Francis Marion RobertsFRANCIS MARION ROBERTS
5 thTENNESSEE CAVALRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 31 December 1835 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 16 January 1912 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Roberts Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee (See FindAGrave)
Parents: Joseph and Rachel (Smith) Roberts

Married: Sarah Elizabeth Richardson on 22 February 1853 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 12 May 1835 in Tennessee
Died: 21 February 1914 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Roberts Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee (See FindAGrave)
Parents: William H. and Sarah (Goslin) Richardson

Children:

  • William Joseph Roberts
  • John Lafayette Roberts
  • Winfield Scott Roberts
  • Henry Roberts
  • Rachel S. Roberts
  • Hizer F. Roberts
  • Letha Jane Roberts
  • Harmon Sherman Roberts
  • James Grant Roberts
  • Sara Ellen Roberts

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Henry Roberts - 5th Tennessee Cavalry (USA)
  • Brother: John Harrison Roberts - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry (USA)
  • Brother: Joseph Denton Roberts - 5th Tennessee Cavalry (USA)
  • Brother-in-law: John Wesley Lee - 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry (USA)
  • Brother-in-law: Hiser Valentine Richardson - 5th Tennessee Cavalry (USA)
  • Brother-in-law: Andrew Jackson Elrod - 28th Tennessee Infantry (CSA)

MILITARY INFORMATION

5 thTennessee Cavalry
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered service as a Private and left service as a PrivateEnter Service as a Private and left Service as a Private
  • Enlisted 24 Nov 1862 at Nashville
  • Age: 26
  • 21 Dec 1862 - 28 Feb 1863: Deserted 1 Feb 1863 from forage train
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Deserted from forage train near Murfreesboro, TN 21 Feb 1863 with pistol
  • Jan - Apr 1864: Returned from Capture 10 Feb 1864
  • May & Jun 1864: Appointed Corpl. from private per order No. 15 Hd. Qrs 5th TN Cav Vol 26 Jun 1864 $25 Bounty & $2.00 premium due.
  • Jul - Oct 1864: Present
  • Nov & Dec 1864: Absent without leave since 28 Dec 1864
  • Jan - Apr 1865: Absent without leave since 28 Dec 1864. Reduced to the ranks from Corpl 16 Feb 1864
  • May & Jun 1865: Present
  • Description:
    • Age: 26
    • Height: 6' 3"
    • Complexion: Fair
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Hair: Brown
    • Born: Jackson County, TN
    • Occupation: Farmer
    • 14 Aug 1865: Muster Out
  • Prisoner of War Data: No record sub to 20 Feb 1863
  • Enlistment Data

US PENSION APPLICATION

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 255
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 46
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 165
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 176D
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 108A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 130A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald, 25 January 1912, Vol. X, No. 4, Page 1

Uncle Marion Roberts of near Boma died Tuesday night, aged 76. He was buried Thursday near his home. He was a federal soldier in the Civil War.

Putnam County Herald, 26 February 1914, Vol. XII, No. 8, Page 1

Mrs. Sarah Roberts, aged nearly 79 years, died very suddenly Saturday morning. Funeral services were held by the writer at the residence Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. She professed religion and joined the Baptist church in early life, and lived a Christian life until death. She was held in high esteem by all wro (sic) knew her. She was the widow of the late F. M. Roberts, who died two years ago.

ADDITIONAL DATA:

Photo Source: Heritage of Putnam County Tennessee, Page 184.