I think you should look at all of the spellings suggested in the "SONS OF ROB". ..Case in point: notice the 16 entries of "Asher Throckmorton Robertson" whose handwritten name was "A.T. Roberts" in 15 of the 16 entries. On a Confederate 50-cent warrant printed in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, he clearly signed his name "A.T. Robertson".
How do you know that your James Roberts was in Col. L.M. Martin's 5th Partisan Rangers? ..The 5th Partisan Rangers unit was formed from the 10th and 9th Texas Cavalry Battalions.
Gilpin, Galpin. I see that you have posted queries on a couple of websites. ..Of course, I have gray hair and have done more family history than the law allows, but I have found that it helps to go the county where the event happpened and search their records. If I were you, I'd spend a lot of energy on your Eliza A. Galpin/ Gilpin Roberts/ Robertson/ Robinson and details of her children's lives as well as James Roberts' known siblings.
Also, I suggest that you construct an easy-to-read family sheet that you can mail to libraries and e-mail to researchers. Send those sheets to everybody. ... shotgun method of research.
Quoting Richard Jackson:
Hello, Thank You so much.
I was looking at the Roberts list and trying to determine if the "J.H. Roberts" mentioned in Hunt County might be the one. Although I have only seen him mentioned as James with no middle initial.
He did have a brother named Andrew Jackson Roberts who was younger.
There were three Roberts in Martins 5th Calvary Company H. This would be A.J.,Joesph,and a James.
Also noticed a James from Wise Co. with a birth date that my matches my James.(1829)
All I know for sure on my James is he was a son of Robertson W. and Vinna Roberts of N.C. He was born 1829 in Madison, Ky. married Eliza A. Galpin in 1849 in Miller Co. Mo. Listed on the Miller Co MO 1850 census with Eliza and one child Mary. His children were Mary, Artimiss, John, and I'm guessing he is the father of James born 1864 and Martha 1872.
I know the family left Mo. around 1860 went to Oklahoma for one year then moved onto Texas.
I find on the 1880 Eliza,John,James,Martha.No James the father. Eliza has no marital status.On the 1900 she is listed as single.
Im starting to wonder if maybe he was a deserter or something. I have never found a CSA pension app. I/m really stumped on what happened to my GG Grandfather. If you have more details I;m interested.