TJ was born April 26th, 1843 to Joshua and Anna Roberts. He was 18 years old when he went off to war. He began the war in the 25th Alabama Co. I along with his 4 brothers. In 1863, he left camp(recorded as desertion), long enough to go home to propose to his childhood sweetheart. A year later, he married Nancy Adeline Keith in 1864. He finished the war in a homeguard unit.
The statue is modeled after the only known photograph of TJ Roberts, circa 1900. He passed away January 11, 1911.
TJ Roberts, has 1 grandson still living and several great grand children.