Willis Roebuck & Elizabeth Lemon
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THE HOLCOMBES Nation Builders

By Mrs. Lewin D. (Hannah Elizabeth Weir) McPherson

(This is a large volume of over 2000 pages and includes over 20,000 names of everyone connected with the Holcombe Family since about 1525 in England and after migration to America.)

P. 300 WILLIS ROEBUCK was b. in S.C. 1803, d, Oct. 16, 1889, Rome, Floyd Co., Ga. being buried Hill cemetery there Oct. 17, 1889. 788(c).

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1830 DeKalb Co, Ga Census

p.27 WILLIAM ROEBUCK

1 male 30 - 40

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1840 DeKalb Co, Ga Census

p.47 WILLIS ROEBUCK

1 male under 5

2 males 5 - 10

1 male 40 - 50

3 females under 5

1 female 5 - 10

1 female 30 -40

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1850 Campbell County Georgia Census

#682 ROBUCK, WILLIS 45 m w miller SC

Ruth 46 f w GA

Elizabeth F 18 f w GA

John S 17 m w GA

Mary J 15 f w GA

Wilson P 13 m w GA

Martha C 11 f w GA

William B 8 m w GA

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1870 Winston County Mississippi Census p. 433 #143

WILLIS ROEBUCK 66 m w SC

Ruth 66 f w GA

Mary 35 f w GA

Caroline 31 f w GA

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1880 Winston County Mississippi Census #68 p. 120

WILLIS ROBUCK 74 m w SC SC SC

SA 54 f w SC SC SC

I. C. Davis 22 m w Miss SC SC

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THE ROEBUCKS OF VIRGINIA

A Genealogical History of the Descendants from Robert, George, James, and Benjamin Roebuck (Robuck) by Sylvia Owen Garner

P. 247-9 G212. WILLIS ROEBUCK (1803-1889)

WILLIS WAS born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, about 1803. He was a son of Benjamin and Mary (Willis) Roebuck. He died in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, October 16, 1889, and is buried in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery, South Rome.

About 1827, WILLIS left his native state and went to DeKalb County, Georgia. He married his first wife soon thereafter, but the date is not available due to lost records in that county. She was ELIZABETH LEMON, daughter of Robert Lemon. She died after the birth of her son and only child, Robert W. Roebuck, born January 25, 1829. Robert reported that his mother was born in Virginia when giving information for the 1880 and 1900 censuses. WILLIS, through his attorneys, petitioned the DeKalb County Court to have the will of Robert Lemon, who died December 21, 1843, set aside, claiming that the will produced by James Lemon was fraudulent in that ELIZABETH (LEMON) ROEBUCK, deceased, left an heir.

WILLIS was living alone in 1830 in DeKalb County. His infant son was being cared for by others. He married late that year, in all probability, his second wife named Ruth, last name unknown. She was born in Georgia about 1804. She died in Winston County, Mississippi, between 1870 and 1872. On July 23, 1872. On July 23, 1872, WILLIS married Mrs. Sarah A. Davis in Winston County. Sarah was born about 1826 in South Carolina, according to the 1880 census.

Sometime between 1845 and 1850, WILLIS moved his family to Campbell County, Georgia. At that time WILLIS was a miller. They did not remain in Georgia very much longer, for they were in Winston County, Mississippi, by 1852. His name is carried on the Tax Lists for Winston County beginning the next year. WILLIS left Winston County during the 1880s to be with his son who was a resident of Floyd County, Georgia, and died while there.

All four of WILLIS's sons were in the Confederate service. Three of them lost their lives.

Children of WILLIS ROEBUCK with their ages as they appear on the 1850 Campbell County, Georgia census:

Child of WILLIS and ELIZABETH (LEMON) ROEBUCK:

G2121 Robert W. Roebuck, b. Jan 25, 1829

Children of WILLIS and Ruth ( ) ROEBUCK:

G2122 Frances Elizabeth Roebuck, b. Sept. 23, 1831; d. 1905; m. Frank H. Morgan Nov. 10, 1853, Winston Co., b. Feb. 13, 1824; d. Feb. 24, 1870; Res. Smith Co., Tx. Children: 1. Columbus N. Morgan, b. Nov. 7, 1855 & 2. Mary Alice Morgan, b. Oct. 24, 1857

G2123 John S. Roebuck, b. ca. 1833; Pvt. Co F, lst Cav. enlisted Mar. 2, 1862, Macon, Miss., Feb. 28, 1863. WILLIS ROEBUCK, Winston Co. said he was the father of John S., dec'd, that he left no wife or child. done for purpose of collecting back pay due soldier killed near Denmark, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1862. John was 6'1 1/2", fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes.

