First Generation


1. Morris ROBERTS was born about 1730 in VA.1,2 He was born about 1730 in Caroline County, Virginia.3 He served in the military in 1756 in Louisa Co, VA.4,5,6,7 Morris served in the military Listed as deserter from the Virginia Regiment on 2 September 1757 in VA.1,8,9 He was assessed Tithables - Trinity Parish in 1767 in Louisa Co, VA10 He was assessed Tithables - Trinity Parish in 1768 in Louisa Co, VA11 Morris was assessed Tithable - Trinity Parish in 1769 in Louisa Co, VA12 He was assessed Tithables - Trinity Parish in 1771 in Louisa Co, VA13 He was assessed Tithable - Trinity Parish in 1772 in Louisa Co, VA14 Morris was assessed Tithable - Trinity Parish in 1773 in Louisa Co, VA15 He was appointed Road repair crew on 8 November 1773 in Louisa Co, VA16 He was assessed Tithable - Trinity Parish in 1774 in Louisa Co, VA17 Morris owned 100 ac-BD & Sycamore Frk-rec 1805 on 11 December 1774 in Louisa Co, VA.18 Deed Book K, p. 144
Louisa County Records


This Indenture made this eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and seventy four, Between Joseph Carver and Mary his wife of Louisa County of the one part, and Morris Roberts of the said County of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Joseph Carver and Mary his wife for and consideration of the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Morris Roberts, before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said
Joseph Carver and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained Sold and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto The said Morris Roberts, his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said County of Louisa, between the waters of Beaver dam creek and Sycamore fork, containing by estimation one hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded as follow (to wit) Beginning at a Spanish oak on John Spencer Alverson running thence due South one hundred & thirty eight poles to a forked white oak thence fifty degrees East sixty poles to a Maple in a branch thence North thirty three degrees East one hundred and twenty poles To two pines on Jos Carver. Thence North nine degrees forty five minutes West ninety seven poles to a white oak on John Spencer Alverson line thence along his line South seventy seven degrees thirty minutes West one hundred poles to the first station, and the reversion and reversion, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate, right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Joseph Carver and Mary his wife to the same or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances to the said Morris Roberts his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof he said Joseph Carver and Mary his wife, hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day & year first above written
Signed, Sealed, & delivered Joseph Carver (Seal)
In presence of Mary Carver (Seal)
James Carver, Thomas Carver
David Thomas

At a Court held for Louisa County on the 11th day of December 1780 This deed was this day in open Court proved to be the act & deed of Joseph Carver by the oaths of James Carver & Thomas Carver two of the witnesses there to and by the Court ordered to be certified for further proof.  And at a Court held for the said County of Louisa on the 14th day of October 1805 the said deed was this day in open Court further proved to be the act & deed of the said Joseph Carver by the oath of David Thomas another witness there to and by the Court ordered to be recorded.
                                                                        Teste He owned 100 ac on 11 December 1774 at Beaverdam Creek & Sycamore Creek in Louisa Co, VA. He was assessed Tithable - Trinity Parish in 1775 in Louisa Co, VA19 Morris was assessed Tithe for Fredericksburg Parish, Louisa County in 1777 in Louisa Co, VA20 He was assessed Tithables - Fredericksville Parish in 1777 in Louisa Co, VA21 He owned Survey - 122 acres on 30 January 1779 at On the waters of Beaverdam creek in Louisa Co, VA.22 Morris owned Survey - 122 ac on 30 January 1779 at Beaverdam Creek in Louisa Co, VA. He served in the military Warrant assigned to James McAlister on 14 February 1780 in Louisa Co, VA.23 He was assessed in 1782–1787 in Louisa Co, VA24 Morris was assessed in 1782 in Louisa Co, VA25 He was assessed in 1782 in Louisa Co, VA26 He was assessed List of Tythes - Trinity & Fredericksville Parsh in 1785 in Louisa Co, VA27 Morris served as surety on on 20 January 1791 at in Louisa Co, VA for28 He served as surety on on 22 October 1792 at in Louisa Co, VA for29 On 20 December 1793 he acquired 400 acres in Louisa Co, VA30 Morris sold 138 1/2 acres to Jeremiah Roberts at Both sides of Beaverdam Creek in Louisa Co, VA in 1794.31 Deed Book G
Page 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 appurtenances 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 He owned Land adjacent to Joseph Anderson in 1796 in Louisa Co, VA.32 He sold 142 ac to William Bellomy in Louisa Co, VA on 14 June 1802.33 Deed Book J
Pages 370, 371
Louisa County Records


