Category: Family Stories

Who was James Roberts?

I’ve seen some stories implying that our James Roberts was the notorious Tory Colonel James Roberts who led militia raids through North Carolina. This James Roberts was reportedly caught and hanged. I’ve found a page by Mark and Peggy’s blog at https://ridge-dweller.net/2013/09/08/mama-jesse-roberts/ that details James and Cornelius Roberts’ travels....
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Proposed Roberts line, beginning at Adam

Although I can’t guarantee its authenticity, I’m fascinated by this lineage From Adam to the Roberts line to Karen Ann Rightmyer at http://ourfamilysroots.weebly.com/lines/adam-to-me. I took the liberty of splitting off my line from hers. Enjoy. Adam (4004-3070 BC) – Eve are my 112th great grandparents Seth (3870-2978 BC) –...
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The Bruce/Rookhurst/Roberts Connections

Not too long ago, I was told by other Robertses that our line descends from William Rookhurst, who was in fact, a “Bruce”. He reportedly chose “Rookhurst”, also spelled “Rokehurste”, which means “hill of the Rook”, in honor of Robert “The Rook” Bruce, first of that name who came...
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John Rogers, 1st of Many Martyrs

I recently found out that I am descended through the Rogers line to the first martyr under the rule of the Catholic English Queen Mary, Reverend John Rogers.  He was burnt at the stake when he refused to recant his Protestant faith while his wife and 9 children were...
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HISTORY AND HERITAGE MADE ACCESSIBLE: THE LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA STORY HISTORY AND HERITAGE MADE A CC ESSIBLE: THE LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA STORY by Martha Grace Lowry Mize

  http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/924/12/History%20and%20Heritage%20Made%20Accessible%20The%20Story%20of%20Lee%20County%20Final%20Draft%20MGM.pdf   HISTORY AND HERITAGE MADE ACCESSIBLE: THE LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA STORY by Martha Grace Lowry Mize A thesis submitted to the faculty of The University of Mississippi in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Oxford March 2017 Approved by ________________________________ Advisor:...
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Wallens: Puritans

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wallen-2 Ralph Wallen Jr. aka Walling, Walden Born about 1595 in Halton, Lancashire, England ANCESTORS  Son of Ralph Wallen and Margaret (Lawson) Wallen [sibling(s) unknown] Husband of Joyce (Unknown) Lombard — married before 1623 in England DESCENDANTS  Father of Ann (Walden) Smalley, Thomas D Wallen Sr. and Mary (Wallen) Jenkins Died Feb 1643 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England Profile managers: Chet Snow  [send private message], Darrell Parker  [send private message], Puritan Great Migration Project WikiTree  [send private message], Ross Holman  [send...
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