Roberts Settlement descendants
Date: 8/26/2010 Album ID: 1064455
Photos by Curtis Guynn
The Roberts family can be traced back to James Roberts, who in the 1700s left Africa as a hired valet to Lord Roberts, a wealthy North Carolina plantation owner. When Lord Roberts died, James Roberts inherited the plantation and took the Roberts name as his own. In the 1820s, he and his family decided to move away from slavery in their native North Carolina and found their way into Hamilton County, Ind.