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The Robards Family (1900-1903)
Source:  John Lewis Robards.  1981 [1900-1903].  The Robards Family.  Pages 128-143 in Genealogies of Virginia Families.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD [originally published in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography VII(1900): 312-313; VIII(1901): 418-420; IX(1901): 195-198; X(1902-3): 98-99, 205-206, 307-308; XI(1903): 96-98, 215; facsimile reproduction in 1996 as Broderbund CD-162].

ROBARDS FAMILY. — The incomplete list of names of soldiers in the Revolutionary War from Virginia, furnished in the July number, page 24, of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, leads me to supply you with the following names of five brothers who were soldiers in the Revolutionary War from Goochland county, Virginia.

1.  John RoBards, colonist from Wales, 1710; planter, testator, 1755.
2.  His only son, William RoBards, Sr., planter; member of Committee of Safety, 1775; testator, 1783; his five sons, viz.:
3. a. Ensign William RoBards, Jr., severely wounded at Camden; in Captain Edmund Curd's Company, Colonel Lucas' Regiment.
b.  John RoBards, in General Nelson's command.
c.  Captain Lewis RoBards, in General Nelson's command.
d.  Captain George RoBards, in Captain Edmund Curd's Company, Colonel Lucas' Regiment.
4.  Jesse RoBards, in General Nelson's command.

The foregoing is authentic.  The military data is from records in the War Department at Washington.

Captain George RoBards married Elizabeth Barbara Sampson, daughter of Charles Sampson and Ann (Porter) Sampson, his wife, daughter of Captain Thomas Porter and Elizabeth (DuTois) Porter, a Huguenot, married in Manikentown, Va.  They had fourteen children, the young-

est, Mrs. Cathrine RoBards Stirman, widow of Hon. James H. Stirman, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the living daughter of a gallant officer in the Revolutionary War, and is eighty-four years old.  Mrs. Catharine RoBards Stirman is a member of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and by reason of her lineage received from that patriotic order a gold souvenir spoon.


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 1893.

  SIR, — In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of George RoBards, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will please find below the desired information as contained in his application for pension, on file in this Bureau.
  Enlisted February, 1777; served three years as sergeant under Captain Moses Hawkins and Colonel Charles Lewis, Virginia.
  Enlisted as lieutenant, 1780; served six months under Captain Edmund Curd and Colonel Lucas, Virginia.
  Enlisted as lieutenant January, 1781; served three months under Captain Larkin Smith, Virginia.
  Enlisted as lieutenant and captain May, 1781; served six months under General Lafayette against Cornwallis.
  He was appointed captain probably about August, 1781, and served as such until the close of the war.
  Battles engaged in — Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Stony Point and Camden.
  Residence of soldier at enlistment — Goochland county, Va.
  Date of application for pension — September, 1832.
  Residence at date of application — Mercer county, Ky., where resided since 1791.
  Age at date of application — Not stated.
  Remarks — His pension was allowed.

Very respectfully,
John L. RoBards, Esq., Hannibal, Mo.
November, 1896.

MEM. — Captain George RoBards, born August 5, 1760, died testate July 13, 1833, aged 73 years.  He enlisted in his 16th year in the 14th Virginia Regiment Continental line.  He was, in his 19th year, commissioned by Governor Thomas Jefferson lieutenant in the 4th Virginia Regiment State line.  In the battle of Camden, his brother William, by his side, was severely wounded.  He was commissioned captain in 1781, and served until the close of the war.

Vice-President Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution.

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Data from Douglas Register of Goochland parish, Va., records at Washington, D.C., family Bibles, etc.

Last will of JOHN ROBARDS, died in 1755, in Goochland county, Va.

In the name of God, Amen.  I, John Robards of Goochland County, &c., dispose of my Estate as Followeth:

Item.  I lend to my Beloved wife, Sarah Robards, to negros, Berry and Peter, and part of my Land and Likewise part of ye House and furniture as Long as she Continues a wider, and then to fall to my son William Robards.

Item.  I give to my son William Robards, Two neigros, Bristor and Bess, and the Land he now live on, with all the Cattle, Horses, Mares, Sheep, hoggs and all that belongs to ye Plantation, onley desier his mother may have a Liveing out of itt as long as Shee Live.

