Reuben Roberts, Sr.

Male 1744 - 1841  (97 years)


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  • Name Reuben Roberts 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 4 Jan 1744  Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 0___ 1797  Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Aug 1841  Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Probate 4 Oct 1841  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Also Known As Reuben Derrith Roberts  [5
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [2, 6
    Buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I4507  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2014 

    Father John Isaac Roberts,   b. Abt 1720, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Orange County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Willie Holifield,   b. Ruthin, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Orange County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Manchester, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F2206  Group Sheet

    Family Millie "Millie" Asher,   b. 0___ 1759, Desmonts, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1847, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 0Aug 1785  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. Mary Martha Roberts,   b. 0___ 1789, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1850, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. James Monroe Roberts,   b. 29 Dec 1793, Hillsboro, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1844, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Susan Lucinda Roberts,   b. 0___ 1798, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1840, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     4. Reuben Roberts, Jr.,   b. 0___ 1801, Anderson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1883, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     5. Nancy Roberts,   b. 1802, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Caswell Cobb Roberts,   b. 30 Oct 1804, Anderson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1890, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Sarah Roberts,   b. (Orange County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Matthew Scott "Scott" Roberts,   b. 0___ 1808, Anderson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F1738  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1744 - Manchester, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0Aug 1785 - Orange County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1797 - Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1841 - Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4 Oct 1841 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Notes on Reuben Roberts, Sr.
    Notes on Reuben Roberts, Sr.
    Submitted by Robert M. Sain, robertmsain@cs.com, April 29, 2016, responded to an inquiry regarding the antecedents of William Roberts of White County, Tennessee

  • Notes 
    • Revolutionary War Veteran, Private, 6th North Carolina Regiment. Served under "Lighthorse Harry Lee".

      First to settle Rock Island in 1797.

      He fought in the Revolutionary War against the British. He under company comabded Capt William Lytle for 2 years and 6 mo. attached to 6th Regiment served under Col. Archibald Lytle. He lost his right arm in the Battle of Germantown. He served to the close of the Revolution.
    • Reuben ROBERTS, Private, North Carolina Continental Line, $96.00 Annual Allowance, $1,141.86 Amount Received, June 1, 1819 Pension Started, Age 79, Dropped May 1, 1820, Restored October 7, 1823, Warren Co, TN; applied 11 Sep 1818 White Co TN aged 67, on 7 Oct 1820; had moved to Warren Co, TN & at this time gave his age as 65 yrs & ref to 2 sons aged 19 & 13 & to 2 daughters aged 22 & 21 (no names given).

      He had enlisted at Hillsboro [Orange Co] NC, had served in the battles of Brandywine, White Horse, Germantown, King's Mountain, and Guilford Courthouse; m Mary Milly ASHOR in Aug 1785; died 2 Aug 1841; and his widow applied 19 Feb 1844 Warren Co, TN; they had had 12 children, but file included names of only (1) John who stated in 1823 he had wife & child; James, who was b 29 Dec 1793, & in 1844 lived in Warren TN; & Cobb who was aged 16 in 1823. (RW Pension File W1492) Buried in Ashbury Cemetery with DAR marker on grave. [6]

    • From: robertmsain@cs.com
      Subject: [REUBENROBERTS] Anderson County, TN - Notes regarding Thomas Roberts,William Roberts, and Moses Roberts
      Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:16:47 -0400 (EDT)

      Hello to my fellow Reuben Roberts Researchers -- this message board has been very quiet for some time now..........
      After having spent considerable time researching the WillIam Roberts line in Warren County, TN, a few months back I began to concentrate my efforts looking into Reuben Roberts and family in Anderson County, TN (1800 - 1817). I live in Anderson County and find myself fortunate to have easier access to information than many researchers as I am closer to the courthouse and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville. One of the things I was hoping to accomplish is to identify where Reuben & family lived while in Anderson County. I am getting very close but still need to complete a few title searches before I can confirm the location.

