I forgot to mention that Luke Roberts Sr. lived in Bethel from around
1750 to 1820. I have not been able to find him on the 1800 nor 1820
census but he is there in 1790 and 1810. I'm fairly baffled as to why he
does not appear on the 1800 census. I've searched it manually looking at
everyone in Danbury that appears on that census and specifically at his
"enumeration neighbors" from the 1790 census. I guess I could say the
census taker missed him but I've found it much more productive to be
quite skeptical of that "convenient excuse."
David Roberts wrote:
My oldest known ancestor, Luke Roberts Sr., lived in Bethel,
County, Connecticut. I started to try and trace the land he owned there
forward in time as I would like to know specifically where in Bethel he
lived. So far I have found the land descriptions used in that time
period to be insufficient for this purpose...at least with my limited
I have noticed, however, that there is a street in Bethel called Roberts
Drive. I wonder if anyone the history of how that street got it's name
or how I might go about finding out the history of that street and how
it got it's name.
Part if the reason I'm interested in the land is we have been unable to
determine when Luke died and where either he or is why are buried. They
seemed to be quite poor by the end of their lives and I wondered if they
may have just been buried on the property itself.
Thanks in adance!
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