Post by benotforgot on Oct 31, 2004 19:12:06 GMT -6
Elisha and Patsy are my maternal 4th great-grandparents. Elisha Roberts married Martha (Patsy) Gill in February of 1800 in Green* County, Kentucky.
At least two of their children, Esther Jane and Matilda, are said to have been born in Barren* County, Kentucky. Their 7th child (and my 3rd-great-grandma), Mahala, was born in 1816, and was the first of two of their nine children that was born in Louisiana.
Their 9th (and last) child, Margaret, was born in 1822 in Texas.
*Green County also happens to be where another of my maternal ancestors, William Paschal Henry, was born in 1836. His ancestors were in Green as well as Barren Counties as early as . . . and one of his ancestors was a Roberts . . .
William Paschal's son, Edgar, would eventually marry Elisha & Patsy's granddaughter, Berta Mary, in Houston County, Texas in 1895.
Post by benotforgot on Apr 19, 2006 15:08:05 GMT -6
ELISHA ROBERTS was born Abt. 1774 in Watauga Settlement, Hawkins County, Tennessee, and died 03 October 1844 in San Augustine County, Republic of Texas. He married MARTHA GILL February 1800 in Green County, Kentucky, daughter of WILLIAM GILL and Mrs. GILL. She was born Abt. 1781 in Bedford County, Virginia, and died 20 December 1845 in San Augustine County, Republic of Texas. Children of ELISHA ROBERTS and MARTHA GILL are:
i. ANNA ROBERTS, b. 15 June 1800, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 12 March 1847, Mill Creek, Austin County, Texas; m. BRYANT DAUGHTREY, 25 January 1818, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; b. 03 November 1795, North Carolina; d. September 1856, San Patricio County, Texas.
ii. ELIZABETH ROBERTS, b. 03 December 1803, Tennessee; d. 02 May 1845, San Augustine, Republic of Texas; m. CAPT. WILLIAM DAVID SMITH, Abt. 1824, San Augustine County, Texas; b. 17 January 1790, Mecklenberg County, Virginia; d. 13 February 1858.
iii. ESTHER JANE ROBERTS, b. 27 February 1807, Barren County, Kentucky; d. 19 September 1891, San Augustine County, Texas; m. COLONEL PHILLIP ALLEN SUBLETT, Bet. 06 & 22 March 1828, San Augustine County, Texas; b. 22 May 1802, Green County, Kentucky; d. 25 February 1850, San Augustine County, Texas.
iv. MATILDA FAIR ROBERTS, b. 12 June 1808, Barren County, Kentucky; d. April 1879, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas; m. (1) JOHN CONNELL, Abt. 1830; b. Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1834, Viesca, Milam County, Texas; m. (2) SAMUEL TABOR ALLEN, Abt. 1835; b. Abt. 1809, Connecticut; d. October 1838, Navarro County, Texas; m. (3) THOMAS J. ALLEN, Abt. 1847; b. Abt. 1806, Connecticut; d. Bef. 1860.
v. WILLIAM G. ROBERTS, b. 26 February 1811, Kentucky; d. Miami University, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio.
vi. NOEL GILL ROBERTS, b. Abt. 1814, Louisiana; d. Abt. 1864, San Augustine, Texas; m. (1) MARIAH THOMAS, Abt. 1835; b. Abt. 1817, Alabama; d. Aft. 1851; m. (2) WILLIE ANN BATES, 22 July 1852.
vii. MAHALA LEE ROBERTS, b. 03 November 1816, Washington Parish, Louisiana; d. 27 June 1885, Elkhart Creek, Houston County, Texas; m. (1) JOHN M. SHARP, 22 March 1838, San Augustine County, Texas; b. Bet. 1800 & 1815, Tennessee?; d. Bef. 1846, San Augustine County, Texas; m. (2) COLONEL JOSHUA JAMES HALL, 12 February 1851, San Augustine County, Texas; b. Abt. 1790, Baltimore, Maryland; d. Abt. 1871, Elkhart Creek, Houston County, Texas.
viii. FELIX GRUNDY ROBERTS, b. 23 August 1818, Washington Parish, Louisiana; d. 30 January 1901; m. (1) ELIZABETH K. LAYTON, Bef. 1845, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1827, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1880 & 1900; m. (2) BETTIE BOLTON, Aft. 1880.
ix. MARGARET S. ROBERTS, b. 22 February 1822, Washington Parish, Louisiana; d. 20 April 1892; m. ALEXANDER MACDONALD, 15 June 1842, Harris County, Texas; b. Abt. 1820, Canada; d. Abt. 1850, Galveston, Texas.
Post by benotforgot on Oct 6, 2009 12:47:31 GMT -6
Elisha Roberts, born about 1774 near Holston River and the Broad River in the Watauga Settlement. His father was George Roberts.
In February 1800 in Greene County, KY, he married Martha (Patsy) Gill. Patsy was the daughter of William Gill. around 1811, he and his family moved to St. Tammany Parish, LA (later Washington Parish). He served as a first lieutenant at New Orleans, December 1814 and January 1815.
In 1820, he came into Texas on a scouting trip. He saw a beautiful fertile spot of land not far from the Louisiana line and made a homestead claim. In 1821 he brought his family to settle in the Ayish District.
He received a Spanish Land Grant. He played an active roll in the District where he would not take sides in the Fredonian Rebellion in 1826. He was the District Electors Committee clerk on Jan. 21, 1831. He served as an Alcalde from 1831 to 1834. He was on the committee that selected the site for the town of San Augustine. He also served on the board of trustees of the St. Augustine University.
His home served as an inn on the Old Spanish Highway, and many of his old Tennessee friends came and stopped there on their way into Texas. Sam Houston stayed for long periods of time as they were old Tennessee friends.
He died Oct. 3, 1844 and Martha (Patsy) died Dec. 20, 1845. In 1936, a Texas Centennial marker was placed at his burial site on a now hidden forest covered hill on his homeplace on Hwy. 21, 17 miles from St. Augustine. Mrs. Esther M. (Hall) Biggers (GGGD).