Elijah ROBERTS was born 20 November 1821 in England. He married Sally RICHARDS bet. July and September, 1843 in St Austell District, Cornwall, England. He died November 1883 in Connecticut, USA. Sally RICHARDS was born 04 July 1826 in Tywardreath, Cornwall, England. She died 21 June 1896 in Connecticut, USA.


Children of Elijah ROBERTS and Sally RICHARDS are:
1. Elijah ROBERTS, b. 06 August 1848 See Elijah ROBERTS & Ann KNIBBS
2. Selina Ann ROBERTS, b. abt. 1843
3. Elizabeth Jane ROBERTS, b. bet. January and March, 1846
4. Martha Louise ROBERTS, b. April 1854
5. Enoch ROBERTS, b. abt. 1858
6. Helen ROBERTS, b. abt. 1863
7. Albert ROBERTS, b. December 1857
8. William ROBERTS, b. abt. 1862

Notes for Elijah ROBERTS:

Details from the 1880 US Census states that Elijah Roberts came to America from England. Whilst we don't know precisely where for sure, there is one Elijah ROBERTS being born at the right time, and that was in the 3rd quarter of 1848 in the District of St Austell, Cornwall, England.
Even more interesting, there is a marriage between an Elijah ROBERTS and a Sally RICHARDS in the same District of St Austell, Cornwall, England in the 3rd quarter of 1843.

The 1880 US Federal Census has an Elijah and Sally Roberts living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut - so - it is a reasonable assumption that these are the parents of Elijah, and they emigrated as a family when Elijah Jr. was a young boy, between 1849 and 1854.

Whilst I accept this is by no means certain, I consider that the name Sally was fairly uncommon in those days, so I believe to find a Sally and Elijah Roberts in the same area of Cornwall, and then again in Hartford County Connecticut, AND associated with an Elijah Roberts of the right age must surely be more than coincidental.

Assuming therefore that Elijah is the son of Elija and Sally Roberts from St Austell, Cornwall, England, I've managed to find the following information from the English census returns:

In 1851, living at North Street, Tywardreath, Cornwall, England we see the following:
Sally Roberts Head Mar 24 Miners Wife Cornwall Tywardreath
Selina Ann Roberts Daur 7 Scholar Cornwall Tywardreath
Elizth Jane Roberts Daur 5 Scholar Cornwall Tywandreath
Elijah Roberts Son 2 Cornwall Tywardreath
Elizth Martin Sister Mar 22 Miners Wife Cornwall Breage
Mary Ann Martin Niece 3 Scholar Cornwall Tywardreath
Maria Ellen Martin 7 mnt Cornwall Tywardreath

I note that Sally and her sister Elizabeth were both listed as Miner's Wives, and both husbands seemed to be away from home for the census. Were they perhaps both in the USA seeking a new life for their families? We see from the 1900 US Federal census return that Sally's daughter, Elizabeth Jane, gave the years of 1851 for her year of immigration into America.
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We see Elijah and family living in Farmington, Connecticut in 1860:
Elijah Roberts 48 England
Sally Roberts 34 England
Celia Roberts 17 England
Elizabeth Roberts 15 England
Elija Roberts 12 England
Marytha Roberts 7
Ellen Roberts 5
Albert Roberts 3
Enoch 4 months
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In 1870, we see Elijah and his family living at Farmington, Connecticut:
Elijah Roberts 49 Farmer England
Sally Roberts 44 Keepoing House England
Elijah Rioberts 22 Farm Labourer England
Enoch Roberts 11 Connecticut
William Roberts 8 Connecticut
Harriet Roberts 7 Connecticut
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The 1880 US Federal Census shows Elijah and family living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut::
Elijah ROBERTS Self M Male W 59 ENG Laborer ENG ENG
Sally ROBERTS Wife M Female W 54 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
Mattie ROBERTS Dau S Female W 26 CT ENG ENG
Enoch ROBERTS Son S Male W 21 CT Laborer ENG ENG
Hattie ROBERTS Dau S Female W 17 CT ENG ENG
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Elijah and Sally are buried at West Cemetery, Plainville, Hartford County,Connecticut, Plot: 27.
Joseph is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA.
Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Elija and Sally.

The dates are hard to make out from the photograph at findagrave.com, so I've made the best guess.

Sources for Elijah ROBERTS:

  1. findagrave.com,
  2. 1851 British Census,

Notes for Sally RICHARDS:

I believe Sally's parents were James and Elizabeth Richards who we can see in 1841, living at Church Town, Tywardreath, Cornwall, England:
James Richards 40 Copper Miner Cornwall
Elizabeth Richards 40 Cornwall
Thomas Richards 15 Copper Miner Cornwall
Sally Richards 15 Mine Lab Cornwall
Elizabeth Richards 12 Cornwall
Eliza Richards 2 Cornwall
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Sally.