This Indenture made this fourteenth day of June 1802, between Morris
Robarts and Elizabeth his wife
of the County of Louisa of the one part and William Bellomy of the said County of the other part witnesseth that the said Morris Robarts and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of thirty one pounds six shillings lawful money paid to them in hand paid by the said William Bellomy at and before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, hath by these presents granted bargained & sold unto the said William Bellomy one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Louisa containing by survey one hundred and forty two acres (more or less) and bounded as follows (Viz) beginning at a spanish oak, thence north forty five degrees east one hundred and eight poles to a shrubby white oak saplin Hence north five degrees west 158 poles to a pine, thence west one hundred and forty three poles to two pines on M. Roberts’s line, thence south four degrees east sixty six poles to a pine in said line, thence south twenty seven degrees east, one hundred and twenty poles to several white oak sapling thence south eight degrees east ninety two poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract or parcell of land unto the said William Bellomy his heirs and assigns forever and the said Morris Roberts and Elizabeth his wife for themselves and their heirs to covenant & agree with the said William Bellomy that they will warrant & forever defend the right & title of the said land free from the claim or claims of themselves and their heirs and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever – In witness whereof they the said Morris Roberts and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day & year within
written Morris Roberts (Seal)
signed sealed & delivd in presence of Elizabeth ---------(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.
Morris sold 144 1/2 ac BD Creek to Jeremiah Roberts in Louisa Co, VA on 14 June 1802.34 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 signed a will on 3 November 1810 in Louisa Co, VA.35 Louisa County, VA Will Book 6, p366
In the name of God Amen I Morris Roberts be in my proper Senses but knowing that it is ordained that all men is certain to die I Bequeath my soul to God hoping that he will receive it, and my body to the earth desireing my
Executors to see that it decently Enter and as for what goods and chattels Godalmity has been pleased to bless me with I do give as followeth. Vix I give to my daughter Mary Roberts the Land I live on and one feather Bed & furniture one trunk and one Cow and the money left her by her Mother, and to my son Richard Roberts Decd for what he has had and for his heirs not to have anything more and as to my Daughter Frances Decd I give nothing more to hir heirs and as to my daughter Agness and her heris(sic) no more than they have had. And the balance to my son Jerremiah Roberts and all the trade and hasuk (??) 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.

N.B. the said Jerrmiah Robert is to give to my Grandson James Bellomy the Bed that I now lie on and one Cow and two sheep.
Morris Roberts (his mark) He signed a will on 3 November 1810 in Louisa Co, VA. Morris died in 1811 at the age of 81 in Louisa Co, VA. He died about March 1811 at the age of 81 in Louisa Co, VA.35,36 Date of death estimated - based on date of will and date will proven. He had his estate probated on 10 June 1811 in Louisa, Louisa, VA.36 Signed sealed and delivered present, John Brown, Zaceus X (his mark) Baley, William Carver and James Rowe.
At a Court held for Louisa County on 10th day of June 1811 This Will was this day in open Court exhibited by Jeremiah Roberts the executor therein named and was proved by the oathes of John Brown, Zachus Baley and James Rowe the witnesses thereto and by the Court ordered to be recorded and the said executor having made oath thereto and entered into bond with approved security conditioned as the law directs a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form. Teste James Roberts tithed 3 in 1777 in Trinity Parish - History of Louisa County, VA, p 168

Morris Roberts rec'd patent in 1702 for 300 acres in Pamunkey Neck


Tithables and Census 1743 - 1785, by Rosalie Davis:
p. 87 - Two undated listing by Nathan Anderson for Morris Roberts - 1
The lists of 1778 and 1779 which were returned by Nathl. Anderson 14 Sept. 1778 and 11 May 1779, are missing. See two undeated lists by Nathl Anderson at the endo of this section. The list of 1780, returned by Robert Anderson 8 May 1780, is also missing.