Item.  I give to my granson, John Robards, one negro Boy named Sam, and one Hors, Bridle and Sadle, and one Lot of Land In a certain Town Vallee, Westham; if he sould die without Eair Lawfoll begotting, then To go to his Brother, William Robards.

Also I doe ordain and appint my Loveing wife and Son my Sole Eccutors of this my last will and Tastament.  Given under my hand and seal this fift day of Discember, in ye year of our Lord God, 1754.

Test:  Walter Leak, George Payne, Junr., George Payne.

At a Court held for Goochland County May the 20th, 1755, George Payne, Gent., and George Payne, Junior, proved this writing to be the Last will and Testament of John Robards deceased, which was ordered to be Recorded.

Teste:  VAL. WOOD, C. Cct.

SARAH ROBARDS, nee HILL, daughter of _____ Hill, his widow, survived; they had one child, viz:

II. WM. ROBARDS, Sr., twice married; first wife, _____, died September, 1756.  Their children, viz:

III. 1. John, m. Sarah Marshall in 1772.
2.  William, Jr., m. first wife, Elizabeth Pleasants Cocke in Jan., 1774; m. second wife, Elizabeth Lewis in September, 1781.
3.  James, m. Marry Massie in 1774
4.  Jean, m. Samuel Mosby in 1773.

WM. ROBARDS, Sr., m. second wife, ELIZABETH LEWIS, on January 5, 1758; she was daughter of Joseph Lewis, Sr., testator, granddaughter of William Lewis, Sr., testator, 1708 (son of John Lewis, colonist from Wales, testator, 1687, of Henrico county, Va.), who m. Elizabeth Woodson, daughter of Robert Woodson (son of Dr. John Woodson) and his wife Elizabeth, daugher of Richard Ferris, of "Curles," in Henrico county.  Their children were christened in the Church of England, viz:

1.  Lewis RoBards, born December, 1758, m. Hannah, daughter of James Winn; Dec. 1793.

2.  GEORGE ROBARDS, born August, 1760, m. ELIZABETH BARBARA SAMPSON, 1785, daughter of Charles Sampson (son of Stephen Sampson and his wife Mary Woodson) and Ann, his wife (who was duagher of Captain Thomas Porter and Elizabeth, his wife), married in Manikin town, 1767, daughter of Peter DuTois and Barbara DeBonnette, his wife. (Huguenots.)

3.  Jesse RoBards, born April 7, 1762, m. _____ Perkins; lived in Gerrard county, Ky.

4.  Sally RoBards, born 1765, m. Captain John Jouett; she was the mother of Matthew Jouett, the distinguished Kentucky artists, and grandmother of James E. Jouett, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy.


5.  Joseph, born 1766, m. _____ Harris; lived in Breckenridge county, Ky.
6.  Elizabeth Lewis RoBards, born April, 1771, m. William Buckner, Surveyor-General fo Kentucky.
7.  Robert RoBards, born December, 1773; died unmarried.




In the name of God Amen, I, William Robards of Goochland County do make this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following viz—

Imprimis.  I desire that my Just Debts Legacys &c. be paid by my Executors hereafter named.

Item.  I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Robards to be at her own disposal a Negro Girl called Judah & my Sorrel Mare bought of Mrs. Lucy Wood.

Item.  I lend to my sd. wife Elizabeth as long as she remains my widow the eleven following Negroes vizt. Bob, Hampton, Patt, Peter, Frank, Anthony, Jane, Sall, Sarah, Sam & Bristoe and at her decease to be subject to the following division, vizt. Bob, Hampton, Patt, Sall, Frank & Sam & their future Increase to be divided equally between Lewis, George, Jesse, Sally, Joe, Betty Lewis & Robert Robards to them and their Heirs forever (saving that the Heirs of either of them shall stand as one person & have one share only) but should either of my children by my present wife be so unfortunate as to loose the whole or any part of their Negroes which I shall hereafter give them, I then direct that such loss shall be made good in Quantity out of the children that shall hereafter be born of the wenches lent my wife as above, but should there be no such negroes born, I desire their loss to be made good out of the said lent Negroes & then an equal division to take place in ammer & form as above directed.

