James W. Roberts

Male 1822 - 1901  (79 years)


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  • Name James W. Roberts  [1, 2
    Born 26 Apr 1822  Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Nov 1901  Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James acquired his education during the winter terms of the district
      schools, and was reared to the pursuit of agriculture. This pleasant
      and health-giving occupation he has pursued throughout the years of
      his active life, and, although he has owned and managed several
      different farms, he had always made his home within the limits of his
      native county, each change that he has made having been an
      advantageous one. He began his independent career as a farmer in the
      old log house in which he drew the first breath of life, and made his
      first purchase of land on the old town line in Sparta, where he lived
      in the log house, which constituted the principal improvement of the
      farm, occupying it for two years. Selling that, Mr. Roberts bought
      the old McKay homestead, on which he lived for four years, in the mean
      time adding greatly to its improvement, and largely increasing its
      value, so that he disposed of it at an advanced price. The following
      two years he owned and managed a farm on Mount Morris Ridge.
      Receiving a flattering offer for it, he sold, and moved two miles
      south, on the Mount Morris Road, where he lived five and one-half
      years. He then sold that, and returned to the old homestead, where he
      resided six months.
      Mr. Roberts's next purchase of land was in Dansville, where he stayed
      three years, prosperously engaged in farming. Thence he removed to
      Mount Morrris, locating on the State Road, where he lived four years,
      adding much needed improvements to the farm before disposing of it.
      In the town of Mount Morris he resided for the next fourteen years,
      owning different places, and winning a substantial reputation as an
      energetic and industrious farmer and shrewed and far-seeing business
      man. Then, after living in the town of Portage for a year, Mr.
      Roberts rented his farm there, an removed to the town of Nunda, where
      he is numbered among the most respected citizens.
      Mr. Roberts, who in his earlier years was a Whig, and cast his first
      Presidental vote for Henry Clay in 1844, had been an active Republican
      since the formation of the party. Both he and his estimable wife
      were devout members of the Presbyterian church of Nunda, having united
      with it many years ago.[CI:215:?4:CI]
    Person ID I10956  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Silas Roberts,   b. 1786, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1863, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth Hartman,   b. 19 Jun 1790, Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1869, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Aft 1810  Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Craig,   b. 29 Dec 1822,   d. 28 May 1905, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1845 
    Children 
     1. James C. Roberts,   b. 5 Oct 1847,   d. 9 Oct 1867  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Silas Craig Roberts,   b. 16 Feb 1852, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1877, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Family ID F2763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1822 - Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1901 - Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Scott-Roberts, Genealogy, Marion E. Scott, (Wayland: Spring 1990; copy located in Dansville Public Library, Dansville,NY).

    2. [S55] Roberts-Snyder1997, Family Group Sheet.