Leslie James Roby
(Abt 1762-After 1835)
Kindred Lenne Howell
George Peterson
Benoni Roby
Susanna Elizabeth Peterson
David Roby


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1. Sarah Elizabeth Justus

David Roby 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 8 Aug 1836, Sherrodsville, Carroll, OH 1
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Elizabeth Justus on 24 Dec 1859 in , Carroll County, OH 1
  • Died: 28 Feb 1904, Sherrodsville, Carroll, OH at age 67
  • Buried: Sherrodsville: Roby Cemetery, Carroll, OH

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Monroe Twp., Carroll County, OH. 2 The 1850 Census recorded farmer B. Roby, 46, living with T., 36; E., 16; D., 14; Geo, 12; L. L., 6; J. L, 3; and M. J., 1. Everyone was born in Ohio except B. in Maryland.

A neighbor is Jacob Justice, 30; with wife E., 27; I, 10; S., 8; June, 6; A. L., 2; and M., 1. All were born in Ohio except E. in New Jersey.

David Roby, 14, would later marry his neighor, Sarah Elizabeth Justus, 8, nine years later in 1859.

Also as neighbors are James Conover and wife Sarah, who are the maternal grandparents of Sarah Elizabeth Justus.

2. Census in 1860 in Orange Twp., Carroll County, OH. 5 In the 1860 census, farmer David Roby, 24, was living alone with wive Sarah, 20. Both were born in Ohio. David had no real estate of value, and his personal estate was worth $800. The post office was Seesburgh.

His neighbor is farmer Richard Roby, 60, living with wife Alice, 58. Richard was born in Ohio, Alice in Pennsylvania. He had no real estate and his personal estate was worth $300.

3. Census in 1870 in Orange Twp., Carroll County, OH. 6 The 1870 Census recorded David Roby, 34, living with wife Sarah, 28; daughter Lettie, 10; son James, 5; and daughter Eliza E., 2. Everyone was born in Ohio.

4. Census in 1880 in Orange Twp., Carroll County, OH. 7 Farmer David Robey, 43, was living with wife Sarah, 38; daughter Letta, 19; son James, 15; daughter Eliza, 12; son Martin, 7; and son Frank, 4. Everyone was born in Ohio including their parents, except David's father in Maryland, and Sarah's parents in Virginia.

5. Census in 1900 in Orange Twp., Carroll County, OH. 1 The 1900 Census recorded farmer David Roby, 63, born Aug 1836, and his wife Sarah, 58, Nov 1841. They had been married 40 years and given birth to 9 children, 6 still alive in 1900. Living with them: daughter Mertie, 18, Nov 1881; son John H., 16, Nov 1883. Everyone and their parents were born in OHio, except David's father in Maryland and Sarah's mother in New Jersey.

Living next door was David's son Martin Roby, farmer laborer, 27, born Nov 1872, was living with wife Minnnie A., 28, Feb 1871. She had been married for 6 years and given birth to 4 children by 1900, all alive that year. Living with them: Alica A., 5, Aug 1894; Janilla, 4, Mar 1896; Hazel M., 2, Jan 1898; and Sarah E., 4 months, Jan 1900. Everyone was born in Ohio including their parents except Minnie's mother in Germany.

Also living next door was David's daughter, Lettie Belknap, 39, Nov 1860, married for 17 years to her husband, farmer Alcon Belknap, 45, Aug 1854. Lettie had birthed 3 children in 1900, all alive and living with her: Ida M., 16, Jul 1883; son Emmett E., 13, Dec 1886; and daughter Bertha, 10, Sep 1889.

David married Sarah Elizabeth Justus, daughter of Jacob Justus and Elizabeth Counover, on 24 Dec 1859 in , Carroll County, OH.1 (Sarah Elizabeth Justus was born on 12 Nov 1841 in Sherrodsville, Carroll, OH,1 8 9 died on 19 Sep 1910 in Sherrodsville, Carroll, OH 8 9 and was buried on 21 Sep 1910 in Sherrodsville: Roby Cemetery, Carroll, OH 8.)


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMC6-NQJ David Roby, ED 45 Orange Township (west part) Sherrodsville village (part), Carroll, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 188.

2 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXSB-W24 B Roby in household of B Ruby, Monroe, Carroll, Ohio, United States; citing dwelling 425, family 426, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 664.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8V9-YLF Martin L Roby, 26 Apr 1926; citing Canton, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 27798; FHL microfilm 1984302.

4 <i>Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Harrison and Carroll, Ohio, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families</i> (J. H. Beers & Company, 1891 - 1150 pages. Available free online at Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=lNcyAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1046&lpg=PA1046&dq=benoni+roby&source=bl#v=onepage&q=benoni%20roby&f=false), Page 1046.

5 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Carroll County, Orange Township, Series: M653 Roll: 935 Page: 711.

6 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VN-T1X David Roby in household of David Roby, Ohio, United States; citing p. 12, family 105, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552677.

7 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ1N-MXN Sarah Robey in household of David Robey, Orange, Carroll, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 134D, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T9-0997.

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12676328.

9 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X648-B2K Sarah Roby, 19 Sep 1910; citing Orange, Carroll, Ohio, reference fn 47919; FHL microfilm 1952495.

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