Leslie James Roby
(Abt 1762-After 1835)


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1. Kindred Lenne Howell

Leslie James Roby 1

  • Born: Abt 1762, , Prince George's, MD 1
  • Marriage (1): Kindred Lenne Howell
  • Died: After 16 Jan 1835, One Leg Twp., Carroll County, OH 1
  • Buried: Leesville: Leesville Cemetery, Carroll, OH

   Another name for Leslie was James Roby.2 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in 1830 in One Leg Twp., Carroll County, OH. 3

2. He signed a will on 16 Jan 1835 in , Harrison, OH. 1 From transcript supplied by Don Roby (see source for link).

Record of the last Will and Testament of Leslie Roby. In the name of God Amen. I Leslie Roby of Monroe Township, Harrison County and of the State of Ohio, Whereas my health being much inparied but of sound disposing mind and memory (parise God for the same) and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and capabilty so to do, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament : and First and principally do commit my soul into the hands of my Creator who gave it and my body to the Earth, to be interred at the discretion of my Executor here in after mentioned and as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to intrust to me, I dispose of the same as follows
Secondly I give demise and bequeath to my beloved Wife Lenne the farm on which we now reside it being the North half of the North West Quarter of section No. 3 township No. 14 Range No. 7 containing Eighty arces more or less during her natural life.
Thirdly and at the death of my beloved Wife I give demise and bequeath to my son John Roby the above discribed farm on tract of Land and to his heirs and assigns forever by him my said son John paying all my just debts and funeral expenses.
Fourthly I give demise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Roby one cow such as she may choose, six head of sheep, one spinning wheel, one loom and the tackling belong to it, such as reeds, heddles, etc.
Fifthly I give demise and bequeath to my beloved Wife the residuel of the goods and chattles which may on shall be owned by me at my death and Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my son Benoni Roby to be my Executor for this my Last Will and Testament, in testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seat this 16th day of january in the year of our Lord one thousnad eight hundred and thirty five. Signed published and declared by the aboved named Leslie Roby as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at this request have signed as witness to the same
James Slonaker
Joshua Cheaney
State of Ohio
Harrison County
Common pleas November 1838
The last Will and Testament of Leslie Roby dect., was brought into court : the subscribed Witnesses thereto being quallified say that they saw the Testor sign said Will that they signed said Will as Witnesses in presence of the Testor that the Testor when he signed said Will was of sound mind and Memory of full age and under no restraint there upon the same is approved and ordered to be recorded With the proof taken.
Attest Thomas b Vincent clerk
Will of Leslie Roby

3. Book: Ohio annals: Historic events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys, 1876. 3
Oldest inhabitants of One Leg Township, living in 1830.
[This township was added to Carroll at the erection of that county, in 1833.]
Born between 1760 and 1770: Mrs. Barrack Roby, James Roby and wife
Born between 1770 and 1780: Barrack Roby

Genealogists note: Part of Orange Township was originally under the name of One-leg Township, Tuscarawas County (founded March 29, 1809, dissolved with formation of Carroll County).[5] One Leg was an early name for Conotton Creek, named after a one-legged Indian who lived along its banks.

4. Book: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Harrison and Carroll, Ohio, 1891. 2
LUTHER L. ROBY. Among the residents of Carroll County, Ohio, the Roby family occupy a prominent place, both as to the time of their settlement in the county, and as to the influence they have exerted on its growth, prosperity and development. James Roby, the founder of the family, was a native of Maryland, where he was married, and reared a family of children as follows: Horatio, Benoni, Findlay, John, Hannibal C. and Precious. With his family he came to Leesville, Ohio, where he entered a piece of land, on the improvement of which he spent many years of toil. He was one of the early settlers, and fully experienced the trials and hardships of pioneer life. Politically he was an active Whig, and he and his family were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the advanced age of eighty-five he passed away, having been preceded to the grave by his wife a few years previously.

Benoni Roby was born in Maryland, October 28, 1800, where his early life was spent, and his youth was passed much in the early manner of all settlers' children. He early evinced a strong inclination for study, though his school advantages were limited; nothing daunted, however, he continued his self improvement until he was fitted to teach-a profession he followed for many years. In his early manhood he was married to Susan, daughter of George Peterson, of Carroll County, and the names of their children are Elizabeth, David, George, James, Luther L., John, Eliza E., Mary J. (Mrs. G. H. Moore) and Isabell. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Roby settled on a small farm in Orange Township, Carroll County, where they remained a few years, and then purchased a farm in Monroe Township, on which they spent the remainder of their lives. He was a strong advocate of Abolition, and was among its first champions in his section. On the organization of the Republican party he united with it, becoming one of its leaders, and for many years he held the office of justice of the peace, whose duties he discharged satisfactorily and well; in religion he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died in the faith. In 1869 Mrs. Roby died, being followed to the grave by her husband in 1873, and they now rest side by side in the Queen sborough burying-ground.

Luther L. Roby spent his life in Monroe Township until the past few years, which he passed in Sherrodsville. He received the instruction of the common schools, and was one of the best students in his neighborhood. His youth was spent on the farm, where he received the knowledge which has made him one of the successful men of his section. He has always been engaged in farming and stock-raising, and has been unusually successful. In 1885, having built one of the finest residences in Sherrodsville, he moved to the town, and has since managed his farm, though not residing thereon. He has always been a Republican, and while not accepting office still has taken an active interest in the success of his party. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been class leader, steward and trustee. On September 26, 1867, he was married to Lucinda, daughter of Barney Allmon, of Stark County, Ohio. Mr Allmon was born in Washington County, Penn., May 26, 1806, and moved with his parents to Stark County, in 1810, and in December, 1831, was married to Eve Stump, who bore him eight children. In politics Mr. Allmon was a Democrat until 1856, when he became a Republican. He was class leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church for several years, and in 1874 passed away, his wife dying August 31, 1886.

5. Relatives To Research: The Robey, Robie, Roby Family Association has research materials to help trace the Roby ancestry in Maryland. The earliest known Roby in Maryland is John Roby who emigrated from England to Port Tabacco, Charles County, Maryland in 1662. For more info see:


Leslie married Kindred Lenne Howell. (Kindred Lenne Howell was born in 1768 in , , MD and died in 1852 in Orange Twp.: Leesburg, Carroll, OH.)


1 Roby, Don, <i>Research of Don Roby</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=donrobroby&id=I449), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=donrobroby&id=I449.

2 <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.

3 Charles Hallowell Mitchener, <i>Ohio annals: Historic events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys, and in other portions of the state of Ohio</i> (Thomas W. Odell, 1876 - 358 pages. Available online for free on Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=fzkWAAAAYAAJ&q=roby#v=snippet&q=roby&f=false), Page 310.

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