Joseph Roberts

Joseph Porter Roberts (1820 - 1887)

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Joseph Porter (Joseph) Roberts
Born in Jackson, Tennesseemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansasmap
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FROM FINDAGRAVE: Birth: Jul. 5, 1820 Jackson County TN Death: Jun. 4, 1887 Pea Ridge Benton County Arkansas

BIRTH Joseph Porter Robers was born JULY 5, 1820 at Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, TN to Raines Porter Roberts (1791-1869) and Martha Chaffin Roberts (1795-1839). Note that Jackson County is now Putnam County, TN

1840 Marriage He was married to Celia Ann (Rippetoe) Roberts in 1840 when he was 20.

1841 Move to Macon County, Missouri [1]Rev. Joseph Porter Roberts (born July 5, 1820 near Cookeville, Jackson County, Tennessee and died at his farm home in Pea Ridge Arkansas on June 4, 1887) and Celia Rippetoe Roberts (born November 14, 1820 near Cookeville, Jackson County, Tennessee and died at her home in Pea Ridge, Arkansas on October 15, 1897), They were married in Jackson County, Tennessee in 1840, and they moved to Macon County, Missouri in the spring of 1841 by wagon caravan with Roberts and Chaffin relatives.

According to his granddaughter JOSEPHINE (ROBERTS) MOBBERLY: Joseph and Celia were at one time rocked in the same cradle as babies. Their families were lifelong friends. HE AND HIS BRIDE TO BE WERE ROCKED IN THE SAME CRADLE AS BABIES, AS THEIR FAMILIES WERE LIFELONG FRIENDS.

1849 Ordained Joseph was ordained as a Christian Church minister at Oak Grove, Macon County, Missouri on Oct 15, 1849.

1850 Census [2] Home in 1850: District 52, Macon, Missouri

Jseph Roberts 30 Farmer with estate value of $300
Celia Roberts 30
Mary Roberts 9
Peter Roberts 5
John Roberts 25
Gordon Roberts 12

1860 Census [3] Roberts is 39 and is living in Finley, Christian, Missouri (Ozark Post Office. His personal estate value is $700 and he is a farmer. In the household are:

J P Roberts 39
Cela Roberts 39
Mary J Roberts 17
Peter Roberts 12
John Roberts 10
Weltha Roberts 8
Nancy Roberts 6
Martha Roberts 4
C A Roberts 2

DEATH Joseph died June 4, 1887 at Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas at the age of 67 years.'

Burial Joseph's burial took place at Pea Ridge Cemetery in Pea Ridge Arkansas with his beloved wife of 47 years buried beside him.

Findagrave Family links: Spouse: Celia Ann Rippetoe Roberts (1820 - 1897)


Mary Jane Roberts Inman (1842 - 1893)
Peter Wilson Roberts (1845 - 1927)
John Raines Roberts (1849 - 1944)
Weltha Ann Roberts Collins (1852 - 1928)
Nancy Emeline Roberts (1853 - 1942)
Martha Elizabeth Roberts Robbins (1856 - 1921)
Charles Roberts (1858 - 1864)
Robert Roberts (1861 - 1864)
Josephine Roberts (1864 - 1864)

Burial: Pea Ridge Cemetery Pea Ridge Benton County AR

Note: His widow moved ultimately to Missouri, where she passed away in 1897. To see her Obituary and photo see


Photos provided by Cousin Jean Roberts Dobson of Oklahoma City, OK. - Created by: Charles Robin Rauch Record added: Oct 14, 2010

  2. 1850 United States Federal Census
  3. 1860 United States Federal Census

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