51. Mershon4 Roberson (John3, John R2, Thomas1) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 8, 1818. Mershon died November 10, 1883 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, at 65 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ

He married Maria Eichlin in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, May 5, 1847. Maria was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1825. Maria was the daughter of Samuel Eichlin and Ruth unknown. Maria died February 9, 1870 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 44 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ In the 1850 census Kingwood twp Hunterdon Co, NJ page 138, Mershon (age 30), is recorded with Mariah (age 24), Grace (age 2) John R (age 5m). Grace (age 56), Elizabeth Brink (age 23), and Sarah Brink (age 22). All births are NJ and they are in the same household as Daniel Opdyke.

Mershon Roberson and Maria Eichlin had the following children:

child 153 i. Grace5 Roberson was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1847. She married Unknown Davis. Unknown was born about 1847.

child 154 ii. John R Roberson was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1849.

child 155 iii. Samuel E Roberson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1850. Was working in a gold mine in California

child 156 iv. Jane Roberson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1851. She married Judson Field. Judson was born about 1850. i0 moved to Lambertsville

child 157 v. Daniel O Roberson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1853. went to Calif. and worked in a gold mine with his brother Samuel for a few years, and residented in one of the northwestern states.

child 158 vi. Simeon Roberson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1857.

child 159 vii. Oliver R Roberson was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1859. Oliver died 1907 at 48 years of age. Buried at Frenchtown Cemetery Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co., NJ He married Ella Brewer in Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co. NJ, November 18, 1885.

Ella was born about 1854. Ella was the daughter of Lorenzo D Brewer. He was employed by the Western Union Tele. Co. at a good salary.

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