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Reuben ROBERTS, Sr

Male 1752 - 1845  (93 years)


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  • Name Reuben ROBERTS 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 14 Oct 1752  Port Royal, Caroline, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Reuben was born in 1752. He is the son of John Roberts and Elizabeth Walker.

      Source: David C Parker, firsthand knowledge
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 1845  Gray, Jones Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roberts Family Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The History of Jones County, Georgia 1807 - 1907 , written by Carolyn White Williams, is an excellent source of early Jones County family history. The Memorial Edition has been reprinted and is available for purchase at the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce. The first edition, now out of print, is available for review at the Jones County Library and the Washington Memorial Library in Macon. This is an excellent source of information on the early times in Jones County.

    • According the book on the history of Jones Co, GA:

      page 375 Reuben Roberts, b. 1759 in SC, died 1818, a Revolutionary War
      soldier

      page 674 Reuben Roberts, born Port Royal, VA, 1752, d. Nov 1845

      According to the Rev War Pension files, Reuben Roberts filed for a pension
      in 1833, and he states that he was born near Port Royal town, VA, in 1752, as
      well as he can tell. He moved to Jones Co, GA, about 1807. His service was
      in Kershaw District, SC. Since he filed for a pension in 1833, he apparently
      didn't die in 1818. There is a DAR application showing that this Reuben
      Roberts died 20 Nov 1843. There isn't any final payment in his pension file.
      However, the DAR application shows two wives: Peggy Hudson and Mary Ann ??
      There isn't any mention in the Jones Co, GA, history book about a wife named
      Mary Ann.

      There was a Reuben Roberts from NC; however, he married Mary (Milly)
      Ashor/Asher in NC, and moved to TN where he died. He filed for a Pension in 1818,
      and his widow then filed for a pension. Someone also joined the DAR on this
      man's service.

      The Rev War pension papers for both men have answers to letters written by
      women who were most probably looking for ancestor information that would allow
      them to join the DAR. If there is an inquiry answer to a letter included in
      the pension file, it is always at the end of the pension listing. It is
      often easier to read the letter than the actual pension since the letters are
      normally typed, and the handwritten pensions have messy handwriting.

      Phyllis Mistrot
      20 Feb 2006
    • Reuben was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He came to Jones County, GA in1807.

    • Reuban Roberts enlisted at age 28. He elisted as a private from lancaster County, S.C. He served from the Kershaw District.

      He served three months under Capt. George Summerling, South Carolina Company, and served under Captain George Ross, Colonel Eli Kershaw, length of time not stated. He served one month under Lt. McCorklin and five months under Captain Taylor and General Sumter, S.C. Troops.

      He fought in the battle of Briar Creek.

      This taken from the "Concise Illustrated History of the kAmerican Revolution" by Joseph P. Cullen.

      'Briar Creek, 3 March, 1779 was the seventh battle in the war in the South. Commanders were General John Ashe and Colonel Elbert. Men engaged, 1700. Lost about 200 killed, 173 captured. British Commanders were Lt. Col. Mark Prevost & Major Mac Pheson. Men engaged 900, lost 5 killed and 11 wounded.'

      He served as a guide for General Morgan and Colonel Washington. He served after this as a scout. He was wounded by Tories at Dearings on Little Flat Rock Creek. He never had the use of three fingers on his left hand afterwards.

      The above from the National Archives #31934, Department of the Interior

      Invalid # S31934, Act: June 7th, 1832, Index Vol. 2, Page 346

      After his first wife, Margaret "Peggy" Hudson died 25 February, 1836, he married Marianna Burnett, "Widow Strawbridge) 9 June, 1836. He also married a Nancy. Children not mentioned before were Lafayette, Susan, Odom,. Martha, Ann and Thomas. I don't suppose these are Margaret Hudson's issue. By my count, he sired 16 children

      For his services in the war, he was given a tract of land in middle Georgia.

      From National Archives #31934

      His land grant issued by the State of Georgia, 1808 from Captain John Gibson's district, 101 1/4 acres land, Jones County, granted by Wall. Adjoined 8 Kierlock.

      Allowed pension on application 19 October, 1832 by the General Accounting Office, Certificate # 12790, Issued 24 May, 1833. He was 81 years old and was given $40 per annum.

      He was a farmer and he died 20 November, 1845. He is buried in the Roberts Cemetary, the old Roberts Place, 8 miles SW of Gray, Georgia. His grave is marked "Revolutionary Soldier."

