ROBERTS, MOSES FISK
ROBERTS, MOSES FISK (1803–1888). Moses Fisk Roberts, soldier and congressman, was born on July 9, 1803, in Davidson County, Tennessee. He apparently grew up in Davidson County, as did his first wife, Amanda Grant, whom he married before moving to Texas. Roberts and his family arrived in Texas on February 19, 1836. He joined Capt. James Chesser's Jasper Volunteer Company at San Augustine and was elected second lieutenant on March 23, 1836. He served in the army until June 22 of that year, when he was discharged because of the loss of his right eye. Subsequently, Roberts settled in Shelby County, where he was elected to the House of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Texas congresses (1839–42). During his first term in Congress, his wife died, and in December of 1841 he married Nancy Murray in Travis County. Upon leaving Congress he returned to Shelby County and remained until 1853, when he was elected to the House of the Fifth Legislature. He also represented Shelby County in the House of the Seventh Legislature (1857–58). Roberts died in Shelby County in February 1888.
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