Sarah Magness

Female 1772 - 1828  (56 years)


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  • Name Sarah Magness 
    Born 16 Feb 1772  Lincoln County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • In 1772 when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Oct 1828  Lincoln County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Roberts Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I32166  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2014 

    Father Peregrine Magness, Jr.,   b. Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Naylor,   b. ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Morris Roberts,   b. 16 Jul 1767, Chesterfield County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1847, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married ~ 1790  (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mary "Polly" Roberts,   b. ~ 1791, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1850, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. Sarah Marietta "Sally" Roberts,   b. 17 May 1804, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1873, Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Susannah Roberts,   b. 8 Jan 1793, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1856  (Age 63 years)
     4. Joshua Roberts,   b. 5 Feb 1795, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1865, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. William Roberts,   b. 10 Sep 1796, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1865  (Age 69 years)
     6. Perry Green Roberts,   b. 1 Oct 1801, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1837, (Cleveland County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     7. Morris Roberts,   b. 22 Dec 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1875, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. John Martin Roberts,   b. Abt 1811, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1848  (Age ~ 37 years)
     9. Jane P. Roberts,   b. 0___ 1814, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Rufus A. Roberts,   b. 11 Dec 1816, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1835  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1772 - Lincoln County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1790 - (North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1828 - Lincoln County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roberts Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sarah Magness, was born February 16, 1772, in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died October 16, 1828, in Lincoln County, North Carolina. She was the last child and only known daughter of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary. Sarah married about 1790 John Roberts, later known as Colonel John Roberts. he was born July 16, 1767, in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and died June 30, 1847, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. They lived near Sarah’s brother William, and John Roberts was an administrator of the sizable estate of William Magness. William Magness, John and Sarah Roberts, and four of the Roberts children are buried at the Roberts Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina. I have been sent a list of eleven children of John and Sarah Roberts. The dates do not completely match those I have of the tombstones in the Roberts Cemetery.

      I. Mary (Polly) Roberts, born about 1791, died 1850, married 10 Feb. 1810 to Charles Doggett.

      II. Sarah (Sally) Roberts, born about 1792, died after 1850, married 31 July 1820 to Samuel Green.

      III. Joshua Roberts, born about 1795, died about 1865 Buncombe Co., NC. Married Lucinda Patton. Joshua is said to have been mayor of Asheville, NC.

      IV. William Roberts, born Sept. 10, 1796, died Oct. 4, 1865. Known as Squire Billy. Married first 2 April 1839 Mary Fulenwider, second Katherine Wray.

      V. Thomas Roberts, born August 2, 1799 (or 1794), died August 16, 1841, married 3 Oct. 1820 to Eliza Warlick.

      VI. Perry Green Roberts, born October 19, 1801, died November 21, 1837, unmarried.

      VII. Morris Roberts, born December 22, 1808, died December 10, 1875, married Dedcember 21, 1838 to Susannah Adams.

      VIII. John Martin Roberts, born about 1811, died July 31, 1848.

      IX. Rufus A. Roberts, born December 11, 1816, died August 27, 1835, unmarried.

      X. Jane P. Roberts, married December 13, 1836 to Peter Summey.

      XI. Susannah Roberts, married Charles Smith. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7891] Thomas G. Webb | DeKalb County, TN Historian | 835 South College Street, Smithville, TN 37166 | Abstracted from his, "Ma.

    2. [S12085] "Sarah Magness Roberts", Cemetery Profile, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38143511, retrieved or.

    3. [S4304] "The House of Magness", by John B. Cowden, 1876-1965, published 1956,, p. 7.