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Joseph Alexander Roberts Sr. (1748 - 1811)

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Major Joseph Alexander Roberts Sr.
Born in Amherst County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in , Amherst, Colony of Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Amherst County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Nelson County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 13 Aug 2018
17:19: Susan (Knight) Gore edited the data for Joseph Roberts Sr.. (Merged Roberts-22205 into Roberts-5370: Clear duplicate.) [Thank Susan for this]
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Contents

Biography

He married first Elizabeth Clemens, before 1772.[1]

He married Sally Brown Hardy, daughter of Robert Hardy and Betsy Brown, on 23 March 1787 in Amherst County, Virginia.[2][3]

He wrote his will on 2 Dec 1811. It was proved in Nelson County court 23 Dec 1811.[4]

Will of Joseph Roberts

In the name of God amen, I Joseph Roberts of Nelson County and State of Virginia being weak in body though of perfect mind and sound memory, so inasmuch this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, To Wit,

Item 1st my will and desire is that all my just debts and Funeral expenses are to be paid out of my Estate.

Item 2nd my son Alexander Roberts has received his proportional part out of my estate consisting of Land, Negroes and stock of different kind.

Item 3rd my son John Roberts has also received his proportional part out of my estate consisting of Land, Negroes and Stock of different kind.

Item 4th I give my son Joseph Roberts together with what he has already received, one half of all my lands lying in the State of Kentucky.

Item 5th I give my son Thomas Roberts a part of the Land designated by the name of Carpenters Tract the boundaries of this land area as follow. To wit, one line beginning on Michael Woods land running to the top of the mountain, dividing the said Carpenters Land from the tract I know live on thence running with the top of the mountain to Alexander McAlexanders line. I also give him one hundred and twenty one pounds ten shillings to be paid to his heirs on or before the first day of January Eighteen hundred and fourteen, also one house now in his possession and other stock to the value of what I gave to my other sons likewise one bed and furniture.

Items 6th I give to my son Henry Roberts the other half of all my lands lying in the State of Kentucky, and one Negro also one horse and saddle and other stock and furniture equal to what I have given my other sons.

Item 7th I give to my son James Roberts the tract of land lying on the south side of Lackey's mountain to a line formerly called John Harris's Green Mountain. Also I give one Negro ane horse saddle and other stock and furniture again with the rest of my sons when he becomes of age or marries.

Items 8th I give my son George Roberts that part of my land known by the name of Lackey's Tract to be delivered to him with one Negro one horse and stock and furniture equal with what I have given to my other sons when he becomes of age.

Item 9th I give my son William C Roberts one half of the tract of land I now live on not including the dwelling house with one Negro one horse saddle and other stock equal with the rest to be delivered to him when he becomes of age.

Item 10th I give to my daughter Sally C Roberts two Negro girls Eale and Louisa with one horse saddle furniture with other stock equal to what given my other daughters when she be of age or marry.

Item 11th I give to my daughter Flora B Roberts one Negro girl called Tilola and one other Negro one horse saddle bed and furniture and other stock equal with my other daughters to have when she may become of age or marry.

Item 12th I give to my daughter Susanna B Roberts one Negro girl called Ebelina and one other Negro one horse saddle bed and furniture with stock of equal value with any other daughters to have when she may become of age or marry.

Item ?. I give to my beloved wife Sarah Roberts all the remaining part of any land not yet disposed of including the dwelling house also all the personal estate during her life or widowhood and at her death the land is to be ??? by William C Roberts the personal estate is to be equally divided between my daughters Mary Carter, Elizabeth Skelton, Nancy Hughes, Sally C Roberts, Flora B Roberts and Susanna B Roberts.

Lastly I constitute and appoint my wife Sarah Roberts, Alexander Roberts and Thomas Roberts as executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my and ??? my seal this Second day of December one thousand Eight hundred and Eleven.

