HENEGAR ROBERTS, a prominent old resident of Polk Co., Missouir was born in Anderson County, Ten. Apri. 11, 1831 and is the son of Moses and Maria Roberts, who were Virginians. They both died in Illinois when their son Henegar was a small lad. The latter was then taken by and uncle, Stephen Porter, back to Tennessee. he only remained with him one year, and then made his home with his grandfather a short time. He continued to make his home with relations until twenty-two years of age, and then began depending on his own resources to obtain a livelihood and engaged in farming, which occupation he has followed in connection with stock-raising up to the present time. In 1856 he came to Polk County, and was engaged in tilling the soil on rented land until 1865, when he came to his present location, which is one of the most fertile and well-filled farms in the County. He is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, and is a staunch Republican in politics. He at all times supports the cause of education, religion, as well as all public enterprises of worth, and commands the respect and confidence of his neighbors and aquaintances. In 1855 he married to Miss Martha Rule, a daughter of Henry Rule. She was born in Knox County, Ten. November 17, 1838 and is the mother of 8 children. William H. – farmer and school teacher, Leroy – farmer and school teacher, Nancy J. – wife of Henry Rusk, Sarah Ann – wife of Columbus Williamson, Adaline – wife of Henry Vest, Joseph M., Orlie O., and Arthur J. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.
January 5, 2010 - 10:04 pm
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