Mary A. Roberson

1824–19 June 1888 (Age 64)
Hampshire, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary A.

When Mary A. Roberson was born in 1824, in Hampshire, West Virginia, United States, her father, Moses Roberson, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth ( Betsy) Shanholtzer, was 23. She married Isaac Newton Grapes about 1840, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Gore District, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 19 June 1888, at the age of 64, and was buried in Augusta, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Newton Grapes
Mary A. Roberson
Marriage: about 1840
Isaac Newton Grapes Jr
George Walker Grapes
John Thomas Grapes
Christina Rosa Grapes
Emma Irene Grapes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1840Hampshire, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 0
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 20
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Robertson .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Mary A. Roberson - Government record: birth-name: Mary Ann Roberson
    • Mary A Grapes in household of Newton Grapes, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary in entry for Joseph F. Foley and Tina R. Grapes, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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