Third Generation


8. James D ROBERTS152 was born about 1789 in Louisa Co, VA.153 He owned in 1810 in , Albemarle, VA.154 He appeared in the census in 1810 in St Ann's Parish, Albemarle, VA.155 On 19 April 1810 James acquired Richard Roberts heirs pay off mortgage at 36 1/2 acres on Priddy's creek in Albemarle Co, VA156 This Indenture made this nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ten between James Harford of Bristol in the Kingdom of Great Britain by Micajah Crew his attorney in fact of the county of Hanover and State of Virginia of the first part and James Roberts and Elizabeth Warren Devisees of Richard Roberts of the county of Albemarle and state aforesaid of the second part whereas Roger Dixon now deceased in his life time to wit on the 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty five by his certain Indenture of mortgage, did among other things grant bargain and Sell for the consideration therein possessed(?) and the said James Harford a certain tract or parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in the county
of Albemarle on the waters of Preties creek ???? the said Indenture of mortgage now of record in the general Court of this Commonwealth will more fully and at large appear, and whereas the said James Roberts and
Elizabeth Warren devisees of Richard Roberts are now in the possession of thirty four and a half acres of the said land, and which by a survey thereof lately made is bounded as as(sic) follows. Beginning at three red oaks in James Douglasses line and running north eighty eight degrees West forty six
poles to a red oak on a path in Samuel Mundages line thence along the path eighty six poles to red oak in said Mundages line, thence South Sixty three degrees East eighty eight poles to a small Hickory in Dourglasses line thence South Twenty five degrees West One hundred & ten poles to the Beginning(sic) under contract from the said Mager(sic) Dixon deceased
or some person claiming under him and which is directed to be sold by a decree of the Court of the United States for the fifth General and Virginia district in a suit now depending in the same court between the said James Harford as plaintiff and Mager Dixon now and heirs of the said Majer Dixon deceased and others defendants unless the money in the same decree
mentioned was paid to the said James Harford or his agent and whereas the said Richard Roberts hath agreed to pay to the said Harford by his said Attorney in fact the sum of Thirty six pounds Seventeen Shillings and five pence being the proportion of the money decreed to be paid for the said
Thirty four and a half acres land including interest an costs upon a release being executed to him for so much of the said Interest of Mortgage now This Indenture Witnesseth that the said James Harford by the said
Micajah Crew his attorney in fact for and in consideration of the said Sum of Thirty Six pounds Seventeen Shillings & five pence current money to him in hand paid by the said James Roberts & Elizabeth Warren devisees of
Richard Roberts at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath released revised and forever quit claim and by these presents doth release, remise and forever quit claim
unto the said James Roberts & Elizabeth Warren devisees of Richard Roberts and their heirs all his the said James Harford right title interest claim and ????? of in and to the said Thirty four acres and a half acres contained in the boundaries above described under the Indenture of Mortgage aforesaid together with all and Singular the appertenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof, To have and to hold the said land and premises with all and Singular the appurtenances to them the said James Roberts & Elizabeth Warren devisees of Richard Roberts their heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the said Indenture of Mortgage aforesaid to the only proper use and behoof of their the said James Roberts and Elizabeth Warren devisee of Richard Roberts their heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said James Harford by the said Micajah Crew his attorney in fact as aforesaid hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered Micajah Crew
In presence of Attorney in fact for James Harford
Jno Coles NB: The words “James Roberts
N Bramham & Elizabeth Warren devisee
Chas L. Thomas interlined in Six places in
The foregoing Deed was done before
The Signing Sealing & Delivery thereof

