Samuel Fletcher “Sam” Roberts

  • Birth 11 Nov 1854 Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 1940 Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Drive 4, Section 1, Lot 1139
  • Memorial ID 102780576

Samuel Fletcher Roberts was born November 11, 1854 in Hardin County, Tennessee, son of James Thomas Roberts (1817-1865) and Sarah Emaline Canfield (1823-1917).

The 1860 Federal Census for District 9, Tennessee (Hardin County) shows Samuel Roberts, age 5, born in Tennessee; living with his father, J. T. Roberts, a farmer, age 43, born in Virginia; and his mother, Sarah E., age 36, born in South Carolina. Also living in the household were Samuel's siblings: James W. Roberts, age 16; Julia A. Roberts, age 14; Martha E. Roberts, age 12; Lucina C. Roberts, age 11; Henry Roberts, age 7; David Roberts, age 3; and twins Ellen and Allis Roberts, age 1; all born in Tennessee.

On November 2, 1876, Sam married Amanda Jane Cowart, who was born April 2, 1856 in Rome, Georgia (Floyd County), daughter of Jonathan Cowart (1831- ) and Martha Adeline White (1835- ).

Sam and Amanda had eight known children: Thomas M. Roberts (1877-1877); Charles Arthur Roberts (1878-1946); Henrietta Elizabeth Roberts (1881-1953); Susie Ella Roberts (1882-1951); Cynthia Ophelia Roberts (1885-1885); Myrtle Mae Roberts (1886-1980); James Willie Roberts (1888-1951); and Sarah Edna Roberts (1891-1977).

The 1910 Federal Census for Durant Ward 4, Oklahoma (Bryan County) shows Samuel Fletcher Roberts, a grocery merchant, age 55, born in Tennessee; and his wife, Amanda J., age 55, born in Georgia. Living with them were five children: Henrietta, a saleslady, age 26, born in Tennessee; Susie E., age 24, born in Tennessee; Myrtle M., age 22, born in Arkansas; James W., a grocery salesman, age 20, born in Arkansas; and Sarah E., a saleslady, age 18, born in Arkansas.

Amanda died April 18, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma (Bryan County) and was buried there in Highland Cemetery. Sam died in 1939 in Durant and was buried in Highland Cemetery beside his wife.



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  • Created by: TimelessSpirits
  • Added: 29 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102780576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Fletcher “Sam” Roberts (11 Nov 1854–1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102780576, citing Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by TimelessSpirits (contributor 47310549) .