Sources for Sally RICHARDS:

  1. findagrave.com,
  2. 1841 British Census,

Notes for Selina Ann ROBERTS:

Also known as: Celia or Cecilia

I believe we see Selena in 1861, living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, presumably as a domestic help within the household:
Joseph M Baldwin Head 35 Farmer
Eliza M Baldwin Wife 33
Joseph M 6
Saml L Smith 26 Farmer
Celia A Roberts 16 England

Sources for Selina Ann ROBERTS:

  1. FreeBMD,

Notes for Elizabeth Jane ROBERTS:

Elizabeth emigrated to Connecticut with her parents and siblings, and married a man named JUDD.
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It's quite possible this Elizabeth we see in 1880, living at Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut:
Thomas W Judd Head Mar 36 Carpenter Connecticut
Elizabeth J Judd Wife Mar 34 Keeps House England
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We can see Elizabeth in 1900, living with her sister and brother-in-law at Cheshire Town, New Haven, Connecticut:
Frederick Turner Head 53 Mar Farmer Connecticut
Martha L Turner Wife 46 Mar (15 years) Connecticut
George Turner Son Connecticut Shipping Clerk
Lizzie Judd Sister-in-law 54 Wid Dressmaker
Albert Roberts Brother-in-law 42 Mar Connicticut Teamster
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In 1920, Elizabeth was living with her brother at New Haven, Connecticut:
Elizabeth Judd Head Wid 73 Connnecticut
Albert Roberts Brother Wid 63 Connecticut

Sources for Elizabeth Jane ROBERTS:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT,

Notes for Martha Louise ROBERTS:

Also known as: Mattie

Married Frederick TURNER.
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We can see Martha in 1900, living at Cheshire Town, New Haven, Connecticut:
Frederick Turner Head 53 Mar Farmer Connecticut
Martha L Turner Wife 46 Mar (15 years) Connecticut
George Turner Son Connecticut Shipping Clerk
Lizzie Judd Sister-in-law 54 Wid Dressmaker
Albert Roberts Brother-in-law 42 Mar Connicticut Teamster

Lizzie Judd was a sister of hers and Albert, a brother.
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In 1910, we see Frederick and Martha living at Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut:
Fred Turner Head Mar 64 Farmer Connecticut
Martha Turner Wife Mar 56 Connecticut
Carrol Roberts Franddaughter 7 Connecticut
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In 1920, Martha was living at Hartford County, Connecticut:
Frederick K Turner Head Mar 74 Connecticut
Matty L Turner Wife Mar 66 Connecticut
Carroll Roberts Niece 17 Connecticut
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Our thanks go to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Martha.

Martha is buried at West Cemetery, Plainville. Hartford County, Connecticut, USA, Plot: 27 Section 4.

Sources for Martha Louise ROBERTS:

  1. findagrave.com, gave middle name. 
  2. 1880 US Federal Census,
  3. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT, gave date 

Notes for Enoch ROBERTS:

In 1910, Enoch was living at Seattle Ward 1, King, Washington.
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In 1920, he was living in Mist Precinct, Columbia County, Oregon:
Enoch Roberts Head 60 Mar Farmer Connecticut
Ida B Roberts Wife Mar 62 Massachusetts
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In 1930, Enoch was living at Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon.
Enoch Roberts Head Mar 71 Farmer Connecticut

He was the only person living at the premises.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Enoch.

Sources for Enoch ROBERTS:

  1. 1880 US Federal Census,
  2. findagrave,

Notes for Helen ROBERTS:

Also known as: Hattie

Married someone with the surname WILLARD.

Sources for Helen ROBERTS:

  1. 1880 US Federal Census,

Notes for Albert ROBERTS:

My first reference to Albert was on the headstone of his parents, Elijah and Sally Roberts.
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We can see Albert in 1900, living with his sister and brother-in-law at Cheshire Town, New Haven, Connecticut:
Frederick Turner Head 53 Mar Farmer Connecticut
Martha L Turner Wife 46 Mar (15 years) Connecticut
George Turner Son Connecticut Shipping Clerk
Lizzie Judd Sister-in-law 54 Wid Dressmaker
Albert Roberts Brother-in-law 42 Mar Connecticut Teamster

The census shows that he was married but I haven't yet identified the name of his wife.
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In 1920, Albert was living with his sister at New Haven, Connecticut:
Elizabeth Judd Head Wid 73 Connnecticut
Albert Roberts Brother Wid 63 Connecticut
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Our thanks go to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Albert.

Albert is buried at West Cemetery, Plainville. Hartford County, Connecticut, USA, Plot: 27 Section 4.

Sources for Albert ROBERTS:

  1. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT,

Notes for William ROBERTS:

Sources for William ROBERTS:

  1. 1870 US Federal Census,