Biography of Noah M. Roberson (1839- )
Portrait and Biographical Record of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties, Missouri; Chapman Publishing Company; 1895. Page 425-426.
NOAH M. ROBERSON, well known in Hurricane Township, is the owner and occupant of one hundred acres of land, located on section 18. When it came into his possession only a small portion was cleared, but by arduous work on his part the greater portion has been placed under good tillage, and made a productive property. Mr. Roberson was born in this county, April 15, 1839, and is the son of Noah Roberson, born in South Carolina in 1796. The latter was a farmer all his life, following that vocation first in his native state, whence he emigrated to Tennessee, and from there to Callaway County, Mo. After a residence there of some time, we find that he settled in Lincoln County, where Noah, of this sketch, was born, and at whose home he died, December 6, 1876, aged eighty-six years. Our subject's mother bore the maiden name of Mary Jane Ellis. She was born in Kentucky, October 18, 1802, and was the daughter of Peter Ellis, who came to this state in a very early day, and made this section his home until his decease. Mrs. Roberson died February 15, 1855, after having become the mother of eight children, of whom our subject was the youngest. He attended the schools taught on the subscription plan of the early day, conning his lessons while sitting on puncheon benches placed around an open fireplace. The term usually lasted but three months of the year, and of the scanty privileges young Noah took advantage, and attended during the winter season until eighteen years of age. June 13, 1861, Noah M. Roberson and Miss Frances Ulery, the daughter of William Ulery, were united in marriage. Her mother's maiden name was Powell. Mrs. Roberson was born in 1846, in Missouri, and died on the 15th of October, 1890. She bore her husband seven children, of whom those living are: Edward Lee, Jesse, Laura, Lizzie and Cynthia. William Noah is deceased, and one who died unnamed. Laura is the wife of Ellis Dameron, and Lizzie married Bee Rodgers. For two years after his marriage our subject remained with his aged father, and in 1862 leased a tract of land near the home place, which he cleared and occupied for three years. At the expiration of that time he moved to his present estate of one hundred acres, and again had the hard task of clearing and preparing the soil for cultivation. The lady whom Mr. Roberson chose for his second wife, and to whom he was married February 24, 1891, was Miss Kate, daughter of Henry Pearl, a native of Kentucky. The lady was born in Montgomery County, this state, October 9, 1847. Her mother, Mrs. Sally Ann (Pearl) Pearl, was also born in Kentucky, where she was married, removing to Missouri some time in the '30s. Of the family of eleven children born to them, Kate was the seventh. Mr. Roberson is a member of the Presbyterian Church, while his wife is connected with the Christian denomination. In politics he is a Democrat, which party he has supported all his life, and during the existence of the Grange he was a member of that organization.
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