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  1. Federal Census, 1850, Tennessee, 1850, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: M432_895; Page: 182B; Image: 569. Schuyler H Roberts, 45, farmer, $6,000, b. VA;
    Mary, 21, b. Germany;
    Waddy W, 8, b. TN;
    Irvin L, 6, b. TN.
  2. Nelson County Court Records, 1849 - 008, Cancery Cause : Elliot N Roberts vs Adm of Zachariah Roberts. Elliott N Roberts wants the distribution of the estate of Zachariah Roberts executed soon - names other children: himself, Mathew H, John H, Skiler H, Waddy W, Benjamin F, Sophia and Caroline and grandson G. Washington Turner, son of deceased daughter Sally Turner.
  3. Clarence Pinkston Russell, Collierville, Tennessee: Her People and Neighbors (Collierville, Shelby, TN: Town of Collierville, n.d.), p 48. Schuyler Roberts: 80 acres $400 value $80 tax
    8 slaves $4000 value $8.00 tax
    White poll tax $.50
    State tax $2.33
    County tax $9.30.
  4. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 51. Scuyler Roberts: 200 acres, $1,000 value, $2.00 tax
    8 slaves, $4,000 value
    8.40 tax
    not assessed a white poll tax
    $2.60 State tax.
  5. Federal Census, 1840, Tennessee, 1840, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: 530; Page: 226; Image: 1034; FHFilm 0024547. S H Roberts, 1 male 30-39, 2 male slaves under 10, 1 male slave 10-23, 2 male slaves 24-35, 1 male slave 36-54, 7 female slaves under 10, 2 female slaves 10-23, 3 female slaves 24-35; 7 persons employed in agriculture; 1 free white person 20-49, total slaves: 18; total all persons - free white, free colored, slaves: 19.
  6. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage bonds, licenses, 1833-1842, no 751-1400. Bond for $1250 - sureties S H Roberts and S F Harwell - for marriage of S H Roberts and M G Pass.
  7. Shelby County, TN Records. STATE of TENNESSEE - SHELBY COUNTY; To any regular minister of the gospel having the care of souls, or any justice of the Peace. These are to authorise you, or either of you, to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Schuyler H. Roberts and Missiniah G Pass of your county, agreeably to an Act of Assembly, in such case made and provided: Provided, always , that the said M G Pass be an actual resident of your county: otherwise these shall be null and void to all intents and purposes, and no license or authority to you, or either of you, more than though the same had never been prayed or granted, &c.
    Given at the Clerk's Office of said county, this 7th day of May - 1841
    John M. Fuller Clerk, S C C
    .
  8. Shelby County, TN Records, File #1842-08-0368. With J A Lewis, J M Cornelius and Samuel Buster, provided surety for bond for the service of J A Lewis as Constable of Shelby County, TN.
  9. Early Land Records, Tennessee & North Carolina, 1753-1931, Warrant Number 1285, p 375. In consideration of 12 1/2 cents per acre, patent issued 24 Jan 1845, total 350 acres in Shelby County, TN.
    Approved 31 July 1845, by the Governor of Tennessee, James C Jones.
  10. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 7, p 388 . State grant for 350 acres, entered 2/24/1845, date 6/9/1845, filed 5/5/1851, signed by James C. Jones, Governor; $12.50 per acre paid into office of entry taker of Shelby County.
  11. Federal Census, Non-Population, 1850, Tennessee, Dist 10, Shelby, TN. Schyler H Roberts, 300 improved acres, 335 unimproved, $5,000 cash value of farm; $250 value of machinery; 4 horses, 6 asses and mules, 6 each milch cows and working oxen; 12 head of other cattle; 40 sheep, 60 swine, $1,050 value of livestock; 1,000 bushels of Indian corn, 150 bushels of oats, 52 bales ginned cotton, 75 lbs wool, 10 bushels Irish potatoes, 100 bushels sweet potatoes, 100 lbs butter, 8 tons hay, $55 value of home manufactures, $250 value of slaughtered animals.
  12. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Tennessee, 1850, US 7th Census of the US, 1850, NARA, Slave Schedules, M432. Schuyler N Roberts: 9 males varying in age between 40 - 9; 18 female slaves varying in age from 36 - 2.
  13. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 5, p 506. Bk 5, page 506 - 4/19/1850 $1360 - Mark Hesley and Benjamin D. Whitney of Boston & Miss. Land Co to SHR in Chickasaw Cession, Range 6, Sec. 1.
  14. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 14, p 287. Bk 14, page 287 - 12/20/1852 - Rolfe Eldridge of Jackson, AR to Schuyler H. Roberts of Shelby Co. - 204 acres to SE corner of 640 acre Henderson & McLemore grant; also 106 acres granted to said Rolfe Eldridge by State of Tenn. 4/2/1846 on Winchester State Line to Joel H Hall's SE corner. Reg. 8/11/1853 $3875.
  15. Shelby County, TN Records.
  16. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 22, p 488. Bk 22, page 488 - 57 acres $570 - Mary E Coleman to SHR - part of tract formerly known as the Hanover Place, owned by Thos. J. Truheart, 12/25/1855; recorded 1/11/1856.
  17. findagrave, 63826032. Schuyler H Roberts, b. 11 Sept 1804, Nelson Co, VA, d. 8 Dec 1859, Shelby Co, TN.
    Burial: Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  18. Shelby, Tennessee, , Case #2020: Loose Probate Papers, Folders 1-2631, 1860, ; . Thomas C Bleckley, Isaiah Stout, Benjamin Cash, Wm. T Bettis and AM Alsup posted bond for Bleckley who is named administrator for the estate of Schuyler H Roberts, Shelby County Court, 3 Jan 1860.
  19. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol III, part 2, p 54. This small cemetery greatly overgown had been discovered ...by county gengineers who were preparing to widen Winchester Road...Two stones found were about twenty-five feet apart: J S Roberts, Died Oct 12, 1878, Aged 23 year and S H Roberts, Born Sept. 11, 1804, Died Dec. 8, 1859 (Stone broken across between dates) Loose footstone: SHR
    Family members told county officials the bodies should be moved to Germantown Cemetery on McVay Road where others of the Roberts family were buried.
  20. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol III, part 2, p 54. see notes for original burial.
  21. Shelby County, TN Records, accessed on familysearch.org, Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950. Marriage Bond: Schuyler Roberts and Augustus Keaner; bond for $1250 for marriage of Schuyler Roberts and Mary Keaner.
    Marriage License: p. 281, 2 Aug 1849 Schyler Roberts I have this day solemnized the Notary A Keaner For 2184 matrimony between the written named parties. Security. Mary Keener August 7, 1849 SN Ledbetter JP.
  22. Federal Census, Non-Population, 1850, Tennessee, Dist 10, Shelby, TN. Schyler H Roberts, 300 improved acres, 335 unimproved, $5,000 cash value of farm; $250 value of machinery; 4 horses, 6 asses and mules, 6 each milch cows and working oxen; 12 head of other cattle; 40 sheep, 60 swine, $1,050 value of livestock; 1,000 bushels of Indian corn, 150 bushels of oats.
  23. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Civil Dist 4, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page 3B; ED 0059; Film 1375531. Mrs. Mary Kincannon, 70, head, widowed, had five children, 3 surviving, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany;
    Charles Roberts, 48, son, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. Colorado(sic), farmer;
    M L Wilson, 24, grandson, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN, clerk, grocery store.
  24. findagrave, #5431757. Mary Kincannon, b. 1826, d. 1918, burial Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  25. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol I, p 15. Germantown Cemetery: Mary Kincannon, Mother of Sallie M. Scott, 1826-1918.
  26. findagrave, #63827285. Jacob Schuyler Roberts, b. 28 Aug 1854, Shelby Co, TN; d. 12 Oct 1878, Shelby Co, TN.
  27. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts:
    Jacob Schuyler son of Mary and Schuyler H Roberts, was born in Shelby Co, TN, Aug 28, 1854.
  28. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol III, p 128. Roberts Family Cemetery (p 54) Notes: J M Keathing's The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878, in Memphis, Tenn., p 240, lists J S Roberts as a victim of the epidemic at Germantown.
  29. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts:
    Charles Roberts, son of Mary and S H Roberts, born in Shelby Co, TN, June 29, 1859.
  30. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1299630. Charlie Roberts, b. 10 Jul 1859, Germantown, TN, age 45, d. 20 July 1914, Shelby, TN; male, white, single; father: Kirk Roberts, VA, mother: Mary E Kuner, Germany.
  31. Shelby County, TN Records. STATE of TENNESSEE - SHELBY COUNTY; To any regular minister of the gospel having the care of souls, or any justice of the Peace. These are to authorise you, or either of you, to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Schuyler H. Roberts and Missiniah G Pass of your county, agreeably to an Act of Assembly, in such case made and provided: Provided, always , that the said M G Pass be an actual resident of your county: otherwise these shall be null and void to all intents and purposes, and no license or authority to you, or either of you, more than though the same had never been prayed or granted, &c.
    Given at the Clerk's Office of said county, this 7th day of May - 1841
    John M. Fuller Clerk, S C C.
  32. Federal Census, 1850, Tennessee, 1850, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: M432_895; Page: 182B; Image: 569. Schuyler H Roberts, 45, farmer, $6,000, b. VA;
    Mary, 21, b. Germany;
    Waddy W, 8, b. TN;
    Irvin L, 6, b. TN.
