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Elizabeth Roberson

Elizabeth Roberson

Female 1823 - 1906  (82 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Roberson 
    Nickname Bessie 
    Born 25 Sep 1823  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Sep 1906  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I10  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father Benjamin M. Roberson,   b. 26 Sep 1795, Prince George's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Aug 1870, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Yates,   b. 15 Nov 1799, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1816  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John E. Yates,   b. 26 Dec 1825, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1864, Cobb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1847  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • June 8, 1866 Certified Copy of their Marriage License.
      This document was written by J. M. Lemands, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Crawford County in Leavenworth, Indiana. It shows that their marriage license was issued on August 6th, 1847 by Samuel Sands, then the Clerk of the Court, at Leavenworth, In. It further shows them married on Aug. 8th, 1847, two days after the license was issued. They were married by John Seaton, J.P. In the above mentioned "Declaration" document, J. M. Lemands describes John Seaton as a "minister of the gospel", probably was bi-vocational, both a JP. and a Minister? It also shows their Certificate of Marriage filed in the Clerks office on Aug. 28th, 1847, just 20 days after their marriage. This document is completed in very bold and beautiful handwriting in the appropriate blanks certifying to all concerned the Legal marriage of John Yates to Elizabeth Roberson.
    Children 
     1. Samantha Yates,   b. 9 Jul 1848, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin F. Yates,   b. 22 Nov 1849, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1851, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. James Wilson Yates,   b. 28 Oct 1851, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1903, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Thomas Jefferson Yates,   b. 28 Nov 1853, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1921, West Salem, Edwards, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Evaline Yates,   b. 1 Jan 1856, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1864, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     6. Emily Eva Yates,   b. 26 Apr 1858, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1872, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     7. John Roberson Yates,   b. 26 Apr 1858, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1941, West Salem, Edwards, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Exact Grave Location: N38 17.238 W86 28.322

      Father born in Maryland per census sheet

      1850 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Yates Age: 27 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823 Birth Place: Crawford Co Gender: Female Home in 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana John Yates 24 Elizabeth Yates 27 Sumantha Yates 2 Benjamin F Yates 0

      1860 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Yates Age in 1860: 35 Birth Year: abt 1825 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Female Post Office: Grantsburg John Yates 37 Elizabeth Yates 35 Cynthia Yates 11 James W Yates 9 Thomas J Yates 7 Evaline Yates 5 John R Yates 2 Emily E Yates 2

      1870 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Yates Home in 1880: Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana Elizabeth Yates 47; Wilson Yates 19; Thomas 17; John R. 11; Emily 12

      1880 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Yates Home in 1880: Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana Age: 58 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Father's birthplace: Indiana Mother's birthplace: Indiana Occupation: Keeping House Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female Cannot read/write: Elizabeth Yates 58 John Yates 21

      1900 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Yates Home in 1900: Sterling, Crawford, Indiana Age: 76 Birth Date: Sep 1823 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Ethnicity: American Gender: Female Relationship to Head of House: Mother Father's Birthplace: Maryland Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother: number of living children: 4 Mother: How many children: 5 Marital Status: Widowed Residence : Sterling Township (South Portion), Crawford, Indiana Thomas J Yates 46 Ella Yates 40 Millard Yates 21 John L Yates 17 Elizabeth Yates 76

      Nov. 12, 1864 Declaration---Widow's Army Pension. This document was drawn up by J. M. Lemands, Circuit Clerk of Crawford County Indiana. It includes her name, age (41), that she was married to John Yates, that she was married to him on the 8th day of August, 1847 at home by John Seaton, a minister of the Gospel. It also lists her dependent children as: James Yates born Oct. 28th, 1857; Thomas J. Yates Nov. 28th, 1855; John R. Yates April 26th, 1858; Emily E. Yates April 26th, 1858; Also, it says she has appointed J. A. B. Crecelius as her attorney. She was unable to sign her name and so she has made "her mark", an "X" which was witnessed by a Tolbert T. Yates and Benjamin Yates. Tolbert (1814-1891) was likely a cousin to Elizabeth's John, while Benjamin (1800-1865) was likely an uncle of her husband John.

      June 8, 1866; Certified Copy of their Marriage License; This document was written by J. M. Lemands, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Crawford Co. in Leavenworth, In. It shows that their marriage license was issued on Aug. 6th, 1847 by Samuel Sands, then the Clerk of the Court, at Leavenworth, In. It further shows them married on Aug. 8th, 1847, two days after the license was issued. They were married by John Seaton, J.P. In the above mentioned "Declaration" document, J. M. Lemands describes John Seaton as a "minister of the gospel", probably was bi-vocational, both a J.P. and a Minister. It also shows their Certificate of Marriage filed in the Clerks office on Aug. 28th, 1847, just 20 days after their marriage. This document is completed in very bold and beautiful handwriting in the appropriate blanks certifying to all concerned the Legal marriage of John Yates to Elizabeth Roberson.

      John M.B. Scott and Mahala Yates signed as witness to one of Elizabeth's petitions. John M.B. Scott was married to one of Elizabeth's cousins, Fancis Roberson who is the daughter of George Roberson, b.1791. Mahala Yates I have deduced was Mahala May who was living near all the Yates and Roberson families between 1850 & 1860. One document certifies that Mahala was present at the birth of her children. Mahala also married John Winfield Yates who died while in service in 1862. Mahala later married Cyrus Benham.