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Descendants of Abel Roberts




Generation No. 1


1. ABEL2 ROBERTS (JOHN1) was born Bet. 1795 - 1796 in North Carolina, and died 1879 in Near Shady Grove, near Centre, Cherokee Co., AL. He married SARAH ANN MCGINNIS March 28, 1818, daughter of JOHN MCGINNIS and MARY HUSTON. She was born Bet. 1798 - 1799 in North Carolina, and died October 12, 1885 in Bartlet,Bell Co.Texas.

Notes for A
BEL ROBERTS:
The family moved from North Carolina to Georgia in 1823, then to Alabama in 1857, Sarah moved to Texas in between 1882-1885 after Abel's death with Martin and Samuel.

Abel Roberts won land in the Cherokee Strip in Georgia after the Cherokee Removal in 1832 (The Trail of Tears) in which all Indians East of the Missippi River were forcably removed to the Oklahoma Territory after gold was found in Georgia, and Alabama. The Abel Roberts family was listed in the 1840 Census for Forsythe Co., Georgia pg. 285. The other Roberts also listed in this county were: Cornelius pg. 267, G. W. pg. 269, James pg. 267, Josiah pg. 269, and Martin pg. 279. This complete census in the "Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, March 1969."

In their will in Cherokee County (Cherokee Co. Records Page 97) it states "The heirs were as follows:
J. F. Battler, Sarah Roberts Battler, S. M. Whitworth, C. H. Hass, Judy Hass, Mary Roberts Dempsey, W. R. Whitworth, W. R. Whitworth.

1850 Census:       Forsythe Co., GA 31st District p. 168 (Dwellings 301-599)

322-1       Abel Roberts       54       M       Farmer      NC       1796
322-2       Sarah Roberts      51      F            NC      1799
322-3      Margaret Roberts      21      F            GA      1829
322-4      Samuel Roberts      18      M      Farmer      GA      1832
322-5      Isabella Roberts      10      F            GA      1840


1860 Census:       Calhoun Co., AL Ranges 8 & 9, pg. 312

1870 Census:      Cherokee Co., AL, Leesburg PO p. 274 (123-106)

Roberts, A.      74      M      W      Retired Farmer      400/300      NC
Roberts, Sarah      71      F      W      Housekeeper            NC
Roberts, S      7      F      W      Granddaughter            AL


More About A
BEL ROBERTS:
Burial: 1879, Shady Grove, Alabama
Census: 1840, Forsyth County, Georgia
Land Owner: Aft. 1832, Won land in Cherokee Land Lottery in Forsythe GA
Occupation: 1870, Retired Farmer Cherokee Co., AL Leesburg PO pg 123/106

Notes for S
ARAH ANN MCGINNIS:
Sarah came to Bartlett about 1885 with sons Martin and Samuel and resided with Samuel and his family in Bartlett, Texas Bell County until her death.


More About S
ARAH ANN MCGINNIS:
Burial: Abt. October 15, 1885, Bartlett, Texas Bell County (Old Cemetery)
     
Children of A
BEL ROBERTS and SARAH MCGINNIS are:
  i.   SARAH3 ROBERTS, b. WFT Est. 1816-1843; d. WFT Est. 1821-1925.
2. ii.   MARY ELIZA ROBERTS, b. Bet. 1823 - 1825, Lincoln Co., N. C.; d. 1880.
3. iii.   ELIZABETH ROBERTS, b. Bet. 1825 - 1826; d. Bet. 1879 - 1886.
4. iv.   CATHERINE ROBERTS, b. Bet. 1827 - 1828, NC; d. WFT Est. 1868-1921.
5. v.   MARGARET ROBERTS, b. Bet. 1827 - 1828, Hall Co., GA; d. WFT Est. 1850-1855, Hall Co., GA.
6. vi.   MARTIN MARION ROBERTS, b. July 23, 1829, Hall Co., GA; d. September 13, 1921, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.
7. vii.   SAMUEL DAVIS ROBERTS, SR., b. February 08, 1832, Forsythe County Ga.; d. October 28, 1896, Bartlett, Texas Williamson County.
8. viii.   ISABELLE LOUISE ROBERTS, b. March 22, 1841, Georgia; d. September 01, 1907, Wharton Co., Texas.


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