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James Riley Roberts

I-3-5d-1 James Riley "Rile" (Swiney) ROBERTS b 1838, Ky, (prob. Floyd Co per

mrg) d 1912 Panther Cr, McD. Co, WV. Parentage in question. Thought to be

illeg. s/o James ROBERTS, Jr. & Tabitha SWINEY. Was reared by Jesse ROBERTS

s/o Cornelius (I-3-1). Used the name of SWINEY in 1850, Dan'l ROBERTS of

Pike Co, grandson of James, Jr. said that his father, Dan'l, had told him

that Rile was a half brother to him. Riley gave parents, "James & Tabitha"

on mrg. license. The Riley ROBERTS descendants say they aren't really ROB

ERTS, but Riley was reared by a Roberts. Rile lived close to Owen Roberts

in Floyd Co, Ky prior to the civil war. Then after the civil war they lived

near each other in McDowell Co, WV. Riley is buried in "Rile" cemetery at

Panther Forest swimming pool.

Riley was thought, by some, to be a witch, would witch things he bor

rowed. Gracie's grandmother would hide scissors & use razor blade when Rile

came because he might borrow the scissors and witch them.

md 1) 18 Sep 1859, Floyd Co, Matilda "Tilda" CAUDILL, md 2) Nellie

RUNYON, md last Rittie ROBERTS, d/o of Gordon & Ritty BAILEY (1888 McDow),

widow of Harvey ROBERTS (I-3-1-12)

Matilda CAUDILL d/o Jessee CAUDILL and Eleanor "Nelly" EASTEP (or

Estep). Jesse s/o Stephen & Sarah YONTS CAUDILL, s/o Mathew & Sarah WEBB

CAUDILL (Not to be confused with Jesse who md Polly BACK who was s/o James

and 2nd wife, Sarah ADAMS CAUDILL, James s/o Stephen)

Eleanor EASTEP was d/o Joel EASTEP. Joel md 2nd Rebecca HALL, 18 June

1831, PCK. Joel s/o Shadrack Estep, Sr, b 10 Oct 1745, St. Margarets Parish,

MD, & Elizabeth LANE

Matilda CAUDILL b c1844 Floyd Co, Ky d 1888, McDow, WV.

Rile is on 1850 Wyo Co Va census in house of Jesse ROBERTS, s/o

Cornelius, s/o James, Sr. as Riley SWINEY (age 12). Riley gave his parents

as "James & Tabitha" on a marriage license. Older members of family in Pike

Co. Ky said that Riley was an illegitimate son of James ROBERTS, Jr, who had

many illegitimate children.

Children:

1. Eleander "Nelly" ROBERTS b c1860 Floyd, Ky md 16 Apr 1877 (1-106

McDow) to Ode ROBERTS b McDow 1856, known as "Big Headed Ode" s/o Joseph

ROBERTS (I-3-1-4) ch on 1880: Matilda b 1879

2. Daniel ROBERTS b c1862, FCK, md 1) Sarah ___ 2) 12 Mar 1901 Louisa

"Vicie" BLANKENSHIP. b 1880 d/o Henry & Nancy

3. Kennis F. ROBERTS b c1864 Kanawha, WV, md 3 Apr 1883 McDow. to Lettie

BAILEY (d/o Jackson & Mindy (Arminta JUSTICE d/o Joab) BAILEY, Halsey

Bailey's sister)

4. Ursula ROBERTS, b 1867, Floyd Co Ky md 19 May 1882, McDow. to James

H. BAILEY, b 1862 s/o Gordon & Pricey (Chas. & Agnes, by Jos. Adkins. this

must be an error when copying from recrods?)