Item.  I lend to my said wife Elizabeth all my stock of Horses, Cattle, Sheep & Hogs to be by her given out to her children now living or their survivors in equal proportions as may be most convenient & as their needs may require.  I also lend her one young Sorrel Mare in order to raise colts for my younger children — furthermore I lend unto my sd. wife all my Household & Kitchen furniture together with the plantation utensils except such articles as I shall hereafter dispose of by will, and at her decease I give the said articles to my son Robert.  I also give my sd. wife one feather bed & furniture, to be her own choice.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son Lewis Robards two negroes vizt. Ned & Sukey to him & his heirs forever, but should the Negro Ned be so injured by a sore at present on his hand, that he would chuse another, I then give him the boy Anthony lent my wife, & the sd. Ned to stand in the place of said Anthony & be subject to the same division that Anthony now is, in the clause above, I also give to my said son


Lewis Thirty pounds specie to be paid him in equal proportions by his Brother & Sisters, unless it can be raised out of the Estate which I choose should be done by the sale of some part of my stock.  I likewise give my sd. son Lewis one feather Bed & furniture.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son George Robards two Negroes vizt. George & Aggy, to him and his heirs forever, I also give him one feather bed and furniture and one good saddle.

Item.  I give & bequeath to my son Jesse Robards two negroes, vizt. Bartlett & Lucy to him & his Heirs forever, with one feather Bed & furniture, one good Horse & Saddle & bridle to be furnished by my Executors if necessary.

Item.  I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sally Robards three negroes vizt. Milly, Molly & Billy, one feather Bed & furniture, one Saddle & bridle & the Colt that came of David Grantum's Mare, to her & her Heirs forever, if necessary.

Item.  I give & bequeath to my son Joseph Robards two negroes, vizt. Stephen & Creasy, one feather Bed & furniture, one Horse, Bridle & Saddle, to be purchased by my executors if necessary, which I give to him & his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsy Lewis Robards two negroes vizt: Dilsie & Cynthia, to her & her Heirs forever  One feather Bed & furniture, one Horse Saddle & Bridle, to be purchased by my Executors if necessary.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Robert Robards two negroes vizt. Dick & Celia one feather Bed & furniture one Horse Saddle & Bridle, to him & his heirs forever.

Item.  I lend to my son John Robards during his natural life one Negroe girl name Esther & at his decease I give the said Negro & her Increase to be equally divided amongst the children he shall have by his present wife, and their heirs forever — w'ch said negro I put in his possession some years ago.

Item.  I give & bequeath to my Son James Robards five Shillings Sterling & no more, having heretofore given him his proportion of my Estate.

Item.  I give & bequeath to my Daughter Jane Mosby one Negro woman named Tab to her & her heirs forever.

Item.  I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Robards during her Natural Life four hundred acres of Land in the County of Lincoln which sd. Land Capt. Robert Mosby bought for me of Mr. Hubard Taylor of the County of Caroline & for paym't of which I have with sd. Mosby given Bond for four negroes & I do hereby direct my Executors to comply with the said purchase & take a deed in the name of my son Robert Robards for sd. land, nevertheless my sd. wife is to have hold occupy & possess the same undisturbed & without impeachent of waste so long

as she shall live; only allowing to my son sd. Robert the privilege of settling on part of sd. land if necessity requires.

Item.  I give & devise to my four sons Lewis, George, Jesse & Joseph my Locations of Land in that part of Virginia called Kentucky containing Eighteen hundred acres & when surveyed to be equally divided between them according to Quantity & Quality to them & their heirs forever.  And whereas I have a right of one moiety of fourteen hundred acres of land in the aforesaid part of the Country purchased by Capt. Robt. Mosby of Henry Garret and Thomas Johnson of Louisa County for w'ch sd. Land there is now a law suit instituted in the General Court; It is my desire whether the said Land or money to the value thereof be recovered, that the same be equally divided between my aforesaid sons Lewis, George, Jesse & Joseph Robards & their heirs forever.

Item.  I give & devise to my seven Sons John, William, Lewis, George, Jesse, Joseph & Robert Robards each their equal proportion of a Treasury warrant taken in my name for Six thousand acres of Land to them & their Heirs forever.

Item.  I give and devise to my five sons Lewis, George, Jesse, Joseph & Robert Robards an officers right bought of Lieutenant Joseph Payne for one thousand acres of Land, to be equally divided according to Quantity & Quality, to them & their Heirs forever.

