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Family HistoryFamily History - Wilson Roby

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Wilson Roby and 17 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Wilson Roby,1 born 14 December 1887 in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, the son of James Wilson Roby and Anna Kathleen ‘Katie’ McNamee;1, 2, 3 died 2 December 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama.4, 5 Wilson married, 28 January 1925, Ida Jane McGregor (born 23 August 1895 in New Jersey, the daughter of David McGregor and Nellie Birrell Patterson;6, 7 Ida died November 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama6).

+2i. Wilson Roby, Jr., born 4 January 1926 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; died 24 September 1984 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Married Billie Jean Lester.
+3ii. David McGregor Roby, born 17 October 1927; died 16 April 2005 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Married (1) Mary Jane Crossland Married (2) Virginia ‘Ginny’ Worden.

  1. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Wilson Roby, Card No. 25. This source indicates his birth date as 14 December 1888, whereas the 1900 census indicates his birth as December 1887. The census record is considered more accurate as it is the earlier record and the date was probably reported by his mother.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Alabama, Lee County, Opelika City, Enumeration District 34, Sheet No. 16.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of John Mailler (28, New Jersey, machinist, Edison); wife Margaret Mailler (26, New Jersey); daughter Helen Mailler (3, New Jersey); son Jack Mailer (1, New Jersey); border Wilson Roby (30, New Jersey, clerk, grocery store). They are living next door to Margaret’s parents.
  4. Email from Ron Roby to Lee Gazlay 8 March 2007
  5. Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974. Available at Family Search (website) Record Search.
  6. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Ida Roby, no. 418-86-7722
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of David McGregor (54, New Jersey [sic, Scotland], finisher, hat works); wife Nellie McGregor (51, New Jersey [sic, Scotland]); daughter Jennie McGregor (24, New Jersey, clerical, office); son William McGregor (22, New Jersey, clerical, office). They are living next door to their daughter Margaret and her husband and family.
Second Generation
2. Wilson Roby, Jr.2 (Wilson1), born 4 January 1926 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina;1, 2 died 24 September 1984 in Cumberland County, North Carolina.1, 2 Wilson married, ca. 1948, Billie Jean Lester (born 28 September 1928, the daughter of William Cleveland Lester and Mary Jane Cook;3 Billie died 3 September 2000 in Reno, Nevada3).

+4i. Cheryl Jean Roby, born 10 May 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama. Partnered with (1) (unidentified) Partnered with (2) (unidentified) Married (3) Grover Thomas Fikes III Married (4) Paul Nello Cervelli.
+5ii. Wilson Terrill ‘Terry’ Roby, born 3 February 1951 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Married Tonia Archuletta.
+6iii. Ronald William Roby, born 13 April 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. Married Dana Marie Durham.
+7iv. Kathy Jane Roby, born 26 November 1958. Married Bernis Adrian Simmons.

3. David McGregor Roby2 (Wilson1), born 17 October 1927;4 died 16 April 2005 in Flowery Branch, Georgia.4 David married, first, 2 August 1953 in Meridian, Mississippi, Mary Jane Crossland (born 12 January 1923 in Miami, Dade County, Florida, parents not determined; Mary died ca. February 1970). David married, second, 10 June 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Virginia ‘Ginny’ Worden (born 12 May 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Dr. Robert Worden and Virginia Hamilton). Their marriage ended in divorce ca. 1984.

David served 23 years in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1973 as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4), aircraft machinery officer. His military service included tours in Japan, Southeast Asia and various ships. He and Ginny and their son lived in Wyoming for several years in the 1970s. David worked part-time for a resort complex and he lived in Gainesville, Georgia, for many years.


+8i. David McGregor Roby, Jr., born 5 June 1973. Married (1) Brandy L. Closs Married (2) Karen Leah (née Hunter) Lay Married (3) Alison Gale (née Sciullo) George.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Wilson Roby, no. 421-22-4417
  2. North Carolina Death Collection 1908-2004; Ancestry (website).
  3. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Billie J. Roby, no. 264-32-3907
  4. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). David M. Roby, no. 421-22-4416
Third and Fourth Generations
4. Cheryl Jean Roby3 (Wilson,2 Wilson1), born 10 May 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama.1 Cheryl partnered with, first, ca. 1966, (unidentified) (born ____, parents not determined). Cheryl partnered with, second, ca. 1969, (unidentified) (born ____, parents not determined). Cheryl married, third, ca. 1975, Grover Thomas Fikes III (born 8 September 1946, the son of Grover Thomas Fikes II and Mary McLain1). Their marriage ended in divorce ca. 1981. Cheryl married, fourth, ca. 1990, Paul Nello Cervelli4 (born 8 October 1937 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, parents not determined;2 Paul died 2 July 2003 in Cotati, California2, 3).

 9i. Vickie Roby, born 3 February 1967 in Birmingham, Alabama.4
 10i. Allyson L. Roby, born 10 June 1970 in Birmingham, Alabama.4 (adopted by James Hughes and Leah _____)
 11i. Bryan Rhuel Fikes, born 22 February 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama.1, 4
 12ii. Christine Alane Fikes, born 8 July 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama.1, 4

5. Wilson Terrill ‘Terry’ Roby3 (Wilson,2 Wilson1), born 3 February 1951 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Terry married, 15 February 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tonia Archuletta (born 8 June 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Antonio McGill Archuletta and Velda Mae ‘Vicki’ Bascom1).

6. Ronald William Roby3 (Wilson,2 Wilson1), born 13 April 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama.5 Ronald married, 5 January 1980 in Birmingham, Alabama, Dana Marie Durham5 (born 25 August 1955 in Port Arthur, Texas, the daughter of Marion Richard ‘Tex’ Durham and Louise Marie Esch5).

 13i. William Austin Roby, born 14 August 1984 in Birmingham, Alabama.5
 14ii. Ashley Marie Roby, born 14 February 1986.5
 15iii. Arin Richard Roby, born 25 February 1988.5

7. Kathy Jane Roby3 (Wilson,2 Wilson1), born 26 November 1958.1 Kathy married Bernis Adrian Simmons (born 15 December 1951, parents not determined1).

8. David McGregor Roby, Jr.3 (David,2 Wilson1), born 5 June 1973. David married, first, 28 June 1991, Brandy L. Closs6 (born 14 November 1973 in Marietta, Georgia, the daughter of John Closs and Cheryl Lynn Ramkey6). David married, second, 30 January 1997, Karen Leah (née Hunter) Lay7 (born 22 July 1973, parents not determined7). Their marriage ended in divorce 28 February 2006 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.8 David married, third, Alison Gale (née Sciullo) George7 (born 13 December 1966, parents not determined7).

 16i. Spencer McGregor Roby, born 31 January 1992.
 17i. Madison Rene Roby, born 3 June 1999.7
 18ii. Hannah Kinsey Roby, born xxxx.

  1. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  2. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Paul N. Cervelli, no. 554-46-4826
  3. Obituary, Marin Independent Journal, 2 July 2003.
  4. Information provided from personal knowledge by Cheryl Jean Roby
  5. Email from Ron Roby to Lee Gazlay 8 March 2007
  6. Email from Spencer Roby to Lee Gazlay 12 March 2007.
  7. Email from Dave Roby to Lee Gazlay, 29 May 2012.
  8. Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Civil/Family Case (website).