Hardy County Families
David Roberts
From Hardy County, VA to Fairfield Co. OH

By
Fred Roberts
froberts@iocnet.net

Fred Roberts is interested in learning more about this Roberts family from Hampshire/Hardy County.


David Roberts, Sr. b. Abt 1719
d. 1819, Fairfield County, Ohio
m. ?

Birthdate is a guess based on land aquisition dates in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, (West) Virginia.

Date of death is from information that an appointment was scheduled to name an executor of the Estate of David Roberts, Sr. in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Two known children of David Roberts, Sr. are:

David Roberts, Jr
The only records I have found are on land records, and,

Thomas Roberts, Sr.
b. before 1760
m. Margaret ?
Very little is known about Thomas. He aquired some land in Virginia (now West Virginia) in March of 1776, "as assignee of his father, David Roberts, Sr." This land was located in Hampshire or Hardy County, (West) Virginia.

One known child of Thomas and Margaret Roberts:
Thomas Roberts, Jr
b. May 21, 1781, Hampshire County, Va.
d. July 31, 1827, Fairfield County, Ohio
m. Feb 10, 1806, Fairfield Co., Ohio Mary Freeman(d.abt 1813)

Marriage information is from records at Fairfield County Courthouse, Ohio. Birth and death dates from tombstone. Birthplace information from land transfer records, Fairfield County, Ohio, and Hampshire and Hardy Counties, Virginia. Information that links Thomas to his father is that tax records show a Thomas Jr. and Thomas Sr. in 1792 and 1794.

Note: Evidence suggests that Mary Freeman was quite literally "the girl next door" as a Freeman family lived on that plot of land. Also, the suspected father of Mary Freeman, and another male FREEMAN with the same first name, lived in Hampshire or Hardy County VA, and moved (at approximately the same time ??) as the ROBERTS' did to Ohio.

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