Query Submitted by PJ Roberts
I am trying to find out about the history of the Roberts family in North Carolina.
It was the firm belief of my grandfather that our heritage is Welsh. His grandfather, Braxton McCord Roberts, was born in in Wilkes, NC in 1810. We know Braxton was the son of Thomas Roberts and grandson of Carter Braxton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (from Virginia), but we’re trying to find out more. Are there any records of anyone named Roberts coming in the 1680s or 1720s? Any information you can provide will be appreciated.
Just as a footnote, I live in Southern California and have been active in the Welsh Choir of Southern California for the last several years.
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