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Still trying to find Louis or Lewis Roberts
Posted by: Russ Bralley (ID *****8924) Date: July 27, 2005 at 20:12:45
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My ancestor, Lewis Roberts, married Mary Ivy in Henry County in 1809. Shortly thereafter, he moved to the top of Bays Mountain, which straddles Sullivan, Washington, Greene and Hawkins Counties in NE Tennessee. He was born approx. 1780-1785 and indicated in some censuses that he was born in Virginia. His marriage license is on record in Henry County. I'm wondering if he moved to Tennessee on a Revolutionary Land Warrant from his father? That area was being settled at that time by lots of people coming with Military Service Bounty Land claims. In the mid-1850's and later, the land is referred to as "the old grant line." Does a Lewis or Louis Roberts fit in with anyone else's research in Henry? His children were David Ivy Roberts, William Roberts, King Louis Roberts, Drucilla Roberts, John B. Roberts, Jessee Wills Roberts, and a son named Meredith Dillard Roberts and George C. Roberts. Occasionally a son called Murrell Roberts surfaces and also a daughter named Marinda. These are all Henry/Pittsylvania names. If they ring a bell, please contact me. I have lot's of information on this family, but nothing before Louis. Thank you.

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