In 1754 GEORGE ROEBUCK, I, was married to MARY in Virginia. They moved to South Carolina some years before the Revolution and in 1777 they settled near Burnt Factory on the Tyger River in Spartanburg Co.
GEORGE ROEBUCK, I, and two of his sons, Capt. George Roebuck, II, and Capt. John Roebuck, served under their brother Col. Benjamin Roebuck, I, during the Revolutionary War. One account said that GEORGE ROEBUCK, I, held the rank of Captain.The British under Lord Rawdon burnt ROEBUCKs' home in May of 1781 and after participating in the Battle of Blackstock, he and his son Benjamin were captured by Tarleton in 1780 and sent to the Camden Jail. The elder Roebuck caught smallpox and died while still a British prisoner on a prison ship in Charleston Harbor. This is verified in the National Archives Reference Nos. R8917, 59467.
Inadvertently, GEORGE ROEBUCK, I, was referred to as Benjamin Roebuck, Sr., in many records. The National Archives established his identity as GEORGE ROEBUCK, and his will is recorded under this name on page 275, Abstracts of Old 96 and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds, Box 80, Pack 1968, in the Abbeville, South Carolina Court House. The will was dated February 6, 1781, and proven July 5, 1783, after his death. While all of the dates and war records are the same as shown in
the Archives for GEORGE ROEBUCK, he still is known as Benjamin Roebuck, Sr., in Roebuck, South Carolina.
THE BOBO NEWSLETTER September 1989 Issue
Bobo information compiled from data available under the name of Bobo which is to be found in the South Carolina State Archives in Columbia, S.C.:
30. Benjamin Roebuck, Sr., (should be GEORGE ROEBUCK) was married in 1754 in Orange Co., Virginia, and came as one of the first settlers of Spartanburg-Union area. Benjamin Roebuck, Sr., was taken prisoner by the British at Camden and died soon after of small pox in the Camden Prison Gaol...Three of this known children were: Lt. Col. Benjamin Roebuck born 1755 and died 1788 of the wounds he received in battle during the Revolution...left no issue...George Roebuck, was son and also a soldier in the Revolution #29...Elizabeth Roebuck who married Burrell Bobo...This taken from a sketch of Roebuck Family in Spartanburg Annals...from same sketch.
S. C. Department of Archives and History Alphabetical Index
ROBUCK, GEORGE 1776 C. or Later 0015 003 0127 00079 00
(File No. 6532 of
Claims Growing out
of the American
KINGS' MOUNTAIN AND ITS HEROES; HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF KINGS' MOUNTAIN, OCTOBER 7TH 1780, AND THE EVENTS WHICH LED TO IT
by Lyman C. Draper P. 470
Benjamin Roebuck was born in Orange County, Virginia, about 1755. His father, Benjamin Roebuck, Sr., (GEORGE ROEBUCK, I) settled in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in 1777...
MEMOIRS OF MAJOR JOSEPH MCJUNKIN REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT
by Rev. James Nodge Saye
P. 36 Sketch of Col. Benjamin Roebuck
The father of Col. Roebuck removed from the North (probably Virginia) in 1777 and settled upon Tyger River a short distance above Blackstock's Ford.
P. 37 Tories Make Arrests
But unfortunately his aged father fell into the hands of the British and died of disease in confinement.
A SKETCH OF COLONEL BENJAMIN ROEBUCK by Julia H. Foster
(Note--this article copied from issue of Spartanburg Guide, dated Nov. 14, 1957.)
Roebuck was born in Orange County, Virginia, about 1755.
His father, Benjamin Roebuck, Sr., (GEORGE ROEBUCK, I) moved with his family to upper South Carolina in 1777....Roebuck's father moved from Virginia with his family several years before the Revolution, and above the Blackstock's Ford on the Tyger river in Spartanburg District in 1777. He was in moderate circumstances, and came to South Carolina to better his condition....Benjamin Roebuck was never married. He died at his father's house. His father, Capt. Benjamin Roebuck, (Capt. GEORGE ROEBUCK, I,) was the father of several children. One of his daughters married a Bobo. Their son was Hon. Simpson Bobo of Spartanburg.
ABBEVILLE DISTRICT WILLS AND BONDS p. 273
ROEBUCK, GEORGE - Box 80, Pack 1958:
Will dated Feb. 6, 1781 in 96 Dist. Prov. July 5, 1783. Exrs: Sons, Geo., Benjamin Roebuck. Witt: John Winn, Jas Oliphant. Esq., Aubrey Noland. Wife, MARY ROEBUCK. Inv. made by John Blassingame. Jonathan Bennard (name not plain.)
