On this date in our family history . . . the 3rd day of November . . . in the year 1816 . . . a baby girl is born in Washington Parish, Louisiana . . . given the name of Mahala Lee, this baby is the 7th of nine children born to Elisha Roberts (1774-1844) and his wife, Martha "Patsy" Gill (1781-1845) . . .
The first five children . . . Anna (1800-1847) . . . Elizabeth (1803-1845) . . . Esther Jane (1808-1891) . . . Matilda Fair (1808-1879) . . . and William (1811-?) . . . were probably all born in Kentucky.
This Roberts family arrives in Louisiana about 1811, and another son . . . Noel Gill (1813-ca.1864) . . . is born there, followed by our Mahala in 1816, and then Felix (1818-1901) and Margaret (1822-1892) . . .
At the age of 21, this Mahala will become the bride of John M. Sharp in 1838 in San Augustine County, Texas . . . they will have two children . . . a son and a daughter . . . and will name their son Samuel Houston Sharp (1839-1885) after family friend, Gen. Sam Houston . . . this Sam H. Sharp is a 2nd great-grandpa to the <i>Keeper</i> of this family history blog.
For further reading about our Mahala Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts, see also :-