Biography of Joseph Roberts
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Roberts, Joseph, was born in Sparta, N. Y., January 26, 1838. His grandfather, John Roberts, was born in Sparta, Livingston county, N. Y., and died in 1852, aged seventy years. He had three children: Daniel, Elias, and Rufus, Rufus Roberts, father of Joseph, married Elmira , who was born in Sparta, N.Y., and died in 1867, aged fifty three years. They had these children: Joseph, as above; Amanda, widow of Mr. Wiley; Lyman, deceased, aged fifty three years; Jane, wife of Lafayette Carney; James; and Benjamin, who died aged about thirty years. Joseph Roberts attended the public schools of Springwater, after which he engaged in farming, which he has always followed. In 1878 he bought the farm of fifty acres, where he now resides. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 115, F. & A. M., of Dansville, N.Y. At Dansville, N.Y., he married Sophia, daughter of Valentine and Margaret (Cramp) Beck. Mr. Beck died May 16, 1883, aged eighty six years, and Mrs. Beck died July 1, 1893, aged ninety years. They had eight children, six of whom are living: Mary Wolf, Maria Jacobs, Margaret Young, Sophia, who was born August 12, 1838; Catherine Hoffman, and Helen Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts have eight children: Henry, born March 26, 1859; Mary Shaver, born January 8, 1861; Jacob, born June 1, 1864, and married Florence Glover; Rosa Flashman, born December 12, 1866; Maggie, born August 11, 1869; Fannie Shaver, born April 9, 1872; Melvin, born January 17, 1874; and Charles, born June 5, 1879.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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