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Peter Robert, Sr., Capt.

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: French Santee, South Carolina
Death: December 19, 1807 (67)
Bayou Boeuf, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques de Bourdeaux Robert and Sarah Robert
Husband of Anne Grimball
Father of Grimball Robert; James Robert; Peter Robert, Jr.; Joseph Leonidas Robert; Providence Robert and 7 others
Brother of James Debordeaux Jaudon Robert; John Robert, "the Patriot"; Elias Robert; Elizabeth Grimball; Sarah Lawton and 1 other

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About Peter Robert, Sr., Capt.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor #  A097013 

Source 1:

The Rev. Pierre Robert Family Entries: 3394 Updated: 2009-05-12 19:51:03 UTC (Tue) Contact: Irisgay Crivellari

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  1. ID: I1773 # Name: Peter ROBERT # Given Name: Peter # Surname: ROBERT
  2. Prefix: Captain # Birth: 19 Aug 1740 in French Santee (Jamestown), Berkey, SC 1
  3. Death: 19 Dec 1807 in Bayou Sarah, Loftus Heights, MS
  4. Burial: 1807 Bayou Sarah, Loftus Heights, MS
  5. Religion: Huguenot/Baptist faith at age 30,
  6. Occupation: Planter
  7. _UID: 47A7A59BE2C84FD9BBE359AC6E541FA4281A
  8. Change Date: 8 Feb 2009 at 09:37
  9. Note: Was a Captain in the Militia in the American Revolution
   Captain Peter Robert operated a tannery on his plantation during the Revolution. He aided the cause by furnishing leather to the Continental Army. He was recognized as a patriot for his military service.

1813 Wilkinson County, Tax Records Peter Robert, 123 acres at Bayou Sara, grant Spanish, 0 p oll Tax Peter Robert, 96 acres Thompson Creek, grant USA, 0 Poll Tax

   Source LDS microfilm # 089870
   In Stub Entries to Indents, SC Archives: Lib V.; #370, an entry, "To Mr. Peter Roberts for tanned leather for militia use in 1781." (Broderbund WFT Vol 6, Ed 1, Tree #2988, Date of Import: 03 Nov 1997.)
   In 1804, Captain Peter Robert set out from Beaufort, SC with a pioneer company of 97 persons. He led the emigrants up the Savannah River to the French Broad River in North Carolina, where they converted their ox-drawn wagons into rafts and floated down the French Broad into the Tennessee River, the Ohio River, and into the Mississippi. they continued down the Mississippi to the site where Robert Tanner had laid out the site of Woodville, MS. (Broderbund WFT Vol 6, Ed 1, Tree #2988, Date of Import: 03 Nov 1997.)
   Capt. Peter, the grandson of the first Anglican minister in South Carolina, converted to the Baptist faith at age 30 , to which he remained faithful for his remaining 37 years.
   He died on December 19, 1808 at Bayou Sarah Plantation. Bayou Sarah was named for Captain Robert's mother Sarah Jaudon

1# Note: (Research):Source The Rapides Parish History by Sue Eakin with illustrations by Lauren Marchive

   Published by the Historical Association of Central Louisiana with the help of Kisatchie-Delta Economic Development District Council and the Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
   Copyright 1976 by Sue Eakin
   In 1811 William Fendon Cheney of South Carolina located on a farm on Bayou Boeuf. Two years later, he was joined by as many as a hundred migrants originally from his home state. This group started west around 1800. They had one thing in common: they were all either descendants or family members through marriage of Rev. Pierre Robert, a French Huguenot, who had settled in South Carolina on the Santee River in the late 1600s.
   Peter Robert was the head of the clan with his son-in-law , Robert Tanner, who moved to the area on the Boeuf where Cheney had already settled. The Huguenot descendants had stopped off east of the Mississippi for nearly a decade--tim e enough to lay out Woodville, Millissippi, found a Baptist Church, and leave some of the clan to move west.
   Plantations were laid out on both sides of the Boeuf, many belonging to Tanners, members of the large family of Robert and Providence Tanner, as well as other migrating kinsmen by the same name. A few of these places still remain in the hands of descendants of the original settlers.

Father: Jacques (James) De Bordeaux ROBERT b: 3 Apr 1711 in French Santee (Jamestown), Berkey, SC Mother: Sarah JAUDON b: 24 Sep 1719 in St Thomas & St Dennis, Craven, SC Marriage 1 Anne GRIMBALL b: 9 Feb 1749 in Edisto Island, , Colleton, South Carolina

   * Married: 1763 in Charleston, French Santee, SC
   * Change Date: 8 Feb 2009


  1. James ROBERT b: 1765 in Jamestown, Berkeley, SC
  2. Grimball ROBERT b: 1766 in French Santee (Jamestown), Berkey, SC
  3.  Peter E. ROBERT b: 1768 in French Santee (Jamestown), Berkey, SC
  4.  Joseph Leonidas ROBERT b: 1770 in Jamestown, Berkeley, SC
  5.  Providence ROBERT b: 30 Aug 1774 in Robertville, , Beaufort, South Carolina
  6.  Anne Grimball ROBERT b: 1776 in St. Peter's Parish, Berkeley, SC
  7.  Paul Jabez ROBERT b: 1777 in Beaufort, Berkeley, SC
  8.  Sarah Catherine ROBERT b: 1778 in Beaufort, Berkeley, SC
  9.  Esther Susannah ROBERT b: 29 Mar 1783 in Robertville, Beaufort, Berkeley, SC
 10.  Daniel ROBERT b: 1785 in St. Peter's Parish, Berkeley, SC
 11.  Martha ROBERT b: 1788 in St. Peter's Parish, Berkeley, SC
 12.  Mary Elizabeth ROBERT b: 1790 in St. Peter's Parish, Berkeley, SC


  1. Media: Book
     Abbrev: Three Pioneer Rapides Families, A Genealogy
     Title: Three Pioneer Rapides Families, A Genealogy
     Author: Stafford, G. M. G 
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Peter Robert, Sr., Capt.'s Timeline

August 1740
French Santee, South Carolina
Age 25
Age 25
Age 27
Age 29
Jamestown, S Carolina, USA
August 30, 1774
Age 34
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Age 35
St. Peter's Parish, Berkeley, St. Peter's Parish, South Carolina, United States
Age 36
Beaufort, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States
Age 37
Beaufort, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States