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  • ID: I01446
  • Name: Gray Stock ROBERTS , Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 NOV 1793 in Burke County, Georgia
  • Death: 23 DEC 1862 in Birds Mill, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
  • Burial: 24 DEC 1862 Antioch Baptist (fka Roberts Methodist) Church Cemetery, Kirkland, Antioch Church Road, Atkinson County, Georgia
  • Census: 1850 Clinch County, GA Federal Census; House # 931
  • Census: 1860 Coffee Co GA Fed Census, Birds Mill PO, 5th GA Militia Dist., Dw# 296, Fam# 301, Series M653, Roll 117, Pg 535
  • Occupation: 1850 Farmer
  • Occupation: 1860 (none listed)
  • Event: Note 1850 This area was created from Ware Co & Lowndes Co, GA this date.
  • Event: Note 1860 Age 66 years, born GA, married, lives w/John & Susan BURCH, white, male; G. S. ROBERTS
  • Event: Source 1850 Clinch Co GA Fed Census
  • Event: Source 1860 Coffee Co GA Fed Census, Birds Mill PO
  • Reference Number: IND1470
  • Note:
    SOURCE: "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" by Folks Huxford
    Issue Date 1951, Volume I, Pages 239, 240

    ROBERTS, GRAY STOCK 1793-1862 Atkinson County, GA

    GRAY STOCK ROBERTS was born November 25, 1793 in Burke County, Georgia, a nd was a son of ROBERT ROBERTS, R. S. He grew up in Montgomery County a nd was married there January 14, 1816 to SARAH "Sallie" LOTT, a daught er of Mark and Delilah Jones Lott. She was born September 22, 1797 in Bul loch County (GA) and died in Coffee County, now part of Atkinson County, G eorgia on June 18, 1878.

    To Gray Stock Roberts and Sallie Lott Roberts were born 9 children.

    GRAY ROBERTS, JR. (listed as Gray W. Roberts on company roll) enlist ed in Company "H", 26th Georgia Vol. Inf. Cav. CSA, enlisting at Waresbor o, Ware County, GA on May 11, 1862; he was killed at the Battle of Cold Ha rbor, Virginia on June 1, 1864.

    JOHN ROBERTS, above, enlisted in Company "K", 26th Regiment, CSA on May 1 0, 1862, and died in a Confederate hospital in Richmond, Virginia on Ju ly 30, 1862.

    About 1822, GRAY S. ROBERTS and family moved from Montgomery Count y, GA to what was then Ware County but now is Atkinson County, locati ng on Lot of Land No 66, 6th District of originally Appling County. Th is Lot was cut into Clinch County in 1850; and out of Clinch County into C offee County in 1854; and out of Coffee County into Atkinson County in 191 9. A few years later Mr. Roberts moved and settled the old ELISHA LOTT fa rm and still later, bought Lot 23, 6th District, and moved there and he di ed there on December 23, 1862. Both he and his wife are buried at Antio ch Baptist Church near Kirkland, Atkinson County, Georgia.

    Mr. Roberts and his wife were members of the Methodist Church, as were al so their children. Their membership was at the old Roberts Church now kno wn as Antioch Baptist Church referred to above. The church was original ly a Methodist but for many years now has been a Baptist Church.

    CENSUS REFERENCES: 1820 Montgomery County, Georgia; 1830, 1840, 1850 Wa re County, Georgia.

    URL: Table of Contents page:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/ware.htm

    1850 Ware County, Georgia Federal Census; Roll: M432_86
    89th Subdivision (Free Inhabitants) 15 October 1850 Page 105 B

    23 279 Nicey Roberts 36 F GA (b:1814)
    24 Robert Roberts 16 M Farmer GA (b:1834)
    25 Gray Roberts 14 M GA (b:1836)
    26 Mark Roberts 11 M GA (b:1839)
    27 Daniel Roberts 10 M GA (b:1840)
    28 Eli Roberts 6 M GA (b:1844)
    29 Robert Roberts 77 M Farmer GA (b:1773)
    30 Perlisa Roberts 75 F NC (b:1775)

    37 306 John T. Roberts 39 M Farmer $ 800 GA (b:1811)
    38 Candace Roberts 39 F GA (b:1811)
    39 Moses Roberts 20 M Farmer GA (b:1830)
    40 John Roberts 17 M Farmer GA (b:1833)
    41 Nancy Roberts 14 F GA (b:1836)
    42 Isham Roberts 13 M GA (b:1837)

    1850 Ware County Census
    89th Subdivision (Free Inhabitants) 19 October 1850
    Page 108 A

    01 William Roberts 10 M GA (b:1840)
    02 Sarah Roberts 8 F GA (b:1842)
    03 Rebecca Roberts 8 F GA (b:1842)
    04 Mark Roberts 6 M GA (b:1844)
    05 Catharine Roberts 4 F GA (b:1846)
    06 Lavinia Roberts 2 F GA (b:1848)
    07 Aaron Roberts 1/12 M GA (b:c. Sep 1850)




    Father: Robert Stock ROBERTS b: ABT 1773 in Burke County, Georgia
    Mother: Perlisa GRAY b: ABT 1775 in North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Sarah "Sallie" LOTT b: 22 SEP 1797 in Montgomery (nka Tattnall) County, Georgia
    • Married: 14 JAN 1816 in Montgomery County, Georgia
    Children
    1. Has Children Martha Mariah ROBERTS b: 10 JAN 1816 in Montgomery County, Georgia
    2. Has Children Henry S. "C. S. A." ROBERTS b: 20 JUL 1817 in Montgomery County, Georgia
    3. Has Children Joel ROBERTS b: 14 FEB 1820 in Montgomery County, Georgia
    4. Has Children Daniel S. "C. S. A." ROBERTS b: 1823 in Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
    5. Has Children Barbara "Barbary" ROBERTS b: 30 OCT 1824 in Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
    6. Has Children Robert Rowan "C. S. A." ROBERTS , Sr. b: 20 DEC 1826 in Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
    7. Has Children John "C. S. A." ROBERTS b: 20 FEB 1829 in Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
    8. Has Children Gray Stock "C. S. A." ROBERTS , Jr. b: 13 FEB 1832 in Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
    9. Has Children Mary Ann ROBERTS b: 2 JAN 1835 in Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia
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