Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022


Given names
Death of a fatherJohn ROBERTS
Note: John Roberts left a large estate. The Surry County Book "Accounts, Inventories, Sales, 1784-1809" contains a complete list of items sold and also has the names of people who inherited, including John Boyd - the husband of daughter Mary Roberts.
Death of a motherElizabeth
after 1808
Death of a sisterMary ROBERTS
August 25, 1846
Note: From findagrave.
Burial of a sisterMary ROBERTS
Birth of a sisterMary ROBERTS
February 16, 1864
Note: Birth from findagrave.

James Roberts.

Birthplace: Rowan County, North Carolina 1) The prevailing theory is that his father was a John Roberts who was born in Brightsfield Town, Cork County, Ireland in 1730 and who then immigrated to the U.S. and married an Elizabeth Russell in 1755 in either Virginia or North Carolina. I have found land records as early as 1775 showing that a John Roberts had purchased land on the Arrarat River in North Carolina. This area encompasses the present day Surry County which was formed in 1771 from Rowan County. Twenty-four counties in North Carolina and all of Tennessee have been formed from the area that once was Rowan, whose western boundary was the Pacific Ocean. Thus, the children born to John and Elizabeth, including James, who were born before 1771 were born in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Comment from Unproved by me.