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Greenberry Roberson

Greenberry Roberson[1]

Male 1819 -

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  • Name Greenberry Roberson 
    Birth 1 Nov 1819  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1434  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2021 

    Father Benjamin M. Roberson,   b. 26 Sep 1795, Prince George's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. Bef 1860, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 60 years) 
    Marriage 29 Sep 1816  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hoover,   b. 1821, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 May 1910, Washington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years) 
    Marriage 5 Jul 1845  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. William Henry Roberson,   b. 3 Dec 1844, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Feb 1922, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     2. Sarah Elizabeth Roberson,   b. 1846, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Feb 1911 (Age 65 years)
     3. Martha Ann Roberson,   b. 15 Aug 1850   d. 10 Mar 1940 (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Name: Greenbury Robeson Spouse Name: Elizabeth Hoover Marriage Date: 5 Jul 1845 Marriage County: Crawford

      June 30, 2015 7:06 PM; Subject: Re: Greenberry Roberson (1820-1877)

      Dear Ron, Thanks for the information and such a prompt reply. It looks like the Greenberry name was in the family. If I find any more information about him, I'll let you know. Thanks again. Jarrell

      On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:45 PM, Ron Yates wrote:

      Hi Jarrell, I have taken another look at this and nothing that I have would pass muster regarding documentation. There are a few Greenberry's aground at this that time and it would appear I used a process of elimination by discounting the other two older Roberson brother who could have fathered someone on 1820; Daniel was dying in Meade County and George had a son named William Greenberry. I tried to find the source of my specific dates and it would appear I plucked them from the LDS matches as I haven't found them replicated so far.

      I have received a couple of e-mails over the last couple years that I couldn't reconcile and since I was hot on something else I did not do a credible job of cleaning of the details or making notes. I will pass the notes to you to see if they make sense to you:

      “Friday, November 22, 2013

      Greenberry by the way would be my great great great grandfather. His daughter Matilda (if things are correct) had a daughter Josephine Weddle Lewis, who had a son Oran Lewis who had my dad who had me. Claudia On , Claudia l wrote: I just sent in the Ancestry DNA so will be interesting to see what it shows up. Are you the one who posted the long lineage of John Yates Sr on the web? If not have you ever seen it? 8 pages of small type! That's where I found Greenbury and Elizabeth Hoover related to Yates- again I do not know how accurate it is. This side of the family is the most difficult to find. It's all south-central Indiana, extreme poverty, no education and very few official records so far. Matilda married Joseph Weddle (second marriage we think) and there are many Weddle references, but our line, again, is difficult. Then there a Lewis line and that's even more impossible. Again, south central Indiana with poor records and questionable relationships. I've gotten caught up in reading Indiana and Civil War history. I have a better time with my Mom's side of the family who immigrated to US from Norway and Sweden in late 1880s. Have found many extended family members I never knew, and last summer did a 9000 mile 9-week road trip meeting many of them and collecting old family pictures. Am planning another road trip this summer. Thanks for the response - will check out your site. Claudia Friday, November 22, 2013 3:30 PM To: publicron@yatesville.net; webgenealogist@gmail.com Subject: Genealogy - Yates/Roberson Hi Ron: You've shown up in a couple places on Ancestry.com and Find-A-Grave.com. So, thought I see what you might know about the following: I'm working on tracking a family line of a 2X great grandmother, Matilda Jane Robertson. Supposedly her parents were Elizabeth Hoover and Greenbury (Greenberry) Roberson (Robertson). From a Google search, I found them mentioned in a posting of the descendants of John Yates Sr. The list is extensive, dated 20 Jul 2008, but no author or links. Greenberry is listed as the son of Benjamin Roberson and Sarah Yates (John's daughter). If these are her parents, we suspect Matilda might be Elizabeth 's daughter before marrying Greenbury. Matilda may have been born in 1838, but we can find nothing. there is also family information that Elizabeth married a Wynn/Winn later in life, and in fact there is an Elizabeth Hoover marrying a Solomon Winn. Seeing as you keep popping up as the guru of all things Yates I thought I check to see if you might have any further info on these folks. I find a marriage listing for Greenbury and Elizabeth, but wonder if in fact, that's where the author of the Yates line also got the info, and in fact, there's nothing else out there - at least on the web. I've posted on message boards, so you may see this quest there also. Got any info that might be helpful to us? Thanks, Claudia PS -- I think we may have communicated recently on Find-A-Grave. I "caught" the date on Robert Yates headstone.”


      “Nope - Olympia, WA. Been out here about 20 years. Came late to genealogy too, unfortunately after both parents had passed on. Mom's side of the family homesteaded in Minnesota from Sweden and Norway, Dad's maternal side emigrated to Indianapolis (German). It's his paternal side that is causing us heartburn. There is a second cousin Chris (from this "lost" side) in Indy who is Mormon, and has done wonders with finding documents. We connected last summer when I visited there and had a grand time researching in Lawrence and Jackson counties. Found the cemetery where Matilda Jane Robertson Weddle (Greenbury and Elizabeth's daughter supposedly) is buried. Back in the woods, up a steep hill on a ridge. Chris is flying out here next spring and we are going to hit Salt Lake City family research center on the way back to Indy (road trip). Chris's family lived with her grandmother Ruth for many years, and Chris heard stories of Matilda, and Elizabeth who were still alive when Ruth was young. I was also lucky in that my grandfather (Ruth's brother) wrote his memoirs although he only mentions Matilda (and her last husband) briefly. My Mom also wrote some memoirs, as did her aunt, so we have wonderful stuff about that side. Last year I was able to find the location of one of the old homesteads in Minnesota- and went into Canada and saw still existing homesteads there from my grandparents' siblings who emigrated. Hard to imagine some of the shacks are still standing and farms are still in the family. Though not for much longer I'm afraid. Rather sad.”

      I am a double Yates and double Roberson so I would like to get these things right but seem off the mark on this one. If you make progress, I could use and appreciate any sharing you might do. Regards, Ron Yates

      June 30, 2015 1:32 PM To: yatesvilleron@gmail.com Subject: Greenberry Roberson (1820-1877)

      Dear Ron, I was wondering where your information about Greenberry Roberson came from, particularly what evidence you have that he was the son of Benjamin and Sarah (Yates) Roberson of Crawford Co., Ind. You have a birth and death date for him, which seems to indicate some very specific and definite source.

      I haven't been able to find out anything about him, apart from his marriage to Elizabeth Hoover. They had at least two children, William Henry and Sarah E. Robison, who were living with two different families in Harrison and Floyd Counties in the 1850 census (not with relatives). I had assumed that they had become orphans, but apparently, their mother was still alive. Your death date for Greenberry indicates he was still alive as well. I'd appreciate whatever information you have about him. Thanks. Jarrell Robinson

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).