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Fielding Roberson

Fielding Roberson

Male 1838 - 1924  (86 years)

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  • Name Fielding Roberson 
    Born 21 May 1838  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Sep 1924  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hamilton Roberson Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1591  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2012 

    Father James Roberson,   b. 12 Oct 1803, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1881, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Fannie Eliza Froman,   b. 11 Aug 1811, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1889, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1830  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Denbo,   b. 6 May 1857,   d. 26 Sep 1916, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1873  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alva Thomas Roberson,   b. 20 Sep 1874, English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1965, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. James Washington Roberson,   b. 2 Feb 1876, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1964, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Lillie Jane Roberson,   b. 14 Mar 1878, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1906, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. Fannie Lucinda Roberson,   b. 11 Oct 1880, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1905, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     5. Rev. Mann Woodfield Roberson,   b. 14 Oct 1882, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1969, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Grover Cleveland Roberson,   b. 15 Sep 1884, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1965, Power, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Charles Edward Roberson,   b. 11 Nov 1886, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1981, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     8. William Fredrick Roberson,   b. 27 Nov 1888, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1970, Hardinsburg, Washington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. Bertha Mable Roberson,   b. 6 Nov 1890, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1966, New Albany, Clark, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Reuben Russell Roberson,   b. 2 Mar 1893, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1959, Brule, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     11. George Hazelwood Roberson,   b. 15 Sep 1894, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1918, Great Falls, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     12. Irvin Ember Roberson,   b. 15 Sep 1897, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1992, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Pvt. Co. E, 28th Regt. (1st Cav.) Ind Vol age 24 Eyes blue, hair light, 5'7", complexion light Mustered in April 4 1862 in Indianapolis, IN transferred to Co. B. re-organized; m/o March 5 1865

      Fielding Roberson was my great grandfather whom l don't believe I ever met. He had eight boys and two girls. (I think). The boys were, my grandfather James W., Alva, William, Ruben, Mann, Irvin, Charles, and George. One of the girls was Bertha. The other name is unknown to me. Fielding was in the Indiana Cavalry during the civil war. He had three horses shot from under him during the battles. He must have been in the thick of it. He was captured, I believe, at Vicksburg, He smuggled a spoon from one of the meals and he and two other prisoners dug under the prison wall. The floor was dirt.

      During the days they filled the hole back up and one of them would sit on it so they never got caught. It took several days to dig out. The dark night they finally made it they crawled out in pitch darkness. They had no directions and did not know which direction to go. The other two men crawled back in the prison and filled the hole. Grandpa decided he would go for it.

      He traveled by 'night and slept in barns and straw stacks by day. One morning he awoke in the same barn he'd slept in three nights before. He was tired and hungry and decided to give himself up. He went to the house and told them who he was. It so happened that they were Northern Sympathizers. They fed him a big meal and told him how to get back to his outfit, which he managed to do.

      Fielding had so many boys that he would not do much. He delegated authority to Alva his oldest boy. Alvy could even spank them if he thought they needed it. One day grandpa was behind the barn crying, Alva had whipped him. When asked what was wrong He said "I hope none of us ever have to die but if they do I hope it is big Ab (Alvas nickname).

      One day Alva was hauling Manure from the barn. They said a "city girl" walked by and yelled Oh Alf what are you doing? "Being already mad he yelled "hauling horse shit". You did not say things like that to ladies in those days. The girl hurried on her way.

      Grandpa Jim Once said he wished his name was Shit because Jim was too easy to say and they were giving him more than his share of the chores. They would not call him so much if his name was that. (Roberson Family Stories August 2006-Remembered and written by: Jack Roger Roberson, b. 1931)

      (Source: Lee Roberson Bio Sketch) My grandfather, on my dad & side, was a dignified gentleman with a heavy white beard (as I recall him). He fought with the North during the Civil War. As a matter of fact, he fought in Chattanooga and the battle of Lookout Mountain. Our home is located on the side of Missionary Ridge. I can look out the front window and see beautiful Lookout Mountain. It is not hard to imagine the Northern soldiers crawling up the side of the mountain under cover of darkness and the fog. They struggled to the top and to a victory over the South.