I am looking for information on my ggrandfather, James Charner Roberts, who was born in Oct., 1861, in Atlanta, Fulton, GA, USA. I know that he said his father was from S. Carolina and his mother was from Georgia. He was married to his first wife whose name is unknown in either Georgia or Alabama. He married his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Hurst (Herst), daughter of Guilford Hurst in Jan., 1889, in Boaz, Etowah, Alabama. They had two children - James Marion Roberts (my grandfather) who was born on March 19, 1892 and a daughter Ethel Roberts Mitchell who was born about 1895. Both children were born in Boaz. They moved to Tanglewood, Lee, TX, sometime between 1895 and 1900. My ggrandmother Mary died in 1900. My ggrandpa also went by Jim C. Roberts. He lived with Joel Morton (maybe a cousin) in Red Apple, Alabama after his first wife died. His house had burned down, but I don't know if his first wife died in the fire or at another time. I would appreciate any information that I could get about GGrandpa's parents. I also know that he had a brother named John Roberts. Any information can be sent to my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My tree has a James Roberts b. about 1867 in Georgia.
My line goes through his brother Robert, there is a sister Henrietta and another brother Gary all of them were born in the 1860's.
They were the children of James Gary Roberts b. 1833 (family from Sumter, SC) and Mary Jackson (of Harris County, GA). James Gary Roberts died in 1877 and his widow remarried a man (Jones) that moved to Florida.
Rodney, I don't think your James is a relative because I only know of one brother of my ggrandfather, James Charner Roberts, and his name was John. My ggrandfather was married 3 times: 1st wife is unknown; 2nd wife (ggrandmother) was Mary Elizabeth Hurst (Herst) whose father was Guilford Marion Hurst; 3rd wife was Mary Williams (?) Linn a widow with a son named Albert Linn who was also called Pete. I have not heard of a James Gary Roberts from any of my relatives, but I will certainly check with them to be sure.
If I do happen to find a connection, I'll certainly let you know. Thanks for taking the time to send me the information that you have.