52 Ancestors – #18 Henry Roberts

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I have decided to accept the challenge of Amy Johnson Crow over at No Story Too Small blog. Amy challenges us: 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks.  I think this is an excellent challenge as I tend to focus on my brick walls, and this will force me to fan out in my tree and focus on other ancestors.

This is week 18, and my eighteenth post.  Henry Roberts is my 5th great-grandfather.  I learned about Henry while at the Daughter’s of the American Revolution library while I was in D.C. last year.

Henry, born about 1766, is the son of my American Revolution patriot John Roberts, and his wife Susan (Magness) Roberts.  I came across their information because a cousin of mine, Cathaline Stern, the rock-star of genealogy for my family, did a lot of research back in the 70′s and documented no less than four patriots for our family!  I copied a bunch of information from their files while there, and here are the things I found out about Henry from the DAR file.

I found this bible record, which is really hard to read, but from this I figured out his wife and my 5th great-grandmother was Zilphia Carraway.

Hooks Family Bible

Hooks Family Bible

He was listed as an administrator for his father’s will along with his brother Isaac Roberts.

Estate John Roberts  - Henry as Administrator

Estate John Roberts – Henry as Administrator

Estate John Roberts  - Henry as Administrator

Estate John Roberts – Henry as Administrator

Then, I found this very interesting note regarding his demise.

Fate of Henry Roberts

Fate of Henry Roberts

I wanted to see if I could find a copy of the original newspaper article and I did.

Henry Roberts Death

Henry Roberts Death

I’m going to see if I can trace this Kenan Harper and found out what he is all about. There’s no telling what you can find out about your ancestors, and don’t forget to use the wonderful source of the DAR!! I would have not had any of this if I hadn’t looked there.

This is how I descend from Henry.

Henry Roberts to Susie

Baby Benaiah Higginbotham has arrived!

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My nephew Ben and his wife Esbeida had their little blessing today. What a cutie pie! I can’t wait to meet Benaiah!

Ben and Benaiah Higginbotham

Ben and Benaiah Higginbotham

Mom Esbeida is recovering from her c-section.

Ben, Esbeida and Benaiah Higginbotham

Ben, Esbeida and Benaiah Higginbotham

And brother Butch says this is as close as he can get for now!

Butch and Benaiah Higginbotham

Butch and Benaiah Higginbotham

I bet Butch has to fight Melissa my sister-in-law off when they finally get to hold Benaiah!

Thank you God for this precious baby, and thank you God that Mom and baby are doing good!

Wordless Wednesday – Edna (Harris) Higginbotham

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Edna (Harris) Higginbotham

Edna (Harris) Higginbotham

RIP – Edward Joseph Baker, Jr.

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John Higginbotham, Addie (Baker) Higginbotham, Eddie Baker, Bette (Baker) Jarreau

John Higginbotham, Addie (Baker) Higginbotham, Eddie Baker, Bette (Baker) Jarreau

My sister-in-law Addie (Baker) Higginbotham (my brother John’s wife) lost her father this morning.  He was such a precious man and he will be dearly missed.  Please send prayers and comfort to Addie and her brother Doug Baker, and her Aunt Bette Jarreau for their loss, as well as their families and the many friends that will miss Eddie.

We will post more information when we know more about the arrangements.

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Pray for Arkansas

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Dear Friends and Family,

Last night, three devastating tornadoes hit the ground in Arkansas.  One of them was on the ground for over 80 miles and devastated the towns of Mayflower, and Vilonia.  One of the tornadoes came through a community called El Paso, just ten miles south of our house. As we sat together in the shelter at my Mom and Dad’s house, we heard a transformer blow, and then we could hear the tornado.  It was very scary, but we were fortunate that the tornado did not come to our house and we had no damage.

Several of my friends from the Vilonia area were not so lucky.  They have completely lost their houses.  There are 16 casualties reported so far, and the search is still ongoing through the rubble.

Please do NOT go to these areas.  Allow the city and county officials along with the National Guard to get the power lines up and make sure the loved ones are accounted for or recovered. After that, they will open for volunteers to help clear the debris. In the mean time, please call the Red Cross and offer your services or donations to them.

Please pray for these communities and that there will be no more loss of life found today.

Pray for Arkansas

Pray for Arkansas

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