G2124 Wilson P. Roebuck, b. ca. 1837; m. Mary Jane _____; Pvt. Co D, 35th Inf., enlisted Winston Co. Mar. 3, 186_; age 35; d. Verona, Miss., Aug. 15, 1862. Mary Jane Roebuck, widow, of Winston Co. claimed back pay, Mar. 11, 1863. William S. Bolling test. in her behalf. They had: 1. Daughter Roebuck, b. ca. 1860

G2125 Martha Caroline Roebuck, b. ca. 1839; unm.

G2126 W(illiam) Benjamin Roebuck, b. ca. 1842; Pvt., 1st & 2nd Cpl. Killed at Battle of Atlanta, July 24, 1864.

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WILLIS ROEBUCK was born in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina in 1803. It is believed he first married Beatie Lanford in South Carolina before he moved to Georgia in 1827. She likely died prior to the move westward. And there is no indication WILLIS brought any children with him to Georgia.

WILLIS then married ELIZABETH LEMON, the daughter of Robert Lemon. The Lemons also moved to DeKalb Co., Georgia, from South Carolina. The marriage was likely in 1828, since their son Robert Willis Roebuck was born January 25, 1829. ELIZABETH either died in childbirth or soon afterwards, leaving only one child. This was stated in a petition filed by WILLIS ROEBUCK claiming inheritance for Robert Willis from his Grandfather Robert Lemon in 1845. A copy of the petition follows Robert Willis' history.

WILLIS next married Ruthy in DeKalb Co., Georgia, in 1830. Ruthy was born in Georgia in 1803. They had 3 daughters all born in DeKalb Co., Georgia. The oldest was born in 1831 and the youngest in 1839.

WILLIS, Ruthy, and girls moved to Mississippi between 1845 and 1855. Robert Willis Roebuck went to Calhoun, Georgia. Perhaps there was a disagreement between WILLIS and Robert, because at this time they went their separate ways. There is no indication that their paths crossed again -- even though WILLIS returned to Rome, Georgia, where he died in 1889.

Sometime between 1870 and 1880 Ruthy died in Winston, Mississippi.

By 1880 WILLIS ROEBUCK had married the widow S. A. Davis (in Winston, Mississippi) who was born in South Carolina. She was 20 years younger than WILLIS and had a son, I. C. Davis who lived with them.

As mentioned earlier WILLIS died October 16, 1889, in Rome, Georgia, and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery there.

WILLIS married Ruthy about 1830. He was not listed on the 1840 Census, but there was a John W. Roebuck with statistics that could fit WILLIS and his family. Dianne Blankenstein thinks his name may have been John WILLIS ROEBUCK.

Sometime between 1845 and 1850, WILLIS moved his family to Campbell County, Georgia. At that time WILLIS was a miller. They did not remain in Georgia very much longer, for they were in Winston County, Mississippi, by 1852. His name is carried on the Tax Lists for Winston County beginning the next year. WILLIS left Winston County during the 1880s to be with his son who was a resident of Floyd County, Georgia, and died while there.

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Winston County, Mississippi Deed Book M 1851-3 P. 466

John G. Hide and Wife 514-14 12-23-52                                                 Know all

        To Deed                                                 The State of Mississippi       men by

WILLIS ROBUCK                                         Winston County                 these

                                                                                                                presents

that we John G. Hide and Martha his wife of the county of Winston and State of Mississippi part of the first part, for and in considerations of the Sum of five hundred and twenty five dollars to us in hand paid by WILLIS ROBUCK of the County of Winston and State of Mississippi part of the Second part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold, aliened, assigned and conveyed, and by these presents do bargain, sell, alien and convey unto the Said part of the Second part his heirs, executors administrators and assigns forever the following described and designated tract or parcel of land, to wit. The west half of the South west gr. Section filled also the east half of the South east gr. of Section six Township fourteen Range fourteen East Lying and being in the county of Winston and State of Mississippi and in the Columbus Land District containing 160 acres more or less, together with all and Singular the tenements, appurtenances and heredditaments thereunto belonging or in anywise thereto attached, to have and to hold the Said above described and designated premises, together with the tenements, appurtenances, and hereditaments belonging unto the Said tract of the Second party heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And the Said party of the first part, the Said above described premises, together with all and Singular the tenements appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging unto the Said part of the Second part, heirs executors administrators and assigns forever his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the right tile interest, claim and demand of all and every other person or persons claiming or lawfully to claim the Same by through or under claim or in any other manner whatsoever will and by these presents to warrant and forever ?????? In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our Seals this the 23rd day of December AD 1852

