Category Archives: Roberts

Pension record – Patience A Roberts – Arrears of Widows Pension

Amanuensis Monday Extract by Don Taylor – 9 Jan 2017 It is always really nice when you find a document that confirms key vital facts.  The “Arrears of Widow’s Pension” used to determine the payment provides birthdates and a confirmation … Continue reading

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Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts

Amanuensis Monday Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts Transcription by Don Taylor 2 January 2017 _____OCT 15 1919_____ To the Chief, Finance Division: You are hereby notified that check #5120565 for $75 00/100 dated Oct 4 … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Samuel Vaden Scott – A Man of Two Families

Roberts-Brown-2016 Research Roberts/Scott Line By Don Taylor Samuel Vaden Scott was married twice. The first time with Amanda Jane Haley.  He and Amanda had four children. Amanda died in 1889 and Samuel remarried. The original children seemed to scatter and … Continue reading

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Patience A. Roberts – Birth Record

Amanuensis Monday From the Pension Files of Asa Roberts Transcription by Don Taylor 12/26/2016 STSTE [sic] OF ILLINOIS} COUNTY OF FRANKLIN} I PATIENCE A. ROBERTS (, OF SESSER, FRANKLIN COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS BEING DULY SWORN DOTH DEPOSE AND SAY, … Continue reading

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The 1900 Census and Samuel Vaden Scott

Census Sunday Roberts-Brown Research Scott/Roberts Line The 1900 US Federal Census Record is often a Treasure Trove of information.  It provides a unique set of information including month and year of birth as well as the number of children a … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday – Pension of Asa Roberts – 1887-12-20

I love it when a document makes me reassess what I think I know. I recently received a copy of some of the documents regarding Patience Anna (Marshall) Roberts application for the pension of Asa Roberts. One of the documents … Continue reading

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Military Discharge of Asa E. Roberts

Amanuensis Monday T: To all whom it may concern: Know Ye, that Asa Roberts a Private of Captain ??mon’s Company (I) 31st thirty-first Regiment of Illinois Vols who was enrolled on the 15th fifteenth day of August one thousand eight … Continue reading

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Biography – Patience Anna Marshall (1845-1919)

Patience Anna Marshall Dean Roberts (1845-1919) Roberts/Brown #17 By Don Taylor Patience Anna Marshall’s childhood appears to be pretty much non-existent. Evidence indicates her father died before she was six years old. She was married at 13 years-old, had a … Continue reading

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Biography – Asa Ellis Roberts (1835-1886)

Roberts/Barnes Research By – Don Taylor “The rich got money and the Roberts got kids.” Well, at least they did back in the 19th century. My second great-grandfather, Asa Ellis Roberts, came from a large family. He was one of at … Continue reading

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