NameJames Floyd Roberts
Birth23 Jun 1856, Grayson Co., Virginia
Death7 Nov 1941, Salt Lick, Bath Co., Kentucky
BurialNew Alfrey Cemetery, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriage28 Dec 1909, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseDamey A. Cogswell
BirthDec 1865, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death8 Feb 1951, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for James Floyd Roberts
Grayson Co. Virginia birth records list birth of James F. Roberts on 23 Jun 1856 to Minetry and Phamy Roberts.
Noreta Wells has his middle initial as M instead of F. I don’t know her source on that.
Notes for Damey A. Cogswell
The Kentucky Death index lists Damia Roverts, age 85, died 8 Feb 1951 in Rowan Co., certificate Vol. 8, #3764.
Notes for James Floyd & Damey A. (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 7, p. 73 records marriage on 28 Dec 1909 of James F. Roberts, 53, b. Grayson Co., Va, s/o Minetry & Fannie Roberts, to Damie Jones, 42, d/o Wm & Lyda Cogswell, at Salt Lick, Bath Co., by H. J. Ramey, witnesses W. T. Nickell and Joseph Jones. It is recorded as a second marriage for both spouses.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Farmers precinct, enumerated 27 April, lists on p. 8B as family #141/149:
Roberts, James F., 53, b. Va Va Va, 2nd marriage; Damie, wife, 43, second marriage, married 1 year, mother of 4 children, 4 living; Oscar, son, 14; Carl, son, 11; Luther, son, 17; Vadie C., dau, 9; Ora L., son, 4; Morton H., son, 19; Jones, Clella, stepson, 19; Kannie, stepdau, 18; Estelle, stepdau, 8. All except James listed as born Ky Ky Ky, although that makes the father’s birthplace column inconsistent for his children.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearcy precinct, enumerated 26 Jan, lists on p. 9A as family #168/187:
Roberts, James F., 64, farmer; Damie, wife, 50; Mart, son, 29; Luther, son, 26; Oscar, son, 24; Carl, son, 21; Vada, dau, 18; Lee, son, 13; Jones, Estel, step-dau, 18. All recorded as born Ky Ky Ky, although it is incorrect for James and his parents.
The preceding household is Damey’s son Clell Jones from her first marriage.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Farmers part 2, enumerated 12 Apr, lists on p. 2A as family #99:
Roberts, James F., 74, age at first marriage 27, b. Ky Va Va; Dana R., wife, 63, age at first marriage 21, b. Ky Ky Ky; Lelia N., dau, 40, widowed, age at first marriage 17; Carl, son, 30, single, b. Ky Ky Ky.