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Stephen Roberts

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  • Name Stephen Roberts 
    Born 22 Jan 1760  , Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 1827  , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2017  Main
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2012 

    Father Samuel Roberts, Sr.,   b. 1730, , Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1792, , Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth [--?--],   b. 1739, , , (area later Middletown in Middlesex County), Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Richards,   b. 1 Nov 1758, , , Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1841, , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1784  , Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ephraim Roberts,   b. 8 Mar 1785, , , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1862, , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Amy Roberts,   b. 15 Dec 1786, , New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1866, , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     3. Elisha Richards Roberts,   b. 5 Jul 1788, , , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1857  (Age 68 years)
     4. Millicent Emelia Roberts,   b. 3 Jul 1790,   d. 16 Nov 1863  (Age 73 years)
     5. Mary Roberts,   b. 14 Sep 1792,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Roberts,   b. 28 Oct 1794,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sarah Roberts,   b. 16 May 1797, , Huntington (later Union), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1879  (Age 81 years)
     8. Mabel Roberts,   b. 20 Sep 1799, , Huntington (later Union), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1852  (Age 52 years)
     9. Catherine Roberts,   b. 24 Sep 1802, , Huntington (later Union), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "About 1810, Stephen Roberts, accompanied by his wife and two children, removed from Connecticut to Plymouth, where he remained a few years, then removed to Union township, where he purchased seventy-five acres of unimproved land, most of which was under cultivation at this death. He was a man of marked influence in society, a leading spirit in politics and in religion, and held all the responsible offices in the town. He was seventy-five years old at the time of his death. He reared a family of eight children."
    • (Research):United States Archives, Washington, DC
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      Revoluntionary War Pension File #W2860
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      Enlisted 5 May 1778 in the Ninth Regiment of the Continental Army, age 18. Served 12 months, 17 days as a Private and 11 months, 13 days as a Corporal. Discharged at West Point, NY, June 9 1783. He had at least 72 grandchildren of whom the oldest was the great-grandfather of John Nathan Roberts.
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      Stephen was assessed in Plymouth in 1792, in 1798 lived in Northmoreland when he sold lands to Samuel Marvin and later returned to Plymouth. December 1807, with Zerah Marvin, he bought 960 acres of land on the east side of Shickshinny Creek from Jacob and Maria Kachline, of Salsbury, Northampton Co., Pa., and October 15 1789, he bought from Lemuel Gaylord, administrator of the estate of Aaron Gaylord, ten acres of land in Plymouth and 300 acres in Huntington Township. These latter lands he deeded to Lemuel Gaylord the same day. April 23 1819, his name was placed on the Federal Pension Roll for services rendered in the War of the American Revolution, in the Connecticut Continental Line. He was married to Rebecca, daughter of Elisha and Sarah Richards

      =======Plymouth Roberts Information from Dave Finn===========
      Stephen removed from Connecticut in the very early years of the country. He first located in the Valley, making his residence there a number of years, finally removing to Union Township, where he, with Mr. Marvin, bought a tract of land, most of which is still in the possession of their descendents. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, doing good service in the cause of independence. He lived to a good old age, after rearing a family of eight children, who became prominent citizens of the county.

      MILITARY: Revolutionary War Pension Records; Ser2:V15, p.708, 63; National Archives, Research Division; Pension File #W2860; NOTE: Retired 9 Jun, 1783 at West Point, Orange Co., NY.

      MILITARY: The Pension List of 1818; (Baltimore, MD: Sou. Book Co.); Pennsylvania State Library, Genealogical Section

      Winans, Donald L., Index of Part II, Biographical Sketches from the History of Luzerne County, PA edited by H. C. Bradsby (1893), Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1996, 1293, 1294.

      ROBERTS, Ephraim=I & T
      Stephen Roberts=A & E
      Isaac Austin & Richard Harned=S
      26 Dec 1862=D of B