At a Court held for Albemarle County the 6th of May 1811
This Indenture of Bargain and
sale was produced unto court and proved by the oath of
Charles L. Thomas a witness thereto and certain use for further
proof And at a court held for said county the 6th of July 1812
It was again produced into court and fully proved by
the oaths of John Coles and Nimrod Bramham two other
witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
Teste John Nicholas He sold Sale of Richard Roberts estate in Charlottesville, Albemarle Co, VA on 3 August 1812.157 He sold Sale of estate of Bartholomew Warren in Louisa, Louisa, VA on 11 January 1813.158 This Indenture made and entered into this eleventh day of January eighteen hundred and thirteen between William Fleeman and Elizabeth his wife David Grimstead and Nancey his wife, Clabourne Walton and Milly his wife Thomas Whitlock and Molly his wife James Roberts and Rhoda his wife and Thomas E Warren legatees of Barthalomew Warren decd of one part and Nicholas Whitlock of the other part Witnesseth that the said legatees for the sum of six hundred and thirty two dollars lawful money of Virginia to hem in hand paid by the said Nicholas Whitlock they acknowledge that they have sold to the said Nic Whitlock a tract of land lying in Louisa County and on christopher run creek containing seventy nine acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows Beginning at ta maple on christophers run thence North sixty one degrees west one hundred and forty four poles to two oak saplins in James Gillums line on the side of a road thence on Hugh Goodwins down the meanders of said road ninety eight poles to a corner in John Gunters line thence South sixty one degrees east one hundred and forty tow poles to two white oaks on the side of a creek thence up te creek by the meanders thereof to the begining. Now the said legatees above mentioned bind themselves there heirs & assigns to warrant and forever defend a lawful right to the said land & to all the appertainances thereunto belonging to the said Nich. Whitlock forever In witness hereof they have hereunto set there hands and seals this day and date above written
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of William Fleeman
James Gillum Jasper Grimsted David X Grimsted
Dudley Ware Nancy Grimstead
Clabourne Walton
Mildred Walton
Thomas X Whitlock
Polley Whitlock
William Walton
Patsey Walton
Edward S Warren
James D. Roberts
Thomas E Warren

At a court held for Louisa County on the 14th day of January 1831 This deed was this day in open court proved to be the act and deed of William Fleeman David Grimstead Clabourne Walton Edward L. Warren James D Roberts & Thomas E Warren by the oaths of James Gillum Jasper Grimstead & Dudley Ware the witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded as to them. And the said deed was acknowledged by Elizabeth Fleeman wife to the said William, Nancey Grimsted wife to said David Milly Walton wife to said Clabourne Molley Whitlock wife of said Thomas Patsey Walton wife of said William Elizabeth Warren wife of said Edward Rhoda Roberts wife of said James who were severally previously examined & is ordered to be recorded as to them
Teste Jn Poindexter CLC On 15 October 1817 James acquired 150 acres from John Poindexter at On Cowthans Run in Louisa Co, VA159 Louisa County Deed Book N
Pp 348-349

