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Emily Helen (Swan) Roberts

Born - Sunday, August 29, 1819

Genesee County, New York

Married - Sunday, February 19, 1848

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana

Residence - Monday, July 9, 1860

Cedar Township, Cedar County, Missouri

Residence - Monday, July 11, 1870

Peru Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Residence - Saturday, June 6, 1885

Peru Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Saturday, November 12, 1904

Her Home, Nemaha, County, Nebraska

Buried - Sunday, November 13, 1904

Mount Vernon Cemetery

Peru, Nemaha, County, Nebraska

Section-4   Lot-262

85 Years  2 Months  24 Days






It Death's Repose


On Saturday, November 12, at 6:30 a.m., occurred the death of

Mrs. Emily Roberts at the Roberts homestead two miles west of town.


Emily Swan was born in Genesee county, New York, August 29, 1819.

There she grew to womanhood, and taught a few terms of school.

In the spring of 41' she moved to Brookville, Indiana, making

the trip over land and by raft down the Ohio and Allegany rivers to

Cincinnati . On February 19, 1843, she was married to Billingsley

Roberts and in Brookville four of their children were born. In the spring

of 53' they moved to southwest Missouri locating in Cedar county.

Here they lived until the spring of 64', during which time the

remaining five children were born. The last three years of their

residence in Missouri was during the rebellion guerilla warfare

which made life very unpleasant. Together with several other

families they came to Nebraska and stopped at Nebraska City

where they remained until the fall of 64' when they moved to

their homestead west of this place where they have since resided.


Mrs. Roberts has been in failing health for a number of years, and

while her death was not a surprise, yet the announcement caused

general grief because of her long residency and large circle of

friends in the community. She had attained the remarkable age

of 85 years, 2 months and 15 days. Besides a husband, she leaves

a son, five daughters, seventeen grand-children and eight



The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the M. E. church

conducted by Reverend Rodabaugh.


The Peru Pointer


November 18, 1904




Billingley & Emily (Swan) Roberts - Tombstone



Mount Vernon Cemetery


Veteran of the Civil WarHusband - Billingsley Roberts

Born - Tuesday, July 20, 1820

Boone County, Kentucky


Son - Richard Henry Roberts

Born - Saturday, November 11, 1843

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana


Daughter - Nancy M. Roberts

Born - 1846

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana

Daughter - Julia Evelyn (Roberts) Combs

Born - Wednesday, January 12, 1848

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana

Son - William C. Roberts

Born - 1849

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana


Daughter - Florence H. (Roberts) Karn

Born - 1854

Cedar Township, Cedar County, Missouri

Husband - Divorced


Daughter - Amanda J. Roberts

"Nettie Roberts"

Born - 1858

Cedar Township, Cedar County, Missouri

Son - Franklin H.  Roberts

Born - Sunday, June 20, 1858

Cedar Township, Cedar County, Missouri


Son - Albert E. Roberts

Born - 1860

Cedar Township, Cedar County, Missouri

Daughter - Alice E. (Roberts) South

Born - Thursday, March 8, 1860

Cedar Township, Cedar County, Missouri



Father - Benjamin Swan

Born - December 5, 1791  ۩  Windsor County, Vermont

Married - March 3, 1815

Mother - Philura (Peck) Swan

Born - April 10, 1791  ۩ Windham County, Vermont

Died - 1835 - Indiana


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