McRoberts, Alexander David

Birth Name McRoberts, Alexander David
Nick Name Alex
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 5 months, 5 days


Civil War veteran: 24th Infantry, Col. Alvin P. Hovey's Regiment. Enlisted July 8, 1861 as a pvt, became a Corporal July 21, 1865, then a Sergeant on Oct. 20, 1865. Mustered out Nov. 15, 1865 in Galveston, TX. Regiment participated in the Battle of Shiloh, TN. They marched many miles and were at the Battle of Port Gibson, the Battle of Champions Hill, and the siege of Vicksburg, MS, See the accounting of the 24th Infantry from Gibson Co in the Civil War. Reported on May 1 1863 that he was slightly wounded.

Apr 8 1912 "Princeton Daily Clarion" - "Mrs. [C]Amilia McRoberts widow of Alex D McRoberts has been granted pensions at the rate of $12 each month"

Note - (Kyle) - I did find a reference to Alexander Duncan, but everyone else says he was Alexander David.

"The Call-Leader" of Elwood, IN 31 Aug 1905 -
"Polite Burglars - Petersburg, Ind., Aug 31. ---A gang of burglars entered three houses at Unon and, after chloroforming the inmates, took all the money they could find. They secured at the residence of A.D. McRoberts $54, $14 from Mrs. Hartwell, and $55 from A. D. Colvin. At each place a note in the same handwriting thanked the inmates for keeping still."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1840-09-14 Cincinnati, OH    
Military Service 1861-07-08   Sgt. 24th Regiment, Indiana Infantry  
Death 1912-02-19 Union, Pike, IN, USA   1a
Event Note

"Cancer of Face including eyes" from his death cert.

Burial   Clay, Pike, IN Union I.O.O.F. Cemetery 2a 1b


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McRoberts, David1805-12-051870-04-06
Mother Abbott, Rebecca1809-02-111874-06-22
    Brother     McRoberts, David 1828-08-09 1828-08-30
    Sister     McRoberts, Elizabeth 1829-09-13 1829-10-09
    Sister     McRoberts, Nancy Ann 1830-06-08 1830-08-21
    Sister     McRoberts, Lucy Ann 1832-01-01 1911-11-05
    Brother     McRoberts, Willard 1834-10-31 1834
    Brother     McRoberts, William Louis 1837-08-08 1921-04-28
         McRoberts, Alexander David 1840-09-14 1912-02-19
    Brother     McRoberts, Reuben Olds 1844-06-24 1891-05-23
    Brother     McRoberts, Artimus Barnard 1847-05-16 1913-03-06
    Sister     McRoberts, Cynthia Lucetta 1848-08-05 1849-05-10
    Sister     McRoberts, Martha Jane 1850-04-05 1851-07-17
    Sister     McRoberts, Marinda Ellen 1851-07-00 1938-09-11


Family of McRoberts, Alexander David and Curtis, Rebecca

Married Wife Curtis, Rebecca ( * 1846 + 1869 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1866      

Family of McRoberts, Alexander David and Hale, Camila J

Married Wife Hale, Camila J ( * 1854-12-14 + 1931-08-07 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage (Unknown) 1871-08-24 Pike Co., IN Marriage of Alexander McRoberts and Camillia Hale  

Home: Clay, Pike, Indiana

U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 > Indiana > Pike and Gibson, 1881
plot in Clay twnship for "A D McRoberts" next to "heirs of R. Hale". Also in Clay:
J K Patterson
"heirs of Thos Decker"
"heirs of B. McAtee"

Name Birth Date Death Date
McRoberts, David Alvin1872-06-011926-07-12
McRoberts, Sarah Fanny1873-12-121875-07-23
McRoberts, Anna1875-10-121950-02-09
McRoberts, Lucy1878-06-071879-02-20
McRoberts, Rutherford Ballion Hayes1879-10-161955-10-10
McRoberts, Lela1882-04-001959-08-15
McRoberts, Arthur David1885-01-021962-12-08
McRoberts, infant18881888-04-12
McRoberts, Bertha A1889-12-001950-06-16
McRoberts, Denver Montes1893-01-271971-02-05

Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
      • Citation:

        obit from
        "Pike County Democrat Newspaper, Page 1, col. 1, March 1 1912
        Death of A D McRoberts
        Union, Indiana Feb. 26, 1912
        A D McRoberts was born in Cincinnati, Ohio September 18, 1840, and came to Gibson County when he was six years old. He enlisted in the Civil War and served for a period of three years. Then re-in-listed and served till the end of the war, belonging to the24 Indiana , Company K.
        In 1866 he married Rebecca Curtis to this union one child was born. The wife and child preceded him in death in 1869.
        In 1871 he became a Christian and joined the Mt Pleasant church and lived a Christian life ever since.
        Later he married Camilla Hale, the daughter of Richard Hale, to this union nine children were born, five daughters and four sons;.two daughters and one son have gone on before.
        Eighteen months age he became afflicted with cancer of the eye. He suffered very much from this disease, but he was very patient and bore it bravely. We have often heard him say, “there is a long line of soldiers awaiting me, and I much meet Mother”, how I long to be there and out of my suffering.
        At last the death angel came and to his joy he died, Feb. 19, 1912, at 7:25 pm
        Survivors: wife, 6 children, 2 brothers, 1 sister and other relatives.
        He was a good neighbor, a true friend, a kind father and a model citizen.
        Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church in Union, by Rev. Stoekel, and interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.:"

      • Source Reference Note:

  2. various: USGenWeb
      • Page: Pike Co, IN
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