TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

John Roberts, 1751-1834, of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants 1956-1960

Andrew Smith, 1779-1819 of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants 1917-1960, bulk 1956-1960

Ebenezer Spear, 1762-1826 of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants 1960

Abel, 1789-1875 & Elizabeth (Spear), 1793-1875, Wellington of Bethel, Vermont : their family and descendants 1962, undated

Genealogical records pertaining to the Roberts, Smith and Spear Families 1851-1959, bulk 1956-1959

Notecards on Denslow Family 1963-1964


RG 074:007, George McKenzie Roberts Genealogical Papers

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Roberts, George McKenzie
Title: George McKenzie Roberts genealogical papers
Dates: 1851-1964
Dates: bulk 1956-1960
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract: George McKenzie Roberts (1886-1980) was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1950. These papers include manuscript drafts of genealogies of the John Roberts, Andrew Smith, Ebenezer Spear, and Abel and Elizabeth (Spear) Wellington families.
Identification: RG074_007
Accession: 1960-002
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

George McKenzie Roberts was born on December 28, 1886 at Vergennes, Vermont to George Simon and Florence Louise (McKenzie) Roberts. He married twice, to Anne Edith Campbell on October 20, 1909 at New Haven, and to Grace Agnes (Rhodes) Perkins on November 22, 1943 at Reno. It is believed that both marriages ended in divorce. There were no children. Roberts died on April 7, 1980 at San Francisco, California.

Roberts was educated only to the eighth or ninth grade. He began employment with General Electric in 1901. From 1919 to 1953 he worked for the International General Electric Company, Inc. in New York City as Credit Manager, Assistant Treasurer, and Treasurer. He was also Treasurer and a Director of Electrical Export Corporation. He was Chief of the Foreign Trade Branch, U.S. Office of Price Stabilization, Washington, D.C. from 1951 until his retirement in 1953. He was a director of the New York Board of Trade and of other business clubs and associations from 1920 to 1950.

Although Roberts did not publish any books, he published two genealogies that ran serially in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record: "The Druse Genealogy," in 1938-1939, and "The Denslow Family in America," from 1946-1950 and 1957-1959. He produced a series of vital records, cemetery records, land and tax records, probate records, census enumerations, and Revolutionary soldiers' records, all relating to the town of Enfield, New Hampshire, in the N.Y.G. & B. Record in 1957. He also published and article, "On the Marring of Research Sources," in The American Genealogist in October 1955. He published his Ancestor Table in that same issue.

Roberts was elected a Fellow of The American Society of Genealogists in 1950. He also belonged to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the S.A. R., for which he served as Treasurer General and Genealogist General, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, New York State Historical Association, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut Historical Societies, Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain, Denslow Family Association, and others.

Source: Newsletter of the American Society of Genealogists 39.1 (January 1981): 3-4.

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Scope and Content

These papers contain manuscript drafts of the following genealogies: John Roberts, 1751-1834, of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants; Andrew Smith, 1779-1819 of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants; Ebenezer Spear, 1762-1826 of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants; and Abel, 1789-1875 & Elizabeth (Spear), 1793-1875, Wellington of Bethel, Vermont : their family and descendants. The Roberts and Smith genealogies are accompanied by correspondence and other material accumulated by Roberts while gathering genealogical data. These files are arranged by correspondent. Also present are genealogical records about the Roberts, Smith and Spear Families divided into cemetery, estate, and vital records. These files contain some photocopies of original estate papers, and death and marriage certificates. Finally, there are a few notecards relating to the Denslow genealogy, but there are no other papers related to that project.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

Roberts, Robards, Robbards, Robbarts, Robberds, Robberts, Robords family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1816-1989 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Roberts]

Smith family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1802-2001 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Smith]

Spear family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1834-1969 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Spear]

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Index Terms

Persons:

Roberts, George McKenzie

Family Names:

