Author Topic: The ROBERTS / FOWLER family from SELKIRK 1796-1877  (Read 8287 times)

Offline T2010

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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Looking for information regarding Alexander Thomas Roberts born 8 May 1885, son of Thomas J S Roberts and Hyndemer Rutherford Roberts and grandson of George and Agnes Roberts. 

Alexander married my ancester Evelyn Laura Henderson, born 24 July 1890, Detroit, Michigan, USA.  They were married in Detroit on 25 Jun 1913.  Evelyn moved to Scotland with Alexander but they divorced (date unknown) and she returned 24 Feb 1931 (source: NY Passenger Lists - S.S. Baltic, 24 Feb 1931).  Their marriage lasted about 18 years (1931-1913).

Alexander and Evelyn were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1818 because Alexander registered for the draft in Detroit on 12 Sept 1818.  Not sure when Alexander and Evelyn left for Scotland but Evelyn's mother, Laura Henderson, went to visit Evelyn in Scotland in 1920 (source: NY Passenger Lists - S.S. Baltic, 27 Apr 1920).

This is my first day on RootsChat and my first post so I apologize if I left out anything.

Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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Re: The ROBERTS / FOWLER family from SELKIRK 1796-1877
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 04 February 10 03:24 GMT (UK) »
Based on the birthplace on the census, I poked around on the IGI and came up with:

1. John ROBERTS B abt 1747 M Margaret SPIDEN abt 1772 Galashiels, Selkirkshire
2. James ROBERTS B 1773 Galashiels, Selkirkshire M Christian ROBISON abt 1793 Galashiels, Selkirkshire
3. George ROBERTS B Oct 16 1797 Galashiels, Selkirkshire M  Agnes FOWLER Jan 1843 Melrose, Selkirkshire