Signed sealed

Jos Roberts

and presents of

Ro Kincaid
Mich Woods
James Lyon
Hawes M Coleman
James Pugh

At a Court held for Nelson County the 23rd day of December 1811. This Last will and Testament of Joseph Roberts deceased was produced in Court and proved by the oaths of Robert J Kincaid and Michael Woods two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Sarah Roberts the Executrix and Alexander Roberts of the Executors in said will mentioned, who made other (and were qualified according to law) and together with Michael Woods, William Lee Harris and William H. Mosby their securities ?? into ?? a knowledge of their bond in the penalty of Twenty thousand dollars current money conditioned by the law. direct certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of said will in due force of law. S Garland, Clerk

Research Notes

Note: other wife?
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=2398e3d7-b89e-4688-9f75-9c17ccd4a350&tid=7284992&pid=-1078189602
First wife Elizabeth Clemens married abt 1772. died before 1781 suggested by both privately published 2001 genealogy of Roberts, Hill, Knight, Smiley and by "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011." for SAR Membership: 100180

Additional notes from Smiley, pp. 11-16. Joseph Roberts, Ensign page 39 "Amherst in the Revolution" by Mrs. William Sweeny. Order Book 1773-1782 pp. 474-500 Joseph Roberts furnished supplies. Smiley says he is the son of John Roberts b. 1758 Culpeper County, d. 1843 Rappahannock married to Lucy Ann Pollard, a DAR ancestor. Smiley claims that John b. 1758 is the son of 4th Earl of Truro John Alexander Roberts b in Wales found in part of Virginia which was Caroline County where he married in 1721 to Virginia Horseley; moved with his eight children in 1746 to Albemarle County (on the Rockfish River) where he was a Justice of the Peace.

Henry was born about 1796. He passed away about 1870.

Sources

  1. Smiley: Page 15-16
  2. Smiley: Page 15
  3. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-3X3 : 11 February 2018), Joseph Roberts and Salley Hardy, 22 Mar 1787; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference P 35; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  4. Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Virginia County, District, and Probate Courts. Will Books, 1808-1931 ; General Index to Wills, Etc., 1808-1966; Author: Virginia. Circuit Court (Nelson County); Probate Place: Nelson, Virginia. Name: Joseph Roberts Probate Place: Nelson, Virginia, USA Item Description: Will Book, Vol A, 1808-1818; Will Book, Vol B, 1818-1822. Vol A, pp. 170-193, images 113 -
  • Year: 1810; Census Place: Jefferson, Virginia; Roll: 69; Page: 62; Image: 00335; Family History Library Film: 0181429. 1810 United States Federal Census
  • Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots; Volume: 3; Serial: 11999; Volume: 8. Hatcher, Patricia Law Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Grav
  • Place: Virginia; Year: 1755; Page Number: 173 Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Gale Research Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenge
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls
  • Virginia Census, 1607-1890. Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Orig
  • Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations, Inc
  • Source: S3403103425 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=7284992&pid=-1078189602


  • Smiley, Brad, Descendants of Roberts Hill Knight Smiley, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2 Jun 2001 privately published for family reunion. Collection of sources including the Knight Family Bible and family inputs gathered by Barb and Brad Smiley.

Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Roberts-5370 created through the import of Lane Family Tree.ged on Oct 17, 2012 by Sammy Lane.
  • WVA Marriage Records;

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Collaboration

On 22 Jun 2018 at 12:42 GMT Kay Sands wrote:

Roberts-22205 and Roberts-5370 appear to represent the same person because: Represent the same person

On 22 Jun 2018 at 12:38 GMT Kay Sands wrote:

Dates are incorrect, likely mixed with one of the 8 son’s named in his will.

On 21 Jun 2018 at 18:56 GMT Kay Sands wrote:

Elizabeth is not a daughter of Joseph Roberts and Elizabeth Clements. See will of Joseph Roberts on Roberts-5371

Elizabeth Roberts-26842 may be the daughter of a different Joseph Roberts. It appears that Roberts-5370 has both Elizabeth Clements-3963 and Elizabeth Clements-370 as wives.

Recommend that both Roberts-26842 and Clements-3693 be disconnected from Roberts-5370

On 21 Jun 2018 at 14:51 GMT Kay Sands wrote:

I have found his will, and will add information shortly.



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