John F Roberts

20 December 1836–20 May 1917 (Age 80)
Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John F

When John F Roberts was born on 20 December 1836, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob J. Roberts, was 29 and his mother, Amy H Vance, was 24. He married Mary Jane Peacock on 3 February 1862, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Hess, Gray, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 May 1917, at the age of 80, and was buried in Montezuma, Gray, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John F Roberts
Mary Jane Peacock
Marriage: 3 February 1862
Perry Roberts
Dora Roberts
Laura B Roberts
Elza Roberts
Antoinette ( Nettie) Roberts
Orpha E Roberts
Ida Roberts

Spouse and Children

3 February 1862
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


    Perry Roberts


    Dora Roberts


    Laura B Roberts



    Antoinette ( Nettie) Roberts


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Amy H Vance




    Benjamin Frances Roberts


    Elijah Harlen Roberts


    Almira C Roberts


    Margaret Jane Roberts



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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)

  • John F Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Roberts in household of Jacob Roberts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John F Roberts in household of Jacob Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"

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