Roberts, Robert, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1832. He experienced religion at the age of fifteen years, and at eighteen became a local preacher, and four months after a travelling preacher, among the Primitive Methodists. He travelled four years until received into full connection, and then came to the United States. He was received into the New York East Conference as a probationer in 1856. His last appointment was Cook Street, Brooklyn, in which he died, January, 1865, after an illness of two weeks. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1865, p. 82.