The Shoals News
Friday, July 15, 1921
Died at Ripe Old Age
Joseph Marion Roberts was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, September 5, 1835, and died at his home near Indian Springs July 11, 1921 aged eighty five years, ten months and six days. He came to Martin County, Indiana when he was fifteen years old where he lived during the remainder of his life.
He was united in marriage to Matilda Rollins March 12, 1856. To this union were born four children, two of whom, Martha and Belle, with their mother, have preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, Elias B Roberts, of Indian Springs, and Mary Elsada Bynum, of Newberry, also five grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He united with the Baptist church at Pleasant Grove when about thirty years old and lived a faithful member until death.