Henry Roberts

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
September 23, 1999

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Histocial and Geographical
Encyclopedia: New York: H. H> Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Comstock, Richwood: Comstock 1974,

HENRY ROBERTS is a son of Samuel and Starah (Spurlock)
Roberts, very early settlers of this part of the sate. he was born on Coal
river September 9, 1829. At Clinton Furnace Kanawha Valley, September 9, 1850
Henry Roberts and Catharine Tucker were united in marriage. They have had a
family of eleven children, one of whom died in 1882; Charles C., born August
15, 1852; Franklin N December 24, 1853; James Erasmus January 10, 1856; died
January 12, 1882; Samuel B. May 27, 1858; Hewett,
February 12, 1860; George Washington, May 18, 1862; Nancy A. May 29, 1864;
Keenan, January 11, 1866; Carrie, October 21, 1868; Rebecca October 27,
1869; Virginia January 14, 1874. Samuel B. resides at Campbells Creek,
Kanawha valley West Virginia: the rest are at home; Franklin N, joined the
Missionary Baptist Church in December, 1875. Mrs. Roberts was born in
Brownstown (now) West Virginia, March 10, 1839 and her parents were James R.
and Emily (Molz, Moles) Tucker. Henry Roberts came to Lincoln county in 1860
and is a miner and farmer in Carroll district owning 173 acres of fine
farming land, about five miles east of Hamlin. There are good improvements on
the farm, good orchard, some timber, iron ore and superior coal, Mr. Roberts
is and has been for several years foreman of a coal mine. His son Charles C,
is a miner also. Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia, is the address of
henry Roberts.