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About James Dixon Dixon Roberts

Source 1:

From the research files of

Pat Ezell, Texas

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Source 2: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=genealogicalpool&id=I057427

The Genealogical "Poole", by John H. Poole, Jr.

Entries: 107623 Updated: 2007-11-07 00:15:41 UTC (Wed) Contact: John rjpoole1@juno.com

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ID: I057427

Name: James Dixon ROBERTS 1

Sex: M

Birth: 16 DEC 1815 in Franklin Co MS 1

Death: NOV 1887 in Amite Co MS 1

Fact 1: James served in Tolers 6th Regiment, war with Mexico as a LT.He served in the Civ 1

Fact 2: James was a Farmer.He and Elizabeth are both buried in the Day Cemetary. 1

Father: Abraham ROBERTS III b: 26 AUG 1786 in Georgetown District, SC Now Marion Co

Mother: Sarah TAYLOR b: 13 JAN 1796 in TN

Sources:

1. Title: Simon Dixon ROBERTS lrev luther roberts bro a32329.FTW

Repository:

Media: Other

2/ Text: Date of Import: Dec 8, 2005

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Source 2: Data researched and compiled by Pat Ezell

From the research files of

Pat Ezell, 1911 Archway

San Antonio, TX 78232-4519

210-494-7598; pezell@satx.rr.com

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Correction to date of death for James Dixon Roberts posted 11/25/2007 by James Dudley Roberts Jr. . Information received from Pat Ezell and based on a newspaper obituary:

!OBITUARY: 25 Sept 1887 - Date of death of James Dixon Roberts. Correct date of death determined from the obituary published in THE SOUTHERN HERALD, dated Saturday, Oct. 1, 1887. Obituary located by Nona Roberts Punchard, 1991. (Previously date had been reported to be 12 Nov 1887 and was entered on one of the two tombstones in the Roberts Cemetery) Obituary reads as follows:

Deaths

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In this issue of the Herald we announce the death of five persons, whose ages show that death with his cycle makes no discrimination between the old and the young, the high or the low--all fall alike in its circle. On last Sunday James D. Roberts, an old and highly respected citizen of our county, died at his residence, seven miles west of Liberty, where he had long resided, and where his influence has ever been exerted for the good of society and the building up of the church of Christ and the advancement of His kingdom. His suffering was long, and of a character more grievous to be borne than often falls to the lost of humanity to endure, yet he bore it all with a christian meekness rarely met with in a lifetime. If ever there was a case of human suffering claiming universal sympathy among his acquaintances, the case of James D. Roberts was one. He leaves a wife, several grown up children, a large connection, and many friends who mourn for him, yet rejoice in the hope and belief that his life of suffering is changed to one of everlasting bliss. At last he is free from pain. His age was about 75 years.

THE SOUTHERN HERALD, Liberty, Ms., Amite Co. Saturday, Oct. 1, 1887

!Masonic tribute to James D. Roberts published in THE SOUTHERN HERALD,

Liberty, Ms., Amite Co., Saturday, Oct 8, 1887

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT

To the W.M. and Members of Liberty Lodge No. 37 A.F.& A.M.:

Your Committee, appointed to draft suitable preamble and resolutions relative to the death of our Brother, JAMES D. ROBERTS, beg leave to submit the following:

Whereas, It has pleased an all-wise Creator to remove from our midst, on the 25th ult., our friend and brother, James D. Roberts, who has lived an exemplary, Christian and Masonic life; and, whereas, it is right and proper that we should give public expression to our great sorrow for the loss of our departed brother; therefore be it Resolved, That while we are called to mourn the departure of another spirit which has been summoned to the land where our fathers have gone, we humbly submit to the decree of Providence in calling that spirit from "labor of sorrow, suffering and distress, to one of pure delight, in calling it from the "middle chamber of an early temple" to "a house not made with hands," prepared for all the "finally faithful."

