Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Roberts

part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project
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(updated 22 May 2014)

Welcome to the Roberts genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


If you wish to explore a different surname, click here for the current list of surnames.






The earliest Roberts family to live on Mount Desert Island was that of Willam Roberts, recorded in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 censuses of the town of Mount Desert.

   

Franklin B. Roberts
   (son of [...])
   b. age 48 y., 1 m. at death   Maine
   m. Deborah M. [...]
            b. 11 November 1831   Maine
            d. 8 February 1917
                  bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 29 September 1875
         bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   infant Roberts   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   [Abbott or Ambrose?] L. Roberts   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lydia Josephine Roberts   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ralph V. Roberts   b. age 15 y., 11 m., 24 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 16 June 1886   -   bur.(?) Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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George Roberts
   (son of [...])
   b. age 60 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Hannah [...]
            b. age 43 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Warren Roberts   b. age 18 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Charles P. Roberts   b. age 10 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Horace D. Roberts
   (son of William Roberts and Deborah [...])
   b. age 52 y., 9 m., 11 d. at death   Maine
   m. Catherine G. [...]
            b. 27 November 1835   Maine
            d. 21 November 1918
                  bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 7 December 1886
         bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Abby Estelle Roberts   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Mary T. Roberts   b. age 6 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Daisy Roberts   b. age 5 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Tobias L. Roberts
   (son of [...])
   b. 19 April 1806   Maine
   m. [widow] Mary Nichols
            b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Massachusetts
   d. [27 or 22?] October 1879
         bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Tobias Lord Roberts   b. 31 March 1835   Massachusetts   -   d. 1908   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Irene O. Roberts   b. 17 May 1838   Maine   -   m. Frederick J. Alley   -   d. 28 March 1897   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Aquea S. Roberts   b. age 19 y., 5., 15 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 15 November 1861   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   John L. Roberts   b. age 16 y., 4 m., 21 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 10 October 1861   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   William Martin Roberts   b. 1848   Maine   -   m. Mariam H. Ash   -   d. 1929   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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William Roberts
   (son of [...])
   b. age 71 y., 9 m. at death   Maine
   m. Deborah [...]
            b. age 68 y., 20 d. at death   Maine
            d. 23 February 1876
                  bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 23 December 1870
         bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

child:
   Horace D. Roberts   b. age 52 y., 9 m., 11 d. at death   Maine   -   m. Catherine G. [...]   -   d. 7 December 1886   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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William Martin Roberts
   (son of Tobias L. Roberts and [widow] Mary Nichols)
   b. 1848   Maine
   m. Mariam H. Ash
            (dau. of Benjamin Ash and Maria H. [...])
            b. 1849   Maine
            d. 1934
                  bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1929
         bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   John Whittington Roberts   b. 22 August 1870   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   m. Etta Mulhearn   -   d. 26 November 1904   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Mount Desert Street Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine   [A bench in his memory is on the Main Street side of the Village Green, near the clock.]

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