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Jonah Roberts

Male 1815 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jonah Roberts 
    Born 27 Feb 1815  , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I549  Main
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2004 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elizabeth Fink,   b. Abt 1785, , , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Evans,   b. Est 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Nov 1836 
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2004 
    Family ID F236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):"Jonah ROBERTS, farmer, P.O. Pikes Creek, was born in Union township, February 27, 1815. He is the son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Fink) Roberts, the former born in Connecticut, the latter in Pennsylvania. Ephraim was a son of Stephen and Rebecca (Richards) Roberts; the latter was twelve years of age at the time of the Wyoming Massacre, and, in company with her mother and a child, escaped from the Indians after the death of her father, Elisha Richards. About 1810, Stephen Roberts, accfompanied 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: His son, Ephraim, began life in Union township as a farmer, on seventy-five acres of land, on which he built and which he improved to a great extent. He was a man of industry and enterprise, and during his life did much for the advancement of agricultural pursuits. Ephraim Roberts died November 30, 1862, at the age of seventy-seven years. His family consisted of ten children, eight of whom grew to maturity, and four of whom are now living. Johah is the sixth in the family in order of birth, and has always confined himself to farming. In his younger days he was an inveterate hunter, and succeeded in killing as many as two hundred deer, on of which weighed two hundred and sixteen pounds with the hide on. In November, 1836, he married Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Stephen and Myra Evans. This union resulted in the birth of eight children who grew to maturity, six of whom are still living: Ephraim, Elizabeth, Evaline, Rachel A., Francis A. and Samantha L. Mrs. Roberts was born in Plymouth, October 23, 1815, and in early life was a competent school teacher. They removed from Union to Lake township, in 1839, on a lot of sixty acres of wild land which, by hard and honest toil, he brought under cultivation. He made many marked improvements then, which today attract attention. Mr. Roberts is a worthy citizen of his native county, who has served her well in various offices. Politically, he is a Republican."