Resolved, That by his death our fraternity has lost a zealous and true member, one that was ever ready and willing to do whatever conscience dictated to be right, however painful such duty might be, the church one of its best and purest men, one that battled manfully for the Lord in trying to put down sin and iniquity and build up Christianity, and the community in which he lived a friend and neighbor in deed and in truth.

Resolved further, That we extend to the bereaved widow, grief-stricken children and sorrowing relatives our deep and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of so grand and noble a type of husband, father and kinsman; that the jewels of the Lodge be draped in mourning and the members wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days; that these resolutions be spread upon minutes, and that The Southern Herald and Gloster News be requested to publish same, and a copy be sent to the bereaved family.

N.S. McLean, L.B. Robinson, Chas.Carroll,Committee

!ESTATE RECORD:

Upon his death, James Dixon Roberts left his home place to his oldest son, Thomas Jefferson Roberts, and his Library to his three sons, Thomas J., Franklin Abraham Jasper, and Rev. Nathan James Roberts.

(Amite Co., MS., Will Book 2, page 302-3, dated Nov 21 1887)

"In the name of God Amen, I Jas D. Roberts of the County of Amite and State of Mississippi [sic], being of Sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish, and declare, this to be my last will and Testament: That is to Say, First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, the residue of my estate real and personal I give bequeath and dispose of as follows to wit:

To my beloved wife, I give all of my real and personal property, except my libary [sic] (that I want my three sons to have) my wife to have and hold during the term of her natural life, and after her death, the personal to be eaquealy [sic] divided between my children, except my son Thomas. I want him to have my homested [sic] consiting [sic] of one hundred and fifty three acres, lying in Section 21 and twenty two Township 3 range 3 E.

In witneps whereof I have subscribed my name, and affixed my seal, the 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord 1882.

Jas D. Roberts

(signature) { SS }

No. 490 Est. James D. Roberts, Dec'd

Amite Chancery Court Petition for Probate of Will

November Term 1887

Filed Nov 21st, 1887 (Amite County Courthouse File #156)

H.M. Bates, Clerk

To the Hon. Lest McLaudin, Chancellor of the 10th Judicial District of the State of Mipsipsippi, Sitting in and for the County of Amite, as Chancellor.

The Petition of Thomas J. Roberts of said County, and State respectfully shows, That on or about the 25th day of September 1887, James D. Roberts, late of said County being at the time of his death a

bona citizen and resident domiciled in said state and county, departed this life leaving a last will and testament, duly signed by him and published as his last will and testament. That said instrument of writing proporting to be the last will and testament of James D. Roberts, deceased, was wholly written by the said James D. Roberts and is throughout in his own hand writing to which his genuine Signature is attached, that there are no attesting witnesses, whose signatures appear affixed to said last will and testament, but that said will is wholly written by himself and subscribed by himself as your Petitioner believes, and which he, in pursuance of the statute, herewith presents to your honor for Probate. That said Testator did not in his said last will and testament, nominate or appoint any one as his Executor. That your Petitioner is the son and heir at law of said deceased Testator, and interested in the Estate of said Testator as an heir and Legatee. That about sixty days have elapsed since the death of the said testator, and no application has yet been made for Letters Testamentary or of Administration of said Estate. That said Last Will and Testament is herewith filed for Probate. That said Testator died devised and possessed of a small real & personal estate, which he dispensed by said Will. That said testator was at the time of making this will, of sound mind and disposing memory. That your Petitioner, moved by a desire of meeting, and fulfilling the wishes of said Testator, and the said last will and testament may in all things be executed according to the true intent and meaning thereof, in decisions of having said Last will and testament Probated, which he does hereby pry for, and asks that the Probate thereof may be granted and this same ordered for Record.

Sworn to & Subscribed before me }

this 21st day of November 1887 }

CLK } T.J. Roberts

(signature)

State of Mississippi}

Amite County } Personally appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the Chancery Court of said County and State, T.J. Roberts who being duly Sworn on oath says that the matters and things set forth in the foregoing petition are true as set forth therein.