  33. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, Schuyler Roberts Bible Record, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts:
    Waddy W., son of Missionah and Schuyler H. Roberts, was born Feb. 8, 1842.
  34. Tennessee Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008, 1864, Shelby Co, TN, Case #429. Probate file for Waddy W Roberts; heirs Selome Scott, wife of Fernando Scott, Jacob S Roberts, Charles Roberts, Sallie M Roberts. Documents undated, except for year - 1864.
  35. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera. Mahala was a slave - in Tennessee marriage was both illegal and socially unacceptable. She was owned by Schuyler and produced children by him. Although most of this is not available in documents, DNA has proved it now.

    The date is based on the date of her first child by Schuyler and by records logging Schuyler's arrival in Tennessee. .

  36. Roberts family handwritten records, Handwritten genealogy provided by Gia Gray. S H Roberts (1801-1859); Mahala (a Slave Miss); A White Miss (Lawfully Married);
    Quinton (1838-1915), Preston (1840-1910), Jack, Jane, Malvina (Aunt Mal), Mattie, Kathrine (Aunt Cat) Col Slave.
  37. The Roberts Family, 1. Roberts died in 1859, leaving his wife, her children, Wady(sic), Sally, Jacobm and Charles Roberts, the slave msitress, Mahala and her seven children Malvina, Jane, Quinton, Preston, Mattie, Andrew (know as Jack) and Kathryn Roberts.
  38. findagrave, #5431763. Sallie Medora Roberts Scott, b. 5 Oct 1851, Fisherville, Shelby, TN; d. 4 Aug 1930, Bailey, Shelby, TN; burial Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  39. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts:
    Sallie Medora Roberts, dau. of Mary and Schuyler H Roberts, was born in Shelby Co, TN, Oct 5, 1851.
  40. Federal Census, 1870, Tennessee, 1870, Dist 11, Fayette, TN; Roll: M593_1526; Page: 394A; Film 553025. F T Scott, 33, farmer, $8,000, $700, b. AL;
    J L, 26, b. TN;
    C E, 7, b. TN;
    G L, 5, b. TN;
    W S, 2, b. TN;
    Sallie Roberts, 18, b. TN.
  41. Federal Census, 1930, Tennessee, 1930, Dist 2, Shelby, TN; Roll: 2272; Page: 26A; film 2342006. Edgar E Strong, 55, married, 29 age at first marriage, b. TN both parents b. TN, Justice of the Peace;
    Myrtle S, 45, wife, married, 20 age at first marriage, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    George, 23, son, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Bessie, 21, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Ada, 17, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edna Earl, 13, domestic, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Sallie Scott, 78, mother-in-law, b. TN, father b. VA, mother b. Germany.
  42. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. Fernando Thomas Scott was born June 11, 1837, in Alabama, and died Dec 25, 1896. He was married in Collierville Feb 20, 1861 to Mrs. (sic) Joan Linly Roberts, born February 8, 1844, and died Aug 8, 1871. He married a second time to his first wife's half sister, Sallie Medora, born Oct 5, 1851, and died Aug 4, 1930.
  43. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol I, p 16. Fernando T Scott, 11 June, 1873, Dec 25, 1896; footstone: Papa
    Sallie Medora, his wife
    Oct 5, 1851, Aug 4, 1931.
  44. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol III, p 129. The following information is from a conversation with Miss Ada Strong. Miss Strong was the daughter of Squire Edgar Earl Strong, and his wife, Myrtle Scott, who was the daughter of Fernando T. Scott (buried in the Germantown Cemetery on McVay Road (V. I, pp 14-16), and his wife, Sallie Medora Roberts. Sallie was the daughter of J S Roberts(sic) who was born in Virginia and (per death certificate #474, Shelby County for Sallie M. R. Scott) and died 8/4/1930. Sallie M. Roberts was born near Forest Hill on Oct 5, 1851. Fernando T Scott had borhters Richmond L. and J. Milton Scott. .
  45. Tennessee Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008, Folders 8-3512, 1863. FT Scott is appointed guardian of Sallie Medora Roberts after the death of her father, Schuyler Harris Roberts.
  46. Shelby County, TN Records, Loose Probate papers, Folders 4448-4546, 1880-1900; #4497. Bond is posted by Amanda Roberts, Quinton Roberts, Preston Roberts and F T Scott. She is appointed administratrix.
    Quinton Roberts states that he is the owner of 50 acres of land worth $1,200
    Preston Roberts states that he is the owner of 11 acres of land worth $200
    F T Scott states that he is the owner of 150 acres of land in the 11th Dist worth $1500 (not in his homestead).
  47. Enumeration of Male Voters, Tennessee, 1891. F T Scott, Shelby, TN, 1891, age 55, b. abt 1836.
  48. Shelby County, TN Records, Will Book 13, p 496- Case #8836R11. Will written by FT Scott leaving 160 acres to wife, Sallie Medora Roberts as he had used her money to buy it in the first place. Everyone else got $10. Mentions Mrs. Joan Lindley Scott as his first wife.
  49. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. Fernando and his second wife, Sallie, had seven children. Willie Thomas was born Nov 16, 1873 and died in 1941, with burial at Macon Cemetery, Fayette Co, TN. Linly Ophelia was born June 26, 1875, and married a Featherstone. Jacob Ambrose was born Nov 30, 1877, and died Nov 1, 1909, with burial at Macon, TN. Alva Hovey was born Dec 24, 1880, and died Dec 21, 1883. Maida Ursula was born Oct 14, 1882 and died May 14, 1883. Myrtle Jones Scott was born July 31, 1884, and married Edgar Earl Strong. The last child of Fernando and Sallie was Layton Everette, born April 28, 1887.
  50. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts: Jacob Ambrose, son of SM and FT Scott, was born on Nov 30, 1877, in Shelby Co, TN.
  51. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol I, p 16. Alva Hovy - Son of FT & SM Scott, Dec 24, 1880, Dec 21, 1883.
  52. Gravestone Inscriptions, Shelby Co, TN Cemeteries, Vol I, p 16. Maida Ursula, Infant dau. of FT & Sallie M. Scott, Oct 14, 1882, May 14, 1883.
  53. findagrave, #63820916. Joan Linly Roberts Scott, b. 8 Feb 1944, Fisherville, Shelby, TN; d. 8 Aug 1871, Germantown, Shelby, TN. Married Fernando Thomas Scott, 20 Feb 1861, Shelby Co, TN.
    Buried: Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  54. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. The third child was Walter Schuyler, born Nov 28, 1865 [may have been 1867].
  55. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. The last child was Fernando Joe who died the same day as his mother, Aug 8 1871.
  56. findagrave, #121904637. Quenton Roberts, b. 6 Apr 1838, Shelby Co, TN; d. 2 Jan 1915, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  57. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 198, p 477. Sale by Quinton and Allice Roberts to L E Coopwood, 8 Jan 1890, $48 for 6 1/2 acre plot 1/4 mile east of Germantown.
  58. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 327, p 117. Quinton Roberts and wife Allice Roberts (both signed with their marks) sold 30 acres of land in Shelby Co 7 Jan 1903 for the sum of $125.
  59. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Dist 48003, File 251. Quenton Roberts, male colored, married, d. 2 Jan 1915; b. 6 Apr 1838; age 77y 4m 4d, farmer, b. Shelby Co, TN; father: Skyly Roberts, b. VA; informant: E E Roberts, Germantown, TN; burial Germantown, TN, Jan 3.
  60. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278. Quenton Roberts, 46, married, farmer, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. VA;
    Alice, 41, wife, keeping house, married, cannot read or write, b. TN, father unk, mother b. VA;
    Howard, 20, son, single , farm laborer, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    M J, 15, daughter, single, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Eliza, 13, daughter, single, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Lula, 11, daughter, single, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Walter, 9, son, single, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Emma, 7, daughter, single, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Carrs, 4, daughter, single, at home, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mattie, 2, daughter, single, at home, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  61. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page 8B; ED: 0045; Film 1241596. Quinton Roberts, 62, farmer, b. Apr 6, 1838,
    Alice, 61, b. Apr 15, 1839,
    Emma, 26, b. 10 Jun 1873,
    Mattie, 22, b. 31 Jan 1878,
    Gazella, 19, b. 6 Jun 1880,
    .
  62. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Germantown, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 1B; ED: 0074; Film 1375531. Quinton Roberts, 72, farmer, married 57 years, b. TN, parents b. VA, owns own farm;
    Allice, 71, wife, married 57 years, had 11 children, 8 surviving, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. VA;
    Emma, 37, b. TN, both parents b. TN, no profession but works at farming;
    Eunice, 22, granddaughter, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MI, school teacher;
    Earnest, 19, grandson, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MI, no profession, works at farming;
    Gary Hawkins,13, grandson, attending school, b. TN, father b. AL, mother b. TN;
    Eliza Hawkins, 10, grandson, attending school, b. TN, father b. AL, mother b. TN;
    Edward Hawkins, 8, grandson, attending school, b. TN, father b. AL, mother b. TN.
    The entire family can read and write.
  63. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1299630. Lula R Hawkens (Roberts), b. 9 May 1871, Shelby Co, TN; d. 5 May 1914, Germantown, Shelby, TN, female, married, housekeeper; father Quenton Roberts, b. Shelby Co, TN; mother Alace Walker, b. Shelby Co TN.
