George Hobson Roberts1

b. 18 December 1895, d. 22 November 1976
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
     George Hobson Roberts was born on 18 December 1895.2 He, a widower with three children, married Carrie Armour Munson, daughter of Hillen Armour Munson and Lilla Mary Cox, "in the early '30s."3 He died on 22 November 1976 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 80.1 He was buried in Munson Cemetery, Bailey's Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas.4
     George and Carrie lived in Houston where George worked for the First National Bank. They had no children together, but they raised George's three, George Jr., Stephen Lindsey, and Patsey Alice. During the late 1940s, they used a small home on the Bailey’s Prairie land near the site of the original Ridgely Plantation home of Mordello and Sarah Munson, Carrie's grandparents, as a weekend and holiday retreat. As the years passed, they enlarged this home until they retired there in a lovely, large home in the early 1950s. Bascom and Jessie, Carrie's brother and sister-in-law, built nearby a few years later, and for twenty-five years the two couples lived in retirement at “the old home place”.5

Children of George Hobson Roberts

  • George Hobson Roberts Jr.5
  • Stephen Lindsey Roberts5
  • Patsey Alice Roberts5


  1. [S31] Texas Department of Health Death Records, 1964-1998, online <>.
  2. [S29] George H. Roberts, no. 451-24-2316, Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb (Provo: Inc., 2005). The SSDI component of RootsWeb is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  3. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas:, 1987), 283.
  4. [S191] George H. Roberts tombstone, Munson Family Cemetery, Bailey's Prairie, Texas; photographed by the writer on 4 July 2003.
  5. [S704] "The Life and Family of Hillen Armour Munson (I)," The Munsons of Texas - an American Saga, online. <