Felix Grundy Roberts

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Felix Grundy Roberts

  • Birth 23 Aug 1818
  • Death 30 Jan 1901
  • Burial Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 24521043

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Felix Grundy Roberts . . . was born in Washington Parish, La. . . . He was just five years old when his parents moved to Texas; remembers riding behind an elder sister on horseback when the family crossed the Sabine, and many other incidents of the journey. He was chiefly reared at San Augustine. Attended school in Kentucky and completed his education at the University, at Lexington, in the State, where he took a full law course, graduating in the class of 1842, of which the late Judge Thomas J. Devine was also a member. While at Lexington, Mr. Roberts met and married Miss Elizabeth K. Layton, a native of Kentucky, the marriage occurring 2nd August 1842. Returning to Texas he abandoned the idea of practicing law and devoted his attention to his plantation, near San Augustine, until 1859, when he moved to Washington County, where he had purchased a farm, and there lived engaged in agricultural pursuits, until his recent removal to Navasota in Grimes County, where he now resides. 5th August 1894, Mr. Roberts lost his wife, after a happy married life of fifty-two years. They raised to maturity four sons: John Harrison, Patrick Henry, Charles Morgan, and Jefferson Davis, all of whom are married and either planters or stockmen. Mr. Roberts has resided in Texas for seventy-two years and has never seriously thought of leaving the State but once, that being in 1849, when he went to California. After a residence of more than a year there, during which he endured many hardships, he returned to Texas, fully satisfied to make his home here for the rest of his days. He was personally acquainted with Ellis P. Bean (who stopped at his father's house near San Augustine), Gen. Piedras, Col. Almonte, Gen. Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk, J. Pickney Henderson, David S. Kauffman, William B Ochiltree, and many other men who figure prominently on the pages of Texas history. Mr. Roberts has passed through many changing scenes and trying vicissitudes, through all of which he moved as a brave and true-hearted gentleman and from which he emerged with untarnished honor. He lived to see Texas transformed from a well-nigh uninhabited wilderness to a well-settled and prosperous State of the Union and now, in his old age, he enjoys the confidence & esteem of all who knew him. [from Indian Wars & Pioneers of Texas, 1896 by Brown, John Henry]
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  • Maintained by: BeNotForgot
  • Originally Created by: Vanessa Burzynski
  • Added: 9 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24521043
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Felix Grundy Roberts (23 Aug 1818–30 Jan 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24521043, citing Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .