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William Hampton Roberts (1855 - bef. 1920)

William Hampton (William) Roberts
Born in Simpson County, Mississippimap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1895 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Simpson County, Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Aug 2014
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William H. Roberts, 1855, Mississippi [1]
Lela Roberts McWilliams
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 May 1890
Birth Place: Raleigh Smit, Mississippi
Father: William H Roberts
Mother: Mary E McNair
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1937: Name listed as LELA ROBERTS MCWILLIAMS

Knowledge of Bobbye Roberts Harkins that her Grandpa called him Dock. If anyone out there has more information, please advise.

  • Some others have this William H. Roberts of Newton County, Mississippi, but due to prepondance of evidence such as DNA connection to a Butler descendant of John Bartholomew Butler whom we are corresponding with, and other family tree sources, and who knew his middle name was Hampton, I believe this is Hampton Roberts, son of Joseph & Rebecca Roberts as history shows back during this time men did not go far from home looking for a wife. Anyone with different or concrete information please advise as I know there are some of his descendants still living.


  1. 1910; Census Place: Beat 2, Simpson, Mississippi; Roll: T624_758; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0123; FHL microfilm: 1374771
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.

Removed as father & as mother, found it was the wrong William after adopting & researching.

  • 1860 Census Beat 2, Smith County, Mississippi, Hampton age 4, Joseph age 45, Becca age 45.
"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2017), Hampton Roberts in entry for Joseph Roberts, 1860.
  • 1870 Census, Beat 2, Simpson County, Mississippi, Hampton age 15 Joseph spelled Jassph 57, Rebecca age 58.
  • 1880 Census, Beat 2, Simpson County, Mississippi, William Roberts age 25, married to Lizzie (unknown at this time) age 22, with one son Walter age 10 months. 1880 Census said had been married l year. Others listed as brothers and sisters ? We are still looking for the maiden name of Lizzie.
  • 1900 Census Smith County, Mississippi, William H. Roberts age 45 married to Nancy H. age 29, Census stated had been married 5 years with children Walter age 20, izah A age 18, John D age 16, May B age 14, Bullah age 11, Lella P age 10, Nannie L age 7, Robert L age 10, Wilson D age 7, then 4 Step-children, Jim age 4, Rhoda age 3, William H age 3, and Andrew J. age 3 months. if William and Nancy had only been married 5 years then the Census taker had to have it wrong. The last 4 children had to be his and Nancys and not his step-children.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 February 2018), William H Roberto, Beat 1 (west of Leaf River), Smith, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 101, sheet 29A, family 453, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,828.
  • 1910 Census Beat 2, Simpson County, Mississippi, listed as W. H. Roberta age 55, widowed living with just his children, Lola age19, Nannie age 17, James age 14, Rheda age 13, Henry age 11, Andrew age 16, and Virden age 8.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 February 2018), W H Roberts, Beat 2, Simpson, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 123, sheet 3A, family 44, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 758; FHL microfilm 1,374,771.

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Roberts-15143 and Roberts-10367 appear to represent the same person because: Again based upon child (Lela Pearl Roberts) U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
posted by Myrtis Bishop

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