Richard Thomas Roberds

9 April 1837–15 May 1915 (Age 78)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Thomas

When Richard Thomas Roberds was born on 9 April 1837, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Roberds, was 36 and his mother, Martha Tucker Walpole, was 19. He married Harriet A. Bemis on 23 January 1859, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 15 May 1915, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Thomas Roberds
Harriet A. Bemis
Marriage: 23 January 1859
William Harrison Roberds
Rosel Roberds
Dorthella Ann "Nellie" Roberds
Harriet Jerusha Roberds
John Thomas Roberds
Frances Georgina Roberds
Albert Franklin Roberds
Ely Thomas Roberds
George Richard Roberds
Alvin Nephi Roberds
Walter Jasper Roberds
Bertha Maybell "Berdie" Roberds

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1859San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 11
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 24
    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Roberts . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Roberds Family and Mississippi Company of Saints

    The Roberds family began their journey with the Mississippi Company, which wintered at Fort Pueblo, Colorado. However, according Richard Thomas Roberd's autobiographical sketch, his family did not lea …

    Sources (20)

    • Richard T Roberts in household of John Roberts, "United States Census, 1850"
    • R T Roberds, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • Thos Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"

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