Covered Wagon

Name and Place

Thomas moved to the Illinois territory in 1802 with his father, William Roberts, and settled at the Irish Settlement near Ellis Grove. Thomas died 21 Jan 1858 at Ellis Grove, Illinois.

Origins

Thomas was born 2 Mar 1787 at Virginia.

Spouse

Thomas married Jane Preston.

Children

Thomas had nine sons:

  1. Daniel Preston

Daniel was the last registrar of the land office at Kaskaskia, receiving his appointment in 1853, and continuing in the office until its removal to Springfield. 

Offices Held

For many years he acted as justice of the peace. He was a member of the county commissioner's court from 1828 to 1831. 

Military

 

Notoriety

 

References

  1. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, page 69