*5. James Wesley ROBERTS b c 1869, Floyd, Ky md 10 Nov 1887, McDow. to

Delila BAILEY b 1871 d 26 Feb 1906 d/o Jackson & "Widda" Arminda (Justice)

BAILEY

6. William M. "Bill" ROBERTS b c1871, FCK, d 1960, buried Black Chapel

Cem., moved to Webster Co, 1892, md Sytha (or Agatha) JUSTICE 1868--1937 d/o

James R. & Elizabeth

7. John "Rev. Johnnie" ROBERTS b June 1874 on Left Beaver, FCK, md Mary

BLANKENSHIP, Webster Co, WV. (in h/h of Ode 1880 McD.)

8. Preston ROBERTS, b c1875 WV md 19 Mar 1896 Buch. Co Va to Nancy

BLANKENSHIP (?Pricie) d/o Alfred (in h/h of Ode 1880 McD.)

9. Cornelius "Neil" Jackson ROBERTS, Jr. b 1879 WV always walked with

cane and called, "Crippled Neil", Baptist Preacher, b 14 July 1880 WV, d 13

June 1959 md 7 Apr 1898 to Nancy BAILEY, d/o Archibald & Rachel; sis to Adam

BAILEY. md by Wm. R. ESTEP, Archibald s/o Tazy BAILEY (& probably Owen ROB

ERTS I-3-1-3c-S1)

10. Noah ROBERTS b 1885 md 19 May 1902 Kate MEADOWS b 1883 d/o Lewis &

Rhoda Eva ____

11. Enos ROBERTS b 1883 md 11 Feb 1901 McD. Mary HELMADOLLOR d/o James

12. Alcy Elsie ROBERTS b 1881 d/o Riley & Ritty md 1) 13 Jun 1898 McD.

James W. ROBERTS b 1879 s/o Odey, m 2) 11 Mar 1907 Harvey BLANKENSHIP b 1884

s/o Alfred & Becky, ? 3) Estel Melbert BLANKENSHIP s/o Enos & Dorcas (Ken

nedy) BLANKENSHIP (see I-3-1-12-5-2 Harvey ROBERTS) Estel ran off with Lola

SHOEMAKE who had been wf of Oscar ROBERTS (poss s/o Alvis s/o Miles ROBERTS

I-3-1-3-8-8-12). When Elsie was little girl a bro. to Noah COLLINS murdered

her father after church one day. She tried to stop her father's hemmorage.

She didn't speak until she was 12 yrs old.

13. Marinda ROBERTS b 1889 d/o Riley m 18 Dec 1895 Noah HURLEY b 1867

s/o Jonathan & Alafair HURLEY

1850 Wyo Co Va

Jessie ROBERTS s/o Cornelius s/o James, Sr

Hannah (Stanley) d/o Joseph

Riley SWINEY Age 12 (b 1838)

1860 Floyd Co, Ky,

#457 Riley ROBERTS 24 Laborer

Matilda (CAUDILL)16 Seamstress d/o Jesse

#459 is Owen "Ode" ROBERTS

#456 is Jessee Caudill

1870 Floyd Co, Ky

Riley Robards 32

Matilda (Caudill) 26

Eleander 10

Daniel 8

Kenis F. 6 b Kanawha Co

Ursula 3

James W. 1

1880 McDow Co, WV, Sandy River

#87 Riley Roberts 42 Ky Unk Ky

Matilda (Caudill)39 " " "

Daniel 18 Ky Ky Ky

Keenis 15 WV

Usley 14 Ky

James W. 12

William 9

John 7

Preston 5 WV 1875

Neil, Jr 11/12 WV

P 104 Ref. Bk of Wyo Co History, Roster of Co. I, 7th WV 30 Dec 1864,

Roberts, Riley, Private, age 24

Black Chapel Cem, Camden on Gauley, Webster Co, WV Tombstones

ROBERTS Wm. M. Sytha

1871-1960 1868-1937

I-3-5d-1-1 Ellender "Nellie ROBERTS m Ode ROBERTS I-3-1-4

Ch: 1880 McD. Census

1. Matilda b 1879

I-3-5d-1-2 Daniel ROBERTS b 1862 Ky m 1) Sarah ___ 2) 12 Mar 1901 Louisa

BLANKENSHIP b 1880 d/o Henry & Nancy (Henry md 1) Lotty CLINE)

