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 William Roberts

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William Roberts

  • Birth unknown Greene County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1863 Panora, Guthrie County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Blk 12
  • Memorial ID 94340051

William Roberts was born about 1798 in Greene County, Tennessee, according to Census Records. He married Matilda Millard. They lived in Tennessee and Indiana, then later settled in Iowa.

Research indicates William C. Roberts, and wife Matilda Millard Roberts, were living in Cass, Guthrie County, Iowa, in 1860. Cass is a township and the nearest town is Panora. It is unknown why he is buried in Des Moines, Iowa, at this time, though after his death his wife, Matilda, is found living with their son, Rial Roberts and family in Marcy Township, Iowa. I was kindly given this memorial to manage, believing this is my ancestor. I continue to do research to make sure this is the correct William Roberts. Following is the information I have compiled on him:

William C. Roberts father was John Roberts and his mother was Phoebe Moyer Roberts. They were married August 7, 1790, in Greene County, Tenneessee.

According to Ancestry family trees, William's siblings are:
Elizabeth Roberts
Mary Polly Roberts
Nancy Roberts
James Valentine Roberts
Arthur Roberts
Jesse Roberts
Andrew Roberts

William married Matilda Millard and to this union were born:

Ira Jackson Roberts
George Washington Roberts
John Clinton Roberts
James S. Roberts
Elizabeth "Betsy" Jane Roberts
Phoebe E. Roberts
Amanda M. Roberts
Rial Lafayette Roberts

Bio. is compiled from Census and other records, family trees, and is still being researched. Please contact me if you have additional documentation.

Family Members


Sept. 21, 1863
?7 yrs. 5 ms.
29 dys.

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  • Maintained by: Roberts Girl
  • Originally Created by: Katie Lou
  • Added: 28 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94340051
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Roberts (unknown–21 Sep 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94340051, citing Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Roberts Girl (contributor 47821780) .