Corporal Francis Marion Roberts
I Company

He enlisted 20 May 1861.

Deserted on march from Tullahoma, TN, 10 July 1863.

Pension #9676 filed 7 November 1907 rejected.

Living in Warren Co, TN.

Born in Warren Co, TN, circa 1836.

States he was captured and took the Oath.  

A Francis Marion Roberts is buried in the Roberts Graveyard, Mine Lick Creek, near Boma, Putnam Co, TN, born 31 December 1835 in Jackson Co, TN. and died 16 January 1912. He was the son of  Joseph and Rachel (Smith or Carter) Roberts.

But this person looks like he was in the 5th Tenn. Cav. USA, along with two of his brothers: Henry and Joseph Denton Roberts.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Richardson on the 22 February 1853 in Putnam Co., TN,. She was born 12 May 1835 and died 21 February 1914, Putnam Co., TN, she was the daughter of William and Sarah (Goslin) Richardson, They had nine children: William Joseph "Joe", Winfield Scott, John Lafayette "Fate", Henry Irvin "Tinker", Hizer Francis, Harmon Sherman, Letha Jane, James Grant "Jim" and Sarah Ellen Roberts. She is also buried in the Roberts Cemetery.

His second wife was Amanda C. "Mandy" Martin, born circa. about 1840 in Putnam Co, TN  and died 25 December 1919 at Silver Point, Putnam Co., TN. She was the daughter of Samuel Houston and Rebecca (Bryant) Martin. They had three children: Mary Leona, Thomas Abraham and George Miles Roberts. She was buried in the Carr Cemetery in Hickey, Putnam Co, TN.

Third wife Sarah McCullie, burial 16 December 1919 in the Carr Cemetery, Hickey, Putnam Co., TN. They had one child: Mary Ader Roberts His wife Sarah E. Richardson is also buried there.

He enlisted 24 Nov 1862 at Nashville, TN,

Present 12/21/1862 to Feb 1863 but deserted/captured 1 February 1863 from forage train with pistol. Listed returned from capture 10 February 1864.

Present May and Jun 1864 and appointed Corpl. 26 June 1864.

Present July to December 1864.

Absent without leave since 28 December 1864. Present January to April 1865.

He was reduced to the ranks from Corpl 16 February 1864.

Present May & June 1865. Description: height: 6' 3",  complexion: fair, eyes: blue, hair: brown.

Mustered out 14 August1865.

He was a farmer.

He is buried in the Roberts Cemetery, Mine Lick Creek, near Boma, Putnam Co, TN.


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