Children by Sarah:

1. Mary ROBERTS b 1882 md John B. LOCKHARD b 1873 s/o L. D. & Leety

2. Nellie ROBERTS b 1890 m Frank OYLER b 1887 Monroe Co s/o Charles &

Eliz.; Frank bro. to Etta (I-3-1-3c-14

3. Nancy ROBERTS b 1893 m 16 Aug 1910 James BAILEY, Jr. b 1891 s/o

Crockett & Jeanetty

I-3-5d-1-3 Kennis F. ROBERTS b 20 Jul 1864, Kanawha Co d 13 Aug 1933 m 3 Apr

1883, McD. to Lettie/Leeta BAILEY b 6 Oct 1864/7 d/o Jackson & Arminda/Mindy

(Justice)

Children:

1. Melvin ROBERTS b 1887 McD. m 5 Jun 1907 Victoria BAILEY b 1888 d/o

Eli & Nancy J.

2. Martha ROBERTS b b 5 Jun 1891 d 24 Mar 1959 McD. m 5 Jun 1907 Harmon

LOCKHART b 1887 s/o Michael & Alcy s/o Wm. & Lucy LOCKHART

3. Lydia ROBERTS b 16 Oct 188 d 13 Apr 1930 1890 McD. m 7 Nov 1907

James R. STACY b 15 Oct 1771 d 21 Hyb 1836 s/o Harrison & Nancy

4. Margaret ROBERTS b 1884 m 19 Nov 1900 Eli BAILEY b 1877 s/o Simon P.m

& Tazzy

5. Wilson ROBERTS b 1894 m 5 Jan 1914 Louisa BAILEY b 1897 d/o W.M. &

Tazy. Had store at mouth of Trap Fk, Panther Cr.

(Corre: Lonnie VANCE, Lonnie 1205, lives Ft. Worth, TX)

unknown cem.: Bud ROBERTS b 9 Feb 1911 d 25 Jul 1932

Agnus/Agnes ROBERTS no dates

George W. ROBERTS b 22 Feb 1921 d 18 Mar 1950 WV Pvt 88 Med Disp Avn WW@

Spicey ROBERTS b 19 Feb 1885 d 28 Sep 1961 m Alvis BLANKENSHIP b 15 Feb

1876

Cosby STACY b 10 Sep 1878 d 7 Feb 1971 m Francis B. STACY b 15 Jun 1890

d 30 Mar 1959; Cosby d/o A. J. STACY & Sarah

Edward STACY b 22 Sep 1880 d 7 Jul 1955

Eva STACY b 1892 d 1988

I-3-5d-1-3-1 Melvin ROBERTS & Victoria BAILEY d/o Eli & Nancy J.

Only known child:

1. Octavia ROBERTS b 1909 Panther d 1 Oct 1980 Annapolis MD, auto acci

dent. md Muncy DUTY

Children of Octavia:

1-1. Muncy DUTY, Jr. of Joppa, MD

1-2. Franklin DUTY of Joppa, MD

1-3. Helen DUTY md Estel PETERS of Iaeger

1-4. Shirly DUTY md Robert GILLEY of Churchville, MD

1-5. Beulah DUTY md Claude RASH of Greenville, SC

1-6. Lois DUTY md James STORM of Monroe, TN

1-7. Virgie DUTY md Ronald LAYTON of OK

1-8. Brenda DUTY md David KRUINS of Waterloo, IA

I-3-5d-1-5 James Wesley ROBERTS b c1869, FCK, s/o James Riley md 26 Nov 1887

McDow Co, WV to Delilah "Lila" BAILEY b 1871, Panther Cr, McDow, d/o Jackson

& Arminda (Justice) Bailey, md 2nd Claude BLANKENSHIP, d 26 Feb 1906.

