Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [roberts.GED] 60. UNKNOWN. He married 61. CHARITY ROBERTS October 13, 1853. 61. CHARITY ROBERTS, born 1809 in IREDELL COUNTY, NC; died 1863 in JACKSON COUNTY, NC (?). She was the daughter of 122. GEORGE ROBERTS, SR. and 123. MARY (POLLY) HINES KING. Notes for CHARITY ROBERTS: IN THE 1850 CENSUS OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC, CHARITY ROBERTS, AGE 40, DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND MARY ROBERTS, LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD WITH HER PARENTS AND SON, MARCUS ROBERTS, AND A BROTHER, WILLIAM V. ROBERTS AND HIS WIFE, SARAH. THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD IS GEORGE WHO IS SHOWN TO BE 93 YEARS OLD. THEIR OCCUPATION IS SHOWN AS FARMERS. EMMA ROBERTS HUTCHINSON, DAUGHTER OF MARCUS ROBERTS, INTERVIEWED IN 1949, REFERRED TO HER DADDY AS BEING AN ORPHAN MOTHERED BY CHARITY (WHO WAS UNMARRIED AT THE TIME OF HIS BIRTH) AND ADOPTED (OFFICIALLY OR UNOFFICIALLY, NOT KNOWN) AND GIVEN THE NAME ROBERTS, HIS MOTHER'S NAME. IN THE 1860 CENSUS OF BUNCOMBE, COUNTY, NC,WILLIAM V. ROBERTS IS SHOWN AS HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD, NOT GEORGE, AND HIS WIFE MARY. GEORGE IS NOW LISTED AS 105 YEARS OLD, AND MARY IS 86. WILLIAM V. ROBERTS HOUSEHOLD INCLUDED HIS WIFE SARAH; HIS PARENTS, GEORGE & MARY; FIVE OF HIS OWN CHILDREN, AND MARCUS, SON OF CHARITY (AGE 15). CHARITY IS NOT LISTED AS A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER. EMMA ROBERTS HUTCHINSON DESCRIBED CHARITY'S LIFE AS BEING "VERY HARD", AND THAT SHE LATER MARRIED A McCLAIN MAN (UNSURE OF SPELLING) AND MOVED AWAY. SHE BELEIVED THAT HER GRANDMOTHER DIED IN JACKSON COUNTY, NC, NEAR THE TOWN OF WEBSTER. WILLIE COLE, DAUGHTER OF EMMA R. HUTCHINSON, UNDERSCORED THE HARD LIFE OF CHARITY WITH A STORY ABOUT HER MAKING MONEY DYING MEN'S FELT HATS WITH DYE SHE PREPARED IN AN OLD IRON WASHPOT. THAT WASHPOT WAS IN HER OWN POSSESSION AT THE TIME. THE 1860 CENSUS OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY, LEICESTER, NC INCLUDES A DANL McLEAN, AGE 52, WHO WAS A TAILOR BY TRADE, AND HIS WIFE CHARITY McLEAN, AGE 54. IT IS THEREFORE CONCLUDED THAT CHARITY HAD WORKED WITH OR FOR HIM DYING FELT HATS, AND LATER MARRIED HIM. A MARRIAGE IS RECORDED IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY ON OCT. 13, 1853 OF CHARITY ROBERTS TO D.L. McCLAIN. THE MINISTER WAS SAMUEL MILLER, AND THE WITNESS, R.B. VANCE. (VARIATIONS IN NAME SPELLING NOTED!) INFORMATION FROM THE FAMILY GROUP SHEET OF CHARITY ROBERTS COMPILED BY CURTIS C. ROBERTS, TIFTON, GA. INFOR. ADDED TO THIS FAMILY GROUP SHEET OF CHARITY ROBERTS, OCT. 24, 1997, BY TONY WALKER. Child of UNKNOWN and CHARITY ROBERTS is: 30 i. MARCUS QUINTILLIAN ROBERTS, born August 11, 1844 in LEICESTER, NC; died August 10, 1914 in LEICESTER, NC, BURIED AT WESTERN CHAPEL UMC CEM; married MARTHA L ROBERSON December 14, 1865.
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