Wila Roberds

19 March 1810–16 February 1848 (Age 37)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Wila

When Wila Roberds was born on 19 March 1810, in Georgia, United States, his father, John A. Roberds Jr., was 39 and his mother, Rachel Nix, was 25. He married Martha Gibson Pope on 24 November 1833, in Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 16 February 1848, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Wila Roberds
Martha Gibson Pope
Marriage: 24 November 1833
Amariah Columbus Roberds
Riley America Roberds
Thomas Jefferson Roberds
Rachel Elizabeth Roberds
Oriah Elis Roberds
Samuel Gideon Roberds
Martha Ann Roberds
William Wiley Roberds

Spouse and Children

24 November 1833
Marengo, Alabama, United States


    Amariah Columbus Roberds


    Riley America Roberds



    Rachel Elizabeth Roberds


    Oriah Elis Roberds


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World Events (7)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 1

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 11

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Roberts .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Unknown in entry for Samuel Giddon Roberds, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
  • Wila Roberds, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Wila Roberds, "Find A Grave Index"

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