  64. Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, Fhl Film 2033653. Mattie Turner (Roberts) female, 78, b. 1878, d. 3 Sept 1956, Spokane, Spokane, WA; father: Quinton Roberts; mother: Alice Walker.
  65. Shelby County, TN Records, Burial Permit. Eliza Roberts, d. 26 Apr 1907, Shelby Co, age 40, single, b. TN, maiden name of mother: Alice Walker, b. TN, occupation: nurse; cause of death: intestinal obstruction; place of burial: Germantown, TN.
  66. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, CD 3, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1762; Page 13A; Image 886. Emma Roberts, 46, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Enice Roberts, 32, niece, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN, no occupation;
    Edward Hawkins, 18, nephew, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN, no occupation.
  67. Federal Census, 1940, Tennessee, 1940, Memphis, Shelby, TN; Roll: T627_3964; Page: 12A; ED: 98-133. Eunice M Whitney, 52, head, widowed, highest grade - 4, b. TN, pastry cook, cafeteria;
    Benjamin J Whitney, 13, son, attending school, highest grade - 7, b. TN.
    Emma Roberts, 67, aunt, highest grade - 5, b. TN.
  68. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 2372452. Emma M Roberts, b. abt 1873, age 78, d. 1 Sept 1951, Memphis, Shelby, TN, female, father Quentin Roberts, mother Alice Walker.
  69. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #669. Emma M Roberts, b. 10 June 1873, d. 1 Sept 1951, age 78; parents Quentin Roberts and Alice Walker; domestic residing at 812 Randle, Memphis, TN; cause of death: myocardial insufficiency, arteriosclerosis.
    Burial New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, TN 5 Sept 1951.
  70. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3A; ED: 0042; Film 1241596. Preston Roberts, 60, b. Oct 1849, married 37 years, b. TN, both parents b. MS;
    Mahala, 65, b. Aug 1844, married 37 years, had 7 children 5 surviving, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. GA;
    Henry T, 25, son, b. May 1875, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hayse, 23, son, b. Feb 1877, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Ellen, 19, daughter, b. June 1879, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hugh, 8, grandson, b. Feb 1882, b. TN, father b. MS, mother b. AL.
  71. Federal Census, 1870, Tennessee, 1870, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: M593_1561; Page: 283B; Image: 168070; FHFilm 553060. Preston Roberts, 32, farmer, cannot write, b. Tennessee;
    Mahala, 36, "R h"? cannot read or write, b. MO;
    Eddie, 8, b. TN;
    Preston, 1, b. TN.
  72. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera, http://www.scvcamp260.org/newsletter/2006/2006-02-Apr-May-NL.pdf. Preston Roberts, enlisted at the first call for volunteers in 1861. Roberts’ functioned unofficially as the Quartermaster under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. It is more than apparent that General Forrest had a great deal of confidence in Roberts. He was in charge of all funds for the food and was in command of 75 cooks. In the post-war era Roberts was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Preston Roberts died in June 1910.
  73. Family Documents, Data, Ephemera, Unknown Source. ...Schuyler also had a Mulatto mistress Mahalia, withwhom he would have seven more children. The fourth child of this union was Preston Roberts...In 1861 the War Between the States broke out and at the first call for soldiers, Fernando Scott and Preston would travel to Somerville, TN to join Capt. Ed Porter's Company which was part of Gen. Van Dorn's Command. Partison Rangers Co C. After six months Fernando would desert, returning to Collierville, TN. Fernando Scott was tried as a deserter and served time in jail. Preston would remain in the Confederate Army and was in Springhill when Van Dorn was killed by a jealous husband. General Nathan Bedford Forrest took over command of Van Dorn's men and Preston was made a Quartermaster. Gen. Forrest put Preston in charge of 75 cooks and trusted him with the money to procure supplies for the troops. According to Preston, he was "one of the most importantest men in the Army." Preston would serve in this position for the remainder of the war...
    Preston was proud of his Confederate service and attended every Confederate Reunion he could. He joined Co. A Confederate Veterans and wore the uniform, cap and badge. "Uncle Press" took great pride in caring for the men of the company. After attending a celebration for Robert E. Lee's Birthday and watching Confederate Veterans receive Southern Crosses of Honor, Preston asked if he was entitled to one too. Immediately he received the endorsement of over 100 Veterans and the application was sent. Supposedly this was the first time a Southern Cross of Honor was presented to a man of color.
    Preston and his family were members of New Bethel Baptist Church and this is where he would be buried on August 19, 1910. It is said of Preston that "When one views the various aspects of Memphis' socioeconomic landscape, one would be hard pressed to find an area in which the descendants of Schuyler Hayes(sic) Roberts and his mistress Mahalia are not prominently found.".
  74. US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 1861-1865, Film M231 roll 37. Preston Roberts, Confederate, Tennessee, 13th Reg, Tennessee Cavalry (Gore's), Company F, private.
  75. Federal Census, Non-Population, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Shelby, TN; Agriculture; Selected US Fed Census Non-Pop. Schedules, 1850-1880. Line 4: Preston Roberts, rents for fixed money rental, 75 acres tilled land, 25 acres woodland, $700 value of farm, $35 value of implements/machinery, $300 value of livestock, $100 cost of building and repairing in 1879, $150 paid for wages and farm labor in 1879, $1270 est. value of all farm products; no oxen, 6 milch cows, 3 other livestock, calves dropped; 250 lbs of butter or cheese made in 1879; 23 swine on hand June 1880; 50 barnyard poultry, 12 other poultry, 1500 doz eggs produced in 1879; 210 bushels of Indian corn, 12 bushels cotton, 100 bushels peas, 20 bushels Irish potatoes, 180 bushels sweet potatoes, 100 bearing trees of apples, 300 bushels of apples, 100 peach trees, 400 bushels of peaches.
  76. Springfield Republican, 28 February 1904, Issue 24, p 20. Awarded Southern Cross by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  77. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, CD 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 11B; ED: 0075; Film 1375531. Jack Parker, 74, Black, married 40 years, b. GA father b. SC, mother b. GA, farmer;
    Malindy Parker, 73, Black, married 40 years had 6 children 4 surviving, b. VA, both parents b. VA;
    Mallie Parker, 36, daughter, Black, single, b. TN, father b. GA, mother b. VA;
    Preston Roberts, 71, servant, Black, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Allace Parker, 7, granddaughter, Black, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  78. findagrave, #166171093. Preston Roberts, b. 11 Oct 1839, d. 10 Aug 1910
    Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  79. Shelby County, TN Records, Book K, p 339. Preston Roberts posted bond with surety J H Alsup on 4 Dec 1883 for license to marry Mahala Pettit. They were married the same day by H J Sanderlins, MG.
  80. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3A; film 1241596. Preston Roberts, 60, head, black, male, b. Oct 1849 (sic), married 37 years, b. TN both parents b. VA;
    Mahala, 65, wife, black female, b. Aug 1844 (sic), married 37 years, had 7 children, 5 surviving, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. Georgia;
    Henry T, 25, son, black, male, b. May 1875, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hayse, 23, son, black, male, b. Feb 1877, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Ellen, 19, daughter, black female, b. June 1879, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hugh, 8, grandson, black, male, b. Sept 1891, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. AL.
  81. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3A; ED: 0042; Film 1241596. Preston Roberts, 60, b. Oct 1849, married 37 years, b. TN, both parents b. MS;
    Mahala, 65, b. Aug 1844, married 37 years, had 7 children 5 surviving, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. GA;
    Henry T, 25, son, b. May 1875, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hayse, 23, son, b. Feb 1877, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Ellen, 19, daughter, b. June 1879, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Hugh, 8, grandson, b. Feb 1882, b. TN, father b. MS, mother b. TN.
  82. The Roberts Family. Preston Roberts married Mahalia Petitt and their children were Preston, Jr., John, William, Skylar (my great-grandfather), Andrew, Henry and Ellen - all of whom are interred in the New Bethel Cemetery.
  83. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 10, Sheby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278; Page: 282B; ED: 125. Preston Roberts, 40,
    Mahalia, 42,
    Eddie, 18,
    Preston, 11,
    A J, 9,
    John M, 7,
    H T, 5,
    S A, 3,
    M E, 1,.
  84. Freedman's Bureau Marriages, FHL Film 2425254; NARA M 1875; film Roll 3; digital folder 4420240 Image 00675. Simon Cooper m. Mary Jane Roberts, Memphis, Shelby, TN 21 Jan 1865; Simon age 30, black; Mary Jane age 23, black.
  85. Freedman's Bureau Marriages, Film 2425254, image 00675. Simon Cooper, age 30, black, marriage to Silva West, 21, brown, Memphis, Tenn 30 Jan 1866.
  86. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Register, Book Q, p 8-9. No. 17. Oct 13 Jack Roberts male, negro, married, age 31, died of congestion, b. TN, Farmer, parents: dead - date of record: Jan 19, 1882.
  87. Shelby County, TN Records, Loose Probate papers, Folders 4448-4546, 1880-1900; #4497. The petition of Amanda Roberts a citizen of said county states that her husband Jack Roberts died at his residence in the 11th dist of sd co on the 28 Sept last, leaving her (his widow), & six surviving children: viz Martha Jane, aged 16 yrs - Ida aged 13 - Quinton, aged 12 - William aged 9 - Mary Thomas, aged 7, & Julian, aged 5 yrs : all of whom are now with & dependent on her.
