Sunday, September 16, 2012
FRATERVILLE MINERS, WALTER A. & WILLIAM H. ROBERTS
MEA CULPA. LaVelda Faull, great grand niece of miner, William H. ROBERTS (#111), wrote me recently to correct misinformation about him on my website. First, Walter A. ROBERTS (#110) was NOT a brother of William H. ROBERTS. Second, I had mistaken her great grand uncle for another William H. ROBERTS, born about the same time in Anderson County, TN. LaVelda, a great granddaughter of Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Roberts) FAULL, shared with me an article from "The Bee" of Earlington, Hopkins County, KY, dated 29 May 1902, in which was a report that "Mr. and Mrs. George FAULS went Wednesday to Coal Creek, Tenn., where her brother perished during the recent catastrophe at that place." Additionally, in revisiting the information for miner, Walter A. ROBERTS (#110), I reviewed census information which showed that he was probably NOT a son of Anneliza Elizabeth ROBERTS as previously shown on my website. He was probably a son of Eliza ROBERTS, age 31, who was in the household of Anneliza ROBERTS, age 28, in the 1870 census for District 5, Anderson County, TN. Also in the household were 2 probable children of Eliza: Walter A., age 8, and George S., age 5. I am most grateful for the correct information and documentation provided to me by LaVelda.