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Roberts -Merriwether Co Ga to Fl
Posted by: Gerry Hill (ID *****8882) Date: November 01, 2006 at 05:00:01
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Thanks to Dale Reed, we finally have proof on some of the children of Jesse Roberts b a 1777 Caswell Co NC? died 11 Dec 1848 Wacahoota, Alachua, Fl.
married 9 Feb 1805 Mary Fitzgerald.

The Proven children are:
Wiley- more than likely Wiley Asbury born 1806 Ga married 25 Dec 1825 Columbia Co Ga Elizabeth Simmons Shipp

Irby =born 30 Nov 1806 Columbia Co Ga died 12 Jan 1876 Ocalla, Marion, Fl married 24 Oct 1833 Columbia Co Ga Mary Ann Fuller

Augustus R born a 1818-no more known

Matilda born a 1820 married 11 jun 1844 Meriwether Co Ga William Thornton- no more known

George E B B born 10 Mar 1820 Columbia Co Ga-2 Oct 1908 Dawson, Terrell, Ga (Buried New Bethel Bap-Graves, Terrell)
married 31 Mar 1844 Meriwether Co Ga Mary Carolyn Virginia Cannon. He named his first son Jesse Wilmot (Wilmont) for his Father and her Mother's father Wilmont Egerton Harris.
He named another son Augusta Pittman.

J F - no more known.

Other children thought to belong to Jesse-not mentined in the found part of the Ocalla, Marion, Fl., probated by Irby Roberts....

Male born 1810-16-census child
Margaret a 1814- married 16 Jul 1835 Columbia co Ga Abraham Rittenhouse Morris as his #1-She died sometime before he married 19 Sep 1844-Meriwether Co Ga Elizabeth Jane Roberts-born 1826 Greene-thought to be dtr of Isaac Roberts & Jane Glenn Musgrove. Abraham moved to St Helena Parish, La. His proven dtr by Mildred- Mary Magdalene (Named for a dtr of Isaac) married a proven son of Isaac-Robert D Roberts born 1829 Greene Co Ga.

Ignatius Few born 1820 married 17 Jun 1856 Perry Co Al (And this is where Wiley was at the time also) Vesta A McDaniel. No more found yet on Ignatius

John M or S or F- born May 1822 Columbia Co Ga died 27 Jan 1902 Wilson, E Feleciana, La. He married 27 Feb 1842 Meriwether Co Ga as her second husband Mary Magdalene Roberts born 1822 Greene Co Ga died bef 1879 E Fel. La.
She was more than likely the dtr of Isaac & Jane Glenn Musgrove-as her was guardian of her one dtr when husband #1 Haynes Stith Ryan died in Greene Co Ga.
They named their first son Jesse Eaton. (Another Augustus)

Jesse Roberts wife Mary died in Meriwether- as he married a second time 21 Oct 1841 Meriwether Elizabeth Moore

He apparently moved shortly after the marriage of son George in 1844- to Florida. He is shown dying in Wacahoota, Alacnua, Fl and estate probated in Ocalla, Marion, Ga.-which probably had county line connections at one time. (Both were one)

George had 3 known sons born in Ocalla, Marion, Fl. Where he moved-as did Irby Roberts. Irby is found in the 1850 Census as an overseer on a plantation. George is not found, but his son's Civil War Papers-and death notice-place him there, as do later estate papers of Jesse.

Jesse Wilmot-son of George & MCV was born 12 Jan 1845-as per Bible record- Ocalla, Marion, Fl.

Simeon Halvenston was born 5 Oct 1847-Ocalla-as per CSA papers show. He was a very young teen guard at Andersonville.

Joshua Cannon was born 24 Mar 1848 Ocalla-as later census records show.

James Irby was born 1 Feb 1850-census records-show Ga-but this may not be a fact. (As estate papers show)
1844- Jesse is still in Meriwether for the marriage of dtr. Matilda-but by Dec. 1 1848=he had died- (Making his move positively between Jul 1844- and Dec 1848----and in 1849 Jan 16-Elizabeth was petitioning the court on Probation of the will of Jesse-to be administrator of the estate, instead of Irby. This was later settled and Irby probated the estate-

Feb. 7-1849-the Inventory of the estate proceeded.
It was valued at $3340.40 (Provisions were set aside for Mrs. Roberts)(Later shown as $3392.90 w/items added Mar 7 1849- hiring of and selling of slaves-etc. Total $6084.82)
In 1849 also- Augustus sued and won-for a slave in his Father's estate-that was actually his---------

Series II, Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867
Part A: Georgia (1796-1867), Florida (1821-1867),Alabama (1821-1867) Mississippi (1822-1867)

(Black Studies Research Sources) Microfilms from Major Archival and Manuscript Collections
General Editors- John H. Bracey Jr, and Sharon Harley

Page 153 1849 Reel 6

0589 (Accession #2058909) Marion County Florida. Augustus Roberts, a resident of Georgia, request that a subpoena be issued to Irby Roberts, administrator of the estate of Jesse Roberts. Augustus Roberts seeks possession of, and claims ownership of, a slave included in the inventory of the estate of Jesse Roberts. Augustus states that when his father purchased the slave woman Unity, he refused to purchase her son, Tom. Therefore the plaintiff purchased the boy, allowing him to remain with his mother in the possession of the deceased, “on account of its tender age.” He charges that the defendant knows that Tom is not a part of the estate of the deceased and ask that the slave be returned to him.

Paid out $3656.56-leaving Bal. $2454.26 on that date.

The widow got $1124.30 for Dower and A. R. Roberts (Augustus) got $500 for the verdict of his suit on slave.(Giving the above total paid out-plus other items)

Feb 20 1849-the sale of the inventory-went forward-
Page 1- $2454.26 Page 2 $1748.60 ($3637.56)
Page 11-the sale of perishable property- #48.66 1/2
Totaled with page 12-$365.42
Page 13 $61.00 more
Page 15-paid out $40.00
Page 16- Dower=paid to widow itemized- $1124.30 signed by Elizabeth

If this is the usual 1/3 of the estate-we can double that figure and add it up as total available to others.


Wiley A, George, William Thornton and J F were paid $240 Each- Total $960.00 Leaving app. $2,412.90 or probably about 4 more-plus expenses, administrative expenses etc?

So possibly eight children?

Any thoughts and facts pertaining to these people will be gratefully appreciated-by Dale and I and others we share with.

Ms. Gerry Hill- Albany Ga.

My line is now-
NOT Isaac Roberts as a paid Genealogist Mr. Ector in Atlanta charged me $500 for-

But Jesse & Mary Fitzgerald Dtr of John & Nancy Ann Green

George E B B & Mary Carolyn Virginia Cannon- (and thanks to Dale and relatives of mine-we have pictures of both)

James Irby Roberts & Willie Ann Causey

Georgia Judson Roberts and William Eudonah Brown

Eudonah Causey Brown & Nina Ruth Hooks- my parents

Geraldine- me

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