Martin Lafayette ROBERTS[1, 2, 3, 4]
Male 1853 - 1925


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  • Birth  2 May 1853  , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    • 1854, TN -> 1920 census
      2 May 1853 -> headstone
      2 May 1853, Bradley County TN -> The Heritage of Bradley County
      May 1853, TN -> stated on 1900 census
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1860  District 6, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • "Martin Roberts" (8) appeared on the 1860 census in District 6, Hamilton County, Tennessee in the household of "M. Roberts". He was born in Tennessee and attended school within the year. Other household members include Mariah (26), George (9), Loranza (5), William (3), and G.W. Langston (20).
    Residence  Abt 1863  , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "He moved with his parents. . .in 1863 to Whitfield County, Georgia where they stayed briefly before settling at Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia 1864-1865."
    Residence  Abt 1865  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The family moved to Spring Place. 
    Census  1870  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Martin L. was enumerated in the household of Monteville Roberts in Militia District 984. His age is 
    • Martin L. was enumerated in the household of Monteville Roberts in Militia District 984. His age is given as 17. His occupation is farm laborer. His birthplace is given as Tennessee. Other household members include Mariah (36), George W. (19), "Lorenzo" (15), William H. (12), Edward (8), and Salina Slaughter (aunt, 59).
    Census  1880  Eighth District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Martin L. Roberts appeared on the 1880 census in the Eighth District of Murray County, Georgia as head of household. His occupation is farmer. His birthplace and both parents' is Tennessee. Other household members include Rosa M. (27), "Wm D" (7), James S. (6), Nancy A. (3), and Elijah M. (1). (Monteville Roberts', Edward Roberts', and Loranza Roberts' households are on the same page.)
    Misc  1895  Bull Pen District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Martin was an early school trustee in the Bull Pen district.
    Census  1900  Bull Pen District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Martin Roberts (47) appeared on the 1900 census in the Bull Pen community of Murray County, Georgia as head of household. He was born May 1853. He had been married 29 years. He and both parents were born in Tennessee. He was a farmer. He was literate. He owned his farm.* Other household members included Rosey E. V. (wife, 47), William L (son, 27), Mary E (daughter, 18), Emma P (daughter, 15), Sarah E (daughter, 13), Burtis A (daughter, 10), and Colquit Wade (laborer, 22).

      [*Most (49.4%) farmers in Murray County in 1900 were owners. 90.2% were white. The average farm was 131 acres in size.]

      Martin and Rosa's son, Elijah Monteville Roberts, appeared next door.
    Census  1910  Bull Pen District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Martin L. Roberts appeared on the 1910 census in the Bull Pen community of Murray County, Georgia. He was enumerated as head of household. The household includes his wife, "Rosie E." and daughter, "Alberta A."
    Census  1920  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Martin L. Roberts (66) appeared on the 1920 census as head of household. He could read and write. His birthplace, as well as both parents', is reported as Tennessee. He worked for wages as a lumber checker in a lumber mill. The household includes his wife, Rosa E. (66) and daughter, Alberta A. (26).

      His daughter, Eva, and her family live one household up.
    Miscellaneous  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • A member of Chatsworth Masonic Lodge #64 and served as secretary.
    Died  2 Apr 1925  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 2 Apr 1925 -> headstone

      After searching the GA Death indexes at Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and Genealogy Trails, and examining the Murray County death register, I've concluded that probably no death certificate exists for Martin L. Roberts; this is not unusual as death certificates were issued sporadically in Georgia prior to 1928.
    Buried  Aft 2 Apr 1925  Spring Place Cemetery, Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Name:
      Martin Roberts -> headstone
      Martin L. Roberts -> marriage license
      Martin Lafayette Roberts -> Murray County Heritage

      Connection to parents:
      He is named as the child of Monteville Roberts and Mariah Langston in Murray County Heritage.
    Person ID  I1626  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  13 Jul 2012 

