Roberts, Charles Dillard

Roberts, Charles Dillard, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Danville, Va., Feb. 15, 1838. He pursued his studies at Louisburg, Va., and subsequently, under the Rev. James H. Leps, at Parkersburg, Va., where, at the age of eighteen, he united with' the Church. Soon thereafter he entered Princeton College, and, after graduation, entered the Theological Seminary in 1862, whence he graduated after a three years' course. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabethtown, N.J., Jan. 10, 1865, and in April following was ordained at Rahway by the same presbytery as an evangelist for Western Virginia. He labored about a year and a half at Grafton, in that state, in connection with the Board of Domestic Missions. After serving a Church at Ridley, near Philadelphia, Mr. Roberts went to Plattsmouth, Neb., where he joined the Presbytery of Missouri, and labored as a stated supply until 1869. Thence he went to Smartville, Yuba Co., Cal., and became a member of the Presbytery of Stockton, which, after the reunion, was merged in that of Sacramento. After preaching a year or two at Smartville, he became a stated supply at Elko, Nev., where he remained until his death, which occurred at the former place Oct. 12, 1875. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him as an earnest, laborious, self denying missionary in the frontier fields of the Church. (W.P.S.)

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