Tombstone Tuesday: Monteville Roberts

Roberts Langston Genealogy McMinn MurrayMy great-great-great-grandfather, Monteville Roberts, was born April 27, 1827 in McMinn County, Tennessee, the son of John Roberts and Rebecca (possibly Sammons).  He is found in Bradley County, Tennessee in 1840 and 1850 and in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1860.  

Monteville married Mariah Langston on July 18, 1852.  (I have conflicting information regarding Mariah’s family, which I will try to decipher in a later post.)  He enlisted in the Confederate Army in the spring of 1863.  He fought in several battles in North Georgia, eventually losing his left arm after being shot at the Battle of New Hope Church.  Monteville and Mariah were burned out of their home in Hamilton County by the Yankees and moved to Murray County, Georgia, where they stayed for the remainder of their lives, except for brief stays in neighboring Whitfield County. 

 Monteville died December 1, 1895 and is buried at Spring Place Cemetery in Murray County.

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  1. Joan Hill says

    My eye caught the name Mariah. Have always loved the name as it was my great grandmother’s name, as well as one of my aunts (tho they spelled it Maria and pronounced it Mariah).

    Always look forward to stopping by your blog.

    • Tonia Kendrick says

      We probably do. Mariah was a popular name in the mid-1800s. It’s one of my favorite names.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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