David R. Roberts

6 Apr 1814 - 8 Nov 1859

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David R. Roberts

6 Apr 1814 - 8 Nov 1859
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Grave site information of David R. Roberts (6 Apr 1814 - 8 Nov 1859) at Farmington City Cemetery in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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David R. Roberts


Farmington City Cemetery

311 Spencer Way
Farmington, Davis, Utah
United States


"A Handcart Pioneer Family"

Headstone Description

David R. Roberts
Born: Llanfrothan, Merioneth, Wales
Died: Farmington, Utah

Catherine Thomas (Catherine uch Thomas ap Richard)
Born: Llanfrothan, Merioneth, Wales
Died: Logan, Utah

Their children: Robert David, Thomas D., Daniel, Ann, Elizabeth and Jane.

Left Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales 9 April 1856 to Liverpool, England by wagon and boat;

Left Liverpool 20 April 1856 to Boston, U.S.A., on sailing ship Samuel Curling;

Left Boston 24 May 1856 to Iowa City, Iowa by railroad;

Left Iowa City 23 June 1856 pulling handcarts; Edward Bunker Company;

Arrived Salt Lake City 2 October 1856; Averaging 15 miles per day



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Life timeline of David R. Roberts

David R. Roberts was born on 6 Apr 1814
David R. Roberts was 12 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
David R. Roberts was 18 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
David R. Roberts was 26 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
David R. Roberts died on 8 Nov 1859 at the age of 45
Grave record for David R. Roberts (6 Apr 1814 - 8 Nov 1859), BillionGraves Record 6287 Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States