Descendants of George Roberts
d. 1773 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
This Website is provided as a group effort by an informal E-mail
list of descendants of George Roberts. Its purpose is to share
documents and family listings of the George Roberts family.
George Roberts I died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, sometime
between March and May 1773. His will lists two sons (George II
and John) and four
daughters (Dorothy, Sarah, Allie, and Mary). George II moved first
to Sullivan County, North Carolina (which, after the formation of
the state of Tennessee, became known as Hawkins County, Tennessee),
then apparently to St Tammany Parish, Louisiana, which is where he died
in 1809. From there, his eleven children and their descendants spread
across several southern states.
If you are on a slow connection, caution: some of these files are large.
Links to documents:
- Beverly's Roberts
database. Contact Beverly for further
information or documentation on persons in this file.
- A transcription of the will of George Roberts I of Pittsylvania County, Virginia (1773).
- A scan of the will of George Roberts II,
who died (probably) in St Tammany Parish, Louisiana, in 1809. This was contributed by Beverly. See also a transcription of this will.
- A scan of a three-page letter of reference for Elisha Roberts of St Tammany Parish, Louisiana, dated 1822: page 1; page 2; page 3. This was contributed by Diane Baldwin. Elisha (c1779-1844) was a son of George II.
- A scan of the will of the same Elisha Roberts (cover, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4), and a transcription. The will was signed on 8 May 1844, five months before his death, in San Augustine County, Republic of Texas. It was not recorded until 1882. The scan was contributed by Gary Rash, and the transcription by Beverly.
- From Mississippi Confederate Pension Applications by Betty C. Wiltshire,
volume 2 (P-Z), entries for the Roberts surname: page
78 and page 79. These were contributed by Jane Cross.
- Texas Land Commission records for the surname Roberts, contributed by Earl "Jack" Roberts. (Note: It is with sadness that we record the passing of Earl Jackson Roberts, generous contributor to these pages, on 25 October 2004.)
- Some interesting notes about the relationship between Sam Houston and the Roberts and Walling families, contributed by Earl "Jack" Roberts.
- Notes on the Roberts Families, 1893-1920, by Earl "Jack" Roberts.
- Descendancy charts for Thomas Jefferson Roberts I
(c1812-c1862) and his son Thomas Jefferson Roberts II
(1852-1923), of Texas and Oklahoma.
- Scan of a land grant to Thomas J. Roberts, Yazoo County, Mississippi, 1835, contributed by Earl "Jack" Roberts.
- Deed of gift from Col. Jesse Walling to his son-in-law and daughter, Thomas J. Roberts and Nancy Ann (Walling) Roberts, Rusk County, Texas, 1847, contributed by Earl "Jack" Roberts.
- Scan of a land grant to Thomas J. Roberts, Rusk County, Texas, 1853, contributed by Earl "Jack" Roberts.
- Estate papers of Absalom C. Roberts, Navarro County, Texas, 1871-1873, contributed by Beverly.
- Letter about a gunfight written in 1900 by H. M. Sublett to Horace O. Hall (both were grandsons of Elisha Roberts), contributed by Esther M. Biggers and scanned by Jo Nell Knight.
This site is maintained by Mark
James. Please contact me for further information or for any
additions or corrections to this site. I also maintain Websites for
families of the same areas.
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George Roberts page since 8 November 2001.
This page was last updated on 27 February 2007.