Arminda Justice d/o Joab Justice md 1) Mary WOLFORD, 2) 1846 PCK Sarah

CLINE, she 1st md to David CHARLES in 1823

Children:

1. Leety Jane ROBERTS b 12 Dec 1888, Panther Cr, McDow, WV d 11 Dec

1975, md 7 Apr 1915 to James Harvey LEE

2. Judy ROBERTS

Children by 2nd husband of Delilah, Claude BLANKENSHIP:

A. Wayne Monroe BLANKENSHIP

B. Thomas Chatman BLANKENSHIP

I-3-5d-1-5-1 Leety Jane ROBERTS b 12 Dec 1888, Panther Cr, Trap Fk, WV, d

11 Dec 1975, Baisden, McDow. WV Man Hosp., brd Hollywood Cem. Gilbert WV,

d/o James Wesley; md 7 Apr 1915 James Harvey "Bud" "J.H." "Lihue" LEE b 14

Oct 1899 Peter Cr, Phelps, Ky PCK, d 2 Nov 1931, Mohawk, McDow, WV s/o

Matilda LEE

Children:

1. George Troy LEE b 27 Mar 1908, Mohawk WV d 30 Jan 1960 md Hallie Ger

trude COOK

2. Thomas Chatman LEE b 30 Aug 1913, Mohawk, d 30 Jun 1977 md 3 Jan 1931

Hester Barbara ESTEP

3. Gracie Bell LEE b 23 Nov 1914, Mohawk, d 28 Jan 1984 md 20 Dec 1930

Cecil MURPHY

4. Bertha Marie LEE b 22 Mar 1916, Mohawk, d md 6 June 1936 Frank

GIBSON

5. James Homer LEE b 5 Jul 1917, Mohawk, d 2 Sep 1965 md 28 Mar 1931 to

Lake E. MORGAN

6. Pearl LEE b 18 Dec 1918, Mohawk, d 23 Feb 1919, 2 months old

7. Wayne Monroe LEE b 7 Jan 1920, Mohawk, d 5 Nov 1979 md 18 Feb 1941

Polly Mae HENSLEY

8. Virginia Alma LEE b 11 Feb 1922, Mohawk, md 22 May 1937 Cassie WARD

9. Gladys Gertrude LEE b 14 Aug 1924, Mohawk, d 6 Jan 1926, 2yrs, 4 mos.

10. Bessie Beatrice LEE b 17 Jan 1926, Mohawk, d 7 Dec 1976, md 1) Bob

CHILDERS, 2) Howard LAWSON, 3) Melvin McNEW

11. Mable Gertrude "Ethel" LEE b 25 Nov 1927, Mohawk, d 7 Dec 1976, md

1) Steven AVILLA 2) Hayes COE 10 May 1948

I-3-5d-1-5-1-2 Thomas Chatman LEE, Sr. b 30 Aug 1915, Mohawk, WV, d 30 Jun

1977 Taylorsville, Mingo, Co, WV, brd 4 Jul 1977 Hollywood Cem, Gilbert, WV;

md 3 Jan 1931, Panther WV to Hester Barbara ESTEP b 5 Aug 1915, Ira, Buch,

Co, V. d 26 Mar 1983 Columbus, Oh, brd 29 Mar 1983, Gilbert WV, d/o James

Anderson Garfield ESTEP and Melisa Belle ALLEN

Children:

