JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Martha F. Vance Roberson
DEATH OF AGED LADY LAST WEEK

Martha F. Vance Roberson was born in Smith County, 
Tenn. Aug. 20th, 1830, and departed this life 
February 11, 1918, at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 
21 days.  December 12th, 1845, she was united in marriage 
to John C. Roberts who died January 20th, 1896.  To this 
union five children were born.  Four girls and one boy as 
follows: Mary J. McLaughlin, Leatha Oliver, James Roberts, 
Lutitia Black and Almira Black.  In November 1899, she was 
again married to Elbert Roberson who survives.  

She united with the Christian church in 1862, and remained 
very faithful to the end. 

She leaves a husband, four children, twenty-six grandchildren 
and sixteen great grandchildren and many friends to mourn her loss.  

Funeral services were conducted by George F. Murray at Hickory Hill 
where her remains were laid to rest.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our hearts
Which never can be filled.






Source: Unknown source of newspaper 
clipping in funeral book of Sherman Black
Date: 
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs
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