This Indenture made this 15th day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, Between John Poindexter (the elder) and Margarett his wife of the County of Louisa of the one part and James D Robards of the same County of the part, Witnesseth, that the said John Poindexter & Margrett his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred dollars, current money of Virginia to him the said John Poindexter in hand paid, by the said James D. Robards, before the ensealing and deliver of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and confessed, hath bargained, and sold unto the said James D. Robards, one certain tract or parcel of land, situate lying and being on the waters of Cothrons run, in the said County of Louisa, against the lands of Thomas Mann, and others, supposed to contain one hundred and fifty acres, be the same little or much, which is bounded as followeth, beginning at pointers now David Roysters corner, formerly Benjamin Terrells, running from thence a northwest course, to Thomas Mann’s corner near the road that leads to the Bird Mills, which is also a corner another tract of land, belonging to the said Poindexter thence running along the line between the said Thomas Mann and the land now by this deed conveyed to the said Robards, crossing cowthans run, until it comes to the corner of Man and Robards, near or in the line of Thomas Wood, runing(sic) from thence, along the line Thomas Wood and John white, and the said Robards & formerly the Poindexters to several Pointers on pines, now the said Robards formerly the said Poindexters, in the said Woods or ?? line, running from thence a south west course crossing Cawthans run, to the beginning. To have and to hold this tract of land with the appurtenances, unto the said James D Robards, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said John Poindexter, and Margarett his wife, do for themselves and their heirs, and assigns, covenant with the said James D Robards, and his heirs &c as followeth, it is understood that the said Poindexter did sell the said tract of land has conveyed to the said Robards for the Quantity of one hundred and fifty acres, and was to have surveyed the same to the said Robards, but that the said Robards on a deliberate view, of the said Land, (without any such requirement from the said Poindexter to do so) did choose to take the said tract of land, without a survey, provided the said Poindexter would agree that he should have the whole of the tract for the said one hundred, and fifty acres, which the said Poindexter accorded with, now therefore, the said John Poindexter and Margarett his wife do hereby agree to warrant the title in the above tact of land be the quantity little or much to him the said James D Robards his heirs and assigns forever, against the claim or claims, of all and every person or persons whatsoever, In witness whereof the said John Poindexter and Margarett his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered Jno Poindexter (Seal) He served as surety on on 11 January 1830 at in Louisa County, VA for160 In 1832 he was a Methodist Preacher in Trevilians, Louisa, VA.161 James was appointed Administrator de Bonis non for estate of Thomas Mann on 9 April 1832 in Louisa Co, VA162 In 1835 he was a Circuit preacher in Louisa Co, VA.163 He was assessed 150 acres on 31 March 1840 in Louisa Co, VA164 James Performed marriage on 7 July 1841 in Louisa Co, VA.165 On 13 June 1843 he was a Testifies for pensioner John White in Louisa Co, VA.166 He Performed Marriage on 15 December 1844 in Louisa Co, VA.167 On 6 August 1845 in Louisa Co, VA James files deed of trust to satisfy son John A Roberts' 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 On 13 October 1845 he was a Testifies for pensioner Martin Dunn in Louisa Co, VA.169 He died in 1847 at the age of 58 in Louisa County, VA.170,171 James signed a will on 1 May 1847 in Louisa County, VA.172 Last Will and Testament of James D. Roberts

Will Book 11, page 618, 1 May 1847


In the name of God Amen, being desirous of providing for my family and I give to my beloved wife the whole of my estate so long as she may live, it is my desire that my daughters shall have a home in the house, I leave my beloved wife as long as they remain single. After her death, to my daughters I give my land where I now live, the balance of my property I wish to be divided equally between my sons and daughters, all the bonds now in my possession in favour of the Estate of Bathsheba McGehee decd I desire shall be placed into the hands of Jno Rich. Rest to be disposed of by him as the law directs, all the bonds and accounts now in my possession as Guardian for the Children of Erasmus Walton decd I desire shall be placed into the hands of Thomas Walton & my son Jeremiah Roberts to be appointed Guardians of the Children of Erasmus Walton decd.
The land I purchased of Wilson Carter about Eighteen months ago (fifty acres) I wish to be Conveyed to Thomas Walton as trustee for the benefit of Elizabeth Roberts (the wife of Richard Roberts, and her Children when the sum of thirteen dollars shall have been paid to my legal representatives. I do hereby appoint my sons Richard, John, Jeremiah & James Roberts my Executors to carry into effect this my last will and testament this 1st day of May 1847.

James D. Roberts Senior I -?undlly acknow this to be my
last will and testament- revoking all others made by me heretofore this 1st day May 1847
Witness
Samuel D Purrington
Drury Wood
George Hunter. He had his estate probated on 10 May 1847 in Louisa, Louisa, VA.173 At a Court of Monthly session held for the County of Louisa at the
Courthouse thereof on Monday the 10th day of May 1847.
A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of James D. Roberts Sr
decd was this day exhibited in open Court and was proved by the oaths of
Samuel D. Purrington, Drury Wood, and George Hunter subscribing witnesses Thereto and by the Court ordered to be recorded.

