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|Kathryn Roberts||RE: Stephen R. Roberts|
Your g-g-grandmother Rachel would have been a sister to my g-grandfather, John C. Roberts I. Stephen Roberts had two wives. Rachel and JCR I were descended from the first wife, Jemima Harrison. Lt. Van Roberts was John C Roberts' brother, a TX Ranger, caught in a hand-to-hand fight with the Indians, killed and scalped. Stephen Roberts had a daughter named Nancy Roberts: I believe this is the Nancy C. Roberts Southward buried in this cemetery.
This is NOT definitive but...it could be a natural conclusion that Nancy, SR's older daughter, married a Southward and for this reason SR was buried in this cemetery. The location of this cemetery is in the vicinity of the homesteads.
I, too, think the metal band stating Battle of San Jacinto is incorrect. My mother suspects someone added that much later. We've all been to this gravesite before and do not remember seeing it. My oldest brother says it is NOT the S Roberts in the TX Revolution roles.
I don't know what the R stands for as his middle name either. I will be trying to do some sleuthing to see what it might be. We are fortunate in that we can do extensive research through the internet because so many across the U.S. are archiving graves and documents.
Is your Williamson name your maiden name or married name? There are some Williamsons that traveled with the Robertses from NC to Texas. What part of Texas do you live in?
I think we should have a chat by email to see if there is a connection. My email is email@example.com.
|Kathryn Roberts||Stephen R. Roberts|
You ask a good question that has me pondering the veracity of this claim. I know this SRS's history from NC to Montague County, and everything about HIS descendants. Because of this plaque I'm researching the muster roles and anything else about 'him.' (I do not even know what the middle initial stands for--do you?)
The San Jacinto Library records show a Stephen R. Roberts receiving a headright certificate in 1838 for his service in the battle. It states that man was chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners for Washington County and a trustee of Union Academy. It seems his children and descendants would have shared this story down the line. I have never heard this. I cannot imagine the descendants not having discussed this if it were true. It's significant.
Are you a descendant of THIS Stephen R. Roberts? I would be glad to correspond with you if you respond to this message. (I'm responding 7 months later to your posting.)
Kathryn R. Dec. 5, 2013
|Michelle Rhea||RE: transfer request|
I am happy to transfer your ancestors to you. Robert Rhea is a distant cousin of mine, so you and I are related in some way. :) We share common ancestry. I would like to be in touch about that, if you are interested, but not via this public message. You should be able to send me a private message via findagrave.
Hi Jaqi--Welcome to Find A Grave! I'm honored to be your first photo. Hope you're having fun with the file I sent. Send me a list of any memorials that you would like to be able to edit. I can transfer them to you so that you can maintain them in the future.
Added by Pam on Feb 14, 2011 9:40 AM