NameTroy Mitchell Roberts
BirthMay 1858, Grayson Co., Virginia
Death17 Sep 1944, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Marriage1880, probably Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseSarah Amanda Hamm
Birth4 Jan 1856, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth17 Jan 1881, Rowan Co., Kentucky22
Birth11 Jan 1883, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Jul 1953, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth22 Jan 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death15 May 1960, Muses Mills, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Birth15 Jan 1887, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthSep 1889, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth18 Dec 1891, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth16 Mar 1894, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Oct 1898, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth26 Apr 1901, Rowan Co., Kentucky
DeathFeb 1976, Randolph Co., Indiana
Birth28 Nov 1903, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1907, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Troy Mitchell Roberts
His death certificate records Troy Roberts, age 86 years 11 months 3 days, born 14 Oct 1857 in Virginia, died 17 Sep 1944 at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, married, name of wife Amanda Roberts, parents deceased (names not listed), cause of death uremia and senility, informant hospital records, burial in Rowan Co.
In 1930 Troy was listed as age 73 in Jackson Co., Indiana with his son Hiram. His marital status was given as married, but his wife was not in the household.
Notes for Sarah Amanda Hamm
Rowan Co. birth records on LDS microfilm #216839 list birth of Sarah C. Ham on 4 Jan 1856, on Rock Fork of Triplett Creek, parents Smith Ham and Martha Hefland. (Her middle name was really Amanda; the “C” is probably due to the county clerk misreading an “A” on the record submitted by the midwife or doctor.)
Notes for Troy Mitchell & Sarah Amanda (Family)
Information that Troy’s wife was Sarah Amanda Hamm from email correspondence of 20 Feb 2000 with Anna Farrow, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
In 1870 Troy is listed as age 11, with the family of John M. Hall & Martha Susan Roberts, see their notes.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Kentucky, Pine Grove precinct, lists as family #208:
Roberts, Tory, 21, farmer; Amana, 15, wife.
1900 census of Rowan Co., Kentucky, Pine Grove precinct, p. 258A, lists as family #171:
Roberts, Troy M., b. May 1860, 40, farmer; Sarah A., wife, b. Sep 1865, 34; married 20 years, mother of 9 children, 8 living; Jas A., son, b. Jan 1881, 19; Wm S., son, b. Jan 1883, 17; Martha S., b. Jun 1885, 16; Hiram C., son, b. Jan 1887, 13; Susia A., dau, b. Sep 1889, 10; Addie B., dau, b. Dec 1891, 8; Rena D., dau, b. Mar 1894, 6; Rosella, dau, b. Oct 1898, 1. (The birthplace columns all say Ky Ky Ky, but Troy and his parents were really born in Virginia.)
1910 census of Rowan Co., Kentucky, Pine Grove district, p. 265B, lists as family #192/195:
Roberts, Troy, 52, farmer, WV VA VA; Sarah A., 44, wife, KY KY KY, mother of 12 children, 11 living, married 30 years, first marriage for both; Rose, 10, dau; Ivy, 9, dau; Joamie (? hard to read, the y from Ivy overlaps the third letter. Could be Johnnie, but if so the nn is short one hump), 7, son; Alonzo, 2, son. All children born Ky WV Ky.
1920 census of Fleming Co., Ky, Poplar Plains precinct, enumerated 3 Jan, lists on p. 2A as family #26:
Roberts, T.M., 61, farmer, b. Va Va Va; Sarah M., wife, 53, b. Ky Ky Ky; Iva, dau, 18; John, son, 16; Lonnie, son, 13. All children born Ky Va Ky.
Their son Hiram is listed two households below.