On this date. . .the 18th of February

Births Tamer Debord was born in 1729 in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Deaths John Wilfong Whitener, Jr. died in 1876 in Morgan County, Indiana. Martha (Debord) Hill died in 1885 in Mountaintown, Georgia. William Henry Langston died in 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. William LaFayette Roberts died in in 1954 in Whitfield County, Georgia. James Buford Roberts […]

On this date. . .the 24th of October

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Births Jonathan Calhoun Whitesides was born in 1828 in North Carolina. Mary Jane Roberts was born in 1856 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Julia Ann (Terry) Patterson was born in 1871 in Murray County, Georgia. Newton Coleman Ward was born in 1890 in Newport, Fannin, Georgia (my great-grandfather). Deaths Thomas Bradshaw Hemphill died in 1903 in […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Monteville Roberts

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My 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, […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Mariah Langston Roberts

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Mariah Langston was my 3-x great-grandmother.  She was born February 25, 1833[1] in Sevier County, Tennessee[2].  She married Monteville Roberts July 18, 1852 in Bradley County, Tennessee2.  They lived in Hamilton County, Tennessee[3], just across the Georgia state line during their early marriage. Mariah is one of my heroes from my family tree.  When her husband was away, […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-11-18

Veteran’s Day newspaper article about my dad. http://ow.ly/BK34 # This looks fun. RT @rootstelevision: RT @mjnrootdig Famous Census Searches are back http://bit.ly/1fwpCT #genealogy # Found 1910 census record for Mattie (Butler) Sampler, Charles Sampler, and William Butler. http://ow.ly/BLZo #genealogy #surnames # Thanks for the RTs! @Ginisology @auldmags @sjtaliaferro @BBPetura @LCAfricana @tjlgenes # reading Beyond Names, […]

Monteville Roberts’ Family Business

Monteville Roberts owned and operated, with the help of family, the combined business establishment of a mill for grinding corn into meal and wheat into flour, a blacksmith shop, and general repair shop, all of which were vitally essential to the people. The combined enterprise, in Hamilton County, Tennessee, provided a flourishing business a home […]