      In doing this research I have found a couple of references to members of Reuben's family and of his in-laws, the Asher/Ashurst families. These tidbits prompt me to post this message in an effort to share some of what I've found and see if others have input or comments that will benefit us all.

      I. Thomas Roberts -- In looking at some of the 1999 posts on this board there was a bit of discussion around Thomas Roberts - who he was married to, did he move on to Iowa, etc? Per exchange of notes posted in May through June 1999 from Sheryl Fischer and Ken Robertson, I'm not sure if these issues were ever clarified.

      There is an Anderson County Deed dated 19 October 1830 from Thomas Roberts to Richard Andrews witnessed by Reuben Roberts and John Roberts. This was apparently done as a result Thomas leaving his wife Elizabeth and children and his subsequent move to White County (See Chapter LXIV - Private Acts Passed at the First Session of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, 1833. See also "Tennessee Divorces 1797 - 1858" , Taken from 750 Legislative Petitions and Acts, by Bamman and Spero. Richard Andrews was married to Martha Ashurst, daughter of John Ashurst, who was a brother of Reuben Roberts wife Milly (i.e., Martha Andrews/Ashurst was a first cousin to Thomas Roberts).

      Question - Could this earlier marriage of Thomas Roberts to Elizabeth Roberts answer some of the questions raised in 1999? The divorce mentions children of the marriage - does anyone have any information on them? The last name of Elizabeth?

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      II. William Roberts - There is another Anderson County deed dated 21 September 1831 naming William Roberts and Thomas Roberts as heirs of John Ashurst to Daniel Daugherty for the land of of the estate of the recently deceased John Ashurst.
      “This Indenture made the 21st day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty One between William Roberts & Thomas Roberts of the Countys of Warren and also of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Daniel Daugherty of the County of Anderson and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William Roberts & Thomas Roberts for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar to them in hand paid by the said Daniel Daugherty the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Daniel Daugherty his heirs and assigns forever the undivided part of Two several tracts of land belonging to the heirs of John Ashurst deceased. We William Roberts & Thomas Roberts being heirs of the said John Ashurst deceased at law one tract of One hundred and six acres of land being the land where the said John Ashurst deceased formerly lived {land description follows} …………”
      This deed was witnessed by Joseph M. Ashurst (brother of Martha Andrews) and James Roberts. This deed is significant because it is evidence of the link between the Reuben Roberts/Milly Asher family and William Roberts of Warren County, TN. This William Roberts is named as an heir to John Ashurst (along with Thomas Roberts) and noted as being from Warren County, TN, not White County (Thomas Roberts was living in White County in 1831).

      I am posting a PDF version of this deed at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=6c96c11afadfdc92&sa=356416004#!/?cid=1012221a9857853b&sc=documents&uc=1&id=1012221A9857853B%21110.

      I have updated my previous notes regarding William Roberts to reflect this information in the same site.


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      III. Moses Roberts - In looking at the Anderson County deeds I find references to Moses Roberts as living very close to where Reuben was apparently living. Example, The Grantee in the 1831 deed noted above, Daniel Daughtery, is found in the 1830 Anderson County census listed with one household between him and Moses Roberts. This Ashurst land is near where Reuben & clan lived. I have seen notes on the internet (uncornfirmed) and even on this messageboard about Reuben Roberts having a brother named Moses.

      Does anyone have information regarding a brother of Reuben Roberts named Moses?

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1139] "Hache-Hash Genealogy and Allied Lines", by Lella Gertrude Saylors, 1970, p. 235 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3848] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18821061.

    3. [S283] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 1 - Annotated, Cemeteries A-F" by, p. 34 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S24] "Warren County, Tennessee, Will Books 1-3 (1827-1858)", Abstracted and, p. 47 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3849] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31397623.

    6. [S45132] http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/counties/white.htm.

    7. [S39] "Roberts, The Generations of Reuben" by Laney James Roberts (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S38640] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 1 - Annotated, Cemeteries A-F" by, p. 34 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S50850] http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ReubenROBERTS/2011-10/1320088607.