At a Court of Quarterly Session held for the County of Louisa at the Courthouse thereof on Monday the 14th day of June 1847. On the motion of Jeremiah A. Roberts & James Roberts two of the Executors named in the last will and testament of James D Roberts decd who made according to law and together with Drury Wood & John A Roberts their security who justified
on oath as to their sufficiency entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Two thousand dollars Conditioned as the law directs a Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probat of said will in due form and liberty is reserved to the other person named as Executors in the said will to join in the probat hereafter should they think fit to do so. Teste John Hunter He owned Sale of estate by heirs on 6 April 1899 in Louisa, Louisa, VA.174 Whereas, by the last will and testament of James D. Roberts, Sr., duly admitted to probate in the County Court, of the County of Louisa, State of Va. and recorded as of 10th, day of May, 1874 in will book 11, 1842 to 1874, page 618, the hereinafter described land know as the Carter Land devised to Thomas Walton, as trustee, for the benefit of Elizabeth Roberts, the wife of Richd. T. Roberts, and her children. Whereas the said Thomas Walton and Elizabeth Roberts, having departed this life leaving surviving her the said Elizabeth Roberts, the following Heirs, of her body, to wit: R T Roberts, Gracy Roberts, the only child of W. C. Roberts, Martha R. Walton, now the wife of Moses H. White, Geo. E. Butler, Willie J. Badgett, and Mollie W. White, grand children of the said Elizabeth Roberts, they being the only children and grand children of the said Elizabeth Roberts, decd, and thereupon under said will becoming entitled to equal undivided interest in fee in said land. Whereas the said heirs of the said Elizabeth Roberts, having agreed to sell said land to Susan M. Flannagan, and her children in fee simple.
Now, therefore this deed made this 6th day of April, 1899, between the said heirs of Elizabeth Roberts, decd. As follows R. T. Roberts, and Louisa E. his wife, Martha A. Roberts, widow of W. C. Roberts, and Gracy Roberts, her daughter, Moses H. White, and Martha R. his wife, Geo E. Butler,
and Clara, his wife Thomas Badgett and Willie J. his wife, and James White, and Millie his wife in consideration of ten dollars cash in hand paid the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged sells, and conveys with general warranty to the said Susan M Flannagan, fifty acres of land lying in Louisa County, and being the same land conveyed to James D. Roberts, by Wilson M. Carter and wife by deed dated the 17th Dec. 1845, and recorded in the Clerks Office of Louisa County Court on th 9th day of Feby. 1846, and devised by the will of James D. Roberts, to Thomas Walton, trustee for Elizabeth Roberts & her children aforesaid and reference is here made to said deed and will for a better description of said land.
To Have and To Hold, the foregoing granted premises unto his the said Susan M. Flannagan and her children as aforesaid.
Witness following signatures and seals.
R. T. Roberts (Seal)
Louisa E. Roberts, (Seal)
Marsha A. Roberts (Seal)
Gracy Roberts (Seal)
Geo. E Butler (Seal)
Clara E Butler (Seal)
M. H. White (Seal)
Martha R White (Seal)
J. H. White (Seal)
Millie W. White (Seal)
Thomas Badgett (Seal)
Willie J. Bagett(sic) (Seal)

State of West Virginia
Monroe County, to-wit:
I Geo Alderson, a Justice in and for the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that Marsha A. Roberts, and Gracy R. Roberts, whose names are signed to the within writing bearing date on the 6th day of April 1899, did this day personaly(sic) appear before me in my said and ackowledge(sic) the same.
Given under my hand this 18th day of April 1899. Geo Alderson, J.P.


State of Virginia,
County of Louisa, to-wit:
Tis day personally before me J. E. McLane, and J. P of Sd. County came Thos. Badgett and Willie J. Badgett, his wife whose names are signed to the foregoing instrument bearing date the 6th day of April 1899, and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed.
Given under my hand this 7th day of April 1899.
Jas. E. McLane, J.P.


State of Va.
County of Louisa, to-wit:
This day personally before me J. E. McLane, a J.P. in and for sd. County came Millie W.
White and Jas H. White, her husband whose names are signed to the within instrument
bearing date the 6th day of April 1899, and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed.
Given under my hand this 22nd day of June 1899.
Jas. E. McLand, J.P.

State of Virginia,
County of Louisa, to-wit:
This day personally before me Jas E. McLane, a J.P. in and for sd. County came Moses H. (White)

The final line(s) of this page was(were) omitted.
date the 6th day of April 1899, and acknowedged the same to be their act and deed.
Given under my hand this 22nd day of May 1899.
Jas. E. McLane, J.P.

