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William Willis Roberts Born 1822 in Craven County, North Carolina. He was the son of John M. and Mary Jones Roberts.  He was married to Elizabeth Daves in New York on August 6, 1850.

Original entry into the Confederate States Navy, August 26, 1863; promoted lieutenant for the war, January 7, 1864, to rank from August 26, 1863; served aboard the steamer, CSS Charleston, Charleston Station, South Carolina, 1863 – 1864; appointed 1st lieutenant, Provisional Navy, to rank from January 6, 1864; served on the Wilmington station, North Carolina, and aboard the CSS Albemarle, 1864; also served aboard the CSS Torpedo, James River, Virginia, 1865; captured at Sailor’s Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865.

He survived the war and died in 1875 Craven County, NC.

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