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ROBERTS family

of Randolph County, Arkansas

Submitted  by: Freda Roberts
updated 04-25-2010

Thomas Roberts

Thomas & Mary (Collins) Roberts were the parents of (1) Roxannah 1830 - 1903 married (1) Abner Jefferson (2) John B Lewis. She died in Fannan TX. (2) Stephen 1832 - 14 Jul 1879, m. Sarah F Fuller (3) David Collins b. 23 July 1833 m. (1) Malinda Finley in 1857 (2) Permelia Susan Waddle Deaver on 30 Dec 1874. David died 3 June 1906 and is buried at Gross Cemetery In Randolph County Arkansas, along with both of his wives. (4) Mary E b. 1839, m. John Wickett (5) Sarah Margaret b. 1841 m. Dactor Williams (6) John T b. 1842 m. Lucinda Finley (7) William Martin b. 1847 m. Elizabeth Fuller, 5 Sept 1867 d. 28 March 1919 in Ga. (8) Amanda E b. 30 Apr 1848, m. William T. Turner, d. 25 Jan 1900. All were born in North Carolina. Thomas died in Randolph Co in 1879 Mary d. in Cherokee Co Georgia in 1854. Thomas m. second wife Rebecca Wickett they had (1) Lutitia, b. 1867, m. James Tippett 6 March 1887 in Randolph Co AR. (2) James F. b. 1870 (3) Joseph, b. 1871. (4) Sallie 1877 (5) Griffith R, b. 1879 in Randolph Co AR, d. ca 1903 in Randolph Co AR. Thomas & Rebecca's children were born in Cherokee Co Georgia with the exception of Griffith.
Although there is no tombstone I feel quite certain that Thomas is buried at Gross Cemetery. He lived and died in the area of the cemetery so he, no doubt, was buried there.
I would like to share this and any other information that I might have with the descendants of Thomas and Mary Collins Roberts. I can take our line back to 1676. Freda Nell Roberts 4112 N W 15 Oklahoma City OK. 73107
Daughter of Fredrick G Roberts, Granddaughter of Stephan C Roberts, G-Granddaughter of David C Roberts and G-G Granddaughter of Thomas Roberts.


David & Permelia (Waddle)Roberts
The children of David Collins & 1st wife Malinda (Findley) Roberts were (1) Mary M,  b. 1858 d. 15 Mar 1945  Benton Co AR, m. Ezkiel Hurn 23 Jan. 1876 (2) Sarah Regina, b. 1860, m. #1 William McQuay (25 Jun 1881 in Ripley Co MO)  & #2 Samuel C. Boyd. She died 20 Dec 1935 in Craighead Co AR.   (3) Martha A, b. 31 Aug 1864, d. 26 Nov 1883, buried at Gross Cemetery (4) Leander A, b. 2 Sept 1866, d. 22 Sept 1884, buried at Gross Cemetery (5) Stephen Columbus, b. 18 Feb. 1872 in Ky, m. Emily Jane Ulmer 26 July 1896, d. 19 May 1954, Both Stephan & Emily J are buried at Gross Cemetery (6) John Waddy, b. 19 Feb 1873, m. Emily Jane Bennett 23 Jan. 1896, d. 26 June 1927 in Beggs OK Children by 2nd wife Permelia Susan (Waddle) Deaver were (1) Rachel J, b. 21 Feb 1876, m. William Thomas Ulmer 20 Feb 1896, d. 2 Feb 1946. Both Rachel J and William T are buried at Gross Cemetery (2) Thomas H, b. 25 Aug. 1879, m. #1 Mary May Spikes 7 Dec 1904 d. 14 Feb 1943. Both Thomas & Mary are buried at Spikes Cemetery. m. #2 Ethel Daniel 30 Dec 1914  m. #3 Mrs Ida Morgan 17 Mar 1921 m #4 Mrs Maude Jane (Jones) Manning Ford - 14 Mar 1923    (3). Jacob H, b. May 1880 died 19 Mar 1914 , m. Ida Jarrett 21 Dec. 1902, d. 1915 both buried in Jarrett  cemetery (4). Richard L, b. 4 Oct 1885, m. Daisy Daniel 4 May 1905, d. 18 Jul. 1912. Both Richard and Daisy are buried at Overby Cemetery. (5) Lucy Ada, b. 27 Jan 1888, m. Edwin Ulmer 2 Jan. 1910, d. 11 Nov. 1956 both buried in Gross Cemetery.
Step children: (children of 2nd wife Permelia (Waddle) Deaver) (1) Mary L. Deaver, b. 14 Jul 1867 d. 15 Dec 1945 m #1 Gabriel Stubblefield  6 Oct 1887  m #2 John T. Hill  10 Mar 1915    (2) Sarah Matilda b. 1870  d. 1953 m. James M. (Dub) Foster 1 Feb 1891   (3) Wm. Finis, b. 5 Jun 1872  d. 17 Aug 1937  m.  Maggie V. Luter 13 Oct.   The father of these children was Isaac Deaver.  David Collins Roberts was the son of Thomas & Mary (Collins) Roberts.


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