17 August 1839 in Louisa Co, VA.131 Will Book 10, p. 171
Louisa County Court Records


At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Louisa County at the Courthouse held on monday the 17th day of August 1839. A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Roberts decd was this day exhibited in open Court and was proved by the oath of Pleasant Hackett and William Hackett subscribing witnesses thereunto by the Court is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Mary Roberts the executive named in the last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Roberts decd who made oath according to law, and entered into and acknowledged a bond in The penalty of Two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs a certificate is granted her for obtaining a probat of said Will in due form, she being per-
=mitted by the Court to qualify without giving security, in accordance with
the terms of the said will. Test John Hunter CLV He was assessed two plots of land on 31 March 1840 in Louisa Co, VA132

Jeremiah ROBERTS and Mary "Polly" CHEWNING were married on 24 February 1810 in Louisa Co, VA.133,134 They133,134 appeared in the census in 1820 in Louisa Co, VA.135 They135 appeared in the census in 1830 in Louisa Co, VA.123 Mary "Polly" CHEWNING, daughter of Joseph CHEWNING and Jemima JOHNSON, was born about 1775 in Louisa Co, VA.136 [Couple] posted marriage banns on 31 July 1793 in Louisa Co, VA.137 She sold Sale to William R Hackett at 84 acres on Chamberlains Creek in Louisa Co, VA on 17 October 1839.138 Louisa County Deed Book X
Pp 66-67

This Deed made and entered into this 17th day of October in the year of Christ one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between Mary Roberts of the County of Louisa of the one part & William R Hackett of the same County of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Mary Roberts for the consideration of four dollars and fifty cents per acre, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, sold, and by these presents, does sell and confirm to the said Hackett a certain tract of land, lying in the County of Louisa, on the waters of Chamberains Creek, containing Eighty four acres, and bounded by the lands of Desper, Seargent, Hughson and Hackett. A good and lawful title to the said tract of land with all and singular the appurtenances there unto belonging, or in any manner appertaining the said Mary Roberts does hereby warrant and defend to the said Hackett and his heirs to have and to hold the same in peaceable possession free from the claims of all persons whomsoever. In witness whereof the said Mary Roberts does hereby put her hand and affix her seal this day and year above written.
Teste her
P. Hackett Mary X Roberts (Seal)
Wm Hughson mark
William D Roberts
The words of the one part between the 5 & 6th lines were interlined before signing, also the name “Hackett” in the 7th line from the bottom.
Witness to the post serif
P Hackett
Wm Hughson
William D Roberts
In Louisa County Court Clerks Office October the 18th 1839
The foregoing Deed was this day in the said Office proved to be the act and deed of Mary Roberts by the oath of William D. Roberts a subscribing witness thereto, and in the said Office November the 11th 1839 the said Deed was further proved by the oath of Pleasant Hackett a witness thereto. And in the said Office march the 10th 1840 the said Deed was fully proved by the oath of William Hughson another witness thereto and therupon admitted to record.
Teste – John Hunter CSC She appeared in the census in 1840 in Louisa Co, VA.139 Polly died between 1 November 1848 and 13 November 1848 at the age of 73 in Louisa Co, VA.140 She signed a will on 1 November 1848 in Louisa Co, VA.140 I Mary I Robberts of the County of Louisa do make and ordain this writing to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me & other verbal or written.
First I give to my son William Robberts and his heirs One dollar and no more of my estate either real or personal.
Second, I leave the balance of my Estate both real and personal in the hands of my Executor hereafter named for the benefit of my son Richard Robberts, to draw the interest of my money and rent of my land for his support during his natural life, and if he should die leaving a wife and children I give the same to them and their heirs, but in case he should die leaving no wife and children then I give the aforesaid estate to my Executor hereafter named.
Third I do hereby Constitute and appoint Charles B. Hopkins as my Executor to this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this 1st day of November 1848. her
Witness called on by the Testator Mary X I Robberts (Seal)
Thomas Carr mark
Reuben Bellomy She had her estate probated on 13 November 1848 in Louisa Co, VA.141 142 1 Sow 5.00 1 Lot Cooking Utensils 2.00
5 Shoats @ 9/ 7.50 Steelyards 1.50
1 Cow 8.00 1 Spinning Wheel 1.50
Shucks & fodder 3.00 2 Barrels & salt .25
1 Carte 1.00 4 Barrels Corn @ 10/6 7.00
Axes Hoes & Coller 2.00 Amount carried over $80.25
1 Scythe .50 1 Lot dried fruit 1.00
1 Horse 20.00 1 Cupboard & contents 2.00
1 pr Wedges .50 2 Coffee pots 2.25
Bed & furniture 5.00 1 Lot Books 2.50
Bed & furniture 11.00 1 Lot Leather 1.12
Lot Bed Clothes 3.00 Shovel & Sadle(sic) 1.25
Lot Bed Clothes 3.00 2 Sl??? 1.75
2 Chests 1.00 2 flat Irons 1.75
2 Butter Pots .75 1 Bond on William R Hackett
2 Water vessels .50 due 1st January 1849 225.00
1 Sifter .25 $311.87
1 Slave Loom & harness 2.00
1 Saddle 1.00

