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Mordecai Roberson

Male 1808 - 1894  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Mordecai Roberson 
    • Mordecai's surname is alternately reported as Roberson and Robinson. Census records report it as Roberson as does his monument. His wife Eunice is believed to have been a cousin. The children used Robinson as their surname.
    Born ca. 1808  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Chilton County and Her People gives Mordecai's birthplace as Talladega County, Alabama; however, this seems improbable on the available evidence. Talledega County was not established until December 18, 1832, the result of the Creek cession that marked the Tribe's removal beyond the Mississippi. Prior to that date, and particularly around the 1807 year of birth given by Mordecai's headstone, the area was under the control of the Upper Creek Nation. (Indeed, this was the case for lands west of the Ocmulgee River in Georgia.) Shelby County, to the west of Talladega, was not established until 1818. Further, the Robersons believed to be his parents were married in Putnam County, Georgia in 1808, only a year after the creation of that county.
    Shelby County, Alabama (1818)
    Shelby County, Alabama (1818)
    John Melish, Map of Alabama constructed from the surveys in the General Land Office and other documents (Philadelphia: John Melish, 1818)
    Creek Land Cessions in Georgia
    Creek Land Cessions in Georgia
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Talladega, Talladega, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1846)
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1846)
    T. G. Bradford
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1853)
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1853)
    Joseph Hutchins Colton, (New York: J.H. Colton & Company, 1853)
    Residence 1860  Lower Yellow Leaf, Shelby, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1860)
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1860)
    J. H. Colton, Colton's Alabama (New York: Johnson & Browning, 1860)
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1859)
    Talladega and Shelby counties, Alabama (1859)
    Charles Desilver, A New Map of Alabama with its Roads and Distances (Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1859)
    Residence 1870  Precinct 4, Baker, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Baker County was created on 30 December 1868 from land taken from Autauga, Bibb, Perry and Shelby counties. In 1874 the name of the county was changed to Chilton.
    Baker County, Alabama (1870)
    Baker County, Alabama (1870)
    G.W. Colton, Alabama, from Colton's General Atlas (New York: G.W. and C.B. Colton, 1870)
    Died 1894  Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mineral Springs Cemetery, Mineral Springs, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Mordecai Roberson
    Findagrave memorial for Mordecai Roberson
    Maintained by: My Alabama Roots
    Originally Created by: Richard Robinson
    Record added: Jan 14, 2007
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 17438873
    Roberson, Mordecai and Nicie
    Roberson, Mordecai and Nicie
    Person ID I1521  Dickinson
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2016 

    Father Thomas O Roberson,   b. 1784, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Jul 1860, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rebecca Cleakler,   b. ca. 1790, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 14 Jun 1880, Weogufka, Coosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 09 Oct 1808  Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eunice Robinson,   b. 1812, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1880, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1830  Fayette County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Nancy Robinson,   b. 23 Apr 1831, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1910, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Walter John Robinson,   b. Abt. 1835, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Jefferson Robinson,   b. Abt 1837, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Robinson,   b. Jun 1834, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Alpha Ann Robinson,   b. 06 Feb 1838, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1930, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. William Riley Robinson,   b. 14 Dec 1838, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1926, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +7. Martha Robinson,   b. Oct. 1841, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Catherine Robinson,   b. Abt. 1844, Talledega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Adline Robinson,   b. Sep 1847, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. Mary Joyce Robinson,   b. 18 Feb 1846,   d. 28 Jan 1930, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +11. Mordecai Robinson,   b. 11 Nov 1852, Talledega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1936, Clanton, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     12. Pinkney Robinson,   b. Abt. 1853, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Mineral Springs Cemetery, Mineral Springs, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F0477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Roberson, Mordecai
    Roberson, Mordecai
    Chilton County and Her People, 23
    Roberson, Mordecai
    Roberson, Mordecai
    Chilton County and Her People, 98
    Roberson, Mordecai
    Roberson, Mordecai
    Chilton County and Her People, 99

  • Sources 
    1. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Talladega, Talladega, Alabama; Roll M432_15; Page: 464B; Image: 415.

    2. [S336309] Chilton County and Her People, Thomas Eugene Wyat, (Clanton, Alabama: Union-Banner, 1960), 23, 98.

    3. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Shelby, Alabama; Roll: M653_23; Page: 438; Image: 438; Family History Library Film: 803023.
      Name: M Robinson
      [Mordecai Robinson/Roberson]
      [Mordecai Roberson]
      Age: 53
      Birth Year: abt 1807
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Georgia
      Home in 1860: Shelby, Alabama
      Post Office: Lower Yellow Leaf
      Family Number: 1325

      M Robinson 53
      Noris Robinson 48
      Jno Robinson 24
      Annie Robinson 22
      Wm Robinson 21
      Martha Robinson 18
      Cathrian Robinson 16
      Mary Robinson 14
      Aderlader Robinson 12
      M Robinson 10
      P Robinson 8

    4. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Precinct 4, Baker, Alabama; Roll M593_1; Page: 191A; Image: 385; Family History Library Film: 545500.

    5. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).

    6. [S012032] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).
      Name: Unice Robinson
      Spouse: Mordica Robinson
      Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1830
      County: Fayette
      State: Georgia