John Robert Roberts (Buttermilk Jack)

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John R. Roberts

Also Known As: "Buttermilk Jack", "Robert"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Charlestown, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Hamilton, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis Roberts and Mary Roberts
Husband of Phoebe Weeks Roberts
Father of John J. Roberts; Sgt. William P. Roberts; Reubin Roberts; Bryant J. Roberts; George Washington Roberts and 6 others
Brother of Abraham Isaac Roberts and Zachariah Roberts

Managed by: Raymond Isaac Booth, III
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About John Robert Roberts (Buttermilk Jack)

Buried in Swift Creek Cemetery, Lake Butler, Florida.


John Roberts, married to Phoebe, was known as "Buttermilk Jack." He was

nicknamed that by soldiers. He use to take them fresh buttermilk and flap jacks.

e-mail from Marlinda Passmore (

John and Phoebe's children are noted as follows: John J Roberts (1799-1877), Lewis Leonard Roberts (1802-1854), William P Roberts Sr (1804-1852), Reubin Roberts (1807-1875), Bryant J Roberts (1809-1888), Enoch Roberts (b.1811), George Washington Roberts (1812-1885), Stephen William Roberts (1814-1894), Phoebe B. Roberts (1816-1817), Eliza Roberts (b.1821), Nathan Miles Roberts (1820-1874), Mary Ann Roberts (1826-1903), Nathaniel Enoch Roberts Sr (1829-1869), Thomas Roberts (b.1830).

Online source... "I have often wondered how John R. Roberts got the nickname of 'Buttermilk Jack'. I recently made contact with another cousin who remembered stories told by her uncle, that one of their grandfather's used to supply the troops at Olustee, FL with butter and milk, thus the nick name 'Buttermilk Jack'." -- Judy Roberts

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John Robert Roberts (Buttermilk Jack)'s Timeline

February 27, 1777
Charlestown, South Carolina, United States
November 2, 1799
Age 22
McIntosh, Georgia, United States
June 23, 1802
Age 25
Liberty, Georgia, United States
October 11, 1804
Age 27
Liberty or McIntosh, Georgia, United States
April 17, 1807
Age 30
Camden, Georgia, United States
June 4, 1809
Age 32
Wayne, Georgia, United States
April 23, 1812
Age 35
Wayne, Georgia, United States
February 6, 1814
Age 36
Wayne, Georgia, United States
December 31, 1816
Age 39
Wayne, Georgia, United States