Jeremiah ROBERTS and Mary "Polly" CHEWNING had the following children:

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William D ROBERTS was born between 1810 and 1820 in Louisa Co, VA.135 He witnessed Mother's sale of land to Hackett in Louisa Co, VA on on 17 October 1839.138 Louisa County Deed Book X
Pp 66-67

This Deed made and entered into this 17th day of October in the year of Christ one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between Mary Roberts of the County of Louisa of the one part & William R Hackett of the same County of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Mary Roberts for the consideration of four dollars and fifty cents per acre, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, sold, and by these presents, does sell and confirm to the said Hackett a certain tract of land, lying in the County of Louisa, on the waters of Chamberains Creek, containing Eighty four acres, and bounded by the lands of Desper, Seargent, Hughson and Hackett. A good and lawful title to the said tract of land with all and singular the appurtenances there unto belonging, or in any manner appertaining the said Mary Roberts does hereby warrant and defend to the said Hackett and his heirs to have and to hold the same in peaceable possession free from the claims of all persons whomsoever. In witness whereof the said Mary Roberts does hereby put her hand and affix her seal this dy and year above written.
Teste her
P. Hackett Mary X Roberts (Seal)
Wm Hughson mark
William D Roberts
The words of the one part between the 5 & 6th lines were interlined before signing, also the name “Hackett” in the 7th line from the bottom.
Witness to the post serif
P Hackett
Wm Hughson
William D Roberts
In Louisa County Court Clerks Office October the 18th 1839
The foregoing Deed was this day in the said Office proved to be the act and deed of Mary Roberts by the oath of William D. Roberts a subscribing witness thereto, and in the said Office November the 11th 1839 the said Deed was further proved by the oath of Pleasant Hackett a witness thereto. And in the said Office march the 10th 1840 the said Deed was fully proved by the oath of William Hughson another witness thereto and thereupon admitted to record.
Teste – John Hunter CSC He appeared in the census in 1840 in Louisa Co, VA.139 I have no proof that William D Roberts is their son - assumption only - completely based on his role as a witness when Mary Roberts sells land to William Hacket in Oct 1839 soon after death of husband.

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Richard Morris ROBERTS was born in 1817 in Louisa Co, VA.135,140,143 He was ill with Admitted on 28 February 1845 at Western State Hospital in Augusta Co, VA.143 140 I Mary I Robberts of the County of Louisa do make and ordain this writing to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me & other verbal or written.
First I give to my son William Robberts and his heirs One dollar and no more of my estate either real or personal.
Second, I leave the balance of my Estate both real and personal in the hands of my Executor hereafter named for the benefit of my son Richard Robberts, to draw the interest of my money and rent of my land for his support during his natural life, and if he should die leaving a wife and children I give the same to them and their heirs, but in case he should die leaving no wife and children then I give the aforesaid estate to my Executor hereafter named.
Third I do hereby Constitute and appoint Charles B. Hopkins as my Executor to this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this 1st day of November 1848. her
Witness called on by the Testator Mary X I Robberts (Seal)
Thomas Carr mark
Reuben Bellomy On 13 November 1848 he was charged with [description]144 Richard appeared in the census in 1850 at Western State Asylum in Dist 2, Augusta Co, VA.145 He appeared in the census in 1860 at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Augusta, VA.146 He Discharged on 8 April 1864 at Western State Hospital in Augusta Co, VA.143 On 12 March 1866 Richard was charged with [description]144 He was ill with Re-admitted on 14 February 1868 at Western State Hospital in Augusta Co, VA.147 The admitting records state that he was in hospital from 1845 to 1864 - supported by this census record. He Fiduciary Report of Thomas Corr on 13 July 1868 in Louisa Co, VA.148 Richard appeared in the census in 1870 at Western State Hospital - Lunatic Asylum in Staunton, Augusta, VA.149 He appeared in the census in 1880 at Western State Hospital - Lunatic Asylum in Staunton, Augusta, VA.150 He died on 25 March 1882 at the age of 65 at Western State Hospital in Augusta Co, VA.147,151