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Obituary of John T. Roberts, Tampa, Florida.

John Thomas Roberts was born in Goldsboro, N. C., September 1, 1842, and died in Tampa, Fla., October 24, 1915., aged seventy-three years. "Uncle John" served under the Stars and Bars in Company A, Goldsboro Rifles, 27th North Carolina Regiment, and later was courier in Cook's Brigade, as one of which he surrendered at Goldsboro, N. C., in 1865. One of three brothers who served faithfully the State of their nativity, Uncle John was the last survivor. He leaves a wife and seven children, five daughters and two sons. His children's children down the generations will revere his memory and help to make greater the country he loved, fought for, bled for, and was willing to die for. He rests under the oaks in the quiet graveyard at Dade City, Fla.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1916.

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