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Martin Lafayette ROBERTS[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1853 - 1925  (71 years)


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  • Name Martin Lafayette ROBERTS 
    Born 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 County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1895, , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    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  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1852  , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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  (Age 82 years) 
    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  (Age ~ 81 years)
    +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  (Age 88 years)
    +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  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +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  (Age 74 years)
    +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  (Age 93 years)
    +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  (Age 84 years)
     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  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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 Census. Georgia. Murray County, roll T625_272, enumeration district (ED) 121, p. 1 A, dwelling 6, family 6, Martin L. Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/mdvtmx

    2. [S318] Spring Place Cemetery, Martin and Rosie E. Roberts grave marker; 27 December 2007; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S267] Murray County Marriage Books - Probate Court, Marriage Book 4; 303; Roberts-Ellis, 1872, recorded license (with original signatures) and return (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S263] Murray County Heritage, 697-699 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S318] Spring Place Cemetery, Martin and Rosie E. Roberts grave marker; 27 December 2007; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S411] Heritage of Bradley County, TN - Martin LaFayette Roberts (1030), p. 383-384; citing Roberts and Allied Families by Tolva Roberts Whitehead (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S277] 1900 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., Bull Pen District; 68; sheet 16-A; dwelling 279, family 279; Martin Roberts household; accessed; 21 December 2007 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S54] 1840 Census. Tennessee. Bradley County, 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 Census. Tennessee. Hamilton County, 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] Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960", 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. [S238] 1870 United States Federal Census, 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. [S322] 1880 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop.sch., Eighth District; 153; p. 25 (penned), p. 434 (stamped); dwelling 219, family 224; Martin L. Roberts household; accessed; 4 March 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S263] Murray County Heritage, 162 (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S277] 1900 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., Bull Pen District; 68; sheet 16-A; dwelling 279, family 279; Martin Roberts household; accessed; 21 December 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S235] Twelfth Census of the United States 1900 Census Reports Volume V Agriculture Part I, Farms, Livestock, and Animal Products, 70 (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/oq6h75

    16. [S682] 1910 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 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. [S78] Descendents of John M. Roberts, 4 (Reliability: 3).