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 Cornelius Benton “Bent” Roberts

Cornelius Benton “Bent” Roberts

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 1865 (aged 57–58)
San Saba County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 85971867 · View Source
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son of Nathan Roberts and Abigail Bishop

Cornelius Benton Roberts was born in Tennessee in 1807, the fourth of Nathan Roberts' 15 children. He married Rhoda Linsey in Tuscaloosa Co. Alabama in 1828. They had 5 children there before moving to Chocktaw Co. Mississippi. In the 10 years they stayed in Mississippi, 6 more children were born. In 1845 the family moved further west to Cherokee Co. Texas, the same year that Texas became the 28th state and just before the start of the Mexican War. After 10 months the family moved on to Navarro County and settled in Mercer's Colony. The colony failed and two years later Cornelius moved to Milam County and settled on Salado's Creek. He served with the Ranger company there called The Salado Mounted Troops and fought for the South in the Civil War. Later, he helped organize Bell County. The last 2 children were born there, bringing the total to 13. Cornelius died while on a cattle drive in San Saba Co. sometime during the late 1860's.

Children:
Sarah Roberts 1829
William J. Roberts 1830-1874
Nathan Thomas Roberts 1831-1909
David P. Roberts 1833
Matthew B. Roberts 1834-1847
John Marion Roberts 1835-1922
Mary Abigail Roberts 1836-1907
Cornelius Benton Roberts Jr. 1837-1918
James Toliver Roberts 1839-1871
Emily Elizabeth Roberts 1841-1929
Abram M. Roberts 1843-1903
Jeremiah Joe Roberts 1848-1919
Jesse R. Roberts 1850-1867


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  • Created by: Alyssa Helen Behr
  • Added: 28 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85971867
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius Benton “Bent” Roberts (1807–1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85971867, ; Maintained by Alyssa Helen Behr (contributor 47612710) Unknown.