John and Mary S. (Osman) McRoberts, son James T. and Georgia L., son Earnest, Son William (Sanders) McRoberts

In 1850 McHenry County, Illinois, Mary Osmon is 2, with Joel 45 and Laura 33. Grandmother Mary is 82, siblings Daniel 14, Louisa 12, Jemmima 8, Monroe 4,

Mary Osman is in Lake County, Illinois in 1860, age 12, with Joel 56 and Harriet 34. Daniel is 24, Merrie 14, anc Charles Nokes 7 and John Nokes 3 are with them.
There's a Joel Osman 1805-1878 buried in Janesville Wisconsin, no tombstone, dying by his own hand at the home of his son-in-law John Fulker, per # 139092730.

Butler County, Iowa history has "Samuel McRoberts resides on section 14. Mr. McRoberts was born in county Armagh, Ireland, in 1812. At about the age of thirty he removed to Canada; from thence to Iowa in 1856. His first settlement in ths county was in Butler township, one mile north of Clarksville, where he bought a farm Mr. Shafer, who entered the same. He bought a quarter section of his present farm of William J. Netteton. He has now 300 acres of well-improved land.
Mr. McRoberts came to America with nothing, but by industry and good management has acquired a competence. He has two brothers living in Canada. Mr. McRoberts was married in Ireland to Mary Quinn.
They have four children - Samuel, Margaret, John and Mary Ann. Mr. and Mrs. McRoberts are members of the Presbyterian Church."

John McRoberts, residing in Bremer County, Iowa, " enlisted as a Private on 23 January 1864 at the age of 24.
Enlisted in Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 28 Jan 1864.
Transferred out of Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 1 Jan 1865.
Transferred into Company I, 34th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 1 Jan 1865.
Mustered Out Company I, 34th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, TX.

In 1880 Butler County, Iowa, John McRoberts is 39, born in Ireland, with Mary 32 Illinois. Willie is 13, James 8, Mary 7, and Earnest 4, all kids born in Iowa.

Earnest A. McRoberts, born June 9, 1876 in Bremer County, died May 4, 1893 in Log an County.
He's buried in Sterling # 55507536.

John McRoberts proved up a quarter in 28, 10N 54W in 1897.

In 1900 Logan County, John born June 1841 in Ireland, married 34 years to Mary A. Feb 1848 Illinois, have had five kids, two living. Lizzie E. Feb 1891 granddaughter born in Colorado, is with them.

John and Mary are alone in 1910 Sterling.

John 1841-1911 is buried in Sterling # 57033359, with Mary 1848-1930 # 57033376.

August 1898 Sterling "John McRoberts went out to his ranch on the Cedar this morning to supervise some fence building."


William J. McRoberts married Mattie Wheldon March 26, 1890, recorded in Logan County.

William McRoberts proved up a quarter in 27, 10N 54W in 1896.

William J. and Orpha McRoberts divorced in Logan County in 1937.

James Oscar Huggins, 91, died September 17, 1947 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orpha McRoberts, Sterling, Colo. He was born in 1856, in Leavenworth County, 5 miles northwest of Leavenworth. He moved with his family to Johnson county in 1870, and lived on a farm in the Black Bob Indian reservation
October 1969 - Orpha McRoberts was born May 2, 1881, in Leavenworth, KS, the daughter of Oscar and Ida May Phillips Huggins. She married George Trotter in 1904 at Lamar and came to Sterling in 1921. Prior to coming here she lived in Holly, Kansas, South Dakota and Lamar, Mr. Trotter died in 1928.

William John McRoberts 1867-1946 # 58221123 is buried in Sterling, with Eva (Taylor) McRoberts 1871-1928.
October 19, 1946 "William John McRoberts, 79, retired contractor and building mover, who had been a resident of Logan county for 59 years, died at 9:25 o'clock this morning at a Sterling hospital, following an illness of 11 days. Mr. McRoberts was born May 13, 1867, at Clarksville, Iowa, son of John and Mary Osmon McRoberts. He came with his parents to Colorado in 1887 and located in Logan county. He moved to Sterling in 1916 and took up construction and moving of buildings. Mr. McRoberts was married, in 1890, at Sterling, to Miss Harriett Wheldon. Surviving Mr. McRoberts are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth McAuliffee of Los Angeles, Calif., and four grandchildren. The funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon at the A.D. Jackson & Son mortuary with burial at Riverside cemetery."


August 19, 1898 "The register and receiver of the U. S. land office yesterday, decided the protested homestead final, proof of Miss Georgie L. Sanders in favor of that young lady. Miss Sanders made final proof, but it was protested by Wells Cole. The local land office officials declared Miss Sanders secure in her claim. The case will likely end before the secretary of the interior." September 29, 1899 "Mr. J. T. McRoberts and Miss Georgie L. Sanders were married at the American House in Denver on last Tuesday. They alone are responsible for this late notice, having seen fit to steal away to the quiet city of Denver without letting us know their intentions. Still we gladly rally to the front and join their many friends in wishing them unlimited happiness, counting them as worthy as any couple known to us. The bride is one of our most popular ladies, having filled the office of deputy county clerk as well as many other important positions. She has a large circle of acquaintances and a host of friends in Logan county. The bridegroom is a well-to-do ranchman, having a good home prepared for his new bride about eight miles from Sterling, where they will make their home in the future."
James T. McRoberts proved up a quarter in 35, 10N 54W in 1904.
James cash-claimed 120 acres in 21, 10N 54W in 1911.
James cash-claimed 80 acres in section 20 in 1915.

Georgia L. McRoberts cash-claimed a quarter in 26, 10N 564W in 1911.
Later in 1911 she cash-claimed another 40 acres in 1, 8N 53W.
In 1922 Georgia claimed two quarters in 14, 10N 54W under the Desert Land Act.

In 1910 Logan County, James is 39, Georgia 40, married ten years, no kids, with a hired man Elmer Berry.
They're alone in 1920 and 1930 and 1940 Logan County, with hired men in 1930 and 1940. They even have a housekeeper in 1940.

Georgia bought three quarters of "school land" in 1917, paying between $22.50 to $$26.25 per acre.

Georgia is buried in Sterling 1867-1956 # 56897617, with James Thomas McRoberts 1871-1944 # 56897600.


Hattie McRoberts married Christian Stenback March 22, 1896, recorded in Logan County.

Hattie 1873-1901 is buried in Sterling # 55849906.
Chris Stenback married Mabel Christensen in 1924.
Christopher Stenbeck is in Morgan County, Colorado in 1930, married to Mabel E. (Christensen Stenbeck 41, with Warren 3 and Wayne nine months.
He's buried in Brush 1872-1960, with Mable 1888-1981 # 8062525.