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Ephraim Roberts (1782 - 1853)

Ephraim Roberts
Born in Orange, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Jan 1801 in Orange Co, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Robertson Co, Tennesseemap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Mar 2014
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In early life Ephraim Roberts,Sr. along with his family went to Tennessee, where he reared his children on an old plantation worked by slaves. His first wife was Nancy Harris and she bore her husband a dozen children, but died before all of them grew to maturity. Ephraim Roberts, Sr. was one of the old-time men of the south. He carried on his farm with slave labor, owned and operated a distillery, as was customary with men of means in those days, and seems to have been a robust figure. He was married three times, but had children only by his first wife, Nancy Harris of whom little is known. Those children were: William; Riley; Winnie (Winifred), wife of John Calvin Holman; Ephraim A.Roberts; “Booker,” or Pleasant, as he was christened; Jesse B.; Polly, who married Caven Mason; Nancy became the wife of Meredith Long, the son of Ephraim's second wife; Martha became Mrs. Robert Thompson; Rachael married a Mr. Parker; and Elizabeth married her cousin, Jabez Roberts, and they spent most of their married life in Texas and after the war settled in Arkansas. All the above except Elizabeth, Ephraim A. and Jabez, passed their lives in Tennessee, where the father was called to the life eternal in 1854, at the age of sixty-eight years. Ephraim A. Roberts, Jr., married Miss Mary Williams, a daughter of Rev. John Williams, a Baptist minister who died in active religious work in Robertson county, Tennessee. Birth: Oct. 15, 1782 Orange County North Carolina, USA Death: Feb. 24, 1853 Robertson County Tennessee, USA Husband of Nancy Harris, Bond Date: 23 Jan 1801, Orange County, North Carolina, Clayborn Parish, Bondsman, Jno. Taylor, Witness. Family links: Spouse: Nancy Harris Roberts (1780 - 1832) Children: Martha Roberts Parker (1807 - 1835)* William Roberts (1809 - 1885)* Nancy Roberts Long (1813 - 1856)* Pleasant B. Roberts (1820 - 1867)* Burial: Roberts Cemetery Barren Plain Robertson County Tennessee Created by: Sharon Wilson Record added: Aug 11, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 56928117

His parents were Charles Roberts 1771-1813 and Frances Langston 1755-1830 Father: Charles Roberts, II Born: 1762, North Carolina Marr: 1782 Died: 1813, Kentucky Mother: Frances Langston Born: 1764, Kentucky Died: 1830, Kentucky

Ephraim was administrator of his mother's estate in 1840 in Logan Co, Ky

Husband: Ephraim Roberts Birth/Chris: ... 1782 at NC Death/Burial: ... 1853 at Tenn

Wife: Nancy Harris Birth/Chris: ... 1780 at NC Death/Burial: ... 1832 at TENN

Married: ... 1801 at NC Children:

1. Roberts, Willie - Birth/Chris: ... 1803 at ... 2. Roberts, William - Birth/Chris: ... 1810 at ... 3. Roberts, Rachel - Birth/Chris: ... 1813 at ... 4. Roberts, Winney Ford - Birth/Chris: ... 1814 at ... 5. Roberts, Mary Polly - Birth/Chris: ... 1815 at ... 6. Roberts, Jesse - Birth/Chris: ... 1819 at ... 7. Roberts, Pleasant B - Birth/Chris: ... 1820 at ... 8. Roberts, Nancy - Birth/Chris: ... 1821 at ... 9. Roberts, Martha Susan - Birth/Chris: ... 1822 at ... 10. Roberts, Ephraim A.- Birth/Chris: ... 1824 at ...

2nd spouse Mary Polly Johnston Long Roberts (1782 – 1845)

3rd spouse Polly Collister/Colaster Roberts (1788 – 1880)

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