Deed Book 13 p. 158-9 1760 Orange Co., Virginia
Livingston This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of
to December In the year of our Lord Christ one
ROEBUCK thousand seven hundred & sixty by & between
Exd George Livingston of Summerset County in the
delivered province of Maryland of the one part & GEORGE
Jan 4 ROEBUCK of Orange County in the colony of
1764 Virginia of the other part witnesseth that the
other part witnesseth that the said George Livingston for Divers goods causes & considerations himself hereunto moving but more especially for In consideration of the sum of Thirty pounds of good & lawful money of Virginia to him the said George Livingston in hand paid by the sd GEORGE ROEBUCK Immediately before the Ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where he the said George Livingston Doth hereby acknowledge and confess himself fully satisfied and paid & Doth thereof and of every part and parcel thereof fully freely and clearly acquit Exonerate & Discharge him the sd GEORGE ROBUCK his heirs & assigns by these presents he the said George Livingston hath given granted Bargained sold remised released alined Enforced and confirmed & by these presents doth give grant Bargain sell remise release and confirm unto him the said GEORGE ROEBUCK all that Tract or parcel of Land containing two hundred acres more or less situate lying and being in the county of orange on the North West side of Pormenhey River called Negro run & bounded as followeth that is to say Beginning at the said Livingstons & William Warren's corner on the said side of the said run & running Thence with the several courses of the sd Warren's Livingstons line or lines to a white oak on a Branch in Stephen Gupton's line thence with the sd Livingston & Gupton's lands & lines to a pine corner to the sd Livingston & Gupton & Thomas Kimbrow late land & David Caves corner thence with the sd Caves & Livingston's line to a white oak and poplar in the Edge of Negro Run low grounds and the same course continued to negro run thence several courses of the said run to the Beginning. To have & to hold the said Land & premises together with these & every of their appurtenances to him the said GEORGE ROEBUCK to the only proper use & Behoof of him the said GEORGE ROEBUCK his heirs & assigns forever & he the said Geo Livingston & himself and his heirs Doth covenant and agree to and with the said GEORGE ROEBUCK that he & they shall & will from time to time & at all times hereafter warrant and Defend unto the said ROEBUCK his heirs & assigns the said Lands and premises with their & every of their appurtenances freely & clearly Exonerated & Discharged of all and all manner of other & former Bargains Sales Seaves Title Dower and all other rights & Estates whatsoever In Testimony whereof he the sd George Livingston hath hereunto set his hand and affixed seal.The Day & year as above written Signed Sealed & Delivered & Quiet & Peaceably Possession & seison was given & granted taken & record to & by the aforesd GEORGE ROEBUCK by and of the sd George livingston of the above mentioned Lands & Premises the Day & year above written according to the True Intent & meaning of this within deed In the presence of
John Aevene G. Livingston LS
William R Robberson
mark the words more or less interlined
his before signed
At a court held for Orange County on Thursday the 28th day of May 1761. This Indenture was proved by the oathe of Vivian Daniel, William Robberson & James Robberson three of the Witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Test Geo Taylor C O B
P. 377-9 Orange Co., VA 1764
ROEBUCK This Indenture made this Twenty third day of
to February in the year of our Lord Christ one
Thomas thousand Seven hundred and sixty four by & between
DP GEORGE ROBUCK & MARY his wife of Orange County
to of the one part & Roland Thomas & Edward Thomas of
Thomas said county of the other part witnesseth that the
June 10 1765 said GEORGE ROBUCK for divers goods causes and
considerations himself thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of sixty five pounds of good & lawful money of Virginia to him the said GEORGE ROBUCK in hand paid by them the said Rowland & Edward Thomas immediately before the ensealing & Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said GEORGE ROBUCK doth hereby acknowledge and confess himself fully satisfied & paid & doth thereof & of every part & parcel thereof fully freely & clearly acquit Exonerate & discharge them the said Rowland & Edward Thomas their heirs & assigns by these presents he the said GEORGE ROBUCK hath given granted Bargained Sold remised released Enfossed confirmed and by these presents doth give grant Bargain sell promise release and confirm unto them the said Rowland & Edward Thomas all that Tract or Parcel of Land I purchased of George Livingston containing Four Hundred acres more or less situate lying and being in the county of Orange & Louisa on Pamunkey River called Negro Run and bounded as follows that is to say Beginning at a maple on the Northside of Negro run corner on William Warren thence North five Degrees East Eighty Poles to two white oaks on