Submitted by Tamara Kincaide
Published May 7th 1915
GEORGE W ROBERTS
STATE OF INDIANA
I GEORGE W ROBERTS SR being duly sworn upon my oath depose and say that I am now 67 years of age, That I enlisted as a private in the civil war of 1861 at the age of 15 years and returned after the close of the war and met my uncle GEORGE W CAREY who if living would be about 110 or 115 years old, I think and he asked me if I had the pleasure of seeing ABRAHAM LINCOLN while I was in the army, but I never did see
him. He asked me where I was when he was killed and I answered him at Nashville Tennessee.
He said they assassinated the greatest man who ever lived.
He said I could have seen him once myself when he and his parents were moving through Boonville Indiana on their way to Illinois. I asked him which way they went and he said they came from Gentryville where they lived and traveled by way of Boonville, Indiana but he said it was the least of his thoughts that a future president was in the crowd as they moved through the town of Boonville. Since 1860 I have always lived in Warrick Co Indiana and from 1860 to 1915 except time I was in the war for the Union and at two different times nine years all together in Boonville I lived the remainder 45 years in the town of Folsomville, Warrick Co Indiana. And that time I heard other people of that community say that when Lincoln moved to Illinois they came down the Corydon road by way of Boonville for at that time there was no other available way to go.
Given under my hand this 29th day of April 1915
GEORGE W ROBERTS
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of April 1915
W E WILLIAMS, Notary Public
MR. ROBERTS testified before the Lincoln Route Commission at Lincoln City on Oct 11 1915.
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