David S Roberts

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DAVID S. ROBERTS, a miller of South Bethlehem, Pa., is of Welsh and German descent. He was born March 3, 1845, son of John and Mary Ann (Weckerly) Roberts.

John Roberts was a resident of Red Bank township, and his death occurred in early life, in 1845. His wife was Mary Ann Weckerly, and their only child was David S. The widow married (second) John Bowersox, of Clarion county.

David S. Roberts was born in Red Bank township, Armstrong county, where he was reared, and educated in the common schools. He enlisted for service in the Civil war in February, 1863, becoming a private in Company C, 105th Regiment, P. V. I., known as the "Wildcat Regiment," and in May, 1864, took part in the battle of the wilderness, where he was wounded in his left hand. He was discharged from the service at Baltimore, Md., in November, 1865, after one year and nine months� active service. He then returned to the farm and since 1866 has followed the vocation of milling, which business he learned at Greenville, Clarion Co., Pa. Since 1885 he has been employed in what is now known as the Red Bank Flouring Mill, at South Bethlehem, where he resides. Mr. Roberts� life has been one well worth living, for not only has he given excellent service to his country, but he has been a good citizen and given his best efforts toward the interest of his township and its people. He served as member of the council of South Bethlehem for sixteen years.

In January, 1866, Mr. Roberts married Catherine, daughter of John and Sophia (Bowersox) Null, of Clarion county, and by her had three children, as follows: Minnie, deceased wife of Curtis Etter; Mary A., deceased wife of John R. Himes; and Sophia, wife of Daniel Anderson, of Redlands, Cal. Mr. Roberts is a member of the M. E. Church. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: Pages 773-774 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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