May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life. ~ John O’Donohue
2896. John Roberts died before 26 March 1735. He married,
2897. Patience Saxton, who was born 28 June 1658, daughter of  Richard and Sarah (Cook) Saxton.
John & Patience were the parents of eight children:
i. PENELOPE ROBERTS, born 24 January 1687/88, died 1697.
ii. ANN ROBERTS, born 10 February 1688/89.
iii. RICHARD ROBERTS, born 2 April 1692, died 1751. He married Deborah Moses, who was born about 1689, and died in March 1777, daughter of John and Deborah (Thrall) Moses. Richard & Deborah were the parents of three children: (a) Richard Roberts; (b) Penelope Roberts, married Joseph Adams; and (c) John Roberts.
iv. SARAH ROBERTS, born 27 April 1694. She married Gillit Adams.
v. JOHN ROBERTS, born 19 July 1696, died 1724. He married Frances (—).
vi. WILLIAM ROBERTS, born before 25 June 1699, died 4 January 1761. He married 12 March 1727/28, Sarah Mills, daughter of John and Sarah (Pettibone) Mills. William & Sarah were the parents of eight children: (a) Sarah Roberts, married John Barker, two children, John and Elizabeth; (b) Ann Roberts; (c) Ezekiel Roberts; (d) Daniel Roberts; (e) William Roberts, married Phoebe Wilcox, eight children, Asenath, Elizabeth, Lucina, Martin, Reuben, William, Phoebe and Mindwell; (f) May Roberts; (g) Moses Roberts; and (h) Aaron Roberts.
vii. LT. LEMUEL ROBERTS (1448)
viii. REV. NATHANIEL ROBERTS, born before 24 March 1703/04, died 4 March 1776. He married (as his first wife) 22 November 1743, Margaret Marsh. Nathaniel married (as his second wife) 7 November 1748, Esther Loomis, daughter of Aaron and Deborah (Eggleston) Loomis. Nathaniel & Esther were the parents of one daughter: (a) Margaret Roberts, married Samuel Cummings.
Frank Farnsworth Starr, The Roberts Family of Simsbury, Connecticut in the Line of Captain Lemuel Roberts, 1742-1789, (Hartford, CT, 1896), 7, 9, 10
Lester A. Roberts, Esq., “Descendants of John Roberts of Simsbury, CT and Bloomfield, CT,” MS, 1, 2, 3
Lester A. Roberts, Esq., “Descendants of John Roberts of Simsbury, CT and Bloomfield, CT,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 42: 243, 244
Last Revised: 12 June 2011