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Jesse ROBARDS
Frances Ann PERKINS
Husband:  Jesse ROBARDS
Birth:  7 or 19 Apr 1762, Goochland Co., VA
Death:  22 Dec 1845, Garrard Co., KY
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  Sergeant, Virginia
Event:  20 Aug 1832, Garrard Co., KY, applied for Revolutionary War pension
Migration:  Fall of 1783, moved to "Kentucky"
Father:  William ROBARDS, Sr.
Mother:  Elizabeth LEWIS
Marriage:  21 Jan 1788, Louisa Co., VA
If Jesse moved to KY in 1783, how did he meet and marry Frances in Louisa Co., VA?
Wife:  Frances Ann PERKINS
Birth:  21 Jun 1767, VA
Death (æ 93):  1858/9, Mercer Co., KY
Event:  6 Mar 1848, Mercer Co., KY, applied for Revolutionary War widow's pension
Father:  Joseph PERKINS
Children:
born in VA [now KY, probably Mercer Co.]:
  1.  Thomas ROBARDS, b. 15 Aug 1789
  2.  Robert ROBARDS, b. 21 Aug 1791

born in KY, probably Mercer Co.:
  3.  Nancy ROBARDS, b. 4 May 1793
  4.  Elizabeth Emily "Elizah" ROBARDS, b. 6 Jun 1795
  5.  Joseph ROBARDS, b. 31 Aug 1797
  6.  [Catherine?] "Kitty" ROBARDS, b. 16 Jan 1799

born in Mercer Co., KY:
  7.  Ellender ROBARDS, b. 9 Oct 1800
  8.  Frances Ann ROBARDS, b. 15 Nov 1802
  9.  Jefferson ROBARDS, b. 28 Jan 1804; m. Eliza Jane FARLEY; son Jefferson ROBARDS, Jr., married Katie TERHUNE and had daughter Nellie Lou.
10.  Jesse ROBARDS, Jr., b. 1806
11.  Mary "Polly" ROBARDS, b. 15 Sep 1810
12.  John ROBARDS, b. 25 Oct 1812


Sources:

1.  Lyon G. Tucker.  1906/7.  "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County...."  Pages 108-137 in (1984) Virginia Vital Records... Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-174):
p. 108 REGISTER OF ST. JAMES NORTHAM PARISH, GOOCHLAND COUNTY.
(This register, which was kept by Rev. William Douglas, is the property of R. Lee Traylor, Esq., of Memphis, Tennessee, and the following notes were taken by me from his very full manuscript:)...
p. 118 BIRTHS...
p. 120 William Roberts & Eliz. Lewis, Jesse b. Apl 7, 1762.

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #55-56 of 86; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Garrard Co. pp. 51B-52A Jessee Robards 000 000 000 100 - 000 010 000 100 0300000 Jessee Robbards 80
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 70-79 1760-1770 = Jesse (b. 1762)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Polly? (b. 1810)
1 female 70-79 1760-1770 = Frances (b. 1765/6)
3 persons engaged in agriculture
Jessee
Robardds
Pensioners for Revolutionary or military
services, included in the foregoing.
80 Age
Listed one line above son, Jefferson ROBARDS (Jefferson Robbards 000 001 - 200 010 | 0200000 ).
 
 

1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  District No. 2, Mercer Co., KY, pp. 332B-333A, 674/674, enumerated 20 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Samuel Corn 63 M Plasterer 1000 Kentucky
Elizabeth " 56 F     "
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[Jacob & Elizabeth's children]
Frances Robards 84 F     Virginia
Elizabeth is Frances's daughter.

Abstract/Transcription of Jesse ROBARDS's Revolutionary War Pension ApplicationBounty Land Warrant.  Source of abstract is unknown; partial photocopy kindly provided by Gerald Lawrence.  It's a little unclear just what is being abstracted/transcribed here.  Frances's Widow's pension (W8563) and the 1855 Bounty Land Warrant had to have been applied for after Jesse's death, yet clearly the testimony here is in support of Jesse's own pension application, made when he was 70 years old (ca. 1830/32).  Curiously, the testimony commences in the third person, then switches to the first person, so it's unclear just exactly what is abstracted and what is transcribed.
p. 125 JESSE ROBARDS and FRANCES ANN ROBARDS W8563, Bounty Land Warrant 31592-160-55 of Virginia service.  Applied in Garrard County, KY, age 70 yrs, 4 months, and 1 day old.  States he was born in Goochland County, Va., and moved to Kentucky in the fall of 1783, and have been a resident of Kentucky ever since and now lives in Garrard Co., Ky.  I was under age when I entered first a volunteer in 1778 in the U.S. service and marched from Goochland Co., Va, to Albemarle to guard the British prisoners in said county and marched to said county, I think to said county in the fall about October and returned the same route to Goochland and I think I served about 3 or 4 months, less than 3, 2 months in Dec. 1799.  I volunteered a 2nd time and returned 4 months in company with Joseph Lewis, the only person now living -- that I know of and his certificate is now procured entered the service as well as I now recollect about Dec. 1st, and was then unable about the first of April one of the hardest winters I ever experienced and hardest times for provisions, I returned the same route home.  My officers were Capt. Edward Duke, Major Roberts, Col. Taylor.  I think Elisha Leak was my First Captain, but the field officers were the same. --- I became a volunteer in 1781, for 4 months, I think in January, after Benedict Arnold the traitor and General Phillips at the time they burned Richommond, Virginia, while the town was on fire, I was then under Col. Charles Fleming and continued but little time.  We marched on down the river, called James river after Arnold and then to Williamsburg, joined our army under General Nelson.  I then volunteered under regular officers as infantrymen being of a company of 140 and marched to York; thence to half-way house then to the Fork of the Road, 3 miles to Hamptontown, at a place of William Armstead.  Our officers were Maj. Thomas Arnold, Capt. Frederick Woodson, Lt. Robert Dandridge.  We were marched to Williamsburg in the 
p. 126 [page lacking]
The "W8563" after Frances's name means she applied for a pension as Jesse's widow, and 8563 is the file number.  With regard to the Bounty Land Warrant, "31592" is the Warrant No., 160 is the number of acres, and 55 means the land was granted under the act of Congress approved 3 Mar 1855.
 

.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's JavaScript Birthday Calculator.
Name Application date Age at Application Birthdate
Jesse ROBARDS 20 Aug 1832 1d 4m 70y 19 Apr 1762

 
Jesse Robards was born April 19, 1762 in Goochland County, Virginia, and was married to Frances Ann Perkins, daughter of Joseph in 1788.  He enlisted in the Revolutionary War in October 1778 and served until December of 1781.  He died in Garrard County, Kentucky, in December of 1845.  His wife, Frances Ann Robards, died in Mercer County at the age of 93. Their children were: Thomas Robards, born 1789; Robert Robards, born 1791; Nancy Robards, born 1793; Elizabeth Robards, born 1795; Joseph Robards, born 1797; Kitty Robards, born 1799; Ellender Robards, born 1800; Frances Ann Robards, born 1802; Jesse Robards Jr., born 1806; Polly Robards, born 1801; John Robards, born 1812, and Jefferson Robards, born 1804, married Eliza Jane Farley. Jefferson and Eliza Jane Robards were the parents of Jefferson Robards Jr. and Katie (Terhune) Robards were the parents of Miss Nellie Lou Robards of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

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