    Father  Monteville ROBERTS,   b. 27 Apr 1827, , Mcminn, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1895, , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mariah M. LANGSTON,   b. 25 Feb 1833, , Sevier, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1916, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jul 1852  , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F63  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosa Evelyn ELLIS,   b. 28 Mar 1853, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1936, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jan 1872  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 28 Jan 1872; Murray County GA -> marriage license
    Roberts-Ellis Marriage License
    Roberts-Ellis Marriage License
    Records the marriage of Martin Roberts and Rosa Ellis.
    Children 
    >1. William Lafayette ROBERTS,   b. Jun 1872, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1954, , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Sidney ROBERTS,   b. Abt 1874, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Nancy Alice ROBERTS,   b. 9 Jan 1877, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1965, Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Elijah Monteville ROBERTS,   b. Mar 1879, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1950, , Ben Hill, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Mary Elizabeth ROBERTS,   b. 28 Oct 1881, , probably Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1956, , Ben Hill, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Emma E. ROBERTS,   b. 11 Sep 1884, , probably Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1978, , Ben Hill, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Sarah Eva ROBERTS,   b. 19 Jan 1887, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1971, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alberta ROBERTS,   b. Jul 1889, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1949, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F62  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Roberts Reunion 1909
    Roberts Reunion 1909
    The old lady in the hat, standing next to the post, is either Mariah (Langston) Roberts or Elizabeth (Tucker) Ellis Haney [Annie Kate identified her as "Grandma Haney."]

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1920 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625 (http://www.ancestry.com), roll T625_272, enumeration district (ED) 121, p. 1 A, dwelling 6, family 6, Martin L. Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/mdvtmx

    2. [S321] Spring Place Cemetery (Spring Place, Georgia), ; , ., Martin and Rosie E. Roberts grave marker; 27 December 2007; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S270] Murray County, Georgia, , ; Probate Court's Office, Chatsworth., Marriage Book 4; 303; Roberts-Ellis, 1872, recorded license (with original signatures) and return (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S266] Murray County History Committee, Murray County Heritage (Fernandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1987), ., 697-699 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S321] Spring Place Cemetery (Spring Place, Georgia), ; , ., Martin and Rosie E. Roberts grave marker; 27 December 2007; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S415] Earl Roberts, "Martin LaFayette Roberts (1030): Pioneer Family," The Heritage of Bradley County, Tennessee, 1836-1998, Bradley County Heritage Book Committee (Cleveland, Tenn.: Bradley County Heritage Book Committee., 1998), ., p. 383-384; citing Roberts and Allied Families by Tolva Roberts Whitehead (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S280] 1900 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 213., Bull Pen District; 68; sheet 16-A; dwelling 279, family 279; Martin Roberts household; accessed; 21 December 2007 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S54] 1840 U.S. census, Bradley, Tennessee; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M704. (http://www.ancestry.com), Roll M653_1253, population schedule, District 6, p. 47 (penned), dwelling 329, family 331, Martin Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=19193771&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t3721570_p-1690735279_g32768

    9. [S56] 1860 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653 (http://www.ancestry.com), Roll M653_1253, population schedule, District 6, p. 47 (penned), dwelling 329, family 331, Martin Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=19193771&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t3721570_p-1690735279_g32768

    10. [S38] Ancestry.com, "Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960"; online database and digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), entry for Mariah Roberts, widow of Monteville Roberts,"29th Tennessee Inf., Co. A, 1901 Indigent Widow." (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gaconfederatepension&h=37372&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    11. [S240] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: Militia District 984, Murray, Georgia; Roll: M593_167; Page: 528; Image: 364. (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=1368245

    12. [S325] 1880 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestrycom : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 159., Eighth District; 153; p. 25 (penned), p. 434 (stamped); dwelling 219, family 224; Martin L. Roberts household; accessed; 4 March 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S266] Murray County History Committee, Murray County Heritage (Fernandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1987), ., 162 (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S280] 1900 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 213., Bull Pen District; 68; sheet 16-A; dwelling 279, family 279; Martin Roberts household; accessed; 21 December 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S237] "Twelfth Census of the United States 1900 Census Reports Volume V Agriculture Part I, Farms, Livestock, and Animal Products." Census Bureau Home Page. (http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/1900.htm), 70 (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/oq6h75

    16. [S612] 1910 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624 (http://www.ancestry.com), roll T624_205; population schedule, Bull Pen District, enumeration district (ED) 111, sheet 1 A, dwelling 2, Martin L. Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=3668565

    17. [S79] B. Mosteller, "Descendents of John M. Roberts," supplied 2008 by Mosteller; photocopy supplied by D. H. Davis., 4 (Reliability: 3).




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