the South Side of a branch thence up said branch Seventy Eight Poles to two white oaks on each side said Branch thence West Fifty two degrees East one hundred and ninety poles to a pine in Caves line thence South East one hundred and Forty Poles to four white Hickory & a Cherry tree on the north side Negro run and Beach Maple & gum on the southside of said run on a small Black gum and three Wind Berry bushes thence south forty Degrees East Sixty Poles to two small Bushes near a pine thence south Seven degrees East fifty four poles to two small pines in the fork of a road thence south thirty six poles down a Road thence South Sixteen degrees East fifty two poles to two post oaks near a Road thence south fifty four degrees West one hundred and ninety six poles to a small white oak and gum near the head of a small branch thence - North four degrees West two hundred and six poles to two black gums on the south side Negro Run thence up the run to the Beginning. To have and to hold the said Lands & premises together with their and every of their appurtenances to the only proper use and behoof of them the said Rowland & Edward Thomas their Heirs and assigns forever and they the said GEORGE ROBUCK & MARY his wife for themselves & their Heirs doth covenant and agree to & with the said Rowland & Edward Thomas they shall & will from time to time and at all times hereafter warrant and Defend unto the said Rowland & Edward Thomas their Heirs & assigns the said Lands & Premises with their & every of their appurtenances freely & clearly Exonerated and discharged of all & all manor of other and former Bargains Sales Leases Title of Dower or all other rights & Estate whatsoever in testimony whereof the said GEORGE ROBUCK & MARY his wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day & year above written.Signed Sealed & Delivered & Quiet & peaceable possession & was given & granted taken & received to & by the aforesaid Rowland & Edward Thomas by & of the said GEORGE ROBUCK & MARY his wife of the above mentioned Lands & premises the Day and year above written according to the true Intent & meaning of this written Deed in Presence of
GEORGE ROBUCK (LS)
MARY XX ROBUCK (LS)
memorandum that quiet & Peaceable possession & of the within mentioned Lands & premises was had & taken by the within named GEORGE ROBUCK on the Day & year within written according to the form & Effect of the within written Deed.
In the presence of GEORGE ROBUCK (LS)
At a court held for Orange County on Thursday the 3 day of Feby 1764 this Indenture was acknowledged by GEORGE ROBUCK & MARY his wife Parties thereto the said MARY being first privately Examined. Direct & also a memorandum of Livery & thereto was acknowledged by the said GEORGE & ordered to be Recorded
Geo Taylor C O B
In the name of God Amen
I GEORGE ROEBUCK of Ninety Six District Planter being sound of mind tho at present weak of Body do devise this my last will and testament in manner following. To wit all that Plantation or tract of Land lying on the north side of Tyger River above Blackstocks ford on which I have lived till grown who go as with the stock, Plantation, tools and everything thereto pertaining to MARY ROEBUCK my Wife, to have and to hold the same during her natural life, after which to revert to my children to be equally divided among them, also. Two Negro Wenches Lucia and Beck with whatever else remains of my property either personal or Real, Debts due me, of which a list of hereto subjoined, and in short everything that can be saved or recovered belonging to me I hereby will and devise to my wife as aforesaid, during her life and after her death to my children as above. And I hereby by these presents appoint my two sons Benjamin Roebuck and George Roebuck Executors of this my last will and Testament. At Cambo on this Sixth day of Feby one thousand seven hundred and eighty one in presence of Col. John Winn, Aubrey Noland, and James Olephant.
John Winn GEORGE ROEBUCK
List of Debts due to GEORGE ROEBUCK, referred to in the above Will. Two hundred and fifty pounds Virginia money due me by William Saunders, to be paid in Continental money. One hundred and sixty five pounds Proclamation money due me by William Aekins. fifty one and a half continental Dollars due me by John Graves. Eight pounds the money Virginia money due by Jonathan Lingard.
There Dollars due by
John Will Aubrey Noland James Olephant GEORGE ROEBUCK
South Carolina by John Thomas Junt, Esquire,
Ninety Six District Ordinary of the said District
Personally appeared James Oliphant Esqr. one of the subscribing witnesses to the within will before me and made oath that he saw GEORGE ROEBUCK sign, seal, publish, pronounce & declare the same to be his last will and testament that he was then of sound disposing mind memory and understanding, to the best of the deponents knowledge & belief, & that John Winn & Aubrey Knowland, together with this deponent sign their names as witnesses thereto, at the request of the Testator, in his presence & in the presence of each other.
Given under my hand the 5th of July 1783
At the same time Qualified the Inventory
John Thomas Junt
of 96 District