  88. Shelby County, TN Records, Loose Probate papers, Folders 4448-4546, 1880-1900; #4497.
  89. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Deist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278. Jack Roberts, 38, married, farmer, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. VA;
    Manda, 35, wife, married, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, father b. unk, mother b. SC;
    Martha J, 14, daughter, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Ida, 11, daughter, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Quinten, 9, son, farm labor, cannot write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    William, 6, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary Thomas, 5, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Julian, 4, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  90. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1299630. Mary Roberts, b. 15 Jun 1874, Shelby Co, TN, d. 5 Apr 1914, Germantown, Shelby, TN., colored, single, occupation - home. Parents: Jack Roberts, Shelby Co, TN, Amanda Meacham, Shelby Co, TN.
    Burial: 6 Apr 1914, Germantown, Shelby, TN;
    .
  91. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278; Page 243D; ED: 124. Jack Roberts, 38, married, farmer, b. TN, both parents b. VA, cannot read or write;
    Manda, 35, married, farm labor, b. TN, father b. unk, mother b. SC, cannot read or write;
    Martha J, 14, daughter, single, farm labor, b. TN, both parents b. TN, cannot write;
    Ida, 11, daughter, single, farm labor, b. TN, both parents b. TN, cannot write;
    Quinten, 9, son, single, farm labor, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    William, 6, son, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary Thomas, 5, daughter, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Julian, 4, son, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  92. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 3B; ED: 0045; Film 1241596. Mandy Roberts, 55, head, b. Dec 25, 1844, widowed, had 7 children 5 surviving, cannot read or write, rents farm, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. SC;
    Mary, 26, daughter, b. Jan 15, 1874, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Lula M, 13, granddaughter, b. Mar 19, 1887, single, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Rosa Cornelius, 16, granddaughter, b. Jan 15, 1884, single, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Thos Jackson, 15, grandson, b. Jul 5, 1884, single, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Cherry Meacham, 75, mother, b. Aug 4, 1824, widowed, had 7 children 3 surviving, cannot read or write, b. SC, both parents b. SC;
    Jennie Meacham, 40, sister, b. Aug 15, 1858, single, can read and write, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. SC.
  93. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Germantown, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 9B; Film 1375531. Mandy Roberts, 66, head, widowed, had 7 children, 4 surviving, b. TN both parents b. US, truck farmer, owns own farm;
    Mary Roberts, 36, daughter, single, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. US, household work.
  94. Shelby County, TN Records, Book Q-9, File 12. Catherine Meacham d. 12/8/1881, age 37, black, died Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  95. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film: 1255278; Page: 244A; ED: 124. J Meacham, 30, married, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. NC;
    Catherine, 35, wife, married, keeping house, paralyzed, b. TN, father b. unk, mother b. VA;
    Mahala, 15, daughter, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    George, 7, son, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mamie, 6, daughter, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Selila, 3, daughter, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Henry, 2, son, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Sam, 5 mos, son, single, farm labor, cannot read or write, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  96. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate File 515, Reg No 220. John Meacham, b. 14 Apr 1851, d. 18 Oct 1918, Neshoba, Shelby, TN of apoplexy, aged 67y 6m 4d. Farmer, colored, married, parents unknown; informant: Dave Meacham.
  97. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate: 18136. Henry Meachem, b. 17 May 1878, d. 9 Aug 1943, of cerebral hemorrhage; black male widowed, age 65, farmer, Rt 1, Box 93, Germantown, Shelby, TN. Father: John Meachem, TN; mother: Catherine Roberts, Shelby Co, TN. Informant: Gazella Glover, Rt 1, Box 93, Germantown, Shelby, TN
    Burial 11 Aug 1943, New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  98. Shelby County, TN Records, File 15, reg no 15. Sam Meacham, male, colored, married, b. unk 1880, age 39 farmer, d. 18 Jan 1919, Neshoba, Shelby, TN of Spanish influenza and bronchial pneumonia. Father John Meacham; mother Catherine Meacham; Informant Florence Meacham, Neshoba.
  99. Shelby County, TN Records, Book L, p 543. Albt Cornelious m. Mrs Patsy Taylor 23 Dec 1886 by J. Cotton, MG.
  100. Shelby County, TN Records, Book J, p 570.
  101. Familysearch.org, Film 1784544, image: 00986.
  102. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #13793. John Henry Cornelious, 2643 Midland, Memphis, Shelby, TN, colored, male, laborer, widowed, age 66; b. 28 Sept 1881, d. 23 Jun 1948 of apoplexy and hypertension. Father: Albert Cornelious; mother: Mattie Roberts, both of Germantown, Shelby, TN.
    Burial New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN, 27 June 1948; informant: Thomas Jackson.
  103. Fayette County, TN Records, Death Certificate #26621. William (Willie) T Scott, d. 2 Dec 1941, Macon, Fayette, TN, white male, married, age 67y 0m 16d, b. 16 Nov 1874, TN; wife, Nellie Scott; retired former merchant. Parents: Fernando Scott and Sallie Roberts; cause of death: Coronary thrombosis
    Burial: 3 Dec 1941, Macon, TN.
  104. Fayette County, TN Records, Book 8, p 256. WT Scott and A C Montgomery posted bond for the marriage of W T Scott, 19 Oct 1927; W T Scott married Nellie Pleasant 23 Oct 1927 by E W Dunn, JP.
  105. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts: Linley Ophelia, daughter of SM and FT Scott, was born in Shelby Co, TN, June 26, 1875.
  106. findagrave, #84468541. Linly Ophelia Scott Featherstone, 1875 - 1959; burial Oak Hill Cemetery, Clermont, Lake, FL; buried with husband George Patrick Featherstone.
  107. Shelby County, TN Records, Book S, p 281. 19 Oct 1987 G P Featherstone and R C Gardner post bond for the marriage of Featherstone and Miss Ophelia Scott; marriage 20 Oct 1897 by T J Davenport MG, returned 3 Dec 1897.
  108. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 5A; film 1241596. Sallie Featherstone, 68, b. Dec 1831, TN, father b. TN, mother b. NC, widowed, married 40 years, had 7 children 2 surviving, farmer;
    George, 30, b. Apr 1870, TN, father b. AL, mother b. TN, married 3 years, farmer;
    Ophelia, 24, b. Jun 1875, TN, father b. AL, mother b. TN, married 3 years, one child not surviving;
    Florence Hughes, 11, niece, b. Aug 1888, single, b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school.
  109. findagrave, #84467401. George Patrick Featherstone, 1870 - 1951, buried Oak Hill Cemetery; buried with wife Ophelia Scott Featherstone.
  110. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts: Myrtle Jones, daughter of SM and FT Scott, was born in Shelby Co, TN, July 31, 1884.
  111. findagrave, #14733859. Myrtle Scott Strong, July 31, 1884 - April 10, 1972; buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, TN with husband and daughter.
  112. Shelby County, TN Records, Book Y, p 93. 25 Oct 1904 E E Strong and W L Matlock post bond for the marriage of E E Strong and Miss Myrtle Scott; marriage performed 26 Oct 1904 by Edgar T Thorn, MG; returned 18 Nov 1904.
  113. Ancestry.com Trees, Photo of Myrtle and Edgar Strong. Caption: Myrtle and Edgar Strong; Description: marymueller308 source - ancestry.com; File: C:\Users\Lynne\Pictures\John A Roberts\Myrtle & Edgar Strong.jpg.
  114. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 41-2-26C #2449. 12 Sept 1918 - Edgar Earl Strong, Forest Hill, TN, age 43, b. 29 Apr 1875, white, native, Supt of County ???, employer County Commission; nearest relative Mrs. Myrtle Jones Strong (wife), Forest Hill, TN; tall, slender, brown eyes, black hair.
  115. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #277. Edgar Earl Strong, Bailey, TN - 65 yrs at current location; male white married, wife Myrtle Scott Strong, age 65y 0m 29d; died 28 May 1940 of congestive heart failure - also chronic myocarditis and coronary artery disease; farmer retired; born Shelby Co, TN; parents: J. L Strong, TN, Mollie DuVal, TN; Burial, 29 May 1941, Memorial Park, Shelby Co, TN.
  116. findagrave, #14733826. Edgar Earle Strong, b. 29 Apr 1875, d. 26 May 1940; Memphis, Shelby, TN; Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, TN.
  117. findagrave, #14733951. Ada Ophelia Strong, July 5, 1212 - April 12, 2003, buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, TN as are her parents.
  118. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts: Layton Everette, son of SM and FT Scott, was born in Selby Co, TN, April 28, 1887.
  119. Shelby County, TN Records, Book J01, p 72. Layton Everett Scott and H Graves post bond for marriage of Layton and Miss Mary Paine Ware 26 Nov 1912; marriage performed 26 Nov 1912 by J W Rowlett, MG.
  120. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. Fernando and Joan Scott had four children. Cora Eugenia, was born Sept 14, 1862, married James Burton Hughes, and died in Aug, 1939, with burial at Magnolia. .
  121. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts: Cora E., daughter of JL and FT Scott, was born in TN, Sept 14, 1862 in Fayette Co.
