Biography of De Witt C. Roberts
Madison County, NY Biographies





Roberts, De Witt Clinton, p. o. Peterboro, was born on the farm where he now resides, June 3, 1842, a son of Hiram and Thankful (Humphrey) Roberts. They had seven children: Susanna H. (deceased); Lucretia L. (deceased), who married Corporal Stephen L. Smith, who was killed at the siege of Knoxville, Tenn., and was a member of the 8th Michigan Regiment of Infantry in the war of 1861-65; George W. (deceased); Irving L., Jay H., Lorain A., and De Witt C. Hiram Roberts was a native of the town of Fenner and born on the farm where De Witt C. now lives; he was a son of Amasa and Keturah (Lindsey) Roberts. Their children were Jesse, born October 9, 1788, died June 24, 1852; Alvory, born December 1, 1790, died February 14, 1849; Susanna, born November 3, 1792, died January 19, 1855; Alice, born February 6, 1795, died June 1, 1869; Amasa, Br., born December 5, 1796, died April 2, 1849; Hiram, born August 31, 1798, died June 20, 1874; and Jared, born February 8, 1804, died April 15, 1885. Amasa, senior, moved from Bristol, Hartford county, Conn., with his three oldest children and settled at Brothertown, N. Y., between 1792 and 1795, and shortly after moved to Madison county, where he died in 1810, at fifty two years of age. Alvory was in the war of 1812 and was located at Sackets Harbor. Jay H. enlisted in 1861 in the 12th N. Y. Regiment, but was discharged in a short time on account of ill health. De Witt C. Roberts was a member of the State National Guards. He was educated in the schools of the town of Fenner and Cazenovia Seminary. He was associated with his father in business until his father's death, when he purchased the estate from the heirs, where he now resides and follows general farming. He has been actively interested in town and county affairs and has been assessor of his town three years; has always been active in promoting education and has been clerk of the school board for about twenty years.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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