Signed, Sealed and delivered                 John G. Hide SEAL

in presence of us                                             her

                                                            Martha X Hide SEAL

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The State of Mississippi

Winston County

Personally appeared before me Charles Peters an acting Justice of the Peace in and for Said County of Winston and State aforesaid the within named John G. Hide and Martha his wife who separately acknowledges that they Signed, Sealed and delivered the within deed on the day and year above mentioned as there own act and deed. The said Martha Hide was privately examined separate and aparte from her said husband acknowledges that she Signed, Sealed and delivered Said deed as her voluntary act and deed freely without any fear threats or compulsion of her said husband, given under my hand and seal this the 23rd day of December 1852.

                                                    Charles Peters SEAL

Justice of the Peace

State of Mississippi                     I William G. Hudsen Clerk of the Probate

                                                  Winston County Court in and for Said County, do hereby

certify, that the within and foregoing Deed was filed in my office for record on the 9th day of March 1853, and that the Same has been duly recorded on the 26th day of March A.D. 1853

William G. Hudson Clerk

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Winston County, Mississippi Book R 1859-68 P. 78

The State of Mississippi                 This Deed of Conveyance, made and

Winston County                             entered into this 2nd day of June

A. D., 1860 between WILLIS ROBUCK party of the first part and Holms & Reed party of the second part all of the County of Winston and State aforesaid, witnesseth that the party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Seven Hundred & fifty Dollars to him in hand paid by Holmes & Reed party of the second part also and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the party of the second part forever released and discharged from the same, by these presents, have bargained and sold, and do hereby grant, alien and convey unto the said Holms & Reed party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, at the following described tract or parcel of land, towit: Twenty two chains commencing in the N.E. corner of South East 1/2 Sec. C running South twelve chains, wide in Township Fourteen, Range 14 East also SW 1/4 of section five except twenty two (22) chains commencing twenty two chains from N. W. corner south and running twenty two chains further South by Twelve chains wide situate, lying and being in the County of Winston, and State aforesaid, and in Columbus Land District, containing One hundred & sixty acres, more or less, together with all and singular the tenements, appurtenances, and hereditaments thereunto belonging, and the said Holms & Reed party of the second part, his heirs or alliances under him and the party of the first part do covenant with the said party of the second part, that he will warrant and forever defend the title of the same to their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, of, in and to the above described premises, free from and against the right, title, interest, claim and demand of all and every other person claiming, or lawfully to claim the same, by through or under him or in any other manner whatever! In Testimony Thereof, the party of the first part have hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year first above written!                       WILLIS ROEBUCK SEAL

State of Mississippi                   Personally appeared before me John

Winston County                        McLeoo a Justice of the Peace, WILLIS

ROBUCK who acknowledged that he signed, sealed, and delivered the foregoing Deed on the day of its date, for the uses and purposes thereof expressed as his own act and deed!

Given under my hand and seal                         John McLeoo SEAL

this Second day of June A. D., 1860             Justice of the Peace

 

State of Mississippi, Winston County

I. E. D. Hyde Clerk of the Probate Court, in and for said County, do hereby certify that the within and foregoing Deed was received in my office for record, this 18th day of June A.D. 1860 and the same was duly recorded in Book, letter $ on page 98 the 18th day of July 1860.

Given under my hand and seal of said County at office in Louisville, Mississippi, this 18 days of July A.D. 1860

E. D. Hyde Clerk

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Winston County, Mississippi Deed Book R 1859-68 P. 325

The State of Mississippi                     This Deed of Conveyance, Made and

Winston County                                 entered into this 3rd day of

December A.D. 1864 between John McElroy party of the first part and WILLIS ROBUCK party of the second part all of the County of Winston and State aforesaid, witnesseth that the party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars, to him in hand paid by WILLIS ROBUCK party of the second part, at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the party of the second party forever released and discharged from the same by these presents, have bargained and sold, and do hereby grant, alien and convey unto the said WILLIS ROBUCK party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the following described tract or parcel of land, towit: North East quarter of Section No Twenty seven (27) in township Fourteen (14) North of Range Eleven (11) East situate, lying and being in the county of Winston and State aforesaid and in the Columbus Land District, containing One Hundred and Sixty acres, more or less together with all and singular, the tenements, appurtenances, and hereditaments thereunto belonging, and the said WILLIS ROBUCK party of the second part, his heirs or alliances under him, and the party of the first part do covenant with the said party of the second part, that he will warrant and forever defend the title of the same to him & his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, of, in, and to the above described premises, free from and against the right, title, interest, claim and demand, of all and every other person claiming, or lawfully to claim the same, by through or under him or in any other manner whatever!

