Florida Family Group Sheet for the John ROBERTS Family


Husband: John ROBERTS
Birthdate: 27 February 1777
Birthplace: Charleston Dist., South Carolina
Death date: 14 May 1854
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union County, Florida
Father: Lewis ROBERTS
Mother: Mary (Last Name unknown)

Marriage date: 1798
Marriage place: McIntosh County, Georgia

Wife: Phoebe WEEKS
Birthdate: 22 February 1785
Birthplace: Carteret Co., North Carolina
Death date: 1851
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union County, Florida
Father: John OSTEEN (See Notes)
Mother: Ada WEEKS

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: John J. ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 02 October 1799
Birthplace: McIntosh Co., Georgia
Death date: 16 January 1877
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union Co., Florida
Marriage date: Circa 1821
arriage place: Georgia
Spouse's name: Sarah SWEAT

Child No. 2: Lewis ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 23 June 1802
Birthplace: McIntosh Co., Georgia
Death date: 01 September 1854
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union County, Florida
Marriage date: 15 December 1825
Marriage place: Irwin County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Mary KNIGHT

Child No. 3: William P. ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 11 October 1804
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 02 December 1852
Place of death: Lowndes County, Georgia
Burial: Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Georgia
Marriage date: 22 December 1825
Marriage place: Irwin County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Sarah KNIGHT

Child No. 4: Reubin ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 17 April 1807
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 1875
Place of death: Berrien County, Georgia
Burial: Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Georgia
Marriage date: 1835
Marriage place: Lowndes County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Elizabeth A. CLEMENTS

Child No. 5: Bryant J. ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 04 June 1809
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 08 July 1888
Place of death: Lowndes County, Georgia
Burial: Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Lowndes County, Georgia
Marriage date: 26 January 1832
Marriage place: Lowndes County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Wealthy MATHIS

Child No. 6: Nathan ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 1811
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 02 September 1874
Place of death: Columbia Co., Florida
Burial: Florida
Marriage date: 1832
Marriage place: (Lowndes Co., Georgia
Spouse's name: Nancy SWEAT

Child No. 7: George ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 23 April 1812
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 10 January 1885
Place of death: Echols County, Georgia
Burial: unknown/Echols County, Georgia
Marriage date: 1840
Marriage place: Lowndes County, Georgia
Spouse's name: May Ann "Pollie" MATHIS

Child No. 8: Stephen ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 06 February 1814
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 10 January 1874
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union County, Florida
Marriage date: 1838
Marriage place: Lowndes Co., Georgia
Spouse's name: Mary BOYD

Child No. 9: Phoebe ROBERTS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 1815
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 18 April 1854
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union County, Florida
Marriage date: 1832
Marriage place: Lowndes Co., Georgia
Spouse's name: Isaac B. CARLTON

Child No. 10: Nathaniel Enoch ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 1820
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 15 April 1869
Place of death: Lake Butler, Florida
Burial: Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion), Union County, Florida
Marriage date: 1847
Marriage place: Lowndes County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Parthenia A. MORGAN

Child No. 11: Mary ROBERTS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 26 April 1826
Birthplace: Wayne County, Georgia
Death date: 02 April 1903
Place of death: Lowndes Co., Georgia
Burial: Fender Cemetery, Lowndes Co., Georgia
Marriage date: 25 January 1841
Marriage place: Lowndes County, Georgia
Spouse's name: Josiah SIRMANS
 
 
Documentation:
* Research of John Burnett of Reno, NV.
* Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia by Folks Huxford, Vol. 1, pages 240-242, Vol. 2-7 have other sketches on his sons.
* US Census: 1820 Wayne Co., Georgia; 1830, 1840 Lowndes Co., Georgia; 1850 Columbia Co., Florida.
* Swift Creek Cemetery (Mt. Zion) Records of Union County Florida (Swift Creek Cemetery is located north of Lake Butler, Florida).

Notes:
* John Roberts is listed on a Florida State Historic Marker as being the first person buried in Swift Creek Cemetery. His wife Phoebe was said to be the daughter of John Osteen. In Ada Weeks Osteen's Bible records it listed Phoebe as Phoebe Weeks, her birth having been prior to John Osteen and Ada Weeks marriage.
* According to the Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, John Roberts was very active in church affairs and an "unswerving Whig" in politics. The Roberts were a pioneer family of Wayne and Lowndes Counties, Georgia. John Roberts and his wife moved to Columbia County, Florida late in life and lived near Lake Butler, Florida. They left numerous descendants in Georgia and Florida.
 

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