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Nathan Smith Roberts

civil engineer

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