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ROBERTS, a black family in Jonesboro, 1700's to 1800's

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ROBERTS, a black family in Jonesboro, 1700's to 1800's

Posted: 14 Aug 2005 2:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Roberts, Sherben, London
Hi all,
I'm looking for any info on a family of blacks that lived in the Jonesboro, Washington Co., ME area from the late 1700's through the 1800's. My wife's mother is a Roberts, directly descended from this family.

Here's what I think I know:

Thomas Roberts Sr. b. Abt 1775 married a Nancy London who was the daughter of a former slave named Milo London. They had three children that I know of: Thomas Jr., Edwin, and Angelina.

Thomas Roberts Jr. b. Abt 1796 married Eunice Caler of Waldoboro who I believe was white. I have traced her back aways and she's of German descent. The only census info I have on them is 1850 Jonesboro which lists their children as being mulatto, half white and half black.

Edwin Roberts married a Candice Sherben, dau. of Benjamin Sherben. Candice was listed in the Jonesboro 1850 census as being black. I have found no other info on these Sherbens.

Angelina Roberts I believe remained single, but I have no real info on her.

Here comes the fun part: Edwin's son, Tristram "Tut" Roberts married his cousin, Thomas Jr's daughter, Betsy Roberts. Tristram and Betsy lived in Milbridge, ME and from them my wife is descended.

Any census info or lookups on this family in Jonesboro would be greatly appreciated, especially on Thomas Sr. Family history was very sketchy and I'm basing my info on the research done by a family cousin who we lost touch with.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Randy_Moulton 14 Aug 2005 8:13AM GMT 
Randy_Moulton 15 Aug 2005 1:24AM GMT 
Richard Nash 17 Aug 2005 4:48AM GMT 
Randy_Moulton 17 Aug 2005 7:25AM GMT 
Jade 21 Feb 2006 6:33AM GMT 
Randy Moulton 2 Mar 2006 8:38AM GMT 
Jade 17 Mar 2006 5:01AM GMT 
Randy Moulton 18 Mar 2006 10:24AM GMT 
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