  122. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. Cora Eugenia, oldest daughter of Fernando and Joan Scott, married James Burton Hughes, born Dec 20, 1857, died in 1931, with burial at Magnolia. He was the son of James Hughes who married Ella Etta Baucum on June 12, 1854, Fayette Co., TN.
  123. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. The second child was Georgia L, born June 17, 1865 and died June 30, 1938.
  124. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 412. Bible Record of Schuyler Roberts: Georgia L, daughter of JL and FT Scott, was born in Shelby Co, TN, June 17, 1865.
  125. Russell, Collierville, Tennessee, p 373. The second child was Georgia L., born June 17, 1865, and died June 30, 1938. She was married Dec 8, 1897 to W H Nolley, born Feb 5 1841, and died April 1927. They were buried at Bethany Christian Church Cemetery, Shelby Co, TN.
  126. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1299724. J H Roberts, b. 21 June 1859, Shelby Co, TN, age 61, d. 2 Oct 1920, Neshoba, Shelby, TN.
    Widowed; parents: Quenton Roberts and Alace Walker, both b. Shelby Co, TN.
  127. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book, p 299. J H Roberts and P W Wright execute bond for $1250 for the marriage of J H Roberts and Miss Laura A Bailey.
  128. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, Civil Dist 3, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1762; Page 13A; ED: 58; Image: 886. John H Roberts, 60, can read and write, owns own farm, widowed, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Lutie, 24, daughter, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Nellie, 23, daughter, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Cora, 20, daughter, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Malinda, 17, daughter, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Haywood, 15, son, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Laurah, 13, daughter, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Maggie, 10, daughter, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  129. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 2345, p 142, dated 14 July 1948. J. H. Roberts died October 2, 1920 intestate. His first wife died in 1890 and his second wife died in 1916. J. H. Roberts left surviving him ten lawful children, namely, Nellie Roberts, Eunice Roberts Whitney, Ernest E. Roberts, Quinton Roberts, Arthur Lee Roberts, Haywood Roberts, Laura Roberts Fizer, Maggie Bell West, Malinda J. Huddleston and Cain Roberts, all of whom are living, are of legal age and under no disability, with the exception of Cain Roberts who died in April, 1928 leaving no children or descendants of any deceased children living.
  130. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book L, p 204. John Roberts m. Miss Hester Miller 20 July 1886 by M L Copeland, MG.
  131. Shelby County, TN Records, Deed Book 2345, p 142, dated 14 July 1948. J. H. Roberts died October 2, 1920 intestate. His first wife died in 1890 and his second wife died in 1916. .
  132. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 8B; ED: 0045; film 1241596. Howard Roberts, 40, b. 21 Jun 1859, married 7 years, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Laura, 28, wife, b. 14 Apr 1872married 7 years, 5 children 4 surviving, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Leroy, 6, son, b. 25 Sept 1893, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Quinton, 5, son, b. 10 May 1895, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Nellie, 3, daughter, b. 14 Feb 1897, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    No name, one mo, son, b. 20 Apl 1900, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Lunis Roberts, 12, son, b. 16 Dec 1887, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Earnest Roberts, 9, son, b. 10 Jun 1890, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  133. Shelby County, TN Records, Inst #2998 p 304, 305 Code WD 1/31/1949. Land inherited from father J H Roberts, originally conveyed by Quinton P Roberts, et Ux to J H Roberts, of record in Book 191, page 328, Shelby County, TN.
  134. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #5421. Ernest E Roberts, farmer, married, b. 10 June 1891, Shelby Co, TN, age 62, died 4 Dec 1953 of unknown cause on the way to John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, TN. Wife: Mattie Roberts, father: Howard Roberts. Residence: Rt 1 Box 94 Germantown, Shelby, TN;
    Burial: 7 Dec 1953, New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  135. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book p 299. J H Roberts m. Miss L A Bailey 29 Dec 1892 performed by W E Scott, Minister of the Gospel.
  136. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Germantown, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 1B; ED: 0074; Fhl Film 1375531. Howard Roberts, 50, married 17 years, b. TN, both parents b. TN,farmer owns own farm free and clear, can read and write;
    Laura, 35, married 17 years, had 9 children, 8 surviving, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Arther, 16, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN, works at farming;
    Quinton, 15, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN, works at farming;
    Nellie, 13, daughter, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN, does household work;
    Isreal, 10, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN, works at farming;
    Jone, 8, daughter, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mayard, 6, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Laura, 4, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Maybell, 2 mos, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  137. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #286. Laura Roberts, female, colored, married, b. 10 Apr 1872, age 44y 8m 2d, housewife, d. 12 Dec 1916, parents: Osbon and Malinda Dailey or Bailey; informant: J H Roberts
    Burial: 13 Dec 1916, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  138. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, #41-2-26A, #97. Arthur Roberts, 22, Memphis, TN, dob 25 Sept 1895, Germantown, TN; chauffeur for L W Wadlington, Memphis, TN; single - signed name; short, stout, brown eyes, black hair.
  139. Shelby County, TN Records, Inst #2345, p 138, 139 Code WD 1/31/1949. Land inherited from father J H Roberts, originally conveyed by Quinton P Roberts, et Ux to J H Roberts, of record in Book 191, page 328, Shelby County, TN

    Malinda J Huddleston who died in July 1953, leaving one son Van R Goodman, b. Aug 4, 1922, who is of age.

  140. US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Howard Roberts, male; spouse: Laura Bailey; child: Quenton Roberts.
  141. US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death file, 1850-2010. Quenton Roberts, b. 11 May 1895, d. 23 Sept 1972, SSN 411280033, ARMY, enlisted 29 Mar 1918, released 16 June 1919.
  142. US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, SSN 411280033. Quenton Roberts, 411280033, male, black, b. 11 May 1895 Germantown, TN, d. 23 Sept 1972, Father: Howard Roberts; mother: Laura Bailey; child: Quenton Roberts, .
  143. findagrave, #3168493. Quenton Roberts, Tennessee, Pvt Co A, 511 Engineers, World War I, May 11 1895, Sep 23 1972; Plot: D, 1969.
  144. Shelby County, TN Records, Book 2, p 150.
  145. Shelby County, TN Records, Inst #2345-142 Code WD 1/31/1949. Land inherited from father J H Roberts, originally conveyed by Quinton P Roberts, et Ux to J H Roberts, of record in Book 191, page 328, Shelby County, TN.
  146. US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 4111280033. Quenton Roberts, 411280033, male, black, b. 11 May 1895, Germantown, TN, d. 23 Sept 1972, parents: Howard Roberts, Laura Bailey.
  147. findagrave, #115924603. Nellie H Roberts, b. 14 Feb 1898; d. 21 May 1955;
    Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN
    Headstone: Precious Lord take my hand.
  148. Federal Census, 1940, Tennessee, 1940, Shelby, TN; Roll: T627_3935; Page: 1B; ED: 79-53. Nellie Roberts, 43, head, single, b. TN, teacher;
    Haywood Roberts, 36, bother, single, b. TN, no occupation;
    Maggie R West, 30, sister, married, no occupation;
    Louis West, Jr, 31, brother-in-law, married, b. TN, laborer, park commission;
    Bobby L West, 5, nephew, b. TN;
    Nelda Mae West, 3, niece, b. TN;
    Carl E West, 8 mos, nephew, b. TN.
  149. Shelby County, TN Records, Inst #2345-142 Code WD 1/31/1949. Land inherited from father J H Roberts, originally conveyed by Quinton P Roberts, et Ux to J H Roberts, of record in Book 191, page 328, Shelby County, TN for consideration of $350.
  150. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #55-211. Nellie Howard Roberts, b. 14 Feb 1901, single, age 54, residence: 4948 Clark Rd, Memphis, Shelby, TN; school teacher, McKinney School; father: Howard Roberts, mother: Laura Bailey, informant: Maggie West - same address.
    Burial 24 May 1955, New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  151. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Bd 2, Shelby, TN. Isarel Roberts, Rt 1, Neshoba, Shelby, TN; age 18; b. 20 Apr 1900, Negro, farmer, works for J H Roberts, Rt 1, Neshoba, Shelby, TN; tall slender brn eyes, black hair.
  152. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Reg State: TN; Reg County: Shelby; Roll: 1877692; Draft Bd 2. Serial #3924; Order #61; Israel Roberts, residence: Rt 1 Neshoba Shelby TN, age 18, DOB: 20 Apr 1900; negro; native born; farmer; employer: J H Roberts, Rt 1 Neshoba, Shelby, TN;
    Signed with a mark
    Tall; slender; black eyes; black hair
    Date of Reg 12 Sept 1918.
  153. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, #12701. Iseral(sic) Roberts, b. 24 Apr 1900, age 18 (sic), d. 29 April 1928; father: J H Roberts, Shelby; mother: Laura Bailey, Shelby. Informant: J H Roberts Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis.
    Burial: Germantown, Shelby, TN, 30 Apr 1928.
  154. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, #12701. Israel Roberts, b. Apr 1900, age 18 (sic), d. 29 April 1928; father: J H Roberts, Shelby; mother: Laura Bailey, Shelby. Informant: J H Roberts Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis.
    Burial: Germantown, Shelby, TN, 30 Apr 1928.
