Benjamin Morgan Roberts

15 January 1827–7 August 1891 (Age 64)
Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Morgan

When Benjamin Morgan Roberts was born on 15 January 1827, in Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Morgan Roberts Jr, was 74 and his mother, Sarah Lamar, was 36. He married Mary Ann Polly Bullock on 23 November 1856, in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 7 August 1891, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Morgan Roberts
Mary Ann Polly Bullock
Marriage: 23 November 1856
Benjamin Morgan Roberts Junior
Samuel Kimball Roberts
Isaac Bullock Roberts
Mary Jane Roberts
Dorothy Melissa Roberts
John Riggs Roberts
Sarah Ann Roberts
Martha Elizabeth Roberts
Electa Roberts
Joseph Bullock Roberts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1856Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Response from Church History Feb 29 2018

    Dear Tamee: Thank you for your interest in the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website and for bringing to our attention the name of Benjamin Morgan Roberts. Because some of the pioneer company roste …

    Sources (50)

    • Benjamin Roberts in entry for Samuel Kimble Roberts, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Benjn Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"
    • 1929 Dup Marriage Record for James R Farrer and Mary J Roberts, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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