Mary Elizabeth Moore Robeson
Sylar Cemetery

MARY ELIZABETH MOORE ROBESON

.                               b.             July 23, 18 16

                                                Monroe County , Kentucky

                                d.             between 1900 and 1902

                                                Ooltewah , Tennessee   ( Sylar Cemetery )

November 12, 1811

                                Monroe County , (West) Virginia

 

m.                  ELIHU ROBESON

November 15, 18 32

                                McMinn County , Tennessee

                 

                b.             November 12, 18 11

                                Monroe County , (West) Virginia     

                d.             December 3, 18 79

                                Ooltewah , Tennessee ( Sylar Cemetery )

 

                c.             Nancy C. 8-13-18 33 - never married

                                John A.   7-24-18 35 died young

William Alexander  5-25-18 38 / 3-26-19 10 m. 1. Isabel Grace Baugh  2. Hannah M.                                                                                                                                                 Grubus

                                Rebecca Jane 6-21-18 40  / 8-7-19 07 m.  Daniel Prince

                                James Madison  8-8-18 42  / 5-8-19 15 m. Elizabeth Gillet

                                Littleberry Polk  11-9-18 44  / 4-24-19 08 m. Margaret Long 1844 - 1914

                                Elizabeth  Louise 7-21-18 47 - c. 1883  m.  John Tavner Long 1847 -  1926

                                John C.  10-13-18 49  /  12-1937  m.  1. Martha Cannon  2. Lucinda Cannon

                                George Lafayette  3-10-18 52  / 12-19-19 27  m. Martha Baugh

                                Mary  L.   11-11-18 56 / 1-13-19 08 m.  John T. Hamby 1846 -1882

 

                                 Elihu most probably became acquainted with Mary Elizabeth because of the connection between her father, Littleberry Moore and Elihu's uncle Alexander Caldwell Robeson.  Both men entered into a land transaction in McMinn County in December 1825, (Order No. 2586 - Hiwassee District).  They sold that land on February 4, 18 26.  In the 1840 census Elihu  is living next to his father-in-law, Littleberry Moore,  in Bradley County (two farms away from Charles Havens -- Morgan line).  In 1845 he purchases 70 acres in Hamilton County , on the waters of the Long Savannah , for $200 -- $100 in cash and the other in horse flesh.  In the 1850 census he is back living in McMinn County .  In the 1860 census he is living in Hamilton County and his land is valued at $4,000.  His obituary was printed in the Cleveland newspaper.  After his death his land is divided equally among his children each receiving 1/9th share or 74 acres.  The land totaled over 666 acres.  Each of the children or their heirs sold their share of their Fatherís land to brother George.  The James County Court House and records burned but George reregistered all the land transaction from his siblings.  Those land transactions are in the remaining records of James County Book 13.  The land is referred to as the Mary E. Robeson farm. 

 

                                After Elihuís death, Mary Elizabeth and her daughter Nancy, called Nannie, are shown on the 1880 census of James County , living with her youngest daughter Mary and her husband John Hamby.   In the 1900 census Mary and Nancy are still living with her now widowed daughter Mary and Mary Hambyís son Martin is listed as head of the household.  Mary Elizabeth states she has had 10 children, but only 8 are living.

Submitted by Phebe Morgan
phebem@comcast.net