Sworn to & Subscribed before me } T.J. Roberts

this Nov 21 1887 }

H.M. Bates Clerk }

Est. James D. Roberts Dec'd }

In the matter of the Probate of an } In the Amite Chancery Court instrument of writing purporting } To November Term A.D. 1887 to be the last will & testament of } said deceased }

This cause coming on to be heard on Petitioner's Exhibits and Proofs, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Said instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of the said James D. Roberts, is the last will and testament of said James D. Roberts, the same appearing to have been wholly in the handwriting of said testator, and signed by him with his genuine signature, and that said Testator was at the time of his death a bonafide citizen and resident domiciled in the County of Amite and State of Mipsipsippi, and of sound mind and disposing memory and over the age of

twenty-one years at the time of making said will.

It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed that said instrument of writing presented for Probate as aforesaid be and the same is admitted to Probate and ordered to be Recorded as the "Last Will and Testament of decedent James D. Roberts.

Nov. 23rd 1887 (McLaudin)

(Original in Amite County Courthouse, File #156, Liberty, MS., Viewed by Patricia E. Ezell and Lorena Roberts Ezell, June, 1991. Copies provided by Nona Roberts Punchard, Oct. 1991)

!BURIAL LOCATION:

James Dixon Roberts is buried in the Huff-Roberts Cemetery (formerly known as the Day Cemetery) located on County Road 574, between Bewelcome and Compromise. County Road 574 is just north of State Hwy 24 running between Gloster and Liberty, in Amite County, MS.


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Source 3:

James Dixon ROBERTS

Sex: M

Birth: 15 DEC 1815 in Franklin City, Mississippi

Death: 12 NOV 1887 in Amite Co.,Mississippi

Burial: 1887 Roberts Cemetery, Amite County, MS

Occupation: Farmer

Note:

Note: Lt. MS Militia, Mexican War

1850 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Not Stated>age 34>farmer

1860 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Not Stated>age 44>planter

1870 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Between Natchez R and Natchez L> age 54> farmer

1880 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Beat 3 > District 45> age 64> farmer

Military: Note: War of 1812 Service:

Abraham Roberts was drafted at Washington, Adams County, MS. He served in Capt. Rappalgee's Company from 15 Dec 1813 to 1 March 1814, at which time he was discharged due to a disability from a rupture or a hernia. According to an affidavit filed by John Wactor on 26 March 1877 who also served in the same company, the company was formed in Washington, Ms, and remained in camp in Washington for about 3 months before Capt. Rappalgee joined the company at which time they were marched to Pierce's Station in the State of Alabama where the company was fully organized. John Wactor stated that he was well acquainted with Abraham Roberts during this period of time. Wife, Sarah Taylor Roberts drew a Pension, # WE 26845 on Claim Number 12012, dated 22 Apr 1879. Pension was actually applied for on 31 August 1876, but Sarah Taylor encountered much difficulty in proving her eligibility, with the most surprising element being the necessity of proving she was actually married to Abraham Roberts. Eventually, she was required to get affidavits from individuals who swore that they had known her to be the wife of Abraham Roberts

Change Date: 21 NOV 2006

Father: Abraham ROBERTS b: 26 AUG 1784 in Marion District, South Carolina

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Married: 3 DEC 1840 in Amite Co.,Mississippi

Children

Thomas Jefferson ROBERTS b: APR 1846 in Amite Co.,Mississippi
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Source 4:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3318210&id=I059943

