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Beaverdam, Cherokee CO, NC

Family Group of

Israel P. Roberts* b ca 1794 Buncombe CO, NC d Aug 1869 in Gravel, Cherokee Co, NC per 1870 Mortality Schedule
occupation - farmer
appointed deacon of Hanging Dog Baptist Church, Cherokee CO, NC 6 June 1845
son of

m ca 1814 NC TO

Jane _________ * b ca 1794 Newberry District, SC d Feb 1870 Cherokee CO, NC of consumption (TB) per 1870 Mortality Schedule in Sarah (Roberts) Bryson's home
dau of

issue: (number & birth order uncertain; #1 - 2 need additional specific proofs)
1(M) Richard "Dick" Roberts b ca 1814 Buncombe, NC d 1861 NC
m ca 1835 (Buncombe, CO?) NC TO
Caroline Guthrie b ca 1815 Buncombe CO, NC d after 1890 NC

2(M) John Roberts b ca 1819 - 1820 Buncombe CO, NC d June 1891 Clay CO, NC
m ca 1840 TO
Jane Ledford b ca 1818 Buncombe CO, NC d ca 1881 - before June 1891 (Clay CO, NC?)

3(F) _______ Roberts b ca 1820? d

4(M) Elijah "Eli" Roberts b 1820 - 1825? d 22 July 1864 executed in Civil War, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, VA
1 SGT of Capt Goldman Bryson's Union Volunteers of 1863
m 23 Apr 1843 Franklin, Macon CO, NC by J. K. Gray, clerk, wit: Joseph Justice TO
Mary A. M. Eller b d

5(F) _______ Roberts b ca 1820 - 1825 d

6(M) Reason "Rease" Roberts** b Feb 1823 Buncombe Co, NC [per1900 Cherokee CO, NC census] d after 7 July & before 1 Sep 1902 Cherokee CO, NC
m ca 1844 to
Mary M. "Polly" Allen** b ca 1825 Rutherford CO, NC d after 1902 Cherokee CO, NC

7(F) Sarah Ann Roberts b 14 Oct 1824 Buncombe Co, NC d 19 Nov 1914 Cherokee CO, NC buried Unaka Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m 1850 to
William G. Bryson b 14 Mar 1822 Haywood CO, NC d after 1890

8(M) James Roberts b ca 1828 NC d

9(F) Rachel C. Roberts b ca 1830 NC d

10(F) Elizabeth J. Roberts b ca 1834 Buncombe CO, NC d

11(M) Joel "Joe" M. Roberts b ca 1838 NC d ca 1881 - 1899 buried Rafter Cemetery, near Tellico, Monroe CO, TN
m ca 1855 to
Rebecca "Becky" A. (Arminda?) Allen b May 1838 NC [per census =1828 /30 /33 /38 & 40] d 10 Mar 1913 [1912 dc] Rafter, Monroe CO, TN buried Rafter Cemetery Monroe CO, TN

12(M) William Squire Palmer Roberts b ca 1842 Buncombe CO, NC d after 1920 census Monroe CO, TN buried Rafter Cemetery, near Tellico Plains, Monroe CO, TN
photo of William Squire Palmer Roberts' family
m ca 1862 Beaverdam, Cherokee CO, NC to
Sarah Allen b ca 1839 - 1847 Cherokee CO, NC d 1908 buried Rafter Cemetery, near Tellico Plains, Monroe CO, TN

sources: Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge's research on censuses, death and birth certificates, marriage records, draft cards, social security indexes, burial indexes, obituaries, and tombstone inscriptions

I will always be thankful for my mother, Beulah (Cline) Nipper, without whose help this never would have begun! Some other researchers on this line include Scott Arwood, Lester Hamilton, Janie Lasiter, Mary Lee Farmer, and
Bill Allen (now deceased).

* great-great-great-great-grandparents &
** great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.


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