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James M. ROBERTS
Delilah BLOUNT
Husband:  James M. ROBERTS
Birth:  21 May 1804, Bourbon Co., KY
Father:  Thomas ROBERTS (1770s- )
Mother:  Susanna CALDWELL (1770s- )
Marriage:  15 Nov 1824, Nicholas Co., KY
Wife:  Delilah BLOUNT / BLUNT
Birth:  1800, Bourbon Co., KY
Father:  Reading BLOUNT, Jr.
Mother:  Athaliah "Atha" ROBERTS
Children:
born in Decatur Co., IN:
1.  Sarah Ann ROBERTS, b. 25 Sep 1825
2.  John ROBERTS, b. 19 Apr 1827 or 1825/6
3.  David ROBERTS, b. 19 May 1829 or 1826/7

born in Indiana, either Decatur Co., IN, or Rush Co., IN:
4.  James Thomas ROBERTS, b. 4 Oct 1833 or 1831/2
5.  William M. ROBERTS, b. 5 Jun 1835 or 1833/4; d. 27 Aug 1907, Indianola, Warren Co., IA; m. 1856, IA, Cynthia Ann BILLINGS (b. 16 Jun 1839, IL; d. 12 Oct 1912, Indianola, Warren Co., IA)
6.  Susannah ROBERTS, b. 1837/8
7.  America Frances ROBERTS, b. 1 Mar 1841 or 1838/9, IN

If the children's birthdates are from a family bible, they are undoubtedly more accurate than the 1850 census; whereas, if the birthdates are from tombstones, they are likely to be less accurate than the census because the person ordering the tombstone is usually either the spouse or a child of the deceased, neither of whom have first-hand knowledge of the birthdate of the deceased.

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Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
___, James Blunt, Delila Nov 18, 1824 Nicholas Co.

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 67; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 IN Decatur Co. Roll M19_26 p. 384 Ln. 7 Roberts James 200 010 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = David (b. 1829)
= John (b. 1827)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = James (b. 1804)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Sarah (b. 1825)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Delilah (b. 1800)

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20-21 of 25; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 IN Rush Co. Rushville Twp. Roll M704_93 pp. 186B-187A/367-368 Ln. 4 James Roberts 112 001 - 200 100 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = William (b. 1835)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = James (b. 1833) 
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = David (b. 1829)
= John (b. 1827)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = James (b. 1804) 
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = America (b. 1838/9)
= Susannah (b. 1837/8)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Sarah (b. 1825)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Delilah (b. 1800) 
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed next to James's father, Thomas ROBERTS (Ln 3, 010 000 001 - 000 030 001 | 0100000).

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #35 of 204):  District No. 13, Wapello Co., IA, Roll M432_189, p. 417A, 232/232, enumerated 13 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Roberts 46 M   Farmer 1700 Ky
Delilah   " 49 F       "
David     " 23 M   Do   Ind
James     " 18 M   Do   "
William   " 16 M   Do   "
Susan     " 12 F       "
America F " 11 F       "
Listed next to son, John ROBERTS (æ 23, b. IN, wife Jane).

5.  Email from Jack W. Roberts.
My Great-grandfather, James M. Roberts b: 21 May 1804 married Delila Blount on 15 Nov 1824.  I have copies of the wedding bond and the statements by his father, Thomas Roberts and mother Susanna (Caldwell) Roberts attested to by a James H. Shankland.  Also a copy of the statement by Delila's mother, Athalia Blount, testifying that Delila was 21 years of age and giving her consent to the marriage, it also was attested to by James H. Shankland and dated 15 Nov 1824.  They were married in Nicholas Co., KY.

6.  Email from Dee Sardoch.  Supplied the children of our subjects.

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