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Margaret Roach (See)

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: South Branch, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Death: March 11, 1815 (70)
Franklin township, Coshocton,, Ohio
Place of Burial: Conesville, Coshocton County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick "Michael" See and Catherine Vanderpool
Wife of Beriah Littleberry Roach, Jr. and Capt. William Robinson
Mother of Jonathan Roach; Samuel Roach; Lt. Col. James Robinson and Margaret Robinson
Sister of Sarah Lois See; Mary Catherine Cornstalk; Michael See; Elizabeth Shoemaker; George See and 1 other
Half sister of John Sharpe, Jr.; William Sharpe and Mary "Polly" Petro

Managed by: Marjorie Joan Green
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About Margaret Roach

Margaret See, born 1745 in South Branch, Augusta Co., Virginia; died March 11, 1815 in Franklin Twp., Coshocton Co., Ohio; married Beriah Littleberry Roach, Jr. 1758 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia.


From: "Al Roach" <> Subject: Re: Littleberry Roach Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 09:00:58 -0600

David Allen Roach wrote his diary so that his children "may know something off your ancestors long ago and through it all would say we find them honorable." If he is writing to give his daughters "something of their ancestors", I don't think he "made up" a story about a Littleberry Roach just to mislead them. I'm sure there was a Littleberry somewhere in his ancestery. He may have made mistakes in recording the order of relationships, but why would he have gone to such effort to fantasize the details like "Littleberry was a native of Ireland but emigrated to Virginia from that country because he was not satisfied with the Catholic religion. He was a Baptist minister and by trade a wheelright. The Roaches were of a religious turn of mind, most of them being indentified with the Baptist Church." Would he have made up that story just to mislead his daughters for some reason? I can't believe he did. There was a Littleberry Roach who came to VA. But just how he related to the Roaches of Virginia, I don't know and probably will never know.

"She" may believe it is not true if "She" wants to; but I believe it is in part, at least, true. And because of so many uncertainties, I don't list him as one of my ancestors either.

I reply to this item only so that the readers of the Roach-L list may know another view of the Littleberry Roach matter-----among other views.


Original Message----- From: Al Roach <> To: <> Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 11:00 PM Subject: Re: Littleberry Roach

-----Original Message----- From: <> To: <> Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 9:23 PM Subject: Re: Littleberry Roach

Yes, and now she believes that it is not true.......the Littlberry story......and she does NOT list Littleberry as an Ancester.......


On Fri, 10 Dec 1999 18:53:29 -0600 "Al Roach" <> writes:

No rumor at all. The lady, who was a very careful researcher, doesn't say that "her Henry was the son of Littleberry" but she says she has a copy of the diary of the great grandson of the FIRST Henry in which he says that "HENRY was the son of Littleberry." Then she goes on to say that " there is a SLIM chance that my Henry is the son of John and Sarah" of New Kent County. VA. No proof of error in this. The "first Henry" referred to and her Henry were not the same Henry. The first Henry and John, father of her Henry, were believed to have been brothers.

Family legend is recognized as a valid primary(proof) source of research information by the DAR. Is it not for the rest of us? A diary written by a great grandson of the first Henry Roach in the 1840's would likely be considered a "family legend." Surely it would carry the weight of proof. I would at least give it serious consideration. -----Original Message----- From: <> To: <> Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 5:24 PM Subject: Littleberry Roach

Hi Grp,

I would like some one to show we one piece of evidence that there

was in

fact a Littlberry Roach born before 1700 and came to this county......does any one have a


list, death record, Will ,Baptism record for any of his kids.....anything???

I'm afraid this rumor was started by a lady back in the 1980's that

has a

diary, that says her Henry Roach was son of a LittleBerry Roach, which has proven in


Henry Roach descends from John and Sarah Roach, of New Kent, VA.....Thanks, Sharon

Birth: 1745 Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 11, 1815 Coshocton County Ohio, USA

Family links:

 Frederick Michael See (1718 - 1763)
 Catherine Vanderpool See (1725 - 1806)

 William Robinson (1743 - 1815)*

 James Robinson (1787 - 1856)*

 Margaret See Robinson (1745 - 1815)
 Michael See (1750 - 1792)*
 George See (1755 - 1835)*
 John See (1757 - 1837)*
 Mary Polly See Petro (1761 - 1823)*
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Inscription: 70y; She was a good and faithful wife, A tender and affectionate mother, A kind and benevolent neighbor. She lived and died a Christian.

Note: captive of Shawnees; d. of Frederick & Catherine See; widow of Littleberry Roach 1st husband


Burial: William Robinson Family Cemetery Conesville

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Margaret Roach's Timeline

Augusta, Virginia, United States
July 29, 1762
Age 17
Augusta, VA, USA
Age 23
Virginia, United States
Age 26
Clarksburg, Harrison County, Virginia (WV), United States
November 15, 1787
Age 42
Clarksburg, Harrison County, Virginia (WV), United States
March 11, 1815
Age 70
Franklin township, Coshocton,, Ohio
Conesville, Coshocton County, Ohio, United States