    • Residence 1800 Age: 48 St Peters, Beaufort, South Carolina
      Residence 1810 Age: 58 St Peters, Beaufort, South Carolina
      Residence 1820 Age: 68 Capt. Greshams Dist., Jones Co., Georgia
      Residence 1830 Age: 78 Jones County, Georgia
      Pension 1833 Age: 81 Revol. War Surviver's Pen. & Land Bounty Warrent # M804, Roll 2059
      Residence 1840 Age: 88 No Twnshp Listed, Jones County, Georgia, age 85
      Death 1843 20 Nov Age: 91 Gray, Jones County, Georgia


    • The following is from the Roberts Family Tree, www.usroberts.com

      He moved to the Kershaw Dist. (now Kershaw county) of then Craven County, SC prior to the Revolutionary War. He served during the Revolution from SC. He owned land in SC. Sometime after the 1800 Census, he moved to Jones County Ga. He recieved a pension of $40.00 per annum for Revolutionary War service on Claim #31934 commencing March 4, 1831, certificate #12790, the Act of June 7, 1832 theru the Georgia Agency.

      Reuben Roberts while residing in Kershaw District, SC, enlisted, served 3 months in Captain George Summerlin's SC Company; enlisted, served 3 months under Captain George Ross and Colonel Kershaw, in the SC troops, was in the battle of Brier Creek; enlisted under Captain Ross & Colonel Ely Kershaw a second time. Later served 1 month under Lt. McCorklin, served under Captain Taylor and General Sumter.

      Reuben served as a guide for General Morgan and Colonel Washington and afterwords acted as a scout. He was wounded by the Tories at Dearing's on Little Flat Rock Creek. He lost the use of three fingers on left hand thereafter.

      He was allowed pension on application executed Oct. 10, 1832, at which time he was living in Jones County, GA

      Deed Dated Sept. 3, 1785

      Rush Hudson of Craven City, SC. conveys to Rueben Roberts of the city and state aforesaid for 100 pounds old currency of the state aforesaid, a piece of land on the waters of Beaner Creek, being formaly a tract containing 100 acres with a Deed bearing date 12 Jan. 1768, 50 Acres of the aforesaid lands subdivided of the north end of the old survey {unclear}
      Rush (X) Hudson
      Witness:
      James Carruth
      Alexi Craig'd Carruth

    • ROBERTS (Militia) DISTRICT,Jones County.
      The Reuben Roberts (1752-1845) family from
      Virginia came to Jones County in 1807. The
      community where he lived was called ROBERTS
      STATION.A post office named ROBERTS was
      located south of Clinton.
    • Roster of the Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia
      McCall, Mrs Howard H
      Genealogical Publishing Co; Baltimore; 1968/1969
      Originally published Atlanta 1941
      Three volumes

      [pg 106, Vol II ]
      REUBEN ROBERTS, b. 1752, near Port Royal, Va.; d. Dec., 1842,
      Jones Co., Ga. (Will made Nov. 15, 1842.) He mar. Mary Ann ---, living
      1842. He was a REV. SOLDIER of S.C., served as Private in Capt.
      Summerlin's S.C. Troops, aide to Gen. Morgan. Was allowed Pension,
      on his application, Oct. 19, 1832, while a resident of Jones Co., Ga.
      Children: (from will)
      1. Luke.
      2. William.
      3. Reuben.
      4. James Henry.
      5. Peggy, mar. -- Wilder.
      6. Sally, mar. -- Funderbuck.
      7. Daughter, mar. -- Burnett.
      8. Juda, mar. -- Jordan.
      9. Clara, mar. -- Chance.
    • ROBERTS (Militia) DISTRICT,Jones County.
      The Reuben Roberts (1752-1845) family from
      Virginia came to Jones County in 1807. The
      community where he lived was called ROBERTS
      STATION.A post office named ROBERTS was
      located south of Clinton.
    Person ID I4266  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 14 May 2015 

    Father John R ROBERTS,   b. 1722, Fredrickburg, Stafford, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Culpepper, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WALKER,   b. 1728, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1743  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret (Peggy) HUDSON,   b. 1759, Port Royal, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1836, Gray, Jones Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1778  Port Royal, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Luke ROBERTS,   b. 1782, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1854, Gray, Jones Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Reuben ROBERTS, Jr,   b. 1789, Kershaw, Rutherford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1851, Jones County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. James M ROBERTS,   b. 1792, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1874, Crawford County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Agnes ROBERTS,   b. 1793, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Julia (Judy) ROBERTS,   b. Abt 1794, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Oct 1862, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     6. Sallie ROBERTS,   b. 1795, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William K ROBERTS,   b. Abt 1796, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Clara ROBERTS,   b. 1797, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. James Henry ROBERTS,   b. 1799, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1881, Jones County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +10. Margaret ROBERTS,   b. Oct 1800, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1882, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2015 
    Family ID F1610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Reuben Roberts Grave
    Reuben Roberts Grave
    Died 20 November, 1845. He is buried in the Roberts Cemetary, the old Roberts Place, 8 miles SW of Gray, Georgia. His grave is marked "Revolutionary Soldier."
    Reuben Roberts Grave
    Reuben Roberts Grave

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Jones County History by Carolyn.

    2. [S126] Jones County History by Carolyn.