Clerks Office Louisa county Court. May 13th, 1901.
The foregoing Deed was this day received in said office and admitted to record together with
certificate thereon written.
Teste: Jess J Porter, cc James has reference number 1036. Gillum Genealogy: James Roberts - Born in Va. - son of Elizabeth Gillum and Richard Morris Roberts. His father died young and James was head of the family, supporting his mother and the younger children.

He is always referred to as James D. Roberts. I have searched unsuccessfully to discover what the "D" stands for - I believe it is Dickerson - the same middle name as his mother. However, some have asserted that it stands for Dudley. I have never found a reference anywhere in Louisa County or thereabouts for a "Dudley".

I entered a reference to property acquired by James D Roberts in Louisa County, 17 Dec 1845 - but now I can't find any source or proof so I have removed it. If I find any documentation for it I will put it back in his file.

James D ROBERTS and Rhoda WARREN were married about 1806 in Louisa Co, VA.175 They175 appeared in the census in 1820 in Louisa County, VA.176 They176 appeared in the census in 1830 in Louisa County, VA.177 James and Rhoda177 appeared in the census in 1840 in Louisa County, VA.178 Rhoda WARREN, daughter of Bartholomew WARREN and Sarah ALMOND, was born in 1779 in Louisa Co, VA.179 She sold in Louisa Co, VA on 21 August 1845.180 This Deed made and entered into this 28th day of April 1848 Between Rhoda Roberts widow and Malinda B & Martha R Roberts daughters of James D Roberts decd of Louisa County of the one part and Jeremiah A Roberts of said County of the other part : Witnesseth That whereas the said James D Roberts decd by his last will & testament lends to his sd widow Rhoda Roberts all his lands for and during her life and after her death gives the same in fee simple to his daughters the sd Malinda B & Martha R Roberts, and whereas the said widow & daughters have agreed and consented to sell a part of said land to the said Jeremiah A Roberts. Now therefore for and in consideration of the premises and also for the further consideration of the sum of thirty dollars to them in hand paid by the said Jeremiah A Roberts at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged & confessed they the said Rhoda, Malinda B & Martha R Roberts have given granted bargained & sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell to the said Jeremiah A Roberts & his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land, lying & being in the County of Louisa Containing seven acres to be laid off at the point where Saml D. Purrington & John Vest’s land comes together & running so far on the lines of each of them as that a strait line will include the sd seven acres of land. To have & to hold the said piece of seven acres of land unto the said Jeremiah A Roberts his heirs & assigns forever free and clear of the claim or claims of themselves their heirs & assigns & free and clear of the claim or claims of all & every other person or persons whatever. In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals this day month & year first herein written.
Witness
Richd T Roberts Rhoda X Roberts (Seal)
Drury Wood Malinda B X Roberts (Seal)
James H Roberts Martha Roberts (Seal

In the Clerk’s Offices of Louisa County Court May the 3d 1848 This deed was this day partly proved in the said offices by the oath of Richard T Roberts and was fully proved in the said office on the 5th day of May 1848 by the oaths of Drury Wood & James H Roberts the three subscribing witnesses thereto & thereupon is admitted to record.
Teste
John Hunter CSC She died Old age in August 1849 at the age of 70 in Louisa Co, VA.179

James D ROBERTS and Rhoda WARREN had the following children:

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Richard Thomas ROBERTS.

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ii.

John A ROBERTS.

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iii.

Elizabeth ROBERTS died before 7 November 1853 in VA.181 She has reference number 1779.

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Sarah W ROBERTS.

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v.

Malinda ROBERTS was born in 1817.182 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Louisa County, VA.182 She died on 8 December 1855 at the age of 38 in Louisa Co, VA.183 Malinda has reference number 1774.

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Martha R ROBERTS was born in 1819.182 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Louisa County, VA.182 She died before July 1858 at the age of 39 in Louisa Co, VA.184 Martha had her estate probated on 10 August 1858 in Louisa Co, VA.185 She has reference number 1773. It has been suggested that her middle name is Rhoda like her mother - but I have found no proof of it.

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James D ROBERTS.

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viii.

Jeremiah A ROBERTS.