John Robert Roberts

8 December 1822–16 October 1856 (Age 33)
Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Robert

When John Robert Roberts was born on 8 December 1822, in Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Roberts, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Edward Griffiths, was 42. He married Mary Richards on 21 November 1846, in Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nantmor, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 16 October 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Robert Roberts
Mary Richards
Marriage: 21 November 1846
Mary Elizabeth Roberts
John Roberts
Sidney Roberts
Jannet Roberts
William Daniel Roberts
Robert Roberts
Elinor M Roberts
Sidney Roberts
Robert Edward Roberts
Ellen Roberts

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  • Marriage
    21 November 1846Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 9
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 10
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Daniel Roberts and family & also brothers, David & John Roberts by Robert D. Roberts (son of David Roberts)

    Between the years 1845 and 1856, or thereabouts, there lived in the beautiful valleys, among the hills of North Wales, three brothers, namely, David R. Roberts, Daniel Roberts and John Roberts, all o …

    Sources (29)

    • John Roberts in entry for Robert E Roberts, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Roberts in household of Robert Roberts, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Roberts in entry for Mary W. Colgan, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"

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