1. Thomas Chatman "Tommy" LEE Jr b 18 Oct 1931, Rossmore WV md Lucille

MATNEY

2. Donald Ray LEE b 21 May 1933, Mohawk, WV md Jeanette SHORT

3. Leo Delano LEE, b 5 Feb 1937, Kaollitz WV md 1) Christine ATWOOD, 2)

Sandy Lee, 3) Trudie Greybeal

4. Larry Gene LEE b 7 Nov 1938, Emmett, Logan Co WV d 1 Feb 1939 infant

5. Jackie Dean LEE b 5 Nov 1939, Kaollitz, WV md 1) Polly GARRISH 2)

Anita Eileen MILLS

6. Clinton "Clint" Beriah LEE b 27 Dec 1941, Mohawk WV md 20 Jan 1962,

Lou. Ky to Janet Lynn BOTTORFF, RR #3, Bx 153 Paoli, Ind 47454-9684

7. Nellie Jo LEE b 25 Sep 1943, Isaban, WV md 1) Bob DAMERON, 2) Jerry

GREENWOOD

8. Carol Jean LEE b 25 Jul 1945, Bud, Wyo Co, WV md 1) Mike NEWILL 2)

George DAVIS

9. Helen Joyce LEE b 31 Dec 1947, Mohawk, WV, d. young

10. Thelma Lane LEE b 11 Feb 1949, Isaban, WV, md Ralph CRAIGO

11. Marylou LEE b 16 Nov 1951 Letwar, WV, md Wayne WARF

12. Ester Michell "Shelly" LEE b 2 Oct 1968, Goody, Pike Co, Ky (adop

ted-she is Thelma's Illeg. dgtr.)

I-3-5d-1-6 William M. "Bill" ROBERTS b 30 Oct 1871, FCK, d 18 May 1960 Web

ster Co, WV m 1888 Sytha JUSTICE b Aug 1867 d 1937 Webster Co d/o James R. &

Elizabeth

"Wm. Roberts and family left Floyd (sic McDow.) Apr 15, 1892. The party

moving consisted of Hiley COLLINS and his family. Wyatt JUSTICE and a boy

by the name of John HARDEN whose deeds in later years caused a song to be

written. Mr. Roberts had with him his mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth JUSTUS.

They migrated with 6 head of horses, 3 mules and 2 yoke of oxen. They were

19 days on the road. Mr. Roberts bought a farm from Mr. John E. JONES on

the waters of Big Beaver Creek Webster Co, WV." from Precious Memories by

Rev. Ernest HAYHURST

Children:

1. Betty J. ROBERTS b Sep 1888 Va d bef 1985 md ___RIDDLE

2. Arminta R. "Mintie" ROBERTS b 25 Jan 1890 Grundy, Va d 2 Apr 1985

Tioga NCWV md James Oscar BARNETTE b __d 1971

3. Polly ROBERTS b Sep 1891 Va living 1985 in Anderson, Ind md ___CURRY

4. Kizzy Victoria ROBERTS b Jan 1893 WV d Feb 1985 md ___ROSE

5. Pattie ROBERTS b 2 Feb 1896 Webster Co, d 1 Dec 1965 m 7 Jul 1912

Rev. Ernest Ray HAYHURST b oct 1892 d 16 Dec 1963

6. Lillie B. ROBERTS b 15 Aug 1897 Webster, living 1985 Atwater, Oh, md

Geo. ROBINSON

7. Wm. Mathew ROBERTS b 26 Jan 1900 Webster Co, d bef 1985

8. Henry S. ROBERTS

9. Austin R. ROBERTS

10. Anna ROBERTS m ___CURRY

I-3-5d-1-7 John "Reverand Johnnie" ROBERTS b c1873 Floyd Co, Ky s/o Riley &

Matilda md Mary BLANKENSHIP

Children:

1. Mander ROBERTS b 6 May 1893, Panther, md 1) Rachel ROBERTS, 2) Ida

LESTER

2. Kennis ROBERTS, Jr. b 1892 Webster Co, md 14 Jan 1911 Rebecca CLINE

b 1893 d/o H.W. & Cyntha CLINE

John md 2nd Cintha WHITT nee BLANKENSHIP b 1876 d/o A. & Rebecca BLAN

KENSHIP had son

3. Jack Whitt of Detroit, Mi.

(Elsie ROBERTS d/o Kennis ROBERTS & Rebecca CLINE, m Estel BLANKENSHIP)

