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William ROBARDS, Sr.
Sarah HILL
Elizabeth LEWIS
Husband:  William ROBARDS, Sr.
Birth:  1710, Henrico [now Goochland] Co., VA
Death:  Nov/Dec 1783, Goochland Co., VA
Will Dated:  16 Nov 1783
Will Proved:  15 Dec 1783, Goochland Co., VA
Father:  John ROBARDS
Mother:  Sarah HILL
Marriage-1:  1748
Wife-1:  Sarah HILL / HUBB
Birth:  1714
Death:  Sep 1756
Father said to be:  Mr. HILL
Mother said to be:  Ms. IMBODEN

Sources differ regarding Sarah's surname (n.b., either HILL or HUBB could be a mis-reading of the other in an old document).

Marriage-2:  5 Jan 1758, St. James Northam Par., Goochland Co., VA, by Rev. William Douglas
Wife-2:  Elizabeth [Woodson?] "Eliza" LEWIS
Birth:  1735, VA
Death:  May 1805, Mercer Co., KY
Father:  Joseph LEWIS
Mother:  Elizabeth PLEASANTS
Children with Sarah HILL born in Goochland Co., VA:
  1.  John ROBARDS, b. 5 May 1749 
  2.  William ROBARDS, Jr., b. ca. 1751 
  3.  James ROBARDS, b. aft. Dec 1754 
  5.  Jean/Jane ROBARDS, b. ca. 1756; m. 4 Mar 1773, Goochland Co., VA, Samuel MOSBY
Children with Elizabeth LEWIS born in Goochland Co., VA:
  6.  (Capt.) Lewis ROBARDS, b. 5 Dec 1758 
  7.  (Capt.) George ROBARDS, b. 5 Aug 1760; d. 13 Jul 1833, Mercer Co., KY; m. 17 Jun/Jul 1785/6, Mercer Co., KY, Elizabeth Barbara SAMPSON *** to Archibald SAMPSON to Col. John LEWIS
  8.  Jesse ROBARDS, b. 7 Apr 1762; d. 22 Dec 1845, Garrard Co., KY; m. 21 Jan 1788, Louisa Co., VA, Frances Ann PERKINS 
  9.  Sarah "Sallie" ROBARDS, b. 25 Jan 1765; d. 14 Nov 1814, Fayette Co., KY; m. 20 Aug 1784, Capt. John JOUETT / JEWETT
10.  Joseph ROBARDS, b. 10/11 Dec 1766; d. 5 Dec 1858; m. 11 Sep 1804, Nancy HARRIS
11.  Elizabeth Lewis ROBARDS, b. 10 Apr 1771; d. bef. 1842, Green Co., KY; m. Capt. William M. BUCKNER
12.  Robert ROBARDS, b. 7 Dec 1773
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Sources (n.b., Goochland Co. was formed from Henrico Co. in 1728; Henrico was an original county, formed in 1617):

1a.  Anon.  1898/1899.  "Marriage Bonds in Goochland County..."  Pages 185-203 in (1984) Virginia Vital Records...  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-174):
p. 180 October 11, 1755.  Thomas Riddle to Agnes Mims; sec., Wm. Robards; witn., Valentine Wood; certificate of consent from David Mims; witn., Hezekiah Puryear and Drury Mims.
p. 188 December 24, 1757. William Robards to Elizabeth Lewis; sec., George Payne; witn. Val. Wood; certificate of consent of Joseph Lewis, father of Elizabeth; witn., Wm. Lewis, James Cocke, John Lewis.  [This Lewis family came originally from Henrico county.  Lewis Robards, one of the fruits of this marriage, married Rachel Donelson, who married, secondly, President Andrew Jackson.]
p. 190 February 12, 1762.  Thomas Poindexter to Elizabeth Pledge, daughter of Wm. Pledge; sec., Wm. Robards; William Pledge's letter of consent.
p. 191 April 26, 1769.  Robert Mosby to Anne Lewis, daughter of Joseph Lewis; sec. William Robards. Joseph Lewis' letter of consent.

1b.  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):
(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. 109 MARRIAGES...
p. 110 1754, Jan. 5. William Roberts and Eliz Lewis, both in this parish.
p. 118 BIRTHS...
p. 120 William Roberts & Eliz. Lewis, Jesse b. Apl 7, 1762.
p. 122 Will Robards and Eliz. Lewis, Sally, b. Jan. 25, 1765.
p. 128 Will Robards and Eliz. Lewis, son Robert, Dec. 7, 1773.
The year 1754 has to be a misreading of 1758 because the bond was posted 24 Dec 1757 and because William's previous wife didn't die until Sep 1756.

.  William H. Dumont.  1958.  "A Short Census of Virginia 1779."  National Genealogical Society Quarterly 46(4): 163-211 (Broderbund CD-210):
p. 166 TABLE 3
  County Entry No. Amount Deposited
p. 199 Robards, James Goo. 2378 228
Robards, William Goo. 2878 163
These are the only ROBARDS/ROBERDS in this census.

Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1779 Robards, William VA Goochland Co.
1779 Robards, James VA Goochland Co.
Obviously the same original source as the previous one.  The only other ROBARDS/ROBERDS in Virginia on this CD is John ROBERDS on the 1783 tax list of Amherst Co.

Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):  the VA census was destroyed.

.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL (said to include every extant tax list from the state of Kentucky for the year 1795):
Pg Name County
148 Robards, Elizaeth Mercer
Also in Mercer Co.:  George, Jessy, Joseph and William S. ROBARDS plus Lewis ROBERDS.  Also in Kentucky: John ROBERDS in Campbell Co., Morning and William ROBERDS in Madison Co., and William ROBERDS in Scott Co.

Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  the VA and KY censuses were destroyed, but tax lists are substituted for some KY counties:
1800 Tax List Robards, Elizabeth KY Mercer Co.
The only other ROBARDS in Kentucky were her sons Jesse and George, also in Mercer Co.

.  W. Mac Jones. 1927. "Index to Goochland County Wills, Etc., L to W."  Pages 133-143 in (1993) Virginia Will Records... Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-174):
p. 138 Robards, William (W), D.B. 13, p. 347, 15 Dec., 1783.
"(W)" = Will. 

.  John Lewis Robards.  1900-1903 [1981].  The Robards Family.  Pages 128-132 in Genealogies of Virginia Families: from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-162). 

.  James Harvey Robards.  1910.  History and Genealogy of the RoBards Family.  Self-published, Whiteland, Indiana (photocopy courtesy of Gerald Lawrence; transcription by Diana Gale Matthiesen). 

.  Norma Carter Miller & George Lane Miller.  1980. Pleasants and Allied Families: an Historical Genealogy of the Descendants of John Pleasants (1644/5-1698) of Henrico County, Virginia, and of George Pleasant of York County, Virginia.  Self-published, DeKalb, Ill.  [not seen, but cited by others]

.  William Armstrong Crozier.  1907.  The Buckners of Virginia and the Allied Families of Strother and Ashby.  The Genealogical Association, NY.  [not seen, but cited by others]

.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

.  Messages in the Robards Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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