Mary Elizabeth Moore Robeson
ELIZABETH MOORE ROBESON
July 23, 18
between 1900 and 1902
November 12, 1811
November 15, 18
November 12, 18
December 3, 18
33 - never married
10 m. 1. Isabel Grace Baugh 2. Hannah M.
07 m. Daniel Prince
15 m. Elizabeth Gillet
08 m. Margaret Long 1844 - 1914
47 - c. 1883 m. John Tavner Long 1847 - 1926
49 / 12-1937 m. 1. Martha Cannon 2. Lucinda Cannon
27 m. Martha Baugh
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
in December 1825, (Order No. 2586 - Hiwassee District). They sold that
February 4, 18
26. In the 1840 census Elihu is living next to his father-in-law,
Littleberry Moore, in
(two farms away from Charles Havens -- Morgan line). In 1845 he purchases
70 acres in
, on the waters of the Long
, for $200 -- $100 in cash and the other in horse flesh. In the 1850
census he is back living in
. In the 1860 census he is living in
and his land is valued at $4,000. His obituary was printed in the
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
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
, 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