Joseph Andrew Roberts

14 March 1851–20 October 1937 (Age 86)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph Andrew

When Joseph Andrew Roberts was born on 14 March 1851, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew James Carroll ROBERTS, was 33 and his mother, Lucretia Ann LAWSON, was 32. He married Mary Elizabeth James on 1 February 1874, in Boone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Olvey, Boone, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 20 October 1937, in Boone, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Starkey Cemetery, Bellefonte, Boone, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Andrew Roberts
Mary Elizabeth James
Marriage: 1 February 1874
Nancy F Roberts
William Bartley Roberts
Loren Lee Roberts
Mary Elsie Roberts
Dorothy Elizabeth Loucretia Roberts
Helen Catherine Roberts
Egbert Matthew Roberts
Martha Ava Roberts
Eula Ann Roberts

Spouse and Children

1 February 1874
Boone, Arkansas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Melissa Ann ROBERTS


    William Bartley Roberts


    Mary Elizabeth Roberts



    Sarah Jane Roberts


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 11

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 27

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

Rodor-beorht, from rodor, heavens, and beorht, bright, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of the heavenly bright

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph A Roberts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph A Roberts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph A Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"

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