Item.  I give unto my beloved with Elizabeth Robards until they are free by their Indentures the Service of Chesa & Patty Cousins, two Mulattoes.

Item.  The crop of Tobacco, wheat, corn &c. together with the fattening Hogs I leave for the use of my family.

Item.  After all my just debts are paid, the expence of removing my family to Kentucky, & the necessary comforts of Life procured for them, I then desire that all the money on hand collected from Bills Bonds, & Open accounts or by any other ways or means whatever, be equally divided among my Seven children by my present wife & the three following children by my first wife, vizt. John & William Robards & Jane Mosby.

Item.  All the estate left me by the last will & testament of Joseph Lewis Sen'r Dec'd I give & bequeath to be equally divided between my seven children by my last wife vizt: Lewis, George, Jesse, Sally, Joe, Betsy Lewis & Robert Robards & their Heirs forever.

Lastly.  I do constitute and appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth Robards Executrix my Sons William & George Robards with my friend Wm. Lewis Executors of this my Last Will & Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this sixteenth Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & eighty three.

Signed, Sealed published & declared in presence of us.



At a Court held for Goochland County Dec'r 15 1783.  This writing was proved by the oaths of Geo Payne John Lewis & Joseph Lewis to be the last Will & Testament of William Robards Decd. & was ordered to be Recorded.

G. PAYNE, Cl. Ct.



(Compiled by JOHN LEWIS ROBARDS, Hannibal, Mo.)

II.  William RoBards, Sr. testator, was a militia lieutenant in 1764, and a member of the Committee of Safety for Goochland county, Va., for 1775.  He died in December, 1783.

As contemplated in his will, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis RoBards, his widow, moved with her family, slaves, etc., to their fine farm midway between Harrodsburg and Danville, in Kentucky.  The Mississippi river was the western boundary of Virginia until 1792, when Kentucky was admitted as a State.

A writer in Leslie's Popular Monthly for July, 1898, page 25, says Widow Robards built a large, handsome house; was uniformly kind, considerate, and a generous, warm-hearted woman; proud, high-spirited, and was considered the most influential personge in the Blue Grass region; that her daughters — viz: Sallie RoBards Jouett, wife of Captain John Jouett, member of the Virginia Legislature for several years, and Elizabeth Lewis RoBards, wife of General William Buckner, were noted for their beauty and social tact.

Captain Jouett was the hero of the following daring deed:  In the heat of the Revolutionary war, in June, 1781, when Cornwallis was near Richmond, burning the barns, fences, and crops, and killing the horses of the farmers of Virginia, he sent Colonel Tarleton, with 250 cavalry, on a special secret raid to surprise and capture the General Assembly, then in session at Charlottesville, in Albemarle county, Va.  Their clandestine, rapid march was observed by Captain John Jouett.  He divined


their dangerous purpose, and started at once on his fleet thoroughbred horse to defeat their strategy.  The passing, ?ring, race was swift, daring and periLous — so hot and close that a single unlucky bullet, or a misstep of his faithful steed, would place Captain Jouett at the mercy of the marauding troops.  Fortune — Providence — favored the brave patriot.  He gave the sudden warning, but so narrow was the escape of the Legislature that seven of the members were captured.

A copy of the concurrent resolutions adopted December 12, 1786, shows the appreciation of the House and Senate of Virginia of the daring and important service of Captain John Jouett in baffling the scheme of Lord Cornwallis and his noted cavalry leader, Colonel Tarleton.

(Excerpt from Journal of House of Delegates of Virginia.)

A motion was made that the House come to the following resolution:

WHEREAS, a resolution passed the 12 day of June, 1781, requesting the Executive to present to Captain John Jouett an elegant sword and pair of pistols as a memorial of the high sense the General Assembly entertained of his activity and enterprise in watching the motions of the enemy's cavalry on their incursion to Charlottesville, and conveying to the Assembly timely notice of their approach, whereby the designs of the enemy were frustrated and many valuable stores preserved; and it appearing that the same has not been completely carried into execution:

Resolved, therefore, That the Executive be requested to comply with the said resolution in such manner as to them may be deemed most proper; and that they be empowered to draw upon the treasury for such a sum of money out of the contingent fund as shall be necessary for the purpose.