  155. Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955, Death Certificate 53-21680. Malinda Huddleston, age 51, b. 12 May 1902, father Howard Roberts, housewife, husband Robert Huddleston, residence 836 Polk St, Memphis, Shelby, TN, died 31 July 1953 of hepatic coma and cirhosis; burian 4 Aug 1953, New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, TN.
  156. Shelby County, TN Records, Inst #2345-142 Code WD 1/31/1949. Land inherited from father J H Roberts, originally conveyed by Quinton P Roberts, et Ux to J H Roberts, of record in Book 191, page 328, Shelby County, TN

    Malinda J Huddleston who died in July 1953, leaving one son Van R Goodman, b. Aug 4, 1922, who is of age.

  157. findagrave, #23998540. Haywood Roberts, b. 7 July 1904, d. 1 Dec 1996; buried West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, TN; plot: Section W, site 12658.
  158. US WWII Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, NARA - Record Group 64. Haywood Roberts, b. 1904, negro, b. TN, residence, Shelby Co, TN; enlisted 3 Sept 1942, Camp Forrest, TN, grade: private; education: grammar school, occupation: general farm; single with dependents; hgt 70", wt 145 lbs.
  159. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, 415-58-4314. Laura Fizer, Memphis, Shelby, TN, b. 28 July 1905, d. 28 Jun 1995.
  160. Shelby County, TN Records, Inst #2345, p 140, 141 Code WD 1/31/1949. Land inherited from father J H Roberts, originally conveyed by Quinton P Roberts, et Ux to J H Roberts, of record in Book 191, page 328, Shelby County, TN

    Malinda J Huddleston who died in July 1953, leaving one son Van R Goodman, b. Aug 4, 1922, who is of age.

  161. Shelby County, TN Records, Record of Births, 1909-10, p 180. Maggie Roberts, b. Jan 7, 10, female, colored, father Howard, farmer, mother Laura.
  162. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, 413-88-1242. Maggie West, Memphis, Shelby, TN, b. 7 Jan 1910, d. Mar 1982.
  163. findagrave, #115924240. Maggie Bell West, b. 7 Jan 1910, d. 8 Mar 1982; buried New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
  164. Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955, Film 1876891. Molly Tuggle, d. 16 Sept 1941, Shelby Co, TN, female married colored, age 75, b. abt 1865, TN; married to Haywood Tuggle; father: Quinton Roberts, TN; mother: Alice Walker, TN; residence: Germantown, Shelby, TN; buried Prospect Cemetery, Germantown, TN.
  165. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 18768891. Molly Tuggle [Molly Roberts], b. abt 1865, TN, age 75, d. 16 Sept 1940, Shelby County, TN.
    Burial 22 Sept 1940, Prospect Cemetery, Germantown, TN. Female, black, married, residenc: Germantown, Shelby, TN; occupation: housekeeper. Father: Quinton Roberts, TN; mother: Alice Walker, TN. Spouse's name: Haywood Tuggle.
  166. Shelby County, TN Records, #499 - Death Certificate. Molly Tuggle, age 75, married, housekeeper, d. 16 Sept 1940 of carcinoma of the stomach. Parents: Quinton Roberts, Alice Walker, both of TN.
    Burial: 22 Sept 1940, Prospect Cemetery, Germantown, TN
    Informant: Haywood Tuggle.
  167. Tennessee County marriages, 1790-1950, Film 001148808. Haywood Tuggle m. Mary Anne Tuggle(sic) 14 Mar 1894, Shelby Co, TN.
  168. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book K, p 111. Haywood Tuggle m. Miss Mollie J Roberts 14 Jan 1883 by W B Greer, MG.
  169. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 14B; ED: 0044; film 1241596. Haywood Tuggle, 40, b. Apr 1864, married 17 yrs, b. TN, father b. MD, mother b. VA, farmer;
    Mollie, 35, wife, b. Jan 1865, married 17 yrs, seven children all surviving, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Gertrude, 16, daughter, b. Dec 1884, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Ethel, 14, daughter, b. May 1886, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Annie, 12, daughter, b. May 1888, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Irene, 9, daughter, b. May 1890, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Emma, 6, daughter, b. May 1894, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Haywood, 5, son, b. May 1895, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Dewey, 2, son, b. May 1898, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  170. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Civil Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 3B; ED:P 0317; film 1375531. Haywood Tuggle, 50, head, married 27 yrs, b. TN, father b. MD, mother b. VA, farmer, general farm - owns own farm;
    Mollie, 45, wife, married 27 yrs, had 9 children all surviving, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Ethel, 24, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN, public school teacher;
    Annie, 19, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school, farm labor on home farm;
    Emma, 17, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school, farm labor on home farm;
    Haywood, 14, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school, farm labor on home farm;
    Davey, 11, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school, farm labor on home farm;
    Marcus, 7, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Everett Upton, 4, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  171. Shelby County, TN Records, #709 - Death Certificate. Haywood Tuggle, b. 13 Apr 1875, TN, d. 4 Oct 1947, Shelby Co, TN. Cause of death: malnutrition, senility. Male, age 72y 5m 21d, widowed, colored, farmer. Father: Charles Tuggle; mother: Louisa Miller, both born in Virginia. Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN; date of burial 8 Oct 1947. Informant: Ethel Rogers.
  172. Federal Census, 1880, Tennessee, 1880, Dist 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1278; Film 1255278. Charles Tuggle, 50, married, farmer, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Louisa, 51, married, keeping house, b. VA, both parents b. VA;
    Townsend, 22, son, single, farm labor, b. TN, father b. MD, mother b. VA;
    Haywood, 19, son, single, farm labor, b. TN, father b. MD, mother b. VA;
    Sofa, 14, daughter, single, farm labor, b. TN, father b. MD, mother b. VA;
    Ada, 12, daughter, single, farm labor, b. TN, father b. MD, mother b. VA;.
  173. Shelby County, TN Records, Book K, p 111. H Tuggle and Chas Tuggle posted bond in the amount of $1250 for the marriage of Haywood Tuggle and Mollie J Roberts 2 Jan 1883.
  174. Shelby County, TN Records, #709. Haywood Tuggle, b. 13 Apr 1875, TN, d. 4 Oct 1947, Shelby Co, TN. Cause of death: malnutrition, senility. Male, age 72y 5m 21d, widowed, colored, farmer. Father: Charles Tuggle; mother: Louisa Miller, both born in Virginia. Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN; date of burial 8 Oct 1947. Informant: Ethel Rogers.
  175. Shelby County, TN Records, #220 Death Certificate. Lula R Hawkens, b. 9 May 1871, Shelby Co, TN; d. 5 May 1914, age 42y 11m 25d, housekeeper, married. Parents: Quinton Roberts, Shelby Co, Alace Walker, Shelby Co.
    Burial: 6 May 1914, Germantown, TN. Informant: Eunice Roberts.
  176. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Records, Book Q, p 393. Harry Hawkins and Lula May Roberts were married 9 Jan 1895 by T J Seavey, MG.
  177. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Civil Dist 1, Hamilton, TN; Roll: T624_1502; PageA: 27B; ED: 0074; Film 1375515. Albert H Hawkins, 38, head, married twice, married now 1 yr, b. TN, father b. Al mother b. unk, baker of bread;
    Lula, 38, married twice, married now 1 yr, had 4 children, none surviving, b. TN, father b. VA, mother b. TN.
  178. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Records, Book Q, p 393. Harry Hawkins and M. Strickland posted bond for $1,250 for the marriage of Harry Hawkins and Miss Lula May Roberts, 7 Jan 1895.
  179. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 6B; Film 1241596. Hawkens, Loula, 31, b. May 1869, TN, married 5 years, had one child surviving, parents b. TN; cannot read or write; washerwoman.
  180. Federal Census, 1900, Arkansas, 1900, Scoot, Mississippi, AR; Roll: 68; Page: 16B; ED: 0060; Film 1240068. Joseph W Duncan, 33, farmer
    Susie Duncan, 32,
    Joe B Duncan, 12,
    Mary E Duncan, 10,
    Maud Duncan, 6,
    Walter L Roberts, 28, single, b. June 1871, TN, both parents b. TN, farm labor.
  181. US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, #430167579. Life Claim: b. 7 Jun 1871, Germantown, TN; claim date: 19 Aug 1943.
  182. US, Social Security Documents, Social Security Application - 430-16-7579. Walter (nmi) Roberts, place of work: Wilson, Arkansas, Lee Wilson & Co; parents: Quenton Roberts and Alice Walters, male, negro; dob: 7 June 1871, Germantown, Tenn.
  183. Shelby County, TN Records, Book O, p 35. Walter Roberts and G K Strickland posted bond in the amount of $1200 for the marriage of Walter Roberts and Miss Burney Washington - colored.
  184. Shelby County, TN Records, Book O, page 35. Walter Roberts married Burney Washington, 14 Aug 1890, Shelby Co, TN, by A G Kimbrough.
  185. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Bond/License. Robt Patton and T Tuggle sureties for bond of $1250 for marriage of Robt Patton and Miss Mattie Roberts. 16 Dec 1907
    Date of Marriage: 19 Dec 1897, by Isaac Cotton Munster; returned 10 Feb 1898.
  186. Shelby County, TN Records, Tennessee Marriage Records . Robert Patton m. Mattie Roberts 19 Dec, 1897, by Isaac Cotton Munster, Shelby Co, TN.
