Benjamin Francis Roberson

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Benjamin Francis Roberson

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Lee County, Virginia, United States
Death: June 17, 1858 (45)
Platte County, Missouri, United States
Place of Burial: Weston, Platte County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Roberson, of Lee County and Catharina Roberson
Husband of S.S. Roberson and Cynthia Roberson / McClain
Father of Ida Roberson; William F. Roberson; Robert W. Roberson; Mary K. Roberson; Benjamin Francis Roberson and 8 others
Brother of Rufus Morgan Roberson; Thursy Hammons; Craig F. Roberson and Regina Rhea
Half brother of Joanna Collier; William Nathaniel Gale Barron, Sr and Catherine Mahala Crabtree

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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 (Will Book B:243). Inventory filed at A:341, A:432. 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).

  • Census: 1839 - Platte Co, Missouri
  • Census: Oct 11 1850 - Green Twp, Platte Co, Missouri
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: May 18 2016, 6:17:03 UTC
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Benjamin Francis Roberson's Timeline

March 1, 1813
Lee County, Virginia, United States
Age 24
Age 26
January 1, 1842
Age 28
Platte County, Missouri, United States
November 23, 1843
Age 30
Platte County, Missouri, United States
October 15, 1845
Age 32
Platte County, Missouri, United States
January 20, 1848
Age 34
Platte County, Missouri, United States
March 23, 1850
Age 37
Platte County, Missouri, United States