(Compiled by JOHN LEWIS ROBARDS, Hannibal, Mo.)


And the said resolution being twice read, was, on the quesiton put thereon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, that Mr. Thomson do carry the bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

Dec. 12, 1786,
A Message from the Senate by Mr. Lee:

MR. SPEAKER, -- The Senate have agreed to the resolution respecting Capt. John Jouett.

III.  Ensign William RoBards, Jr.'s first wife was Elizabeth Pleasants Cocke, after her death he married his second wife, Elizabeth Lewis and settled in Jessamine county, Kentucky.  He died, testate, November, 1823.  As a historic paper a certified copy of his marriage bond is here given to acquaint the present generation with the statute law of Virginia on marriage 125 years ago, viz:

Know all men by these presents.  That William RoBards, Jr., and Lewis Robards are held and firmly bound unto the Executive power of this State in the sum of fifty pounds in current money.  To which payment, well and truly to be made, we do bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors or administrators, jointly and severally by these presents.

Witness our hands and seals this 29th day of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty one.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if there is not any lawful cause to obstruct a marriage intended to be had and solemnized between the above bonded William RoBards, Jr., and Elizabeth Lewis, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
George Payne.

Goochland County.

I, William Miller, Clerk of the said County of Goochland, do certify that the above is a true copy of the bond filed in my office executed by William RoBards with Lewis RoBards security for the purpose of obtaining a license to intermarry with Elizabeth Lewis, with the exception

of the date, which is expressed in the bond in fair legible figures as follows: (29th day of August, 1781).
(signed) WILLIAM MILLER, clk.
They had the following children: IV. Nancy, wife of William Caldwell; William RoBards — father of William A. RoBards — Attorney-General of Missouri; Rebecca, wife of Lewis T. Singleton; Kitty, wife of James Harvey, afterwards widow Harvey and widower Singleton were married, and Otho RoBards, who married Cassa Gregg, née Pitts.

V. Their children were John M. RoBards; Dr. Wm. A. RoBards, who married Augusta Burton, lives near Danville, Ky.; Younger P. RoBards, died 1901 in St. Louis, Mo.; Kittie RoBards, who married George Caldwell, and James H. Robards, who married Mary Brooks.



(Compiled by JOHN LEWIS ROBARDS, Hannibal, Mo.)

III.  Captain Lewis RoBards died in Bullitt county, Kentucky, April 15th, 1814.  His widow, Hannah Winn RoBards, and W. Mortimer D., George L., James W., Alfred J., and Benjamin F. RoBards, their children, surviving him.

At a Court held for Goochland county, on Beaverdam, the third Monday in July, being the XVIIth day of the month, Annoque Domini MDCCLXXX.

James Bennett as Lieutenant, Sherod Parish, Edward Redford, and Lewis Robards as Second Lieutenants, and Major Hancock as Ensign, produce their commissions; which, being read, the said officers, agree-


able to an Ordinance of the Convention of our Commonwealth of Virginia, take the oaths prescribed, and thereupon are authorized to act in their resprective office.

Goochland County.

I, William Miller, Clerk of the County Court of said County of Goochland, do certify that the above orders — one of the 17th day of May, 1779, and the other of the 17th day of July, 1780, are truly copied from the records of my said office.

In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and annexed the seal of the said County and court this 4th day of April, in the year 1840, and the 64th year of the Commonwealth.

III.  Captain George Robards died, testate, on his farm in Mercer county, Ky., July 13, 1833.  His widow, Elizabeth Barbara Sampson RoBards, died, testate, Nov., 1836, in Palmyra, Mo.  They had the following children:

IV.  Andrew Lewis RoBards, born Oct. 4, 1787.
Nancy Porter RoBards, born Jan'y 20th, 1790: married, 1807, John B. Thompson, Sr., of Harrodsburg, Ky., and died in 1870, aged 80 years.
They had issue:
  John B. Thompson, born 1810, died 1874, was U.S. Senator.
  Henry Thompson, born 1812, died 1900.
  Maria Thompson, born 1814; died 1896: married William Daviess; had daughter, Mrs. H.C. Pittman, of St. Louis, Mo.
  Charles Thompson, born 1818; died 1872; has son, Hon. John Charles Thompson, lawyer, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  Philip B. Thompson, born 1820, Col. in Confed. Army and lawyer, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, has sons Philip B. Thompson, M.C.; and John B. Thompson, lawyers; both served in Confederate Army.
  Elizabeth Thompson, born 1822; died 1883.
  Ann Thompson, born 1826, married _____ Trimble; died 1889.
  Susan Burton Thompson, born 1828, married Henry Massie; has son David Mead Massie, lawyer, Columbus, Ohio.
  Katherine Thompson, born 1831, married _____ Dun; died 1894, in Ohio.




