Roberts, John S.
Born: 1808-11-19 Washington County, Pennsylvania
Died: 1878-08-24 Pike County, Illinois
Roberts came to Illinois in 1836. He settled in Shawneetown first and then moved to Springfield. In 1839, Roberts succeeded William Carpenter as postmaster of Springfield, Illinois. He was in office for only a short time. Roberts founded the
History of Pike County, Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1880), 311-13, 891-893; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 572; Pike County Democrat (Pittsfield, Illinois), 29 August 1878, 3:5; Franklin W. Scott, "Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879" (PhD diss., University of Illinois, 1910), 322.