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Thomas W. Roberts (abt. 1816 - 1892)

Thomas W. "Barrett" Roberts
Born about in Bahamasmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Key West, Floridamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jul 2013
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Global Cemeteries Project
Thomas Roberts is buried in Key West Cemetery.



Bahamas Project
Thomas Roberts is part of a Bahamian family.

Thomas was born about 1824 in the Bahamas to parents who were both born in the Bahamas[1]. He was a mariner[2] He married Elizabeth Russell[3] He passed away in 1892 and is buried in tract 5, lot 73 of the Key West Cemetery.[4] In 1957 Thomas' paternal grand daughter, Louise Roberts (living in Marsh Harbour, Abaco) wrote, "The Roberts came from Belfast, Ireland - three brothers wrecked here and decided to make Hope Town their home - William Thomas and John. Thomas was Bert's great-grand father. The Russells also came from Ireland. There are no Russells [sic] in the Bahamas that belongs to that family only Bert's grandfather Roberts descendents, all the others went to Key West."

Y-STR results indicate Thomas was born in the Bahamas because his direct paternal line descendants match several other direct paternal Roberts lines from Harbour Island, Eleuthera which trace back prior to Thomas' birth.

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Record of Mortality, Key West, Florida -Key West deaths, October 1880-October 1913 Familysearch,com p. 68/215.


  1. 1885 Florida Census, p. 54.
  2. Bahamas Births recorded in the Hope Town District of Abaco, 25th March 1856, p. 13
  3. Bahamas Births recorded in the Hope Town District of Abaco, 25th March 1856, p. 13
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #120442930.


Thank you to Peter Roberts for creating Roberts-7104 on 11 Jul 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Peter and others.

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To find possible father of Thomas W. ... look for wills of Robertses during the 1800's who list a Thomas as one of their children.
posted by Peter Roberts

Rejected matches › Thomas U Roberts (1813-1892)