Mother: Sarah Reeves
Birth: c 1787, Wake County, North Carolina
Birth Source: William Reeves Probate Records
Death: bef 1837, Wake County, North Carolina
Death Source: Deceased prior to writing of the will of Frederick Geer in 1837
Spouse1: Willis Roberts, m. 26 Dec 1807, Wake County, North Carolina
- Sally Roberts, b. 1808
- Jane Roberts, b. c1811
- Martha C. Roberts "Patsy", b. c1813
- William B. Roberts, b. 1814
- Susannah G. Roberts, b. c1818
- Richard F. G. Roberts, b. 1819
- David Roberts, b. c1823, d. before 1849 when Willis Roberts' will was written.
- Lucy A. Winnifred Roberts, b. c1825
- Willis Roberts, b. 1827
In April of 1822, Willis and Patsy Roberts executed a Power of Attorney to Jesse B. Geer, Patsy's brother, to act on their behalf in the settlement of the estate of William Reeves who died in Madison County, Kentucky in 1821. Accordingly on 23 Oct 1822, Jesse B. Geer acting on behalf of the children of deceased Sarah Reeves Geer executed a deed from the heirs of William Reeves to Jeremiah Reeves.
By the 2nd of June, 1837 when Frederick Geer's will was written, Patsy Roberts was deceased for the will names the "Lawful heirs of Patsey Roberts" as legatees.
The 1849 Will of Willis Roberts names the above children. That will, probated in August of 1857 is as follows:
In the name of God Amen I Willis Roberts of Orange County & State of North Carolina considering the uncertainty of this mortal life being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say my Will and desire is that my just debts be paid and then first I give and bequeath unto my Eldist son William B. Roberts one bed and furniture and one Cow I do also give and bequeath unto my son Richard F G Roberts one mare named fan one bed and furniture and one Cow Item my will and Desire is that my Executors should pay unto my three daughters that are now maried to Wit Sally Barbee and Patsey C Haley and Susanah G Procter fifty cents each and them to have no other part of my estate and then I give and bequeath unto my three children that are now living with me all the balance of my property both real and personal to do with as they may think best to wit Jane H. Roberts and Lucy A Winnifred Roberts and Willis B Roberts Item my Will and desire is that my youngest son Willis B should have fifty acres of my land on the South Side of my house which I give and bequeath unto him fifty acres of land one Colt one cow one bed and furniture one smal black Walnut table and my clock and one gun I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane H Roberts twenty five Acres of land one mare named Dimond one Cow one bed and Furniture one large folding table and cuboard one chest I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy A Winnifred Roberts twenty five acres of land one Colt one cow bed and furniture one Small folding table and desk one chest the Residue of my property both real and personal are ("to for the use of" crossed out) to be let stay her(e) for the use of the three children to Wit Jane H Lucy A Winnifred and Willis B while there is one of them living her(e) Single and if they Break up from here Sell the Residue and Devide it among themselfs like brother and Sisters Lastly I appoint my son William B Roberts & John Barbee Executors to whom I intrust to see to this business and constitute this my last will and testament
Whereunto I do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the 27th of February AD 1849
Test - Willis Roberts, Sr (seal)
Willis Roberts Will
Recorded Orange County, North Carolina
Transcribed for Orange County NCGenWeb by Ben Franklin of Durham, NC (email@example.com) 2 Dec 2009. This information is in the public domain.
Madison County KY Deed Book P, p208-209
Estate of William Reeves, Madison County KY Deed Book Q, p7-9
June 1837 Will of Frederick Geer, Wake County, NC
Petition by the Heirs of Frederick Geer