Roberts family
Smith family
Spears family
Wellington family

Places:

Bethel (Vt.) -- Genealogy
Hartford (Conn.) -- Genealogy
New Hampshire -- Genealogy

Subjects:

Roberts, John, 1751-1834 -- Family
Smith, Andrew, 1779-1819 -- Family
Spear, Ebenezer, 1762-1826 -- Family
Wellington, Abel, 1789-1875 -- Family
Wellington, Elizabeth Spear, 1793-1875 -- Family

Document Types:

Correspondence
Death certificates
Estate records
Genealogies
Marriage certificates

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

George McKenzie roberts presented these papers to the Connecticut State Library in 1960. The notecards on the Denslow Family were added afterwards.

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Container List

John Roberts, 1751-1834, of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants, 1956-1960
Box Folder
Manuscript draft, 1960 1
An abridged version is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.R64 1960]. Researchers should also consult the manuscript draft for additional information.
Correspondence and other material, 1956-1960
Baker; Blanco, 1956-1960 1
Allen; Brewer, Charles Crawford; Brewer, Louise H.; Brewer, N. Howard; Brewer, Norman W., 1956 2
Brewer, Robert Selden; Brewer, Vincent C. , 1956-1958 3
Cox; Hamlin; Shamel, 1956-1957 4
Welling; Wickham; Chaffin, 1956-1958 5
Church Street property; Dix, 1956-1958 6
Hubbard; Jepson; Lawton, Frank, 1956-1958 7
Lawton, Harry A., 1956-1958 8
Military & pension; Peck, 1956-1957 9
Pierce; Roberts, Edmund Donald, 1956-1957 10
Roberts, George Simon; Roberts, Henry A.; Roberts, Robert; Roberts, Robert C.; Roberts, Stanley, 1956-1957 11
Roberts, Mary E.; Sanford, 1956, 1960 2 1
Spencer, 1957-1958 2
Sperry, 1956-1958 3
Universalist Church of the Redeemer, 1956 4
Andrew Smith, 1779-1819 of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants, 1917-1960, bulk 1956-1960
Manuscript draft, 1960 2 5
An abridged version is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.S643 1960]. Researchers should also consult the manuscript draft for additional information.
Correspondence and other material, 1917-1958, bulk 1956-1958
Adamson; Broili; Chapin, 1926,1957-1959 6
Clark; Gaylord; Gould, 1956-1958 7
Ingerman; Lederer, 1956-1958 8
Leonard, Franklin C., 1957 9
MacGregor, 1957-1958 10
Mills; Schryver; Smith, Charles Gilbert, 1956-1957 11
Smith, Edwin B.; Smith, Edwin W.; Smith, Ernest A., 1957-1958 12
Smith, James Metcalf; Smith, Mary Ann, 1957-1958 13
Smith, Stanley K., 1954-1958 14
Smith, William T.; Winne; Westfield, Mass.; Westfield Athenaeum; , 1917, 1956-1958 15
Ebenezer Spear, 1762-1826 of Hartford, Conn. : his family and descendants, 1960
Manuscript draft, 1960 3
An abridged version is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.S74 1960]. Researchers should also consult the manuscript draft for additional information.
Abel, 1789-1875 & Elizabeth (Spear), 1793-1875, Wellington of Bethel, Vermont : their family and descendants, 1962, undated
First manuscript draft, undated 3 1
Second manuscript draft, 1960 2
Another version is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.W447 1962 ]. Researchers should also consult the manuscript drafts for variations.
Genealogical records pertaining to the Roberts, Smith and Spear Families, 1851-1959, bulk 1956-1959
Cemeteries, 1956-1959 3 3
Estates, 1868-1923, 1956-1959 4
Includes photocopies of estate papers.
Vital records, 1851-1959 5-9
Includes photocopies of death and marriage certificates.
Notecards on Denslow Family, 1963-1964
Notecards, 1963-1964 3 10