Martha Todd Barker Roberts, daughter of Winston Brooks Barker and Mary Louise Herrick was a native of Covington, Kentucky. Mrs. Roberts was married to Richard Lindsay Roberts who died in 1972. He was an officer with a leading bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Roberts had been employed by the Cincinnati Art Museum. She was an historian widely recognized as an authority on genealogy and was devoted to historic preservation and restoration projects. Martha Todd Roberts died October 14, 1997.


  • National Gavel society (former President)
  • Order of First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25 (former President)
  • Order of the Crown in America (former President)
  • National Society Daughters of the Seventeenth Century (Honorary President General)
  • National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America (former Counselor)
  • National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede (Surety)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (former Historian)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Appointed Member to the Committee Chairmen's Association and the President General's Reception Room Committee)

Mrs. Roberts was honored by the National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century by the named Rare Book Fund at the College of William and Mary. In addition, she originated the establishment of the Catherine Lindsay Knorr Records Restoration Fund for the Order of the Crown in America.

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Mrs. Roberts served as a member of the Historical Board of Duncan Tavern in Paris, Kentucky. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Mrs. Roberts served as First President of the Holly Hill Guild Protestant Children's Home, as well as Campbell County Chairman of the Kentucky Heritage Committee (1970-1980).