Morris ROBERTS and Elizabeth were married about 1760 in Louisa Co, VA.37 I have no data about his marriage - only this deed (Louisa County, VA Records, Deed Book G, page 365 - I have assumed that he married Elizabeth prior to Richard's birth, and that she is Richard's mother - and the mother of all of Morris's children, but I cannot prove that. There may have been more than one marriage. Because of this document, I am sure that there was one - to Elizabeth - and nothing else. They37 appeared in the census in 1800 in Louisa Co, VA.38 Morris Roberts:
1 male 26-45 (Jeremiah)
1 male 45 and over (Morris)

1 female 10-16 - (Mary)
1 female 16-26 - Could be Mary - have no ideal who else this could be.
1 female 45 and over (Elizabeth)
Agness married 1784 and remains in Ohio
Frances married 1791, dies before and only has a son
Sarah married 1792 and dies before and only has a son

This is such a puzzle to me - there are not any other young women that I have found who might have been living with them. And there doesn't seem to be any way to discover who she might be. Elizabeth died between 1800 and 1810.37,39,40

Morris ROBERTS and Elizabeth had the following children:

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Richard ROBERTS.

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Agness ROBERTS.

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Mary ROBERTS was born about 1768 in Louisa Co, VA.41 I assuming that she's one of the oldest only because she was old enough in 1811 when her father died, that based on his will, he wasn't concerned about her marrying in the future - which she did not. She was born about 1768 in Louisa Co, VA. She sold 100 Acres to James M Bellomy in Louisa Co, VA on 22 July 1825.42 Deed Book R, pp 465-467
Louisa County Court Records

Know all men by these presents that I Mary Roberts of the County of Scott & State of Virginia for & in Consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear to James M. Bellomy of the County and State aforesaid, as well as for the further consideration of ten dollars to me in hand paid by the said James M. Bellomy at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) have given
& granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said James M. Bellomy his Executors, administrators and assigns One Certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Louisa & State of Virginia, Containing One hundred Acres (be the same more or less) On the East Side of the Columbia road adjoining the land of Charles B. Hunton & the land which formerly belonged to John Waid, and which the said Waid sold to Majr David Watson in or about, the year AD 1817 being the tract or parcel of land which Morris Roberts (father of the said Mary Roberts) bequeathed to her by his last will and testament and being the tract or parcel of land whereon the said James M. Bellomy resided for the last four or five years previous to he removal from the said County of Louisa to the said County of Scott in Virginia to include all the improvements thereon of every discription(sic) with all and singular the privileges & apurtenances(sic) thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land unto the said James M. Bellomy his Executors, administrators and assigns forever. And further the said Mary Roberts for & in Consideration of the Causes aforesaid Viz the natural love and affection she bears to the said James M. Bellomy & the payment of the ten dollars aforesaid; hath further given & granted & by these presents doth give and grant, into the said James M Bellomy the following person property (to wit) One feather bed & one pair of bed steads, one large stone butter pot, One stone pitcher and one large spinning (or cotton) wheel which was left in possession of Jane and Elizabeth Bellomy by the said Mary Roberts when she removed from Louis in Virginia in the year 1817 and also one eight gallon pot left by the said Mary Roberts at the same time in possession of William R Bellomy father of the said James M. Bellomy) And the said Mary Roberts for herself her Executors and administrators the said tract or parcel of land and person property; unto the said James M. Bellomy his executors administrators and assigns against the claim of her the said Mary Roberts her executors & administrators and against the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and for ever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Mary Roberts hath hereunto set her hand and affix’d her seal this twenty second day of July Anno Domini 1825
Signed sealed and delivered in presenece of us Mary Roberts (Seal)
Test Michael Dickert, Ichabud Rockers
W Hopkins


Virginia At a Court of Quarterly Session Continued and held for Scott County at the Courthouse thereof the 9th day of November 1825 this Indenture of writing in the nature of a deed of gift from Mary Roberts to James M. Bellomy was proved in Court by the oaths of Michael Dickert, Ichabud Rockers and William Hopkins subscribing witness thereto. And ordered to be Certified to the Clerk of the County Court of Louisa in this State in Order that the same may be recorded In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name (there being no seal of office) this 19th day of November in the
year 1825 and of the Commonwealth the fiftieth.
John McHenry Clerk
In Louisa County Court Clerks Office November 29th 1825~
this deed was this day received in the said Office and being duly
Certified is admitted to record together with the certificate thereon
endorsed~ Mary died on 1 September 1825 at the age of 57 in Scott Co, VA.43,44,45

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Frances ROBERTS.

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Sarah ROBERTS.

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Jeremiah ROBERTS.

Morris ROBERTS and Elizabeth were married about 1760 in Louisa Co, VA. They appeared in the census in 1800 in Louisa Co, VA. Elizabeth was born (date unknown).