Monday, August 25, 2014

George W. Roberts.

GEORGE W. ROBERTS, farmer, P. O. Elk Falls, was born in Jackson County, Mich., in 1838, and was raised there. In 1861, enlisted in the Third Michigan Cavalry, serving four years and eight months; was Quartermaster Sergeant of Company E. After leaving the army, emigrated to Kansas, reaching Jefferson County in 1866, and was there three years. In May, 1869, came to Howard County and took a claim on Section 12, Ell Falls Township. In September, same year, took a claim on Section 34, same township; was one of the first in the township, and has a farm of 300 acres on Elk River, with about seventy acres of timber; has fenced 270 [original unclear %70] acres; has 220 in cultivation; has two orchards, 200 apple and 400 or 500 peach trees; has three dwelling houses, is raising stock and shipping; has served as Town Trustee five terms. He was married in 1871, in Howard County, to Miss Catherine Roberts. They have seven children - Walter, Ettie, Arthur, May, George W., Jr., Ralph W. and Roscoe C. He is a member of Rollins Post, No. 26, G. A. R., and of Meridian Lodge, No. 126, A., F. & A. M.

Mr. Roberts , was a Civil War Veteran.

Roberts, George W. (Veteran), Jackson County. Enlisted in company E,  Third Cavalry, as Sergeant, Aug. 30, 1861, at Jackson, for 3 years, age  23. Mustered Oct. 3. 1861. Re-enlisted as Quartermaster Sergeant,  Jan. 19, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn. Mustered Jan. 27, 1864. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 12, 1866.

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