Benjamin Francis Roberson (1813 - 1858)

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Birthplace: Lee, VA, USA
Death: Died in Platte, MO, USA
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About Benjamin Francis Roberson

He was named as Benjamin Robinson in his father's 1835 will. He moved to Platte County, Missouri with his mother and siblings in 1839. He appears as Benj. Robertson on an early tax list (1839) of that county. He was listed on the 1850 census as Benj. F. Robertson (36), a farmer with real estate valued at $3,400. His household consisted of Cynthia (33), Robert (9), Benjm. (5), Isaiah (3) and Mahala (6/12). He was living near his mother and brother Craig.

In 1851, as Benjamin F. Robeson, he posted bond as administrator of his mother's estate in Platte County. In 1853, as Benjamin F. Roberson, he was administrator of his mother's estate. He made his will five years later, on 17 May 1858, naming his wife Cynthia as executrix and providing for his children to inherit when the youngest was 21. The will was witnessed by R. G. Baber and Henry Lamar, and recorded at Platte County, Missouri on 5 August 1858. Henry Lamar was Benjamin's next door neighbor at the 1850 census.

He, his wife and some of his children were buried in Roberson Cemetery, "Located on the old Roberson Farm, now owned by Oscar Webb (1980). This farm is one mile west of old 71 Highway and 1/4 mile south of H. Highway. His gravestone calls him Benjamin F. Roberson, and says he was born 3-1-1813 and died 6-17-1858 (Cemetery Records).

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Benjamin Francis Roberson's Timeline

1813
March 1, 1813
Lee, VA, USA
1837
1837
Age 23
1838
1838
Age 24
1840
1840
Age 26
1841
May 28, 1841
Age 28
Platte, Missouri, United States
1858
June 17, 1858
Age 45
Platte, MO, USA
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Weston, Platte County, Missouri, United States