In Testimony Whereof, The party of the first part have hereunto set is hand and seal the day and year first above written!                     his

                                    John X McElroy

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The State of Mississippi                     Personally appeared before me E. D.

Winston County                             Hyde, Clerk of the probate court of

said county, John Mc Elroy who acknowledged that he signed, sealed, and delivered the foregoing Deed on the day of its date, of the uses and purposes therein expressed, as his own act and deed!

Given under my hand and seal of office this 3rd day of Dece A.D. 1864 E. D.     Hyde Clerk

 

The State of Mississippi, Winston County

I E. D. Hyde Clerk of the Probate Court, in and for said County, do hereby certify that the within and foregoing Deed was received in my office for record, this 3rd day of December A.D. 1864 and the same was duly recorded in Book, letter R on Page 325 the 20th day of January 1865

Given under my hand and seal of said county at office in Louisville, Mississippi this 20 day of January A. D. 1865

E. D. Hyde     Clerk

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Winston County, Mississippi Deed Book Y 1874-5 P. 40-3

WILLIS ROBUCK                 The State of Mississippi                 Know all

To & Deeds in Trust?              Winston County men                     by these presents,

D. A. Sanders that whereas I WILLIS ROBUCK of said county and state am indebted to Lindsey Woodward & Melts in the Sum of One hundred Fourteen and 99/100 dollars with interest from the 21st of February 1874 at A.D. per cent. per annum as evidenced by my promissory Note bearing even date with these presents and payable on the 1st day of December A.D. 1874. And whereas I am anxious to secure the prompt payment of said Note. Now, therefore, in consideration of the premises, as well as the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by D. A. Sanders of said county and State the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. I have this day bargained and Sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien and convey unto the Said D. A. Sanders forever all of the following described lands lying and being in Said County of Winston towit: NE 1/4 of section 27 Township 14 fourteen Range eleven (11) E containing 160 acres, together with all of the tenements and hereditaments unto Said lands appertaining. To have and to hold, Said lands, tenements and hereditaments unto him, the Said D. A. Sanders forever, but upon the following trusts and conditions: 2 our to retain and Enjoy exclusive possession of said lands, tenements and hereditaments until the maturity of Said Note, after which at any time, where thereunto required by the Said Lindsey Woodward and Melts or by the holder of Said Note the Said D. A. Sanders shall sell said lands, tenements and hereditaments at the door of the Court house of Said County, in the town of Louisville, at public auction for cash, to the highest bidder first given thirty days notice of said Sale, by posting the same at Said Courthouse door, and the proceeds of Sale, the said D. A. Sanders shall apply first to the payment of the costs of this trust and the principal and interest of said Note, ined to appoint a trustee to execute this trust in the room and Stead of the Said D. A. Sanders. Witness our hands and Seals this the 21st day of Feby A.D. 1874                                         WILLIS ROBUCK SEAL

                                                D. A. Sanders SEAL

The State of Mississippi

Winston County                 personally appeared before me W. H. Henderson Clerk of the Chancery Court in the for said County - WILLIS ROBUCK & D. A. Sanders who severally acknowledged that they Signed Sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed in Trust on the day of its date for the acres these and purpose therein expressed, as their own act and deed.

Given under my hand and Seal of Office in the Town of Louisville Miss, this the 21st day of Feby 1874

W. H. Hudson     Chancery Clerk

 

The State of Mississippi             Pr. W. A. Hughes D. C.

Winston County                     I W. H. Henderson Chaucery Clerk of

the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the attached and foregoing Deed was filed for Record in my office on the 21st day of Febry A.D. 1874, at the hour of 2 Octr p.m. and that the same was this day duly recorded in deed Book G Pages 40, 41, and 42 of the Records of Deeds in my said Office Given under my hand and seal of office at Louisville, Miss

this 9th day of March A.D. 1874

W. H. Hudson Clerk

Pr. W. H. Hughes D.C.

 

ROEBUCK  LINEAGE

CONAWAY  HOMEPAGE