Roberts, Sallie

Birth Name Roberts, Sallie
Gender female
Age at Death about 51 years


parents unknown. investigation shows Sallie was probably NOT born in Ferrisburg around 1756 because the town was not chartered until 24th of June, 1762 (in 70 shares to 66 settlers). Names of the earliest known settlers do not include a Roberts.
Unfortunately, the settlers in the original charter are unknown - record probably burned in 1785.,gage::vt/addison::665.html
Also no Roberts lived in Addison County, VT in the earliest census - 1779. There is a "Durand Roberts" in neighboring county Chittenden County, town of Fairfield. Durand Roberts was the first constable of Vergennes, VT in 1789. Eli and his son, Durand, were captured by the British in 1778. Online trees say his sons were born in New Milford, CT (1764, 1767...) Eli Roberts one of the founders of New Haven, Addison Co, VT.
However, a problem with dates -
"Abigail Durand is the daughter of Noah Durand and Abigail Riggs. She married Eli Roberts at New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA, on 31 May 1763.1
(Eli Roberts b. 14 Apr 1736, d. 11 Feb 1805 )"
1. [S226] Unknown author, Durand Family: Descendants of Dr. John Durand, A Huguenot, Born 1664, La Rochelle, France, p 31: "Vital Records [New Milford], Vol. L.R. 8, Eli Roberts of New Milford (she of Derby)."
...perhaps Eli married before, or brought a neice with him (daughter of Peter or Benjamin, also sons of Eli Roberts and Mary McKay, but who stayed in CT). There is no account of her birth in the "History of the towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1803-1882" which describes the Roberts' family origins.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1756 Ferrisburg, Addison Co, VT    
Death 1807 Vergennes, Addison Co, VT    
Event Note


Family of Gage, Walter and Roberts, Sallie

Married Husband Gage, Walter ( * 1755-06-08 + about 1809 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1792      

Estate papers (pg.7 ) mentions 2 minors in 1809: "Benj aged about 4" and "Hannah aged about 2". Not Jemima.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Gage, Benjamin1793
Gage, Benjamin W1803-07-121876-09-15
Gage, Jemima1804-06-24
Gage, Hannah1807