  187. Federal Census, 1930, Washington, 1930, Pasco, Franklin, WA; Roll: 2486; PageA: 1B; Film 2342220. John Turner, 57, head, married, age 49 when first married, b. TN, both parents b. MI, janitor on railroad,
    Mattie, 52, wife, married, age 23 when first married, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  188. City Directory, 1938, Spokane, WA. Mattie Turner, female, 1938, S518 Greene, Spokane, WA, spouse: John H Turner.
  189. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, Civil District 3, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1762; Page: 13A; ED: 58; Image: 886. Gisella, 34, head, widowed, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Walter, 16, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN, no profession or occupation;
    Calvin, 13, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    John, 11, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Fannie, 10, daughter, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    George, 8, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  190. Federal Census, 1930, Tennessee, 1930, Dist 2, Shelby, TN; Roll: 2272; Page: 3A, ED: 0167; Image: 510.0; Film 2342006. Gazella Glover, 49, head, widowed, 21 age when first married, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Fannie Humphreys, 20, daughter, single, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN, no profession;
    John Humphreys, 21, son, single, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN, no profession;
    George Humphreys, 18, son, single, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN, no profession;
    Hazel Glover, 7, daughter, attending school, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Charlene Hawkins, 5, adopted, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Carrie Hawkins, 3, adopted, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  191. Federal Census, 1940, Tennessee, 1940, Shelby, TN; Roll: T627_3935; Page: 1B; ED: 79-53. Gazella Glover, 59, resided same place in 1935, highest grade was 6th, farmer, farm laborer;
    George H, 28, son, highest grade was 2nd, same place, farm laborer;
    Hazel, 16, daughter, same place, highest grade was 10th, attending school, b. TN;
    Charlene Hawkins, 15, niece, resided in Memphis in 1935, highest grade was 7th, attending school, b. TN;
    Carrie Ann Hawkins, 13, niece, resided in Memphis in 1935, highest grade was 6th, attending school, b. TN.
  192. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate - #5714. Gazella Glover, d. 28 Oct 1964, female, widowed, b. 6 June 1880, 84 yrs at death; parents: Quinton Roberts, Alice Walker; informant: Walter Humphreys, 587 Lipford St, Memphis, TN
    Burial New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  193. findagrave, #115525220. Gazella R Humphreys, b. 6 Jun 1880, d. 28 Oct 1964; New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
  194. Shelby County, TN Records, p 305. Isaiah Glover and Geo Day sureties for bond of $1250 for marriage of Isaiah and Gazella Humphery; dated 22 Nov 1918
    Marriage: 23 Nov 1918 by James McCauley; returned 25 Nov 1918.
  195. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate. Isiah Glover, residence - rear 729 Vance Ave - urban. Male, colored, divorced, janitor. Birthplace: unknown; father: Dan Glover mother: Alma Glover; informant: Dan Glover.
    Burial: 8 July 1939, Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
  196. Illinois State Records, Death Certificate #47632. Hazel Virginia Powe, b. 19 Aug 1923, d. 29 Dec 1957, age 34; parents: Sim Humphrey, Gazelle Robinson(sic); cause of death: uremia, chronic nephritis and hypertension; husband: Ras Powe
    Burial: local cemetery, Memphis, TN, 5 Jan 1958.
  197. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Germantown, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 1A; ED: 0075; Film 1375531. Sim Humphries, 36, married for 8 yrs, can read and write, b. MI, both parents b. MI, farmer, owns own farm;
    Gazella, 29, married for 8 yrs, had 5 children all surviving, can read and write, b. TN both parents b. TN;
    Walter, 6, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN, works on farm;
    Joeallace, 4, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Bell, 3, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Sim Humphries, Jr, 2, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Fanniemay, 4 mos, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;.
  198. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1299645. Sim Humphreys, b. abt 1874, MI, d. 26 Mar 1915, near Collierville, Shelby, TN, age 41, farmer.
    Burial St James Cemetery, 27 Mar 1915
    Parents: Pri??s Humphreys, Jo?? Anna Humphreys.
  199. Federal Census, 1880, Mississippi, 1880, Hudsonville, Marshall, MI; Roll: 657; Film 1254657. Prymes Humphreys, 23,
    Joana, 22,
    Azlee, 4,
    Simiel, 5,
    Dudley, 3,
    Lonnie, 9 mo
    Harriett Humphreys, 44,
    Marshall, 20,
    Margarett, 25,
    Tilla, 19, .
  200. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Germantown, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1518; Page: 1A; ED: 0075; Film 1375531. Sim Humphries, 36, married for 8 yrs, can read and write, b. MI, both parents b. MI, farmer, owns own farm;
    Gazella, 29, married for 8 yrs, had 5 children all surviving, can read and write, b. TN both parents b. TN;
    Walter, 6, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN, works on farm;
    Joeallace, 4, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Bell, 3, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Sim Humphries, Jr, 4 mos, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN.
  201. findagrave, #115691026. George R Humphreys, b. 23 Feb 1912, d. 3 Oct 1995, Tennessee, USA
    Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  202. Tennessee Enumeration of Males, 1891, #230. #230 Preston V Roberts, age 22, colored.
  203. Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891. Preston V Roberts, age 22; born abt 1869.
  204. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, Memphis Ward 1, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1763; Page 6A; ED 72; Image 48. Preston Roberts, head, 56, b. TN, widowed, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO, Expressman for Transfer company.
  205. Tri-State Defender, 5 June 2002; article written by Arthur L. Webb. Preston, the oldest son, married Mahalia Petitt, and the two became the parents of six children. The children were: Preston, Jr., who married Nora Duncan; John William, who married Mary Fields; Schuyler Hayes II, who married Lucy Ann Walker, Andrew Jackson who married Clemie Cravey; Henry T... (rest of article missing).
  206. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage License/bond/marriage. Preston Roberts, Jr & C McLemond? sureties for $1250 bond 18 Sept 1909
    Marriage: Preston Roberts, Jr and Anna Turner married 18 Sept 1909 by W A Taylor, JP.
  207. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book O, p 197. A J Roberts m. Miss Clemie Cravey 31 Dec 1890 by Thos Maclin, MG, in Shelby Co, TN
    Bond sureties: A J Roberts and Press Roberts, Jr.
  208. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate - 343. Hugh Virgil Roberts, b. 28 Sept 1892, Mississippi, d. 11 Jan 1962, Memphis, Shelby, TN; father: Andrew Jackson Roberts; wife Leonie Roberts, also informant - 1578 Dianna Cir W;
    laborer; SSN 412-03-1568; buried New Park Cemetery, Memphis, TN, 20 Jan 1962.
  209. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Memphis Ward 1, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1519; Page: 1A; ED: 0099; Film 1375532. Thornton, Reed, 33, head, married 5 years, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Ellen, 30, wife, married 5 years, had 2 children both surviving, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Louise, 3, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edwin, 10 mos, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Hugh Roberts, 17, nephew, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. AR;
    Ollie Roberts, 7, niece, b. TN, father b. TN; mother b. AR.
  210. findagrave, #115793351. John Will Roberts, b. 7 Dec 1872; d. 19 Oct 1938; spouse Mary Ann Roberts (1873-1938)
    Such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
  211. Shelby County, TN Records, p 64. JW Roberts and Preston Roberts posted bond of $1,250 for the marriage of JW Roberts and Mary Fields.
  212. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #3563. John W Roberts, b. 7 Dec 1873, d. 19 Oct 1938 of acute mitral stenosis. Widowed, laborer, age 64, 64y 10m 12d. Parents: Preston Roberts, TN and Mahila Scott, MO.
    Burial 22 Oct 1938, Germantown, TN; informant: Miss Edna Roberts.
  213. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Dist 10, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 24; ED: 0042; Film 1241596. William Roberts, 27, b. Dec 1872, married 3 years, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. MO;
    Mary, 24, b. Mar 1876, married 3 years, 2 children 1 surviving, b. TN, both parents b. MS;
    William, 1, b. June 1898, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  214. Shelby County, TN Records, Book S, p 64. J W Roberts and Mary Fields married Shelby Co, TN on 4 Apr 1897 by Lucius Pool, MG.
  215. Federal Census, 1910, Tennessee, 1910, Memphis Ward 11, Shelby, TN; Roll: T624_1520; page: 98; ED: 0184; Film 1375533. William Roberts, 37, married 13 years, b. TN, both parents b. TN, driver for hardware store;
    Mary, 31, married 13 years, had 7 children, 6 surviving, b. TN, father b. MI, mother b. TN;
    Willie D, 11, son, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Leslie, 8, son, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Blanch M, 6, daughter, attending school, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Thomas, 4, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edna, 2, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary, 8 mos, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  216. Federal Census, 1920, Tennessee, 1920, Memphis Ward 32, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1765; Page: 10B; ED: 220. Will Roberts, 47, rents, married, can read and write, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b.MS, chauffeur for private family;
    Mary, 46, wife, married, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Leslie, 18, son, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Blanch, 16, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Thomas, 14, son, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Edna, 12, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Mary, 10, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Bernice, 8, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN;
    Myrtle, 7, daughter, single, attending school, can read and write, b. TN, both parents b. TN.
