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Rev. George Washington Roberts

Birth24 FEB 1840
MilitaryTN Army / Private / US Civil War
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Death19 DEC 1917
Aged: 77.8 years
He was the son of Thomas E. Roberts, born in White County, Tennessee and Mary Webb Roberts, born in South Carolina. He shares a stone with his wife, Elvira Jane Denton Roberts, whom he married November 12, 1865 in White County. She was the daughter of Hightower and Nancy Witt Denton. George Roberts was a Methodist Minister and the pastor of Johnson Chapel Church for many years, so he most likely presided over many weddings and funerals of the people interred in the cemetery. He was a Conderate Soldier in Company G, 16th Tennessee Volunteers Regiment, along other Roberts and Denton Family members. from Findagrave.com

Elvira Jane Denton

Birth26 MAR 1845
Death16 JUN 1916
Aged: 71.2 years
From the works of Carolyn Lane, her descendant: Elvira Jane Denton Roberts (1845-1916) daughter of Hightower and Nancy Witt Denton Wife of George Washington Roberts. Mrs. Elvira Jane Roberts (nee Denton) was born at Quebec, White County, Tennessee, March 26, 1845 and died June 16, 1916, aged 71 years, 2 months and 20 days. She was a daughter of Col. J. Hightower and Nancy Denton. November 26 (note: The family Bible says Nov.12). She was married to the Rev. G. W. Roberts and in November of the same year she was converted and joined the M.E. Church South under the ministry of the Rev. Nathan Owen of the Tennessee Conference. In the fall of l867, she with her husband moved to Morgan County, Alabama and with her husband placed her certificate in the Methodist Church at Johnson Chapel in which she retained her membership until death. She was the mother of ten children, three dying in infancy, Johnnie, Guin and Elizabeth. Her husband, Rev. G. W. Roberts and six sons and a daughter survive her, namely B.P. Roberts, Rev. Thos. E. Roberts, Mrs. Mary J. Sparkman, Rev. C.B. Roberts, W. C. Roberts, Rev. M.A. Roberts and Rev. G. E. Roberts. She rejoiced to see her surviving children in the church and four of her sons licensed preachers in the M.E. Church South. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and a devout Christian. She lived the religion she professed. She read the Bible and marked its pages with her tears. She had time and place for secret prayer. She suffered much but bore it with Christian fortitude and during her illness she often spoke of her prospects for heaven. She was conscious to the end and said just before the last breath left her, "Meet me in heaven; I'm soaring in glory above the clouds, O it's so light and so sweet to be with Jesus." She walked with God until He said "It is enough" and she laid her old tear stained Bible down and went home to heaven. (Her son -- Thomas E. Roberts, Anniston, Alabama September 28, 1916.) From Findagrave.com
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Berry Palmer 

1 SEP 186612 DEC 1940  TN, White Co  

Johney H. 

14 OCT 186821 OCT 1874  AL, Morgan Co  

Francis Guinn 

20 NOV 18702 FEB 1873  AL, Morgan Co  

Thomas Edison "Edd" 

4 OCT 187227 JUN 1947  AL, Morgan Co  

Mary Jane 

25 OCT 18748 AUG 1969  AL, Morgan Co  

Charles Berry 

22 SEP 187620 OCT 1950  AL, Morgan Co  

William Copeland "Billie" 

22 OCT 18785 AUG 1951  AL, Morgan Co, Rocky Ford  

Martha Elisabeth 

11 MAR 188112 MAR 1881  AL, Morgan Co  

Milton Allamander 

27 SEP 188530 JUN 1917  AL, Morgan Co  

George Elvie 

13 OCT 188725 MAR 1963  AL, Morgan Co  
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