|Posted By:||Sue Moore|
|Subject:||Re: John S. Roberts, early Nacogdoches|
|Post Date:||October 28, 2001 at 07:45:03|
|Forum:||Nacogdoches County, TX Genealogy Forum|
Thanks, Lisa. I have bought the book now. I have researched the Calliers back to the mid 1700's in Warren Co. NC. They were wealthy planters. Robert came from a good family and he himself was prominent in old Washington and Clarke counties of Alabama. His father, Col. John Callier, was the ranking militia officer in the Alabama portion of the MS Terr., followed when he retired, by his brother Col. James Caller...They spelled the name differently but were brothers according to official documents. Robert was a high ranking officer, too, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He held several county offices including clerk of court and postmaster for Washington Co.
During this time he married Harriet. Then greed entered the picture. His uncle Col.James Caller had bonded out some slaves for his use that had been taken as contraband from a ship off the coast of Mobile. Robert, for some unknown reason, took 10 of them, and fled to TX...San Augustine area. His brother James...Jim...came too. Jim was a no good character from the beginning, having killed a man in Alabama. Robert was murdered by his brother as you say.
How many children did John S. Roberts and Harriet have together? I know that John and Harriet had John Finley Callier's name changed to John F. Roberts by adoption. From which of the sons do you descend?