Roberts Genealogy
Genealogy: Mary Melissa Roberts
Mary Melissa Roberts Born 7/26/1844. Died 9/22/1925.* Bur. Mt Hermon Cemetery, Harlansburg, PA. Married Joseph Stoner 9/24/1864.
*PA Death Certificate File No 90924, Registered No 640.

Children of Joseph Stoner and Mary Melissa were:
J. Elmer (1864-1932), m. Rilla Moore
William H. (1867-1941), m. Belle Locke
Mary Elizabeth (1870-1873)
Robert (1871-1955), m. Louise Esther Stanley
Edith Adella (1873-1935), m. Walter Edmond McClelland
Maude (1877-), m. Charles Brown
Joseph Howard (1879-), m. Alzina Ardis

Mary Melissa Roberts

Samuel P. Roberts Born 12/13/1806. Died 10/22/1899 and buried at Greenwood Cemetery in New Castle. Married Mary Ann Bennett ca.3/15/1836 (b.1819, d.11/4/1895).

Children of Samuel Roberts and Mary Ann:
Sarah Jane (1837-1927), m. George Elder
James (1839-1889)
William Bennett (1841-1914)
Nancy Matilda (1843-1920), m. Thomas Maitland
Mary Melissa (1844-1925) - above
Amanda Ellen (b.1846-1929), m. William Crocker
Harriet Anna (1848-1930), m. Judge John Sheaffer
Susan Minerva (1850-1933), m. Joseph Sickafuse
Edward Elder (1852-1938), m. Olive Goodge
John Harvey (1854-1937), married three times
Newell Elsworth (1864-1901)
Dorcas Ethelinda (1865-1903)

Samuel Roberts 1880
See New Castle News article, summarizing the life of Samuel Roberts.

Edward Roberts Born c.1764. Died 1855. Married ca.1785 to Sarah Richards (c.1765-1840). Believed to have had ten children.

Known children of Edward Roberts and Sarah:
Anne (Nancy) (ca.1786-ca.1860), m. Andrew Guyer
Owen (ca.1787-1848), m. Martha Williams
David (1789-1879), m. Rebecca McChesney
Mary (Aunt Polly) (
Sarah (Aunt Sally) (
James (
Samuel P. (1806-1899)-- above

Edward (David?) Roberts Born c.1727. Died c.1790. Married 8/15/1748 to Elizabeth ___ (d. 11/19/1805). Buried Penns Valley, Centre Co, PA. He was a private in American Revolutionary War in Capt. Beatty's First Company of Lt.Col. Thomas Bull's Second Batalion of the Chester County Pennsylvania Militia (Note 1).

Known children of Edward (David?) Roberts and Elizabeth:
Anne (1762-1846), m. William Richards
Edward (c.1764-1855)-- above

Edward Roberts Born in Wales abt. 1690. He died in Providence Twp, Philadelphia Co, Penna, now Lower Providence Twp, Montgomery Co. The original Roberts homestead was near the town of Eagleville, about 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. His will was proved 1/16/1753. (Notes 2 & 3)

Children believed to be:
Samuel, m. Catherine Francis?
Ann, m. Thomas Turner
Susannah, m. William Edward
Edward (above)

(1) See Penna. Penna. Archives, Second Series, Vol 2, p.210 (marriage records); Penna. Archives Fifth Series, Vol 5, pp.536, 543, 822, 855 (militia records); Penna. Census 1790, p.73. Also, David Roberts is included in the DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Washington: 1990, Part 3, Page 2482, copyright DAR 1994, listed as: ROBERTS: ROBBARTS - David: b c 1727 PA d p 1790 PA m Elizabeth --- Pvt PA.
(2) The Roberts Family Records, published by the American Historical Genealogical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (3) See excerpts from Early Pennsylvania Land Records, though there is no proof that the Edward Roberts discussed therein is the same as this Edward Roberts.
(4) See Lawrence County History reference to Robert R. Roberts (no known relation).

Roberts Family Picture 1880
Roberts Family Picture 1922
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