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Nathan Smith Roberts

Nathan Smith Roberts, American civil engineer. member board engrs. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company, 1828-1830.

Background

  • Roberts, Nathan Smith was born on July 28, 1776 in Piles Grove, New Jersey, United States. Son of Abraham Roberts.

  • Career

    • Assistant engr; made survey for ship canal around Niagara Falls, 1826. Chief engr; made survey for ship canal around Muscle Shoals in Ala. Made surveys to estimate expenses of enlarging Erie Canal, 1835, chief engr.

    Membership

    Member board engrs. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company, 1828-1830.

    Connections

    • Married Lavinia White, November 4, 1816, at least 1 son, Nathan Smith.
    • father: Abraham Roberts. Roberts
    • spouse: Lavinia White
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    Born July 28, 1776
    Died November 24, 1852
    (aged 76)
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