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Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins), 1809-1876


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  • Fuller Name

    • Joseph Jenkins
  • Variants

    • Roberts, Joseph Jenkins, pres. of Liberia, 1809-1876
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1809-03-15
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1876-02-24
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Liberia College
        • Organization: (naf) J.J. Roberts Educational Foundation (Liberia)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: True Liberian Party
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Norfolk (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Monrovia (Liberia)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Liberia
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Roberts, Joseph Jenkins, pres. of Liberia, 1809-1876
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from LC Mss. Div. for Foot, A.H. Papers, 1822-1890(Joseph J. Roberts)
    • found: LC data base, 5-13-87(hdg.: Roberts, Joseph Jenkins, pres. of Liberia, 1809-1876; usage: Joseph J. Roberts)
    • found: WWWA, 1607-1896(Roberts, Joseph Jenkins, pres. Liberia; b. Petersburg, Va., 1809; s. "Aunty Robos;" m. Jane Waring, 1836; went to Liberia, 1829; became 1st Negro gov. Liberia, 1842; purchased lands from native chiefs; called conf. at which new Republic of Liberia was proclaimed, 1847; 1st pres. Liberia, 1847-55, 71-76; d. Monrovia, Liberia, 1876)
    • found: Behold the promised land, c1980:p. 152 (Joseph Jenkins Roberts, Liberian pres. for 2nd time, 1872-76)
    • found: The American Colonization Society and the creation of the Liberian state, c1991:p. 169 (Joseph J. Roberts, Liberian pres. for 2nd time, 1872-76)
    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Feb. 5, 2007(Joseph Jenkins Roberts; b. Mar. 15, 1809, Norfolk, Va.; d. Feb. 24, 1876; president of Liberia, Jan. 3, 1848-Jan. 7, 1856, Jan. 1, 1872-Jan. 3, 1876)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Roberts, Joseph Jenkins; politician, university president / founder, entrepreneur, President; born 15 March 1809 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States; settled in Monrovia, Liberia under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (1829); opened a business in transatlantic shipping, trade, and passenger service, acquired large coffee farm, became prominent in the colony's civic affairs; elected high sheriff (1833); lieutenant governor (1838) and governor (1842) of the Liberian Commonwealth; conferred the formal military rank of major general; elected president of Liberia (1847-1856) and (1872-1876); leader of the True Liberian Party; founder and president of Liberia College (1856-1876); the J.J. Roberts Educational Foundation was established through his will (1876); died 24 February 1876 in Monrovia, Liberia)
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    • 1987-05-22: new
    • 2017-02-23: revised
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