Tunis Roberts was born in PA in October 1832. He married Keziah, who was born in PA about 1836. The family is first listed in Calhoun County WV in the 1880 Federal census of that County. Apparently, they had lived in Green County PA for some years before coming to Calhoun County, since the Calhoun county WV list some of their children as having been born in Greene County. Tunis is listed as a widower in the 1900 Calhoun census, indicating Keziah had died prior to that enumeration.
Known children of Tunis and Keziah Roberts.
2. (1). George H. b.c. 1859
m. Vashti Wilt Calhoun County Jul 16 1882
3. (2). Laken W. b. Feb 1861
m. Eliza J. Nicholas Calhoun County Apr 9 1890
4. (3). Marietta b. Mzar 14 1863 d. Nov 23 1942
m. George Washington Nicholas Calhoun County Jul 23 1883
5. (4). James Madison b. Apr 1865
m. Cora Bigler Calhoun County WV Sep 28 1889
m. Ella Mathews “ “ “ Jul 13 1918
6. (5). Ida M. b.c. 1868
m. W.F. Whipkey Calhoun County WV Aug 29 1891
7. (6). John H. b. Nov 1869
m. Barbara Whipkey Calhoun County WV Nov 16 1890
8. (7). Thomas F. b.c. 1872
9. (8). Lucy D. (f) b.c. 1874
Greene County PA about 1859 and seems to have died in Calhoun County WV between 1897 and 1900. He married Vashti Wilt in Calhoun County VA July 16, 1882. Vashti, a daughter of Mary Wilt, was born in WV in July 1863. The 1900 Calhoun County WV census lists her as a widow, a head of a household and the mother of 6 children, all living.
Children of George H. and Vashti (Wilt) Roberts.
11. (1). Lora B. b. Oct 1882
m. Pious P. Beall Calhoun County Dec 25 1900
12. (2). Ada C. b. Feb 1885
m. Harry Erlewine Calhoun County Sep 1 1907
13. (3). Tunis F. b. May 1890
m. Opal McCartney Gilmer County WV Jul 22 1911
14. (4). Clara b. Dec 1891
m. Jacob West Calhoun County Dec 5 1909
15. (5). George B. b. Mar 1894
m. Buena Stump Calhoun County WV Apr 15 1923
16. (6). Nona L. b. Jan 1898
3.LAKEN W. ROBERTS 1.TUNIS ROBERTS
Laken W. Roberts, a son children of Tunis and Keziah Roberts, was born in Green County PA in February 1861. He married Eliza Jane Nicholas in Calhoun County WV April 9, 1890. Eliza, a daughter of Daniel and Jane (Dye) Nicholas, was born in Calhoun County in June 1861.
Children of Laken W. and Eliza Jane (Nicholas) Roberts.
17. (1). Okey O. b. Feb 1891
18. (2). Oca V. b. Feb 1892
19. (3). Lowell Kenneth b. Apr 1895
20. (4). Shirley M. b. Sep 1896
21. (5). Lucy J. b. Apr 1898
5.JAMES MADISON ROBERTS 1.TUNIS ROBERTS
James Madison Roberts, a son of Tunis and Keziah Roberts, was born in Greene Country PA in April 1865. He married Cora Bigler in Calhoun County WCV September 28, 1889. Cora, a daughter of George W. and Sarah Bigler, was born in PA in July 1872. Apparently, Cora died after 1900. James married Ella Mathews in Calhoun County July 13, 1918.
Known children of James Madison and Cora (Bigler) Roberts.
22. (1). Harry L. b. Apr 1890
23. (2). William G. b. Feb 1892
24. (3). George b. Aug 1894
25. (4). Gladdy b. Apr 1893
7.JOHN H. ROBERTS 1.TUNIS ROBERTS
John H. Roberts, a son of Tunis and Keziah Roberts, was born in Geeene County PA in November 1869. He married Barbara Whipkey in Calhoun County WV Nov 16, 1890. Barbara, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Whipkey, was born in Calhoun County in April 1871. The 1900 Calhoun County census notes they had been married 10 years and Barbara was the mother of 5 children with 4 living.
Known children of John H. and Barbara (Whipkey) Roberts.
26. (1). William F. b. Sep 1892
27. (2). Lanam ? Lemuel? B. Nov 1894
28. (3). Mary E. b. Oct 1896
29. (4). Dewey b. Nov 1898
13.TUNIS ROBERTS 2.GEORGE H. ROBERTS 1.TUNIS ROBERTS
Tunis Roberts, a son of George H. and Vashti (Wilt) Roberts, was born in Calhoun County WV in May 1890. He married Opal MCCartney in Gilmer County WV July 22, 1911. Opal, a daughter of Sylvanus A. McCartney was born in WV about 1894.
Known children of Tunis and Opal (McCartney) Roberts.
30. (1). Loren b.c. 1912
31. (2). Lester b.c. 1914
32. (3). Lane b.c. 1916
33. (4). Lucille b.c. 1918
34. (5). Luvonne b.c. 1920
35. (6). Leon b.c. 1921
36. (7). Lenora b.c. 1925
37. (8). Leetha b.c. 1927
38. (9). ? (m). b.c. 1929
19.LOWELL KENNETH ROBERTS 3.LAKEN W. ROBERTS 1.TUNIS ROBERTS
Lowell Kenneth Roberts, a son of Laken W. and Eliza Jane (Nicholas) Roberts, was born in Calhoun County WV in April 1895. He married Sarah Ethel Vanhorn March 25, 1953. Sarah, a daughter of Wilford Timothy and Ivor Saloma (Stump) Vanhorn, was born in Gilmer County WV May 20, 1902.
Children of Lowell Kenneth and Sarah Ethel (Vanhorn) Roberts.
39. (1). Bernard L.
m. Rickey Leon Brannon
41.WILMA GRACE ROBERTS 19.LOWELL KENNETH ROBERTS 3.LAKEN W. ROBERTS 1.TUNIS ROBERTS
Wilma Grace Roberts, a daughter of Lowell Kenneth and Sarah Ethel (Vanhorn) Roberts, was born in Gilmer County WV in 1932 and died in Wood County WV September 26, 2014. She married Gerald Edward Roberts, who preceded her in death. Her second husband is Ricky Leon Brannon, who survives.