William Drummond Roberts

17 March 1808–7 September 1886 (Age 78)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Drummond

When William Drummond Roberts was born on 17 March 1808, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexander Roberts, was 28 and his mother, Polly Drummonds, was 23. He married Sarah Selby on 17 November 1836, in Rush, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 7 September 1886, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Drummond Roberts
1808–1886
Sarah Selby
1812–1893
Marriage: 17 November 1836
Mary Ann Roberts
1837–1839
John Alexander Roberts
1839–1920
James H Roberts
1841–1931
Elizabeth S Roberts
1843–1923
Ann Eliza Roberts
1847–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 November 1836
Rush, Indiana, United States
children

(5)

    Mary Ann Roberts

    Female1837–1839Female

    John Alexander Roberts

    Male1839–1920Male

    James H Roberts

    Male1841–1931Male

    Elizabeth S Roberts

    Female1843–1923Female

    Ann Eliza Roberts

    Female1847–1931Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 4

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wm D Roberts, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"

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