  217. findagrave, #115793406. Mary Ann Roberts, b. 16 Mar 1873; d. 12 Jul 1938; spouse: John Will Roberts; burial New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  218. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed birth record #D287190. Edna Mae Roberts, b. 19 Mar 1907, Memphis, Shelby, TN; parents: John Will and Mary Ann (Fields) Roberts; mother Mary Ann Fields b. Collierville, TN.
  219. findagrave, #115793312. Will D Roberts, b. 28 Jun 1898, d. 24 Jun 1965; Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  220. Shelby County, TN Records, Delayed Certificate of Birth D-534736. Will Dewey Roberts b. June 28, 1898, Shelby (rural), colored, male; parents: John Will Roberts, b. TN and Mary Fields, b TN; address 678 Jeanette, Memphis, TN; proof of birth -
    Social Security Acct #408 12 0743, recd 21 Jan 1937; death cert for Myrtle Roberts, sister d. 1 June 1942, Memphis filed 8 Aug 1942
    .
  221. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 2499 - City of Memphis, Local Board Div #2. Will Dewey Roberts, 816 E Haskell Pl, Memphis, Shelby, TN, age 20, b. 28 June 1898, negro, occupation: truck driver for Farrell Calhoun Co, Memphis; nearest relative: Mary Roberts, 816 Huskell, Memphis, Shelby, TN; Med hgt, med build, brown eyes, black hair.
  222. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate #3161. Will Roberts, d. 24 June 1965, b. 28 June 1898, age 66 - died John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, TN; cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease
    parents: John Roberts and Mary Ann Fields; wife: Mary A. Roberts - residence 678 Jennette; burial 27 June 1965, New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, TN.
  223. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Walter Leslie Roberts. b. 20 June 1901, Shelby Co, TN, colored, male; parents: John Will Roberts and Mary Fields, both of Shelby Co, TN; residence: 812 David, Memphis 14, TN, age: 41 3/12 yrs on 9 Dec 1960.
    .
  224. US, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 41-2-19C. Walter Leslie Roberts, 816 Huskell, Memphis, Shelby, TN; age 18, b. 20 June 1900, negro, occupation: driver, News Scimitar, Madison & 3rd St, Memphis, Shelby, TN
    Nearest relative: Mary Roberts, 816 E Huskell, Memphis, Shelby, TN;
    Med hgt, med build, black hair, black eyes.
  225. Federal Census, 1940, Tennessee, 1940, Memphis, Shelby, TN; Roll: T627_3962; Page: 10A; ED 98-79. Walter Leslie Robert, 38, head, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, completed high school, porter for publishing company;
    Edna Mae, 31, sister, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, grade school teacher, completed high school;
    Susie Bernice, 29, sister, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, grade school teacher, completed college;
    Ida Myrtle, 27, sister, single, b. TN, resided same place in 1935, grade school teacher, completed college.
  226. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Walter Leslie Roberts. b. 20 June 1901, Shelby Co, TN, colored, male; parents: John Will Roberts and Mary Fields, both of Shelby Co, TN; residence: 812 David, Memphis 14, TN, age: 41 3/12 yrs on 9 Dec 1960.
    Photocopy of Honorable Discharge US Army /s/ Lt. Col. H. S. Graham - Discharged 27 Mar 1943
    Enlisted Oct 14, 1942
    .
  227. US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Section H, Site 855. Walter Leslie Roberts, S/Sgt US Army, WW II; b. 20 Jun 1901, d. 24 May 1970, service start date: 28 Oct 1942, interment date: 27 May 1970.
  228. Cook County, IL, Deaths, 1878-1994, #624878; film 007595431.
  229. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate - 2584. Thomas Roberts, 643 Provine, Germantown, male, colored, single, age 29, chauffeur; d. 28 June 1936, 11:30 PM, killed by pistol shot - hit near spine, bullet came out in front near heart - homicide - weapon - pistol. Father, William Roberts; mother, Mary Roberts, informant: William Roberts, 643 Provine, Germantown, TN.
  230. Tennessee Vital Records, Delayed birth record #D287190. Edna Mae Roberts, b. 19 Mar 1907, Memphis, Shelby, TN; parents: John Will and Mary Ann (Fields) Roberts.
  231. California Death Index, 1940 - 1997. Edna Mae Phillips (Edna Mae Roberts) female, b. 19 Mar 1910, TN, d. 7 Oct 1955, Los Angeles; mother's maiden name: Fields, father's surname: Roberts.
  232. findagrave, #115793449. Edna M Roberts, b. 1907, d. 1955
    Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  233. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, SSN 408-74=2468. Mary R Cole, b. 20 Sept 1909, d. 30 Jul 1991, last residence: 38126 Memphis, Shelby, TN.
  234. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, #408-74-3761. Bernice McClellan, b. 30 Apr 1911, d. July 1976; last residence 38126 Memphis, TN.
  235. findagrave, #115793437. Myrtle Roberts, b. 15 Dec 1912, Memphis, Shelby, TN; d. 1 June 1942, Memphis, Shelby, TN. Headstone: Requiescal In Pace.
  236. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Film 1876913. Myrtle Roberts, b. 15 Dec 1912, Memphis, TN, age 29, d. 1 June 1942, Memphis, TN
    Burial: New Bethel Cemetery, Germantown, TN, female, colored, single; residence 643 Provine St, occupation teacher; father: JW Roberts, b. Germantown, TN; mother: Mary Fields, Collinville, TN.
  237. Shelby County, TN Records, Book U, p 327. S H Roberts alone posted by for marriage to Lucy A Walker - no other surety listed.
  238. Shelby County, TN Records, Book U, p 327. S H Roberts married Lucy A Walker 19 July 1900 by A J Sanderlin, MG.
  239. Tri-State Defender, Article written by Arthur L. Webb, 12 June 2002. The three "mixed-race" sons of Schuylar Hayes Roberts (Quinton, Preston and Jack) saw some of their descendants eventually become residents of the city of Memphis. Several, however, remained in Shelby County outside the city and became prominent landowners and contributors to the overall community.
  240. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, Dis 48003, File 278 . Ellen Reed, b. 30 June 1879, d. 20 Nov 1917, Germantown, Shelby, TN, age 38y 4m 20d. Cause of death: Cholelithiasis, contributory cause, acute infectious cholecystitis, B. Shelby Co, TN, father: Preston Roberts, mother: Mahally Nevill, both b. Shelby Co, TN Informant: Hugh Roberts, Germantown, Shelby,
    Burial: Germantown Tenn, 21 Nov 1917.
  241. Federal Census, 1820, Tennessee, 1920, Civil Dist 3, Shelby, TN; Roll: T625_1762; Page: 9B; ED: 59; Image: 909. Thornton Reed, 35, head, widowed, b. TN, both parents b. TN, farmer;
    Emma, 13, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN, not attending school;
    Edwin, 11, son, b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school;
    Arthur, 8, son b. TN, both parents b. TN, attending school;
    Millie, 6, daughter, b. TN, both parents b. TN, not attending school.
  242. findagrave, #115793519. Edwin T Reed, b. 4 Jul 1910, d. 9 Nov 1966; Burial: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby, TN.
  243. findagrave, #115793519. Edwin T Reed, b. 4 Jul 1910, d. 9 Nov 1966
    New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
  244. Shelby County, TN Records, Marriage Book S, p 354. Robt Patton m. Miss Mattie Roberts, 19 Dec 1897, Shelby Co, TN, by Isaac Cotton, Minister. Bond surety T Tuggle.
  245. Federal Census, 1900, Tennessee, 1900, Civil Dist 4, Shelby, TN; Roll: 1596; Page: 9B; Film 12418596. Robert Patton, 44, married for 3 years, b. AL, farmer;
    Martha, 30, wife, married for 3 years, b. unk date, TN, father b. TN, mother b. unknown;
    Ethel Norfleet, 12, step daughter, b. May 1888, TN, father b. unk, mother b. TN;
    Lida Norfleet, 8, step daughter, b. May 1892, TN, father b. unk, mother b. TN;
    Sallie Baker, 4, boarder, unk birth date, b. TN.
  246. Shelby County, TN Records, Book W, p 566. John Roberts and Houston Casey posted $1,250 bond for the marriage of John Roberts and Martha Garrett.
  247. Shelby County, TN Records, Book W, p 566. John Roberts and Houston Casey posted $1,250 bond for the marriage of John Roberts and Martha Garrett
    Marriage performed 6 July 1903 by R W Pryon, JP.
  248. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, #3851. Martha Roberts, b. 16 May 1876, d. 2 Aug 1961 of natural causes/heart attack.
    Married to John W. Roberts; parents Anthony and Henrietta Garrett; burial 9 Aug 1961, Hollywood Cemetery, Germantown, TN.
  249. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, #3851. Martha Roberts, b. 16 May 1876, d. 2 Aug 1961 of natural causes/heart attack.
    Married to John W. Roberts; parents Anthony and Henrietta Garrett; burial 9 Aug 1961, Hollywood Cemetery, Germantown, TN
    Informant: John Roberts, 3137 W Ky., Louisville, Ky.
  250. Shelby County, TN Records, Death Certificate, #3851. Martha Roberts, b. 16 May 1876, d. 2 Aug 1961 of natural causes/heart attack.
    Married to John W. Roberts; parents Anthony and Henrietta Garrett; burial 9 Aug 1961, Hollywood Cemetery, Germantown, TN
    Informant: John Roberts, 3137 W Ky. Louisville, Ky.