(Compiled by JOHN LEWIS ROBARDS, Hannibal, Mo.)

IV.  Sallie Hill RoBards, born February 8, 1795, married George Bowman; they had a son, Charles Bowman, of Frankfort, Ky., and daughter _____, married _____ Harrison.

IV.  Captain Archibald Sampson RoBards, born Dec. 25th, 1797, died 1862, married in 1831, Amanda Carpenter, born 1808, died 1865, daughter of George Carpenter and Jane Logan his wife, daughter of General Hugh Logan (son of David and Jane Logan, of Augusta county, Va.), and Sarah Woods, his wife, of Lincoln county, Ky.

They moved to Hannibal, Mo., in 1843.  He was twice Mayor of that city.  Took at his own expense a company of men to California in 1849.  Gave freedom to his slaves there in 1850.  They left six children, viz.:

V.  George C. RoBards, born 1833, died 1878.  He was a brave captain in the Confederate Army throughout the war — died 1879.

V.  Jane E. RoBards, born 1834, lives in Kansas City, Mo.; married Pres't J.K. Rogers, of Columbia, Mo., died 1882.  Of that marriage four children survive; VI. Fannie married Arthur Holland, Trinidad, Col.; Mason married Thos. T. Crittenden, Jr., county clerk Kansas City, Mo.; Bowen Rogers, Estell Rogers, of Arizona.

V.  Sallie Hill Robards, born 1836, married B.W.S. Bowen, and after his death in 1868 married Rev. H.H.Haley, who died 1874, she lives in Kansas City, Mo.  A daughter survives, Clifton Hays, wife of David H. Hays.

V.  John L. RoBards, lawyer, Hannibal, Mo., born 1838, in Lincoln county, Ky., married Sara C. Helm, daughter of Judge John B. Helm, born 1797, died 1872, testate, and Mary A. Crump his wife, born 1809, died 1889, formerly of Bowling Green, Ky.  Judge Helm was a grandson of Capt. Thomas Helm, of Elizabethtown, Ky.
VI.  They have three children, viz:
Mary Logan RoBards, wife of Elisha A. Richardson, of Louisville, Ky.; Archy Crump RoBards, late Mayor of Hannibal, Mo., and Mabel Helm RoBards.

V.  Henry Clay RoBards, born 1842, died 1885.  He was a fearless officer in the Confederate service for the war.

V.  Archy S. RoBards, born 1849, died 1879, in Columbia, Mo.

IV.  Elizabeth Barbara RoBards, born April 20, 1799, married James Mosby.  They had three children:  William Mosby, John Mosby, and Elizabeth Mosby, who married C.P. Garner, Richmond, Mo.

IV.  Mary Kemp RoBards, born April 6, 1801, died 1833, married Peter B. Atwood; had daughter, Betty Atwood, who married _____ McClintock, Chilicothe, Ohio, who have daughters, Mary Petrea McClintock, and Ann Porter Strong.


IV.  George Washington RoBards, Born Oct. 6, 1802, married Sarah Eppes, had son, Dr. George W. RoBards, of Mississippi.

IV.  Jane DuTois RoBards, born Dec. 29, 1805, married William Buckner, had daughter, Mary Bucker (sic), who married _____ McElroy, of Kentucky.

IV.  Almira RoBards, born Dec. 9, 1811, married William P. Owsley; have daughters, Bettie, who married John C. Hatch, Chicago, Ills., and Nannie, who married William Johnson, of Dallas, Tex.