I-3-5d-1-7-1 Mander ROBERTS b 6 May 1893 Panther, McD. d 1975 Retired

R.R. employee, md 1) Rachel Ann ROBERTS d 1953 WV d/o Crippled Neil & Nancy

Bailey ROBERTS md 2) Ida Lester ROBERTS

Children all by 1st wife:

1. Bethel ROBERTS lives Bedford, Oh md ___ROBINSON

2. Barbara ROBERTS lives Chesepsake, Oh m ___BELCHER

3. Bernice ROBERTS md ___CROWSER, lives San Diego, Ca

4. Gloria ROBERTS m ___LANTZER lives Macedonia, Oh.

5. George ROBERTS lives Buffalo, W.V.

6. Edgar ROBERTS lives Cleveland, Oh.

7. Jesse ROBERTS lives East Orwell, WV

I-3-5d-1-8 Preston Roberts 21, b McDow Co, s/o Riley & Matilda ROBERTS md 19

Mar 1896 Nancy BLANKENSHIP 13, b Buc. Co, d/o Alfred & Rebecca; Alfred s/o

Daniel & Sophia (Lester); Daniel ggrandfather of June Green.

Note: there is on 1900 Buchanan Census a Preston ROBERTS b 1875 with wife

Emily F. b 1881. Don't think that this is same one.

I-3-5d-1-9 Cornelius "Neil" Jackson ROBERTS "Crippled Neil" b 14 July 1879

WV d 15 July 1959 Wv md 7 Apr 1898 Nancy BAILEY b 17 Nov 1883 d 14 Dec 1953

d/o Arch. & Rachel (Lester)

Children:

1. Bertha May ROBERTS b 7 Jan 1900 d 23 May 1916 md Carlos Suter BLAN

KENSHIP (1 child)

2. Rachel Ann ROBERTS b 27 Jun 1901 d 5 Feb 1953 m Mander ROBERTS s/o

Johnnie (I-3-5d-1-7-1)

3. George M. ROBERTS b 18 Sep 1903 d 5 Jan 1983 m Cornis BARTRUM

4. Matilda Francis ROBERTS b 17 Oct 1903 md Lon FARNES

5. Nettie ROBERTS b 10 Feb 1908 (tripletts) d 30 Mar 1972

6. Nellie ROBERTS b 10 Feb 1908 md __THOMAS

7. Enos ROBERTS b 10 Feb 1908 d 1908 3 months old

8. Cynthia ROBERTS b 23 Apr 1910 md Orville STREET

9. Everette ROBERTS b 1 Oct 1912 d 28 Dec 1936 m Della HONAKER (no chil

dren)

10. John Henry ROBERTS b 23 May 1915 d Mar 1916

11. Garland ROBERTS, Sr b 30 Apr 1918 m 12 Oct 1940 June Elizabeth

McPHERSON b 6 Jun 1922

12. William Jennings ROBERTS b 24 May 1920 d 5 Jan 1945 (1 child)

13. Eva Maxine ROBERTS b 30 Jan 1924 md Everette WYATT (4 children)

14. Garnet ROBERTS b 19 Dec 1926 md Faye COOPER

15. Archie ROBERTS b 4 June 1928 md Janice JACKSON

I-3-5d-1-9-11 Garland ROBERTS, Sr md June Eliz. McPHERSON

Children:

1. Patricia Elizabeth ROBERTS b 14 May 1942 md Earl PAYNE (4 child.)

2. Rose Marie ROBERTS b 15 oct 1943 md Donald Edwards GRIFFIN (2 child)

3. Garland ROBERTS, Jr b 1 July 1945 md Cynthia CREASEY (4 CHILD.)

4. Nancy Kay ROBERTS b 13 Jan 1947 md Joseph BALIR (1 child)

5. Robert Daryl ROBERTS b 6 June 1956 md Cindi LUNSTRUM

Query: Chris ROBERTS for William Howard ROBERTS b c1915 McD. md Virginia

WHITE in late 1930's or early 40's had 5 ch: Richard, William, Charlotte,

Nedra, Garnet, Virginia md 2nd ANDREWS

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