Birth: 22 FEB 1839 Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland

Baptized:  21 MAR 1839
Place:  Drumballyroney Presbyterian Church Registers, Rathfriland Third Presbyterian Church Registers

Immigration:  26 JUN 1849
Note:  With his parents, William and Mary McRoberts, from Belfast, Ireland.  We believe we found the family on ship passenger lists of the “Shelton”. 

1850 Census: 19 SEP 1850
Place: Royal Oak Twp, Oakland Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with his parents, William and Mary McRoberts.

Occupation: Farmer

1860 Census:  16 JUN 1860
Place:  Troy, Oakland Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with a Mr. Denison’s family.  Charles is listed as a farm laborer.

Marriage: 04 JAN 1863  
Place: Troy, Oakland Co, Michigan
Note: Family sources thought they were married 08 JAN 1863 in Six Corners (Near Muskegon), Michigan but we found their marriage record in Troy, Oakland County, Michigan where they both lived at the time.

Birth of Son:  18 MAR 1864
Name:  William McRoberts
Place:  Lake Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  According to some family sources, he was born ABT 1861

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1866
Name:  Mary Jane McRoberts
Note:  According to some family sources, she was born Jan 8, 1862

Birth of Son:  28 MAR 1868
Name:  Charles McRoberts
Note:  His tombstone says he was born in 1869.  According to some family sources, he was born Mar 2, 1868

Birth of Son:  10 NOV 1869
Name:  Alexander McRoberts
Note:  According to his son, Roy, he was born in Six Corners, Owosso Co, Michigan.  According to other family sources and Ionia County records, he was born in Lake Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan.

1870 Census: 27 AUG 1870
Place: Chester, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Note:  Living with wife, Eliza, and four children in his household.

County Directory: 1872
Place: Ionia Co
Note: McRoberts, Charles, farmer, Section 10, Odessa Twp, South Cass post office.

Birth of Daughter:  18 APR 1874
Name:  Eliza Jane McRoberts

Birth of Son:  28 JUL 1876
Name:  Samuel McRoberts

1880 Census: 01 JUN 1880
Place: Odessa Twp., Ionia County, Michigan, USA ED 103
Note: Living with wife, Eliza, and six children in his household.  States that Charles and Eliza’s Parents were born in Ireland.  Listed as a farmer.

1880 Census: 02 JUN 1880
Place: Odessa Twp., Ionia County, Michigan, USA ED 103
Note: 30 acres of improved land. 40 acres of woodland and forest. Farm value including land is $2,000. Value of farming implements and machinery is $50. Value of livestock is $300. Cost of building and repairing fences in 1879 was $10. Estimated value of all farm productions for 1879 is $500. Had two horses.

1900 Census:  14 JUN 1900
Place:  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife Eliza, son Charles, and grandson Lloyd Haskins are also in household.

Death: 04 JUL 1900 Lake Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Burial: 06 JUL 1900 Lakewood Lakeside Cemetery, section 34 on Cemetery Rd. in Lake Odessa

Obituary: 06 JUL 1900
Place: Lake Odessa Wave, Lake Odessa, Ionia Co, Michigan

Click here to see parents:  William McRoberts and Mary Ann McKinney

Eliza Sophia Parks   

Birth: 17 MAR 1837 Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland
Note: 1880 & 1870 Census puts her birth date at 1838, Tombstone Records put her birth date at 1834, IGI puts her birth date at 17 mar 1837, Family records show March 20, 1837.

Name Variation:  Elizabeth

Immigration: 1852

1860 Census:  30 JUN 1860
Place: Royal Oak Twp, Oakland Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with a Mr. Harry A. Reynolds family.  Eliza is listed as a domestic.

Naturalization: 1870

Note:  Lived with her brother, Alex, for awhile.

1910 Census:  MAY 1910
Place:  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Living with son, Charles.

1920 Census: 27 FEB 1920
Place: Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note:  Has one son living in her household.

4 Generation Picture: Ruth and Roy McRoberts holding Olive and Howard, Alex McRoberts, and Eliza

Death: 26 MAR 1928
Place:  Odessa Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: 91 years 6 days old.  Died from senility.

Burial: 29 MAR 1927 Lakewood Lakeside Cemetery, section 34 on Cemetery Rd. in Lake Odessa

Obituary:  Have

Click here to see parents:  Joseph Parks and Jane Adams

        
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