Ancestors of Collins

Contact: DARLA COLLINS

Email: johndcollins@comcast.net

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ID: I059943

Name: Abraham III ROBERTS 1 2 1 1 1

Sex: M

Birth: 26 AUG 1786 in Georgetown District,South Carolina 1 1 1 1

Death: 17 MAR 1863 in Amite County,MS 1 1 1 1

Father: Jr. Roberts ABRAHAM b: 1745 in Georgetown District,South Carolina

Mother: Desire ROGERS b: 1750 in Georgetown District,South Carolina

Marriage 1 Sarah TAYLOR b: 13 JAN 1796 in Tennessee

Married: 7 NOV 1813 in Franklin County,MS 1 1 1 1 2

Note: 1 REFN 149986

Children

William ROBERTS b: 26 SEP 1814
James Dixon ROBERTS b: 16 DEC 1815
Susanah Emeline ROBERTS b: 12 JAN 1818 in Amite County,MS
Sarah Ann ROBERTS b: 22 FEB 1820
Catherine Samantha ROBERTS b: 28 SEP 1822 in Amite County,MS
Ann Mariah Carolina ROBERTS b: 1 DEC 1824 in Amite County,MS
Abraham Jasper ROBERTS b: 3 JUN 1830 in Amite County,MS
Philip Newton ROBERTS b: 1832
Thomas Griffin ROBERTS b: 18 SEP 1835 in Amite County,MS
Frances Lenora ROBERTS b: 1837 in Amite County,MS

Sources:

Title: WFT Vol. 53, Tree 1008, Genealogy.com 08/16/04

Note: ABBR WFT Vol. 53, Tree 1008, Genealogy.com 08/16/04

Title: GEDCOM File : vickilamendola.ged

Author: Vicki Ann Veron

Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : vickilamendola.ged

Note: 2819 Kings Mill Dr. W

Mobile, AL 36693

Text: 5 NOV 2004

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Source 5:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=imccriv&id=I14598

The Crivellari and Related Families

Contact: Irisgay Crivellari

Email: "Irisgay Crivellari" imccriv@hal-pc.org

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ID: I14598

Name: James Dixon ROBERTS

Sex: M

Birth: 15 DEC 1815 in Franklin City, Mississippi

Death: 12 NOV 1887 in Amite Co.,Mississippi

Burial: 1887 Roberts Cemetery, Amite County, MS

Occupation: Farmer

Note:

Note: Lt. MS Militia, Mexican War

1850 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Not Stated>age 34>farmer

1860 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Not Stated>age 44>planter

1870 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Between Natchez R and Natchez L> age 54> farmer

1880 United States Federal Census > Mississippi > Amite > Beat 3 > District 45> age 64> farmer

Change Date: 30 JUL 2007

Father: Abraham ROBERTS b: 26 AUG 1784 in Marion District, South Carolina

Mother: Sarah "Sallie" TAYLOR b: 13 JAN 1796 in .North Carolina

Marriage 1 Elizabeth FORMAN b: 2 SEP 1824 in Jefferson City,Mississippi

Married: 3 DEC 1840 in Amite Co.,Mississippi

Children

Jane C. ROBERTS b: 1842 in Amite co., Mississippi
Fedelia A. ROBERTS b: 1845 in Amite co., Mississippi
Thomas Jefferson ROBERTS b: 12 APR 1846 in Amite Co.,Mississippi
Franklin Abraham J. ROBERTS b: 26 JUL 1848 in Amite co., Mississippi
Margaret Mary Jane ROBERTS b: 1849 in Amite co., Mississippi
Sallie ROBERTS b: 1851
Nathan James ROBERTS b: 1853 in Amite co., Mississippi
Adeline Phoebe ROBERTS b: 25 DEC 1856 in Amite co., Mississippi
Louise Elizabeth ROBERTS b: NOV 1858 in Amite co., Mississippi
Robert H. ROBERTS b: 1862 in Amite co., Mississippi
Amazon Elizabeth ROBERTS b: 26 FEB 1866 in Amite co., Mississippi
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James Dixon Roberts's Timeline

1815
December 15, 1815
Franklin City, Mississippi
1824
1824
Age 8
United States
1840
November 30, 1840
Age 24
Amite County, Mississippi, United States
1842
1842
Age 26
1846
April 12, 1846
Age 30
Amite, MS, United States
1848
July 26, 1848
Age 32
Amite County, Mississippi, United States
1849
1849
Age 33
Amite County, Mississippi, United States
1851
1851
Age 35
1851
Age 35
1853
1853
Age 37
Amite County, Mississippi, United States