CHARLES ROBERTS, of Salem township, Jefferson county, was born February 28, 1843 in that township. He is the son of Capt. William Roberts, who was born in Baltimore county, Md., January 17, 1805, and came to the Ohio valley in 1836. He died in 1878. This worthy gentleman was a farmer by occupation. By his marriage to Susan Deter, who was born November 27, 1806; in Lancaster county, Penn., he had nine children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the only survivor. Mr. Roberts had hardly passed his school days when the war of the rebellion broke out, but he promptly enlisted, at the age of eighteen years, in Company G, Fifty-second Ohio regiment. He served thirty-four months, participating in the battles of Richmond, Ky., Perryville, Murgreesboro, Chickamauga, Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek, Mission Ridge, and in the engagements around Atlanta and at Savannah, Columbia, Raleigh and Jonesboro, being with Sherman on his march to the sea. Since his discharge June 17, 1865, Mr. Roberts had been engaged in farming, has been successful in this calling and is highly respected as a good neighbor and citizen. He is a member of the G. A. R., is a democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was married November 6, 1873 to Anna Cole, who was born April 7, 1849, daughter of Ezekiel and Eliza Cole.
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