IV.  Catherine RoBards, born March 15, 1815, died Dec. 1901, married James H. Stirman, of Fayetteville, Ark.

III.  Sallie RoBards and her husband, Capt. John Jouett, had born to them, viz:

IV.  Matthew H. Jouett, the celebrated artist, born 1790, died 1829, married Margaret Henderson.

IV.  Matthew H. Jouett and wife had born to them, viz:

V.  James E. Jouett, born Feb. 1828, Rear Admiral U.S. Navy.

V.  George Paine Jouett, Colonel U.S. Army.

V.  Alexander S. Jouett, officer in Clay's Ky. Regm't, Mexican War.

V.  Mathew Jouett, born 1829, Captain U.S. Army.

V.  William R. Jouett, Colonel U.S. Army.

IV.  Jefferson Jouett.

IV.  John Jouett.

IV.  Lynch Jouett.

IV.  Elizabeth Lewis Jouett, who married William D. Haden, have son, John J. Haden, Texarkana, Ark.

III.  Elizabeth Lewis RoBards married General William Buckner, of Kentucky.  He died in 1843.  Their children were:

IV.  Elizabeth Lewis married Judge Richard A. Buckner, of Lexington, Ky.

IV.  Nancy married Stanton Buckner.

IV.  Polly married William Winlock.

IV.  Louisa married Charles Patterson.

IV.  Sallie married Colby B. Cowherd.

IV.  Jane married John M. McCorkle.

IV.  Matilda married Thornton Buckner.

IV.  Gabriel married _____ Hazlewood.

IV.  Robert married _____ Tate.

IV.  The children of Judge Richard A. Buckner and Elizabeth Lewis Buckner were:

V.  William Buckner, married Jane DuTois RoBards.

V.  Maria Lewis Buckner, born 1815, married Richard F. Barrett, born 1804.  Have a son Richard Aylett Barrett, of St. Louis, Mo.

V.  Elizabeth RoBards Buckner, born 1821, died 1898, married Dr. John R. Allin, of Memphis, Tenn.

V.  Dr. George RoBards Buckner, born 1823, married Harriet Creal, died at McDermot, Ark.

III.  James RoBards married Mary Massie, 1774, moved to North Carolina, had sons William and Nathaniel RoBards; the latter had a son, Willis L. RoBards, lawyer, of Austin, Texas.

III.  John RoBards married Sarah Marshall.  Their twins, (4) William and Marshall, were born January 24, 1774, and their son John born July 21, 1782.

III.  Ann (Porter) Sampson, widow of Charles Sampson [whose daughter, Elizabeth Barbara, was the wife of Capt. George RoBards], married Joseph Lewis, of Goochland county, Va.  Their children were:

IV.  Robert Lewis, Andrew Porter Lewis, Joseph Lewis, of Liberty, Mo.; Charles Lewis, of Glasgow, Mo.; Mary Canterberry Lewis, and John Lewis, born 1791.  They moved to Kentucky in 1795.

V.  John Lewis, Jr., married _____ _____; their children were:  Ann Porter Mullins, Olivia, Thurston, Rogers, and Joseph H. Lewis, Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and General in the Confederate Army.


ROBARDS -- CORRECTION* -- Permit me to make some corrections in the genealogy of the Robards family as to the Buckners as given on page 97, Vol. XI, No. 1.

III.  Elizabeth RoBards married Wm. Buckner, of Kentucky.  Their children were given correctly except as below.

IV.  Elizabeth Lewis married Judge Richard A. Buckner, Sr, of Greensburg, Ky.

IV.  Louisa married Charner, not Charles Patterson.  The children of Richard A. Buckner, Sr., as above, were:

V.  Richard A. Buckner, Jr., of Lexington, Ky., died unmarried.

V.  William Buckner married Jane Du Tois RoBards.

V.  Maria Lewis Buckner married Richard F. Barret.

V.  Elizabeth RoBards Buckner married Dr. John R. Allen.

V.  Aylett Buckner died unmarried.

V.  Anthony Buckner went to California about 1849.

V.  Luther Buckner went to California about 1849.

V.  Dr. George R. Buckner married Harriet Creel, not Creal.

I knew R.A. Buckner, Sen., and his children.  Harriet Creel was my aunt.  I submitted these corrections to a daughter of Jno. M. McCorkle, who married Jane Buckner, and she approved it.

Yours, &c., 
JNO. H. WARD, Louisville, Ky.

*Page 142, this volume.
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