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Snyder E. Roberts "Revolutionary War Soldiers in Anderson County"

Identifier: MS-0687

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This photocopied book is a collection of information about Revolutionary War soldiers that lived in Anderson County, TN compiled by Snyder E. Roberts in 1971. He lists nine specific sources from which he received the information in the foreword of this self-published report. There are 63 soldiers that he discusses in the report, and some soldiers have more information provided than others. The soldiers are listed in no particular order. For each soldier, Roberts usually includes information concerning the birth and death as well as a brief synopsis of the soldier's adult life.


  • 1971

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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This is a list compiled by Snyder E. Roberts of the Revolutionary War soldiers that lived in Anderson County, TN at some point in their lives. The author compiled this list based on research from several sources.

Biographical/Historical Note

Snyder Eugene Roberts was born to Samuel Henry and Martha Kessiah Patsy (Webster) Roberts in Elverton, Tennessee on March 16, 1908. He was the youngest of ten children, including Charles Monroe (1888-1977), Derris Franklin (1890-1890), Walter Jennings (1891-1966), Sarah Magalena (1894-1895), Mattie Scottie (Roberts) Duncan (1896-1979), Florence Grace (Roberts) Fuller (1898-1999), Edward Burn (1900-1930), Minnie Erle (Roberts) Welcker (1902-2001), and Edna Pearl (1905-1905). Snyder Roberts graduated from Oliver Springs High School (where he played on the school's first football team) in 1927 and went on to coach sports at Coalfield High School and at Oliver Springs High School. He later became a teacher and principal. He married Willie Pauline Halburnt (1913-1982) on March 19, 1932 and the couple had one child, Patsy Jean (Roberts) McDonald. Roberts returned to his education in the late 1930s and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in School Administration in 1941. Beginning in 1943, he worked as an instructor and supervisor for the Oak Ridge Project as well as for such companies as Ford, Bacon and Davis and Union Carbide. He left Union Carbide to teach at Clinton High School in 1960 and later became involved with the history of Oliver Springs. Snyder Roberts died on May 15, 1994 and is buried in Roane County, Tenn.


This material is in one folder.

Acquisition Note

Donated by Snyder Eugene Roberts to Special Collections in 1972.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA