Edward Killick Roberts (1828 - 1915)

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Birthplace: Bastard Twp, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States
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About Edward Killick Roberts

As a young man, he followed those Mormons led Brigham Young. He left behind all those he had cherished, never to see them again. Many trials were to come his way as brave men faced a new frontier. These Men and women turned a desert into a rose and established a Kingdom in the tops of the Rockies. Edward Killick Roberts with great faith built his own empire. He faced down Johnson’ Army, assisted family coming across the plains, was a Black Hawk War veteran, was a Presiding Elder, tamed a river, was a farmer and timberman, raised three families; and sank his roots deep by founding a community. Annabella bears the name of his wife. (Anna Rollins Beckstead Roberts) All three families contributed to its history. Hannah Gleave Roberts is the communities founding mother as her children became the backbone of the community. These chosen few were the real heroes and the real pioneers of the West.

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Edward Killick Roberts from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

ROBERTS, EDWARD KILLICK (son of John W. Roberts of Leeds Co., Upper Canada, born Jan. 19, 1800, at London, Eng., and Mary Gilchrist, born Feb, 7, 1804, Canada; married Jan. 2, 1822). He was born April 14, 1828, In Leeds County and came to Utah Sept. 23, 1849 in the William Miller Company.

Married Emeline Mathews Sept. 24, 1850 (daughter of Anson Mathews and Elizabeth Burgess, pioneers 1848). She was born Feb. 7, 1833, Macomb. McDonough county, Ill., died April 17, 1867. Their children: Eliza Emeline - b. Aug. 2, 1851, m. Jeremiah Bingham March, 1869: Susannah b. June 5, 1853, m. Calvin Pendleton May, 1870; Julia S. b. Oct. 17, 1854, m. Joseph Asay , 1872: William Edward b. Nov. 19, 1856, died; Elizabeth E. b. Aug, 14, 1858; Joseph Samuel b Aug. 31, 1860; Mary A. b. April 28, 1863, m. Joseph Asay, 1877; George Hannibal m. Feb. 13, 1865, m. Almina Malinda Lewis Sept. 27, 1883; John Henry b. April 17, 1867. Family home Payson, Utah.

Married Hannah Gleave April 19, 1869, Salt Lake City (daughter of John Gleave and Jane Brindly, married May I, 1843, at Wilmslow, Chestershire, Eng., pioneers Aug. 20, 1868, Chester Loveland Company). She was born Oct. 23, 1846, Stockport. Eng. Their children: Hannah J. b. May 15, 1870; Killick Elton b. June 23, 1871, m. Edna M. Gardner; Lucy A. b. May 9, 1873; Boretta b. Oct. 8, 1874, m. Hyrum P. Thurston; Walter b. June 23, 1876, m. Millie Lebeker: Rebecca b. Jan. 1, 1878, m. John Nordtoese Dec. 1900; Bertha b. Jan. 2, 1880; Thomas Wilburn b. Aug. 13, 1881, m. Jennie Gleave Oct. 3, 1906; Herbert Franklin b. Sept. 7, 1883, m. Rosa Davis Jan, 22, 1908; Sabra S. b. Feb. 1, 1885, m. John F. Davis Sept. 22, 1905; Ammon b. Aug. 6, 1888, m. Susia E. Adams Jan. 27, 1909. Family home Annabella, Sevier Co., Utah.

Married Ann Sophia Rollins April 19, 1869, Salt Lake City (daughter of Enoch P. Rollins of Cache Valley, Utah, and Sophia W. Philbrook, married at Bangor, Penobscot county, Me.. pioneers 1852: and widow of Sidney Beckstead, by whom she had the following children: Sarah Ann, m. Henry Elmer; � George B. Rust. m. Geo. A. Hatch; Lillian, m. �; Mary Emily, m. Joseph Jackson; Rosa. d. child; Cordella Loretta, d. Infant. Family home West Jordan, Utah). She was born March 25, 1832. at Bangor, died May 10, 1884; pioneer 1852. Thier chlluren: Melinda Elvina b. Feb. 12, 1870, m. George B. Rust. L888: Sidney Enoch b. Nov. 5, 1871. m. Marilla. Hooper June 10, 1903. Family home, Annabella.

Presiding elder Annabella ward; high priest; member 29th Quorum seventies; teacher. Assisted bringing Immigrants to Utah. Black Hawk war veteran, Farmer; timberman.

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1828
April 14, 1828
Bastard Twp, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
1850
September 24, 1850
Age 22
Mill Creek Ward, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1851
August 2, 1851
Age 23
Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah
1853
June 5, 1853
Age 25
Santaquin, Utah, United States
1854
October 17, 1854
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
1856
November 19, 1856
Age 28
1858
August 14, 1858
Age 30
1860
August 31, 1860
Age 32
1863
1863
Age 34
1865
1865
Age 36